Fantasy basketball hooping it up in first month

While most are updating their Instagram with new pictures to post or taking those selfies on snapchat, some people will be updating there fantasy basketball lineups for the next couple months.

With two of the main fantasy sports in high gear, it will be hard for those fantasy junkies to keep track of the injuries and the stars.

“Ricky Rubio, point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves, was a bust and really messed up my lineup with his elbow sprain; I either have to find a replacement, which is risky because he [Rubio] is a good player, or I will have to take a loss for the next two weeks,” sophomore Kyle Dalsimer said.

A lot of good and athletic picks were in this year’s fantasy draft, but there were also rookies that would have had a crucial spot in the starting lineup but suffered early season injuries.

Ben Simmons,  forward for the Philadelphia 76ers, was a lot of fantasy players top picks for the first round of the draft, but that ended quickly having suffered a fractured foot, on the right side, during his preperation in the summer league games.

With some downfalls in fantasy basketball, there are still some key picks that could just get you that one win you are looking for in this week’s matchup.

John Wall, point guard for the Washington Wizards, has been a key player; Wall has scored 131 points in the last nine games, which definitely puts him among the best point guards in the NBA.

A lot of superior players are out there to be picked up for a lineup, but the biggest and most crucial pick in a fantasy draft is by far the first pick. The first pick is that one guy that will always average the most points per week on your fantasy team.

“My biggest contributor has been Russell Westbrook, point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, because he has had a huge first ten games averaging 31.9 points a game and has averaged me a ton of fantasy points,” sophomore Alex Bellem said.

“For me, Anthony Davis was my first round pick and I could not be happier. He is one of the top scorers in the NBA and has the best point average out of my whole team,” Dalsimer said. “Which is unusual because usually the point guard scores the most points for the team.”

There has been a lot of new comers that have signed up for the new 2016-2017 fantasy basketball  league, so there are key pointers that new players should know before  the season starts to get serious.

“For the new people playing this year, a tip is to make multiple teams in the same league so all of the good players will be in your control,” Bellem said.

There are a lot of tips that could help even the most expierenced players get even better than what they are now.

As the season is in the start up, the trash talking will start to begin.  In the end only one thing matters, who wins at the end of the week.