1. Dwyane Wade and the art of the pump fake.
Wade and pump fakes are pretty much synonymous but how good is he exactly with these weapons? Someone did the math, and they have the stats:
“Around 1,350 players, give or take, have played at least a single minute against the Miami HEAT since Wade was drafted in 2003. And he got 339 of them to jump.”
“Which means Wade got 25% of all the players he ever played against to bite.”
John Salmons was the worst offender (9 times), followed 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 Read More
Constructing a DFS lineup for a three-game slate is tricky but a simple recipe is to go top-heavy and swing for a couple of punt plays.
Here are some value building blocks for NBA DFS Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets
Is the 40-7-9 line from Nov. 11 a sign of things to come from the reigning MVP? Hopefully, because we certainly haven't seen the jaw-dropping stat lines we are accustomed to seeing from the Beard. Denver has surprisingly among the top defensive teams Read More
Best Value Picks For NBA DFS Saturday:
James Harden, PG/SG, Houston Rockets
I'm trying to be a contrarian here with the Harden pick and Houston unexpectedly struggling on offense. The Beard still put up elite numbers (26.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 2.6 steals) but not the jaw-dropping lines we see from him in seasons past.
What does that mean? That means he is due for an explosive showing and it could come at the expense of the Spurs, who is 23rd in the league when it comes to Read More
3 Weird Stats And Numbers Early In The 2018-19 NBA Season
1.) Denver's Defense
No one sees the Denver Nuggets as a mauling defensive juggernaut, but 11 games into the season, they are sitting in the upper echelon of the league when it comes to stopping opponents.
According to NBAstats.com, the Nuggets just sit behind the Boston Celtics in defensive rating (101.6) while ranking inside the top 10 in defensive rebounding percentage (4th), steals (4th), opponents' field goals made (4th), opponents' 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
Fanduel is gving away a free entry into their “Christmas Jam” contest. The prizes involve NBA tickets and autographs.
James Harden, PG, HOU ($15,500)
Harden has struggled (compared to his high standards), failing to score at or above his average FPPG in his last 4 games. His salary is slightly reflective of this, given that he’s only the 5th most expensive player. He’s only scored more than 30 points once in his last 5 games, and with the Thunder and Westbrook fighting for Read More