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Fantasy Basketball Performances for 01-29-2015

by jarepo on 1/30/2015 3:05:02 AM
Here are the best (and worst) fantasy basketball performances for 01-29-2015. We set the bar pretty high, and for that reason most of the players that show up here are already well known. You can use this to marvel at their greatness! However, any player who is mentioned in a positive way here should gain instant credibility from a fantasy perspective if they are not already on your radar. You don't necessarily need to jump on them and pick them up right way, but they probably should make it to your short list especially if you see them more than a time or two.


Players who got a Double-Double
Jordan HillPoints(26) Rebounds(12)
Pau GasolPoints(20) Rebounds(10)
Roy HibbertPoints(18) Rebounds(10)
Nikola VucevicPoints(17) Rebounds(14)
Zach RandolphRebounds(17) Points(15)
John HensonPoints(12) Rebounds(11)

Players who got a Triple-Double
None

Scoring: (30 pts or better)
Jimmy Butler35

Assists: (12 assists or better)
None

Rebounds: (13 rebounds or better)
Zach Randolph17
Joakim Noah17
Nikola Vucevic14

Steals: (3 steals or better)
Brandon Knight4
Kenyon Martin3
Jerryd Bayless3
Evan Fournier3
Jimmy Butler3

Blocks: (4 blocks or better)
Pau Gasol4

Efficiency: (35 eff or better)
Jimmy Butler35

Turnovers: (5 turnovers or more)
Brandon Knight5
Elfrid Payton5
Derrick Rose5

Crossing the Line (The Curry line: TO > [AST+STL+BLK])
Ian MahinmiRatio (0.6667) Assists (0) Steals (1) Blocks (1) Turnovers (3)
Victor OladipoRatio (0.6667) Assists (1) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Jusuf NurkicRatio (0.6667) Assists (1) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Nikola VucevicRatio (0.3333) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Lance ThomasRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Kosta KoufosRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (1)



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Fantasy Basketball Performances for 01-28-2015

by jarepo on 1/29/2015 3:05:02 AM
Here are the best (and worst) fantasy basketball performances for 01-28-2015. We set the bar pretty high, and for that reason most of the players that show up here are already well known. You can use this to marvel at their greatness! However, any player who is mentioned in a positive way here should gain instant credibility from a fantasy perspective if they are not already on your radar. You don't necessarily need to jump on them and pick them up right way, but they probably should make it to your short list especially if you see them more than a time or two.


Players who got a Double-Double
LaMarcus AldridgePoints(38) Rebounds(11)
Carmelo AnthonyPoints(31) Rebounds(10)
Paul MillsapPoints(28) Rebounds(15)
Anthony DavisPoints(24) Rebounds(12)
Enes KanterPoints(21) Rebounds(11)
Al HorfordPoints(20) Rebounds(10)
Greg MonroePoints(20) Rebounds(11)
Al JeffersonPoints(17) Rebounds(16)
Gorgui DiengPoints(16) Rebounds(14)
Kris HumphriesRebounds(15) Points(11)
Jarrett JackPoints(14) Assists(13)
Tim DuncanRebounds(14) Points(12)
Michael Carter-WilliamsPoints(14) Assists(10)
Jeff TeaguePoints(13) Assists(11)
Kevin LoveRebounds(12) Points(10)
Timofey MozgovPoints(12) Rebounds(10)
P.J. TuckerPoints(12) Rebounds(10)
Jason SmithRebounds(11) Points(11)
Serge IbakaRebounds(10) Points(10)

Players who got a Triple-Double
None

Scoring: (30 pts or better)
Kyrie Irving55
Russell Westbrook40
LaMarcus Aldridge38
Monta Ellis33
Carmelo Anthony31

Assists: (12 assists or better)
Jarrett Jack13
Tywon Lawson13

Rebounds: (13 rebounds or better)
Al Jefferson16
Paul Millsap15
Tyson Chandler15
Kris Humphries15
Gorgui Dieng14
Tim Duncan14
Chris Kaman13
Cody Zeller13

