The NBA announced today a series of new fantasy basketball initiatives for the 2017-18 season:
- The NBA has unveiled Official NBA Fantasy Scoring, which will be embedded within NBA.com and serve as the standard across all Official NBA Games on Yahoo!, FanDuel, NBA InPlay, PlayON and Dream11. Official NBA Fantasy Scoring is intended to make the fantasy experience consistent for NBA fans across all formats and content. The new scoring system, which was created through data analysis and feedback from NBA partners and fans, will be:
- Points: 1 ○ Steals: 3
- Rebounds: 1.2 ○ Blocks: 3
- Assists: 1.5 ○ Turnovers: -1
- As previously announced, the NBA is labeling its schedule by week this season, creating more defined contest periods for fantasy games. The weekly regular-season schedule, consisting of 26 weeks, is available on stats.nba.com/schedule.