A couple weeks ago I wrote about the philosophy that the percentages might be the most important roto stats to plan for, as the counting categories can be recovered a bit at the end of the season when losing roto squads stop paying as much attention. In that same vein, another strategic aspect in roto is deciding whether there are stat categories that may be less important than others. I am of the mindset that the best teams try to maximize what they have across the board, but as teams take shape, that can't always be done.
Chris Liss and I have often had this discussion, and he always refers to a philosophy that he encountered that says that the least important stat category is assists. The foundation of this philosophy is that assists is a lone category that doesn't necessarily affect any of the others. For example, your percentages and three-point categories are going to be intertwined with points scored. Similarly, drafting
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