2022 Anaheim 2 Supercross Fantasy Tips [8 Fast Facts]

The fantasy carnage continues in the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Series, as Round 3 at San Diego had an entirely different podium than the previous round in Oakland. It’s tough sledding in the supercross fantasy leagues so far this year, no doubt about it. Not much in the way of trends are developing, as the equal distribution of speed among the top riders gives enormous importance to the least predictable part of the race—the start. Regardless, I’m going to bravely charge into the 2022 Anaheim 2 Supercross fantasy tips for the RMFantasySX.com league.

2022 Anaheim 2 Supercross Fantasy Tips: Chase Sexton
Chase Sexton

  1. Five riders have been in the top 5 after two rounds. That puts Justin Barcia, Chase Sexton, Malcolm Stewart, Eli Tomac, and Cooper Webb at the top of the list for Anaheim 2, with Barcia, Sexton, Webb being top 5 riders at A1. On the flipside, Tomac and Stewart are the only riders coming into A2 with two consecutive top 5 finishes. That leaves Jason Anderson, Dylan Ferrandis, Aaron Plessinger, and Ken Roczen (A1 winner) on the outside—yikes. Well, no one said this job is easy.

2022 Anaheim 2 Supercross Fantasy Tips: Eli Tomac
Eli Tomac

  1. Chase Sexton and Eli Tomac come into Anaheim 2 with the most momentum. Sexton notched his first career 450SX win in San Diego, and he won by a comfortably large margin. With the first-win jitters in the past, Sexton is fully capable of scoring a back-to-back win at A2. Sexton looked great at A1 when he wasn’t making mistakes. Tomac is the only top 12 rider to improve at each round, going 6-4-2. He didn’t have anything for Sexton at Oakland, with Ferrandis and Cooper in shouting distance at the checkered flag. With that in mind, I’m going with Sexton for the win and Tomac in P2.

2022 Anaheim 2 Supercross Fantasy Tips: Justin Barcia
Justin Barcia

  1. Justin Barcia went 3-3 before running into trouble, including Justin Bogle, in San Diego. Barcia has a reputation for fading as he moves through the Supercross series, though usually not quite this soon. Even after being taken out by lapper Bogle, Barcia was less than nine seconds off the podium. That’s enough for me to go with Barcia to return to P3 at A2.

2022 Anaheim 2 Supercross Fantasy Tips: Cooper Webb
Cooper Webb

  1. Malcolm Stewart’s consecutive P5s in Oakland and San Diego prompts me to put him in P5 for A2. I try to recognize trends, and you don’t have to have a Master’s degree in Statistics to notice 5-5. With Stewart set in P5, that leaves Webb in P4.

2022 Anaheim 2 Supercross Fantasy Tips: Malcolm Stewart
Malcolm Stewart

  1. If you want to put Jason Anderson, Dylan Ferrandis, Aaron Plessinger, or Ken Roczen in your top 5, I won’t try to dissuade you. All four could very easily be in the A2 top 5—that’s how unpredictable the 2022 Supercross series is so far in the 450SX class. Of that group, Roczen seems to be having the most problems, going 1-13-7 in the opening rounds. I want to see him turn things around before putting him back in the top 5. Ferrandis needs to get his starts worked out, Anderson has to stay out of trouble, and Plessinger hasn’t established consistent speed. As far as where to put any of those riders in the top 5, I can’t help you. All have visited the podium in 2022 as their only top 5 appearance.

Jason Anderson, Kawasaki
Jason Anderson

  1. The only top 5 finisher this year that I haven’t mentioned is Marvin Musquin, who isn’t looking good. Musquin led the Main Event at San Diego before fading to P10. The previous week in Oakland, he was a P8 finisher. That doesn’t convince me to bump anyone out of the top 5 to give him a slot at A2, even though he grabbed P4 at A1.

Dean Wilson, Husqvarna
Dean Wilson

  1. The Wild Card is P12 for A2, and that’s never an easy pick. There are four primary contenders for the P12 nod—Max Anstie (14-15-12), Justin Brayton (13-DNS-11), Shane McElrath (18-14-13), and Dean Wilson (12-10-14). Wilson’s three finishes and Brayton’s two finishes each average out to exactly P12. Three is a better sample than two, so I’m going with Wilson for P12. Adam Cianciarulo, who went 11-12 in the first two rounds due to a shoulder injury, is out for the 2022 Supercross season with a knee injury sustained at San Diego, so don’t pick him

8. Refer to our 2022 Supercross television schedule for Anaheim 2 cable and streaming viewing information.

TL;DR A2 Pick List

  1. Chase Sexton
  2. Eli Tomac
  3. Justin Barcia
  4. Cooper Webb
  5. Malcolm Stewart

    Wild Card P12: Dean Wilson

After three rounds, Don Williams in the top 43-percent of RMFantasySX players.

Photography by Will Embree/SMX Pictures

2022 AMA Monster Energy Supercross Championship Series Standings (after 3 of 17 rounds)

  1. Eli Tomac, Yamaha, 59 (1P, 2 T5)
  2. Chase Sexton, Honda, 58 (1W, 1P, 2 T5)
  3. Cooper Webb, KTM, 58 (1P, 2 T5)
  4. Justin Barcia, GasGas, 57 (2P, 2 T5)
  5. Aaron Plessinger, KTM, 54 (1P, 1 T5)
  6. Jason Anderson, Kawasaki, 53 (1W, 1P, 1 T5)
  7. Ken Roczen, Honda, 52 points (1W, 1P, 1 T5)
  8. Malcolm Stewart, Husqvarna, 52 (2 T5)
  9. Marvin Musquin, KTM, 47 (1 T5)
  10. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 45 (1P, 1 T5)
  11. Dean Wilson, Husqvarna, 33
  12. Max Anstie, KTM, 28
  13. Joey Savatgy, KTM, 27
  14. Shane McElrath, KTM, 24
  15. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 23
  16. Justin Brayton, Honda, 22
  17. Brandon Hartranft, Suzuki, 21
  18. Mitchell Oldenburg, Honda, 15
  19. Kyle Chisholm, Yamaha, 11
  20. Alex Martin, Yamaha, 9
  21. Josh Hill, KTM, 8
  22. Justin Starling, GasGas, 6
  23. Ryan Breece, Yamaha, 5
  24. Cade Clason, Honda, 4
  25. Fredrik Norén, KTM, 4
  26. Justin Bogle, KTM, 3
  27. Joan Cros, Kawasaki, 2

2022 San Diego Supercross Results

  1. Chase Sexton, Honda
  2. Eli Tomac, Yamaha
  3. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha
  4. Cooper Webb, KTM
  5. Malcolm Stewart, Husqvarna
  6. Aaron Plessinger, KTM
  7. Ken Roczen, Honda
  8. Justin Barcia, GasGas
  9. Jason Anderson, Kawasaki
  10. Marvin Musquin, KTM
  11. Justin Brayton, Honda
  12. Max Anstie, KTM
  13. Shane McElrath, KTM
  14. Dean Wilson, Husqvarna
  15. Brandon Hartranft, Suzuki
  16. Mitchell Oldenburg, Honda
  17. Kyle Chisholm, Yamaha
  18. Josh Hill, KTM
  19. Ryan Breece, Yamaha
  20. Alex Martin, Yamaha
  21. Justin Bogle, KTM
  22. Freddie Norén, KTM