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Building Blocks For NBA DFS Tuesday– Nov. 6, 2018

Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF/PF, Milwaukee Bucks Probably the easiest decision that you'll make and the best one as well. Greek Freak has just recorded a triple-double and shows no signs of slowing down. The top choices this Tuesday boil down to Giannis, Damian Lillard, John Wall, and Kemba Walker but Antetokounmpo is fantasy basketball's surest thing right now with averages of 26.1 points, 13.9 rebounds, 5.9 assists, a steal, and 1.4 blocks. If he could just cut down on the 5 turnovers a night, Read More

Building Blocks For NBA DFS Wednesday– October 17, 2018

Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, Milwaukee Bucks First off, you need someone that you can never go wrong with. You have lots of options including reigning MVP James Harden and Anthony Davis. Giannis, though, should be taking this season a little bit personally. (As some sort of comparison, Freak had 37 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals with outstanding efficiency on his first game last year. Harden had 27 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists, 1 steal, 3 treys; AD had 33 points, 18 rebounds, 1 Read More

NBA DFS Players to Target – 3/9/18

Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, MIL ($11,800) Giannis has been a beast so far in March, eclipsing 50 FP in 3 of his last 4 games. He gets the Knicks tonight who are in full tank mode and Giannis should have open lanes to the hoop all night. Be sure to target tanking teams like the Suns, Bulls, Knicks and Kings for the rest of the season. Isaiah Thomas, PG, LAL ($6,700) Thomas’ demotion to the second unit has driven his DFS price down. He had 13 points and 9 assists on Wednesday, and more Read More

NBA DFS Players to Target and Avoid – January 26, 2018

Avoid: Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, MIL ($11,600) He’s returning from a knee injury tonight, but I wouldn’t put him in your lineups right away. I like to give guys returning from injury a game or two to show me they’re healed, especially when their price is $11,600. Take DeMarcus Cousins, LeBron James, or one of the other high-ticket guys instead. Isaiah Thomas, PG, CLE ($6,200) I would avoid all Cleveland players not named LeBron until after the All-Star break. Thomas is tempting given all Read More

2018 All-Star Team Projections

NBA All-Star Voting 2018 presented by Verizon will tip off with an early voting period exclusively on the NBA App and NBA.com beginning Thursday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. ET. In honor of the impending vote, lets take a look at who should make it this year. Keep in mind that this year, there will be no East V West, it has moved to a draft format. It’s clear that the All-Star game is dying since none of the players care, so the draft will at least add some life into it. Useless or not, I’ve always liked Read More

NBA MVP Power Rankings – Dec. 14, 2017

1A) James Harden, PG, HOU (31.6 ppg) The third overall pick in the 2009 draft continues to impress as his team maintains a one game lead over the Warriors for the #1 seed in the West. He’s one of the most gifted scorers in recent memory, and is a good bet to average over 30 ppg for the season, something only KD and Steph Curry have done in the past 8 years. This year, his stellar play is actually turning into more wins and the Rockets look like a legit threat to the Warriors. Rumors have been Read More

NBA MVP Power Rankings – The Contenders

Let’s take a look at the early contenders for MVP. Feel free to comment with your top 3 and let’s start a discussion. Personally, I define MVP as the player who has or is having the best season. We all know LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world, but he doesn’t always put together a better season than everybody else. I also don’t like the argument for MVP being guided by the idea of “well if you took him off the team, how bad would they be performing?” In my opinion, Read More

Players to Target in DFS Basketball on Nov. 7 – 2017

Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, MIL ($10,800) You don’t need me to tell you that Giannis is having a breakout season, and that he’s an incredible pick for DFS. His cost ($10,800) is the highest of the night, but I think he’s worth it and here’s why: He’s hot right now, coming off 29 points (13-27 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 4 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 3 assists on Friday. He’s had a lot of rest over the long weekend and he’ll be ready to go. He’s playing the Cavs tonight. As I mentioned Read More

NBA DFS Basketball Value Picks– Oct. 23, 2017

The Studs Giannis Antetokounmpo, PG/SF, Milwaukee Bucks ($10,900) The Greek Freak is on a mission, period. No explanation needed on this one. Pick him up and be ready to roll. Ben Simmons, PG/SF, Philadelphia 76ers ($7,700) Ben Simmons is doing his best Giannis impression right now and that's good news for fantasy owners. Simmons has just the right price to complement Antetokounmpo's high-end salary and has a high floor given his penchant to contribute across the board (except 3's). The Pistons Read More

NBA DFS Basketball: Players To Avoid On Saturday– Oct. 21, 2017

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, PG/SF, Milwaukee Bucks It's not that the Greek Freak will produce anything less than a 45-point DFS night, but I just don't like the fact that they're on the tail end of a back-to-back. Of course, I could be wrong and the possibility that Giannis will go ballistic against Portland after a loss to LeBron James and the Cavs but I favor James Harden (without CP3) at home against Dallas or Blake Griffin against Phoenix. 2. Elfrid Payton (PG, Orland Magic) and Dennis Smith Read More