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Fantasy Basketball Noob... Any Advice?

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So I ended up writing quite a bit. If you don't want to read it all, just look at the areas I highlighted in bold.


I'm in a 10 team, 18 player (2x6 = 12 starter) + 1IR, 3 keeper, 8-cat league. I'm going to be honest, I'm out to lunch when it comes to fantasy basketball. I also traded picks 4, 5 and 6 last year, so I was at a disadvantage right from the get go. What I'm wondering is if there are any categories I should focus on or punt, specific players to drop/add/trade, or any other advice that might be able to help me out. My team is shown below:

Player (Season Avg. Rank) -- POS --- FG%__ FT%__ 3PT__ PTS__ REB__ AST__ ST__ BLK

CP3 (8) --------------------------- PG --------- .455__ .920__ 2.6__ 18.6__ 5.7__ 9.2__ 1.9__ 0.4
Klay (32) ------------------------- SG/SF --- .481__ .893__ 3.3__ 20.5__ 4.1__ 2.6__ 0.7__ 0.6
Khris Middleton (37) ------ SG/SF --- .460__ .886__ 2.0__ 20.0__ 5.0__ 4.3__ 1.2__ 0.1
Otto Porter (45) ------------- SF/PF --- .491__ .821__ 1.8__ 14.1__ 6.3__ 1.8__ 1.6__ 0.6
Donovan Mitchell (47) --- PG/SG -- .438__ .854__ 2.3__ 18.8__ 3.4__ 3.4__ 1.5__ 0.5
Kanter (57) --------------------- C ---------- .602__ .869__ 0.0__ 13.5__ 10.1__ 1.3__ 0.6__ 0.5
Caldwell-Pope (81) -------- SG/SF --- .406__ .759__ 2.0__ 13.3__ 4.8__ 2.1__ 1.8__ 0.3
Justin Holiday (90) -------- SG/SF --- .382__ .827__ 2.4__ 13.6__ 4.6__ 2.3__ 1.1__ 0.7
Kuzma (95) -------------------- SF/PF --- .459__ .737__ 2.0__ 16.7__ 6.3__ 1.8__ 0.5__ 0.5
Zach Randolph (99) ------- PF/C ----- .493__ .778__ 0.7__ 15.0__ 7.0__ 2.1__ 0.8__ 0.2
Kelly Olynyk (101) ---------- PF/C ----- .503__ .767__ 1.3__ 10.4__ 5.8__ 2.1__ 0.9__ 0.5
Jeremy Lamb (104) ------- SG/SF --- .449__ .856__ 1.2__ 14.3__ 4.7__ 2.5__ 0.8__ 0.4
TJ McConnell (112) ------- PG -------- .527__ .824__ 0.4__ 7.1__ 3.4__ 4.7__ 1.3__ 0.3
Delon Wright (117) -------- PG/SG -- .503__ .906__ 0.7__ 8.9__ 3.0__ 2.5__ 1.1__ 0.6
Jusuf Nurkic (122) --------- C ---------- .464__ .649__ 0.0__ 14.7__ 7.9__ 1.9__ 0.7__ 1.3
Tyler Johnson (123) ------ PG/SG -- .425__ .873__ 1.6__ 12.1__ 3.6__ 2.2__ 0.8__ 0.6
Marquese Chriss (197) -- PF/C ----- .419__ .620__ 0.8__ 7.2__ 5.0__ 1.3__ 0.7__ 0.1
Bismack Biyombo (244) - PF/C ---- .527__ .623__ 0.0__ 5.4__ 5.7__ 0.5__ 0.2__ 1.2
Season average ------------------- .465__ .804__ 1.4__ 13.6__ 5.4__ 2.7__ 1.0__ 0.6

IR - Mike Conley (118) ---- PG ------- .381__ .803__ 2.0__ 17.1__ 2.3__ 4.1__ 1.0__ 0.3

Available players:
Al-Farouq Aminu
DeMarre Carroll
Michael Beasley
Shabazz Napier
Tyrone Wallace
Gerald Green
JaMychal Green
Manu Ginobili
De'Aaron Fox

*Nerlens Noel
*Gordon Hayward

etc.

Additional info:


Multi-Sport League

This is actually a multi-sport league where the overall standings are based off where we finish in our four fantasy leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL). The buy-in is $50, with the top 3 teams in the overall standings getting paid (1st $250, 2nd $100, and 3rd $50). The winner of an individual league also gets $25. Note that the top 6 teams in each league make the playoffs, and that you can make inter-league trades (i.e. bad NFL player and good NBA for good NFL and bad NBA). Where I'm at right now, it's doubtful that I'll win the NBA league this year. However, I may be able to position myself into the top 3 overall. So my goal is to set myself up the best way I can for next year while still trying to shoot for 3rd place in our overall standings.


Add/drop
Right now I'm thinking about dropping Chriss and adding Aminu. I like Biyombo's value with Vucevic out (averaging a double-double over the last two weeks) and Wright with Lowry out. When Conley returns, Wright will likely be the guy to go, but we'll see when that time comes. I'm also thinking about picking up Noel and throwing him on the IR when Conley gets healthy (barring any other significant injuries). Then when Noels returns, I may consider picking up Hayward just in case he does end up returning before the season is over, but that would take up my IR spot for the rest of the season. Of course these guys could be swooped up before then, but that's my plan right now.

Trades
I'm considering shopping CP3. This is mainly because he's getting older, he's been injury prone, and I'm thinking he's probably at a high right now with Harden out. But I'm not really sure who to target and what's a realistic return for him. Kawhi, Wall, Boogie, Butler, Kyrie, Lillard, Oladipo, Porzingis... and more ambitiously Giannis, Westbrook, and Anthony Davis are some names that come to mind. My keeper situation also isn't great, so if there's a way to somehow package some players together to fix that situation, that would be ideal.

Also, someone has show interest in my NHL Shea Weber. For those who don't know, Weber's pre-season rank was 44, his season avg rank is 29 (which ranks 4th amongst defensemen), he's an older player (32 yo), and he's currently hurt (out until at least February and won't be rushed back because he's on a non-playoff team). My NBA comparable for value would be somewhere between a Marc Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge. Weber was a keeper for me. The guy that was interested in him has Butler, Oladipo, Kyrie, Horford, and Teague. I'm wondering who of this bunch I should target.

 

 

Thanks in advance for your help!! I also usually try to return the favour, but my NBA fantasy knowledge is limited so I'm not going to provide bad advice on something I don't know. If you do need help in hockey, football, and baseball (to a lesser degree), leave a link and I'll see what I can do.

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