Drum to the Finals - Charity Contest

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

Fantasy Postseason is pleased to announce “Drum to the Finals”, a charity fantasy league contest for the NBA Playoffs featuring the following competitors:

  • Bob Nastanovich (from Pavement)
  • Brian Rosenworcel (from Guster)
  • Chris Tomson (from Vampire Weekend / Dams of the West)
  • Dan Bailey (from Father John Misty)
  • Janet Weiss (from Sleater-Kinney)
  • Steve Alexander (from Rotoworld)

Each league manager is allowed to start only one player each day, and can only start that player once during the entire postseason.  The winner will receive a $2,500 donation from Fantasy Postseason to their charity of choice in their name.   Good luck!


2017 Playoff Hoops Contest!

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

Join our free contest for the NBA playoffs and win prizes. Simply pick a new player to start for each game day of the NBA playoffs. Standard Fantasy Postseason scoring applies. The entry with the highest cumulative total wins. First place wins a new Amazon Echo and a custom trophy from Affordable Trophies.  Prizes also will be awarded to 2nd and 3rd place finishers.  

Details can be found here.

 


NBA Regular Season Stats vs Postseason Stats

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

There's one huge difference between regular season and playoff basketball, and that is how defense is played. Players hustle, defend the paint, and get back during transition play. The game tends to be played in the half-court. This translates to fewer fast breaks and easy baskets. So what impact does this change in play have on actual scoring statistics in the NBA postseason? 

See below for how some top NBA players performed in the 2015-16 postseason compared to their 2015-16 regular season averages.

 

Player Reg PPG PS PPG Reg RPG PS RPG Reg APG PS APG
Lebron James

26.3

26.3

8.6

9.5

8.7

7.6
Kevin Durant

25.3

28.4

8.2

7.1

4.8

3.3

Kawhi Leonard

25.7

22.5

5.9

6.3

3.6

2.8
Chris Paul*

18.1

15.8

4.9

2.7

9.5

4.8
DeMar DeRozan

27.0

20.9

5.3

4.2

4.0

2.7
Kyrie Irving

25.0

25.2

3.2

3.0

5.8

4.6
Kevin Love

19.1

14.0

11.0

8.3

1.9

2.0
James Harden

29.2

26.6

8.1

5.2

11.2

...