Tag Archive: Jordan Clarkson

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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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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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 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 26

16/17 Punting Guides Part 1: Punt Assists

All punting strategies can be pulled off effectively if managers put enough time and thought into them. But there is one strategy that stands above the rest. Punt assists. It is a high-floor, high-ceiling strategy. Punt assists is relatively straight forward, but don’t mistake simplicity for lack of effectiveness. The punt assists build takes advantage …

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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 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 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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