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Fantasy Spin: 2019 NBA Mock Draft (Part 1)

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Fantasy Basketball Draft Recap: Part Three

Because we can't get enough fantasy basketball here at RotoBaller, our NBA crew put together a new league this year and just finished our draft. A few of us wanted to write about that draft and give our readers their thoughts on what they did during the draft, so decided to pull all those voices... Read More

8 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Draft Recap: Part Two

Because we can't get enough fantasy basketball here at RotoBaller, our NBA crew put together a new league this year and just finished our draft. A few of us wanted to write about that draft and give our readers their thoughts on what they did during the draft, so decided to pull all those voices... Read More

8 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Draft Recap: Part One

Because we can't get enough fantasy basketball here at RotoBaller, our NBA crew put together a new league this year and just finished our draft. A few of us wanted to write about that draft and give our readers their thoughts on what they did during the draft, so decided to pull all those voices... Read More

8 months ago

How To Find Value In Fantasy Basketball Auction Drafts

Often I've been asked by fantasy players if they've gotten a good value for a certain player in an auction draft, but without the person giving me an entire breakdown of their draft, I have to give my decision on if I like the pick based off of the player's perceived value. Writers often look... Read More

8 months ago

NBA Skill Set Scarcity: Where Are the Efficient Bigs?

I'm a huge fan of Jrue Holiday. I truly believe he might be the most underrated point guard of our generation in both real life and for many years, in fantasy too. He's an elite defender who has finished better than the 90th percentile in on/off opponents' point per possession numbers in his career, with... Read More

8 months ago


The RotoBaller Guide to Punting in Fantasy Basketball

The RotoBaller Guide to Punting in Fantasy Basketball will include pieces from experts Trevor Crippen and Kent Shen, who will be diving much deeper into strategies than we've gone with this guide in the past. This will be our most ambitious NBA project yet, a multi-part deep dive into every standard punt strategy in fantasy... Read More

8 months ago

NBA Punt Guide: How to Punt Categories

Welcome to fantasy draft season for the 2018-19 NBA season! It's time to start thinking about how you're going to win your league this year. RotoBaller will be here with rankings, sleepers, players to avoid, and much more. Before we dive too deep into individual players, though, let's take a step back and look at... Read More

8 months ago

A Fantasy Basketball H2H 9-Cat "Snake" Draft Walkthrough

What's good readers, we're now officially into October and draft season is in full swing. I hope y'all are excited as I am to put together some nice teams, trash talk your friends and add some hardware to your mantles. I just had my first draft of the season which is always the most exciting,... Read More

8 months ago

Can We Trust Kawhi Leonard in Fantasy?

It's hard not to lay out an argument either for or against Kawhi Leonard in any scenario, real or fantasy, without mentioning trust. It's the foundation upon which teamwork and chemistry are built. It's essential in a game where five men work together on the court in order to achieve a common goal. It's crucial... Read More

8 months ago

Kent Shen's 2018 Punt Guide: Blocks Primer (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. For a primer on punting, check out the RotoBaller NBA Punt Guide, beginning here.  Today we'll be looking at punting the category of rebounds. Punt blocks is a hard strategy to play, and one that tends to play better in stronger leagues, as weaker... Read More

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Kent Shen's 2018 Punt Guide: 3-Pointers Primer (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Updated 10/11 12:11 PM. For a primer on punting, check out the RotoBaller NBA Punt Guide, beginning here.  Today we'll be looking at punting the category of rebounds. Punt threes is one of my favorite strategies, and one that I find is pretty easy... Read More

PREMIUM 9 months ago

Kent Shen's 2018 Punt Guide: Steals Primer (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Last Updated 10/11 12:07 PM. For a primer on punting, check out the RotoBaller NBA Punt Guide, beginning here.  Today we'll be looking at punting the category of rebounds. Punt steals is another fairly hard strategy to draft, and is a strategy reserved for... Read More

PREMIUM 9 months ago

Kent Shen's 2018 Punt Guide: Assists Primer (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Last updated 10/11 12:07 PM. For a primer on punting, check out the RotoBaller NBA Punt Guide, beginning here.  Today we'll be looking at punting the category of rebounds. Punt Assists is probably the second most played punt strategy after punt FT%, as it's... Read More

PREMIUM 9 months ago

Kent Shen's 2018 Punt Guide: Rebounds Primer (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. For a primer on punting, check out the RotoBaller NBA Punt Guide, beginning here.  Today we'll be looking at punting the category of rebounds. Rebounds is one of the hardest punt strategies to execute correctly, as your contrary stats (FG%, BLK) are so correlated... Read More

PREMIUM 9 months ago

Kent Shen's 2018 Punt Guide: FT% Primer (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Updated 10/11 12:11 PM. For a primer on punting, check out the RotoBaller NBA Punt Guide, beginning here.  Today we'll be looking at punting the category of free throw percentage.   Introduction Punt FT% was the first punt strategy to really go mainstream, as... Read More

