NBA Playoffs Pick One Daily Contest

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

We're running a free fantasy contest for the NBA playoffs with prizes for the top finishers.  See here for rules, prize information and other details.


NBA & NHL Playoff Fantasy Leagues

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

We've opened up registration for the NBA & NHL playoffs!


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!


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

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Pick One Daily Interface Updates

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

Last year we introduced the Pick One Daily fantasy gaming format for the NBA, NHL, and MLB playoffs. In this model, Managers choose a new player to start each day, but can only use that player once during the entire playoff period. It's a lot of fun, requires strategy, and keeps managers engaged throughout the postseason.

This year we created a new user interface to simplify the player selection process.  See below:

 

Managers access the 'My Daily Starters' page, click on 'Pick A Starter', and can then select a player for that given day.  Further, no bench management is required. Last year, managers would need to manually drop players that have started to make room for new players; this process has been simplified considerably. If you have any questions or suggestions for improvement, please contact us at admin@fantasypostseason.com.


NBA & NHL Playoff Fantasy Leagues

     Fantasy Postseason Staff

We've opened up registration for NBA & NHL Playoff Fantasy leagues.  Use early bird offer codes EB_NBA_2017 & EB_NHL_2017 for a 15% discount off your league costs.