One must be quick to maximize their chances at FabFive success, especially in a two-round week. With roughly 20 hours from the time the game opened at the end of Round 3 with the updated player ranges till the first Round 4 game – Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul, it is important to log in and be decisive.
To help, we have reviewed all the ranges and have made a recommendation or two at each range. As always, remember that if you miss the first game, all is not lost. You can continue to add players even after the games begin. The players from each game lock once that game tips off, but if you have an open spot in your roster, it can be filled with players from any other game,
Here are our suggestions for Round 4...
Range 1 (0 to 3.99) – It will be harder and harder to find scorers in Range 1 from round to round now. The key will be finding spots where there is a change in the rotations. With Nikola Mirotic sidelined, FC Barcelona has minutes and scoring opportunities that have opened up. Pierre Oriola and Kyle Kuric are both good choices. But how many minutes will Kuric get after only making his debut on Tuesday? Oriola is safer.
Range 2 (4 to 7.99) – The choice here is for many reasons. Danilo Barthel is starting for Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul so he has the minutes and the opportunities to score. The big man is also playing his former team; Barthel played the past four seasons with FC Bayern Munich and will want a good showing against his old mates.
Range 3 (8 to 11.99) – He is Olympiacos Piraeus's shot leader. Aaron Harrison is averaging more than 10 shots per game – and he fired up 16 in scoring 16 points in Round 3. He should have the chance to shoot plenty more against Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv on Friday.
Range 4 (12 to 14.99) – Vasilije Micic remains the first option on offense for Anadolu Efes Istanbul and in Round 4 he visits his former home and the team with which he had his breakout, Zalgiris Kaunas. Micic is 2 for 19 from downtown this season after shooting 39.7% last season. When the threes start to fall, his scoring numbers will skyrocket.
Range 5 (15.0 or higher) – No team has allowed more points this season than ALBA Berlin, so betting on one of CSKA Moscow's top scorers in Round 4 is promising. But which one? Will Clyburn or Mike James? Clyburn has been playing like a man possessed recently to show everyone that he's fully back after his torn ACL last year. Trust him.
Good luck in Round 4. Here's hoping Round 4 is a joyous one!