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Fantasy Basketball Rotation Watch: Playing Time Updates for Week 4

Fantasy Basketball Rotation Watch: Playing Time Updates for Week 3

Welcome to Rotation Watch! Each week this article will break down who is gaining and who is losing minutes around the NBA. You want the players on your team that is getting their opportunity to shine, not the ones who are sitting on the bench and watching from the sidelines. Week 2 of the fantasy... Read More

1 week ago

Fantasy Basketball Rotation Watch: Playing Time Updates for Week 2

Welcome to Rotation Watch! Each week this article will break down who is gaining and who is losing minutes around the NBA. You want the players on your team that is getting their opportunity to shine, not the ones who are sitting on the bench and watching from the sidelines. What an opening week for... Read More

2 weeks ago

Fantasy Basketball Busts: Point Guards

Point guard is the deepest position in fantasy basketball. It’s so deep that you can find a high-upside guy like JA Morant in the middle rounds and reliable guys like Jeff Teague or Derrick Rose in the later rounds of drafts. It’s so deep that you can find yourself ending up with a stud like... Read More

4 weeks ago

The 2019-20 Don't Draft List for Fantasy Basketball

Every year “Do Not Draft Lists” are published and people are often thrown by the title. For this articles purposes there are a few things to remember: First, “Do not draft” means not that you absolutely should not own that player, but more along the lines of do not draft them at their current average... Read More

4 weeks ago

Enough Already: Third-Year NBA Players To Give Up On

Promise. It's become a bad word in sports at this point, because we so often use it to justify why we're still holding out hope for certain players who just haven't put it all together yet. At some point, you have to admit that promise isn't going to be fulfilled. A player's third season is... Read More

4 weeks 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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Forwards to Avoid in Fantasy Basketball Drafts

Much like the rest of my avoid/busts articles, these are players that lack one or both of the main factors you need from a solid fantasy option, production and consistency. If you have both, good chances your team will do well. Just because these players may not be as consistent as you would have hoped,... Read More

3 years ago

Guards to Avoid in Fantasy Basketball Drafts

I'll keep this quick because the title says it all. These guards should be avoided during your 2016-17 fantasy basketball drafts due to their minimal potential in season-long formats. This does not mean to avoid them for daily games, because all players will have good games. But solid seasonal fantasy options need a combination of production... Read More

3 years ago

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Three Overvalued Guards in Fantasy Basketball

The NBA season rapidly approaching means fantasy basketball drafts are here to provide us with anxiety in each round. We’re all looking for diamonds in the rough with sleepers and the best value picks to deliver results all year. You have to find your elite guards to dominate the stats to traditionally come from the... Read More

3 years ago

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Three Overvalued Forwards for Fantasy Basketball Drafts

What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to another edition of our overvalued players, or guys that you may want to take a longer look at on draft day. Today I will take a look at overvalued forwards for 2016-17 fantasy basketball drafts. Hopefully my analysis helps you make better decisions for your drafts, and pick some... Read More

3 years ago

Centers to Avoid in Fantasy Basketball Drafts

In my last article I outlined some of the overvalued centers in the league.  This time I will be listing centers who you should simply avoid. These players have reasonable rankings according to Yahoo, and have multiple reasons why they will not be productive enough to help your team. Once again, these players aren't bad... Read More

3 years ago

Rookie Guards to Avoid in Fantasy Basketball

As much as the NBA Draft is a time to get excited about certain players, it's also a time to be skeptical from a fantasy perspective. Before a player can even get to the stage to shake Adam Silver's hand, the impacts of that player are already thought about by fantasy enthusiasts. Lets be honest;... Read More

3 years ago

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Three Overvalued Centers for Fantasy Basketball Drafts

Let me set one thing straight before I get started on my three overvalued NBA centers for the 2016-17 fantasy basketball season. Just because these players are on this list, does not mean that they are bad players. They are simply the centers I found to be overvalued according to their Yahoo ADP rank. That's... Read More

3 years ago

Three Potential Fantasy Basketball Draft Busts

It’s been a long three months since Lebron James and the Cavaliers clawed back from a 3-1 Finals deficit to end Cleveland’s seemingly eternal championship drought. The draft transpired, legends retired, teams shelled out insane amounts of money to acquire, and once-loyal players switched teams out of a championship desire. What else bring the anticipation... Read More

3 years ago

Fantasy Basketball Rankings Analysis: Overvalued NBA Players

Last week I took a look at some players who might be undervalued according to their pre-draft Yahoo! rankings. This week I flip the switch and discuss a handful of players who are a bit overvalued for my taste! So when everyone else is sipping the wrong flavor of Kool-Aid on these guys, just let them pass... Read More

3 years ago

High Profile NBA Rookies to Avoid in Fantasy Leagues

The NBA Draft is a time of rebuilding, rebirth, and gap filling for both NBA teams and the players who are moving on to the next stages of their careers. For some players, they will advance from college/international stardom to professional stardom in the NBA from the very start of their rookie years.  I took... Read More

3 years ago

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