How Do You Score in Fantasy Basketball?

In this game, you’ll be making your imaginary basketball Dream Team by drafting real-life NBA players. Their statistics in real life are reflected in the fantasy game, and you’ll pit your team against an opponent’s imaginary team. If your team’s stats are consistently better than the opponents, you’ll win.

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How Do You Keep a Score?

There are three main factors that determine the way in which you rank your fantasy players: the type of the league you’re playing in, the amount of allowance given for a player, and the scoring system the league uses.

Type of League: Head-To-Head or Roto

In a head-to-head league, your team faces a different owner every week. This is a very personal type of game where you’re switching opponents every week, but is far more luck based than roto.

In a roto league, you don’t play directly against other owners, but you’re looking to gather the most categorical points in the season. This leads to a more relaxed game where the statistically gifted tend to win consistently, making it drastically different than an H2H league.

Scoring Systems: Categories and Points

Your league might have a simple score in only four categories: steals, assists, turnovers, and blocks. You should check stats for each player in your team in order to determine their score. This score is then compared to the previous game’s stat or the player’s average, and it can be either positive or negative; if your score is positive, you get a point, and if your score is negative, you lose a point. This is a quick and simple system, best suited for beginners.

In the points league, each statistics have its point value. Let’s say that an assist is worth 2 points. If your team makes 20 assists in a game, you get 40 points. Repeat this for every category you keep a score on, and you’ll have a total score you can compare to other owners’ teams in the league.

Player Allowance

In short, Player Allowance is the imaginary money with which owners buy players. Better players cost more money and might be already signed on with an opponent’s team, so you should carefully decide whom to take. It’s often better to take good but less-known players than chase after stars.