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After closing the first month of the NBA season, the RCL fantasy basketball contenders are starting to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Excellent drafting, shrewd waiver wire pickups, and attention to setting the daily lineup have characterized the beginning of the year for the league’s top tier while the rest of us are trying to play catch up. With the first quarter of the fantasy regular season in the books, it’s time to reevaluate rosters and expectations for the remainder of the year.

Check out how your teams stacked up in week 5 of the 2015-16 RCL Master Standings Table table, and here’s how the action went down in the fifth regular season week across our 22 RCL Leagues:

JB’s Random Commenter League – After spending the majority of my free time brainstorming cougar jokes, Carolina Cougars (29-16-0) fell to second place after a 1-8-0 loss in week 5. Even worse, the jokes probably weren’t even funny… So I’m not sure whether to be mad or to thank RJ (29-15-1) for jumping (if I said “pounce” again it would’ve made me a copycat) into first place and preventing my shameful cougar puns.

Slim’s RCL – Cronos’s Team (30-14-1) continues to dominate the standings remaining in first place for another week. However, his 4-5-0 week 5 loss shows the rest of the league he is beatable although his star point guard Steph Curry apparently is not.

Adam’s RCL – Walkers Wingmen (34-8-3) have been cleared for take off as they flew into first place in the RCL master standings in week 5.

Kap vs. Razzball – With a six-game lead over second place, Sniff & SCurry (32-13-0) finds himself in first place for the second consecutive week. After weeks of thinking your team name was a reference to scratch and sniff stickers, I am pleasantly surprised to learn it’s actual meaning.

Khang’s RCL – Someone may want to check in on Drew Holiday (27-18-0) and see how he’s doing after the breakup with first place Nick is Razzy (32-13-0). Just remember, time heals all wounds (as does victory in your week 9 matchup against your ex).

Stanley’s RCL – MemFitz Grizzlies RB (29-14-2) finds himself atop the standings for the second week in a row. With a three-game lead over Klay-doh (27-18-0), MemFitz hopefully won’t be running back to second place any time soon.

Drew’s Premier Razzball League – Some Type of Mudiay (31-12-2) jumps out to a six-game lead over second place after winning his week 5 matchup 8-0-1. With 23 waiver wire acquisitions, your roster apparently resembles your namesake in that there is a lot of turnover.

Al’s RCL – With a half game advantage over IT2/3 of a cup (29-16-0), Sydney Kings (29-15-1) lead in the division is somehow smaller than Isaiah Thomas himself.

Phil’s RCL – El Toro Lloilo (30-15-0) maintains control of the top spot in the standings after going 4-5-0 last week.

Sock Puppet RCL – More shakeup atop the standings as alligno (33-12-0) reclaims the number one spot after going a league-best 7-2-0 in week 6.

The Pete Nice Challenge RCL – On the heels of an 8-1-0 victory in week 5, Smokin’ Fine Cubans (35-10-0) has moved into second place in the master RCL standings. While his success comes as no surprise, I was particularly shocked to see Mark Cuban smoking a cigar is no longer your Yahoo avatar picture.

Slim’s other RCL – Even though Prestige Worldwide (28-16-1) continues to reign supreme at the top spot in the standings, I’m assuming their 3-6-0 performance in week 5 is the fantasy basketball equivalent of this.

London RCL – How the mighty have fallen! After going 2-7-0 last week, megaloMELOmaniacs (30-15-0) has dropped to second place in the league as well as 18th in the master RCL standings. Big-O-Miller (32-11-2) not only inherits the number one spot in the league, but also jumps to third in the master standings as well.

Adam’s League #2! – DunkeycornApocalypse (29-14-2) remains in first place for the third consecutive week and bolsters their lead to five games over second and third place. Since he is appearing to be a mainstay in the RCL updates, I need to ask, how did you come up with that team name?

Khang’s RCL – Part Deux – Potentially inspired by the recent support for one of the all-time greats, Just Like Kobe (32-13-0) followed suit by winning in week 5 with a league-best 7-2-0 performance.

JB vs. Slim – Mr Green Beans (32-13-0) claims a 6.5 game lead over second place after also going 7-2-0 in week 5. Maybe it’s just the abundance of Thanksgiving leftovers, but I think it is possible the green bean jokes are beginning to stale.

RCL is my hot hot _____ – SBC (31-12-2) is atop the standings once again after going 7-2-0 in week 5 while growing their league lead to 7 games. Given his season-long dominance, SBC is likely going to be in the RCL update every week, which begs the question, what does SBC stand for??

ATOWN RCL – James’s Superb Team (31-13-1) is doing great things for all the James’s of the world by remaining in first place after a 6-2-1 performance in week 5.

JB’s surprise RCL – Having made only three roster moves so far, it’s only reasonable to assume Team GIANT (32-13-0) is struggling with using human-sized keyboard. While their 5-4-0 victory shows the ability to update the daily lineups, there’s still something inherently funny about a giant struggling to play fantasy basketball.

EmasculatingHoopsLozengesRCL – I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22 – 1, because 21 (27-17-1) has claimed sole possession of first place.

Charlie’s RCL – Ya boy won a game last week!! After a players only meeting, my team finally began performing on the court while recovering from nagging injuries. Is winning out unrealistic? Maybe, but sometimes you got to reach for the moon to hit the stars. Also Brixton Guns (30-14-1) and porno4mumu (30-14-1) are tied for first place and basically] unstoppable right now.

Kap vs. Razzball Round 2 – basketballsacks (29-16-0) has beaten out Gasol Gas Hole (28-17-0) for first place in the league standings after winning 6-3-0 in week 5.

  1. TheJohn says:
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    would u trade:

    kemba teague whiteside for durant grant…

    am i losing out too much for durant… its a 10er so waiver are still half decent…

  2. MisterMister says:
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    Since you asked, Charlie…

    Dunkeycorn Apocalypse is a spin-off of my original RCL baseball franchise, Donkeycorn Apocalypse. *That* name is a Razzballian riff on Unicorn Apocalypse, the fictional mobile game which served as a MacGuffin in these Samsung Galaxy ads, which were airing regularly at the time:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_afYXlOS0_M

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuqpWwDm6Tg

    A bit roundabout, but it made sense at the time! – MR

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