2021 Orlando 1 Fantasy Supercross Tips (9 Quick Facts)
Fantasy supercross can be a gruesome sport. In round 24 of 26 in Indy 3, those of us with Eli Tomac and Justin Barcia in the top 5 have already scored our points – and then Vince Friese happens. That puts Tomac and Barcia in the top 5, which counts at RMFantasy.com. In a strange twist, Frieses move brought him to P14 – the placeholder. That makes Friese both a hero and a villain for anyone who picked him as a wild card but had Tomac and Barcia in the top 5. So on to the Orlando 1 picks. It’s time for Round 7 of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Series.Ken Roczen
- In Orlando, the podium still looks like Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb and Eli Tomac. Musquin was on the I3 podium in Barcia’s line thanks to Frieses drift through the air, and you can’t count on that every week. At this point, the trio Roczen, Webb and Tomac are the way to go to make the O1 podium.
- Ken Roczen is on the move and it doesn’t make sense for it to go away. Roczen is an unaffordable favorite at O1, so picking him to win is obvious. However, if you move it to another location, you risk losing a lot of points. I am with Roczen as a winner.
- Choosing between Eli Tomac and Cooper Webb for P2 and P3 is really a mistake. In the last five races Tomac has beaten Webb three times – the smallest margin. I go with the numbers above premonitions, so write me down for Tomac in P2 and Webb in P3. Don’t be the least bit surprised if this is one less position for each of them.
- Adam Cianciarulo and Justin Barcia remain favorites to round out the top 5. Cianciarulo has as many top 5 as Tomac. Even with the Friese collision, Barcia still has more top 5 riders than any other driver outside of Roczen, Webb, Tomac and Cianciarulo. In addition, Barcia moves into and out of the top 5 in every second race of the six laps. So Barcia will play in Orlando 1 again. Barcia and Cianciarulo are very even – Barcia still has a podium while Cianciarulo still has a top 5. I see Barcia at P4 and Cianciarulo at P5, which can evaporate if Barcia doesn’t have a good start. Cross your fingers, Barcia supporters.
- Your dark horse picks for the top 5 are Malcolm Stewart and Marvin Musquin. Both drivers have two top 5s in six laps. That’s not a great record. Musquin is especially a festival or famine as its two top 5 podiums are. If you put Musquin on the podium and hit it, you’ll earn points with most of your competitors. If you choose Stewart he is definitely a P5 game.
- The wild card is P8 and most people will go with Joey Savatgy or Jason Anderson. Savatgy is on an 8-8-9 run so that’s about as good as you’ll get. Anderson has gone 8-8-7-6 in his last four starts, so he’s right there. Dylan Ferrandis was P8 last Saturday and Aaron Plessinger is often close to P8. So far this year Plessinger has finished P7, P8 and P9, so P8 is certainly an option. You can also throw Zach Osborne into the mix as he’s been 10-10-9-5-7-10 so far – not a P8 but always right there. With all of these options, I’ll stick with Savatgy and his Indy 8-8-9 scorecard.
- For the tl; dr crowd, here are my tips for Orlando 1:
1. Ken Roczen
2. Eli Tomac
3. Cooper Webb
4. Justin Barcia
5. Adam CianciaruloP8 Wild Card: Joey Savatgy
- To give you an idea of how difficult it was to pick the top 5 this year, RMFantasySX leader Yourdadsh only has 384 points in six rounds. That’s an average of only 64 points per Supercross main event out of a possible 133. I seem to be constantly swapping in the whoops and casing triple points, so I’m in the top 29 percent – far from the top results of the last one Year-percent finish. However, there are still 11 races to go!
- To see Orlando 1: Check out our 2021 Supercross TV schedule.
Photography by Align Media, Feld Entertainment, and Kardy Photo2021 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Series ranking (after 6 of 17 rounds)
- Ken Roczen, 138 points (3 wins, 5 podiums, 6 top 5)
- Cooper Webb, 122 (1 W, 3 P, 5 T5)
- Eli Tomac, 114 (1 W, 3 P, 4 T5)
- Adam Cianciarulo, 105 (1P, 4 T5)
- Justin Barcia, 96 points (1 F, 2 P, 3 T5)
- Dylan Ferrandis, 96 (1P, 1 T5)
- Malcolm Stewart, 95 (2 T5)
- Marvin Musquin, 94 (2P, 2 T5)
- Zach Osborne, 87 (1 T5)
- Aaron Plessinger, 82 (1 T5)
- Justin Brayton, 74 (1P, 1 T5)
- Joey Savatgy, 67
- Jason Anderson, 67
- Broc Tickle, 52
- Martin Davalos, 37
- Dean Wilson, 35
- Kyle Chisholm, 35
- Vince Friese, 34
- Benny Bloss, 27
- Justin Bogle, 24
- Brandon Hartranft, Jan.
- Carlen Gardner, 12th
- Chase Sexton, Jan.
- Alex Ray, 9
- Adam Enticknap, 7
- Cade Clason, 4th
- Austin Politelli, 3rd