Tips To Win At Fantasy Basketball or Any Fantasy Sport
Picking A Fantasy Team
Here is how I have won my fantasy basketball team two years in a row with out having to do much research.
It's actually ridiculously easy and pretty simple the way I do it. Really, the key is to use other people's research. Pretty hard right?
I simply pulled down Brandon Funston's "Bigboard" player rating which also had notes of where all the players were ranked on RotoWire and other sports draft sites.
I printed this 2 pages out and from where these expert sites ranked people, I was able to build an awesome team.
You would be surprised at how many players fall 15 spots past where they are rated.
Never go for a player just because he is your favorite if you want to win. It's about stats for the most part, not just who you like.... For example, people picked Dwight Howard in the top 10 constantly this year, but he kills you in free throws and turnovers even though he is awesome in rebounds and blocks. The people who picked him so high are ruined.
Going forward, I make shrewd trades. I usually trade for a really good player who is playing badly with an average player who is playing awesome. Slumps happen so you can take advantage of this.
I love basketball of course too so I have a lot of fun watching the games and tracking players.
I play with friends on the yahoo fantasy league which I think is the best. There are a couple of people who are really good and also do a lot of research, but I seem to come away with the best team.
So my best advice is simply go to the fantasy sites and print off the 2 page player rankings and then you can get an idea of real value for people.
Here is my starting 10 this year (I had the 3rd pick):
(1st round): SG: Dwayne Wade (2nd round) PG: Steve Nash (3rd round) F: Tim Duncan (4th round) SF: Shawn Marion (5th round) PF: Elton Brand (6th round) C: A. Bargnani (7th round) G: Mo Williams (8th round): SG: Eric Gordon (9th round) C: Spencer Hawes and (10th round) C: Greg Oden