Category Archives: Fantasy NBA Tips

DFS Beginner’s Guide: Where to start?

This in-depth article will help educate beginners to the world of daily fantasy sports (DFS). It will show you the thought process of a professional DFS player, and the intricacies needed to build an effective NBA daily fantasy basketball lineup. With the all star breakup upon us, I am stepping back and analyzing my nightly process since I have the time to do so. I figured the best way for me to help is to walk you through how I do my own rosters, so that you can see the thought process, tweak Read More

NBA Fantasy Forecaster Week 16-17 (Feb. 9-22)

If you own Blake Griffin, you're in trouble right now. His 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists will be sorely missed at this crucial time, especially with the Clips trying to hold down the 5th spot in a murderous Western Conference. Griffin underwent successful surgery for a staph infection on his right elbow but he is expected to be out for more than a month. The Clippers will likely be hanging on for dear life during that time and Griffin's missed time on the court is the very reason why. Read More

NBA Fantasy Forecaster Week 15 (Feb. 2- Feb.8)

The All-Star reserves were announced this past week and as expected, there were some pleasant surprises and robberies along the way. Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson, Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague, and Chicago Bulls' do-it-all swingman Jimmy Butler made it to their first All-Star teams. Thompson is widely regarded as one of the league's top two-way players while Teague and Butler are the motors that keep their respective teams' engines running. Along with Teague, two other Hawks lead the East's Read More

NBA Fantasy Forecaster Week 14 (Jan.26 – Feb.1)

The NBA All-Star Game is just around the corner and you may have heard the five starters from each conference are all good to go. All of them deserved the call, except maybe Kobe Bryant, who has done nothing this conference but pass (to teammates and non-teammates), shoot bricks, and basically little else. (To be fair, the passing of Michael Jordan as the third all-time leading scorer is one heck of an achievement, but it's more of a lifetime feat than an in-season effort.) Speaking of the All-Star Read More

NBA Fantasy Forecaster Week 13 (Jan.19- Jan.25)

Honestly, I couldn't remember one season where there are more transactions than Knicks' W's. That's not a knock on the Knickerbockers but more of a nod to the front offices doing everything in their power to be more relevant today or in the future. This week alone saw: Jeff Green move from Boston to Memphis (along with Russ Smith) Tayshaun Prince and Quincy Pondexter from Memphis to New Orleans (along with Grizzlies' future first-round pick to BOS) New Orleans' Austin Rivers was also Read More

Five Tips To Win Your NBA Fantasy Basketball League (For Beginners)

You know I don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to everything and that includes NBA fantasy basketball. So what's the point of giving the tips? Well, while what works for you may not work for others (and vice versa), there is an outline for this, a guide if you will so you'll know if you're handling everything right and well. That does not 100% guarantee anything but it will tremendously improve your chances to win your NBA fantasy basketball league. The best thing about Read More

NBA Fantasy Forecaster Week 12 (Jan.12-Jan.18)

I can barely keep up with the transactions happening around the league and it's still January. In the past few days, the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith from New York while paying a steep price (two first round picks) to land Timofey Mozgov from the Denver Nuggets. Dion Waiters, too, went from Ohio to Oklahoma in the same deal. (Mozgov is potentially more valuable now that he's on a team desperate for a rim-protecting big man. He should be getting minutes as a back-up Read More

Six Players Change Addresses As Three-Team Trade Pushes Through

The NBA's trade deadline is still over a month away but that didn't make teams sit back and wait for February to make bold moves. Dion Waiters, J.R. Smith, and Iman Shumpert were among the players involved in a three-team trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Smith and Shumpert went from New York to Ohio and Waiters will join Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant in Oklahoma to create a potentially explosive scoring trio. Lou Amundson, Lance Thomas, Read More

NBA Fantasy Forecaster Week 11 (Jan.5- Jan.11)

In NBA fantasy basketball, basically you have to watch out for a couple of things: Injuries and playing time. The latter is often a by-product of the former but come to think of it, the other way around is also true. Say for example, LeBron James. Ever since "The King" step foot in an NBA arena, he was handed the key to a franchise immediately. At a mere 18 years old, 'Bron was playing almost 40 minutes a night with Carlos Boozer, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and Jeff McInnis. His workload hasn't come down Read More

NBA Fantasy Forecaster Week 10

The NBA is in full swing and what's a good indication? If you see teams positioning themselves for the lottery or the long playoff haul, then you know. Ask Paul Pierce. Speaking of, developments abound the league the past few days: a.) Josh Smith's signing with the Houston Rockets after being waived by the Pistons and b.) the Los Angeles Lakers opting to rest Kobe Bryant's tired everything in hopes of a fresher Mamba for days to come. (Honestly, I think that's the Purple and Gold waving the white Read More