Tuesday, November 4, 2008

How to Find a Fantasy Basketball League

The NBA season is fast approaching and, of course, for fans everywhere, that means it's time to find a fantasy basketball league. Maybe this is your first time playing and you're looking for a good league or maybe you have played before, but want to try a new league. Either way, I've got some suggestions to help you find the perfect fantasy basketball league.

If you've never played fantasy basketball before and aren't really sure what you're getting into, let me break down the basics for you. In most fantasy leagues, you will choose a fantasy roster either by a draft or by buying/selling players. Whatever kind of league you play, you won't always be able to get all the players you want as you are restricted by other teams drafting players you want or by a salary cap. Don't get worried if you're roster isn't perfect as you can always make changes during the season. Once the season starts, you'll start earning points based on how well you're players perform. Each league has a scoring system which awards points to players for different statistical categories, resulting in a total score. Then, your player scores will be added up to give you a team score. This can be done on a daily, weekly, or some other schedule depending on the league. Basically, you want to get as many points as possible by having the best performing roster! In some leagues, the highest score is the winner, but in others a head-to-head format is used each day or week and you accumulate wins and losses.

So, now that you've digested all that, where do you play? Here are some fantasy basketball websites:

* Yahoo Fantasy Basketball - Yahoo has a great fantasy basketball website and you can join a league with your friends or internet strangers. Yahoo leagues use a head-to-head format.
* ESPN Fantasy Basketball - ESPN has had fantasy leagues for a long-time and is similar to Yahoo in format.
* HoopsAvenue Fantasy Basketball - HoopsAvenue offers fantasy basketball with some unique features including a "coach" feature.

Those are 3 of the biggies, but if you're looking for something else, here's how you can find it:

* Search for "fantasy basketball" on Google or Yahoo and see what you get!
* Go to Yahoo Answers and ask people where they play fantasy basketball.
* Post in a basketball forum asking for leagues.

By Dave Fitzpatrick

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1 Comment:

Lester's Legends said...

Interesting. I hadn't heard about Hoops Avenue.

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