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Daily Fantasy Basketball: Advanced Stats to Know

In daily fantasy basketball, stats are king. Here's a primer to get you started.

The way that scoring works in daily fantasy basketball is pretty easy.

Your fantasy squad gets rewarded when the players on your roster rack up traditional stats: points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks.

So, in a lot of ways, those are the only stats that matter. Of course, if you scour game logs and focus only on how many points or assists a player had the game before, you're going to be at a big deficit against your opponents.

That's because these counting stats don't really tell the full story, so they alone can't be relied upon for continued success.

That's why you need to get familiar with some advanced NBA stats to help kickstart your daily fantasy basketball career.

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