For next mailbag: which are your top three best individual fantasy seasons over the past decade? Starting with the 1999-00 season through 2008-09. Factoring in both per game value and cumulative value.
1) It’s hard to forget what a multi-stud category stud Marion once was, and he really shined in the 02-03 season with this stat line, contributing in all categories:
21.2 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.4 apg, 2.3 spg, 1.2 bpg, 1.7 3s/g, 45.2% FG, 85.1% FT
2) Next, I have to go with KG’s 03-04 year:
24.2 ppg, 13.9 rpg, 5.0 apg, 1.5 spg, 2.2 bpg, 0.1 3s/g, 49.9%, 79.1% FT
3) The now gimpy T-Mac was once a dominant force in 02-03:
32.1 ppg, 5.5 apg, 6.5 rpg, 1.7 spg , 0.8 bpg, 2.3 3s/g, 45.7% FG, 79.3 FT%
4) And for head to head leagues, you can’t deny Lebron’ 07-08 year, so I have to have 4 best performances instead of three.
30.0 ppg, 7.2 apg, 7.9 rpg, 1.8 spg, 1.1 bpg, 1.5 3s/g, 48.4 FG%,
A simple one – give us your top 3 breakout players (ie – guys who will perform the highest amount of spots over their ADP this year)
Brand @ 34.6
Brand was once a top 10 fantasy force. How can an injury plagued year and one down season cause him to become a late third round value? In my opinion he at least finishes 20th in cum ranks.
Nene @ 53.4
Nene finished in the top 25 last year’s Yahoo ranks. And yet he is being taken 53rd? Please.
Thompson @ 104.6
In April, the end of last year, Thompson averaged 10.2 rpg, 14.1 ppg, 1.3 bpg. If he can put up those numbers again, perhaps with a couple less rebounds per game, he’ll easily outperform his draft postion.
First time playing on CBS stadard positions(G-F-C)public H2H league(Pts (1), Rebs(1) Assits(2) Stls(1) Blks(1) TO(-1). How would you draft? I’m thinking my priority is to get guards that has assists, guys that are 20, 10 . Those are my main focus stls and blks are secondary, what do you think? Thanks
First, let me say that I have never played in a CBS league.
The league settings are different than normal, and not surprisingly, with assists being worth 2 compared to all other stats being worth one, the Point Guards become a lot more valuable.
Plugging your stat settings into Basketball Monster produced the following standouts in this format (as opposed to a standard 9-cat Yahoo league):
Deron Williams #4
Dwight Howard #7
Devin Harris #11
Steve Nash #19
Zach Randolph #26
Rajon Rondo #29
All of these players go significantly lower in regular Yahoo drafts and you could potentially get them at a lower draft position than their rank above. Doing so would set you up nicely.
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