Owning Nikola Jokic in fantasy basketball is not for the faint of heart nor for the impatient. Joker is known in fantasy circles to be an ultra-slow starter, probably rounding up into form around December.
While he only averages around 45 fantasy points per game (that's 15th in the entire league), he has not missed a game yet all season. That's the reason why he has a total of 2,815 fantasy points, which would have ranked third behind James Harden and Trae Young.
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It was a nice 11-game Sunday and as a basketball fan, that's all you can ask for.
I did offer my thoughts on the early schedule, and I was pretty much on point except with Kawhi Leonard. Leonard had 27 points but only two rebounds and an assist. That's not going to cut it if he is your number one guy. If you had Jrue Holiday, then that's the game-changer as he finished with 37-9-8 plus a steal and a block.
Now to the rest of the games, again everyone was pretty solid except if you followed through Read More
The Studs The real explosive pickup here would be Nikola Jokic who is essentially averaging a triple-double over the last six games. However, the Joker has hit the $10,000 threshold over at DraftKings. At Yahoo, he was at $49, which is reasonable, but you may want to look at other options at DK.
For instance, outside of the blowout win over Houston, DeAndre Ayton has average 23.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.2 blocks, and 0.6 steals over the previous five games. As mentioned, he Read More
LaMarcus Aldridge 23.50 FPTs 12P/2A/4R/1S/1B
Dario Saric 18.25 FPTs 10P/5R/1S
Bruce Brown Jr 15.75 4P/4A/3R/2S Complex Aldridge had a good first half, but like the rest of his team, fell off a cliff in the second half. LaMarcus only scored 2 points and grabbed one rebound in the 3rd quarter and was benched in a blowout in the 4th. With the way he was playing in the first I thought I would get around 40 fantasy points Read More
A couple of exciting Game 7's in the Conference Semifinals just ended and I think I'd get over that Kawhi Leonard shot to win the series. Here are some stats to delve on to celebrate an exhilarating day of basketball. 1.) Kawhi does it... again... AP Photo | Chris Szagola The Klaw hit the game and series winner but he was brilliant ALL SERIES LONG. He averaged 34.7 points over seven games and capped the series with 41-8-3 and three steals. 2.) The Surge of Serge Dan Hamilton, Read More
The Studs Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets & Kawhi Leonard, SF, Toronto Raptors Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Let's save some space here and pick Kawhi Leonard and Nikola Jokic as centerpieces of your DFS team. The Joker dropped over 60 fantasy points in the last three games and the way he is playing I won't be surprised that he'll do it for a fourth straight. On the other hand, Kawhi has registered over 50 fantasy points in four of the last six. In some fantasy basketball sites Read More
1.) Sixers knocking down their free throws. Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports Philly stole one in Toronto in Game 2, 94-89, the first time the team won up north since 2012. One way they did it is by making their free throws, making 24 out of 26 from there. 2.) Raptors still played D. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Even with the loss, it was the fifth consecutive time that the Raptors held their opponents under 100 points and 42% shooting. Only 11 other teams have done that in the Read More
Playing DFS basketball in the playoffs can both be exciting and anxiety-causing, mainly because there are not much options in the board but still you can pretty much predict who will produce and who won't. If the main guys are feeling 60% out of their usual best, chances are, they will play and PLAY a lot of minutes. In a two-game slate, the second round series between the Sixers and the Raptors plus Denver-Portland will be up on the West Coast, so let's see what's up. The Studs Nikola Jokic, Read More
Nikola Jokic and the Best Value Picks for NBA DFS Monday-- Mar. 4, 2019
Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets
The best matchups to choose are those between playoff-bound teams in the West, exactly what Nuggets v Spurs brings. Jokic would be the best big man in this outing, no disrespect to LaMarcus Aldridge, and is a consistent triple-double threat. He played only 22 foul-plagued minutes and still contributed 20-9-7 with 2 steals and 2 blocks in his last outing. If he gets the foul problem Read More
Constructing a lineup in daily fantasy basketball is half knowledge and half gut feel. Once you had the knowledge part down to pat, you may want to resort to your intuition especially when you had to choose between players that make the most sense. That is especially true when we have a pretty hectic 8-game slate. So without much ado, here is our best fantasy basketball lineup for today:
Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets
You can't go wrong with them studs (KAT and Luka are all playing) Read More