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
NBA basketball is upon us which means, FANTASY BASKETBALL is here! I'm sure you already had your season-long leagues down but what adds to the excitement is daily fantasy basketball.
So who gets the nod on the first day at the office? Here are some DFS basketball opening day must-starts that you should look at:
Paul George, SF, OKC Thunder
Russell Westbrook will not be playing so it will be the PG13 show for the Thunder on Opening Day. George hasn't had a bad statistical game in the preseason Read More
In the Hunt
Kyrie Irving, PG, BOS, 20.6 points, 5.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds
Irving’s stats are well below the other contenders for MVP, but he provides quality, clutch plays for the Celtics. He may not average nearly 30 a game, but he consistently closes games for the Celtics and is the trusted ball handler who limits turnovers and makes the right play when the game is on the line. He’s helped Al Horford and the rest of his teammates overachieve so far this year. In the epic game against the Read More
Lonzo Ball, PG, LAL ($6,000)
Lonzo totaled 9 points, 6 assists and 4 blocks in 39 minutes last night against the Celtics. Lonzo was clearly overmatched by Kyrie Irving, and I bet having to chase Irving around all night contributed to his poor performance on offense. He was just 1-5 from 3-point range, and most of his points came on floaters in the lane, or on aggressive drives to the basket while the Celtics were getting back on defense. Obviously, tonight will be his second game in as many Read More
You'll see a recurring theme in today's stats and it's Joel Embiid.
1. Danny LeRoux called it the most surreal stat of the morning and we couldn't agree more.
Surreal stat of the morning: David Lee is ahead of Draymond Green in DefRtg so far this season (100.1 vs 100.4)
— Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) January 19, 2017
2. James Harden is defying logic.
James Harden is avg 13.1 assists on 2nd night of back-to-backs, nearly 4 more than the next-closest (Chris Paul, 9.4)