Hello Foulliners! What another exciting week of fantasy baseball. All the games went down to the wire Sunday and were a lot of fun to watch. After two weeks, some teams are starting to show their dominance while others are making it clear they need to pick their game up.
I took a look at Week 3′s schedule, and we have another round of great matchups. This week, in addition to the power rankings, I’m going to try and predict the winners of all the games.
Let’s start with an easy one:
the Haitian Hammer (2-0) vs. Yankeehaters (0-2)
This is the no-brainer of the week. This week the Haitian is the Hammer and the Yankeehaters are the nail.
WINNER: THE HAITIAN HAMMER
Rays Those Cowbells (1-1) vs. unsportsmanMike (0-2)
Mike got some good points from his outfield this past week and has an above-average rotation, but looking at his team, I’m not surprised to see him 0-2. What makes it worse is that he’s facing RTC fresh off the big win against the defending champions. Confidence is high in the RTC camp. Should be a cake walk.
WINNER: RAYS THOSE COWBELLS
chefdick (0-2) vs. Boston Badboys (2-0)
I don’t know much, but I do know that chefdick’s team is a lot better than his record. Chefdick has made a couple of brilliant moves that have improved his squad. When Cliff Lee returns in a few weeks, his already strong team will be even stronger. On the other hand, I still do not like the Boston Badboys team. They are the most overrated undefeated team in fantasy baseball. I guarantee that chefdick wins big this week.
WINNER: CHEFDICK in a blowout
Less than Zero (1-1) vs. Team One (2-0)
I think that this is going to be the game of the week. Both teams are solid top to bottom with great starting pitching. With equal pitching starts, this one is a coin flip. After scouring their lineups, I predict…
WINNER: TEAM ONE in a nail-biter
Love Boat Captains (1-1) vs. RedRays (1-1)
Fresh off a humiliating loss to Rays Those Cowbells, the LBCs will be highly motivated to take down the resurgent RedRays. The LBCs were hampered by cold hitters and mediocre pitching; this past week was an anomaly that won’t happen often this year. Meanwhile the RedRays’ Matt “Weird Beard” Garza and Adam Wainwright combined for 700 points this past week and promise to be fantasy studs all year long. Unfortunately for the RedRays, the rest of his starting lineup is average. Scott Kazmir, Colby Lewis, and Kevin Slowey are two-starts this week, and I’m not entirely sure that it’s a good thing. All three have the potential to put up huge negatives in points. I think this one will be close.
WINNER: LOVE BOAT CAPTAINS
You know what they say, if you can’t play fantasy baseball well, you can always write about fantasy baseball.
WEEK 2 POWER RANKINGS
- Team One
- Boston Badboys
- Rays Those Cowbells
- Less Than Zero
- Love Boat Captains
- the Haitian Hammer
Good luck to all this week. Have fun!