I'm losing to the last place squad...my team is faltering. Amare is playing like crap (except today), Amir Johnson is ******** the bed, Kaman started well then got demoted to the bench because of trade demands, Calderon is slowing down, Shumpert as well...****.
1. JermanJaysFan - Perhaps this took longer than most expected, and he had to stomp on some faces on his way to the top, but this perennial powerhouse has made his way back to the top spot on the power rankings. Can he stay there in spite of Kevin Love's ensuing suspension?
2. Bob at York - Tough loss and came close on several cats. Powered by some solid young bigs in Monroe, Gortat, and Ibaka but could likely stand to sacrifice some rebounding for an upgrade in 3pt shooting or assists. Let's see if he has a savvy move up his sleeve.
3. Saddler the Gr8 - Stays in the top three...for now. How will the team handle the death of Amare's brother? This coach hopes to rally the troops around a tragic experience and pull out a victory this week.
4. jsumadchat - Likely deserves to be in the top 3 after some very stellar performances, but the teams above him haven't faltered enough to permit that just yet. A few easy opponents have also been of great assistance. Can his young headcases keep it up against a true test this week?
5. eagles - Another case of a team playing well enough to be at the top, but stuck behind some tough teams. He's rebounded with 2 solid wins (including one over the previous top spot holder) after an embarrassing week. The chuckers are scoring for him now, but can just as easily shoot him out of an important match. This is a team to keep your eye on.
6. greg_ory_2005 - Statistically put up one of the best weeks of the season, but couldn't quite break away from his opponent. That's been the story of this team so far. He has the talent to win the league, but his players just don't get motivated enough to blow out the opposition. He'll need to devise some new tactics in order to break away.
7. Gibby - An injury to Gerald Henderson has exposed this squad to yet another challenge to overcome. Can he do it? This ranker thinks yes, as management has consistently shown an ability to overcome tough losses and play hard. He does, however, need to hire a new medical staff, or his players will likely begin to lose respect for ownership.
8. The Wise 1 - Solid picks down the board continue to propel this roster. If he had missed on just a few picks, this squad would be floundering sans Bargnani and Ginobili. Surely the rest of the team is playing with additional effort in an attempt to gratify this crafty owner to make up for some unfortunate injuries.
9. Swoop - Lacks the flare of last season's squad, but is still good enough to compete every week. The injury bug has been quite friendly to this team, but perhaps the players are a little uneasy about a fat and out-of-shape Baron Davis taking up space that could be occupied by a hungry young player.
10. SA5195 - This team puts up a lot of points but peripheral stats are at times lacking. After being the Gatorade Rising Team of the Week last week, he earns the Kelloggs Corn Pops Falling Disaster of the Week this time around. It's clear that a few draft-day reaches will continue to hinder his team from taking it all the way.
11. Mile High Champ - Doritos Unexpected Performance of the Week. He put up outstanding point totals this week - could this be the start of a turnaround? Delonte West seems to be keeping his act together after some early season distress, and the rest of the team is responding. This ranker perhaps underestimated the mediating abilities of MHC.
12. Macedonian - A tie with a top 3 team brings him out of the cellar, but unimpressive point totals keep him in the bottom 3. Put up low totals across the board for points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks, and that simply won't get it done in the toughest fantasy league on the planet.
13. Dol-Fan - The disaster season continues as the injuries pile up. Thornton and Wade are back, but Randolph remains on the shelf and Brooks and Okur have been added to the list of those walking wounded. How long is this stubborn manager willing to hold onto damaged goods? It won't be long before he's completely out of the playoff race.
14. conway429 - Just made a trade in attempts to pull himself out of the cellar, dealing the injured Brook Lopez for some immediate help. Dirk's return has not sparked the anticipated turnaround. A trade that once stimulated a resurgent vibe around this squad has since dropped him into the cellar. He'll need Kyle Lowry to put his legal issues behind him and get back to his early season level of play.