Re: Josh Smith for Baron??
i've had a star studded roster once and lost
there's a guy in my league that has a ton of really good names but once you break down the avg's against more balanced teams he can only beat you in 4 catergories every week. And if any of his big dogs slack off, he's screwed!
Balance is extremely important
as far as the harder stat lines to cover like blocks and steals
there's tons of guys in the league that come off the bench of play minimal roles you can pick up to dominate those categories
Rebounds - Reggie Evans
Blcks - Sean Williams cuz people are sleeping - I snatched Theo Ratliiff whose starting I'm the sickest in my league in blocks cuz my players are so balanced its not even funny.
Steals - Ronnie Brewer or even Paul Milsap stuffs this categories his scoring is irratic but he's also good for these random categories. And often helps FG%
PG However I've learned the hard way are the biggest challenge IMO. Asst is not a easy stat to be good at especially if your up against a top ten guy in that stat. Your filler players will even out, but the head to head PG match-ups will show how you lost that stat. If your dealing with Deron, Kidd, Nash, Billups, Ford and you don't at least have a committee of other Pg's to match up, your done! especially if your apponent has another go 2nd tier pg like a Mo Williams or Andre Miller combined with the rest of that team it's a wrap. Nash, Chris Paul and Deron by themselves can out assist and entire team and do let it be a 4 game weak, your through!
If the strategy is dominate every stat but assist, do it. But if it doesn't allow you to do that, your hurting your team, that's what I think!
Put it like this
I got Marbury, Mo Williams, Billups, Odom Iggy and Kobe
all good for 5 assist each!
but I'm up against Deron and Nash
those 2 alone are kicking my azz right now
PG's are important!