Tag Archives: John Collins

Why You Need Patience In Fantasy Basketball

Patience is a virtue and that's a fact even in fantasy basketball. There's a reason somebody came up with the adage "good things come to those who wait" because, well, good things come to those who wait. In fantasy basketball, the hardest thing to figure is when to cut bait and when to be patient when your players are under-performing. Or if someone who was predicted to be a breakout candidate couldn't get 20 minutes of playing time. This is a dated reference but remember how Pascal Siakam started Read More

These 7 Young Guys Should Be Fantasy Basketball Keepers For Next Season

Many of us already have Golden State as three-peat champions at the start of the season (although the East's Milwaukee, Toronto, and Boston begs to disagree) and already looking forward to 2019-20. In fantasy basketball, it's normal to look ahead, especially in keeper leagues. Now is the time to sift through and investigate who you have and determine whether they are worth a keeper spot in your roster. If you have any of these 7 guys all under 24 yrs of age, though, be sure you have them as fantasy Read More

NBA DFS: Paul George and other top picks for Feb. 14 Daily Fantasy Basketball lineup

The Studs
Paul George, SF, OKC Thunder

Paul George is absolutely on fire the past few games and should continue to do so in a favorable matchup against New Orleans. He had three 40-point games in the last SIX including a 47-point triple-double the last time out. Let's see how hot he can get this time around.

FanDuel: 12,500

DraftKings: 10,700

Yahoo: 52
John Collins, PF, Atlanta Hawks

With PG eating too much of the cap space, you can pair him with a high-potential player like Read More

NBA DFS Dec. 29, 2018– Players To Own And Avoid

Who To Own
Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards

Beal had a 34-7-5-2 line in a loss against the Chicago Bulls and he may have to do more with John Wall on the sideline with a bone bruise issue. In the last two games that Wall is out, Beal is averaging 37 points, nine rebounds, and 10 assists.

FanDuel: $8,400

DraftKings: $7,800

Yahoo: $35
John Collins, PF, Atlanta Hawks

Collins is a walking double-double, accounting for 10 double-doubles in his last 11 games. If one is that automatic, Read More

3 Building Blocks For NBA DFS Friday– Dec. 14, 2018

Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets

With so many injuries to key players, Denver will be forced to go to Jokic more often on offense. He is averaging  20.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 9.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.2 turnovers over the past 5 games and there really is no reason why he couldn't keep those numbers with Paul Millsap and Gary Harris both on the shelf.

FanDuel: $10,100

DraftKings: $9,400

Yahoo: $43
John Collins, PF, Atlanta Hawks

Collins is looking like a superstar lately, Read More

Players To Own And Avoid on NBA DFS Wednesday– Dec. 12, 2018

Players To Own:
Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards

Beal has been on fire lately and has averaged 30 points, 5.3 rebounds, six assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks over the past four games. It does help that John Wall is hurt and could still be riding the shelf this Wednesday, making Beal a must-own in DFS basketball.
Julius Randle, PF, New Orleans Pelicans

Speaking of hot, Randle has been volcanic in December, as he is good for 25.2 points, 10.8 rebounds,  and 2.8 assists during the Read More

5 Must-Start Guys For NBA FanDuel DFS Wednesday– Jan. 10, 2018

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)
Retaining a 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 Best Value Picks– October 18, 2017

The Studs
Giannis Antetokounmpo, PG/SF, Milwaukee Bucks ($10,300)

The "Greek Freak" is in the conversation of being the best basketball fantasy player right now, so why not? Plus, the Bucks are going to catch Boston on the second night of a back to back. Needless to say, things are going to be looking real good for owners who'll spend big money on Giannis.
Andre Drummond, C, Detroit Pistons ($7,600)

For some reason, nobody is talking big about Andre Drummond in fantasy circles. His ADP Read More

Top Rookies Of Fantasy Basketball For 2017-18

These are basically predictions so it should be taken with a grain of salt. However, it is obvious that some teams can offer rookies the opportunity right off the bat. (Hello, Atlanta and Brooklyn!)

Jayson Tatum, for example, averaged 18.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 5 Summer League games en route to a slot in the All-Summer League second team. But could he even crack the 20-minute mark with Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart in front of him in the rotation? Time can only answer the Read More