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Dec 11

Week 9 Preview

After a little time off due to the realities of grad school, the weekly previews are back and not a moment too soon. The 2017-2018 NBA season is off to a brutal start. Stars are going down left and right and while nothing can replace early-round studs, the pain can be eased by quality free-agent …

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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 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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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 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 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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Aug 11

Free-Agent Roundup – Pacific Division

Golden State Warriors Notable Additions: Kevin Durant, David West, Zaza Pachulia, JaVale McGee Durant’s move to Oakland is terrible for the NBA, but from a fantasy standpoint I like it. One of the biggest issue with fantasy basketball is that a small group of elite players dominates the game. Durant’s move, and the decrease in …

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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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