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BWIN Euroleague fantasy challenge. 

Post#1 » by UcanUwill » Sat Oct 4, 2014 1:26 pm

Are there people playing? Have any advices, some hidden gems, some players that are in great form? I really do not follow European ball too closely, so most of my picks are just shots at the dark.
My first build looks like this, I might make some changes of course :

Jeremy Pargo. Playing great for Maccabi so far. Maccabi is not as strong this year, so Pargo will have to step up.

Joe Ragland. I just heard hes a great player. 17.5 PIR last seaosn for Cantu in the Eurocup

Tarence Kinsey. Plays for a weaker team, should produce I suppose.

Nemanja Bjelica. Steady and productive. What I call a save pick

Martynas Mazeika. My cheap goat, got to save those credits. costs 31 only, yet is important member of his team. Think hes underpriced what I am saying.

Marshon Brooks. Swing for the fences pick Is NBA caliber scorer, only 42 credits, worth a shot IMO

Shawn James. The thing that always stops James is his foul trouble. But he usually produces even in limited minutes.

Dario Saric. Just had to take him, very intriguing to see Dario in the Euroleague.

Furkan Aldemir. Pretty cheap, that isall.

DOr Fischer. Had a great Euroleague qualification, might surprise people. Had Erceg, but I already got Galatasaray's big in Aldemir.

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Post#2 » by UcanUwill » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:57 pm

http://fantasychallenge.euroleague.net/

Seems like I am the only one who plays around here. Ok then. :( Made 2 final changes, traded Bjelica and D'Or, and picked up David Logan and Esteban Batista.
David Logan can score and he should be one of the Dinamo SIssari leaders IMO. A riskier pick compared to Bjelica, but has more potential.
Esteban Batista had a monster, flat out dominant season in Turkey last year and played his way to European powerhouse - Panathinaikos. Had a good first greek league game and is underpriced. A must have player IMO. We will see how things plays out in 3 days.
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Post#3 » by UcanUwill » Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:13 pm

Hello again, since I am the only one posting, i might as well make this into my personal blog, why not. if you like me, you like reading forums, so you might find my struggle interesting.

Well, my ignorance and bad luck strikes hard, as usual. I had a pretty underwhelming first week, scored 125.30 points and am ranked 15,480th overall.

It wasn't all bad, both Jeremy Pargo and under the radar Tarence Kinsey delivered 27.5 points each, and helped me out just a little bit. Marshon Brooks had a great first half, scoring early 10 fantasy points (FP), but had a terrible second half and finished the game with just 6. Shawn James played great as usual, but I had no idea his role in Milan will be so small, just 11 minutes played. But the biggest tard of all was Martynas Mazeika, who was negative, -1 FP, just terrible.

Since early weeks is all about getting credits, I have to go with undervalued guys. First of all I am Selling Shawn James, Joe Ragland and Martynas Mazeika. Both Shaw and Ragland are small role players in Milan so there is no reason to keep them. It leaves me with 3 spots and just 132 credits.

First of all, i am buying the big guy, Boban Marjanovic. It was a mistake not to take him last week. He is expensive, very expensive, but he is a must have right now after his 33 FP week. Not to mention, Red star is playing Neptunas this week, team that lacks size and has no one to check the big Boban.

The second buy is Lukas Lekavicius. He is cheap and since Maalik Wayns left Zalgiris, LK has been getting minutes and playing well.

Since i can barely afford anyone, my last pick is very under the radar and it is Nemanja Jaramaz from Turow. Reasoning is simple, for a guy that cheap, he plays a lot of minutes. He is my this week's Martynas Mazeika, I only hope he plays out differently.

My team : Jeremy Pargo, Lukas Lekavicius, Tarence Kinsey, David Logan, Nemanja Jaramaz, Marshon Brooks, Boban Marjanovic, Dario Saric, Esteban Batista, Furkan Aldemir.
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Post#4 » by UcanUwill » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:41 am

Marshon Brooks with -9 PIR, and only 9 minutes played. I dont even... Is that even happened before? Shaking my head, and this guy supposed to be a steal of NBA draft. Damn scrub :lol:
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Post#5 » by UcanUwill » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:18 am

Hey again. Well, tits been a rough week, if not mistaken, the second worst week I ever had in Euroleague fantasy challenge, mainly because of Marshon Brooks, who was astonishingly bad and finished with -9 rating. I never had player perform this bad, its ridiculous.

but lets see at some positives, Furkan Aldemir had a great game - 25.3 FP. He is top 5 most bought player this week, and it is great to say I had him from the very beginning. He helped me a lot. Another force down low was Esteban Batista who delivered 22 FP's. If only he cut down his turnover rates, he would be an absolute beast.

I decided to sell 3 players. First of all I am selling Marshon Brooks. All 3 Milan rookies i chose turned to be busts, but Marshon was by far the worst one, he is currently averaging a negative efficiency rating and is only worth around 30 credits.
Since I desperately need more credits, i decided to sell someone more expensive - Tarence Kinsey. He is worth 73 credits, is not underpriced anymore and he got injured, though I decided to sell him even before the injury was announced. Tarence was a big force for me in these 2 weeks and I wish him the best.
The third player I decided to sell was Dario Saric. Funny enough, he also got injured, so again, it left me with no other choice anyway.

Now I have 158 credits and 3 empty spots. Since I still hunting underpriced players, my first buy is CSKA Moscow's Andrey Vorontsevich. He is underpriced and is in great form. I really wanted to pick up Luke Harangody, but at the end I decided to go with Andrey. hope it is a right choice.

My next buy is Mindaugas Kuzminskas from Unicaja Malaga. Rolling the dice with MK, hes been great so far.

My last pick up is Vladimir Jankovic from Panathinaikos. I feel it is very riskiest pick of all 3, Vladimir has been a very pleasant surprise, I don't know is his current play a norm or just an anomaly. Even with sub par shooting from down town hes been racking up points like it is nothing, I can only hope it continues.

My team : Jeremy Pargo, Lukas Lekavicius, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, David Logan, Nemanja Jaramaz, Vladimir Jankovic, Boban Marjanovic, Andrey Vorontsevich, Esteban Batista, Furkan Aldemir.
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Post#6 » by UcanUwill » Wed Nov 5, 2014 10:59 am

Hi again. The 4th. week of BWIN Euroleague fantasy is upon us, but how about the previous week? I can only envy people who had Vasssilis Spanoulis and Jaycee Carroll on their teams, as their both played fantastic. As for me. well, for the first time this year I did OK, even manged to outscore Fantasy creator Javier Gancedo by nearly 30 points! Jeremy Pargo and Boban Marjanovic combined for over 50 FP's alone, Mindaugas Kuzminskas was a great addition, and even though Andrey Vorontsevich played mediocre, at least I dodged the bullet by not picking Harangody, who was -2.
It wasn't all smooth sailing tough, the big spoon of tar in the bowl of honey was Lukas Lekavicius, with -2 FP performance. I yet to have a fantasy week without a player delivering a negative rating...

All of my frontcourt is undervalued and playing great, so they all stay for now. I decided to make 3 changes again. first of all, I am selling Lukas Lekavicius.
The second sell is David Logan from Dinamo Sassari. Sassari is playing scary Euroleague powerhouse Real Madrid, and that make me worry.
And finally, I am getting rid of Nemanja Jaramaz. Hes been playing pretty well, but I still hunting undervalued players,

Since my all sells were very cheap, I only have 113 credits to spend, so I have to cut corners. My first buy is Edgaras Ulanovas from Zalgiris Kaunas. I was a fan of Edgaras for years, since he was a boy. He is finally staring to blossom and is worth only 17 credits! That is incredibly cheap.

My second pick up is EA7's Daniel Hackett. The forth EA7 player i picked up this season, I can only hope Daniel breaks this EA7 curse and plays well. He is a team leader who gets tons of minutes and has every chance to be a good fantasy player.

