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Jumping the shark: Fantasy sink or swim

by on Nov.03, 2009, under Other

It’s easy to make unreasonably quick conclusions about fantasy players in the beginning of the season, so as we arrive at the end of the first full week of 2009-10 NBA action, it’s time to assess how good of an indicator it was for a handful of players.



Below is a quick list of some fantasy forecasts for some players, along with a “SINK” or “SWIM” conclusion for each, conveying whether the early presumptions are justified or not.

It’s a bit early to be certain about almost anyone (hence the title of this post) but for impatient fantasy owners out there maybe this will give you some comfort, or a serving of cold, hard truth.

  • Carmelo Anthony will remain more valuable than LeBron James and Chris Paul: No one deny that Melo is absolutely bananas so far this young season. But remember that he’s only played three games so far and that J.R. Smith, who should average 16+ points per game this season, hasn’t played yet due to suspension. (continue reading…)
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