“ Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.” (Aaron Levenstein)
There are two weeks left in the regular season for fantasy. With the injury to Jimmy Butler, joining the club of DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Kristaps Porzingis, and Kawhi Leonard, this year seems like an elimination game. On the other hand, Anthony Davis has been video game-esque. Over the last five games, he’s averaging 42.3 pts, 14.8 rebs, 3.8 stls, and 3.0 blks.
Here is how the action went down in Week 18 & 19 across our 12 RCL Leagues:
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Experts League: Tarch Tadness defeated Mel 4-3. Dream Killers beat Dynasty Deep Dive, and ‘Bron Legacy jumps into third place. SON acquired Alex Len. Over the last two weeks, the Ukranian has averaged 11.8 pts, 10.0 rebs, and 1.8 blks. Third-round value. Tarch Tadness added Kyle Anderson and Larry Nance Jr.
Straight Cash Homie: No surprises this week, as the top teams won their respective matches. Connor’s Cool Team is now fourth. Pikachu added Jordan Bell, while Team GIANT added Kyle Anderson and Marvin Williams. Williams is still a hold in fantasy leagues, despite the rollercoaster season.
Straight Cash Homie 2: The frenetic match between the top two teams, Cronos Black Metal and jasper’s Team, ended in a draw. Akeem’s Dream Team did not waste the opportunity and jumped into second place winning 8-1, thanks in part to the great two weeks from Nikola Jokic, Will Barton, and Nicolas Batum. GONZO Ballin’ dropped Marcin Gortat.
Straight Cash Homie 3: With Vengeful Hoopdies mathematically in the playoffs, he relaxed and lost 4-5 against the strong Klark Shark. Onions! wants to be the top dog and won 8-1. He’s now 4.5 points off the lead. SON added Nemanja Bjelica, who will play a lot of minutes and has posted per-36 averages of 15.7 pts, 7.1 rebs, 1.9 asts, 1.9 stls and 2.4 3pts.
Straight Cash Homie 4: get picky with it and Matokie Slaughter surely will be the top two teams in this league. Good job guys!. SCH4 Celestial Being is having a successful second half of the fantasy season, with only one loss in the last eight games. We will have a tough battle for the last and final place for the playoffs, as five teams are in contention. VictoryDirt Wolves added Wilson Chandler, who’s been a fifth-round value over the last two weeks.
Straight Cash Homie 5: Olympic Team (7-2) and Hals’s Team (7-2) took advantage of the losses from other teams and look to be solid for the last part of the season. Good move by Ala King acquiring Zach Randolph and Mario Hezonja. SON added David Nwaba, Alex Len, and Nemanja Bjelica.
Straight Cash Homie 6: I’m happy with my team, TonyRP 4, making the playoffs, but White Walker Pornos defeated me 5-4. Sky’s the limit triumphed over RJC’s Team, and is now only 2.5 points from sixth place. SON is one of the strongest teams lately winning 8-of-11. SON dropped Ersan Ilyasova, who will sign this week with 76ers, losing all his fantasy value.
RAZZblueBALLS: Matokie Slaughter dropped Courtney Lee, as he’s losing minutes right now. He usually only needs around 25 minutes to post decent value, but playing just 15.0 per game over the last two since the break really stings. Shahed’s Team made a mistake dropping Zach Randolph for Trey Burke. GasOl(d) Anthem made a good deal adding Rudy Gay, who without Kawhi could be an interesting addition.
BBQ Mousetrap: I added Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to my team, TonyRP 3. Curiously, he’s the best fantasy players this season for the Lakers, posting a sixth-round value as he’s averaging an elite performance in steals (1.6) and 3pts (2.1).
Italy vs Razzball: Stuck in Saigon 2 continues to lead, as he won 5-4 over the solid Bow the Brow. The Wakefield Case (6-3), and ! (6-3) are only one point behind second place. The Wakefield Case was very active with two trades, as he acquired Lauri Markkanen and Elfrid Payton for Jrue Holiday and Markieff Morris (to Theo’s Injured Team) and Taj Gibson for Lauri Markkanen (to Chicaghiamo Addosso)
No Punt Intended: In this league, there is only one spot left for the playoff. Stuck in Saigon 1 can be that team this week. basketballsacks acquired Buddy Hield, while Newbie dropped Marcin Gortat. Gortat hasn’t scored more than 11 points in a game since 13 January, but still offers rebounds, steals, and blocks.
