What do fantasy owners need during the season?
Access to experts and access to information.
Owners also need better access. The kind of access that helps cut through some noise.
Brought to you by FSWA Fantasy Basketball Writer of the year Aaron Bruski, this guide serves as both a time-saver in the race to consume fantasy content, but also as an all-encompassing service that gives you everything you need to win your league.
How do we do that?
One-way conversations through articles, print and even chat can be valuable and they’re not going away. In fact, they’re a big part of what the Hoop Ball Premium Membership is going to be.
But as technology evolves and brings us closer together, it makes no sense that fantasy sites aren’t bringing the conversation into your living room.
Hoop Ball is going to change that with nightly, interactive video chats before and after the games on most nights. Our experts are going to take your questions and answer as many of them as we can on air.
Your league can turn on a dime. Or a turned ankle. And there are too many caveats to be explored within the constraints of a blurb, article or podcast (of which we will have plenty).
There needs to be back and forth, a narrative needs to be explored, and the backdrop of league scoring settings, formats and strategies deserve an interactive medium.
It’s immediate. It’s impactful. It’s better than everything else that’s out there.
Your schedule demands you get the most out of your content and in the most convenient way possible.
We’re going to cover season-long leagues, DFS and take a hard core look at waiver wire options and FAAB plays.
And what about Monday lineup deadlines? Our live lineups show on Mondays is going to take you right into tip-off so you can get the last second advice you need.
While other sites do this as a side focus, we put our best and brightest on the premium channels because this is central to our business plan and we want you guys to come back.
ARTICLES AND TOOLS
As mentioned, the print side of this shouldn’t be ignored. Aside from the fact that you don’t always have time to watch or listen to things — having analysis on paper is a great way to lock in the answers.
One foundational piece of any in-season product is the Pickups of the Night write-up. So yeah, that’s included, but we also added pregame analysis with our Pregame Layup Line piece. Erik Ong’s Weekly Report zooms out a tiny bit to look at the somewhat larger slices of data that we tend to forget when focusing intently from night-to-night.
We’re also putting some crude, but savvy tools for fantasy owners with our Interactive Schedule Grid, Smart Depth Charts, Weekly Start-Sit Tool, Rankings and Go-Forward Projections.
We have invested significant energy into Dynasty Rankings and a top-100 list.
I’m not going to lie and say we’ll be the prettiest in-season product on the market today. But we’re going to be the most dangerous.