steeldco
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December 1st, 2013 at 8:58:26 AM permalink
Can anyone offer a good methodology to picking a fantasy basketball team for a night? I've been dabbling in it for a couple of weeks and find that I am no where near capable of being able to assemble a winning team. I've been nowhere even remotely close, and being so far out of it, is getting to very tiresome.

What might be some of the variables that I should be using? Thoughts on the best way to pick a team?
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steeldco
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December 1st, 2013 at 9:01:49 AM permalink
In case this may help, the following is the team that I had picked for last night. They scored a total of 240.6 points. I needed to get to around 269 to be in the money. Interestingly enough, I'm normally not even this close. I have truly sucked at this and am open to some suggestions.
Thanks.

Samuel Dalembert C DAL
Kevin Love PF MIN
Derrick Favors PF UTA
Ricky Rubio PG MIN
Patrick Beverley PG HOU
Shawn Marion SF DAL
Corey Brewer SF MIN
Kevin Martin SG MIN
Alec Burks SG UTA
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terapined
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December 1st, 2013 at 10:39:26 AM permalink
Is the only scoring category points? My below evaluation of players looks at all stats, not just points.

Samuel Dalembert C DAL
Only averaging 25 min a game lately but still putting up good numbers.
Kevin Love PF MIN
Monster season so far.
Derrick Favors PF UTA
So far, ok but slightly under performing.
Ricky Rubio PG MIN
Great player, an assist machine, somewhat inconsistent scoring
Patrick Beverley PG HOU
Good player, inconsistent scoring
Shawn Marion SF DAL
35 yrs old and still got it. So far playing great. Lets see if he can keep it up till end of season
Corey Brewer SF MIN
Good player
Kevin Martin SG MIN
Great season so far
Alec Burks SG UTA
Inconsistent min. Weakest player on your team.

Replace Burks.
Might want to replace Beverly and Favors, depends on what's available.

I play in a money league but we draft just once, before the season starts, manage throughout the year and determine the winner at end of year.
So far my team is kicking butt.
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steeldco
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December 1st, 2013 at 11:35:34 AM permalink
Thanks terapined, but those were my picks just for yesterday's games. Sorry that I wasn't clear. I have a whole new set of picks for today's games. Today's picks are for the late games only (you get to pick a league to join and the late games tournament was the only one available). I ended up with the below. Also, this is a salary cap tournament. You would not believe how horrible I have been at this. It's embarrassing. I must be viewing something very fundamental in a very wrong fashion........

Bismack Biyombo C CHA
Kevin Love PF MIN
Josh McRoberts PF CHA
Russell Westbrook PG OKC
Ricky Rubio PG MIN
Corey Brewer SF MIN
Wesley Johnson SF LAL
Kevin Martin SG MIN
Wesley Matthews SG POR
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terapined
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December 1st, 2013 at 12:41:53 PM permalink
Is this for just overall points or overall stats?
How many teams and players?

I will rate on overall stats

Bismack Biyombo C CHA
total dog. Sometimes coach doesn't play him.
Kevin Love PF MIN
Monster player
Josh McRoberts PF CHA
inconsistent and not playing well lately
Russell Westbrook PG OKC
Great player , doing well in stats except FG % off
Ricky Rubio PG MIN
Inconsistent scoring but an assist machine
Corey Brewer SF MIN
good player
Wesley Johnson SF LAL
Very inconsistent, scored 27 last game, game before 4
Kevin Martin SG MIN
Solid player
Wesley Matthews SG POR
Good solid player
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steeldco
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December 1st, 2013 at 1:08:40 PM permalink
In today's tournament there were 223 entries. I need to be in the top 100 in order to win cash. The following scoring is used:
3-pt FG = 3pts
2-pt FG = 2pts
FT = 1pt
Rebound = 1.2pts
Assist = 1.5pts
Block = 2pts
Steal = 2pts
Turnover = -1pt
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December 1st, 2013 at 1:50:56 PM permalink
terapine, below are my only choices at center to replace Bismack. I'm limited by the salary cap. Do you have someone of this group that I should use instead of Bismack?


Steven Adams C OKC
Bismack Biyombo C CHA
Kendrick Perkins C OKC
Greg Stiemsma C NO
Ronny Turiaf C MIN
Gorgui Dieng C MIN
Meyers Leonard C POR
Robert Sacre C LAL
Jeff Withey C NO
Hasheem Thabeet C OKC
Chuck Hayes C SAC
Cole Aldrich C NY
Joel Anthony C MIA
Hamady Ndiaye C SAC
Dewayne Dedmon C GS
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terapined
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December 1st, 2013 at 2:01:34 PM permalink
Pretty weak list. Might as well keep Bismark.
Maybe you overpaying top picks and not leaving enough money for this pick.
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steeldco
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December 1st, 2013 at 2:19:06 PM permalink
I appreciate the help terapined. As I've stated, these tournaments are getting the best of me.......by a long shot. I can't help but feel that I'm missing something.
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December 1st, 2013 at 2:54:25 PM permalink
terapined, let's try a different player. You felt that Josh is not playing well lately.
Below are my alternatives, again limited by salary cap. Let me know if you see a better selection please?

Josh McRoberts PF CHA
Jason Smith PF NO
Patrick Patterson PF SAC
Dante Cunningham PF MIN
Jason Thompson PF SAC
Rashard Lewis PF MIA
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute PF MIN
Cody Zeller PF CHA
Kenyon Martin PF NY
Nick Collison PF OKC
Anthony Tolliver PF CHA
Marreese Speights PF GS
Derrick Williams PF SAC
Thomas Robinson PF POR
Amar'e Stoudemire PF NY
Louis Amundson PF NO
Udonis Haslem PF MIA
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