How to Play Fantasy Basketball

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

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With the NBA and college basketball seasons in full swing, people are following their favorite teams both at the pro and collegiate levels.

But something that has been growing in popularity in recent years, especially among basketball’s biggest fans, is playing daily fantasy basketball.

This game allows you to follow all of your favorite players and potentially have them win you some money. For those looking to learn how to play daily fantasy basketball, this article will give you a little insight and hopefully help you have some success playing this addicting game.

Daily fantasy sports works just like season long fantasy sports, but instead of drafting a single team and following them for an entire season, a person will draft a team for a single day and compete based on the stats accumulated that night.

This means that if a key player gets injured or if someone is underperforming, you aren’t stuck with them for an entire season. It also gives you a chance to scout for favorable match-ups and find value in some lesser known players.

Identifying value is a key part of how to play daily fantasy basketball because unlike season long sports, you will get to choose your players from each player in the NBA or college. This means that you’ll always have a chance to pick your favorite players regardless of what your opponents do.

This is because most fantasy basketball leagues work by giving you a set budget and allowing you to select any players you want, assuming you come in under the salary cap. So even if your opponent has selected Kevin Durant, for instance, you are free to select him as well.

Some leagues work without a cap and instead have “tiers” from which you select players. You can select one player from each tier and the person with the most points wins. The particular format depends on the specific site you are playing on, although the former is the most common form of drafting.

Points are accumulated based stats accumulated by players on that particular day. Depending on the particular site, there may be some scoring differences so it is important to research the scoring settings to make sure you are drafting the best team possible.

At one popular daily fantasy basketball site, players score points in this way: 1 point for each point scored in the game, 1 point for 3 PT field goals, -.25 for missed field goals, -.25 for missed free throws, 1.5 points for assists, 1.25 points for rebounds, 2 points for a steal, 2 points for block, -1 for a turnover.

Understanding the scoring system is vital when learning how to play daily fantasy basketball, so take time to learn your particular site’s scoring system.

At the end of the day, the points are added up and the player with the most points wins. The game then resets and everyone will draft a new team the next day.

So if you have a bad team, don’t worry! You can always learn and pick a better team the next day. The more you play, the better you will do because you will learn more about each player.

So deposit today and start getting ready for daily fantasy basketball!

 

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