1.) Theo Maledon, SG, OKC Thunder
DraftKings: $5,000; FanDuel: $4,800; Yahoo: $14
With injuries to George Hill and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Maledon assumed the ballhandling duties for the Thunder. While he won't probably be the next coming of Allen Iverson scoring-wise, Maledon has been stuffing the stat sheet, totaling six steals, plus three rebounds, four dimes, and a block in the victory against Houston. Still without Hill and SGA plus Lu Dort, Maledon will continue to be a DFS gem.
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I got back on track on Feb. 3 with really solid picks from top to bottom.
I suggested Deandre Ayton or Nikola Vucevic and while both came through, Ayton basically feasted in the paint with 25-17-5 with two blocks. Vucevic had 22-7-5 but he had to "contend" with Aaron Gordon's double-double, which explains why he didn't have to do more. On the other hand, the Suns saw Devin Booker score only 11 so Ayton had to pick up the slack, leading to a better fantasy performance.
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Mostly all of my picks on 27th did really well and even though both Rudy Gobert (12 points, 14 rebounds, one steal, and two blocks) and Nikola Vucevic (13 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, a steal, and a block) are essentially below average (at least to my liking), all of the other picks were on-point:
Oh, my! Spida Mitchell! DM had over 50 FP for the second time in six games and to think I had him as my pick because he is worth only under $8,000, I struck gold.
Kris Dunn and Larry Nance Jr. were Read More
My suggestions for Jan. 11, 2020 were generally on point except for Jerami Grant, including a wild swing on Cedi Osman.
Osman had some serious workload for three straight games but the production were pretty much pedestrian. That is until Saturday, where the Turkish swing man pulled down a season-high 12 boards, along with 11 points and four assists in 35 minutes of action.
A couple of Pelicans did their jobs, especially Jaxson Hayes (20 points, two rebounds, two blocks). Josh Hart (seven points, Read More
The last 5 suggestions (for Jan. 10th) did not go as well as I would have hoped.
Pop brought misery by playing Lonnie Walker IV only 15 minutes while doing basically nothing. Dewayne Dedmon, who I have high hopes for, got into foul trouble early and disappeared in 14 minutes of play. Because of the mini-blowout, JJ Redick played 23 minutes (12 points, two rebounds, two assists) which is a bit mediocre, while JaVale McGee and (nine points, three rebounds, two steals, and a block) and Bobby Portis Read More
Due to time constraints, I wasn't able to give you my picks on a night where bargain options abound so I'm going to kick things off with a recap on my last bargain suggestions.
As expected, Kyle Kuzma had a nice game against Phoenix once again with 19 points, four rebounds, and some extras. Jordan McRae was also solid at 15 points and seven rebounds while Aron Baynes disappeared, totaling his lowest output in six games.
Friday had six games so I guess we won't have any shortage of bargain options. Read More
Note: There will be 12 teams with four games scheduled for week 7 (which makes it ideal for streaming options) while 16 has three. If possible, stay away from Boston and San Antonio since they only have a two-game week.
1.) Josh Hart, SG/SF, New Orleans Pelicans
Many thought Hart will have a hard time cracking the 25-30 minute workload range since his injury but lo and behold, here he is topping 30 minutes twice in a row in just his second and third games back.
Alvin Gentry has his reason for Read More
The first domino of the offseason has fallen and we are feeling the effects of the fallout. What we would like to know, though, is how the Anthony Davis trade from the Pelicans to the Lakers impacts both teams in a fantasy perspective.
Here's how the deal went down:
Along those lines, the other two first-round picks are open for swaps and protections/unprotections over the next four years or so.
Fantasy Impact On The Lakers
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1. Josh Hart-- Summer League MVP?
The 2nd year Laker from Villanova is averaging 24.2/5.2/2.3/1.5 on 47.1/39.6/80.0 shooting (61.8 TS%) in leading the Lakers summer league squad to a second straight championship berth in Las Vegas.
Bonus: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is not bad either. The Lakers' 2018 2nd round pick is averaging 17.7/4.2/2.2 on 50.7/42.9/71.4 shooting (63.7 TS%).
2. J.J. Redick
Redick has played a total of 760 career NBA games and not once did he tally a double-double.
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1. Paul George, SF, OKC Thunder
PG13 has been an absolute stud as of late, averaging 30.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and three steals over the past seven days. Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony are both questionable going into the Lakers game, so expect George to be very busy. Regardless, George is on a really hot streak right now and he should be on your short list of DFS targets on Thursday.
2. Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards
Another building block for DFS Thursday is Bradley Read More