As we all know, injury replacements are the heart of many successful daily fantasy teams. Never lock yourself into a lineup decision until the last possible moment. Tonight, that probably means waiting to hear if Rajon Rondo, James Harden, Joakim Noah, Ty Lawson, Dwayne Wade or Rudy Gay are going to play.
In most cases, you’re not too concerned about the players above as much as you’re concerned with their replacements. Taj Gibson, Phil Pressey and Nate Robinson could be outstanding value plays if thrust into heavy minutes tonight.
Just in case you missed it: DET @ ATL is CANCELLED
The rumor is that there is almost an entire inch of snow in Atlanta.
Fantasy baseball is the oldest of the fantasy sports. It’s probably the most skill-based fantasy sport. Not to mention the baseball has the LONGEST fantasy season of any sport (of the 4 major American sports).
If you’ve got some experience playing fantasy baseball, I’m not going to be telling you anything that you don’t know. This is for the very inexperienced and new players. Every year, fantasy football owners are sad when the NFL season ends. To keep the fun going, many of them decide to try fantasy baseball.
I love fantasy baseball. In all formats. But it’s a grind. There’s roughly six months of play in every fantasy baseball season. If you’re in a league with daily lineup changes, that’s means you’re setting your lineup approximately 180 times between April and September. Don’t forget, fantasy baseball’s final month of play happens to overlap with the first month of play in fantasy football.
What kind of fantasy fix are you looking to satisfy? If you’re all about making tons of roster moves and trades, then you’re probably fine in a league with daily lineup changes. If you just like to check in on your team a couple of times a week then a league where you set you lineup once a week is probably for you. If you just occasionally want to play fantasy then playing daily games on a site such as Fanduel or Draftstreet is probably your best bet.
You wouldn’t believe the number of “dead” teams I will see in fantasy baseball leagues when June rolls around. I’m not gonna lie, it’s very possible to own a fantasy baseball team that’s basically out of the running in early July. That sucks, but it’s important to actively set your lineup and try to field the best team possible. Otherwise, it’s not fair to the other teams in your league. Remember this when you’re deciding if you want to play fantasy baseball.
One of the best things about fantasy baseball is the variety of formats, leagues and scoring settings available. There are so many games and players in MLB that you can create almost any kind of fantasy baseball league that you can imagine. When choosing a league, try to keep in mind what kind of experience you are looking for.