“ Energy and persistence conquer all things.” (Benjamin Franklin)
We’re past the three-quarter turn of the NBA fantasy season. This week starts the fantasy playoff, and only half of our teams will fight to be the winner of the Razzball Commenter Leagues. Congratulations to Pikachu, the winner of the best record for the regular season. Taking a look at the Pikachu’s team demonstrate the importance of a good draft.
Pikachu’s team draft analysis:
|Player||Player value||Draft selection|
|Dirk Nowitzki||41||Added from waiver|
|Spencer Dinwiddie||55||Added from waiver|
As the board shows, a good draft goes a long way to becoming a fantasy championship team.
Here is how the action went down in Week 21 across our 12 RCL Leagues:
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Experts League: Tarch Tadness lost to Krishna Ligas 1-8, but is the regular season winner. Andrew’s Team was the last of our fantasy experts to reach the playoffs, winning 6-3. Dream Killers added Larry Nance Jr. and Bojan Bogdanovic, a third-round value over the past two weeks averaging 20.3 pts, 2.4 3pts, and 1.1 stls. Krishna Ligas acquired Brook Lopez and Caris LeVert.
Straight Cash Homie: Team GIANT (7-2) jumped to third place, prohibiting Fenris-77 from making the playoffs. The final playoff position went to SCH1-Celestial Being. Cronos Possessed defeated OsamaRazz2 6-3 and finished in second. Team GIANT added Nernels Noel. If he continues to see 25 minutes a night, can be a source of blocks, rebounds, and steals. Well done Osama Razz2 adding the Dennis Schroder.
Straight Cash Homie 2: jasper’s Team jumped to first place, as he beat Phenomenal Cock 8-1. Likewise, the former number one Akeem’s Dream Team lost to Brow’s full 82?, who finished in third. jasper’s Team was very active adding Jonathan Isaac, Mike Muscala, and Wesley Matthews. Akeem’s Dream Team acquired Mario Hezonja; if Evan Fournier misses time, he will be a monster fantasy asset.
Straight Cash Homie 3: Muggsy Bollers defeated the leader Rodmans Peacekeepers, while The KAT’s Meow beat the second-placed team, Onions! In an interesting match, Boogie’s Low Ceiling beat Klark Shark 7-2. The key to this victory was Anthony Davis, as the Pelicans player notched a triple-double with 25 pts, 11 rebs, and 10 blks in Sunday’s loss to the Jazz. Davis‘ 10 blocks are the most in a contest in two years. Hassan Whiteside recorded 11 in 2016.
Straight Cash Homie 4: Matokie Slaughter is the first seed for the playoff, as he defeated my team TonyRP firmly. get picky with it lost first place despite defeating the strong Nevitt’s Polyester 5-4. I finally found some centers for my team, TonyRP, with Kelly Olynick and Nernels Noel, two speculative players with interesting upside, especially the last one. SCH4-Celestial Being acquired Mario Hezonja.
Straight Cash Homie 5: In an interesting match with second place at stake, Klark Shark beat the leader Olympic Team 6-3. Hals’s Team will be second, despite losing to Team Blitzball. Only two adds last week, with SON adding Yogi Ferrell and SCH-5 Celestial Being adding Mario Hezonja.
Straight Cash Homie 6: SON with four wins in a row ends up in the fourth place. He has three top 15 fantasy players over the last month: Karl-Anthony Towns (6) again with a strong finish of the season, Kyle Lowry (11) averaging 3.3 3pts, 16.4 pts, 5.1 rebs, 7.7 asts, and 1.2 stls, and finally Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (15) with elite stats in 3pts (3.2) and steals (1.5). RJC’s Team added Dwight Powell. Over the last 14 games, Powell is averaging 13.0 pts, 8.6 rebs, 0.9 stls, and 0.4 blks on 61.3 FG%. White Walker Pornos added Kent Bazemore.
