It's a five-game Friday, so let's take a look at what we can work with as DFS value picks for Aug. 8, 2020.
DeAndre Ayton, PF/C, Suns
There are teams that are trying to hide their cards and there are teams going all out in the bubble. Phoenix is one of the latter.
Hoping for a chance at a playoff spot, the Suns will be playing at their best in their remaining games, that's why I feel DeAndre Ayton should be one of those guys you shouldn't Read More
I got back on track on Feb. 3 with really solid picks from top to bottom.
I suggested Deandre Ayton or Nikola Vucevic and while both came through, Ayton basically feasted in the paint with 25-17-5 with two blocks. Vucevic had 22-7-5 but he had to "contend" with Aaron Gordon's double-double, which explains why he didn't have to do more. On the other hand, the Suns saw Devin Booker score only 11 so Ayton had to pick up the slack, leading to a better fantasy performance.
As predicted, Jayson Read More
Jersey sales have really started to have a life of its own this past decade and I think it's a reliable metric on how popular a player really is (or how bandwagon-y fans really are, depending on how you look at it). Here are the top 10 best-selling jerseys that you can find in Amazon:
1.) Jordan #23 Black Retro Basketball Jersey
Michael Jordan's jersey at the top of the list? Not an inch of surprise there.
This jersey sold by RAAVIN is priced at a little less than $30 so from that Read More
Here comes the Conference Finals people and while I was wrong in ONE of my predictions, that doesn't-- in any way, shape, or form-- stop me from making more.
Who Wins The West?
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I know all the experts like Portland here but truth be told, throw the stats out of the window, the Warriors are a level up as a team than the Blazers. That's how it is.
I know they have split the series and that Dame has had a phenomenal post-season plus he plays great every time Read More
1.) Sixers knocking down their free throws.
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Philly stole one in Toronto in Game 2, 94-89, the first time the team won up north since 2012. One way they did it is by making their free throws, making 24 out of 26 from there.
2.) Raptors still played D.
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Even with the loss, it was the fifth consecutive time that the Raptors held their opponents under 100 points and 42% shooting. Only 11 other teams have done that in the Read More
Constructing a lineup in daily fantasy basketball is half knowledge and half gut feel. Once you had the knowledge part down to pat, you may want to resort to your intuition especially when you had to choose between players that make the most sense. That is especially true when we have a pretty hectic 8-game slate. So without much ado, here is our best fantasy basketball lineup for today:
Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets
You can't go wrong with them studs (KAT and Luka are all playing) Read More
The point guard position is the deepest in fantasy basketball but owning the best ones will allow yourself to separate from the pack in many categories. Ideally, a point guard is your lynchpin for assists and steals, gives you a healthy dose of scoring and three-pointers while being a stabilizing force for the FT% category.
But what if your PG also contribute in the rebounding category, possibly even add some defensive stats, and not hurt you because of a poor shooting clip? Well, I'm talking exactly Read More
Who To Own
Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards
Beal had a 34-7-5-2 line in a loss against the Chicago Bulls and he may have to do more with John Wall on the sideline with a bone bruise issue. In the last two games that Wall is out, Beal is averaging 37 points, nine rebounds, and 10 assists.
John Collins, PF, Atlanta Hawks
Collins is a walking double-double, accounting for 10 double-doubles in his last 11 games. If one is that automatic, Read More
Steph Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors
Monday night's slate has a plethora of options at the top but my vote of confidence goes to Curry. Aside from that loss to Toronto, Curry has made 12 treys and reached over 60 fantasy points during that those outings. A Curry-Mike Conley matchup should be fun but I expect the two-time MVP to come out on top in style.
Dario Saric, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Saric has made the most out of his opportunities Read More
1.) Damian Lillard
Dame may have flamed out in the 2018 playoffs but he is still one of the most devastating offensive forces around. He has the fifth highest PPG average among active players at 23.1, behind LeBron James (27.1), Kevin Durant (27), Carmelo Anthony (24.1), and Anthony Davis (23.4).
2.) Steph Curry
Heard this guy is a pretty good shooter. He is second all-time in 3PT percentage among players who appeared in at least 200 games and took at least two three-pointers. The first? Read More