Fantasy Hoops Roundtable: Play the Match-up Game?

Jan 15, 2010

Basketball Roundtable

Time for another fantasy basketball roundtable.

Mike of BleacherCreatureRotoTalk.com was responsible for this week’s Fantasy Hoops Roundtable debate topic.

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This Week’s Topic:
Is it worth it to play match-ups in Rotisserie style fantasy basketball leagues?

My Response:
I think it’s more of a factor in daily transaction leagues than weekly lineup leagues since both the favorable and unfavorable match-ups are likely to balance out when you look at a weekly schedule.

It is also more of a factor in capped daily transaction leagues. If there is no limit to the number or players you can use in a give week, then odds are you won’t have many decisions to make whether to sit or start someone. If you are worried about field goal percentage, free throw percentage, or turnovers you may sit a guy, but for the most part you try to play as many guys as you can in a given week.

In capped weekly transaction leagues, where you have a set amount of starts per week, this really becomes important. You’ll start your top performers regardless of the match-up. The best players have a tendency or rising to the occasion. Once you figure out how many games you have remaining, you then look at the match-ups or your borderline players. Not only should you consider who your players are facing, you should evaluate your opponents’ strengths and weaknesses and set your lineup accordingly.

Plain and simple, it is an important factor, but one of many when you set your fantasy lineup.

Panelists
Brian of
EmptyTheBench.com
Ryan Lester of
LestersLegends.com
Alex/Mike of
BleacherCreatureRotoTalk.com
Erik of PointsInThePaint.com
Nels of GiveMeTheRock.com
Tommy of
HoopsWorld.com

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