Purple Hippo

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  1. Our league drafted on ESPN and we noticed so many bugs in the new platform (incorrect players being and teams being shown on daily pickups, extremely buggy auction draft that crashed several times, etc. ) that we did a mass exodus and transferred the league to Yahoo yesterday. With so many problems we had no faith that ESPN could even be trusted to do something as simple as having accurate stats for the players. Their customer service is non existent to boot. There's just literally no reason to stick with ESPN except maybe inertia and laziness.
  2. Basketball Monster Content

    That's a foolish statement to make as it is highly dependent on your individual financial situation and how much you enjoy fantasy basketball. For myself, $50 is well worth it as I spend an inordinate amount of hours on fantasy basketball as it is basically my primary source of entertainment for 6-7 months. I spend a lot of time on BBM daily and it has greatly enhanced my primary source of entertainment. Meanwhile I live in NYC and $50-80 doesn't even buy me a decent night out of dinner and drinks. And $50-$80 severely underpays the value of the time it would take me to build a database like BBM myself. So to each his own.
  3. Kyle Anderson 2018-2019 Outlook

    I drafted him because BBM was so high on him (has him as a top 60 guy in my 8 cat roto settings), but this preseason has me concerned as well. Josh Lloyd had a Memphis beat writer on his podcast that claimed Anderson was seen as a major building block who is guaranteed a huge role and minutes so I'm still cautiously optimistic. I remember Ingles looked similarly terrible in preseason last year so that gives me some hope that maybe his poor performance so far is just meaningless.
  4. I participated in an auction draft on ESPN and it was a complete sh*tshow. Just a ridiculous, buggy mess. Our league is definitely leaving ESPN for after this season, they obviously have no interest in putting out a good or even a passable product.
  5. Herzona should be talented enough to get playing time right? This Knicks roster sans Porzingis is one of the worst I've ever seen. Lance Thomas!? LMAO.
  6. Nikola Jokic 2018-19 Season Outlook

    If you can nab Embiid in the second round you can offset 2 of Jokic’s biggest weaknesses (points and blocks). You’ll start off strong in every other category but steals and threes which can be easier to fill in later rounds
  7. Auction Draft Strategy Thread 2018-2019

    Out of curiosity I ran this team through my BBM 8 cat roto settings and they project the team to be extremely strong in blocks, fg% and rebs, very low in threes and ft% and middle of the pack in points and assists for an overall middle of the pack type team. I guess Yahoo's projections for these guys are quite different.
  8. Auction Draft Strategy Thread 2018-2019

    This team seems a little light on points and ft%, curious to see what Yahoo projected for those categories? I feel like combining Gobet, Capela, Ayton and Dragic would put you in punt ft% territory, which isn't ideal in roto. I think overall you got good values but you also arguably have high bust potential factors in Conley, Teague, Dragic and Batum. All of these players are older and were varying degrees of disappointing last year. Not saying there's anything wrong with these choices (I'll be targeting Conley and Batum heavily myself for my upcoming auction) but that's alot of players that you are banking on having bounce back seasons.
  9. 2018-2019 Auction Central -- Values, Strategy, Tips, Etc

    His value goes down in roto because on the likelihood of missed games. BBM 8-cat auction value is projected at $37.
  10. Many people do auction drafts however, so knowing which of the top guys best complement each other is helpful information to know.
  11. Victor Oladipo 2018-2019 Season Outlook

    I will probably be targeting him in my auction draft as I think he'll be undervalued. Who would be the best player(s) to pair him with in an auction draft?
  12. 8/16 - GAME DAY THREAD

    Just drove in 2 on a first inning double in the second game.
  13. 8/16 - GAME DAY THREAD

    It's a double header and they only have 4 guys on the bench..Bautista (subbed in for Nimmo), Mesoraco (catching second game), Mcneil (starter who is resting for Reyes, will start 2nd game) and some guy named Jack Reinheimer. I guess they could have subbed in Reinheimer for someone but still doesnt seem like anything notable.
  14. Brandon Nimmo 2018 Outlook

  15. End of Season Fantasy Awards 2018

    If you play in a roto league Simmons is not ROY over Mitchell in any way, shape or form. Nice popcorn stats but a complete black hole in two categories (3pm, ft%).