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Basic NBA Research

Perhaps more so than any other sport, it is essential to build an efficient NBA research foundation. With late-breaking news nearly every night, it’s critical to know where to go to find the information you need – and which stats to look for. This course will also dive into NBA scoring, news source, and Defense vs Position stats.

5 lessons

  1. 1

    Building an NBA Research Foundation

    As you start playing daily fantasy basketball, you’ll need an outline for your research. This lesson provides that outline by laying out five principles you should consider on each and every slate.

  2. 2

    NBA Recent Stats and Hot Streaks

    A change in a player’s recent success isn’t always a product of a small sample size. This lesson shows the value of looking at a player’s game log and when you can use the information to your benefit.

  3. 3

    NBA Site Scoring Importance

    With the variances in scoring on each daily site, it’s important to know what you should be seeking on each. This lesson shows how to do so and how to capitalize once you have found the advantage you are looking for.

  4. 4

    NBA Defense vs. Position Stats

    Certain teams struggle versus certain positions on the floor. This lesson shows where you can find this information and how you can use it to find value within the field.

  5. 5

    NBA News Sources

    An important aspect of daily fantasy basketball research is reading up on NBA news. This lesson illustrates where to find that news in order to make optimal decisions with your rosters each night.


Basic NBA Research


Justin Van Zuiden

Justin Van Zuiden, aka stlcardinals84, is a popular RotoGrinders contributor and GrindersLive host who routinely finishes in the top 10 of the TPOY race. He’s appeared in numerous live finals and has logged countless six-figure wins in a host of different sports, including five in PGA. Justin is also a main contributor of sports betting picks at ScoresAndOdds. is the home of the daily fantasy sports community. Our content, rankings, member blogs, promotions and forum discussion all cater to the players that like to create a new fantasy team every day of the week.

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