Steals: (3 steals or better)
Nerlens Noel4
James Harden4
Corey Brewer4
Reggie Jackson4
Louis Williams3
Al-Farouq Aminu3
Avery Bradley3
Zach LaVine3
Brian Roberts3

Blocks: (4 blocks or better)
Al-Farouq Aminu6
Louis Amundson4

Efficiency: (35 eff or better)
Kyrie Irving44
LaMarcus Aldridge42
Paul Millsap39

Turnovers: (5 turnovers or more)
DeMarcus Cousins9
Michael Carter-Williams5
Amir Johnson5
Rajon Rondo5
John Wall5

Crossing the Line (The Curry line: TO > [AST+STL+BLK])
DeMarcus CousinsRatio (0.8889) Assists (4) Steals (2) Blocks (2) Turnovers (9)
Jusuf NurkicRatio (0.7500) Assists (0) Steals (1) Blocks (2) Turnovers (4)
Tyreke EvansRatio (0.7500) Assists (2) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (4)
Chandler ParsonsRatio (0.7500) Assists (2) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (4)
Trevor ArizaRatio (0.6667) Assists (1) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Kris HumphriesRatio (0.5000) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Perry Jones IIIRatio (0.5000) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Kevin MartinRatio (0.5000) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Bradley BealRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (1) Turnovers (2)
Joe JohnsonRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Brandon BassRatio (0.3333) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (1) Turnovers (3)
Lance ThomasRatio (0.3333) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Ben McLemoreRatio (0.3333) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Paul PierceRatio (0.3333) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Kentavious Caldwell-PopeRatio (0.3333) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)



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Fantasy Basketball Performances for 01-27-2015

by jarepo on 1/28/2015 3:04:39 AM
Here are the best (and worst) fantasy basketball performances for 01-27-2015. We set the bar pretty high, and for that reason most of the players that show up here are already well known. You can use this to marvel at their greatness! However, any player who is mentioned in a positive way here should gain instant credibility from a fantasy perspective if they are not already on your radar. You don't necessarily need to jump on them and pick them up right way, but they probably should make it to your short list especially if you see them more than a time or two.


Players who got a Double-Double
Klay ThompsonPoints(30) Rebounds(10)
Zach RandolphPoints(22) Rebounds(10)
John WallPoints(21) Assists(13)
Pau GasolPoints(18) Rebounds(16)
Joakim NoahPoints(18) Rebounds(15)
Greg MonroePoints(17) Rebounds(12)
Andre DrummondRebounds(17) Points(12)
Hassan WhitesideRebounds(16) Points(16)

Players who got a Triple-Double
None

Scoring: (30 pts or better)
Kyrie Irving38
LeBron James32
Derrick Rose30
Klay Thompson30

Assists: (12 assists or better)
John Wall13

Rebounds: (13 rebounds or better)
Andre Drummond17
Hassan Whiteside16
Pau Gasol16
Joakim Noah15

Steals: (3 steals or better)
Kyrie Irving3
Brandon Knight3
Stephen Curry3
Andre Iguodala3
John Wall3
Wayne Ellington3

Blocks: (4 blocks or better)
Andre Drummond6
Pau Gasol4

Efficiency: (35 eff or better)
Kyrie Irving38
Pau Gasol38

Turnovers: (5 turnovers or more)
Derrick Rose11
D.J. Augustin5
Zach Randolph5

Crossing the Line (The Curry line: TO > [AST+STL+BLK])
Klay ThompsonRatio (0.7500) Assists (2) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (4)
Rodney StuckeyRatio (0.6667) Assists (2) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Bradley BealRatio (0.6667) Assists (2) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Anthony TolliverRatio (0.6667) Assists (2) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Otto PorterRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Wesley JohnsonRatio (0.5000) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Chris BoshRatio (0.5000) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Zach RandolphRatio (0.4000) Assists (2) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (5)
Tyson ChandlerRatio (0.3333) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Derrick RoseRatio (0.1818) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (1) Turnovers (11)
Greg MonroeRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Marreese SpeightsRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Kyle SinglerRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (1)



