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🏀 Intro to Sleeper Fantasy Basketball
🏀 Intro to Sleeper Fantasy Basketball

A better way to interact with your fantasy basketball league

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Written by Sleeper HQ
Updated over a week ago

Welcome to Sleeper!

With a regular season of 82 games, playing fantasy basketball can sound like a lot of work. And when that starts to become more of a chore over a hobby, it can leave a bad taste and cause users to stop participating.

We kept that in mind when building fantasy basketball on Sleeper.

Instead of the daily process of setting your lineup, our Lock-In mode was developed to focus on weekly decisions and matchups, giving this more of a fantasy football feel to it.

That’s right. You don’t need to worry about logging on every single day to set your team’s lineup.

We have two game modes to choose from.

The first is Lock-In Mode, where after your player plays a game, you may "lock-in" that game to count towards that week's fantasy score. The catch here is that if you want to lock it in, you must do so before that player starts their next game.

The other format is Game Pick Mode, where you can only use each player for one of their games in that week.

We chose to do it this way because of an imbalanced schedule where you could potentially get more points than your opponent just because you had more games played for the week.

By doing it this way, it allows for simpler, but more strategic, choices for each player. It also creates a fairer matchup on a weekly basis.

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