All posts by Ivan Yau

Ivan is a basketball fanatic and has been playing fantasy sports since 2002. Ivan is also a part-time poker player, writer, and iGaming consultant. Check out www.oddsandpots.com or follow on Twitter @crazyivan24.

Daily Fantasy Basketball Bankroll Management

In daily fantasy basketball, there are two main goals to playing. One is to win, which likely means increasing your balance, and the other is not to go broke and have to deposit more. Having fun is the ultimate goal, of course, but winning is usually the tonic for fun, and going bust is no fun for anyone. So, with that in mind, one of the most frequent questions that gets passed along from new players in DFS is how much to play nightly and how to grow your financial footprint in your efforts. The Read More

DFS Beginner’s Guide: Where to start?

This in-depth article will help educate beginners to the world of daily fantasy sports (DFS). It will show you the thought process of a professional DFS player, and the intricacies needed to build an effective NBA daily fantasy basketball lineup. With the all star breakup upon us, I am stepping back and analyzing my nightly process since I have the time to do so. I figured the best way for me to help is to walk you through how I do my own rosters, so that you can see the thought process, tweak Read More

Importance of Vegas Odds in Fantasy NBA

NBA Vegas Odds, Lines and Totals play an important role in NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball because players minutes are directly correlated with the score of the game. When building your NBA daily fantasy basketball lineup, you want to be build a team around players that is expected to play heavy minutes, because minutes equal production. Players can't earn fantasy points when they are sitting on the bench. NBA Point Spreads  Known as the line or spread, it is the projected margin of victory for Read More

What Are The Types Of Daily Fantasy Basketball Games?

What Are The Types Of Daily Fantasy Basketball Games? When we play NBA Fantasy Basketball, we play because a.) we are an avid fan of the NBA, b.) we enjoy the thought of being somewhat like a real NBA general manager, owning different NBA stars in your team and lastly c.) We enjoy playing with numbers and predicting statistics with our players which ends up involving trades and transactions. Just like the real thing. What if I tell you that NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball will also give you the chance Read More

Why You Should Play Daily Fantasy Basketball?

Why You Should Play Daily Fantasy Basketball? For sure you have played in a full season fantasy basketball leagues before at any point in time, and you most likely understand the mechanics and the anticipation that goes with it like when choosing either rotisserie or head to head (H2H), drafting your team from scratch by choosing either live or auto, and setting your lineups either weekly or daily for game day. However, if you have tried Daily Fantasy Basketball, then you probably already notice Read More

What is Daily Fantasy Basketball?

What is Daily Fantasy Basketball? Fantasy basketball is a fantasy sport that has become a household name to most avid basketball fan today. It is played by keeping track of stats of each basketball player by hand against other fantasy players, may it be with your friends or from other people around the world, And those fantasy players that plays this game are often referred or called as general managers or GMs, yes just like the real thing. General Managers draft actual NBA players and compete Read More

Fantasy Basketball 101: Stock Watch

Fantasy Basketball 101: Stock Watch We started the year simply on speculations and basing player average stats out of projections. It has been 3 weeks in the NBA and things are starting to show us some glimpse on which players will have a better season than last year. Today we are going to discuss which players you need to keep, sell and buy now. Buy: Chris Copeland - Indiana Pacers - SF With the Pacers short handed in almost every position, Chris Copeland did what he needed to do. He took advantage Read More

How To Become A Better Fantasy Basketball Player

How To Become A Better Fantasy Basketball Player Undeniably for you to be good at fantasy basketball, you need to know the game itself. Not just the fantasy basketball game but the real NBA game as well. From the recent player and team news, rumors, and all those little things that you do not think about as much without knowing that those little things are the ones that are going to help you become a better fantasy player. If you are just a casual gamer and is just playing the game for fun with Read More

Fantasy Basketball 101: KFC

Fantasy Basketball 101: KFC The Kentucky Fantasy Carriers or simply known as the KFC of fantasy basketball. What a start for these Kentucky Alumni to the fantasy basketball world in this years NBA 2014-2015 season. UK Wildcats standouts were off the charts this first 2 weeks and are still providing great numbers for fantasy owners. Today, we are going to talk about these Wildcats and their impact to the game and why they are a must own player in fantasy. Anthony Davis - New Orleans Pelicans - Read More

NBA Fantasy Basketball Sleepers: Week 2

One of the best ways to have a better week among the rest of the owners in your league is to be resourceful and being able to find those "steal" type of players who might still be available in the free agent pool. For this week, we are going to discuss who are these potential NBA fantasy basketball sleepers type of players. Reggie Jackson - Oklahoma City Thunder - PG The Oklahoma City Thunder is currently affected by the injury bug this early of the NBA regular season, with Kevin Durant (foot) Read More