Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers
After missing almost a month, Embiid returned and hasn't missed a beat. He is averaging 25 points, 15.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals, and 2 blocks over a two-game span. Embiid will once again be leaned upon more with Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons possibly out.
DeMar DeRozan, SF, San Antonio Spurs
DeRozan has three games out of the last four with at least 48 FP and looks like in the midst of a strong run. It's not that he's scoring, which Read More
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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
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
Building Blocks For NBA DFS Wednesday-- Oct. 24, 2018
Kyle Kuzma, SF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers are playing with a third-ranked pace in the league (107.6 according to Basketball Reference) making them a fantasy gold mine. Of course, if you can afford LeBron James you can always go that route but after delivering a 37-point, 8-rebound gem against San Antonio on his first start of the season, Kuzma may break out again against the Suns. He looks like a natural fit with James and with Brandon Read More
A little over a month ago, here’s how my Power Rankings stacked up:
1A) James Harden, PG, HOU (31.6 ppg)
1B) LeBron James, SF, CLE (28.2 ppg)
3) Kyrie Irving, PG, BOS (24 ppg)
4) Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, MIL (29.9)
A LOT has changed in a month so let’s get to some updated rankings
Kevin Durant, SF, GSW, 26.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists
Durant has easily been the most consistent player in the league this year. We’re used to him dropping 26+ points Read More
DeMar Derozan, SG, TOR ($9,600)
Derozan has been a low-key MVP candidate this year and has separated himself from Kyle Lowry as the clear leader of the Raptors. No one really talks about the Raptors, or Derozan, but he’s been on an absolute tear lately, averaging 46 FPPG over his last 4 games. He gets the Cavs tonight at 8:00pm, and Cleveland has been abysmal on defense lately. We saw what Jimmy Butler did against LeBron and Co. and I expect another huge game from DeRozan. His price is relatively Read More
We’ve got 8 games tonight, so there are a lot of options to choose from. Let’s try and narrow it down to the best choices in the pick’em format.
Tier 1 – Anthony Davis, PF/C, NO
In tier 1, we get to choose from Davis, Kings teammate DeMarcus Cousins, and Rockets guard James Harden. Harden has had to carry the load for the Rockets with Chris Paul out, but he had a rough shooting night on Monday (8-21), and the Knicks have been surprisingly effective against opposing point guards. So Read More
NBA DFS Playoffs: 3 Players To Avoid On Thursday
DeMar DeRozan, SG, Toronto Raptors ($8,000)
Everything is exposed in the playoffs and unless DeMar DeRozan finds ways to expand his range or create for others, I don't think the high-scoring guard is a wise investment at $8,000. His rebounding numbers may even be just a fluke.
At this point, teammate Kyle Lowry may be a better option (though at a slightly higher price) having seen his last performance. However, if you want the bang for your Read More