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12 Reasons Why RotoEvil has the Finest Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide & Analysis

Like Manute Bol, we’ve got you covered from top to bottom (R.I.P. big guy):

1) DEDICATION: We Only Cover Basketball
2) UNDERSTANDING THE GAME: Where Numbers Meet Insight
3) TRACK RECORD: We Play in High Stakes Leagues and Win BIG
4) ACCURACY: Proven Precise Projections
5) KNOWLEDGE: In-Depth Profiles for 400+ Players
6) CUSTOMIZED RANKINGS: Based on Your League Rules
7) FOCUS: Learn Which Players to Target & Avoid
8) PROVEN STRATEGIES: Exclusive Strategy Articles that Work
9) CONFIDENCE: We Make Bold Predictions with Conviction
10) CONTINUED SUPPORT: Private VIP Community
11) SERIOUS SCRILLA: We’ve Helped People Win Big Money
12) GLOWING TESTIMONIALS: Hundreds of Satisfied Customers

1) DEDICATION: We Only Cover Basketball

Many fantasy websites cover ALL sports, and their NBA coverage is usually lower on the totem pole than their NFL and MLB stuff. That’s not right. But as the owner of RotoEvil.com, it’s all about hoops for me (I gave up football and baseball many years ago). When you focus on one sport ONLY, your knowledge of that sport becomes much deeper & sharper.

That’s why we’re able to provide you with the finest fantasy basketball analysis available. So even if you still like following football and baseball, we remain DEDICATED TO BASKETBALL to provide you with the info & analysis that you need to stay two steps ahead of the competition. The NBA: I love this game!

“Eric is clearly one of the finest NBA fantasy minds around, which is why I was more than happy to have him write articles for 82games. His draft rankings in particular are outstanding.”
—Roland Beech, 82games.com
Vice President of Basketball Strategy, Sacramento Kings


2) UNDERSTANDING THE GAME: Where Numbers Meet Insight

Here at RotoEvil, we watch countless hours of basketball, and we know how player strengths & weaknesses on the court translate to positive & negative numbers on the statsheet. We see the game from every perspective, and we can clearly differentiate between a player’s fantasy value and his real-life value. We understand how to use advanced statistics to our advantage, yet we also factor in those miscellaneous variables that you can’t place a value on. Quite simply, we are number-hungry fantasy fanatics who also happen to love the NBA and understand the game of basketball. This is reflected in our product.

“Any number of fantasy experts can recite last year’s stats and tell you that LeBron is a 1st round building block, but Eric thinks about the game, about rotations and new opportunities, and what they’ll mean for the season ahead. With a combination of numbers and insight, Eric offers the kind of analysis fantasy players, and basketball fans, won’t find anywhere else.”
—Paul Forrester, Fantasy Sports Producer for SportsIllustrated.com

3) TRACK RECORD: We Play in Official Competitions and WIN

Have you heard of the National Fantasy Basketball Championship (NFBKC)? It’s organized by the same people who run the $100,000+ Fantasy Football and Fantasy Baseball official competitions, and it’s home to the industry’s finest high-stakes fantasy basketball leagues.

As the mastermind behind RotoEvil, I’ve played in the NFBKC every year since it debuted in 2006-07. My teams have finished “in the money” too many times to count, and have achieved THREE of their highest earning fantasy basketball seasons ever, firmly placing Eric Wong / RotoEvil at the TOP of the NFBKC’s Career Earnings List, nearly $50K more than the guy in 2nd place!
The NFBKC's #1 Ranked Fantasy Basketball Player

Many RotoEvil subscribers have also achieved a lot of success in the NFBKC, helping produce between 25-50% of the money winners in each of the past 5 seasons. Quite simply, some of the very best fantasy players recognize that RotoE gives them a major advantage.

In addition to winning traditional 12 team fantasy leagues, I’ve also won big before in daily, weekly and monthly national contests as well. But I don’t play fantasy sports to beat up on less knowledgeable owners who don’t pay attention. I play fantasy sports to compete against the best competition available, and to prove that I’m still on top of my game. That’s why I’m up for any challenge, and would love it if more fantasy hoops “experts” were willing to step up.

