1.) Will Barton, SF, Denver Nuggets Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports For Barton this season, consistency is the name of the game. Of the 11 games he appeared in, he only had two fantasy duds. The rest, he is averaging 16.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, and three assists plus defensive extras. Long story short, if you're playing a game of chance, Barton is probably going to give you good numbers than bad ones. 2.) Chris Paul, PG, OKC Thunder As long as CP3 is priced like this ($26 at Yahoo, Read More
1.) Nicollo Melli, PF, New Orleans Pelicans via Sky Sport The Pelicans are basically the walking dead right now. Derrick Favors, Jahlil Okafor, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart are all out leaving only Jaxson Hayes and Melli to man the frontcourt. Hayes is also a pretty good option considering he had a double-double the last time but Melli is averaging 13-5-3 plus 1.5 steals in the last two games. Both can be rostered given how cheap Melli and Hayes are, but if I have to choose, I'd go for Read More
1.) Harrison Barnes, PF, Sacramento Kings Barnes has been picking up the slack with Marvin Bagley out averaging a cool 19.2 points, five rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.8 steals on 50% shooting (40% from deep) over the last five games. During that span, he scored over 30 fantasy points in each.
2.) Bogdan Bogdanovic, SG/SF, Sacramento Kings Took a while but Bogie is finally starting to get hot.
In the past two games, Bogdanovic is registering 21 points, three rebounds, four assists, 1.5 steals, and Read More
1.) League of his own Devin Booker, through eight games, is the only player in the NBA to have shot over 50% from the field, 50% from 3 in at least 5 attempts per game, and shoot over 90% from the line.
2.) Celtics Quirk From out of nowhere, the Boston Celtics sits atop the Eastern Conference by stringing seven straight after losing its first game. Now without Kyrie Irving, Boston got contributions from everywhere: Marcus Smart co-leads the team in assists with Kemba Walker (4.5), while Jayson Read More
1.) D'Angelo Russell Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports Russell just became the first option of a young Nets team to probably an off-the-ball scorer in Golden State with Steph Curry the focal point of the offense. The first-time All-Star excels when he has the ball making decisions on pick-and-rolls, something he may not be able to do with Curry around. (According to NBA.com/stats, the percentage of unassisted field goals by Russell last season is at 71.2%, which means he is more of a shot-creator Read More
1.) New Stockton to Malone? Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports The most assisted play of the 2018-19 season is James Harden to Clint Capela. The second is Russell Westbrook to Steven Adams. So, with Brodie and The Beard on the Rockets, how many points will Capela score next season? 2.) Speaking of Harden... James Harden's 36.1 PPG average last season was the most since Michael Jordan in 1986-87. James Harden had a 32-game stretch where Harden scored 30 points or more. In addition, Harden Read More
Best Value Picks For NBA DFS Monday, Feb. 25, 2019:
Chris Paul, PG, Houston Rockets
We know it's only a matter of time before Chris Paul gets himself in the groove of things and that time appears to be now. With James Harden out of the lineup, CP3 will carry the fight for the Rockets against Atlanta, the same way he did versus Golden State. By the way, CP has had two 50-FP games in a row and here's to hoping he'll make it three.
Kevin Love, PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Love torched Read More
1.) By A Wide Margin
As in wiiiidddddeeeee!
James Harden is the league's leader for total points scored at 2,006. The second behind him is Paul George at 1,650, which is a 356-point gap. And if you're wondering how many of those are free throws-- it's 546, which is about 27% of his total point production.
2.) All-Star Lineup?
On paper, a lineup of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and DeMarcus Cousins may very well be the best. It seems like defenses are adjusting Read More
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
1. Julius Randle, PF, Los Angeles Lakers ($5,500)
JR is No. 1 on this list for a reason. He will probably start Wednesday against the Houston Rockets with Brook Lopez nursing an ankle injury and that alone should net his fantasy points in the high 30's. The Kentucky product is averaging 13.3 points, 6.3 rebounds. 2.5 assists, and 1.3 blocks in the past four games while only playing 26 minutes a night.
2. Mario Hezonja, SF, Orlando Magic ($4,800)
At long last, we had a Mario sighting in Read More