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Fantasy Basketball Performances for 01-26-2015

by jarepo on 1/27/2015 3:04:39 AM
Here are the best (and worst) fantasy basketball performances for 01-26-2015. We set the bar pretty high, and for that reason most of the players that show up here are already well known. You can use this to marvel at their greatness! However, any player who is mentioned in a positive way here should gain instant credibility from a fantasy perspective if they are not already on your radar. You don't necessarily need to jump on them and pick them up right way, but they probably should make it to your short list especially if you see them more than a time or two.


Players who got a Double-Double
Anthony DavisPoints(32) Rebounds(10)
Zach RandolphPoints(24) Rebounds(10)
Tywon LawsonPoints(19) Assists(11)
Serge IbakaRebounds(19) Points(13)
Nikola VucevicPoints(18) Rebounds(12)
Wilson ChandlerPoints(18) Rebounds(10)
Marc GasolPoints(16) Rebounds(10)
Blake GriffinPoints(14) Assists(10)
Dewayne DedmonRebounds(10) Points(10)

Players who got a Triple-Double
None

Scoring: (30 pts or better)
Anthony Davis32

Assists: (12 assists or better)
Tyreke Evans12

Rebounds: (13 rebounds or better)
Serge Ibaka19
Gorgui Dieng18

Steals: (3 steals or better)
Beno Udrih4
KJ McDaniels3
Anthony Davis3
Ryan Anderson3
Reggie Jackson3
Gordon Hayward3
Arron Afflalo3
DeAndre Jordan3

Blocks: (4 blocks or better)
Jerami Grant4
Anthony Davis4
Alexis Ajinca4
Steven Adams4
Derrick Favors4
DeAndre Jordan4

Efficiency: (35 eff or better)
Anthony Davis45

Turnovers: (5 turnovers or more)
None

Crossing the Line (The Curry line: TO > [AST+STL+BLK])
Nikola VucevicRatio (0.7500) Assists (0) Steals (2) Blocks (1) Turnovers (4)
Omer AsikRatio (0.6667) Assists (2) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Jared SullingerRatio (0.5000) Assists (1) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (4)
Tobias HarrisRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Mike Conley Jr.Ratio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Avery BradleyRatio (0.3333) Assists (0) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Enes KanterRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (4)
Quincy PondexterRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)



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Fantasy Basketball Performances for 01-25-2015

by jarepo on 1/26/2015 3:04:39 AM
Here are the best (and worst) fantasy basketball performances for 01-25-2015. We set the bar pretty high, and for that reason most of the players that show up here are already well known. You can use this to marvel at their greatness! However, any player who is mentioned in a positive way here should gain instant credibility from a fantasy perspective if they are not already on your radar. You don't necessarily need to jump on them and pick them up right way, but they probably should make it to your short list especially if you see them more than a time or two.


Players who got a Double-Double
Tywon LawsonPoints(31) Assists(12)
Anthony DavisPoints(28) Rebounds(10)
Tyreke EvansPoints(24) Assists(12)
Chris PaulPoints(23) Assists(12)
Stephen CurryPoints(22) Assists(11)
Russell WestbrookPoints(22) Assists(11)
Kris HumphriesPoints(21) Rebounds(14)
Greg MonroePoints(21) Rebounds(16)
Tim DuncanPoints(20) Rebounds(11)
Jonas ValanciunasPoints(20) Rebounds(11)
Kevin LovePoints(19) Rebounds(13)
Kawhi LeonardPoints(19) Rebounds(14)
John WallPoints(19) Assists(16)
DeAndre JordanPoints(18) Rebounds(14)
Carlos BoozerPoints(18) Rebounds(11)
Pau GasolRebounds(17) Points(13)
Tristan ThompsonRebounds(16) Points(10)
Luol DengPoints(15) Rebounds(10)
Serge IbakaPoints(15) Rebounds(10)
Andrew BogutPoints(13) Rebounds(13)
Roy HibbertRebounds(13) Points(11)
Omer AsikRebounds(11) Points(10)