“Thanks for another great year of work, Evil E. I finished 1st and 2nd in my 2 money leagues. Most of your bold rankings came through for me. For my money, you’re the best fantasy bball guy on the planet. Thanks again. Already looking forward to next year’s draft guide.” —SabermetricsGuy

“Hi Eric, I love your site. You are extremely knowledgeable and very insightful when it comes to fantasy basketball, and your sense of humor really fits everything together nicely and makes reading the analysis fun. You put other fantasy insiders to shame – I have not encountered another site with intelligence as good as yours, period.” —Ben B.

4) ACCURACY: Proven Precise Projections

Fantasy sports comes down to numbers, and that’s why accurate stat projections are extremely important. But when you attempt to project every single player by hand, it becomes very time consuming. That’s why some of our competitors like to take the easy way out by relying on computers to make their projections for them. Sure it saves them a lot of time, but if you ask me, that’s a lot of blind faith to have in a random formula!

Instead, we continue to calculate our player projections by hand, going team by team, player by player, category by category (for 23 different categories). Of course we do tons of research and analysis along the way, often viewing 5 different windows at a time for ONE single player. Since team and player situations are constantly evolving, we continue to meticulously assess each player on a case-by-case basis. Our Precise Projections fuel our excellent RotoEvil Player Rankings, and these Projections/Rankings have PROVEN to beat the competition.

In this analysis done after the 2012-13 NBA season, RotoEvil’s Preseason Rankings were compared to two different Rotoworld sources and two different Basketball Monster sources.

Our RotoEvil Rankings came out on top, and were declared the most accurate Projections & Rankings for the 2012-13 NBA season.

“RotoEvil has the best projections around.  I love the preseason articles too, but the stat projections & cheatsheet are 99% of the reason I subscribe.”
-Adam S.

Your in-depth analysis is top notch, and it’s based on research and observations, not just statistical algorithms. I’d probably go as high as $49.95 for another RotoEvil subscription.” —Jericho

5) KNOWLEDGE: In-Depth Profiles for 400+ Players

In our “Team & Player Profiles” section, there are scouting reports loaded with the pros & cons, strengths & weaknesses, stat potential, role on team, style of play, where he likes to shoot, and much more, for nearly every player in the league! We analyze all the different variables that will effect his fantasy value, and we make sound suggestions on when to draft him.

After reading these Player Profiles you gain extensive knowledge of every player, and useful wisdom about each team’s rotation, the position battles, and the intriguing dynamics to watch for each squad. When something important happens in preseason, we notify you so that you’re aware of it too.

“RotoEvil stands out for their detailed analysis of all 30 teams and every player on their rosters. A lot of places just talk about the Top 250 players. RotoE goes deeper than any other site.” —Nat G.

“Hi Evil E, I wanted to give my two cents. Your analysis and advice on players and teams sets you apart from all other fantasy sites that I look at.  I’ve been tracking your columns since I noticed them a few years ago on SI.com. You consistently provide helpful, in-depth analysis and break down each player and position so succinctly that your reasoning for why a specific player will be great or terrible makes perfect sense (instead of other guys who say “X” player will be good, but have no real reason other than they were good last year). I have not found better information on any fantasy sport than what you have for fantasy basketball.”
—Matt B.


6) CUSTOMIZED RANKINGS: Based on Your League Rules

We provide you with several downloadable Spreadsheet Tools, but the most popular one is our proven “Draft Tracker Tool,” which assists you in a variety of ways. It utilizes our RotoEvil Ranking System, which has been tweaked and fine-tuned over the years and tells you how strong or weak each player is in each category. In addition to being the most accurate NBA fantasy Player Rater out there, it’s also the most useful and effective.

Our popular Draft Tracker Tool allows you to input all of your league’s scoring categories. Do you play in a 15-category Roto league that includes cats like offensive & defensive rebounds, assist/turnover ratio, personal fouls, and double-doubles & triple-doubles? No problem. Do you play in a Head-to-Head (H2H) league and want to punt FT% because you plan on drafting Andre Drummond? No problem. Just a couple of mouse clicks and you get Customized Rankings that don’t include FT%!

