Basketball is one of the most popular sports across the world. The National Basketball Association is the reason behind the rising popularity of the sport since its inception in 1964. Over the decades, Basketball has created a separate fan base in India, with fans passionately following the sport. With the rising popularity of Basketball has made its entry into new avenues such as fantasy gaming. Fantasy Basketball has not just provided users a way of engaging with the game but winning exciting cash rewards.

In order to play Fantasy Basketball, you not just need to have a basic understanding of the sport, but a firm grasp of tips and tricks that will help you win Fantasy Basketball. Such tips might help you in long run and achieve exciting prizes and cash rewards.

Here are some tips for Fantasy Basketball

The selection of players is a critical element: This goes without saying, your first move should be selecting the best of the players for your team. Again this is not an easy task, look for young players who are brewing with potential, add some of the big names but make sure you do not go overboard with your choices. Strike the right balance of young blood and experienced players in your selection. You can always get the best selection by referring to the drafts or selection of players ahead of the games.

Use the gems wisely: More often the players make this mistake of using the gems on highly-rated players who again do not guarantee you points. So, instead of just spending heavily on stars, invest the gems on players who are not so famous but have good statistics and decent track records. This way you will be able to spend your gems on the players you really need and also strike a balance in the team.

Choose your captains wisely: If you are to score a maximum number of points you’ve got to have your captain’s roles spot on. Captains do get 2x and 1.5x points for your team so make a wise decision in picking them. Never just go for a star player from your team, he could have an off day thus not getting you the most number of points. Pick the likes of players who you can rely on with their consistent performances, they need not be the MVP of the particular game but should have a decent outing the rest is multiplied with the captain’s bonus. It’s better to have a player who scores decent points over one who has been dull throughout the game as your captain.

Diversify your lineup: Again it’s the player’s tendency to get their favourite player who their root for in their teams. Often these teams are made up of star players, but not all teams have the luxury of having such a star-studded lineup. This means you should tap out of the big teams and look for players in order to diversify your teams. You will be surprised by some of the players who play such good games but still do not have notable recognition.

Keep track of information: Knowledge is power indeed and it’s no different while creating your fantasy basketball team. It is important that you are up to date with the player’s injury news, statistics, and recent performances. Moreover, the sport of basketball is known for its drama and off-the-pitch events, this can again influence players’ performance on a particular day. So, it’s better to be up to date with the recent happenings on and off the field of basketball, this will help you get an idea of how to build your team.