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Keys to Success in Fantasy Basketball?


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#1 svensta

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

This is only my 2nd year, but I'm currently in 1st place and my team is absolutely beasting.

One thing I can say is try to find guys that contribute in categories that are unique for their position.

For me, for instance, I got Ilyasova knocking down 3s and Paul George grabbing tons of rebounds.  Bledsoe also helps getting blocks (although in limited time).  Millsap also gets a huge amount of steals.

Anything else you guys can suggest?

Also I'd say be patient with guys that clearly have talent.  I held on strong with Ilyasova and Kawhi and now I'm reaping the benefit.

Edited by svensta, 10 February 2013 - 04:50 PM.

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PG: Goran Dragic, Mo Williams
SG: Paul George, Will Barton
SF: Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Chandler Parsons

PF: Pau Gasol, Paul Millsap, Ersan Ilyasova
C: Amir Johnson, Andre Drummond, Nicola Vucevic

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:52 PM

Luck.

#3 driss lol

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:53 PM

Playoff schedule

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:53 PM

Getting better stats than your opponent
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:54 PM

Seriously, I'm trying to improve lol.  I love this s--- so much.
12 Team, H2H, 9 Cat, $$$ League, 1st place, 111-56-4

PG: Goran Dragic, Mo Williams
SG: Paul George, Will Barton
SF: Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Chandler Parsons

PF: Pau Gasol, Paul Millsap, Ersan Ilyasova
C: Amir Johnson, Andre Drummond, Nicola Vucevic

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

Stockpile high upside players that are in great systems for their talents. This for their ability to bring you increasingly better stats, but also to give you the option to sell high once they over achieve.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

View PostATXSpartan, on 10 February 2013 - 04:56 PM, said:

Stockpile high upside players that are in great systems for their talents. This for their ability to bring you increasingly better stats, but also to give you the option to sell high once they over achieve.

Yeah.  Was trying to do that with Drummond but he got injured unfortunately.
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PG: Goran Dragic, Mo Williams
SG: Paul George, Will Barton
SF: Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Chandler Parsons

PF: Pau Gasol, Paul Millsap, Ersan Ilyasova
C: Amir Johnson, Andre Drummond, Nicola Vucevic

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

Thursday games.

Owning Durant or LeBron will give you a severe advantage.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

It's a terrible feeling to dominate all season only to lose in the first round because your opponent simply had way more players playing...paying attention to the playoff scheduling is big.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

View PostTxBoy85, on 10 February 2013 - 05:00 PM, said:

It's a terrible feeling to dominate all season only to lose in the first round because your opponent simply had way more players playing...paying attention to the playoff scheduling is big.

Is 3-3-3 or 4-4-2, or 3-4-3 considered a good playoff schedule?

Edited by The Harsh, 10 February 2013 - 05:27 PM.
Please don't make this too league-specific or this will be moved to the ACH subforum.

12 Team, H2H, 9 Cat, $$$ League, 1st place, 111-56-4

PG: Goran Dragic, Mo Williams
SG: Paul George, Will Barton
SF: Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Chandler Parsons

PF: Pau Gasol, Paul Millsap, Ersan Ilyasova
C: Amir Johnson, Andre Drummond, Nicola Vucevic

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

I always try to draft players that can shoot good FG AND FT relative to their position, i.e. guards with good FG% and big guys with good FT%, but this year some of my big guys have had subnormal FT shooting like Horford and Gerald Wallace, it's really annoying.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

H2H or Roto?  because there are different strategies.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

Patience.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

Draft Lebron
Trade for KD
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Profit

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

Bench players are so important in h2h leagues

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

View PostTxBoy85, on 10 February 2013 - 05:00 PM, said:

It's a terrible feeling to dominate all season only to lose in the first round because your opponent simply had way more players playing...paying attention to the playoff scheduling is big.

This is why I don't play H2H. Having to look at playoff schedules deters from what you should really be looking at, the players and their abilities/situations.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

Take all logic, throw it out the window.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

The most active player wins, if they are not unlucky.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

View PostTheGreatUnwashed, on 10 February 2013 - 06:01 PM, said:

View PostTxBoy85, on 10 February 2013 - 05:00 PM, said:

It's a terrible feeling to dominate all season only to lose in the first round because your opponent simply had way more players playing...paying attention to the playoff scheduling is big.

This is why I don't play H2H. Having to look at playoff schedules deters from what you should really be looking at, the players and their abilities/situations.

With that logic, there's no point of playoffs in real life either. It's just another fun aspect of strategies.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:47 PM

View PostGambino, on 10 February 2013 - 08:31 PM, said:

View PostTheGreatUnwashed, on 10 February 2013 - 06:01 PM, said:

View PostTxBoy85, on 10 February 2013 - 05:00 PM, said:

It's a terrible feeling to dominate all season only to lose in the first round because your opponent simply had way more players playing...paying attention to the playoff scheduling is big.

This is why I don't play H2H. Having to look at playoff schedules deters from what you should really be looking at, the players and their abilities/situations.

With that logic, there's no point of playoffs in real life either. It's just another fun aspect of strategies.

I wouldn't call it a fun aspect, and there is too much weight put on it. Roto is the best gauge of how your team performed throughout the year without the anger and frustration of losing to an inferior team because of playoff schedules.
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