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Fantasy basketball: Mobley, Cunningham, Barnes and an NBA rookie class to be thankful for

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How over the river and through the woods am I for this season’s rookie class? I just turned down Deandre Ayton for Evan Mobley. Straight up. Not only was my response an instant “no,” but I felt a pang of indignation at being lowballed. Said pang is surfacing just 15......

Fantasy basketball 30: Giannis Antetokounmpo is only getting better

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Who is trending up? Which rotations are changing? What’s the latest with the notable injuries around the NBA? Here’s a look around the league at the most fantasy relevant news and notes for all 30 teams: Atlanta Hawks: Given De’Andre Hunter‘s wrist injury is expected to keep him sidelined for......

Fantasy basketball: Here’s how top NBA stars have adjusted to rule changes

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Last week, we discussed how offseason NBA rule changes were helping drive down scoring. The NBA’s battle against non-shooting motion theatricality means fewer free throws. That removal of surefire offense creates a domino effect, knocking down 3-point percentage and overall offensive efficiency. 2 Related The changes are not an equal......

Updated fantasy basketball H2H points rankings

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12:07 PM ET Andre SnellingsESPN Create or join an ESPN Fantasy Basketball league at any time for the 2021-2022 NBA season. Sign up for free! With a growing crop of young talent in the league, some intriguing rookies from the 2021 NBA draft and a number of star veterans still......

Fantasy basketball waiver wire finds: Andre Drummond’s bounce back year

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Working the waiver wire is pivotal to succeeding in fantasy basketball. With so many games, injuries and endless shifts in rotations throughout the marathon campaign, we’ll need to source stats from free agency to maximize imaginary rosters. A willingness to entertain competition for the last few spots on your fantasy......

Fantasy basketball 30: Anthony Edwards is soaring (and shooting) to new fantasy heights

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Who is trending up? Which rotations are changing? What’s the latest with the notable injuries around the NBA? Here’s a look around the league at the most fantasy relevant news and notes for all 30 teams: Atlanta Hawks: Bogdan Bogdanovic‘s usage rate (USG) this season is 17.1%, the lowest since......

Fantasy basketball: An NBA rule change, struggling stars and a big opportunity for fantasy managers

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“It feels like 1987 basketball again.” So said Nuggets coach Mike Malone Monday night. He was spinning hard, attempting to avoid a suspension of MVP Nikola Jokic after the very-flagrant exchange between Jokic and Markieff Morris. In reality, the quote was a sideways reference to the fantasy story of the......

Fantasy basketball waiver wire finds: Top boosts for points and steals

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Working the waiver wire is pivotal to succeeding in fantasy basketball. With so many games, injuries and endless shifts in rotations throughout the marathon campaign, we’ll need to source stats from free agency to maximize imaginary rosters. A willingness to entertain competition for the last few spots on your fantasy......

Fantasy basketball 30: Al Horford turns back the clock, Ja Morant makes the leap

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Who is trending up? Which rotations are changing? What’s the latest with the notable injuries around the NBA? Here’s a look around the league at the most fantasy relevant news and notes for all 30 teams: Atlanta Hawks: On a team with a lot of depth, De’Andre Hunter is a......

Fantasy basketball roundtable: Biggest early-season surprises, draft-day redos and best preseason hunches

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We are merely two weeks into the fantasy basketball season, but already it’s easy to identify some draft-day hits and misses. Our team of fantasy experts — Eric Karabell, Andre Snelllings, Eric Moody, Jim McCormick and John Cregan — got together to discuss some of the things that have stuck......

Fantasy basketball waiver wire finds: Carmelo Anthony turns back the clock

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Working the waiver wire is pivotal to succeeding in fantasy basketball. With so many games, injuries and endless shifts in rotations throughout the marathon campaign, we’ll need to source stats from free agency to maximize imaginary rosters. A willingness to entertain competition for the last few spots on your fantasy......

Points and Roto: Which fantasy basketball stars shine brightest in each format?

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First off, if Josh Giddey is available in your fantasy basketball league, please take a moment and make him unavailable. You will thank me later. I’ll be right here when you get back. I can wait… Okay, so first — a question. Did being at-home change you? We hope so.......

Fantasy basketball waiver wire finds: Opportunity knocking for Caruso, Poole and more

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Working the waiver wire is pivotal to succeeding in fantasy basketball. With so many games, injuries and endless shifts in rotations throughout the marathon campaign, we’ll need to source stats from free agency to maximize imaginary rosters. A willingness to entertain competition for the last few spots on your fantasy......

Fantasy basketball 30: LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards are the real deal

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4:00 PM ET Eric MoodyESPN Who is trending up? Which rotations are changing? What’s the latest with the notable injuries around the NBA? Here’s a look around the league at the most fantasy relevant news and notes for all 30 teams: Atlanta Hawks: Lou Williams is questionable for Thursday’s game......

Fantasy basketball’s riskiest draft picks in first two rounds

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Nail the first two picks in your fantasy basketball draft and everything has a much easier chance of falling into place. Miss on one or both of the selections, and it’s more than likely going to be a long season. Create or join an ESPN Fantasy Basketball league at any......

Fantasy basketball draft kit: Rankings, mock drafts, sleepers, projections and analysis

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Whether you are dipping your toes into fantasy hoops for the first time or are a grizzled veteran, the 2021-22 ESPN Fantasy Basketball draft kit has everything you need to crush your drafts. From rankings and profiles to sleepers, breakouts and busts, we’ve got you covered from every angle, all......

Fantasy basketball mock draft: 10-team, head-to-head points

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Our ESPN Fantasy Basketball experts came together for their first mock draft of the 2021-22 NBA season, taking part in a 10-team, head-to-head points league. 2 Related The whole draft took only 30 minutes — with 130 players picked in all — but in that time there were plenty of......

Fantasy basketball: Five rookies worth drafting and when to pick them

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I can still recall securing a rookie Chris Paul with a midround pick back in 2005. The Wake Forrest product was a statistical star from the jump for the then New Orleans Hornets (by way of Oklahoma City that season). Getting one of those special rookie seasons at a value......

Fantasy basketball sleepers, breakouts and busts for 2021-22

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In order to put your team in the best possible position to win your league, you’ll need to make the most of your draft. That includes finding good values in players who will exceed their average draft position, landing at least one player who takes his game into the upper......

Fantasy basketball: Major changes at the top of draft make this the most interesting season in years

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Sep 15, 2021 Andre SnellingsESPN The storylines this season are almost endless. Giannis Antetokounmpo is on a career path rivaling the best players in NBA history, including both “His Airness” as well as “King James,” yet somehow no one seems to realize it. I’ve been predicting and noting his progress......

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