Numbers Game: Analyzing Early Season Trends
Numbers Game: Analyzing Early Season Trends

This article is part of our Numbers Game series.

By the end of this week, every team will have completed a third of their schedule. With a sizable chunk of the season past, let's look at some of the league-wide trends this season, and look for ways to use them in fantasy.

Observation Set One – Anti-Hack-a-Shaq might be working

One of most anticipated rule changes this season was an adjustment to the so-called "Hack-a-Shaq" rule. The shift was designed to try to limit the frequency with which dreadful free-throw ...

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Alex Rikleen
Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball. A certified math teacher, Rikleen decided the field of education pays too well, so he left it for writing. He is a Boston College graduate living in Delaware.
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