Early 2015 – 2016 Keeper League Rankings: Top 20 Centers

by Will Overton

The NBA regular season and thus the fantasy season is officially over which is always a bittersweet day, more bitter than sweet if you missed out on the title. The good news if you are that guy, another season is going to be here in six months time and we’re already starting to look ahead to it.

We are actually going to be keeping RotoProfessor Basketball going in the offseason. Next week I will be revealing my first ever RotoProfessor Draft Big Board. Once the draft order is set we’ll then start doing mock drafts as well as draft profiles of certain players. On top of that we’ll breakdown offseason moves as well, so don’t tune out.

Right now though we are going to wrap up our early keeper league rankings by looking at the top 20 in our last position, center. We’ve broken down every other position so let’s finish things off with big men, featuring a nice crop of young guys with a lot of upside. Read more

Early 2015 – 2016 Keeper League Rankings: Top 20 Power Forwards

by Will Overton

We are shifting the focus at RotoProfessor from this year to next year. Today is the last day of the season so you really need to just make sure you have every spot in your lineup filled and everyone is playing, make sure you check lineups before tip-off because most certainly some teams will be resting guys.

Luckily it’s never too early to start looking towards next season and so that’s what we are doing. We have already looked at the top 20 point guards and shooting guards for keeper/dynasty leagues and yesterday we did the small forwards. Now it’s time for the bigs, starting with power forward today.

Keep in mind that these are keeper and dynasty league rankings, not just for next year. Also it’s important to note that I am only ranking each guy at one position, so someone like Draymond Green who can play both forward positions won’t be ranked here because we included him at small forward. Read more

Early 2015 – 2016 Keeper League Rankings: Top 20 Small Forwards

by Will Overton

We are shifting the focus at RotoProfessor from this year to next year. At this point your best bet for the rest of this season is stream the guys who are playing and make sure you have as full of a lineup as possible every day. With teams resting their stars you really have to check right before tip off to make sure your squad is active.

Luckily it’s never too early to start looking towards next season and so that’s what we are doing. We have already looked at the top 20 point guards and shooting guards for keeper/dynasty leagues. Now we are going to move on to the forward positions, starting with small forward.

Keep in mind that these are keeper and dynasty league rankings, not just for next year. Also it’s important to note that I am only ranking each guy at one position, so someone like DeMar DeRozan who plays small forward at times, won’t be ranked here because he was already ranked at shooting guard. Read more

Early 2015 – 2016 Keeper League Rankings: Top 20 Shooting Guards

by Will Overton

If you’re in a dynasty league and you’re not in the running for the title this year, I have good news. The good news is that it’s a dynasty league and there’s another year coming and it’s never too early to start thinking about next season.

I know there are more teams out of the running than in the running right now and so we want to give attention to those folks as well. Like I said it’s never too early to start looking ahead and that’s what we’re going to do. We are going to do our early keeper/dynasty league rankings position by position which started with point guard last week and continues today with shooting guard.

Please keep in mind these are early rankings, meaning depending on what happens in the offseason and what we learn about these guys I have the right to change my mind before next season. As of right now though this is where I stand on the top 20 shooting guards for the future of fantasy basketball. You should know that I am only ranking each player at one position which I feel to be their primary position. Read more

Daily Breakdown: Three Guys To Add To Your Team For Today

by Will Overton

There’s only a week left in the season so this is the time to throw everything out the window and make sure you absolutely, 100%, have the best lineup possible inserted every single day. We know baseball season is underway, but don’t let it distract you too much from finishing strong this season.

We are faithful to carry you through to the finish line of the season here by looking at which players make good plays each day. Some of them are waiver wire guys and some are just guys you might otherwise leave on your bench.

There is a full slate of games on tap tonight which means lots of options for your lineups. Here are three guys who I think make nice pickups off the waiver wire to play tonight for your team based on matchup and opportunity: Read more

Daily Breakdown: Looking For Fantasy Value In Today’s Games

by Will Overton

There’s only a week left in the season so this is the time to throw everything out the window and make sure you absolutely, 100%, have the best lineup possible inserted every single day. We know baseball season is underway, but don’t let it distract you too much from finishing strong this season.

We are faithful to carry you through to the finish line of the season here by looking at which players make good plays each day. Some of them are waiver wire guys and some are just guys you might otherwise leave on your bench.

There are six games on the slate tonight and you need as many guys in your lineup producing as possible. Here are some of the guys I like: Read more

Going Up Stream: Options For Guys To Stream This Weekend

by Will Overton

We’re at about 10 days remaining in the season, holding on to guys who aren’t performing or are hurt isn’t worth the risk. Streaming can be a risky proposition, even at this point in the season, but it’s a strategy that could catch you up the guy in front of you a lot faster than staying with your same old lineup and half your team not playing.

The key is finding the right guys to stream in the right matchups. This is going to be a busy weekend which means lots of guys to choose from and lots of matchups to exploit. You want to find the hot guys with the best opportunity for minutes against the weakest defenses. That’s what makes for a perfect streaming recipe and that’s what we’re going to look for.

I am going to highlight a few guys who make good streaming options for each day of the weekend: Read more

Early 2015 – 2016 Keeper League Rankings: Top 20 Point Guards

by Will Overton

If you’re in a dynasty league and you’re not in the running for the title this year, I have good news. The good news is that it’s a dynasty league and there’s another year coming and it’s never too early to start thinking about next season.

I know there are more teams out of the running than in the running right now and so we want to give attention to those folks as well. Like I said it’s never too early to start looking ahead and that’s what we’re going to do over the final couple weeks of the season. We are going to do our early keeper/dynasty league rankings position by position starting with point guard today.

Please keep in mind these are early rankings, meaning depending on what happens in the offseason and what we learn about these guys I have the right to change my mind before next season. As of right now though this is where I stand on the top 20 point guards for the future of fantasy basketball. Keep in mind I am only ranking each player at one position which I feel to be their primary position. Read more

Opportunity Knocks: Does Shane Larkin Have Value This Year And Going Forward?

by Will Overton

The New York Knicks have been a revolving door of guys who have shown flashes of fantasy value to only fade away in the long run. One of the guys who seemed to have the most fantasy value of all the misfits on the team was Alexey Shved running the point. In the last six games played by Shved he averaged 17.8 PPG, 4.3 APG, 4.0 RPG and 1.7 SPG.

The problem is just like everyone else on the team who seemed to have real value this season, he got hurt. Shved fractured his rib and likely won’t be back on the court the remainder of this season. So like every other time someone on the Knicks has gone down this season, the revolving door turns again and someone else steps up into the picture.

This time it is Shane Larkin stepping up into the gap created by Shved, Larkin for all intents and purposes is the only true point guard on the roster who is healthy. That is evident by the fact that over the last five games, he has logged 36.4 minutes per game. Read more

Playoff Primer: What You Need To Know Before You Set Your Lineup This Week

by Will Overton

It’s now crunch time. The playoffs are in full swing and the roto leagues are on the line. It’s time to be taking things one game and one week at a time, because at this point the bigger picture is this week, it’s making to the next round and only that.

This is the time of the year where it’s more important than ever to ride the hot hands, play the matchups and counteract your opponents. This is not the time to just keep running out the same old lineup without giving it any thought whatsoever.

We’re going to help you out here by looking at some of the teams with favorable matchups, some of the teams with bad matchups and some of the guys on the wire you should think about picking up for this week. Read more