It was two days ago where I last had the BEST VALUE PICKS and I pretty much got everything right except for De'Andre Hunter's pedestrian performance. However, his fantasy points that night where just on his average so I should not complain much. Suggested Aaron Gordon and even though he had 15-10-4 plus extras, it could have easily been around 45 FP if not for the blowout.
Bam Adebayo had a single-digit points output but made up for it by stuffing the stat sheet. The first-time All-Star had 12 Read More
John Collins made sure I keep my streak of consecutive flame-outs in the studs department, after totaling only 12 points, three rebounds, an assists, a steal, a block, and five turnovers in the huge defeat at the hands of the Grizzlies.
Domantas Sabonis almost made it two horrible stud selections on the same day. Fortunately, the first-time All-Star recovered just in time, scoring eight consecutive points at one point in the fourth, to finish with 14-11-5 plus a steal and a block.
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Let's do best value picks once again since the last time I did it, it was raining fantasy points all over. Here's a short recap: I recommended Devin Booker and Rudy Gobert and boy, were they nuclear. Booker stuffed the stat sheet (39 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals) and Gobert dominated the glass while scoring over 20 for consecutive games (22 points, 18 rebounds, four assists, one steal, and two blocks).
Eric Bledsoe was below average by his standards but he only played 21 minutes Read More
Finally! After months of waiting, probably the most exciting NBA season in recent memory comes around. NBA Tipoff 2019 starts with a two-game slate featuring New Orleans and Toronto and the Los Angeles heavyweights, the Lakers and Clippers.
Who will provide the best value come Tuesday? Here are some players to consider:
Anthony Davis, PF/C, Lakers ($10,200) Choosing who to get for your "max" money is relatively easy and in this two-game slate, you can choose among Anthony Davis, LeBron Read More
1.) Russell Westbrook is still top-10 in fantasy basketball. This year's fantasy draft has Brodie as an early Round 2 pick but even with James Harden around, the Rockets offense is designed to accomodate another high-usage player. And it's not like Westbrook has not played with Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, and Paul George before.
Last season was a down year for Westbrook and he still finished in the top 15. Odds are he will not be averaging a triple-double for the fourth straight year but he 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: https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1140023139142971392 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 After Read More
Who To Own
Anthony Davis, PF/C, New Orleans Pelicans
Davis' salary can be crippling but with a nine-game slate, it's easier to find production at a discount. I mean, how can you go wrong on picking someone who dropped over 60 fantasy points after leaving the pre-game warmups to vomit? The Pelicans will be playing Sacramento, another ultra fast-paced team, making this a very fantasy-friendly matchup.
Lou Williams, PG/SG, Los Angeles Clippers
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1.) Lonzo Ball, PG, Los Angeles Lakers
Verdict: Buy Low
Ball is barely clinging into a top-150 value because of poor percentages and mediocre point production. However, the things that he's really great at (assists and steals plus out-of-position stats like rebounds and occasional blocks) are among the rarest in fantasy basketball. In addition to that, scoring can easily be replaced and his shot attempts per game (7.8) and FT attempts per game (0.7) barely moves the needle. If an impatient Read More
Players To Own:
Paul George, SF, OKC Thunder
Russell Westbrook suffered a terrible ankle sprain late in the game against the Pelicans and will likely be a scratch Wednesday versus Cleveland. That would mean PG13 will be called upon to carry more of the load which he is not a stranger of. He may not be scoring much over his last 5 (17 points per game) but all the other numbers (7.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 2.6 steals, and 1.4 blocks) are superb. Without Westbrook, expect George to look for his Read More
Lonzo Ball, PG, Los Angeles Lakers ($7,800)
It will be somewhat of a grudge match when Denver visits the Staples Center Tuesday night after the incident at the Mile High City involving Luke Walton and Nuggets guard Jamaal Murray. Nevertheless, it would seem like Ball likes his matchups against Denver, averaging 11.7 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, and 2 steals in three previous outings.
Dario Saric, PF, Philadelphia 76ers ($6,700)
Saric has been on fire from deep as of late, draining an eye-popping Read More