All posts by Jan Rey Obguia

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 Friday– Nov. 16, 2018

Al Horford, C, Boston Celtics Horford's numbers are never eye-popping but more so this season. He hasn't had double-digit rebounds since October 20 and his season-high in points is only 19. So why would you pick him up to start for your DFS roster? Because his best fantasy game came against the Raptors on October 19th, where he amassed 14 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. A matchup against the best of the East may ignite some fire for the veteran. Plus, his modest salary certainly doesn't Read More

Building Blocks For NBA DFS Tuesday– Nov. 13, 2018

Constructing a DFS lineup for a three-game slate is tricky but a simple recipe is to go top-heavy and swing for a couple of punt plays. Here are some value building blocks for NBA DFS Tuesday, November 13, 2018. James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets Is the 40-7-9 line from Nov. 11 a sign of things to come from the reigning MVP? Hopefully, because we certainly haven't seen the jaw-dropping stat lines we are accustomed to seeing from the Beard. Denver has surprisingly among the top defensive teams Read More

Fantasy Winners And Losers In The Jimmy Butler Trade

Jimmy Butler's wish came true as the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to move into a different direction and trade the disgruntled star to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers parted ways with Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless, and a future second-round pick to make the deal work. As much as we are in awe right now because of the recent power shift, the fantasy-head in us only care about how the trade affects our fantasy teams going forward. Who are the biggest winners and losers in the Read More

5 Best Value Picks For NBA DFS Saturday– Nov. 10, 2018

Best Value Picks For NBA DFS Saturday: James Harden, PG/SG, Houston Rockets I'm trying to be a contrarian here with the Harden pick and Houston unexpectedly struggling on offense. The Beard still put up elite numbers (26.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 2.6 steals) but not the jaw-dropping lines we see from him in seasons past. What does that mean? That means he is due for an explosive showing and it could come at the expense of the Spurs, who is 23rd in the league when it comes to Read More

3 Weird Stats And Numbers Early In The 2018-19 NBA Season

3 Weird Stats And Numbers Early In The 2018-19 NBA Season 1.) Denver's Defense No one sees the Denver Nuggets as a mauling defensive juggernaut, but 11 games into the season, they are sitting in the upper echelon of the league when it comes to stopping opponents. According to NBAstats.com, the Nuggets just sit behind the Boston Celtics in defensive rating (101.6) while ranking inside the top 10 in defensive rebounding percentage (4th), steals (4th), opponents' field goals made (4th), opponents' Read More

Players To Own And Avoid For NBA DFS Wednesday– Nov. 7, 2018

Players To Own: Paul George, SF, OKC Thunder Russell Westbrook suffered a terrible ankle sprain late in the game against the Pelicans and will likely be a scratch Wednesday versus Cleveland. That would mean PG13 will be called upon to carry more of the load which he is not a stranger of. He may not be scoring much over his last 5 (17 points per game) but all the other numbers (7.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 2.6 steals, and 1.4 blocks) are superb. Without Westbrook, expect George to look for his Read More

Building Blocks For NBA DFS Tuesday– Nov. 6, 2018

Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF/PF, Milwaukee Bucks Probably the easiest decision that you'll make and the best one as well. Greek Freak has just recorded a triple-double and shows no signs of slowing down. The top choices this Tuesday boil down to Giannis, Damian Lillard, John Wall, and Kemba Walker but Antetokounmpo is fantasy basketball's surest thing right now with averages of 26.1 points, 13.9 rebounds, 5.9 assists, a steal, and 1.4 blocks. If he could just cut down on the 5 turnovers a night, Read More

Building Blocks For NBA DFS Wednesday– Nov. 1, 2018

NBA DFS Wednesday-- Nov. 1, 2018 DeMar DeRozan, SG, San Antonio Spurs Who knew DeMar DeRozan can be THIS good? He is averaging career-highs almost all across the board including points (28.3), rebounds (6.0), and assists (8.0). He is still not a deep threat but who cares? Look for DeRozan to do more of the same against Phoenix. The only caveat here is if the Spurs blow this game out for good and rest the starters for a good chunk. If that happens, we just cross our fingers that he has already Read More

Working The Wire: Top Free Agent Finds On The Waiver Wire

Marcus Morris, SF/PF, Boston Celtics Morris is the only legitimate power forward on this Celtics roster and there will be nights where he will get his minutes and roll. He is averaging 14.2 points and 7.2 rebounds a game and while the other stats leaves a lot to be desired (0.8 assists and 0.5 steals + blocks), he already has 13 treys made over the last 7 games. That said, Morris is much more valuable in points leagues than in Roto and category leagues. If you're playing Rotiserrie or H2H Read More

Building Blocks For NBA DFS Tuesday– Oct. 30, 2018

Chris Paul, PG, Houston Rockets Honestly, I think it's a toss-up between Kawhi Leonard and CP3 (and you can't go wrong with either) but I'll take Paul with James Harden potentially out against Portland.  Of course, Kawhi has been terrific for the Raptors lately (26.6 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.6 steals, and 0.6 blocks) and after a day off against Milwaukee, the Klaw will be unleashed in a matchup against Ben Simmons.  Again, any one of those two will produce, and if you're willing to Read More