Learn how to research daily fantasy basketball now!
It can be difficult to learn a new sport, but the benefits can be tremendous. By branching out and becoming proficient in new daily fantasy sports you increase your earnings potential exponentially. Below I will teach you how to research daily fantasy basketball just like I do!
Step 1 - Catch Up On Offseason Moves
It can be easy to ignore what happens in the offseason, and it’s fine to do so, but once you begin your daily fantasy basketball research you’ll need to catch up on all the offseason moves. Trades, injuries, signings, the NBA draft, they all play a huge part in shaping the daily fantasy basketball season. The best way to catch up on what everyone has been doing is to visit each team’s page at RotoWorld.com.
Step 2 - Examine Depth Charts
Once you’re caught up on offseason news, you’ll need to find out what each team’s projected starting five players are. When playing daily fantasy basketball, it is ideal to roster starters as much possible. Obviously, there are exceptions to the rule, but for the most part we want players who will be on the court for the maximum amount of minutes. RotoWorld.com also has depth charts for each team, but before the season starts these are only projected starting lineups. My advice would be that you use those depth charts combined with what each team’s beat writers are saying.
I have a very helpful Twitter list you can follow titled “NBA Beat Writers.” Beat writers often drop helpful hints about which players are exceeding expectations, as well as which ones are earning the displeasure of the coaching staff.
Step 3 - Watch Preseason Action
I get it, everyone is really busy nowadays. It would be physically impossible to watch an entire preseason game for every team. With options like DVR and League Pass now widely available though, it is extremely easy to watch a quarter or two of basketball when you get a chance.
When watching preseason basketball, don’t worry too much about whether the ball goes in the bucket. Instead look to see which players seem to be in better shape than everyone else. Not everyone reports to training camp equally, and it often takes some players as much as a full month into the season before they find their “game legs.”
You should also watch to see how everyone is adapting to change. If there’s a new coaching staff, do the players look comfortable running his system? Are they getting quality looks at the basket? How is the ball movement? The defense? Does a recent addition to the team look like he is gelling with his new teammates?
Step 4 - Practice Practice Practice
Luckily for you, preseason daily fantasy basketball contests are offered. There’s no better way to acclimate yourself to a unique scoring system than by playing these contests. When you play, don’t focus so much on how well you perform. Rotations and minutes in the preseason can be fickle, so there is far less predictive value in that regard. Instead, focus on the way points are accumulated. It will help you decipher which price points are bargains once the real games start.
Thanks for reading, I hope you have some ideas for how to research daily fantasy basketball now!