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About Trevor Crippen - RotoBaller

I live in Boston, but grew up in Washington state, where I picked up bad habits like rooting for the Mariners. Since the Sonics left Seattle, I've been having open auditions for my new favorite NBA team. So far I haven't found a bandwagon that feels right, outside of "whoever is playing against those thieves in Oklahoma City."

Trevor Crippen - RotoBaller has written 158 articles so far, you can find them below.


Patty Mills (PG, SA) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10- and 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 45% Yahoo! ANALYSIS: Patty Mills is already owned in almost every active 12-team league, but at only 45% owned on Yahoo, he's still out there in many not-so-competitive ones, plus a lot of 10-team leagues. He's been lights out for the Spurs— over the last... Read More

3 years ago

NBA Waiver Wire (Week 8): Defensive Category Streamers

Desperately trying to steal steals from your opponent? Below are my Week Eight defensive category streamers for fantasy basketball - rebounds, steals, and blocks for the weekend of 12/16 - 12/18. All position eligibility and ownership percentages are based on Yahoo! fantasy leagues. Editor's Note: New users that sign up on FantasyAces, make a $20 deposit, and... Read More

3 years ago

NBA Waiver Wire Guards (PG, SG, PG/SG) for Week 8

This year, RotoBaller is separating its waiver wire recommendations by position a little differently.  In our three position breakdowns, we'll be separating players into GUARDS, including point guards (PG), shooting guards (SG), and combo guards (PG/SG); WINGS, including small forwards (SF), swing men (SG/SF), and small ball fours (SF/PF); and BIGS, including power forwards (PF),... Read More

3 years ago

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NBA Waiver Wire (Week 7): H2H Defensive Category Streamers

Hey, let's think about this weekend.  No, not about actually leaving your house and doing something.  Let's plan who we're burning our precious weekly transactions to steal a category or two in our fantasy matchups. Below are my Week Seven defensive category streamers for fantasy basketball - rebounds, steals, and blocks for the weekend of 12/9 -... Read More

3 years ago

By Keith Allison (Flickr: Trevor Booker) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

NBA Waiver Wire: Weekend H2H Defensive Category Streamers (Week 1)

It's never too early to start streaming.  Whether you have an opening due to an injury, you auction-drafted a crew of stars and scrubs, or you just didn't bother putting any effort into your last couple draft picks, you probably have a player or two on your team who isn't must-own.  You're better off using... Read More

3 years ago


By Bryan Horowitz, SportsAngle.com [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Trevor Crippen's Late-Round NBA Fliers (Premium Content)

You don't win your leagues in the first few rounds, but you certainly can lose them. Often times leagues are won by making solid, boring picks in the early rounds, then nailing some high upside breakout stars in the final few rounds.  Many a league winner who drafted C.J. McCollum at the tail end of... Read More

PREMIUM 3 years ago

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Trevor Crippen's NBA Dynasty Sleepers List (Premium Content)

It's hard to evaluate what's being undervalued and overvalued in dynasty leagues in fantasy basketball, because unlike football and baseball, there just isn't reliable information out there about the average ADP of players in basketball dynasty leagues. I could go through rankings on other sites, but those rankings are just what one site (and often... Read More

PREMIUM 3 years ago

How to Punt Categories in Fantasy Basketball (2016 Edition)

Draft season is on for the 2016-17 NBA season, and it's time to start thinking about how you're going to win your league.  RotoBaller will be here with rankings, sleepers, and busts like usual.  Before we dive too deep into the nitty gritty this year, though, we should take a look at the broader picture,... Read More

3 years ago

Why You Should Use Non-Standard Categories in Fantasy Basketball Leagues

There is more to this world than playing in standard nine category head-to-head and roto fantasy basketball leagues.  Why, there are also eight category leagues without turnovers, or ten, eleven, twelve... twenty(!) category leagues too.  Adding categories can be a fun way to shake up your basketball league, but it can also lead to lopsided... Read More

3 years ago

Fantasy Basketball Strategy: Valuing Players Differently in Roto vs. H2H

I spend a lot of time thinking about the underlying structure and theory of almost any game I end up playing.  Fantasy basketball is no exception.  I think that if you want to win in fantasy basketball it's more important to know how the game of fantasy basketball works than it is to understand how... Read More

3 years ago


This Week in RotoBaller NBA (7/15/2016)

In case you missed it, here's the latest in RotoBaller's offseason fantasy basketball coverage.  More stuff on the way includes a look at the Houston Rockets under Mike D'Antoni, a peek at Philly's other "rookies," and more rookie profiles starting with Denver's Jamal Murray.  Have a great weekend!   This Week in RotoBaller NBA Barnes,... Read More

4 years ago

Barnes, Bogut, Curry: The Mavs' Pseudo-Warriors

Always a bridesmaid, the Dallas Mavericks once again whiffed on attracting any big names to Dallas, not finding themselves in the conversation for Kevin Durant, while falling short of more realistic targets like Hassan Whiteside, Al Horford, and Dwight Howard. They couldn't even keep their main in-house free agent, as Chandler Parsons bolted for the... Read More

4 years ago

Durant's Fallout: The Future of Russell Westbrook and the Thunder

Well that just happened.  Kevin Durant shook up the NBA landscape by leaving the only franchise he's ever played for to join a team that just set the NBA regular season wins record.  While the sky's the limit for the new super team Warriors, the Thunder are left devastated in the wake of Durant's departure,... Read More

4 years ago

Fantasy NBA Dynasty Start-Up Draft: The First 20

Over the course of the offseason, I took part in a 20-team dynasty start-up draft run by Jordan Schultz of DynastyBBall.com.  The league is standard 9 category head-to-head, with 16 man rosters including 8 starters (PG, SG, SF, PF, C, 3xUTIL) and 8 bench spots.  The start-up draft took place over the course of two... Read More

