1. Dwyane Wade and the art of the pump fake.
Wade and pump fakes are pretty much synonymous but how good is he exactly with these weapons? Someone did the math, and they have the stats:
“Around 1,350 players, give or take, have played at least a single minute against the Miami HEAT since Wade was drafted in 2003. And he got 339 of them to jump.”
“Which means Wade got 25% of all the players he ever played against to bite.”
John Salmons was the worst offender (9 times), followed Read More
Who To Pick And Avoid For NBA DFS Saturday-- March 2, 2019
Who To Pick
Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC Thunder
Russ is still doing Westbrook things and now that PG is sidelined ahead of Saturday's matchup with San Antonio, look for Westbrook's usage to skyrocket. He had a 24-assist game this season versus the Spurs so he has proven he can bring his A-game against this team.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, Golden State Warriors
Cousins is a favorite of mine because he can pile up fantasy points in a Read More
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, PG/SF, Milwaukee Bucks
It's not that the Greek Freak will produce anything less than a 45-point DFS night, but I just don't like the fact that they're on the tail end of a back-to-back. Of course, I could be wrong and the possibility that Giannis will go ballistic against Portland after a loss to LeBron James and the Cavs but I favor James Harden (without CP3) at home against Dallas or Blake Griffin against Phoenix.
2. Elfrid Payton (PG, Orland Magic) and Dennis Smith Read More
1. Patrick Beverley, PG, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley won't be in the top tier of point guards anytime soon but fantasy-wise, he could be a big help on anybody's roster this upcoming season. The 1st team All-Defense member is a solid playmaker, a hard-nosed defender, and a respectable enough shooter to warrant a spot as the third PG in your fantasy roster. He's now out of James Harden's shadow and playing alongside Milos Teodosic should allow PatBev to feature his scoring more.
According Read More
After Paul Millsap, Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin and Kristaps Porzingis (not to mention players with multiple eligibility like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green), who's next? Here's your guide to finding underrated fantasy options at power forward:
Seen Better Days?
Pau Gasol, San Antonio Spurs
Gasol may not be the efficient offensive machine he once was but he is still a solid power forward with multi-category contribution potential. Playing at a shade under 32 minutes last Read More
February 1, 2016-- DFS Basketball Best Value Picks
Marc Gasol, C ($7,700)
Gasol is dealing with a minor injury with his knee but it seems like that's all there is: MINOR. The Spanish big man is extremely effective in the past 5 games, capping it with an almost-50 FP performance against the Sacramento Kings. Coincidentally, the Memphis Grizzlies have won 7 of its past 8 with Gasol leading the charge.
Kevin Love, PF ($7,300)
Love has been the primary beneficiary of the coaching change Read More
In season-long fantasy leagues, having a balanced team without distinguishable weaknesses is a must. However, we couldn't always get what we want and chances are, there is that one category that we couldn't get a hold on.
If improving said category becomes imperative, here are THIRTEEN of the best fantasy specialists still available in the waiver wire.
Rodney Hood, SG/SF, Utah Jazz (Availability: 33% Yahoo, 40% ESPN)
When Alec Burks and his 14.3 PPG average went down, that much production Read More
Earl Monroe. Terry Cummings. Steve Francis. Blake Griffin.
What do those four have in common? Well, for starters, look at their rookie stats and prepare to hold your jaw in place.
"The Pearl" is a 24-5-5 guy, Cummings averaged 24 and 11, "Franchise" posted the second-best Effective FG% in a season, and Griffin, how does 22 points and 10 rebounds sound like?
The point is, seasons in and seasons, there are going to be first-year studs and fingers crossed, we aim to find the hidden gems two Read More