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NBA Bench Risers for Fantasy Basketball Week 2

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Keeper/Dynasty Battle: Dragan Bender vs. Marquese Chriss

The youth movement is well underway for the Phoenix Suns. The team that once revolutionized the NBA with the 7-seconds or less offense is now chock-full of young talent with their eye on getting the Suns back in the playoffs. Attempting to improve on a 23-59 record the Phoenix front office decided it was time... Read More

3 years ago

NBA Injury Roundup for Week One

RotoBaller has assembled NBA injury updates and advice on various injury situations throughout the NBA to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy league lineups in the NBA season. Understanding the injury landscape, including who's out and who could benefit is a key skill in all forms of fantasy basketball. Here we will... Read More

3 years ago

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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup Picks (10/26/16): NBA DFS Advice

Welcome to the NBA DFS season. I certainly happen to be biased as it is my column day, but Wednesday is an excellent day to dip your toe in the water - or just dive right in - since there is almost always a bevy of games to chose your players from. Tonight is no... Read More

3 years ago

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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup Picks (10/26/16): NBA DFS Advice

The first week is always the toughest. All we can do is base our analysis off of last year's statistics, matchups, rankings, cross our fingers, and hope for the best. Although, there's nothing wrong with seeking some else to get going. That's what we are here for. In this article, I will be providing you... Read More

3 years ago

RotoBaller NBA Season Preview with Jake and Trevor

It's finally here! The NBA season tips off today. Before diving into regular season fantasy hoops coverage, it's time for one last set of predictions for the year. RotoBaller experts Trevor Crippen and Jake Finnen are here today with their final picks for fantasy MVP, biggest bust, NBA Champion and more. Editor's Note: RotoBaller has... Read More

3 years ago


DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup Picks (10/25/16): NBA DFS Advice

Finally, the race to see who loses to Golden State and Cleveland has begun! This NBA season seems to be a collision course between two teams that are overflowing with talent, but what about the other 28 squads and all those days before the finals? That’s where keeping up with the best daily fantasy analysis... Read More

3 years ago

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NBA Daily Fantasy Lineup Picks - FanDuel Basketball Advice for 10/25/16

Welcome to another season full of NBA action! The Golden State Warriors already won the NBA Championship, but fantasy should still be a lot of fun. Seriously, someone should do something about the whole super team thing. Anyway, let us focus on winning some money, instead! Here we go. In this article, I will be... Read More

3 years ago

Brad Leibfried's Draft Sleepers List (Premium Content)

Oh, the fantasy basketball sleeper. It is a term that is often discussed and heavily debated. What makes a sleeper a sleeper, and when do they cross over the threshold from sleeper to overvalued. For me, the term sleeper just means a savvy draft pick who could be an excellent value where they are currently being drafted. In... Read More

PREMIUM 3 years ago

Brad Leibfried's Early-Round Overvalued List (Premium Content)

The best way to lose your fantasy basketball draft is to blow your early round picks on guys who don't perform like early round picks. The following players are going fairly early in drafts, but have no room for upside at their current draft price, with plenty of room for downside.  I'll be avoiding them... Read More

PREMIUM 3 years ago

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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

Three Undervalued Guards for Fantasy Basketball Drafts

This league is chock full of guards that are able to contribute. Finding guards who are undervalued that you can target later in the draft while stocking up on the more talented big men in the beginning is always a sound strategy. While you don’t want to wait too long to get your starting guards,... Read More

3 years ago

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Three Undervalued Forwards for Fantasy Basketball Drafts

Forward is normally a deep position in fantasy basketball. Many owners look for their forwards to be solid all around producers in the mold of Draymond Green or Kristaps Porzingis. When getting to the later rounds of the draft, forwards become more one dimensional contributors who only provide one or two category boosts such as... Read More

3 years ago

Three Undervalued Centers for Fantasy Basketball Drafts

With studs such as Karl-Anthony Towns, DeMarcus Cousins, and Al Horford at the top of the draft, centers are likely to go early in your fantasy draft. However, if you miss out on a stud or do not like the downside to players such as Andre Drummond or DeAndre Jordan, there are a few late... Read More

3 years ago

Sleeper Alert: Three NBA Guards to Target Late

Basketball season is upon us. Stephen Curry will look to stay healthy, and lead a redemptive tour back to the top. Kyrie Irving plans to ride his magical finals performance into the regular season while it has gotten pretty lonely in Oklahoma City for Russell Westbrook. What do all these names have in common? They're... Read More

