Fantasy Basketball Strategy to Consider

Have you ever thought of playing season long fantasy basketball? Well whether you are a rookie playing for the first time or a 12-year veteran, the first initial step that all fantasy basketball players must make is to know the league rules and settings. Questions to ask yourself in order to prepare yourself for what lies ahead: Is it a head-to-head, points, or rotisserie league? What is the roster construction like? Is there a requirement to start two centers? How many and what stat categories are in your league settings? All these questions will lead you down a path to search for the best fantasy draft strategy to use.

The Bulletproof Draft Strategy

The draft strategy that I have found to be most effective that will hopefully help you dominate your league is the point guard/power forward draft strategy. This strategy if executed properly will keep you in the conversation for possible league winner all season long. The strategy is fairly simple. What fantasy managers want to do is load up on as many point guards and power forwards in the draft that has multiple position flexibility and produce stats across several scoring categories. Try to focus on point guards that may be listed as shooting guards as well. Point guards will contribute to points, assists, 3-pointers made, and steals. 

The best power forwards to target in the draft are the ones that have additional position designations, like small forward, but preferably center. Power forwards provide points, rebounds, and block shots. When you put this team altogether you have a team that will easily cover six out of seven categories in a 7-category league. The only category that you will normally punt and lose every week will be the turnover category due to all the ball handlers on your team. The reason why this is a bulletproof strategy is because it focuses on the categories that are scarce in fantasy basketball leagues like, assists, steals, blocks, and 3-pointers made. 

After accumulating your roster, the composition of your team should be as follows: 

  • Guards and small forwards that shine in points, assists, steals, and 3-pointers made with a good free throw percentage.
  • Power forwards and centers that usually dominate in the paint and exceed in points, rebounds, and blocks with a solid field goal percentage. 

Remember that this is only the beginning. It should provide a great foundational starting point but in-season management and working the waiver wire will help you stay in contention for the championship all season long. 


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