Best Value Picks For NBA DFS Friday– Jan. 17, 2020

Thurday's picks were a rousing success so I've got to roll at least one more time: The Jazz lost to New Orleans, no thanks to Brandon Ingram's career-high 49 points, but Rudy Gobert is still on that unbelievable streak. That's now five straight double-doubles for the Stifle Tower (17 points, 14 rebounds) but the four assists and three blocks made all the difference. As predicted, Kemba Walker was a little more aggressive than he was the past few games and racked up 40 points and 11 rebounds plus Read More

Best Value Picks For NBA DFS Thursday Jan. 16, 2020

Let's do best value picks once again since the last time I did it, it was raining fantasy points all over. Here's a short recap: I recommended Devin Booker and Rudy Gobert and boy, were they nuclear. Booker stuffed the stat sheet (39 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals) and Gobert dominated the glass while scoring over 20 for consecutive games (22 points, 18 rebounds, four assists, one steal, and two blocks). Eric Bledsoe was below average by his standards but he only played 21 minutes Read More

Best Value Picks For NBA DFS Tuesday– Jan. 14, 2020

Just a little recap for Jan. 13:  I have suggested a number of Pelicans for Monday with three starters missing, but the situation was actually worse. Brandon Ingram also sat out freeing up minutes here and there. But back to my picks: Josh Hart and Nicollo Melli were all more than solid especially Melli, who finished with 20 points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Hart was not bad (11-6-2 with a block) but the biggest fantasy asset for New Orleans was Jahlil Okafor (25 and 14 with Read More

5 Best Bargain Options For NBA DFS Jan. 13, 2020

My suggestions for Jan. 11, 2020 were generally on point except for Jerami Grant, including a wild swing on Cedi Osman. Osman had some serious workload for three straight games but the production were pretty much pedestrian. That is until Saturday, where the Turkish swing man pulled down a season-high 12 boards, along with 11 points and four assists in 35 minutes of action. A couple of Pelicans did their jobs, especially Jaxson Hayes (20 points, two rebounds, two blocks). Josh Hart (seven points, Read More

5 Best Bargain Options For NBA DFS Jan. 11, 2020

The last 5 suggestions (for Jan. 10th) did not go as well as I would have hoped.  Pop brought misery by playing Lonnie Walker IV only 15 minutes while doing basically nothing. Dewayne Dedmon, who I have high hopes for, got into foul trouble early and disappeared in 14 minutes of play. Because of the mini-blowout, JJ Redick played 23 minutes (12 points, two rebounds, two assists) which is a bit mediocre, while JaVale McGee and (nine points, three rebounds, two steals, and a block) and Bobby Portis Read More

5 Bargain Options For NBA DFS Jan. 10, 2020

Friday has 10 games for us which means bargains are aplenty. But before we splurge, let's review for a moment what happened with my last bargain suggestions: Omari Spellman was OK but not great: 11 points, five rebounds, an assist, and a block in 17 minutes. Three to five more minutes of playing time and the guy could easily have 25, which is a borderline great number for his salary.  Enes Kanter literally fizzled and has not gotten over 23 FP in the last three games, Jan. 8th was his worst outing Read More

5 Best Bargain Options For NBA DFS Jan. 8, 2020

Here's a recap for the Jan. 7 picks:  I started out by striking out because Dante Exum did not play overall, it was a pretty decent batch of bargain options. Naz Reid was OK in only 10 minutes of playing time (10 points, five rebounds, 1 assist) but a a block or a steal here or there would have pushed his total to about 20 FP. Svi Mykhailiuk and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson each had over 20 FP with Svi with 23 FP which were also fine given their salaries.  Here are another batch of five in Wednesday's Read More

Why You Need Patience In Fantasy Basketball

Patience is a virtue and that's a fact even in fantasy basketball. There's a reason somebody came up with the adage "good things come to those who wait" because, well, good things come to those who wait. In fantasy basketball, the hardest thing to figure is when to cut bait and when to be patient when your players are under-performing. Or if someone who was predicted to be a breakout candidate couldn't get 20 minutes of playing time. This is a dated reference but remember how Pascal Siakam started Read More

5 Best Bargain Options For NBA DFS Jan. 7, 2020

Jan. 6, 2020 recap: OK, Jingles gave me 39 FP so I'm pretty happy with the result along with JJ Redick's 27 FP on a near-minimum salary. As I have suggested, it would be best if you spend top dollar on Monday night's crop of point guards especially Luka Doncic and/or Lonzo Ball and both kept it rolling against their respective opponents. Doncic has recorded his 10th 30-point triple-double, the most by a 20-year old in NBA history while Ball had 21 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists for around Read More

5 Bargain OptioNS For NBA DFS Jan. 6, 2020

I wasnt' able to do a recap for Jan. 4 because of time constraints but MPJ, Jordan McRae, and Marcus Smart all disappointed for various reasons. Ish Smith went nuclear in the Wizards win (with Troy Brown giving quality minutes off the bench) so McRae did not really have the chance to replicate on his career game. Smart still played a lot of minutes but the return of Jaylen Brown kind of capped his ceiling. That doesn't mean, however, that I will completely ignore him in the upcoming game against Read More