There are some foods that would really benefit from being cut and sliced like pizza. Take hamburgers, for example. Nicer places will slice them in two for you, but the bigger those things get, the more they need to be fractioned. White Castle sliders? Set it and get it. Jon Brockman’s “Brockness Burger“? Not so much. The more complicated something gets, the more you need to ingest it in sections. Fantasy basketball is a lot like hamburgers. They’re both elegant in their simplicity, unpopular in yuppie neighborhoods, and make me sweat when I’m done with them. And just like the ever-expanding hamburger, fantasy hoops asks a lot of its participants. S’why we at Razzball have mapped out the average per player and per team stats your fantasy club need to aim for in order to be tops in your league.
We’ve covered 10, 12, and 14-team leagues with 12 and 14-man rosters (assuming four bench spots for each team). Several competitive 10-team, 12 player leagues were compiled to get the average end-of-the-year numbers. You’ll win most of your leagues if you’re among the top two in each of your categories (frankly, you’ll probably win if you’re in the top three of each), so the numbers listed are estimates of what will safely get you into the top 2 in each category. All these numbers are estimates. Every fantasy league is different. A competitive 12-team league will not yield the same totals as a 12-team league in which half the teams gave up before Christmas. As far as estimates go, they’re solid. They take into account the qualitative increase of stats in shallower leagues along with the quantitative growth of stats inherent in every deep league.
Here’s to making fantasy hoops a bit more bite sized as you continue evaluating the entirety of your team. Unless you have bionic peepers, you’re going to want to click on these six pics to see them clearly.