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Punting points strategy

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On 7/29/2018 at 6:56 AM, Naboo said:

If there happens to be another guy in your league who also follows this strategy you may be screwed since you will be cannibalizing each others player pool.

 

Still better off than being in the hunt for points with 10 of 12 teams. 

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One thing I’ve noticed abt the double punt Pts/Ft% is that you often end up with big man category overload in some matchups. I’ve found that it’s a good idea to draft a few bench bigs who can hit FT for the matchups when you face teams that punt your strongest categories (e.g. small ball teams).  

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I try not to punt, but if I have to rank three best punting strategy, then I rank them: 1) punt TO; 2) punt points; 3) punt FT%. All others I don't like. But punting points have one weak spot. I just can't imagine how you can keep high BOTH threes and FG%. If you punt points and achieve 47% FG, then your team probably don't have much three point specialists. If you punt points and later in draft try to find three-pointers you have to give up FG%. At least I don't find a solution.

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46 minutes ago, apatas said:

I try not to punt, but if I have to rank three best punting strategy, then I rank them: 1) punt TO; 2) punt points; 3) punt FT%. All others I don't like. But punting points have one weak spot. I just can't imagine how you can keep high BOTH threes and FG%. If you punt points and achieve 47% FG, then your team probably don't have much three point specialists. If you punt points and later in draft try to find three-pointers you have to give up FG%. At least I don't find a solution.

 

The solution is KAT or Curry in the first, Otto Porter Jr., Gary Harris, and big men who can contribute a little in 3pt like Myles Turner, Vuc, Ibaka, . You need to prioritize 3pt in the early rounds because there is no one in the late rounds who has both good fg% and good 3pt.

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2 minutes ago, Saucy said:

 

You need to prioritize 3pt in the early rounds because there is no one in the late rounds who has both good fg% and good 3pt.

Yes!! That is true! But only this is a reason why you are limited in your draft - you just have to pick certain guys. If you don't punt you are free to pick anyone.

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yep, I punt points every year....so much more value late in the draft when you take the points out of the equation...

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Points is the least polarized stat because every player gets points.  There are guards that don’t get any blocks and centers who don’t hit threes but everyone gets points.  Even players typically associated with not scoring much still get 10ppg which is 2/3 of the median.  And no player gets more than double the median.  For this reason points is a cat I hardly target.  I can’t say I punt points because often the players I want for other reasons also get points but I never target a player for what he scores. 

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Punting points makes a lot of sense in most leagues where the general population is attracted to players with high PTS avg because of their *perceived* value, in effect creating a market inefficiency.  

 

That said, I wouldn't recommend punting points unless your first two/three picks are conducive to it, as the cornerstones of your roster.  

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