As fantasy basketball drafts ramp up over the next week and a bit, we are going to be posting a series of articles on our favorite draft strategies – or as they’re more commonly known in the fantasy basketball circle, “punting” strategies.
Part of what makes head-to-head (H2H) fantasy basketball interesting (and different from fantasy football) is that you are competing across various categories instead of as a whole. This allows fantasy basketball and baseball to be part gambling, part skill evaluation, and part science – the latter which is not the case with fantasy football (though still exciting for its own reasons).
While there are certainly balanced strategies that work – choosing the best players available and trying to get the best value in each round – creating a team that is strong in all nine categories is a very tall task. On the other hand, a team whose strengths and weaknesses are well-aligned can beat a team that is better overall. In our experience, well-crafted punting strategies work more often than not – while you’ll still be trying to find good value throughout the draft, aligning your weaknesses and sacrificing a category (or even two) opens up a whole new group of value picks in each round.
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