Players who got a Triple-Double
Hassan WhitesidePoints(14) Rebounds(13) Blocks(12)

Scoring: (30 pts or better)
James Harden37
Monta Ellis36
D.J. Augustin35
LeBron James34
Kevin Durant32
Tywon Lawson31
Klay Thompson31

Assists: (12 assists or better)
John Wall16
Tyreke Evans12
Chris Paul12
Tywon Lawson12

Rebounds: (13 rebounds or better)
Pau Gasol17
Tristan Thompson16
Greg Monroe16
DeAndre Jordan14
Kawhi Leonard14
Kris Humphries14
Hassan Whiteside13
Kevin Love13
Roy Hibbert13
Andrew Bogut13
Ed Davis13

Steals: (3 steals or better)
Anthony Davis5
Paul Millsap4
Louis Williams4
Khris Middleton3
Kawhi Leonard3
Danny Green3
Tywon Lawson3
Draymond Green3
Trevor Ariza3

Blocks: (4 blocks or better)
Hassan Whiteside12
Pau Gasol4
DeAndre Jordan4

Efficiency: (35 eff or better)
D.J. Augustin37
Tywon Lawson37
James Harden37
Chris Paul36
Kevin Durant35

Turnovers: (5 turnovers or more)
James Harden6
Dwyane Wade5
Rodney Stuckey5
Brandon Knight5
Tim Duncan5
Nene Hilario5
Jordan Clarkson5

Crossing the Line (The Curry line: TO > [AST+STL+BLK])
Kevin LoveRatio (0.6667) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (1) Turnovers (3)
Ersan IlyasovaRatio (0.6667) Assists (0) Steals (1) Blocks (1) Turnovers (3)
Bradley BealRatio (0.6667) Assists (1) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Dwyane WadeRatio (0.6000) Assists (3) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (5)
Nene HilarioRatio (0.6000) Assists (1) Steals (2) Blocks (0) Turnovers (5)
Jordan ClarksonRatio (0.6000) Assists (2) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (5)
Aaron BrooksRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Robert SacreRatio (0.5000) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Chandler ParsonsRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)



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Fantasy Basketball Performances for 01-24-2015

by jarepo on 1/25/2015 3:04:39 AM
Here are the best (and worst) fantasy basketball performances for 01-24-2015. We set the bar pretty high, and for that reason most of the players that show up here are already well known. You can use this to marvel at their greatness! However, any player who is mentioned in a positive way here should gain instant credibility from a fantasy perspective if they are not already on your radar. You don't necessarily need to jump on them and pick them up right way, but they probably should make it to your short list especially if you see them more than a time or two.


Players who got a Double-Double
Zach RandolphPoints(17) Rebounds(14)

Players who got a Triple-Double
None

Scoring: (30 pts or better)
None

Assists: (12 assists or better)
None

Rebounds: (13 rebounds or better)
Greg Monroe16
Zach Randolph14
Cole Aldrich13

Steals: (3 steals or better)
Furkan Aldemir3
Mason Plumlee3
Gordon Hayward3

Blocks: (4 blocks or better)
Al Jefferson7
Marc Gasol4

Efficiency: (35 eff or better)
None

Turnovers: (5 turnovers or more)
Giannis Antetokounmpo7
Lance Thomas5
Brandon Jennings5
Michael Carter-Williams5
Jerami Grant5
Gordon Hayward5