During your draft, our Draft Tracker Tool continues to assist you by monitoring your team’s strengths and weaknesses in our new & improved “Team Tracker.” Just type in the names of players after you draft them, and it tells you which categories you are strong in and which ones you need to improve. If it tells you that you’re low on blocks, you can quickly and easily see who the top remaining shot-blockers are in your draft. Our Draft Tracker Tool is the single MOST KICK-ASS fantasy basketball tool/file/spreadsheet/app that exists, and your opponents are at a serious disadvantage without it!

The draft tracker is of huge value on draft day. Being without it would affect my confidence a lot! —Stefan A.

“I just wanted to say that I think by far the most important/unique/insightful thing that your website brings to the table is the projected rankings/stats draft tracker spreadsheet. I shudder to think of having to draft without it.”
—Charles C.

7) FOCUS: Learn Which Players to Target & Avoid

In our “Players to Target & Avoid” section, we provide you with detailed thoughts (and sometimes video examples) of Players to Target for the upcoming season. We don’t just use the term “Sleepers” like everyone else… instead we break it down into different groups/types of players that should be strong in 2015-16, so that you UNDERSTAND why you should be targeting each player:

Career Year Candidates (guys 25-28 years old who are primed for their finest seasons ever), Bounce Back Ballers (veterans coming off injury plagued down years who are poised to bounce back), Top Rookies (the ones you should most trust), Guys Ready for Bigger Roles (unproven but ready to prove themselves), Quality Starters (great value picks) and Emerging Young Superstars (ready to elevate their games to another level), in addition to a bunch of Ultra-Deep Sleepers (LEGIT sleepers who your competitors won’t even know about).

Lastly, we let you in on around 50-60 guys that you should Be Careful Of or Avoid Completely for the upcoming season. We raise the red flags so that you can navigate your way around the “bad picks” on Draft Day.

Seriously, you could draft JUST by using these lists and still form a winning team! Draft day is all about making smart decisions in as many rounds as possible, and by targeting and avoiding these guys, your “smart decision %” is going to be very high.

We also help you dominate your Yahoo and ESPN leagues by comparing our rankings to theirs. The result is a list of “30 Overrated & 30 Underrated Players” according to both Yahoo’s O-Rank and ESPN’s preseason rankings.

“Evil – Thanks for another great year. Last season I finished third in my league, and when I looked back at the end of the year, I realized my biggest problem was not drafting more of the players you identified. This year, I won my league. Thanks again. I will definitely be a customer next year.” —Andrew G.

“I got 1st place in an ESPN, 9-cat, H2H auction draft. The auction format allowed me to target a lot more of the players that I liked from E’s lists.” —Drew C.

8) PROVEN STRATEGIES: Exclusive Strategy Articles that Work

In our “Strategy Articles” section, we provide you with detailed Strategy Articles that have been proven to be successful for many of our users. In our popular “Cornerstone Combos” article, we focus on teaming up the right superstars to build a winning foundation for your fantasy team. We also have strategy articles for Auction Drafts & Trading, as well as our exclusive “Club” articles invented by RotoEvil.

“EW, you do great work man. I use your tools/website even during the off-season. There IS NO off-season in my humble opinion. I’m a sports junkie and I’m always looking for new strategies to keep fantasy basketball challenging. You have helped me take my “game” to another level. I EAGERLY look forward to your 2013-2014 info!.” -D. Strother

“I’ve been using your ‘special club’ articles and they definitely make a big difference. Back to back league champs! —Josh S.

9) CONFIDENCE: We Make Bold Predictions with Conviction

Aren’t you tired of seeing fantasy analysis that’s littered with comments such as: “could be a sleeper, might be a good value pick, may or may not get solid minutes, target somewhere in the middle rounds, etc.”?

Well here at RotoEvil, we aren’t afraid to go out on a limb, and we make our comments and analysis with CONVICTION. When we feel strongly (whether positive or negative) about a certain player, we let our readers know about it, and we explain the reasons and rationale for feeling the way we do.

Many times, our analysis goes against conventional thinking, but that’s the way we like it. We’re not trying to be “average” like everyone else. We’re trying to dominate, and we do so by going against the grain sometimes, understanding situations better than our competitors, and by seeing things before they happen.

