Tag Archive: Ben Simmons

Sep 13

17/18 Busts/Overvalued Players

Avoiding players who bust, especially early in the draft, can be just as important as finding that late-round sleeper who vastly outperforms their draft position. Luckily, most non-injury related busts are somewhat easy to spot. The same group of players are overrated year-after-year and this season is no different. I might as well rename this …

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Sep 09

17/18 September Rankings: 101-125

101) Dennis Smith Jr. (PG) – Smith was dynamite in summer league and should be a serious contender for the rookie of the year award. He doesn’t have the long-term upside that Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball do, but he could be better as a rookie. He’s going to have a fairly large role for Mavericks. …

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Oct 16

Preseason Rankings Update

The regular season is just over a week away and most players’ outlooks are much clearer than they were a month ago. After following training camp and watching far too much preseason, I have made numerous adjustments to my rankings. Most changes were minor, but I did make about a dozen major changes that I …

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Sep 30

16/17 Punting Guides Part 3: Punt FG%

Punting FG% is going to be a very popular strategy this year for two reasons. Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Both players are going to be drafted within the first three picks of most drafts and both players’ value is significant enhanced when FG% is ignored. Westbrook did not necessitate a FG% punt last season …

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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 16

September Rankings: 76-100

76) Dwight Howard (PF/C) – Howard is replacing Al Horford and remains a mid-round option for those punting FT%. The move to Atlanta should be accompanied by usage boost and that should lead to an increase in his shot attempts and scoring (13.7 PPG). Despite having his worst season since his rookie year, Howard was …

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Aug 05

Free-Agent Roundup – Atlantic Division

Boston Celtics Notable Additions: Al Horford, Jaylen Brown The Celtics were one of free-agency’s biggest winners, as the addition of Al Horford should greatly boost what was previously the team’s biggest weakness — its frontcourt. Horford was a very steady fantasy asset in Atlanta and has managed to finish with at least second-round value in …

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Jun 30

Draft Recap: Initial Thoughts

This year’s draft, beyond its top two picks, has generally been decried as weak and lacking any true difference makers. From a fantasy standpoint, the same can be said. Simmons and Ingram look like future fantasy studs while the rest of the draft contains few sure things and a slew of projects who are unlikely …

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