What are Player Consistency Values?
These values are similar to player values where 0.00 is the average and the higher the better. They measure the consistency of the player’s total value from game to game. By default, we show the Per Game consistency which tells you how consistent a player is game-to-game. Optionally, you can show the Per 36 consistency which shows how consistent the player is each minute. You can show the consistency for the Full Season or Past # of Games to get a player’s recent consistency. If you happen to punt categories, those punted categories are not included in the consistency calculations.
What are Statistic Consistency Values?
Similar to Value Consistencies, you can also view the consistency of a player’s statistics such as minutes, field goals attempted, points, etc. These are also displayed as values where 0.00 is average and the higher the more consistent. For now, we only allow showing one statistic at a time which makes the interface much cleaner.
What are Quality Games?
This is the number of days the player plays when there are 5 games or less. It's based on Phil Londen's article which can be seen here. Under League Settings, you can change the default Game Limit of 5 to whatever you want.
How do I setup my league for Daily Projections?
If you use FanDuel, DraftStreet, or DraftDay, first open the League Settings page. Then use the quick buttons at the top to make sure your League Settings are correct. You can now go to the Daily Projections page to get your projections. Most values are self-explanatory on this page, but here’s a brief description of a few:
$ - the price from the provider
Value – Basketball Monster’s projected value for this player
Ratio – the price divided by our value, showing you our projected best-values
Ease – The higher the ease, the easier it is for this player’s position to score against the opponent
How are player values calculated?
Player values are based on the standard score statistic, where a value of 0.0 is the average for your league. Anything positive is better than the league average, negative worse. As a general guideline, a value of 2.0 and above for an individual category is very good, -2.0 and below, really bad. For a more detailed description of standard scores, please click here.
How often are the projections updated?
Before the regular season, we update the projections a few times a week and likely more often once the preseason games begin. During the season, projections are automatically updated nightly, and then manually tweaked twice per week (usually Thu/Sun and for major events). Injuries are updated multiple times each day.
What are Standard 8-Cat and 9-Cat?
Standard 8-Cat includes the following categories: pts, 3s, reb, ast, stl, blk, fg%, ft%. 9-Cat includes the same categories plus TOs.
How does Category "Punting" work?
In your league, if you ever decide to give up on a category, you can "Punt" it. In this case, the Values on the website will not include the punted categories. However, since others in your league still value that category, we show the LeagueV/League$ (value/dollars to the rest of the league including the punted categories) and the Punt+ (the additional value gained by the player through punting).
How does "Draft Tracking" work?
Under Projections, you can use checkboxes to mark players selected during your draft. The selected players will last even if you leave the page and come back. Use the "Hide Selected Players" button to remove the players already selected, making it easier to see the players available. Keep in mind that the website times out after 60 minutes of inactivity so I would hit the "Get Rankings with Draft Selections Tracking" button every so often.
What are Ease Rankings?
Ease Rankings tell you how easy it is to score fantasy points against an opposing team. Ease Rankings are similar to player values but are for an entire team. The higher the Ease Value, the easier it is to score fantasy points against that team.
What are the Player Status values?
Out for season
Unrestricted Free Agent
Restricted Free Agent
Starter when Healthy
What is the Own column?
The Own column contains a color if the player is owned by one of the league teams. Here are the color codes:
My Player Active
My Player Inactive
Other Team Player Active
Other Team Player Inactive
How do I create a balanced team?
Go to Team Analysis, and analyze your team. Ideally, all of your values will be over zero and similar in value. To get a better analysis, only include the regular starters of your team. Your bench should be strong in the areas where your starters are weak.