Tag Archive: Al-Farouq Aminu

Dec 11

Week 9 Preview

After a little time off due to the realities of grad school, the weekly previews are back and not a moment too soon. The 2017-2018 NBA season is off to a brutal start. Stars are going down left and right and while nothing can replace early-round studs, the pain can be eased by quality free-agent …

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Oct 23

Week 2 Preview

The best advice that I can give you after Week 1 is to not panic. A two or three game sample size does not mean much regardless of how good or bad a player has looked. That’s not to say that we should completely ignore the first week of the season. Rotations are becoming much …

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17/18 Punting Guides Part 4: Punt Points and Punt Points/FT%

The fantasy community has a very unhealthy relationship with points. It will do some truly sick things to get their fix. You’ll see Andrew Wiggins being drafted within the first 50 picks despite having never posted top-100 numbers. Devin Booker may go before pick 50 in your draft even though he provides little outside of …

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17/18 Punting Guides Part 3: Punt FG%

Punt FT% remains the most popular punting strategy, but the punt FG% build is nipping at its heels. There are two reasons for this rise in popularity. One plays in Oklahoma City and the other makes his home in Houston. If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to draft either, don’t even think …

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Feb 12

Week 17 Preview

We’ve made it to the most unique week of the season. Your strategy this week will depend on whether Week 17 lasts one or two weeks. If you play in a league where Week 17 last two weeks, then treat it like any other week. If you play in a league where Week 17 only …

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Oct 06

16/17 Punting Guides Part 5: Punt Points and Punt Points/FT%

If you’re interested in punting points, and you should be, as soon as you’re done reading this guide, start mocking. This one is going to take some practice. The punt points build is, without question, the most difficult strategy to successfully pull off. Fortunately, it also has the highest ceiling of any punting strategy. No …

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Sep 28

16/17 Punting Guides Part 2: Punt FT%

Punt FT% is fantasy basketball’s most famous punting strategy and can be one it’s most effective if approached correctly. It can also be a trap for owners who think punting FT% is simply about picking as many poor free-throw shooters as possible. This build is surprisingly easy to screw up. Managers will often run into …

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Sep 18

September Rankings: 101-125

101) Al-Farouq Aminu (SF/PF) – Aminu’s line ended up looking much different than most predicted in his first season in Portland. Aminu suddenly became an excellent source of threes (1.5 3PG), but failed to produce the defensive stats (0.9 SPG, 0.6 BPG) that fueled his breakout season in Dallas. The versatile swingman did get better …

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Oct 14

Punting Guides Part 6: Punt Threes

If you take a look at the league’s top three-point shooters, you’ll notice that most of the time, their contributions are limited to triples and maybe two or three more categories. Because of this, ignoring threes, and focusing on players whose contributions are more varied, is an excellent and fairly straightforward strategy. Big men, obviously, …

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