It's already 02-20-2020, which means, the NBA All-Star Weekend hangover should be over. Let's get back to business with my best value picks for a six-game Thursday night.
The Studs As you well know by now, there are differences when it comes to how the players at Yahoo and DraftKings are priced.
For instance, at Yahoo, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, are just at 37 and 36 bucks, respectively. Those are way too low for players who have a combined seven games of at least 50 FP in the past 20 outings. Read More
There were hits and a miss from the Feb. 10, 2020 suggestions but I guess it's not enough to halt my streak. From up top, I gave you Nikola Vucevic and Kristaps Porzingis and they did what they had to as pillars for your fake teams. Vucevic had 24-9-9 and a block, and that fact that he did not commit a single turnover maximized his counting stats. KP, on the other hand, had 28 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two blocks.
Malcolm Brogdon was underwhelming this time as he had his Read More
Rudy Gobert 43.75 FPTs 20P/1A/13R/3B
Joe Ingles 33.75 FPTs 14P/5A/7R/2S
Lou Williams 15.25 FPTs 6P/3A/1R/2S NBA.com I loved this Gobert pick going into the game, then Atlanta put Bruno Fernando in for Jones and I got my hopes up even more. I was swearing at the tv from opening tip until halftime, Gobert was absolutely TERRIBLE. He couldn’t have tried to play worse, he had 5 points, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks and 3 turnovers at the half. He ended up with Read More
1.) Joel Embiid's points per 100 possessions against everyone guarding him for at least 50 possessions. Doesn't matter now. Embiid got 33 against Gasol and company in Game 3 to give Sixers a 2-1 lead. 2.) I mean, I wouldn't call that "UNPLAYABLE". Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Enes Kanter is averaging 15.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game on 66.3% True Shooting Percentage so far in the 2019 NBA Playoffs. 3.) Analytics darling no more Troy Taormina, USA Today On the surface, Read More
There will be four games Tuesday night so that will give us a lot of options for the best value picks but I especially would like to target teams whose backs are against the wall. Facing elimination, they will probably leave it all they have, making them great options for DFS Tuesday. The Studs Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC Thunder Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports It will either be Russ or PG but I don't recommend both because you may be forced to water down the rest of the roster. Westbrook Read More
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
If you could redo the draft all over again, would you have picked the same players or are you ready to move on? Well, just to put it out there, there is no such thing as a perfect draft but I am still doing well in my leagues so the answer would be kind of in the middle.
That said, there are certain players who are can't miss, which means if they somehow fall in your lap, you better not take five seconds before you pull the damn trigger. What we are going to do is go through six rounds of drafting Read More
We are almost halfway through the season (some teams have already played 39 games) so allow me to rank the 5 best centers for fantasy basketball right now. Looking at how the chips fall, only one player in this list can be considered a pleasant surprise but find out why I don't think he will be able to sustain his pace.
1.) Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans Davis is the measuring stick of the modern big man-- can score, rebound, pass, and can stretch the floor a little bit. He may be the consensus No. 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