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It’s baaaaaaaaack. I know the wait was excrutiating. The eye fatigue from those countless hours staring into the digital dojo. The clicks. Oh, the millions of clicks on the mouse button that turned you into a one-armed Popeye. What was it all for?… <in a voice that echoes and decreases in volume each time the phrase is repeated> What was it all for?…What was it all for?….

The chance to be the best of the best of course!

I’ve been told that the RCLs are populated with some of the sharpest fantasy basketball minds in the land. Do you have what it takes?

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I’m not the smartest guy. Corey Brewer anyone? As a result, I often lose track of where I’m at in certain categories when I’m drafting. Maybe it’s all the trees I smoked or the magic mushrooms I ate in the past. Whatever the case may be, I’m a dummy and can’t remember things too well. Therefore, I made a very basic draft tool on Google Sheets which keeps track of everything and lets me know how close/far I am away from certain benchmarks. Please click HERE to read about how I ascertained said benchmarks. So, 24 weeks of data gave me an average for what it took to win each category on a weekly basis. From there, I divided that number by 3.4 (the average number of games each team plays per week) which gave me a per game target number. Then, I submitted the sheet to Rudy (who is a real life wizard by the way) and he did his magic. Rudy was able to link all the players from my projections sheet so that the data wouldn’t have to be inputted manually. Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! The sheet is pretty self explanatory. The row with the colors will show you how far away you are from the target number. Keep in mind that the projections are based off my numbers. Modify them to suit your needs. Hopefully this helps you guys out during your drafts.

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I’ve wasted countless days just sitting in front of the Playstation drafting my fantasy teams in Madden, NBA 2K, and MLB the Show. So when Grey texted me about participating in a mock draft with the CBS crew, my response was THIS. Anyways, shout out to Chris Towers and the whole CBS and RotoWire crew for allowing me to participate. This particular mock was a H2H, 12-team, and 9-category draft. Now, mock drafts are a time to experiment and try new things, so the results have to be viewed in that context. With that said, they also provide a window into what the market thinks about certain players. When the participants are filled with people within the fantasy industry, you best pay attention.

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We normally think of Pikachu as cute and cuddly characters from the world of Pokemon. And they are, but let’s not forget that they are captured and groomed by us humans to fight other Pokemon for sport. We are savages. In the world of RCLs, Pikachu was a lean, mean, fantasy basketball dominating machine. 117-61-2. The numbers speak for themselves. Forever etched into the history books of RCLs, Pikachu received the $50 Amazon gift card and was invited to participate in the “expert” league for 2018. If you ever run into Pikachu on the streets, you best stop, drop to the knees, and pay your respects to the 2017 RCL Grand Champion! 

Here is the team Pikachu drafted:

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You’ve read the blurbs. You’ve voiced your disagreements in the comments. You’ve expressed your appreciation by sending me Bitcoin. Well, one out of three ain’t bad. I thank you for embarking on the journey with me from 1 to 200. It was an odyssey filled with wonder and amazement; hatred and disbelief. But alas, we have arrived at our port of destination. Shout out to the great and venerable Rudy, who provided his wizardry to make this post possible.

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This post is about my rankings compared to those at Yahoo and ESPN. Keep in mind that there are usually two different rankings at both sites: default and draft room rankings. I’ve chosen to use the default rankings. Also, it’s not even September yet, so there could/will be modifications. In addition, I’ve made some changes to my rankings from the ones that were published during August on Razzball, as little tweaks were performed, which may have moved some players up or down a few spots.

Gerald Green was not listed in the Yahoo database. That’s why I put him at 1000.

Remember, this is just one tool to give you a broader view of the fantasy basketball landscape. Always factor in personal bias, wants, league/team context, roster construction, and average draft position.

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The Top 10 featured the best of the best, the creme de la creme, the 1 percenters. The Top 25 was more Tom & Jerry, Batman & Robin, Mulder and Scully; the players that pair up well with the first-rounders to form a solid foundation. The Top 50 illuminated the specialists. Now we have arrived at the Top 100, where team composition will dictate each team’s direction. As the kids say, hopefully I keep it 100 for this piece. Enjoy!

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