PREMIUM 9 months ago


Kent Shen's 2018 Punt Guide: Points Primer (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. For a primer on punting, check out the RotoBaller NBA Punt Guide, beginning here.  Today we'll be looking at punting the category of free throw percentage. I mentioned in my preview piece that punt points is probably the easiest punt strategy to have success... Read More

PREMIUM 9 months ago

Kent Shen's 2018 Punt Guide: FG% Primer (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. For a primer on punting, check out the RotoBaller NBA Punt Guide, beginning here.  Today we'll be looking at punting the category of field goal percentage. Punt FG% is definitely one of my favorite strategies, one that I have been all too happy to... Read More

PREMIUM 9 months ago

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NBA Punt Guide: First Rounders - Viewing The Game's Elite From A Punt Perspective

With the 2018-2019 season approaching, we're ready to start rolling out NBA preview content for you guys, our readers. I believe that H2H Fantasy Basketball is right up there with Roto Baseball as the most skill-testing fantasy format and punting strategies are a huge reason why - they are simple to learn, hard to master,... Read More

9 months ago

Free Throws Mean Free Wins: NBA Picks Who Draw Contact

Basketball is built on the basics. Fundamentals make a player and great fundamentals make a great player. There is nothing more fundamental than free throws. It may not be the most exciting thing for fans to watch, especially coming from the past decade which included debacles like three-point flopping or Hack-a-Shaq. It does slow down... Read More

9 months ago

NBA Punt Guide: The Degree of Difficulty of the Punt Strategies

With the 2018-2019 season approaching, we're ready to start rolling out NBA preview content for you guys, our readers. I believe that H2H Fantasy Basketball is right up there with Roto Baseball as the most skill-testing fantasy format and punting strategies are a huge reason why - they are simple to learn, hard to master,... Read More

9 months ago


NBA Punt Guide: Common Pitfalls of Punting

With the 2018-2019 season approaching, we're ready to start rolling out NBA preview content for you guys, our readers. I believe that H2H Fantasy Basketball is right up there with Roto Baseball as the most skill-testing fantasy format and punting strategies are a huge reason why - they are simple to learn, hard to master,... Read More

9 months ago

Drafting Early for Fantasy Basketball: Risk and Opportunity

NBA season is drawing near, and all of us fantasy nuts in re-draft leagues are wandering the same thing. When do we draft!? A few of my friends and I were "arguing" about just this a few days back and I thought it would be interesting to bring to you some of my conclusions from... Read More

10 months ago

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Fantasy Basketball Auction Draft Strategy: Stars and Scrubs

Perhaps more than any other professional league in the world, the NBA is based around superstars. These are players you know are going to show up each and every night and produce solid all-around games. That holds even truer for fantasy basketball.  There is no need to look any further than the final per game... Read More

10 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Mock Drafts: Practice or Pointless?

The first team is on the clock. The draft has begun. You're picking 2nd overall, wondering if you'll land Anthony Davis or James Harden. Then the first selection is made: Cedi Osman, CLE - SF/PF. The owner proudly announces "if he's good enough to work out LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kawhi Leonard, he's good... Read More

10 months ago

Turnovers in Fantasy Basketball: Are You Building for 8 or 9 Categories?

Whether you're new to this wonderful world of Fantasy NBA or already a veteran with several championships under your belt, you're almost guaranteed to have heard of or played in a 9-cat league. Whether it's Roto, Points or my personal favorite - Head-to-head; nine-category leagues are the most common and kind of the standard for... Read More

10 months ago


Waiver Priority and FAAB in Fantasy Basketball

Donovan Mitchell went undrafted in the majority of fantasy basketball leagues last season, and finished the season as a top 50 player. How did Mitchell end up on his owner's team? Was he added using a waiver claim? Did the owner have to spend FAAB (free agent acquisition budget) dollars to acquire him? Or, as... Read More

10 months ago

Fantasy Basketball Draft Theory: Injured vs "Injury-Prone"

Right up through the end of the 2017-18 NBA draft season, fantasy owners were regularly taking Kawhi Leonard with a top 10 pick despite no assurances of when he'd return to the Spurs (his average ADP across ESPN, Yahoo, and CBS finished at 9.7, per FantasyPros). The thought process was that he had top 5... Read More

10 months ago

Fantasy Spin: 2018 NBA Mock Draft (Part 3)

Once you get outside of the lottery, the NBA Draft becomes really hit or miss. In 2017, the 16 players picked in the first round after the lottery featured two guys who didn't play in the NBA last season, but it also produced useful fantasy players like Jarrett Allen and Kyle Kuzma. In part three... Read More

12 months ago

Fantasy Spin: 2018 NBA Mock Draft (Part 2)

In the first part of this mock draft, I looked in depth at the (possible) top five picks in this year's NBA Draft. In this one, we'll look at the rest of this year's lottery, picks six through 14. These players don't have the same star power and high expectations that the top five picks... Read More

1 year ago

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