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Points Format League Tips and Draft Strategies

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When entering a fantasy draft, it’s important to be well prepared. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced fantasy player, it’s essential that you familiarize yourself with the league’s setting.

In fantasy basketball, almost all leagues operate in either point or category format. In Category League, the goal is to win as many statistical categories as possible. Point leagues aren’t that complicated.

Unlike category leagues, point leagues are completely ignored how Players gain fantasy stats. As with most fantasy football leagues, each statistical category is assigned a point value, and each player’s points (regardless of how they were earned) are added up to give the final score for a given period of time (usually his week). is generated.

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The official NBA point format scoring uses the following values:

point: 1point

rebound: 1.2 points

assist: 1.5 points

steal: 3 points

block: 3 points

amount of sales: -1 point

These may be default numbers, but most host sites will allow you to adjust the values ​​to suit league-specific settings. You can add or subtract points for each category. This has a ripple effect on which player his archetype loses or gains value.

If you add 3 points created as separate categories alongside the points, like a star Stephen Curry When James Harden Will become more sought after as roleplaying shooters like Duncan Robinson When Joe Harris.

In category leagues, it can be difficult to manage each category. One of the advantages of the points format is the freedom to create any roster build you like.

If a player is an elite shot blocker but struggles at the free-throw line, that deficit is hidden in the points league because shooting percentage is not taken into account. Russell Westbrook When Ben Simmons Their elite count stats are usually more valuable in point form, as they translate directly into fantasy points without being dragged down by poor free throws or 3-point shots.

With that in mind, it’s important to consider the types of players that gain or lose value in the points format. Giannis Antetokounmpo When Luka Doncic Players appreciate efficiency while tending to move up in the rankings – think about it Kyrie Irving Also Karl-Anthony Towns – lose value.

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is particularly good in the points-based fantasy basketball league. (Mandatory credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

On the other hand, point leagues devalue specialists. Averaged 1.5 steals per game, his player on the bench isn’t worth much to a categorical league manager looking to move up his steal category.

Point leagues are less complex than category leagues, but it’s still important to understand what makes a worthy fantasy line. Points are often seemingly overvalued, and it is the complementary figures that can provide higher caps.

Player A: 20pts, 5reb, 2ast, 1stl, 0blk = 32 fantasy points

Player B: 8pts, 9reb, 3ast, 2stl, 1blk = 32.3 fantasy points

When it comes to preparing for the Point League Draft, the bottom line is: I’m looking for the best overall fantasy player. Having reliable projection is especially valuable in the points league. Simply plug in the league’s score value to generate a list of players ranked by expected total fantasy output. In a way, it should make building your roster easier as long as you make sure you consider filling each position you need.

Speaking of which, in addition to score values, always familiarize yourself with your league’s roster settings. Most leagues don’t require you to jump through hoops, but it’s important to know in advance if you need to target a specific position.

For example, in a league that requires two starting centers, the value of the position increases, making it important to have productive options in both starting spots. In short, you don’t want to wait too long and be a manager scrambled for options all season long.

Another factor to consider in points leagues, or any other league, is the weekly schedule breakdown. All teams play his 82 games, but not all weeks are created equal. There are also times when it makes sense to bench an elite player as an underdog option.

If the Wizards only play 2 games in a given week and the Trail Blazers only play 4 games, the bench bradley beer for Jerami Grant A logical play, even though Beal is a much better player. Here’s a breakdown of each realistic stat line:

Beer: 28 PPG, 6 APG, 5 RPG, 1 SPG, 0 BPG = 46 FP/G; 46 FP x 2 games = 92 FP

forgive: 16 PPG, 2 APG, 4 RPG, 1 SPG, 1 BPG = 29.8 FP/G; 29.8FP x 4 games = 119.2 FP

In conclusion, pay attention to the league settings (point values ​​and roster spots). This will give you proper knowledge. Then do some research on potential sleepers and busts and you’ll be set to win the league.