7 tactics to win a share of $30k in NBA fantasy
Draftstars’ NBA Thursday Fever jumps to $30,000 this week. So to give you every chance at grabbing a share in the prize pool here are seven different tactics you can use to set yourself apart from the competition.
1. THE EVEN SPREAD
We can often get sucked into looking for the best value players on the expensive and cheap ends of the scale, forgetting that the bulk of players slot into that middle portion. Rather than trying to figure out which $5,000 players will return you a few points and which $20,000 selections will bag you a heap, instead look to spread the dependence evenly over all players.
Sticking with solid performers will often yield some big games as well as some small games, but overall you’ll put in a good showing. The more you do this as well the better you’ll get and finding value in these players.
2. THE STAR SPENDER
The flip side is to nail down a few standout players and splurge on them. This would usually mean a dominant point guard, ah la James Harden, a stand out forward and one at Center. The remainder of the list is then filled out with knockabouts that you hope will show up to play.
The risk here is that is one or two of your stars don’t do a lot then you’re effectively stuffed. But if you look into match-ups well enough and put in a bit of study you should be able to pick the ones worthwhile.
3. THE THUMPING PREDICTOR
If there are a few predicted thumping’s on the way in the coming matches it is sometime a good bet to load up on players from the teams that will be serving it up. For instance, it would be a sound bet to get lock in a key forward playing against the Mavericks or a star Power Forward playing against the Mavericks, or anyone taking on the Mavericks for that matter.
4. THE ROOKIE RESEARCHER
If you know what you’re looking for the bargain bin can turn you into a winner, with debutants and no-names polling big numbers. More often than not though they don’t return that much, obviously really given their price. The best bet for picking up a value rookie or debutant is earlier in the season before they’ve built any sort of reputation as a value buy, because once that happens they wont be value any more. The same can be said for players returning from injury.
5. THE COURSE STAYER
Trends come and go each week for which player should be in your team, but staying the course with a solid group of reliables has its benefits. Provided there isn’t too much movement in their price you can keep a solid core group of players and look to inject some big points with one or two ins a week, chosen through researching form and projections.
6. THE DARTBOARDER
If you’re stuck between a few players to finish a list, let chance take control. Pin the players you’re tossing up between to a dartboard and have a peg at them, who ever you land on is who you pick.
7. THE LUCKY DIPPER
If you’ve had a pretty lean run in recent weeks, ditch all thinking and pick all your players from a lucky dip, can’t be any worse than what you’ve been doing previously.