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    2022 MatScouts Dynasty Fantasy Wrestling Pre-Draft Preview (Brian Miller)

    2x NCAA Champion Roman Bravo-Young (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

    The #MatScoutsDynasty League Draft is set for Wednesday October 12, 2022. To get not only the 10 members of this Dynasty League set for the draft, we thought we would share some insights to our rosters for the general public.

    Assessments, Critiques, and Opinions welcomed.

    Next Up - Murder Hornets

    Team Manager: Brian Miller (@ocoachm03)

    2022 Regular Season Standings:

    Dual Record: 10-5
    Points For: 1190 ,
    Points Against: 1007.5 (+182.5 Difference)

    Total Points: 1190

    NCAA Championship:
    127 Team Points (3rd Place)

    The end justifies the means, as once said by Machiavelli.

    To start the season, the Murder Hornets alternated losses and wins for the first six weeks. Shortly after the beginning of the season, the team went under new management and went on a win streak before the team was sold for a profit and a new management group came in (Brian Miller, current manager). A few more wins in a row before dropping two of the last three dual weeks didn't end up being an issue and landed the Murder Hornets as #2 in dual standings and total points standings.

    The Muder Hornets looked primed to make a title run at 2022 Nationals, but unfortunately with some wrestlers not placing to seed and some bad calls (*cough Ed Scott getting pinned *cough *cough), they fell behind.

    Leading up to the draft, the Murder Hornets accepted a trade of 157 Josh Humphreys (LEH) to Cael Chips for 125 Killian Cardinale (WVU).

    The Murder Hornets have not made any trades witht their current picks and are slated to be the #8 Overall Pick.

    As it currently sits, the Murder Hornets has 8 open roster spots (30 max per team)

    Roster Analysis:

    The loss of four major seniors (Sebastian Rivera, Alex Marinelli, Myles Amine, and Pat Brucki) certainly stings, but the roster is well backed up to hit the ground running (with Cole Matthews, Peyton Hall, Kaleb Romero, and Rocky Elam) . The return of Roman Bravo-Young also is a huge boost, and Kaden Gfeller's return is a wildcard play. The trade with Cael Chips also helps bridge the gap given Jakob Camacho's injury.

    But there are immediate glaring needs for the future success of the Murder Hornets. Roman Bravo-Young is the only rostered 133 and most likely will be on a pitch count or only a second-semester wrestler. That means someone needs to be there to actually wrestle the first couple months.

    141 has the same problem, in that Cole Matthews is the only rostered 141. While he may wrestle the whole season, it's usually never good to lone wolf it when it comes to fantasy wrestling. The more options the better.

    174 might also use an upgrade, just to be safe. Turley is listed as a junior but chances are if he applied for a Medical 'shirt, he'd probably get it. Again, just to be safe with depth.

    Overall, the lineup looks ready to roll, but there's a reason they wrestle the matches and championships aren't won on paper. Murder Hornets look to one of the top contenders for the 2022 Title.

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