3 years ago


Sleeper Alert: Three NBA Forwards To Target Late

The leaves are changing colors, the NFL season is in full swing and baseball’s postseason has begun. The next step in the natural sports cycle is for the NBA to get underway, and it’ll do just that in a matter of weeks. Now is the time to start with fantasy basketball drafts, and of course... Read More

3 years ago

Rookie Guards to Target in Fantasy Basketball

The annual NBA Draft is one of the most exciting times for  hoops enthusiasts. It's a great time to get fired up about our team's future and to try to peg the next big star in the league. For fantasy purposes, guys aren't necessarily must-owns based on talent, but a lot of times the situations those... Read More

3 years ago

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Rookie Centers to Target in Fantasy Basketball

Last year’s crop of rookie centers were so good they managed to breathe some new life into a "dying" position. Karl-Anthony Towns, Nikola Jokic, Myles Turner, and Jahlil Okafor all paid immediate dividends to not only the teams that drafted them but also any fantasy owners smart enough to snatch the young big men up.... Read More

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

Players to Target When Punting Free Throw Percentage (FT%) in Drafts

Punting free throw percentage (FT%) usually isn’t a draft strategy done by choice, but it can be a viable strategy nonetheless. If this type of punt is done with a solid draft plan, you can build a really strong fantasy basketball team on draft day. If you find yourself drafting John Wall, Andre Drummond, DeAndre Jordan,... Read More

3 years ago


Players to Target When Punting Blocks in Fantasy Basketball Drafts

Blocks can be one of the hardest positions to acquire if you start out your draft with a point guard such as Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, or Chris Paul and miss out on the top big men on the way back. This makes punting a viable strategy for blocks, allowing you to focus on guards or... Read More

3 years ago

Players to Target When Punting 3PM in Fantasy Basketball Drafts

In today’s NBA everyone is shooting a ton of three pointers and thus the category has been one of the more difficult ones to punt on.  There are two ways to look at punting the category, if you are able to draft Stephen Curry in round one, you may be able to do a near... Read More

3 years ago

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Players to Target When Punting FG% in Fantasy Basketball Drafts

When adopting punting strategies, fantasy owners need to remember that the point of punting is to maximize the value of their players, not to explicitly throw away a few categories. Punting FG% could be a widely used strategy this season, as first round staples James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Paul George will shoot under 45%. Owners... Read More

3 years ago

Five NBA Players Poised to Take a Major Leap

Every year, a few young players take the next step and elevate their games into fantasy stardom.  The hype train will be going full force on many young players, and a lot of them will end up burning you.  If you pick the right young players, though, you'll be vastly rewarded. Let's take a look... Read More

3 years ago

Fantasy Basketball Rankings Analysis: NBA Sleepers and Targets for Early Yahoo! Drafters

There are some crazy people out there who get excited when the NFL season starts, simply because it means the NBA season is right around the corner. I’m one of those people. There’s nothing like a TNT Thursday night, or ABC Sunday afternoon featuring I don’t care what teams! Just give some NBA action and... Read More

3 years ago


The Philadelphia 76ers and their "Other Rookies"

A lot of attention has been given to the Philadelphia 76ers and their #1 selection from the 2016 NBA Draft, former LSU Tiger Ben Simmons. Simmons is a fantastic talent and could fill up stat sheets every game for the young, rebuilding Philly squad. However, the Sixers genuinely believe that they have three candidates for... Read More

3 years ago

Will Joakim Noah Rebound in New York?

The addition of Derrick Rose was a deal that left a massive hole in the defense of the Knicks. It gave NY the offensive firepower it lacked but gave up Robin Lopez, a solid defensive option that was traded to the Bulls along with Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon. What the Knicks did next actually... Read More

3 years ago

NBA Sleepers Unleashed: Dennis Schroder and Mario Hezonja

The NBA recently saw two massive trades take place.  One sent Jeff Teague to Indiana, George Hill to Utah, and the 12th overall pick (Taurean Prince) to Atlanta, while the other sent Serge Ibaka to Orlando for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and the draft rights to Domantas Sabonis to Oklahoma City.  While it's exciting to... Read More

3 years ago

Perfect Opportunity: NBA Rookies in Great Situations

With the completion of the 2016 NBA Draft, all 30 teams effectively locked in the directions for their organization's future. Some teams chose to pick the usual project players who will take a few years of pro experience to develop, while other teams have found themselves already in postseason position and were looking to fill... Read More

3 years ago