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Understanding NBA Advanced Stats: The Core Drivers of DFS Expectation

Andy Means (meansy53)

Andy Means, aka meansy53, was a walk-on with the esteemed Duke University basketball team for three years before graduating in 2004. He has a Masters in Accounting from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and has been playing DFS since 2014 – professionally since 2016. He is a featured contributor for RotoGrinders who has qualified for multiple live finals and displays his extensive basketball knowledge as the lead host of our top premium show – NBA Crunch Time.

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Brief Introduction

If you have ever read one of my NBA Core Plays articles, you have almost certainly seen me reference a player’s fantasy-point-per-minute (FPPM) rate. To try and prove why/how that might go up or down, I probably then talked about that player’s usage rate, assist rate, rebound rate, etc.

But what exactly are those rates? Do they really matter? And if they do, how much do they matter?

Before we answer that, let’s do an overview of the most basic part about NBA DFS: the scoring system(s). Once we get past that, it will become much clearer why you see the above phrases thrown around all of the time.

NBA DFS Scoring

About the Author

  • Andy Means (meansy53)

  • Andy Means, aka meansy53, was a walk-on with the esteemed Duke University basketball team for three years before graduating in 2004. He has a Masters in Accounting from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and has been playing DFS since 2014 – professionally since 2016. He is a featured contributor for RotoGrinders who has qualified for multiple live finals and displays his extensive basketball knowledge as the lead host of our top premium show – NBA Crunch Time.

    RotoGrinders Interview

Instructor

Andy Means, aka meansy53, was a walk-on with the esteemed Duke University basketball team for three years before graduating in 2004. He has a Masters in Accounting from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and has been playing DFS since 2014 – professionally since 2016. He is a featured contributor for RotoGrinders who has qualified for multiple live finals and displays his extensive basketball knowledge as the lead host of our top premium show – NBA Crunch Time.

RotoGrinders Interview

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