RAZZblueBALLS: With nothing at stake, the top two teams, GasOl(d) Anthem and Mamba, won their respective games. Both Osama Razz1 and Matokie Slaughter jumped into playoff position. This league will be remembered for being one of the most competitive. Matokie Slaughter added Caris LeVert, who’s averaging 16.6 pts, 1.2 stls, and 1.8 3pts in 25 minutes over last five games. Osama Razz1 acquired Nemanja Bjelica.
BBQ Mousetrap: More Sonics Please wons again and has one of the best records in the RCLs, with Damian Lillard, the injured Jimmy Butler, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kent Bazemore, and Will Barton. He had a high-level draft and performed great moves during the season. More Sonics Please acquired D.J.Augustin and John Henson.
Italy vs Razzball: clex & biella’s Team won 8-1, but finished in the seventh place, only 0.5 points from playoff position. Chicaghiamo Addosso will be the second seed for the next round, as he defeated my team, TonyRP 2. The Wakefield Case added Jonathan Isaac and Ed Davis, who is averaging 7.4 pts, 11.2 rebs and 1.0 blks over last five games. Chicaghiamo Addosso acquired Fred VanVleet and Kelly Olynyk.
No Punt Intended: With two losses in a row, Newbie made some moves, acquiring Skal Labissiere, who has averaged 1.8 blks over last five games and Nemanja Bjelica, a first-round value over the last week.
Dynasty Deep Dive: Big Baller Brand finished in first place and our team of the week, TonyRP 5, is second, one point behind. One of the strongest team lately, ELITE, won 7-2 and finished in third place. ELITE added Jimmy Butler. If a miracle happens, ELITE wins. Evil Empire acquired Kyle Anderson, one of my favorite fantasy players this season, who’s only owned in 32% of the Yahoo Leagues despite being a sixth-round value this season.
TEAM OF THE WEEK
|Name:||TonyRP 5 (Dynasty Deep Dive)|
|Key players:||K.Lowry (3.0 3pts / 8.8 asts /2.0 stls)
Dr.Green (9.3 rebs/8.0 asts / 2.3 stls)
J.Valanciunas (15.0 pts/ 9.3 rebs / 91.3 FT%)
G.Antetokounmpo (25.3 pts / 9.7 rebs /3.0 blks)
BEST RECORD FINAL STANDINGS
|1||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie||117-61-2|
|2||More Sonics Please||BBQ Mousetrap||115-61-4|
|3||Matokie Slaughter||Straight Cash Homie 4||113-61-6|
|4||Dicks Out 4 Harambe||No Punt Intended||115-64-1|
|5||Stuck in Saigon 2||Italy vs Razzball||112-64-4|
|6||get picky with it||Straight Cash Homie 4||112-65-3|
|7||Big Baller Brand||Dynasty Deep Dive||117-67-2|
|8||Durrant me a Title||BBQ Mousetrap||109-67-4|
|9||TonyRP 5||Dynasty Deep Dive||110-68-2|
|10||Newbie||No Punt Intended||110-68-2|
|11||TonyRP 4||Straight Cash Homie 6||110-69-1|
|12||Rodmans Peacekeepers||Straight Cash Homie 5||110-69-1|
|13||Chicaghiamo Addosso||Italy vs Razzball||108-68-4|
|14||TonyRP 3||BBQ Mousetrap||108-69-3|
|15||Tarch Tadness||Experts League||108-70-2|
|16||jasper’s Team||Straight Cash Homie 2||108-70-2|
|17||The Bad Bandidos||No Punt Intended||108-70-2|
|19||Cronos Possessed||Straight Cash Homie||105-70-5|
|20||Akeem’s Dream Team||Straight Cash Homie 2||106-71-3|
BEST RECORD LEADERS FINAL STANDINGS
|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|
|Week 20||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie|
|Week 21||Pikachu||Straight Cash Homie|
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|
|Week 20||Dicks Out 4 Harambe||No Punt Intended|
|Week 21||TonyRP 5 (3)||Dynasty Deep Dive|
Thanks for playing and good luck.