Jimmy Butler's wish came true as the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to move into a different direction and trade the disgruntled star to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers parted ways with Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless, and a future second-round pick to make the deal work.
As much as we are in awe right now because of the recent power shift, the fantasy-head in us only care about how the trade affects our fantasy teams going forward. Who are the biggest winners and losers in the Read More
1. Markieff Morris, PF, Washington Wizards ($5,100)
Kieff has been a force on the glass lately with three double-doubles in a row and four consecutive double-digit rebounding efforts. Best thing is, his shooting has also found its mark in that span, hitting at a 57% clip from the floor. Next matchup will be Utah, which can be tough on the interior, but Morris salary is middling at best, still making him one of the must-start guys for NBA DFS Wednesday.
2. Eric Gordon, SG, Houston Rockets ($7,100)
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1. LeBron James, SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
LBJ is among the highest-priced players, make no mistake about it. That is only reasonable because he still is the best player in the world, and among the top-3 in fantasy right now. Factor in the crazy atmosphere in this 2016 Finals matchup and you'll probably see the best game James played this season. He is basically averaging a triple-double these days but expect The King to be more assertive in this primetime matchup. There are a lot of high-priced stars Read More
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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
Tier 1 – James Harden, PG, Hou
We get to choose from James Harden, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis in tier 1, and I would take Harden here. He scored 73 fantasy points on Monday with 37 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Quite simply, Harden gives you the highest ceiling of any fantasy player right now. Chris Paul hasn’t had a negative effect on his fantasy output and he’s starting to heat up from 3-point range, hitting a season-high 8 of them on Monday.
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Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers ($8,300)
Dame has been off with his shot lately and is facing a stout defensive team in Memphis. That doesn't mean you shouldn't consider him. Perennial All-Stars like Lillard go off at the slightest hints and his salary is the lowest since the start of November. Plus, the Grizzlies won't be playing Mike Conley because of an Achilles issue so Lillard has one less problem there.
Jimmy Butler, SG, Minnesota Timberwolves ($7,500)
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Steph Curry, PG, GSW
Talk about a tough choice. This tier makes us choose between Kevin Durant, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kyrie Irving and Curry. You really can’t lose here, but I like Steph Curry’s chances of taking advantage of the Wolves’ guards tonight. Minnesota ranks 29th against opposing point guards, and Curry is due for a big game. Steph is averaging just 19.7 PPG in November, but I think Minnesota’s focus will be on stopping Durant and Draymond Green from driving to Read More
From James Harden to Denzel Valentine, here are the top fantasy basketball performers from March 18, 2017:
1. James Harden, PG, Houston Rockets
My vote for MVP goes to this guy although I don't believe the Rockets could make it any farther than Round 2, The Beard came up with a masterpiece yet again: 40 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, and three triples. That's his second consecutive 40-point triple-doubles although it came with eight turnovers. But you have to take the Read More