Fantasy Basketball has blossomed into a large sport in the fantasy community, and more so on the daily fantasy sports side (DFS). This page leads you to the fantasy points scored per game on an individual player basis. Next to the current game projection, we showcase their recent stretch of games to see how they have been performing over the last 10 or 30 games. If you want to see across a full season, we have that too. You can flip between DraftKings and FanDuel scoring, where the NBA DFS product differs in scoring quite a bit. If you are looking to get this info into a CSV format, the button to download is on the upper right-hand side. You will also find the current day’s salary for DFS sites, as well as our own Lineups based rating for each player.
Fantasy points are generated through scoring, assists, rebounds, turnovers, and defensive stats. Depending on the site scoring, these can equal up to different amounts. Minutes are very important to basketball, because if a player is playing 30+ minutes, that means they are in a good spot to generate fantasy points. FPPM means fantasy points per minute. It is simply the overall outcome in fantasy points divided by the minutes played within a game or on a seasonal aspect. LeBron James is one of the best FPPM players, and when he averages 1.6 FPPM and also plays 35 minutes a night, he is averaging 56 fantasy points per game based on those numbers. This leads us to seeing fantasy points per game (FPPG).
Things can get a little blurry when using historical outcomes to project future ones. At first we want to see larger sample sizes, because those tend to be less noisy and show more consistency when it comes to projecting. A player with a smaller sample size can have a number of reasons for why this production has improved or decreased. For example, if a bench player all of a sudden produces over the span of a week, there as to be a reason for why. He might be filling in for injury, or has earned himself a place in the starting lineup. It is crucial to know the reasons behind the production, because if that player comes back from injury, all of a sudden that production can’t be relied upon anymore. It is a helpful way to look at things, but it is just a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to projecting players.
Fantasy points per minute is a good measure for fantasy production, although there are some disclaimers. Consistent starters have a more sound FPPM to base their production off of. Bench guys do not. If Fred VanVleet generates 1.25 FPPM off the bench, that doesn’t mean he will generate the same if he gets into the starting lineup. Usage changes when a player is off the bench and around other starts. You might see his FPPM dip in the starting lineup because he is playing alongside players with higher usages. If a rookie is posting a 1.10 FPPM and minutes are growing, this is a positive sign for his overall fantasy output.