4 years ago

NBA Draft Winners and Losers

It was another exciting draft night in the NBA, filled as usual with baseless trade rumors, actual trades that came out of nowhere, bad picks by the Kings, good picks by the Spurs, and the UK voting to leave the European Union.  Well, I guess that last one doesn't usually happen in the NBA draft. ... Read More

4 years ago


By Keith Allison [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Stretch Four is Dead - Long Live the Switch Four

The NBA Finals are a Funeral for the No-D Stretch Four Whoever ends up winning in Sunday's Game 7 of the NBA Finals, there's one lesson to be taken from these Finals. Slow-footed, three-point shooting big men who are minuses on defense, like the Cavaliers' Kevin Love and Channing Frye, might be exciting floor-spacing options... Read More

4 years ago

NBA Roundup: The NBA Draft and Dynasty Leagues

Fantasy basketball coverage is typically pretty dead now that the fantasy basketball season is long past.  Most NBA fans have had the playoffs to focus on -- at least the handful of series that have been fantastic like Golden State / Oklahoma City, as opposed to the many series this year that have been either... Read More

4 years ago

NBA Daily Lineup Injury News and Updates for 3/2/2016

RotoBaller has assembled NBA injury updates and advice on various injury situations throughout the NBA to prepare for your daily lineups on March 2, 2016. Understanding the injury landscape, and who plans to benefit instead, is critical for setting your fantasy basketball lineups daily. Here we will focus on the important questions: Who is injured?... Read More

4 years ago

JaMychal Green (PF, MEM) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: I'm a huge fan of Brandan Wright's fantasy potential if he can work his way up to anywhere near a starter's share of minutes in filling in for Marc Gasol. Wright has never played more than around 20 minutes a game, though,... Read More

4 years ago

NBA Per 36 Leaders: Fantasy Basketball Sleepers in Part Time Roles

By now most fantasy players know what starters around the NBA are up to.  But it can be fun and surprising to check out how role players are doing in limited minutes, and project that to a bigger role. This is where Per 36 minute stats come in. These stats take the rate per minute... Read More

4 years ago


NBA Daily Lineup Injury News and Updates for 2/8/16

RotoBaller has assembled NBA injury updates and advice on various injury situations throughout the NBA to prepare for your daily lineups on February 8, 2016. Understanding the injury landscape, and who plans to benefit instead, is critical for setting your fantasy basketball lineups daily. Here we will focus on the important questions: Who is injured?... Read More

4 years ago

NBA Daily Lineup Injury News and Updates for 2/3/16

RotoBaller has assembled NBA injury updates and advice on various injury situations throughout the NBA to prepare for your daily lineups on February 3, 2016. Understanding the injury landscape, and who plans to benefit instead, is critical for setting your fantasy basketball lineups daily. Here we will focus on the important questions: Who is injured?... Read More

4 years ago

NBA Daily Lineup Injury News and Updates for 1/29/16

RotoBaller has assembled NBA injury updates and advice on various injury situations throughout the NBA to prepare for your daily lineups on January 29, 2016. Understanding the injury landscape, and who plans to benefit instead, is critical for setting your fantasy basketball lineups daily. Here we will focus on the important questions: Who is injured?... Read More

4 years ago

Alex Len (C, PHO) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Suns center Alex Len was used sporadically for much of the first half of the month before missing three games with a hand injury. Understandably, he was jettisoned by many fantasy owners. However, since returning from his hand injury, he's gained new... Read More

4 years ago

Trey Lyles (PF, UTA) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add for Short Term PTS/REB in Deeper Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Jazz rookie forward Trey Lyles followed up a nice 16 point performance in Portland on Wednesday with career highs of 19 points and 39 minutes against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday. Sounds like yet another up-and-coming rookie from... Read More

4 years ago


Aaron Brooks (PG, CHI) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add for a Short Term Boost at PG OWNED: 4% of Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball Leagues It's never good news when you hear the words "Derrick Rose" and "left knee" in the same sentence. The oft-injured former MVP left Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, saying something "just didn't feel right."  The current... Read More

4 years ago

Shabazz Muhammad (SG/SF, MIN) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add for High Upside with Efficient Percentages OWNED: 3% of Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball Leagues Lineup changes abound in Minnesota as the Timberwolves start taking an eye to the future in another year as non-contenders. Kevin Martin is in the permanent "DNP-Coach's Decision" zone until the Wolves find a trade partner to take him... Read More

4 years ago

Jeff Withey (C, UTA) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add for short term REB, BLK, and STL. OWNED: 23% of Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball Leagues With Derrick Favors currently hobbled with back spasms and Rudy Gobert still with no timetable for his return from a left knee injury, Jeff Withey has been playing big minutes for the Utah Jazz and putting up some... Read More

4 years ago

J.J. Hickson (PF/C, DEN) - NBA Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add for REB and BLK in Deep H2H Leagues OWNED: 7% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: At this point in his career we know what J.J. Hickson is. He is an excellent rebounder. He's a terrible free throw shooter (which makes him untouchable in roto leagues). He will get you some blocks, but never... Read More

4 years ago

NBA Waiver Wire: Guards (Week 2)

On Monday RotoBaller covered waiver wire centers worth adding and on Tuesday we covered forwards.  Today, in a big surprise, it's time for the guards!  Here are some PGs and SGs who might be worth adding to your team, depending on your needs and the depth of your league.   NBA Week 2 Waiver Wire:... Read More

4 years ago


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