NBA Draft Kit: Keys to Playing on Yahoo
NBA Draft Kit: Keys to Playing on Yahoo

This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.

Yahoo makes the process of joining a fantasy basketball league quick and easy. From the fantasy basketball homepage, you can join a league in about three clicks if you run with the default settings. Those settings will put you in a 12-team, nine-category head-to-head league. If you're new to fantasy hoops, that description might not mean much to you. But league settings play an important role when drafting and managing a team.

The most popular fantasy sport, fantasy football, uses a points format. Each relevant statistic is assigned a point value and then those points are added up to determine who wins an individual matchup each week. Daily fantasy (DFS), which Yahoo offers alongside its season-long leagues, employs a points format, as well. In Yahoo DFS, as well as head-to-head points leagues, the scoring matches the NBA's official system:

Points: 1
Rebounds: 1.2
Assists: 1.5
Blocks: 3
Steals: 3
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Alex Barutha
Alex writes primarily about the NBA for RotoWire. His work has appeared on CBS Sports, Bleacher Report and other sites. He enjoys both year-long and daily fantasy. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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