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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 08

16/17 Punting Guides Part 6: Punt Threes

Punting threes is a very viable strategy and it works well with many of the first-round picks. The only issue I have with this build is that it’s unlikely to be my first choice for any of the first-round targets. If I’m fortunate enough to draft Karl-Anthony Towns in the first round, I’m going to …

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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 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 14

September Rankings: 51-75

51) Goran Dragic (PG/SG) – It’s easy to forget that Dragic is only two years removed from a top-30 finish. Dwyane Wade, and his massive usage, destroyed Dragic’s value, but now that Wade is back home in Chicago, we should see the former Sun return to his top-50 ways. Chris Bosh’s future is still up …

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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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Oct 06

Punting Guides Part 3: Punt Assists

Punt FT% is the most famous punting strategy, but punt assists is arguably the most reliable and straight forward team building approach. Do not mistake its relative simplicity for lack of effectiveness. Due to the average fantasy player’s undying love for dimes, the punt assists build allows managers to obtain value elsewhere while their opponents …

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Oct 15

Punting Guides Part 6: Punt Threes

Punting threes is one of the more straightforward builds. Big men get a boost and most guards and wings are downgraded. Don’t mistake the simplicity for ineffectiveness. Many of the top three-point shooters contribute little outside of points and threes (Klay Thompson, Wes Matthews, Ryan Anderson, etc.) so while your opponents will be spending at …

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