Tag Archive: Al-Farouq Aminu

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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Oct 08

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

If you’re interested in punting points, 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 arguably the highest ceiling of any punting strategy. No punting strategy changes …

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Oct 03

Punting Guides Part 2: Punt FT%

If you asked the average fantasy player to name a punting strategy, almost all would answer punt FT%. Fantasy basketball’s most famous strategy is effective as ever, with loads of talented young big men available early in the draft to pair with the first-round guards. Big men generally get a boost in this build, but …

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Oct 01

Punting Guides Part 1: Punt FG%

I’ve been playing fantasy basketball for over a decade now and each year I become more and more convinced of one thing; how you build your team is every bit as important as who is on your team. In a competitive head-to-head league, it is nearly impossible to be consistently competitive in every category and that’s OK. In fact, you …

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Sep 25

Sleepers/Undervalued Players: Part 2

Here is part 2 of Elite Fantasy Basketball’s 2015-2016 Sleepers/Undervalued Players list. Below are players that fit the traditional definition of a “sleeper”. All are currently being drafted outside of the top 100 or not at all. Some are familiar faces, while others are exciting young players about to play major minutes for the first time …

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