Washington Wizards – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: The biggest story on this team was collapse in value for multiple long-time starters. John Wall, Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat simply disappointed their GMs last year and while it could be just unlucky fluke for Wall because of injuries, it’s probably close to the end in fantasy spotlight for the other two players. There were no big positive surprises in Washington but it’s worth mentioning temporary relevance of Kelly Oubre and Tomas Satoransky. Changes in the offseason: Lost = Marcin Gortat, Mike Scott, Tim Frazier. Added = Dwight Howard, Austin Rivers, Jeff Green, Troy […]

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Orlando Magic – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: Very disappointing year, they had only three players in 9-cat Top150… and all of them missed around 24 games. Some role players had their temporary relevance but overall that was simply a lost season for fantasy GMs who hoped for hidden value in Orlando. It means that it can’t be any worse this year, right? Changes in the offseason: Lost = Bismack Biyombo, Shelvin Mack Added = Mohamed Bamba, Jerian Grant, Jarell Martin, Timofey Mozgov, Melvin Frazier Jr. New Head Coach Steve Clifford. Am I the only one who finds it weird that team deep […]

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Miami Heat – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: Josh Richardson’s breakout year and solid contributions from backup centers were on the positive side but it was overshadowed by struggles from the rest of starting lineup. Dragic fell off a cliff, Waiters was a pure bust and James Johnson simply couldn’t replicate his breakout season from the previous year. On top of that their best fantasy player Hassan Whiteside missed a lot of games and did not see eye to eye with the coach so he dipped as well. Overall that was a massive regression and all the nice memories from 2016/17 faded away. […]

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Charlotte Hornets – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: Everybody relevant disappointed with lower fantasy value in Roto than projected before the season so it’s no wonder they changed a head coach to mix things up. James Borrego is an unknown in terms of tendencies so it’s kind of impossible to predict what he will do with this opportunity but one have to assume some players will bounce back by the regression to the mean alone… Especially when they got rid of Dwight Howard who became a scapegoat for whatever happened there. Changes in the offseason: Lost = Dwight Howard Added = head coach […]

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Atlanta Hawks – Fantasy Team Preview for 2018/19

Fantasy Review For 2017/18 Season: The highlights were John Collins’ strong rookie campaign and Dewayne Dedmon’s career-year fueled by career-high minutes played and new-found three point shot. On the other side there were wasted opportunities to shine by Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore and Taurean Prince [at least partially due to the injuries but their averages weren’t encouraging either]. Changes in the offseason: Lost = Dennis Schroder, Mike Muscala Added = head coach Lloyd Pierce, Trae Young, Jeremy Lin, Alex Len, Omari Spellman, Kevin Huerter New head coach is always an important new variable to consider because he can change team’s […]

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Is the end really near? – Blake Griffin

In this series of articles I will examine several players who – over past few seasons – have shown a quite clear downward trend in their production. I will speculate whether the upcoming season will be the continuation of the trend or perhaps a reversal. Today we will discuss the case of Blake Griffin Blake is 28 years old, which – for a modern NBA player – is the time when he should be on top of his powers and wreaking havoc in the league. Instead, we can see an obvious downward trend and average value of his production had […]

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LeBron James: The Future President of the United States

LeBron James’s move to the Lakers isn’t just about basketball. Even if he’s already a global superstar, the spotlight in Los Angeles will be far greater than it was in Cleveland or Miami. And it’s not strictly about business either. The King may be up to something bigger. The politics. Over the years, James has grown not only as a player but also as a role model. He’s proven to understand the power he has as a globally recognized superstar by speaking out on social and political matters. As he enters the biggest stage of his career, we can expect […]

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Fantasy Basketball Draft Tool for H2H

How many times did you draft with confidence, taking the best available players and wondering how the hell they could fall until your picks happened? And coming out of the draft really proud of yourself only to find out that your fresh team is, indeed, full of great names but not really that strong as a pack? As if it wasn’t hard enough to estimate every player’s statistical production and its value within your league’s settings, you also need to make sure your whole team brings you firepower in all the categories you plan to compete in. Some managers prefer […]

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Rookies in fantasy basketball

In 2105 we have had a look at previous 10 drafts to see how rookies fared in their first pro season. From that we learnt 10 lessons, which could help us drafting future rookies more effectively. But the time moves fast and we’ve had 3 classes completing their first season as pros since then. So let’s have a look at how the rookie landscape has changed and if fantasy managers modified their approach to drafting them. The original article covering drafts 2005-2015 – you can find here: Rookies in fantasy basketball are they really worth the risk Last 3 seasons […]

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Are the Magic’s Breakout Players for Real?

There are two mostly separate halves of operating a fantasy basketball team. The first is player evaluation, which is your version of the scouting department. Anybody can take a quick look at stats and player rankings in order to figure out who they want on their team, but it takes a bit of savvy to look at those and say “I disagree”. While a tendency to throw a bit too much trust in your gut will generally hurt you more than it helps, there really is no better feeling in fantasy sports than taking a gamble on an unpopular player […]

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