Tag Archive: Damian Lillard

Sep 17

17/18 Punting Guides Part 2: Punt FT%

Fantasy basketball’s most famous punting strategy is making a comeback. Last season was a rough one for this build. Most of the classic big man targets were going extremely early in the draft, making it difficult to pair those big men with elite guards. If you wanted to acquire the services of Hassan Whiteside, DeAndre …

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Sep 05

17/18 September Rankings: 1-25

Welcome to Elite Fantasy Basketball 2017-2018! If you’re looking for analysis that cuts through the narratives and focuses on the numbers, you’ve come to right place. What I love most about fantasy basketball is that it’s not just about picking the best players. It’s far deeper than that. Similar to real basketball, fantasy basketball is …

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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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Dec 11

Week 8 Preview

There are a handful of potential mid-round players returning this week, so owners need to be aggressive and jettison their end-of-the-bench players if some of the below options are still available. Players who don’t have the potential to be top-100 assets are expendable in the middle of December, even if they are currently playing better …

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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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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 11

September Rankings: 1-25

Welcome to Elite Fantasy Basketball 2016-2017! If you’re looking for analysis that cuts through the narratives and focuses on the numbers, you’ve come to right place. What I love most about fantasy basketball is that it’s not just about picking the best players. It’s far deeper than that. Similar to real basketball, fantasy basketball is …

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Oct 16

Punting Guides Part 7: Punt Steals

Punting steals is very similar to punting threes. Almost all fantasy-relevant guards steal the ball at a decent rate. The average amount of steals for a rostered player in a 12-team, standard league in 2014-2015 was 1.0 SPG. Punting steals is not about avoiding all guards who average slightly more swipes than the league average. …

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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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