Numbers Game: Does Pace Really Matter?
Numbers Game: Does Pace Really Matter?

This article is part of our Numbers Game series.

Fantasy analysts love to talk about pace. The reason is simple – faster play results in more possessions, and more possessions means more opportunities to pad box scores. It's all so logical. What could possibly be wrong?

Winning fantasy sports takes more than just logic. This is a game of numbers, and all the logic in world won't help us win if the underlying math doesn't support our assumptions. This week, therefore, I'm investigating pace – specifically, does an opponent's pace really matter?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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