Fantasy Basketball 101: A Guide to the Scoring Types of the Game
Fantasy basketball is a game as
famous as the National Basketball
Association itself. Today, in our
fantasy basketball 101, we focus on
how the game is scored.
Fantasy Basketball Scoring Types:
Fantasy Basketball Scoring #1:
Head to Head or H2H
Head to head scoring means that
each team has a schedule to ‘’play”
with other teams in a week's time. In
the particular week of scheduled
play, the fantasy basketball
commissioner will use real life
statistics in the NBA for each player.
There are two styles of fantasy
basketball H2H scoring:
1. Most Categories to Win
This means a team in fantasy basketball will be given points based on the categories,
such as fewest turnovers, free throw percentage, most points etc. Each category can
also be weighed, an example is if the winning score gives you two points, the rebounds
will be assigned two points and so on. The team with the biggest amount of points
collected is the winner.
2. Each Category is a Win
The team with the better agreeable statistics in a particular category gets a win. The
team who losses will get a loss mark. These weekly match up will be tallied and
accumulated until the end of the season in which the wins and loses will be calculated.
The H2H leagues are similar to the playoff system. There is seeding, which is based on
the win-loss records in each season and a match-up is determined based on the
brackets. In a bracket, the winner of the match-up advances while the loser gets cut off.
The process continues until there is just one winner.
Fantasy Basketball Scoring #2: Rotisserie (Roto)
Rotisserie scoring uses real life statistics which is taken and added by players on an
aggregated team. These players are ranked using the same statistics as other fantasy
basketball teams in the league. The fantasy basketball points are then received based
on those particular rankings.
An example fantasy basketball roto scenario is when a 12-team league chooses the
team with the highest rebound score over the run of the season. That team will receive
12 fantasy points while the second to the highest team will get 11 points. The fantasy
basketball team with the lowest score will be awarded just one fantasy basketball point.
On categories that are negative, such as turnovers or fouls, the team to have the lowest
score in this particular category will be awarded the most number of fantasy points.
This point system is done to all the categories of the league. Naturally, the fantasy
basketball team with the highest points will be declared the winner.
What is advantageous in roto scoring is that it allows for balance on the fantasy
basketball team roster. This means that the winning the rebound category by three
rebounds or by 100 still counts the same. But, winners of the steal category by two
steals and the assists category by one assist can rake as much as twice the worth of
points as winning the three rebound category by 100 rebounds. This means in this type
of fantasy basketball, the teams must do well in most categories to win.