All posts by Legendary526

Jan Rey has been following basketball way before he knew how to write cursive letters. He is also an ardent fantasy basketball participant since 2003 and has won two private All-Filipino 20-team leagues way back when.

Best Value Picks For NBA DFS Jan. 27, 2020

It's a sad day for the NBA right now with the passing of the legendary Kobe Bryant. As someone who has followed the guy's career-- the peaks, the valleys, and everything in between-- there are no words to describe what happened. It's just tragic. Anyway, as Kawhi Leonard puts it, he would have wanted everyone to still ball and be great at it, so let's go right on and play. Jan. 25 recap: I was definitely, definitely wrong about Ben Simmons in the Sixers matchup with the Lakers. I failed to recognize Read More

Best Value Picks For NBA DFS Jan. 25, 2020

Here's a recap of my picks for Friday, Jan. 24th: Oh yeah, D'Angelo Russell. D'Lo kept it going with his 7th 40-plus FP night in nine games! My other pick in the STUDS department is John Collins, who was solid (28 points, six rebounds, one steal) but I should've went with DeMar DeRozan, who had 30-8-4 for the night. Zion Williamson (15 points, six rebounds, a steal, and a block) and Nemanja Bjelica (13 points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal, and a block) both did their part here and I can't Read More

Best Value Picks For NBA DFS Jan. 24, 2020

I was out of town for a few days so I wasn't able to publish my DFS picks but I'm back and ready to go.  Jan. 20 recap: My dream team of Ja Morant and Rudy Gobert delivered, but not to the point I was expecting. I thought Ja will excel against Pelicans's high-octane offense but nah. He finished with 16 points, three rebounds, nine assists, and a steal but nothing special. Gobert had 20 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, and a block, his fourth 20-point double-double in four of the past five up Read More

Best Value Picks For NBA DFS Jan. 20, 2020

Last time I was able to publish my picks was for Jan. 17 with mixed results (mostly great).  Ja Morant and DeMar Derozan were really superb statistically with the latter racking up 25-9-9 plus two steals. Morant held his own in the win, finishing with 16 points, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and a block.  If you have gone for Jaren Jackson, Jr., this where the mixed results thing starts. While Kevin Huerter (18 points, two rebounds, an assists, a steal, and two blocks) and Al Horford Read More

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