Crossing the Line (The Curry line: TO > [AST+STL+BLK])
Giannis AntetokounmpoRatio (0.8571) Assists (4) Steals (0) Blocks (2) Turnovers (7)
Andre DrummondRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (1) Turnovers (2)
Marcin GortatRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (1) Turnovers (2)
Enes KanterRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Brook LopezRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (1) Turnovers (2)
Chris KamanRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Robert CovingtonRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Jerami GrantRatio (0.2000) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (5)
Luc Richard Mbah a MouteRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Kosta KoufosRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)



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Fantasy Basketball Performances for 01-23-2015

by jarepo on 1/24/2015 3:04:39 AM
Here are the best (and worst) fantasy basketball performances for 01-23-2015. We set the bar pretty high, and for that reason most of the players that show up here are already well known. You can use this to marvel at their greatness! However, any player who is mentioned in a positive way here should gain instant credibility from a fantasy perspective if they are not already on your radar. You don't necessarily need to jump on them and pick them up right way, but they probably should make it to your short list especially if you see them more than a time or two.


Players who got a Double-Double
Nikola VucevicPoints(34) Rebounds(18)
James HardenPoints(33) Assists(10)
DeMarcus CousinsPoints(28) Rebounds(11)
Russell WestbrookPoints(22) Assists(11)
Paul MillsapPoints(22) Rebounds(10)
Al JeffersonPoints(22) Rebounds(11)
Anthony DavisPoints(21) Rebounds(12)
Pau GasolRebounds(16) Points(13)
J.J. HicksonPoints(15) Rebounds(14)
Gorgui DiengRebounds(15) Points(14)
Kawhi LeonardPoints(15) Rebounds(14)
Al HorfordPoints(14) Rebounds(12)
Kenneth FariedRebounds(14) Points(11)
Nerlens NoelRebounds(14) Points(12)
Patrick PattersonPoints(14) Rebounds(13)
Timofey MozgovPoints(14) Rebounds(10)
Serge IbakaPoints(13) Rebounds(10)
Tyson ChandlerRebounds(12) Points(10)
Maurice WilliamsPoints(12) Assists(10)
Stephen CurryAssists(11) Points(10)

Players who got a Triple-Double
None

Scoring: (30 pts or better)
Klay Thompson52
Nikola Vucevic34
James Harden33

Assists: (12 assists or better)
None

Rebounds: (13 rebounds or better)
Nikola Vucevic18
Pau Gasol16
Gorgui Dieng15
Nerlens Noel14
Kawhi Leonard14
Kenneth Faried14
J.J. Hickson14
Patrick Patterson13
Chris Andersen13

Steals: (3 steals or better)
Monta Ellis5
Michael Carter-Williams4
LeBron James4
Klay Thompson4
Kyle Lowry3
Louis Williams3
Russell Westbrook3
Dion Waiters3
Evan Fournier3
Jimmy Butler3
Ronnie Price3
Brandon Bass3
Wilson Chandler3
James Harden3
DeMarcus Cousins3
Darren Collison3

Blocks: (4 blocks or better)
Tyson Chandler5
Alexis Ajinca5

Efficiency: (35 eff or better)
Klay Thompson51
Nikola Vucevic49
James Harden37
LeBron James36

Turnovers: (5 turnovers or more)
Dwyane Wade6
Josh Smith6
Stephen Curry6
David West5
Derrick Rose5
Isaiah Thomas5
DeMarcus Cousins5

Crossing the Line (The Curry line: TO > [AST+STL+BLK])
Josh SmithRatio (0.8333) Assists (3) Steals (0) Blocks (2) Turnovers (6)
Isaiah ThomasRatio (0.8000) Assists (4) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (5)
Joakim NoahRatio (0.7500) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (2) Turnovers (4)
Markieff MorrisRatio (0.6667) Assists (1) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Demar DeRozanRatio (0.6667) Assists (1) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Kyle KorverRatio (0.5000) Assists (2) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (4)
Tobias HarrisRatio (0.5000) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Tristan ThompsonRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (1) Turnovers (2)
Omer AsikRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (1) Turnovers (2)
Carlos BoozerRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (1) Turnovers (2)
Jordan HillRatio (0.5000) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
David WestRatio (0.4000) Assists (2) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (5)
Dirk NowitzkiRatio (0.3333) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (1) Turnovers (3)
Avery BradleyRatio (0.2500) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (4)
Chris AndersenRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Tyler ZellerRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (1)
Nick YoungRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (1)



