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.

Fantasy Implications Of The Trevor Ariza Trade

December 15th is a date of interest for many NBA teams as it marks the day that all free agents who signed with their new teams in the offseason are eligible to be traded. After days of buzz and a botched three-team trade, a swap involving the Phoenix Suns' Trevor Ariza finally pushed through. Ariza was traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Kelly Oubre and Austin Rivers. While the betting site SportsLine had the Wizards' playoff chances up 20% because of the trade, we have other agendas Read More

3 Building Blocks For NBA DFS Friday– Dec. 14, 2018

Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets With so many injuries to key players, Denver will be forced to go to Jokic more often on offense. He is averaging  20.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 9.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.2 turnovers over the past 5 games and there really is no reason why he couldn't keep those numbers with Paul Millsap and Gary Harris both on the shelf. FanDuel: $10,100 DraftKings: $9,400 Yahoo: $43 John Collins, PF, Atlanta Hawks Collins is looking like a superstar lately, Read More

Players To Own And Avoid on NBA DFS Wednesday– Dec. 12, 2018

Players To Own: Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards Beal has been on fire lately and has averaged 30 points, 5.3 rebounds, six assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks over the past four games. It does help that John Wall is hurt and could still be riding the shelf this Wednesday, making Beal a must-own in DFS basketball. Julius Randle, PF, New Orleans Pelicans Speaking of hot, Randle has been volcanic in December, as he is good for 25.2 points, 10.8 rebounds,  and 2.8 assists during the Read More

5 Awesome NBA Stats of the Day– Dec. 6, 2018

1.) The Spurs defense sucks. San Antonio is ranked 29th in the league on defensive rating, easily the worst in the Gregg Popovich era. 2.) Speaking of the Spurs... They are currently the second-worst team in the West (11-14), only above Phoenix. 3.) Is Nikola Jokic the BEST PASSER (not the best passing big man) in the game? The Serbian big is averaging 7.8 assists a game, good for ninth in the league. However, he is averaging less than 30 minutes of playing time and has assisted on 38.4% Read More

Players To Own And Avoid On NBA DFS Friday– Dec. 7, 2018

Players To OWN: Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, Miami Heat Olynyk has strung up three good games in a row and with Hassan Whiteside not playing Friday against Phoenix, Olynyk should soak up most of the minutes. He has averaged 14 points, seven rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.3 steals the last three outings with probably the best one coming up against an anemic Suns defense. Darren Collision, PG, Indiana Pacers Most would probably pick Tyreke Evans as the most likely beneficiary of Victor Oladipo's injury, Read More

3 Value Picks For NBA DFS Thursday– Dec. 6, 2018

Dec. 6, 2018, Thursday, only has a three-game slate but in no way should it discourage you to pick your best lineup in a pool of SIX teams. One strategy that I'd like to use is to go mid-heavy, that is, selecting players with middling salaries and go from there. Here are some of the choices that come to mind: Gordon Hayward, SF, Boston Celtics FanDuel: $6,400 DraftKings: $6,100 Yahoo: $23 Finally! Hayward exploded the last time out with 30 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, and Read More

7 Buy Low/Sell High Candidates In NBA Fantasy Basketball

1.) Lonzo Ball, PG, Los Angeles Lakers Verdict: Buy Low Ball is barely clinging into a top-150 value because of poor percentages and mediocre point production. However, the things that he's really great at (assists and steals plus out-of-position stats like rebounds and occasional blocks) are among the rarest in fantasy basketball. In addition to that, scoring can easily be replaced and his shot attempts per game (7.8) and FT attempts per game (0.7) barely moves the needle. If an impatient Read More

Players To Own And Avoid On NBA DFS Sunday– Dec. 2, 2018

Players To Own: Anthony Davis, C, New Orleans Pelicans AD is in the conversation as the best fantasy player right now averaging 32 points, 13.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.7 steals, and 3 blocks over the past three games.  This affair with Charlotte has all the makings of a fantasy-friendly matchup and Davis will surely be in the forefront of this one. Mike Conley, PG, Memphis Grizzlies Conley is blazing hot lately with double-digit assists in three of the last four outings. But his other Read More

How To Use NBA Betting Odds In Daily Fantasy Basketball?

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) - More specifically Daily Fantasy Basketball is more alchemy than an exact science, but it definitely does not mean you need to rely solely on luck if you want to rake in some easy money. One of the artilleries you can use in these wars is NBA betting odds. Is this really something that you can rely on moving forward? Again, NBA betting is NOT an exact science but one thing about our guys in the desert is that they are RARELY wrong. EVER. Sure, there could be random Read More

5 Value Picks For NBA DFS Monday– Nov. 26, 2018

5 Value Picks For NBA DFS Monday: Jabari Parker, PF, Chicago Bulls Parker is piping hot right now, dropping 20+ in three straight and four of the last five.  He is also contributing 8.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists,  and a steal over that span. He is definitely on a groove right now and now is the best time to take advantage of Parker's resurgence because one Lauri Markannen and Bobby Portis are healthy, minutes should be harder to come by. Julius Randle, PF, New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis Read More