Your best bets and your biggest delusions so far

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Java the Hutt
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Your best bets and your biggest delusions so far 

Post#1 » by Java the Hutt » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:05 am

Which are your best bets you made at the start of the fantasy season and which instead have been the most delusional so far?
I'll start with two apiece:

BEST BETS:
1) Luka Doncic: best bet I've taken in a very long time playing fantasy; I really feared the hype surrounding him would cause him to have a lot of struggles but I realized that if you're the MVP of the Euroleague at 19 you gotta be someone special
2) Deandre Ayton: I feared he would soon become an injury prone type of big man but as of now he has turned out to be a super solid contributor; I was encouraged by the fact that, playing for the Suns, he'd get big minutes and good stats

BIGGEST DELUSIONS
1) Brandon Ingram: I've never liked him as a player, the Durant comparisons always made me laugh (and still do). I wanted to give it a shot since everyone was expecting him to have a breakout year but so far he's been too much in the shadow of Lebron. I don't think he'll ever end up being a star in this league
2) Jaylen Brown: I never expected him to be a solid scorer or a good playmaker but never in my life I would've thought seeing him average 9 fantasy points; I was expecting an elite defender who would lead the league in steals, a solid rebounder and a super efficient player in general. Could have put Tatum in this spot (for different reasons) but I still believe in him having a great second part of the season
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Re: Your best bets and your biggest delusions so far 

Post#2 » by Bank Shot » Wed Dec 5, 2018 2:32 pm

The Good:
1) Jeremy Lamb - Honestly, a pretty easy one. Malik Monk was terrible as a rookie so it was very likely that Lamb was going to be the starting shooting guard and have a huge role. He had some very nice per minute numbers and somebody has to be the Hornets' second-option.
2) Montrezl Harrell - He's always been a great per minute guy, but the blocks have been a nice surprise.

The Bad:
1) Kyle Anderson - Showing some signs of life and I think he'll still end up as a top-100 guy, but I expected him to be very good out of the gate.
2) Tyreke Evans - Didn't love him, but panic picked him in one of my leagues after missing out on Buddy by a pick. I knew they would stagger Dipo and Evans but I didn't expect Evans to get almost zero run beside Dipo. He's been terrible and I don't see that changing.

The Ugly:
1) Mario Hezonja - Wasn't able to grab him anywhere and was unhappy about it at the time. Pretty thrilled now. The Knicks are (rightly) committed to the tank and he's been pretty bad anyways.
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