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Strategic Benching - A Commonly Overlooked Part of Fantasy Sports Strategy

by ja on 1/23/2015 3:14:18 PM

Strategic Benching


If you play any fantasy sport in which a poor performance by a player can make your team's score decrease then you need to be aware of the concept of "Strategic Benching". In basketball, strategic benching is actually worth 5 - 10 category wins over the course of the year. That's a pretty amazing amount of games to leave on the table, but many if not most fantasy managers do it every year. In this article I'll give you some tips about how to avoid losing categories that should not have even been put at risk. I'll use basketball as an example, but the concept is applicable in fantasy football and fantasy baseball as well. It's actually applicable for any fantasy sport where there are negative stats or percentages in play. This type of strategy falls into the "end of week" category in that you wouldn't want to do it all week, but you'll want to keep an eye on how things are going so you can put it into play soon enough for it to work.

Negative Stats


As an example, in basketball a Turnover is a negative stat. Points are not negative. A player cannot cause you to go from winning Points to losing Points all by themselves because your opponent would have to score to actually cause you to go from winning Points to losing Points). Turnovers are another story though. If you are winning Turnovers because you have less and then you send out a player who turns the ball over several times you may go from winning to losing even without the other team doing anything. This same concept applies in fantasy baseball in terms of the pitcher stats such as Walked Batters and Blown saves and for batters strikeouts. In football the negative
stats include things like Points Allowed (Def), Fumbles, Thrown Interceptions, and missed field goals (kickers). In reality pretty much every fantasy sport allows for negative stats so it's your job to not only maximize the positives, but to do so while carefully minimizing the negatives.

Percentages as Negatives


The other type of stat that can cause you trouble are those that are percentage based. Just like Turnovers, free throw percentage can haunt your dreams if you're winning going in to the final day and one of your players ends up going 2-7 from the line and costing you that stat for the entire week. It's happened to us
all, and you can always protect yourself from that happening, but you can definitely stay aware of the situation as you roll into saturday and sunday line up setting. The average type stats in basketball are generally ft% and fg%. In baseball they include hitters batting averages and pitchers WHIP, ERA. I'm not sure football has any of these percentage type categories, but feel free to let me know if you think of one that is in common use.

Some Scenerios


So how do we put this information to use? Well, it's simple to do once you get the hang of it. I'll be honest and tell you that it almost always feels weird to me to choose not to play someone leaving a hole in my lineup that I could have filled, but there's no doubt that sometimes it's the right thing to do. If it works out you end up feeling like a genius and if it doesn't work out, then atleast you tried instead of just letting things happen to you for lack of paying attention.

If all the categories are decided except one negative counting stat then don't play anyone. Maybe your opponent will lose it for themselves.

If all the categories are decided except percentage stats then only play players that are almost guaranteed to help with that stat. If you're winning it already you might even consider not playing anyone. It IS possible that your opponent will catch up all by themselves, but keep in mind that as the week goes on catching up becomes harder and harder to do one sided. But it can be quite easy to catch up in percentage categories if one team plays well and the other team stinks it up. Don't help your opponent.

