Fantasy Challenge Week 3 Summary

ImageRomain Sato continues his streak of great performances, this week winning MVP honours with 37 IRP behind 33 points. Matt Walsh came in second with another great performace, this time of 29 IRP.

This week's winner collected 201.1 points, way less than the two first weeks. Overall, the season leading team is returning to a more normal average, namely 187 and will of course drop further to the usual 170-180 in the next weeks.

Let's see how the players that could gain the max did:

Point Guards:

Bo McCalebb (45 credits): As expected, McCalebb got the max raise and with fashion, behind a 20 IRP performance plus bonus.

Bojan Popovic (52.9 credits): The October MVP struggled against Olympiacos' guards and turned the ball over 7 times, which severely hurt his IRP. He collected just 4.

Zoran Planinic (45.9 credits): As expected, Planinic saw his minutes deminish. He did however score 8 IRP for a small raise.

Dimitris Diamantidis (83.1 credits): Diamantidis saw 28 minutes of playing time, but wasn't nearly as good as the first two weeks. He scored 8 IRP.

Shooting Guards – Small Forwards:

Martynas Pocius (11.9 credits): Another terrible performance, but all in all he gained the max once more. If you're in it for the credits, no harm done.

Fernando San Emeterio (30.4 credits): As expected he saw less playing time, while he was benched for long periods, leading to him being unable to get into rhythm. He scored 3 IRP and got the max once more.

Tarence Kinsey (40.1 credits): As we said, he was a surprise. This week of course there was no surprise. He scored just 4 IRP, he did however gain the max.

Martynas Gecevicius (46.3 credits):
He struggled against Olympiacos, as did Rytas in general. He managed to pull off an average game with 9 IRP, effectively gaining the max once more.

Je'Kell Foster (47.6 credits): Foster continued his solid performances against Khimki amassing 14 IRP. He also gained the max.

Matt Walsh (50.6 credits): Second consecutive great performance for Matt Walsh. He scored 29 IRP and got the max, while he will also be a candidate for next week.

Power Forwards – Centers:

Herve Toure (27.4 credits): Toure returned to normal performance as he scored 4 IRP and gained the max.

Ali Traore (39.1 credits): Of course he gained the max with a decent performance (11) even if he was not dominating like last week.

Aleks Maric (41.4 credits): Maric was huge and it becomes clear that he is going to be the leader of Partizan (new Pekovic?). He scored 24 IRP and got the bonus.

Jasmin Perkovic (42.3 credits): Perkovic got a small raise behind 6 IRP that he scored against Khimki

Darjus Lavrinovic (55.5 credits):
Another good game for Darjus. He scored 16 plus bonus.

Other picks:

Point Guards:

Ibby Jaaber (63.6 credits): He didn't explode, but he had a very good game with 19 IRP plus bonus. As expected his value dropped a little.

Jaka Lakovic (61.2 credits): Oddly enough, Lakovic didn't see increased playing time, even in the fram of the Basile-Navarro absences. In 17 minutes he scored 7 IRP.

Lynn Greer (49.1 credits): Same as Lakovic. Omer Onan carried the team the most of the time. He scored 10 IRP and got the bonus.

Shooting Guards – Small Forwards:

Pete Mickeal (83.3 credits):
He is now topping the SG-SF list as he added another great performance. He didn't get the max, but very close to that with 20 IRP plus bonus.

Marko Tomas (52 credits): Flop of the week. Tomas seems to be a permanent underachiever as even when he sees many minutes and takes a lot of shots he can't perform as many expect.

Power Forwards – Centers:

Dimitris Mavroeidis (56.9 credits): Mavroeidis once again got the max with 13 IRP. One of the most solid centers so far.

Sofoklis Schortsanitis (44 credits): Big Sofo saw way less minutes than expected as coach Giannakis decided to play with "lighter" line-ups. He scored 6 IRP and got the bonus too.

Top PGs

Bo McCalebb 20+
Sergio Llull 20+
Morris Finley 20
Ibby Jaaber 19+
Marcelinho Huertas 19+
Ender Arslan 18
Milos Teodosic 17+
Mantas Kalnietis 17
Omar Cook 17+
Patrick Beverley 16+
Ricky Rubio 15+
Pablo Prigioni 15+
Bobby Dixon 15
Doron Perkins 14+

Top SG-SFs

Romain Sato 37+
Matt Walsh 29
Jamont Gordon 25
Bootsie Thornton 24
Justin Doellman 22
David Logan 22+
Linas Kleiza 21+
Pete Mickeal 20+
Jamon Lucas 20
Josh Childress 19+

Top Pf-Cs

Paulius Jankunas 27+
Kaya Peker 26
Aleks Maric 24+
Oguz Savas 24+
Pape Sow 24+
Marijonas Petravicius 24
Mirza Begic 23
Joel Freeland 22+
Travis Watson 21
Nikola Pekovic 20

Top 10 overall

Romain Sato 37+
Matt Walsh 29
Paulius Jankunas 27+
Kaya Peker 26
Jamont Gordon 25
Aleks Maric 24+
Oguz Savas 24+
Pape Sow 24+
Bootsie Thornton 24
Marijonas Petravicius 24