Dynasty Deep Dive: ELITE jumps to the third place and is our Team of the Week for the second time in a row. He has six top 25 players over the last month: Kemba Walker (6), Stephen Curry (10), Will Barton (12), Tomas Satoranksy (17), Clint Capela (22), and Joe Ingles (25). With this solid team, I’m scared of playing him this week. Big Baller Brand won 7-2, while my team, TonyRP 5 (8-1), is now only one point behind. Evil Empire added Jae Crowder and Mario Hezonja. Through the last two week, Mario has averaged 18.3 pts, 1.5 3pts, 2.8 stls, and 1.0 blks for second-round value. DunkercornApocalypse acquired Buddy Hield, who is averaging 20.0 pts, 8.5 rebs, and 2.5 asts over the past two outings since the All-Star break.
TEAM OF THE WEEK
|Name:||ELITE (Dynasty Deep Dive)|
|Key players:||S.Curry (4.8 3pts / 26.0 pts / 7.3 asts)
D.Jordan (18.3 pts / 14.3 rebs/ 82.6 Ft%)
K.Walker (3.8 3pts / 23.0 pts / 1.8 stls)
W.Barton (19.8 pts / 4.8 asts/1.5 stls)
|1||Newbie||No Punt Intended||105-55-2|
|2||More Sonics Please||BBQ Mousetrap||103-55-4|
|3||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie||103-57-2|
|4||get picky with it||Straight Cash Homie 4||102-57-3|
|5||Dicks Out 4 Harambe||No Punt Intended||103-58-1|
|6||Rodmans Peacekeepers||Straight Cash Homie 3||102-59-1|
|7||Durrant me a Title||BBQ Mousetrap||100-58-4|
|8||Stuck in Saigon 2||Italy vs Razzball||100-58-4|
|9||Tarch Tadness||Experts League||100-60-2|
|10||TonyRP 4||Straight Cash Homie 6||101-61-0|
|11||TonyRP 3||BBQ Mousetrap||100-60-2|
|12||Big Baller Brand||Dynasty Deep Dive||100-60-2|
|13||Matokie Slaughter||Straight Cash Homie 4||97-59-6|
|14||TonyRP 5||Dynasty Deep Dive||99-61-2|
|15||Cronos Black Metal||Straight Cash Homie 2||96-61-5|
|16||Onions!||Straight Cash Homie 3||97-63-1|
|17||Olympic Team||Straight Cash Homie 5||95-61-6|
|18||Vengeful Hoopdies||Straight Cash Homie 3||96-64-2|
|20||Chicaghiamo Addosso||Italy vs Razzball||95-63-4|
BEST RECORD LEADERS
|Week 1||gesiot’s Team||Italy vs Razzball|
|Week 2||basketballsacks||No Punt Intended|
|Week 3||GasOl(d) Anthem||RAZZblueBALLS|
|Week 4||TonyRP 4||Straight Cash Homie 6|
|Week 5||!||Italy vs Razzball|
|Week 6||Cronos Black Metal||Straight Cash Homie 2|
|Week 7||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie|
|Week 8||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie|
|Week 9||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie|
|Week 10||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie|
|Week 11||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie|
|Week 12||Evil Empire||Straight Cash Homie 6|
|Week 13||Evil Empire||Straight Cash Homie 6|
|Week 14||Dicks Out 4 Harambe||No Punt Intended|
|Week 15||More Sonics Please||BBQ Mousetrap|
|Week 16||Dicks Out 4 Harambe||No Punt Intended|
|Week 17||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie|
|Week 18-19||Newbie||No Punt Intended|
TEAM OF THE WEEK WINNERS
|Week 1||gesiot’s Team||Italy vs Razzball|
|Week 2||Slack-Jawed Daps||Straight Cash Homie 2|
|Week 3||The Wakefield Case||Italy vs Razzball|
|Week 4||The Wakefield Case (2)||Italy vs Razzball|
|Week 5||Newbie||No Punt Intended|
|Week 6||Evil Empire||Straight Cash Homie 6|
|Week 7||TonyRP 5||Dynasty Deep Dive|
|Week 8||Stuck in Saigon||RAZZblueBALLS|
|Week 9||Newbie (2)||No Punt Intended|
|Week 10||Durrant me a Title||BBQ Mousetrap|
|Week 11||Newbie (3)||No Punt Intended|
|Week 12||TonyRP 5 (2)||Dynasty Deep Dive|
|Week 13||GasOl(d) Anthem||RAZZblueBALLS|
|Week 14||Durrant me a Title (2)||BBQ Mousetrap|
|Week 15||Steph Infection||BBQ Mousetrap|
|Week 16||Akeem’s Dream Team||Straight Cash Homie 2|
|Week 17||ELITE||Dynasty Deep Dive|
|Week 18-19||ELITE (2)||Dynasty Deep Dive|
Thanks for playing and good luck.