ATL, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, MIL, NOP, SAC, TOR, LAC, PHO, CHI
The first round of the fantasy playoffs saw several key players miss games (Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, and Ricky Rubio to name a few) which likely led to some first round upsets in your league. If your fantasy team was lucky enough to navigate successfully through the first round, then you’ll surely have some tough decisions about who to play in the second round.
To help you with those decisions, here are rankings for Week 22. These rankings are based on each player’s projected stats (which you can find here), as well as the number of games they play in Week 22.
NYK, ORL, SAC, ATL, BOS, DEN, DET, GSW, LAC, MEM, MIL, MIN, NOP, MIA, CLE, IND, CHA, BKN, POR, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS, PHI, OKC, DAL
PHO, CHI, LAL, HOU
For most fantasy leagues, Week 21 represents the start of the fantasy playoffs, and the playoffs are what playing fantasy basketball is all about: the chance to prove that you are the best fantasy player in your league.
Given the amount of access that NBA fans have to players and reporters because of social media in 2015, it’s rare that we’re blown away or caught off guard by anything. It’s also rare that our expectations are exceeded, but the 2015 NBA trade deadline did just that. It shocked and surprised us all.
There were 12 trades involving 38 players. It was real, and it was FANtastic!
Here’s a rundown of all of the moves that were made, their fantasy implications, and the RotoWire rest-of-season rankings for eight-category rotisserie leagues, which have been updated to reflect the deadline moves.
The NBA season is more than half over, which means that the fantasy playoffs are roughly seven weeks away. For some teams, the weeks before the playoffs will be a mad scramble just to qualify for the fantasy postseason. Other teams have already secured their playoff spot and are now focused on strengthening their fantasy teams for a playoff run. This week’s rest-of-season rankings will be focused on identifying players who can help you prepare for your ESPN fantasy playoffs. Click here for Yahoo fantasy playoffs player rankings.
So much of being prepared for the fantasy playoffs comes down to understanding the NBA schedule, which is unbalanced from week to week. As a result, I asked RotoWire’s NBA schedule guru, and Langston Galloway superfan, J.J. Calle to share some tips to help prepare for the fantasy playoffs. In addition, I’ve provided rankings and auction values weighted for the number of games each NBA team will play during the fantasy playoffs. Today’s rankings and advice is meant for ESPN leagues.
The NBA season is more than half over, which means that the fantasy playoffs are roughly seven weeks away. For some teams, the next seven weeks will be a mad scramble to get into the playoffs. Others teams have already secured their playoff spot and are now focused on strengthening their fantasy teams for a playoff run. This week’s rest-of-season rankings will be focused on identifying players who can help you prepare for your fantasy playoffs.
RotoWire’s NBA statistics expert Marc Roberts uses the rest-of-season projections to evaluate current and future production and suggests some moves he’d make based on the head-to-head rankings and RotoWire’s recommended punting strategy of focusing the rankings on the six positive counting stats.
Draymond Green: Aside from shooting more three-pointers this season, Green is essentially putting up the same stats that he did last season on a per possession basis. He is providing fantasy owners with just under 12 rebounds, 4+ assists, 2 blocks, and 2+ steals per 100 possessions, which is almost exactly what he did last season: