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4dJim McCormick

Fantasy basketball forecaster: Oct. 17-22

It's time to tip off the 2017-18 fantasy basketball season! Here is everything you need to prepare for the upcoming week in fantasy hoops with matchup previews, schedule analysis and more.

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Berry's NBA fantasy rookie stars and sleepers (1:25)
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2017-18 fantasy basketball draft kit

Mock drafts, roto rankings, points rankings, projections, player profiles, draft strategies, DFS strategies -- we've got everything you need to dominate fantasy basketball from every angle.

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16hSeth Walder

Fantasy basketball: Analytics glossary

Wondering what things like eFG%, pace, usage rate and CARMELO mean? We explain each notable NBA advanced analytics term so you can make the most of them in fantasy.

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2dJim McCormick

Top free-agent finds for the first week of the season

Even before the season officially tips off, it's important to work the waiver wire and find the best players for your fantasy roster. Here are some of the top players to go grab from the free-agent list ahead of Week 1.

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Fantasy hoops: Paul, Irving or Lillard

Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard all have average draft positions of 13-17 in ESPN leagues, but which point guard should be selected first in fantasy basketball? Our experts debate.

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Popovich says Leonard likely out for opener

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said on Friday that Kawhi Leonard is not expected to play in Wednesday's home season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Leonard has missed the entire preseason while rehabilitating from tendinopathy.

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Berry loves Embiid (2:37)
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Smith Jr. hobbles off court (0:17)
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Berry puts Carmelo Anthony on hate list (2:26)
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Gordon Hayward makes Berry's hate list (3:01)
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Porzingis leaves game in 3rd quarter (0:15)
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NBA introduces fantasy scoring system

The NBA is embracing fantasy basketball like never before, introducing an official scoring system across six categories this season.

TIPS, TOOLS AND MORE

  • ESPN Illustration
  • Fantasy Basketball Draft Kit

    Profiles, projections, rankings, strategy and more to make your draft a success!

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  • Fantasy Basketball 101

    Here's everything you need to know to start playing fantasy hoops.

  • Bob Donnan/USA Today via AP
  • Player Rater

    ESPN's Player Rater ranks every player based on their statistical impact across scoring categories.

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  • Most Added/Dropped Players

    Find out which players are joining and leaving the most rosters with our live Add/Drop leaderboards.

  • Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images
  • Guide To Daily Fantasy

    What should you look for when building a DFS NBA lineup?

  • Bryan Christie Design
  • Injury Glossary

    An illustrated guide on everything you need to know about sports injuries.