“Last October 2009, some sites were touting Hakim Warrick as a sleeper for the Bucks. You weren’t and it surprised me, and when I wanted to know why, you were willing to debate and discuss. Well, you had it right. Ersan Ilyasova was the catch even though most people seemed to consider him as off the map back then. I like your ability to not be confined by popular opinion. Maybe major sites ought to send in spy subscribers to your site to get a fresh take on matters like this.” —Brian D.

“I like your written analysis more than anything. I think that’s your edge, because you’re so thorough. Your thought process tends to be alot like mine, so if I’m torn between 2 players, I’m like: ‘I wonder what Evil E would say.’ Even if I may disagree on a certain player, your advice is always sound and backed with detailed analysis so I can respect it.” —Aaron G.

10) SUPPORT: Just an Email Away

After we help you draft a badass team, we want to ensure that your team finishes in the money and has a great shot at winning it all. So whenever you have a question about a player pickup or a potential trade, just drop me an email and I’ll offer my advice (a service for RotoE subscribers only). I’ll work on bringing back a Subscribers only forum/group as well, to bring all my fantasy hoops heads together to share their opinions and offer suggestions.

While we don’t promise daily analysis/articles during the season, when we do drop new content we go BIG, either by updating our Positional Tiers completely, doing a thorough breakdown of each team right after the All-Star break/Trade Deadline, or focusing on key team situations and the players involved. Even if you draft a dominant team, you still must MANAGE IT EFFECTIVELY over a marathon season to ensure that you win your league. RotoEvil is here to help.

“Your in season work is extremely valuable to me. I’ve signed up with other services before (HoopsKlyce, Rotoworld, etc.), but I find yours to be the best. You portray the information in a way that is very useful and easy to work with and manipulate.  I can’t stand going to sites where it takes forever to find what I’m looking for IF it’s even there.  I will continue to buy your services for as long as you keep putting them out there.” —Adam C.

“In six leagues I had three 1st place finishes, and I was actually really close to FIVE 1st place finishes. I owe a lot to your weekly suggestions and to your guide and forums. I am really glad I found this site during the offseason because I have confidence that even if I don’t have the time or desire to plow through news about all the NBA teams, that you will do a very  thorough job and I can rely on your analysis. I have been playing fantasy hoops for nearly 15 years now and my interest often waxes and wanes, but having this site around kept me interested and into it all season long. I certainly hope that you keep RotoEvil going and I’ll definitely be a return draft guide customer.” —Eric J.

11) SERIOUS SCRILLA: We Help People Win Money

While the competition and camaraderie of fantasy sports is fun, we play to win serious prize money, and we encourage our customers to do the same. That’s why RotoEvil doesn’t cater to 14-year olds who play in free Yahoo leagues. Instead, our clientele includes CEOs, financial analysts, lawyers, college professors, and the like. The common thread is that we’re all die-hard fantasy hoops fans, and a lot of us play for more than just pride.

It’s all about your mentality. Most people view fantasy league “entry fees” and fantasy “draft guides” as expenses. Here at RotoEvil, we view entry fees simply as deposits for much greater rewards that we’ll receive later, and our customers view a subscription to RotoEvil as an invaluable tool that will reap them rewards at the end of the season, EASILY paying for itself.

“Thanks for all the help this year. Thanks to this website, I am taking 1st in my 20 team money league. Enough cash for a trip to a nice sunny beach for me and the wife (which I had to promise to her several months ago so that she would enjoy fantasy basketball). In the semifinals I actually won 9-0. I feel like your site was worth way more than what I paid for it. As selfish as this is, my only hope is that none of my friends find this site.” —keenfactor

I had another very successful fantasy basketball season and gained much insight once again from your RotoEvil Draft Guide and player rankings. I have been using your service for the past 6 seasons and have done very well in my fantasy basketball leagues during that time, which is no coincidence. Your career year, bounce-back baller & young break-out star candidates and player rankings are the most accurate amongst the other fantasy basketball websites. At this point, I would not feel good about going into the fantasy basketball season without reading the RotoEvil Draft Guide. Thanks again!

—Jake Pascale, 2013-14 NFBKC Main Event Champion, Winner of $20,000 from one league!

12) GLOWING TESTIMONIALS: Lots of Satisfied Customers

For hundreds of fantasy basketball fanatics, RotoEvil is their best-kept secret.
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