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October 11, 2008

Fantasy Basketball 2008 – Blocks

Where blocks are concerned, there are two players which stand out and then there a bunch of good players which really don’t come anywhere close. If you go for one of the top two players, you won’t have to spend any more time looking for blocks.

If you opt for someone different, you will most likely have to get three good block players to compete.

As bad as that might sound, it actually isn’t necessarily that hard considering two facts:

  1. You normally have at least a couple of forward positions, one or two center positions, and two or three utility positions where you can pay a little more attention and get enough blocks.
  2. There are a lot of good rebounders who can be counted on to get you some blocks, so you aren’t being forced to expend positions on players who only can get you one category.

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October 09, 2008

Fantasy Basketball 2008 – Steals

Don’t forget about steals. In a rotisserie league, steals are worth just as much as any other category, but you don’t necessarily think about steals as you are drafting players.

Not too unlike assists, there are a few top steals guys at the top of the league that you really ought to consider drafting because making up steals with guys later in the draft just isn’t very likely.

Unfortunately, there is one player who is head and shoulders above everyone else when it comes to steals, but if you don’t have the first pick in the draft, you won’t have a chance at getting him.

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October 09, 2008

Fantasy Basketball 2008 – Assists

Looking over the field, all I can say is get your assists early or pay the price.

The top players have really separated themselves in this category, and if you don’t get one of them you’ll have to really pay particular attention to nabbing second tier players that also get you a lot of statistics in other categories.

I don’t think I’d risk it, though. You have to go for one of the top 5 players if you hope to have a chance in assists.

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October 04, 2008

Fantasy Basketball 2008 – Rebounds

We normally get rebounds when we draft power forwards and centers. The more power forwards and centers we can draft, the better we do in rebounds (and often field goal percentage and blocks), and the worse we do in assists (and often free throw percentage and steals). As we draft for rebounds, however we need to be very careful about some of our other statistical categories and that we are not doing irreparable harm to them for this season.

Let’s take a look at a few of the players who lead the league in rebounds and which ones you should keep an eye on and which ones you should simply avoid, despite their aptitude on the boards.

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October 03, 2008

Fantasy Basketball 2008 – Points Scored

Almost every fan in the NBA knows who the best scorers are. They are the ones who get all the publicity. If they score more than 20 points per game, they are normally all gone by the beginning of the fourth round.

Let’s take a look at the top players in the NBA, which ones you might be able to get at a bargain, and which ones might step up to the next level for their respective teams:

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