With basketball season fast approaching, I wanted to give everyone interested in Ottoneu Fantasy Basketball some information on what to expect in its inaugural season, launching later this year. I’m hoping to cover most of the initial set of settings so you can start deciding how you want to set up your leagues for the 2021-22 season.
All of this will be documented on the site once the site launches, so consider this a little sneak peek to get you started.
League sizes, tiers, and prizes will mirror Ottoneu Fantasy Football exactly. You can find the prize structure for 12-team leagues on the Football Prize Terms page but you can basically expect 12-team leagues with $20, $50, $100, $250 tiers on launch day with the according set of prizes. League sizes other than 12 teams will not be supported by default on launch day, but can be accommodated if you reach out to me via the email@example.com email address.
Ottoneu Fantasy Basketball will be launching with a 9-man starting lineup that will consist of 3 guards, 2 forwards, 1 center, 1 G/F spot, 1 F/C spot, and one Util spot that can be used by any player with position eligibility. Position eligibility will be set by our data provider and will be G, F, C, G-F, or F-C. Players will mostly have single eligibility, with about 31% of players having dual eligibility. I could see lineup options and position eligibility evolving over the next few seasons, but this is what we are going with for 2021-22.
Each position slot in the lineup will have a weekly max of 3 games in order to reduce streaming and keep teams on a level playing field with one another. This means there will be a total of 9 G games per week, 6 F games, and 3 C, G/F, F/C, and Util games per matchup, aside from the rare 2 week matchups in the playoffs.
Ottoneu Fantasy Basketball will be launching with 3 H2H scoring options.
- 9-category H2H, whichever team wins more categories wins the game. The categories will be: Points, Rebounds, Assists, Steals, Blocks, FG%, FTM, Three Point%, and fewest turnovers.
- A simplified points format developed by some friends of the site that run a very similar type of league.
- A more traditional fantasy basketball points offering:
The 2021-22 NBA season starts on October 19, 2021. The Ottoneu Fantasy Basketball trade deadline will be February 1, 2022. The NBA season ends on April 10, 2022, and Ottoneu Fantasy Basketball playoffs will happen in the 4 weeks leading up to and including the end of the NBA regular season. The NBA play-in tournament will not be part of the Ottoneu Fantasy Basketball season. The matchup week that includes the NBA All-Star Game will be longer than a week to compensate for the break in the NBA season, but will not change the games per position limits for that H2H matchup.
Ottoneu Fantasy Basketball will have 25 roster spots, a $400 budget,
$2 $3 inflation for NBA players, and $1 inflation for any non-NBA players that are rostered at the end of the season. Each team will get $25 during arbitration, with a max of $3 towards any team and a max of $3 towards any player.
Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll try to answer them as best I can. I’m sure I have forgotten one or two important things here. Thanks as always for reading and for supporting Ottoneu Fantasy Sports!