The conclusion of Week 18 in the¬†Razzball Elite league¬†has Kap’s Team still in the lead, gaining a few games on second place. ¬†Making it a runaway! ¬†I finally got a deal done to shore up my long-term hopes, which is why dynasties are good for the optimist in everyone. ¬†“I may lose this year, but I’m just making myself better for the next!” ¬†Man, I feel like Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar speech now… ¬†Reactions from owners below as we gear up for the final two weeks:
1.¬†Kap’s Team¬† (109-50-3)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$80¬† FAAB Moves this week:¬†n/a
2.¬†The Nature Boy¬†¬†(106-53-3)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$70¬†¬†FAAB Moves this week: n/a
3.¬†Like A Josh – IFBL¬†¬†(104-56-2)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$61 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†n/a
4. Barking BassetHounds¬†¬†(103-55-4)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$17 ¬†FAAB Moves this week: Henry Sims ($3)
5. Cigar Smoking Monkey¬†¬†(99-63-0)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$2 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†n/a
6.¬†Slim – Razzball¬†¬†(95-63-4)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$1 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†n/a
Only 2 weeks remaining in the regular season and the battle for the playoffs has really intensified. ¬†The 5th place team had a tough loss to the 2nd place team and is only 2 games up on the 6th/7th place tie. ¬†I’m one of the tied teams and the 8th place team is only 1 game back from us. ¬†So now it’s 4 teams fighting for the last 2 playoff spots. ¬†The 5th place team has 2 easy weeks left and shouldn’t have a problem making the playoffs. ¬†The 8th place team has the toughest schedule and me and the team I’m tied with play one more tough match. ¬†His is this week and mine is next. ¬†I think my odds of making it aren’t too bad so I made what should be my last trade of the year.
I traded away Sanders, Cory Joseph, and Carroll. ¬†An overpriced injured non-keeper, a $1 potential keeper who is getting squeezed for minutes with the Spurs fully healthy, and a $4 keeper who although isn’t a youngster should maintain his current role for the forseeable future. ¬†It may not look like I’m giving a whole lot but cheap keepers have become the most valuable commodities in this league. ¬†I’m getting back Felton, Bayless, and James Anderson. ¬†Obviously Felton is terrible and won’t be a keeper but I’m in desperate need of his assists. ¬†Bayless is playing well with 30+ minutes regularly and played like a top 100 player last week. ¬†James Anderson isn’t very good but he’s still getting about 30 minutes and posting around top 125 value over the last month. ¬†I’m sure of 2 things: That I’m much better for the last week of the regular season and that I’m going to regret trading away DeMarre Carroll. ¬†All that’s left for me now is to sit back and watch it play out. ¬†I feel like I’ve done everything I could to make the playoffs without selling any of my core players, I even managed to add a core player in Tobias Harris in the process and I still have RKelly, Marcus Morris, and Amir Johnson as potential keepers. ¬†This week I’ll be rooting for Team Tough Guy Town, The Nature Boy, and JB Gilpin – Razzball. ¬†Come on fellas, I need your help!
FAAB Remaining:¬†$14 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†Alexis Ajinca ($36)
8.¬†Scurry to the Left¬†¬†(95-65-2)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$76 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†n/a
9.¬†Martyball – IFBL¬†¬†(90-71-1)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$0 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†MarShon Brooks ($36), Jordan Hamilton ($26)
10.¬†JB Gilpin – Razzball¬† (84-77-1)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$1 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†n/a
Well, looking for a top 10 finish, check, finishing over .500, check, and making a trade for a few more keepers next year, check. ¬†All-in-all, about the best week I’ve had in this forsaken league. ¬†Slim hit the nail on the head in his analysis of our trade: Cheap keepers are going to be golden commodities. ¬†With a league this deep, with so many knowledgable players, rookies are going to fly off the shelves in next year’s draft. ¬†So I was desperate to get a couple cheapies now as I’ll have a good amount of spots to fill with not much money to fill it. ¬†Man that sounded dirty! ¬†Giving up 3 non-keepers in Felton, Bayless and Anderson (well, Anderson at $8 was on the fence, he’s young, but the Sixers will probably retool) was an easy unload. ¬†The big haul was DeMarre Carroll at $4, who is flourishing with the Hawks and they should keep pumping him minutes next year. ¬†Cory Joseph is another guy attractive for his price, who at $1 will be an easy hold going into next year to see what happens. ¬†Slim helped convince me on him for the future when he acquired him, but with Slim looking pretty good for the playoffs, Joseph was a little more expendable to him and exciting for me. ¬†I did really like that San Antonio dumped Nando De Colo, so I think they’re sold on Joseph being a possible PG of the future with more development time coming his way behind Tony Parker. ¬†Then I’m definitely throwing Larry Sanders back in next year’s draft, but can hold onto him through the season with ease so he won’t become a $1 contract. ¬†Another benefit of the trade with Slim. ¬†I think we both helped each other out a ton, and now it’s cruise with my guys for next year, and sit back and enjoy adding two keepers that’ll cost me 5 buckaroos.
11. Hoopus Alleyoopus¬†¬†(81-77-4)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$50 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†n/a
12.¬†Doug – tdbsports.com¬†(72-89-1)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$58 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†Ben Gordon ($20)
13. Pete Nice – Razzball ¬†(69-90-3)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$9 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†n/a
14. Ben – RotoGold¬†¬†(67-92-3)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$98 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†n/a
15. I’m a Currian¬†¬†(65-93-4)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$7 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†Ish Smith ($1)
16. Mr Green – Nowhere¬†¬†(60-100-2)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$23 ¬†FAAB Moves this week: n/a
Another week, another 6-3 loss to a playoff caliber team. My hopes of pulling off an upset over one of the 3 “on the bubble” teams are dwindling. Or are they? My last chance comes this week against the currently hanging on to the last playoff spot by a thread Slim.
I don’t want to scare you Slim, but Razzball is 0-2 against me so far this season in the ole REL. Back to back 6-3 beat-downs were put on Pete and JB by yours truly not so long ago. The holy trinity is about to be unleashed upon Razzball this week. Prepare yourself! Dare I say your chances of winning are…..Slim?
17. Nashed Potatoes¬†¬†(53-108-1)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$91 ¬†FAAB Moves this week: n/a
FAAB Remaining:¬†$73 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†n/a
19. Team Tough Guy Town¬† (50-110-2)
FAAB Remaining:¬†$89 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†n/a
FAAB Remaining:¬†$100 ¬†FAAB Moves this week:¬†n/a
If you have any dynasty league questions as we near the fantasy playoffs, shoot below!