For the fantasy supercross players at RMFantasyMX.com, things are starting to calm down a bit. The first two laps were sheer chaos, and with four laps in the books, undeniable patterns for driver selection emerge. I finished on the podium in sequence at Indianapolis 1, so it’s been a good week for me – I’m back in the top 13 percent overall. Let’s prep for I2 on Tuesday with our 2021 Indianapolis 2 Fantasy Supercross tips.
- Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb, Eli Tomac and Adam Cianciarulo are top 5 castles. If they are not in your top 5, you run the risk of losing points. Roczen was in the top 5 in all four races, with the other three drivers missing the top 5 once each. That leaves one driver to join them.
Eli Tomac leads.
- Justin Barcia is the only other driver with two top five finishes. Barcia moves in and out of the top 5. Barcia finished P13 on I1, so his rhythm is telling you he’ll be back in the top 5 on I2. This is the quick and easy way to get your top 5 best picks. It is a little harder to fix, however, and this is where the big points are won and lost.
Ken Roczen wins I1.
- Your podium is a dispute between Roczen, Webb and Tomac. All three have the same wins, podiums and almost points in the last three laps. Roczen and Tomac forgot Roczen’s penalty kick, scoring 67 points each in the last three rounds, with Webb scoring 66 points. That’s parity. They each have one win and two podiums. Webb loses something because his podiums are a win and P3, while Roczen and Tomac got a win and P2. However, Webb’s worst result in the last three rounds is a P4. It’s P5 for Roczen and Tomac. Yeah, they are so close.
- Of the Roczen, Tomac and Webb trios, Tomac has gone the longest without a win. That makes Tomac the most hungry, so I’m going with Tomac as the I2 winner. Cooper was a driver coming from behind, and that’s always risky. Given that, I will go with Roczen in P2, Cooper in P3, Cianciarulo in P4 and Barcia in P5. Just to cast some doubt, Cianciarulo is the only rider in the top 5 overall who doesn’t have a win.
- If not sold on Barcia there are a few options. Five other drivers have top five finishes, so they’re the best place to start.
- Zach Osborne is the man on the move. He went 10-10-9-5. Most impressive was that he finished in the top 5 at I1 after being hung in the gate. It is the second time this year that Osborne has left corner one in last place. Osborne would be my best Barcia alternative. I think Osborne could establish himself as a top 5 regular like his teammate Jason Anderson did last year. In the meantime, Barcia should have at least one more top 5 in them, and I2 fits right in. Obviously, Osborne is a good P5 pick, but keep in mind that he disappointed three times out of four.
- The other two top 5 this year are Dylan Ferrandis and Malcolm Stewart. Both are fully capable of returning to the top 5. Ferrandis finished P6 after jumping off the track on I1 while Stewart tangled up with Barcia on corner one and ruined the night for both of them. If either of those drivers starts and Barcia doesn’t, they could easily make it into the top five.
- It’s hard to get excited about Marvin Musquin or Justin Brayton for the top 5. Neither of them did better than P10 in the last two laps. You could make a comeback, but I would wait for it.
Adam Cianciarulo leads Ken Roczen (# 94) and Eli Tomac
- The wild card is P9 and it’s a tough one. Based on past performance, Osborne is the natural choice for P9. He went 10-10-9 in the first three rounds. However, Osborne was in the top 5 at I1 and did it the hard way. Anderson has gone 8-8-7 for the last three rounds. It doesn’t seem like it’s slipping to P9, but keep that in mind. Scott Plessinger has set an 8-16-7-9 record so far – P9 looks good for him. Brayton is 10-12 for the last two rounds so P9 is out of the question. Musquin is 13-10 so the same goes for him. Savatgy was P8 at I1 so he’s in the mix. For me, it’s Plessinger for the wild card.
- As a reminder, here are my I2 tips:
1. Eli Tomac
2. Ken Roczen
3. Cooper Webb
4. Adam Cianciarulo
5. Justin BarciaWild Card: Aaron Plessinger11. This is how you see Indianapolis 2. Check out our Supercross TV schedule for 2021.2021 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Series ranking (after 4 of 17 rounds)
- Ken Roczen, 86 points (1 win, 3 podiums, 4 top 5)
- Cooper Webb, 80 (1 W, 2 P, 3 T5)
- Eli Tomac, 77 (1 W, 2 P, 3 T5)
- Adam Cianciarulo, 70 (1P, 3 T5)
- Justin Barcia, 69 points (1 F, 1 P, 2 T5)
- Dylan Ferrandis, 67 (1P, 1 T5)
- Malcolm Stewart, 63 (1 T5)
- Justin Brayton, 62 (1P, 1 T5)
- Marvin Musquin, 61 (1P, 1 T5)
- Zach Osborne, 58 (1 T5)
- Aaron Plessinger, 52
- Jason Anderson, 50
- Joey Savatgy, 38
- Dean Wilson, 35
- Broc Tickle, Jan.
- Kyle Chisholm, 21
- Vince Friese, 21
- Martin Davalos, 20
- Benny Bloss, 16
- Brandon Hartranft, Jan.
- Chase Sexton, Jan.
- Justin Bogle, 10
- Alex Ray, 6
- Adam Enticknap, 4
- Austin Politelli, 3rd
- Carlen Gardner, 2