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Fantasy Basketball "magic numbers"

by ja on 12/31/2008 9:12:31 PM

Okay. First, these are not magic numbers like those to do with baseball. Nope, these are much more important magic numbers. These magic numbers tell you what will almost guarantee you a win in fantasy basketball. I was reading FantasyAddict the other day and came across an article titled Building a Better Squad that did a pretty good job of laying out what it will take to mostly guarantee a league championship. These goals are difficult to attain, but not impossible. The theory here is that if your team as a whole can average the numbers mentioned then you will be very difficult to beat.  Here's a portion of the article:

FG%                .470


FT%                .790


3s                     1.00 per game


Points               17.0 per game


Rebounds         7.0 per game


Assists              4.0 per game


Stl                    Between 1 and 2 per game


Blks                 Between .8 and 1.0 per game


Check your current and past leagues. Had your team posted these stats and done a good job maximizing game limits, I believe you would have finished first 9 times out of 10.

The article goes into a lot of depth about how the author came up with these numbers so you can see he didn't just pull them out of thin air (or anywhere else for that matter). One thing to keep in mind is that these numbers are based on 8-cat roto leagues. However, I tested this against the teams in one of my current head-tohead leagues to see how the numbers would fair in that league. The first place team was pretty close to most of these, and reached on a few but not all (they failed on pts, reb, FG%). However, the ones that they came up short on they came up less short than everyone else. If I built a team that met these marks (or got close) then I would probably end up owning the league. I'm actually working towards this end now... this article did a great job giving me something to shoot for... sometimes you do better shooting for 17 pts per game than you would shooting for "as many points as possible".

You can use our fantasy basketball team analyzer to see how your group stacks up and to determine how trades and roster moves will affect your ability to reach these goals.
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#2 by sirahlst posted on 12/27/2011 9:56:12 PM

great post!

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