If things are not quite so clear cut then you've got to do a little more studying and maybe even get into some gamesmanship (see next section) in order to get the result you want. Let's say you're losing FG% by just a few thousandths. You think MAYBE you could still win it if your 3 guys who will play shoot their average percentage. But then you look over and you see that you're barely winning turnovers. Your guys don't usually turn the ball over, but right now if you didn't play ANYONE you'd bank turnovers for sure. The right move is probably (we're talking mathematical probability here not just I think so) to let your players sit and take the sure deal on turnovers. You can also cross your fingers and hope your opponent also shoots badly and maybe you end up getting them both! The worst case is that you play your team, they shoot badly and turn the ball over a bunch. You'd lose two stats. Even worse would be if your team shot bad, but so did theirs, but they don't turn the ball over. In that case you would still lose turnovers and fieldgoal percentage when if you hadn't played anyone you'd have been better off.

Gamesmanship Opportunities


One opponent was very aware of my willingness to bench my team on Sunday to win negative stats last time we played. We had quite a few positive categories that were decided, but some that were still up in the air. I was winning the ones that were up in the air. He decided to pretend he was going to play his team which forced me to play mine (I wanted to bench them and try to protect one of my negative wins). Right before tipoff he actually decided to punt some categories he MIGHT have won to increase the chance he'd win the percentage based categories. He waited until the last minute and then benched all of his players. I was forced to play the players that I would have benched had I known he was going to bench his. He did end up getting one of thosetwo negative categories away from me (FT% and TO) and didn't lose any extra stats because of it. Well played, sir.

Summary


I want to reiterate that this type of strategy falls into the "end of week" category. You wouldn't want to do it all week because you can't predict the whole week. But as the end of the week becomes closer and the winners and losers of many of the stats become obvious you can pull this out and use it as a secret weapon! Just keep an eye on how things are going so you can put it into play soon enough for it to work.

Once you recognize that there are stats that can hurt you even without your opponent doing a thing it should become quite apparent that you are often in control of your own destiny. Even more so than you think. You'll be surprised how often you can steal a game or two with absolutely no risk taking and those games, added up over the course of a season can make the difference when it comes to making the playoffs or even winning the league.



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Fantasy Basketball Performances for 01-22-2015

by jarepo on 1/23/2015 3:04:39 AM
Here are the best (and worst) fantasy basketball performances for 01-22-2015. We set the bar pretty high, and for that reason most of the players that show up here are already well known. You can use this to marvel at their greatness! However, any player who is mentioned in a positive way here should gain instant credibility from a fantasy perspective if they are not already on your radar. You don't necessarily need to jump on them and pick them up right way, but they probably should make it to your short list especially if you see them more than a time or two.


Players who got a Double-Double
Enes KanterPoints(23) Rebounds(16)
Pau GasolRebounds(17) Points(12)
Rudy GobertPoints(14) Rebounds(10)
DeAndre JordanPoints(14) Rebounds(12)
Brandon BassPoints(13) Rebounds(10)
Jerome JordanRebounds(11) Points(11)
Zaza PachuliaRebounds(10) Points(10)

Players who got a Triple-Double
None

Scoring: (30 pts or better)
None

Assists: (12 assists or better)
Chris Paul17

Rebounds: (13 rebounds or better)
Pau Gasol17
Enes Kanter16

Steals: (3 steals or better)
Giannis Antetokounmpo5
Jarrett Jack3
Alan Anderson3
Chris Paul3

Blocks: (4 blocks or better)
Taj Gibson4

Efficiency: (35 eff or better)
None

Turnovers: (5 turnovers or more)
Gordon Hayward6

Crossing the Line (The Curry line: TO > [AST+STL+BLK])
Trey BurkeRatio (0.6667) Assists (2) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Kelly OlynykRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (2) Turnovers (4)
Chris KamanRatio (0.5000) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Kawhi LeonardRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)



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Fantasy Basketball Performances for 01-21-2015

by jarepo on 1/22/2015 3:04:09 AM
Here are the best (and worst) fantasy basketball performances for 01-21-2015. We set the bar pretty high, and for that reason most of the players that show up here are already well known. You can use this to marvel at their greatness! However, any player who is mentioned in a positive way here should gain instant credibility from a fantasy perspective if they are not already on your radar. You don't necessarily need to jump on them and pick them up right way, but they probably should make it to your short list especially if you see them more than a time or two.


