NBA Draft Kit: Draft Strategies
NBA Draft Kit: Draft Strategies

This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.

Being prepared on draft day is crucial to winning any fantasy league. Whether you're a total newcomer to fantasy or a seasoned owner in another fantasy sport, it's important to understand how to approach an NBA fantasy draft. There's no perfect way to draft, but following some general principles can put you in a great position to succeed.

Understand the Format
Fantasy basketball, maybe more than any other fantasy sport, can have drastically different league formats. Understanding the ins and outs of how your league works will help put you on the path to victory.

For the most part, score is kept by one of two methods: points or categories. Which team wins the league is determined by whether the league is a rotisserie or a head-to-head format. Some leagues also have larger benches or an injured reserve slot, allowing you to take more risks.

In points leagues, each stat category is assigned a specific point value. Then, those point values are s

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Alex Barutha
Alex writes primarily about the NBA for RotoWire. His work has appeared on CBS Sports, Bleacher Report and other sites. He enjoys both year-long and daily fantasy. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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