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Fantasy Hoops Season 1 is Over

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Edit: The last pic was one day too early, this one is the final standings.

The inaugural season of the GSoM Fantasy Hoops League has come to an end and what a crazy ride that was. I had no idea what to expect out of Sporting News, but overall I thought it was very well done. It was definitely a fun league with plenty of tough competitors.

Congrats to Sleepy Floyd and the rest of the top 10! I finished a disappointing 19th and may have to change my screen name. Next season will be different.

Anyways, here are a few things I learned trying to figure out what I was doing.

  1. Find the teams with the most games per week. If the Warriors play 5 times and the Suns play 2 times then Baron Davis is going to be more valuable than Steve Nash. In the long run, he may not be, but for that week, he will be. Learning to maximize the number of games played and quality of opponent helps make your trades worth so much more.
  2. I thought I could go with this strategy of picking players who were priced low and hang onto them when their price went up. Didn't work. The game moves too fast for you to just sit and wait for certain players to realize their potential. You'll be losing out on the players that actually will score points and make you money.
  3. If you don't have a lot of time to invest in research, use the research link. It tells you who is going up in price, who is going down, and who is scoring the most. For the pricing, you might be a day or two late, but still can catch the tail end of a price surge.
  4. Don't spend every single penny of your salary cap. With only 2 trades per week, you want some financial flexibility the next week to be able to go after a high priced player.
  5. Pick whoever Sleepy Freud picks.

I know I missed a bunch of useful tips, anyone care to share their thoughts and experiences?

Now that the first season is over, sign up for Season 2 because there are prizes this time.