Tag Archives: fantasy basketball

Top Waiver Wire Pickups For Fantasy Basketball

How you work the waiver is essentially one of the musts in winning your NBA fantasy basketball league. There are just so many factors in an NBA season-- games, injuries, youths, coach's preference-- that it's impossible to stick with a roster without ever making changes. Here are the top waiver wire pickups for fantasy basketball this week and how they can help your team in the long run: Guards Marcus Smart, PG/SG, Boston Celtics Smart has always been an elite steals contributor but without Read More

Fantasy Basketball Stock Watch: Players Trending Up And Down

OK, I know it's early in the season but we have to do this nonetheless. Some of the guys are playing so poorly we can't blame owners if they have gotten rid of them already. (Hello, Nikola Jokic!) Some, however, are just "beasting" from out of nowhere and some of them are probably available in your leagues you have got to drop someone for these surprise studs. Stock Up Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers If there are any questions about how good Joel Embiid is, I reckon all of them are answered Read More

7 Expert Tips On Building A Winning NBA DFS Team

The 2016-17 season is upon us and that means we get to play NBA fantasy basketball as well. One of the fantasy games that gained popularity the past few years is daily fantasy basketball. Not only was this the newest way to strut out fantasy basketball acumen, it's also a pretty good way to earn some dough while playing it. And did I say it was FUN? Here are some expert advice on daily fantasy basketball advice that you and me should listen to: 1. Playing Time It's the simplest of eye tests: Read More

2016 NBA Fantasy Basketball: Underrated Point Guard Options

The point guard position is one of the deepest in fantasy basketball but even a gold mine runs out of resources, too. Here are some of the more underrated point guard options to shore your fantasy lineup. On the Rise D'Angelo Russell, Los Angeles Lakers All signs point to Russell having a breakout season, from Luke Walton's comments, to his Summer League performances and otherworldly offseason workouts. Believe it or not, Russell's numbers last season were pretty good too, especially the ones Read More

2016 NBA Fantasy Basketball Team Outlook: Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks did not capitalize on its surprisingly impressive 2014-15 season and ended up on the outside of the Eastern Conference looking in. However, from a fantasy basketball perspective, they are a potential gold mine especially if Jason Kidd finds a way to fit the puzzle pieces together. Speaking of fit, last year's prized free agent recruit Greg Monroe sure is an awkward one. It looks like Kidd wanted his spry youngsters to run but Monroe is a half court offense kind of a guy that Read More

Fantasy Basketball Team Preview: Atlanta Hawks

Overview: Last season was a historic one for the Atlanta Hawks that practically nobody in the NBA circles right now believes they can do it one more time. A franchise-best record 60-22 was set, they were the first team to go undefeated for a whole calendar month (17-0 in January 2015), and could have shoot down for the best overall record in the NBA if not for Mike Budenholzer being under the Popovich influence. Having said that, like San Antonio, the Hawks has a really solid core worthy of Read More

Fantasy Basketball Team Preview: Charlotte Hornets

Last year wasn't especially a good year for Charlotte Hornets fans. Seeing Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker wore coats and ties more than pre-game warmups is not a routine sight you'd like. What's more Cody Zeller hasn't really taken a big leap as expected and the Lance Stephenson signing turned out to be a bust, after all. The Hornets passed on Justise Winslow to nab consensus College Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky ninth overall, which has probably the most complementary skill set to Big Read More

Fantasy Basketball Is Fun Because of Steve Nash

As soon as Steve Nash officially hung up his sneakers sometime last week, I was grinning from ear to ear, if not visibly, deep down inside my heart. No, not that I hate the guy-- it's quite the opposite-- but it's like looking at your terminally ill relative deciding to put down resistance for today and decided to postpone the war later. Only, not in this present world. Heaps of praise and support rained on Canada's first true NBA star and naturally, conversations shifted from how he blew the Los Read More

Daily Fantasy Basketball Strategy: Finding the Rebounds

When setting your daily fantasy basketball lineups on say, FanDuel, you're going to need to identify which power forwards and centers to roster. Sometimes it's easy when you have enough value elsewhere in your lineup to roster Anthony Davis or DeMarcus Cousins, but sometimes you have to dig a little deeper to decide or break the tie between a couple of centers to pick just the right one. One way you can do this is by trying to identify who has the better floor to begin with. Points scored are Read More

Daily Fantasy Basketball Strategy: Free Throw Rate

For daily fantasy basketball lineup strategy, there are a number of factors that we've shown you so far in this research section that aid in your preparation, but one area I check regularly when finding the best possible matchups and targets to exploit is the area of free throw rate. Free throw rate is the frequency of fouls occurring, either by the team or the player you are researching. For example, per StatMuse.com, here is a list of free throw rate leaders for 2014-2015 season, set to a Read More