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Top Waiver Wire Pickups For Fantasy Basketball

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: Guards Marcus Smart, PG/SG, Boston Celtics Smart has always been an elite steals contributor but without Read More

2016 NBA Fantasy Basketball Team Outlook: Oklahoma City Thunder

The OKC Thunder won't be as good as they were in previous seasons. You may already know why but that only makes things more interesting for the Thunder fantasy-wise. Some guys will and should be ready to step up without Kevin Durant and it would be fun watching Russell Westbrook go and try to replicate Oscar Robertson's triple-double season just too keep them in hunt for a playoff berth. As much as we talk about Durant leaving, the Thunder also made noticeable changes to their core. They shipped Read More

2016 NBA Fantasy Team Outlook: Philadelphia 76ers

For the first time in like forever, something positive is brewing in Philadelphia. And no, I don't mean the tank fest. (Although with probably a five-horse race for the top overall pick next year, that's not entirely a bad idea.) But yeah, let's forget about the 10-72 record last season or the 18-64 slate from the season before. While they still figure to be one of the worst teams in the league, the excitement surrounding Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and Dario Saric is warranted. These three are the Read More

2016 NBA Fantasy Basketball Team Outlook: Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets roster may not be that much better without Dwight Howard but with the hiring of Mike D'Antoni, they are going to have a lot of fantasy appeal. That as much is true. MDA's system has brought so much fantasy value to teams like the Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Good players like Shawn Marion and Boris Diaw were made fantasy superstars and mediocre ones like Earl Clark and Jeremy Lin were made relevant. Again, they may not be better than they were last Read More

Why You Should Hold On To Kobe Bryant

It used to be so exciting to watch Kobe Bryant will his team into a win by doing everything statistically, but sadly, his body can't take it anymore. Bryant already announced he will be retiring at the end of the season but ironically, this made it the perfect time to hang on to "The Black Mamba". That's not to say you should be targeting him on trades but if somehow you used a 7th round pick on him, this would not be the time to be impatient. This year isn't exactly a banner season for Kobe Read More

Fantasy Basketball Team Preview: Boston Celtics

Overview: Probably one of the biggest surprises last season was the Boston Celtics making it all the way to the post-season after a sputter-y start. The Celts were a miserable 16-29 through January but made it up with a 24-13 finish, good for a 7th seed in the Eastern Conference. The midseason trade that involved Isaiah Thomas was the undeniable catalyst, creating a menacing backcourt that coach Brad Stevens like to unleash on the opposition. However, interior play was sorely lacking which Read More

Fantasy Basketball Team Preview: Phoenix Suns

Overview: What's not to like about the Phoenix Suns? They're full of solid rotation players worthy of a fantasy roster on anybody's team. Though they lack a true superstar, Phoenix does things by committee which is a 'glass half full, glass half empty' type of thing depending on who's looking. If I have it my way, I think the pros does outweigh the cons and it's the reason why this team is at least 7-deep when it comes to roster-worthy hoopsters. Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight looks like Read More

6 Future Breakout Stars in NBA Fantasy

It's very seldom for young studs to go right on and be statistically dominant right away. As such, growing pains are to expected, and it sometimes take very long, too. However, more often than not, these young players have shown capabilities that sometimes belie their ages. They may be 15-20 minute rotation guys now or buried at the end of the bench for long stretches or being taken for the ride as soon as they boarded the ship. Regardless, let's stop the guessing game and get right to it. Here Read More

Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup Advice March 16

Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup Advice March 16, Sunday, 10 Games The Studs Russell Westbrook, PG ($12,600) While James Harden has considerably cooled recently, Russell Westbrook showed no signs of slowing down. Another triple-double in the last outing, his sixth in eight games, and a 65.5 FP performance. I'd still take my chances. Anthony Davis, PF ($11,000) He left in the early fourth in the game against Brooklyn but Davis passed a concussion test, prohibiting him from missing any Read More

How To Play Daily Fantasy Basketball?

Daily fantasy sports is the fad among fantasy enthusiasts nowadays and of course, that doesn't exempt daily fantasy basketball. The thing about daily fantasy basketball is its exciting, fast-paced, and high-scoring so there's no shortage of action. However, knowing that you're in the midst of thousands of very capable DFS players is frightening--even intimidating-- for beginners, not to mention the avalanche of leagues to choose from. Which is which? Have nothing to fear matey. Here we have outlined Read More