Fantasy Central Week 1

Fantasy Central: Week 1

It’s year two with Gymlytics fantasy college gymnastics in 2023! We all learned lessons last year when GymChem took up the helm and created her revamped game, and we’re ready for a fun 2023.

Our weekly cadence will continue to match Gymlytics: The fantasy “week” begins with Friday meets, ends with any Thursday ones and trading happens every Monday via waiver wire. You’ll find us here every Tuesday talking about “next week,” meaning the fantasy week starting that Friday.

This is your one-stop-shop for all things fantasy each week. We’ll be tracking injuries, byes and double headers, and giving you tips and tricks to put forward your best possible team.

Since we’re just getting rolling for Week 1, there’s not too much to report, so we’ll focus on introducing some changes to our format.

Injury Updates Since Last Week

  • Added: Anaya Smith (Arizona State): boot on 12/21/22
  • Removed: Gabby Wilson (Michigan) on 12/20/22
  • Added: Keely Young (Kent State): removed from roster on 12/19/22
  • Added: Phoebe Jakubczyk (Oregon State): torn Achilles on 12/17/22

Week 1 Byes & Doubles

Byes: Air Force, Alaska, Boise State, Brockport, Brown, Centenary, Central Michigan, Cornell, Cortland, Eastern Michigan, George Washington, Iowa State, Ithaca, Kent State, Maryland, Rhode Island College, San Jose State, Springfield, Towson, Ursinus, Utah State, UW-La Crosse, UW-Whitewater, William & Mary

Doubles: Hamline, Lindenwood, North Carolina, Penn State, Southern Utah, Winona State

Data Corner

This year we have data editor Dara joining us for Fantasy Central each week. She’ll be breaking down the numbers for you with notes on routine hit rate, lineup appearance frequency and breakout performances to keep an eye on. Since it’s Week 1, we don’t have much data to report! Keep an eye on this section next week.

Starts, Sits & Pickups for Week 1

This is the spot to find your sleeper picks, your two- or three-eventers and your solutions for those big bye weeks. We’ll also comment on the big names when relevant: Injuries, lineup absences, or inconsistency.

Vault: Illinois’ Ruthuja Nataraj added a new Yurchenko one and a half at Illinois’ Halloween intrasquad. Michigan State’s Sage Kellerman has a 10.0 of her own, a Yurchenko half-on pike, that she performed very well at the Spartans’ intrasquad. Oklahoma’s Allie Stern didn’t vault and was spotted in and out of a boot at the Sooners’ intrasquad; she could be fine or she could be resting a minor injury.

Bars: Denver’s Rosie Casali scored a 9.900 at the Pioneers’ intrasquad. Margzetta Frazier was back in action at Meet the Bruins for UCLA on the event where she was injured in 2022. Katie Finnegan stood out especially here at Georgia’s First Look.

Beam: KJ Johnson was a big hit on beam at LSU’s Gym 101. Addie Lawrence hit a solid beam routine for a 9.900 at Missouri’s intrasquad. Kara Eaker was a little shaky on her dismount at the Red Rocks Preview, but she’s still a lock for this lineup.

Floor: Lynnzee Brown, who is recovering from 2022’s Achilles tear, did not compete floor (or vault) at Denver’s intrasquad. Emily Lee, also back from injury, did compete floor at Meet the Bruins and is a likely option for UCLA.

Waiver Wire Wrap-up

Finally, we have a waiver wire in gymnastics! Who should you prioritize this week? Since Fantasy Central comes out on Tuesdays, keep in mind that these tips are catered toward next week.

We’ll add this section to the weekly piece once the waiver wire opens in Gymlytics.

Notes From the Fantasy Roundtable

This section will include anything any of our editors took note of or wild things from The Dismount, really egregious scoring to be wary of, someone who doesn’t usually compete that warmed up floor, someone who didn’t even travel, etc.

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Article by Emily Minehart and Dara Tan

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