And finally, My last acquisition is Alex Renfroe. Wish I could afford someone better, but I can't. Alex will be fine for now, guy who dishes so many assists is due to deliver some fantasy points.

My team : Jeremy Pargo, Alex Renfroe, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Edgaras Ulanovas, Daniel Hackett, Vladimir Jankovic, Boban Marjanovic, Andrey Vorontsevich, Esteban Batista, Furkan Aldemir.
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Post#7 » by jman3134 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:44 am

Sounds interesting. Wonder if more people on the board have joined?!

Loved Joe Ragland and I am sure he's developing nicely. Perfect fit for Europe - super efficient player. Whats the competition like in your league?
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Post#8 » by UcanUwill » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:43 am

jman3134 wrote:Sounds interesting. Wonder if more people on the board have joined?!

Loved Joe Ragland and I am sure he's developing nicely. Perfect fit for Europe - super efficient player. Whats the competition like in your league?


Euroleague fantasy is different from NBA. There is no draft and you compete with every single person that plays Fantasy. For example, I an now ranked 8751st. You can create private leagues as well, but your score is still being counted in global rankings. You get 500 credits to start the game and you have to buy 10 players, and you can make 3 trades a week (sell players and buy new ones). Pretty fun but as every fantasy, can be very frustrating at times, Marshon Brooks still haunts me...
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Post#9 » by UcanUwill » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:11 pm

4th week of Euroleague fantasy was very auspicious to me. My newly acquired Alex Renfroe had a phenomenal game, scoring 31.9 fantasy points! Jeremy Pargo, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Boban Marjanovic and Furkan Aldemir were dominant also. They all helped me to score over 177 FP's this week. I feel like a genius for picking Furkan Aldemir the very first week, for only 38 initial credits. Furkan has been one of the best bigmen in the League.

I decided to make 2 changes this week. Since Barcelona is hosting Panathinaikos, I decided to sell my PAO pals, Vladimir Jankovic and Esteban Batista. I have to admit, I am not feeling it this move, but I have to roll the dice with higher risk, higher reward players this week.

I decided to replace Jankovic with last week's MVP, James Anderson. Anderson is underpriced and on his best day, could outperform Jankovic quite easily. I can only hope we see a good James Anderson this week.

My second buy is Luke Harangody. The last time I planned to take him, he had a terrible game. So it is fair to say he is quite a risky pick up. Nevertheless, I will take my chances this time.

My team : Jeremy Pargo, Alex Renfroe, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Edgaras Ulanovas, Daniel Hackett, James Anderson, Boban Marjanovic, Andrey Vorontsevich, Luke Harangody, Furkan Aldemir.
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Post#10 » by UcanUwill » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:46 am

Had a pretty terrible week this time. Elevation lead to decline. Furkan Aldemir had his first bad game and Luke Harangody turned out to be a huge bust. Jeremy Pargo was a non factor yet again, I am getting annoyed by these blank Jeremy Pargo games - second 0 FP performance this season. He is a high usage player, who can go off any given night, so I keeping him, for now.

Decided to sell 2 players this time. James Anderson wasn't great for me, but he did his job as underpriced player and generated some credits. Anderson faces powerhouse Real Madrid next, so i think it is time to sell him. Was thinking of selling his teammate Edgaras Ulanovas as well, but hes just too cheap and I can't afford anyone better. So he stays.
My second and last sell is Luke Harangody. I tried him, it didn't worked out, time to move on.

I decided to go all in and buy one of the most expensive players in fantasy - Andrew Goudelock. Andrew has been amazing so far, one of the most productive scorers in Euroleague, and that shot is money.
My Luke Harangody replacement is Shane Lawal. Shane been on a tear lately and is underpriced. A very logical pick up. So :

My team : Jeremy Pargo, Alex Renfroe, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Edgaras Ulanovas, Daniel Hackett, Andrew Goudelock, Boban Marjanovic, Andrey Vorontsevich, Shane Lawal, Furkan Aldemir.

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