All posts by Brian Dixon

NBA DFS Players to Target-Feb 14th, 2018

Andre Drummond, C, DET ($10,600) How in the world is Drummond not an all-star? He continues to be the best rebounder in basketball, grabbing 15.7 a game and 21 in Monday’s loss to the Pelicans. If he can grab that many boards against Anthony Davis, how many can he get tonight against the Hawks? He and Davis are far and away better than any other centers available tonight. Kyle Lowry, PG, TOR ($7,600) Lowry recorded 22 points (8-17 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight assists, four rebounds and two steals Read More

NBA DFS Players to Target, Feb 13, 2018

Paul George, SF, OKC ($10,000) George has been on fire the past couple of games while filling in for injured Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony. He’s averaging 55.6 FPPG over his last 3 games, which is 16 points above his season average. Cleveland’s “new look” team is a lot faster, but they still let up a ton of points to Boston. Westbrook is a GTD, and George’s price is much more affordable. De’Aaron Fox, PG, SAC ($6,000) Fox is having a great rookie season that no one is Read More

Players to Target, NBA DFS – Feb. 9th 2018

Anthony Davis, C, NOP ($11,700) Davis should be well-rested after the last Pelicans’ game was postponed due to a leak in the roof. He gets the 76ers tonight and as usual, Joel Embiid is a GTD. If Embiid can’t go, it should make it an easy night for Davis who is averaging 51.2 FPPG. He’s clearly benefited from Demarcus Cousins’ absence so far. Ricky Rubio, PG, UTA ($8,000) Rubio is quietly having an incredible season. Does anyone realize he’s getting 27.5 FPPG, including 29 points (8-16 Read More

Deadline Trades and Which Players Benefit

Isaiah Thomas, PG, LAL I think the trade will benefit Isaiah Thomas because he won’t be under LeBron‘s shadow or in all that drama that he experienced in Cleveland. Isaiah Thomas did not like the way the team played defense and apparently was unhappy with in game adjustments by Tyronn Lue and the lack of practice time he needed to get back from his injury. I think a fresh start with the Lakers, and an opportunity to be one of the veteran stars will really help his fantasy value. I don’t Read More

NBA DFS Players to Target and Avoid – January 26, 2018

Avoid: Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, MIL ($11,600) He’s returning from a knee injury tonight, but I wouldn’t put him in your lineups right away. I like to give guys returning from injury a game or two to show me they’re healed, especially when their price is $11,600. Take DeMarcus Cousins, LeBron James, or one of the other high-ticket guys instead. Isaiah Thomas, PG, CLE ($6,200) I would avoid all Cleveland players not named LeBron until after the All-Star break. Thomas is tempting given all Read More

NBA DFS Players to Target – Jan. 18, 2018

There are only 4 games tonight so it’ll make choices even more difficult. Thankfully, one of those teams is Cleveland, who have been generous in giving up points to opponents. LeBron James, CLE, $12,500 LeBron should be angry and motivated after a loss to the Warriors on Monday and all the drama that ensued afterwards. LBJ has put up 60.1 and 63.6 FP in his last two games, both of which outscore even his high FPPG average. The Magic are arguably the NBA’s worst team, but Cleveland’s struggles Read More

NBA MVP Power Rankings

A little over a month ago, here’s how my Power Rankings stacked up: 1A) James Harden, PG, HOU (31.6 ppg) 1B) LeBron James, SF, CLE (28.2 ppg) 3) Kyrie Irving, PG, BOS (24 ppg) 4) Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, MIL (29.9) A LOT has changed in a month so let’s get to some updated rankings Kevin Durant, SF, GSW, 26.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists Durant has easily been the most consistent player in the league this year. We’re used to him dropping 26+ points Read More

NBA DFS Players to Target on Jan. 11, 2018

DeMar Derozan, SG, TOR ($9,600) Derozan has been a low-key MVP candidate this year and has separated himself from Kyle Lowry as the clear leader of the Raptors. No one really talks about the Raptors, or Derozan, but he’s been on an absolute tear lately, averaging 46 FPPG over his last 4 games. He gets the Cavs tonight at 8:00pm, and Cleveland has been abysmal on defense lately. We saw what Jimmy Butler did against LeBron and Co. and I expect another huge game from DeRozan. His price is relatively Read More

Start Em, Sit Em – NBA DFS Dec 22, 2017

Start ‘Em: Anthony Davis, PF, NO ($11,300) The Brow has been money lately, scoring 50 FP or more in each of his last three games. When you average 48.0 FPPG, it’s hard to beat your average in three straight games, but Davis dropped 37 points, 9 rebounds an assist and a steal on Tuesday against Washington. The game before that he had 5 blocks. He’s only the 5th most expensive player tonight, and always has a legit shot be the top fantasy scorer. Lonzo Ball PG, LAL ($7,400) I still think Read More

Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em – NBA FanDuel – Dec. 20, 2017

Fanduel is gving away a free entry into their “Christmas Jam” contest. The prizes involve NBA tickets and autographs. Sit ‘Em: James Harden, PG, HOU ($15,500) Harden has struggled (compared to his high standards), failing to score at or above his average FPPG in his last 4 games. His salary is slightly reflective of this, given that he’s only the 5th most expensive player. He’s only scored more than 30 points once in his last 5 games, and with the Thunder and Westbrook fighting for Read More