Players who got a Double-Double
Eric BledsoePoints(33) Rebounds(10)
DeMarcus CousinsPoints(28) Rebounds(14)
Nicolas BatumPoints(27) Rebounds(10)
Carmelo AnthonyPoints(27) Rebounds(11)
Andre DrummondPoints(26) Rebounds(17)
Nikola VucevicPoints(26) Rebounds(15)
Greg MonroePoints(24) Rebounds(10)
Brandon JenningsPoints(24) Assists(21)
Enes KanterPoints(24) Rebounds(17)
Stephen CurryPoints(22) Assists(10)
Zach RandolphPoints(19) Rebounds(13)
Kevin LovePoints(19) Rebounds(13)
John WallPoints(18) Assists(13)
Jeff TeaguePoints(17) Assists(11)
Eric GordonPoints(17) Assists(10)
Timofey MozgovPoints(16) Rebounds(11)
Jordan HillPoints(15) Rebounds(13)
Paul PiercePoints(14) Rebounds(12)
Thaddeus YoungPoints(14) Rebounds(11)
Bismack BiyomboRebounds(12) Points(12)
Jonas ValanciunasPoints(12) Rebounds(10)
Henry SimsRebounds(12) Points(11)

Players who got a Triple-Double
None

Scoring: (30 pts or better)
Kevin Durant34
Eric Bledsoe33
James Harden33
Russell Westbrook32

Assists: (12 assists or better)
Brandon Jennings21
John Wall13

Rebounds: (13 rebounds or better)
Steven Adams20
Enes Kanter17
Andre Drummond17
Nikola Vucevic15
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist14
DeMarcus Cousins14
Kevin Love13
Jordan Hill13
Zach Randolph13
P.J. Tucker13

Steals: (3 steals or better)
Kyrie Irving5
Michael Carter-Williams5
LeBron James4
DeMarre Carroll4
Andre Drummond4
Jeremy Lin4
John Wall4
P.J. Tucker4
Klay Thompson4
J.R. Smith3
Carmelo Anthony3
Elfrid Payton3
Anthony Davis3
Monta Ellis3
Courtney Lee3
Eric Bledsoe3
David Lee3

Blocks: (4 blocks or better)
Jerami Grant8
Brook Lopez6
Andrew Bogut5
Anthony Davis4

Efficiency: (35 eff or better)
Andre Drummond40

Turnovers: (5 turnovers or more)
LeBron James7
Stephen Curry6
Gordon Hayward5
Elfrid Payton5
Andre Drummond5
Damian Lillard5
Dwight Howard5

Crossing the Line (The Curry line: TO > [AST+STL+BLK])
Kobe BryantRatio (0.7500) Assists (2) Steals (0) Blocks (1) Turnovers (4)
Elijah MillsapRatio (0.6667) Assists (1) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Bojan BogdanovicRatio (0.6667) Assists (1) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Patrick PattersonRatio (0.6667) Assists (1) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Mike Conley Jr.Ratio (0.5000) Assists (2) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (4)
Kyle SinglerRatio (0.5000) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Mario ChalmersRatio (0.5000) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Chris KamanRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (1) Turnovers (2)
Serge IbakaRatio (0.5000) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Rasual ButlerRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (2)
Jason ThompsonRatio (0.5000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (1) Turnovers (2)
Jordan HillRatio (0.3333) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (3)
Paul MillsapRatio (0.2500) Assists (1) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (4)
Dwight HowardRatio (0.2000) Assists (0) Steals (1) Blocks (0) Turnovers (5)
Dirk NowitzkiRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (1)
Dante CunninghamRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (1)
Carlos BoozerRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (1)
Nikola PekovicRatio (0.0000) Assists (0) Steals (0) Blocks (0) Turnovers (1)



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