RotoWorld Basketball Content Feedback ThreadWhy are the blurbs so bad?
Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:52 AM
Short of it is, you have to trust your own judgment even if they're giving you the hard sell. Lesson learned. Still like the site and recaps and forums.
G: Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas, Andre Miller, Kyle Korver
F: Carmelo Anthony, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard, Jeff Green, Kevin Garnett
C: Joakim Noah, Jonas Valanciunas, Chris Bosh, Tyson Chandler
10 team roto, standard 9-cat
G: Damian Lillard, Jrue Holiday, Jeff Teague, George Hill, Danny Green
F: Paul Pierce, Chandler Parsons, Paul Milsap, Kawhi Leonard
C: Marcin Gortat, Roy Hibbert, Nikola Pekovic, Tiago Splitter, Tyson Chandler
Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:46 PM
Analysis should be performed by people without a vested interest and/or personal history with the players being analyzed.
"Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all its students."
Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:07 PM
Also, why does Steven Alexander write for rotoworld? Has he ever made good predictions? I follow him on Twitter and he's just the epitome of a horrible fantasy analyst who doesn't know what to do. All he does is talk about his teams and is incredibly reactionary. Remember when Anthony Randolph was his boy and he would reach for him in every mock that year?
He owned Carmello last year and I remember the tweet "I will never own Carmello again". I hate it when stupid people on this board say dumb generalities like that. Every player is worth owning at the right price and when that many people are frustrated with them, they generally become a bargain.
Hopefully he didnt pass on Carmello in too many leagues this year. Great advice dude. This is like the main fantasy hoops guy here too it seems.
I know I know... I don't have to listen to him. Believe me, I don't and haven't for a very long. I'm just utterly confused as to why any would.
Rotoworld is a great site, but could make some huge improvements and actually be good for fantasy enthusiasts.
Kudos for this thread.
Edited by brockpapersizer, 22 November 2012 - 02:07 PM.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:28 PM
The Lakers were tired and stagnant last night. If that game was repeated 10 times, I really doubt the Kings would come out ahead more than twice. Marcus Thornton isn't going to carry the load night in and night out. Additionally, Keith Smart is starting Brooks over Thomas despite ample evidence last season that Isaiah can produce. This is just one of many reasons Smart is such an easy target for RW's writers.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:20 PM
These forums help me more than ANY actual site. I will echo the sentiment that the blurbs are not generally high quality. I read them because it gets my wheels churning as to how the news impacts how I react, but frequently I disagree and do as I think because I pay for my team not them. Making any move because RW (or any other site) told you to is bad policy. The forums tend to have some great guys as well as a big enough mix that the bias gets balanced out.
I've been playing for longer than I'd care to admit and I'd bet that a lot of people here have as well. Great opportunity for newer players to mix in and pick the minds of a lot of players rather than just one (blurbs). Not only that, but I feel as if some of the guys on the forums are better than some "experts." Give me a Code of Hammurabi, Rico381, or MarkDash (I'm missing a bunch of great guys) basketball post over any "expert" I read. Same goes with a large number of guys on our forums with other sports. Some of these guys are GOOD. They watch the games and run the numbers and have their own opinions.
The beauty of RW has always been that before the social media days you could come here and figure out what happened before it came out on the mainstream media sources. It's still true, but less of an advantage for those who can use twitter and beat writers well. May be embarrassing, but I lost a lot of good banter when the forums were down and really missed them. Makes me more thankful to have them!
Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:59 PM
Rick Carlisle said before the game he's ready to play Chris Kaman and Brand together going forward, and Brand looked much better tonight. Brand's minutes have been a concern up to this point, but it finally looks like Carlisle is ready to turn him loose, making him worth a close look if he's floating on your league's waiver wire. Nov 15 - 1:33 AM
Brand is a borderline play right now in 12-14 team leagues, and it looks like Wednesday's double-double was the exception rather than the rule. We wouldn't rule out further improved play next to Chris Kaman, but betting on it is another story. Nov 16 - 11:10 PM
Brand did well in the time that he played, but it looks like Rick Carlisle isn't comfortable playing him consistent minutes. Feel free to drop him in 12-14 team formats. Nov 20 - 2:55 AM
Kidd's one field goal was a three, but as you can see his margin for error is basically non-existent. Owners can do better in 12-14 team leagues. Nov 5 - 10:43 PM
Kidd has been putting up some big numbers even though he isn't running the offense as much. Kidd's 2.2 steals per game and 1.8 3-pointers will certainly make him worth owning in most formats. As usual, don't expect much scoring and his assists aren't going to be there either. Nov 15 - 11:04 PM
While the three points is ugly, J-Kidd basically filled it up in every other category. This is nothing new for the Cal Bear and he should continue to provide plenty of fantasy stats in his 25 minutes per game. Nov 20 - 10:46 PM
Stuckey is a prime example of not letting the season's first few weeks get you too high or too low. He needs to be owned in all formats. Nov 13 - 12:55 AM
Kyle Singler played well in a start on Wednesday and Stuckey volunteered to slide into a reserve role, but it's uncertain how long the switch might last. Owners may want to hold Stuckey out one more game, especially since he hasn't scored double-digit points in consecutive games yet this season. Nov 16 - 2:35 PM
It feels like we're making excuses for Stuckey, but he looked lifeless and it's fair to wonder if the flu had him down. Still, it has been a disastrous start and the Pistons could have been sending a message to him by bringing him off the bench. Whatever the case may be, we wouldn't blame owners for dropping him in 10-12 team leagues, but it would be a relative upset if he doesn't turn things around at some point. Nov 17 - 12:52 AM
Stuckey is showing up on way too many waiver wires in standard formats. Unless he face-plants he's going to provide low-end value with some upside, too. Stuckey should be owned in most formats. Nov 21 - 10:16 PM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:22 PM
On a side note, you can't always rely on all the posters in here as well since there always be homers for certain teams. I've seen homers for LA, Washington, Indiana, Portland, Seattle & other teams here before post about how in love they are with a player just because the guy is from their city but it sometimes doesn't pan out. It's really about analyzing each team, player, coach and the situation each player can get.
G: D. Wade, B. Jennings, W. Matthews, J. Wall, T. Evans,
F: C. Parsons, P. Millsap, A. Drummond, J. Harden
C: E. Davis, N. Pekovic, M. Gasol
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:23 PM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:18 PM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:46 AM
anyone who pays for "expert FFL advice" is a fool.
RB Moreno, RBush, DWilson, BBrown, MJD, Dwyer, Owens, Battle, Vereen, Grant
WR AJGreen, Megatron, Decker, Britt
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