Tag Archive: C.J. McCollum

17/18 Punting Guides Part 5: Punt Blocks

You can’t always get what you want in fantasy, especially if you play in a league with a snake draft. Often you’ll land your preferred first-round pick only to see your best second- and third-round options come off the board before you get a chance to pick again. The unpredictability of fantasy basketball drafts makes …

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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 1: Punt Assists

If you play in H2H leagues, and you’re not punting, you’re not doing it right. Trying to build a team that is competitive in every category might seem like a swell idea on the surface. We all dream about finding that fantasy basketball nirvana. That team that is strong in all nine categories that doesn’t …

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Sep 06

17/18 September Rankings: 26-50

Note: Where I rank a player is not necessarily where I’d draft that player. You’ll see me rank some players inside of the top-50 that you won’t need to draft inside of the top-50. The rankings are meant to show how valuable I think a player will be. For example, I’m not suggesting that you take …

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Feb 05

Week 16 Preview

The trade deadline is less than three weeks away and managers should start looking for ways to free up a roster spot. It’s always a good idea to have an open roster spot for streaming purposes, but it becomes even more essential around the trade deadline. It’s extremely likely that multiple top-100 players emerge due …

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Nov 27

Week 6 Preview

We’re back to full weekly previews after a quick break to look at some buy low and sell high candidates. This week’s free-agent pickups feature two high-ceiling players who should return within the next couple of weeks. When to pick up an injured player depends on your team. I wouldn’t recommend grabbing an injured player …

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Oct 03

16/17 Punting Guides Part 4: Punt Blocks

Blocks are very difficult to find as they tend to be concentrated among just a handful of players. In 2015-2016, only five players managed to block at least two shots a night and only two of those players shot better than 65% from the line. The theory behind punting blocks is similar to the theory …

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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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