Who To Own
LeBron James, PF, Los Angeles Lakers
If you have one big-time player to own on Friday, my money is on LeBron James. The Lakers are losers of three straight and it will be their first time back at home after a four-game road trip so James will be looking to put on a show. He is averaging 26 points, nine rebounds, 7.6 assists, a steal, and 2.2 3PM over the last five games. Scary thing is, we know he's capable of doing more.
Marcus Smart, SG, Boston Celtics
Smart has been a fantasy Read More
Nikola Jokic, C, DEN ($9,800)
Jokic is coming off an ankle injury, and should be back tonight against Boston. Normally, I like to see a “show me” game from players returning from injury before I put them in my lineup. His price isn’t affordable enough for me, especially since he’ll need a game to shake off the rust. Also, we saw what Aron Baynes was able to do to Andre Drummond, holding him to single digit points and rebounds. Grab Dwight Howard or DeAndre Jordan at C tonight and spend Read More
We’ve got 8 games tonight, so there are a lot of options to choose from. Let’s try and narrow it down to the best choices in the pick’em format.
Tier 1 – Anthony Davis, PF/C, NO
In tier 1, we get to choose from Davis, Kings teammate DeMarcus Cousins, and Rockets guard James Harden. Harden has had to carry the load for the Rockets with Chris Paul out, but he had a rough shooting night on Monday (8-21), and the Knicks have been surprisingly effective against opposing point guards. So Read More
The NBA season has just began... and opening night saw Gordon Hayward go down with a potential season-ending ankle injury, and the Houston Rockets with the come from behind victory at Golden State Warriors.
Daily Fantasy NBA: Value Plays (October 18, 2017)
Today we will target players that shall exceed value because of increase usage due to injuries on their team.
LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, San Antonio Spurs (FanDuel: $7,000)
Spurs are missing Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker for their season-opener. Read More
How you work the waiver is essentially one of the musts in winning your NBA fantasy basketball league. There are just so many factors in an NBA season-- games, injuries, youths, coach's preference-- that it's impossible to stick with a roster without ever making changes.
Here are the top waiver wire pickups for fantasy basketball this week and how they can help your team in the long run:
Marcus Smart, PG/SG, Boston Celtics
Smart has always been an elite steals contributor but without Read More
The Boston Celtics teams of decades past (maybe except the mid-90's) always revolved around superstars. From Larry Bird and Kevin McHale to Antoine Walker, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen, it's the franchise's way of securing winning campaigns and championships.
However, the past few years hasn't been that way. You can't fault GM Danny Ainge for not trying, but superstars are hard to come by. That turned out to be a positive in fantasy basketball since Brad Stevens was forced Read More
1. Kawhi Leonard is great but...
it's clear his bread-and-butter is NOT scoring. There are a gazillion of NBA players right now who have better single-game career-high in points than the San Antonio forward (Kawhi's career high is 32 points, by the way) . This guy has a lot of time so he took the liberty to list down ALL of the players mentioned.
2. Strictly talking about assists, John Stockton is in a league of his own.
The Utah Jazz legend has averaged at least 13.5 assists for FIVE CONSECUTIVE Read More
1. Day of triple-doubles.
Owners of Hassan Whiteside, Russell Westbrook, and Marcus Smart were having a field day last night. All three of them recorded triple doubles, the most impressive one on Whiteside. The Miami Heat big man stepped up without Dwyane Wade, tallying 19 points, 17 rebounds, and a crazy 11 blocks!
Westrbook and Smart were not so bad, dropping almost the same numbers. The Thunder dynamo had 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists while Smart had 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 Read More