Week 3 unfortunately is a little more of the same with the Chinese homestands being rescheduled. Standard leagues are sitting in an odd limbo, as most rosters have several Pacific division players that won’t see the stage until March. Fantasy Overwatch has been a bit of a strange game so far, but stick it out and it will get much more interesting. Don’t forget, there are 28 weeks of OWL play this year and there is still plenty of Overwatch to go.
There isn’t much more analysis to bring for standard leagues until all the teams are playing again. If there is a player who is on a team playing this week, start them. Next week, there will be much more discussion here, as the league finally gets to see the Atlanta Reign make its debut.
At this point, there aren’t many players that should be benched. Most teams are figuring our their lineups, and audiences have already seen several rosters swaps mid-game to adjust to maps and compositions.
Min-seok “AimGod” Kwon, Washington Justice
When deciding to select a support alongside Sung-hyeon “JJoNak” Bang or Kyung-bo “Alarm” Kim, look towards AimGod to fill out the roster. The Washington flex-support lead all healing at the Philadelphia homestand, which easily translates into a top-3 fantasy performance. Washington plays twice this upcoming weekend, giving AimGod double the opportunity to match his previous totals. AimGod should slot into the “Captain” role as well for HIGHNOON.GG’s unlimited leagues, giving players the option to roster all three top-tier flex-supports.
Ki-hyo “XZI” Jung, Paris Eternal
XZI broke out in the opening weekend of the season and is ready to make a repeat performance. Playing both the hit-scan role and the Symmetra role, XZI has the flexibility to make him an every week start. This weekend Paris will also see their new off-tank Han-been “Hanbin” Choi make his OWL debut – well, most likely. Assuming Paris makes the switch over to Rein/D.Va compositions, Hanbin should be able to give XZI all of the space he needs to work with. Paris plays one match against Washington, but the two teams appear even in terms of skill. Expect this match to go the distance, and give XZI plenty of opportunities to pop off.
Ethan “Stratus” Yankel, Washington Justice
Sometimes in fantasy sports, team owners need to zig when other owners zag. This weekend will look to Washington’s apparent villain figure in Stratus to gain an edge in unlimited leagues. Washington has a relatively easy schedule compared to some other options, giving Stratus a few opportunities to deliver and excellent fantasy score. Feel free to play both Washington DPS, but be careful of putting too many eggs in one basket.
Hong-joon “HOTBA” Choi, New York Excelsior
HOTBA wasted no time in New York’s home opener, and put on an amazing performance for fantasy owners. As an off-tank HOTBA was surely bound to give a solid fantasy performance, but he absolutely dominated the competition in his NYXl debut. Play him again this week as he plays against Houston, a team struggling to find its feet after a crushing 0-2 start.
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