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
I got it rolling the last time I did my best value picks going six for seven in the names I dropped. The seventh, Victor Oladipo, rested so I think I should get a free pass for that. Here's a rundown of what happened Feb. 8th:
First name dropped was Nikola Jokic, who was absolutely volcanic in the previous games leading to this one. He cooled off a little bit but was still stellar: 23-9-6 plus a steal and three blocks. The six turnovers did hurt a little bit but he was still good for over 48 FP Read More
It's a sad day for the NBA right now with the passing of the legendary Kobe Bryant. As someone who has followed the guy's career-- the peaks, the valleys, and everything in between-- there are no words to describe what happened. It's just tragic.
Anyway, as Kawhi Leonard puts it, he would have wanted everyone to still ball and be great at it, so let's go right on and play.
Jan. 25 recap:
I was definitely, definitely wrong about Ben Simmons in the Sixers matchup with the Lakers. I failed to recognize Read More
Nikola Vucevic 41 FPTs 27P/6R/1A/2S
Joe Ingles 24.75 FPTs 10P/5A/5R/1B
Kendrick Nunn 21 FPTs 14P/3A/2R
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Vucevic had a good game in a surprise loss to the Hawks. He scored 27 points but he failed to reach his average rebound mark, he only had 6 boards. I am happy with Nikola’s production, 41 fantasy points is right on his average.
Ingles reached his fantasy average Monday night, but he had a bad game. I was worried this game was going Read More
I didn’t particularly like this weekends slate of games. Saturday had a huge 13 gamer and yesterday was an injury riddled 4 game slate. I am looking forward to this 6 game, there haven’t been many lately. Here are 3 players to build your DraftKings lineup around.
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Nikola Vucevic - $7,900
Nikola has been playing well since coming back from injury. His first 3 games he missed his fantasy average but he was very close, he has surpassed it in the last 3 of the last 4 games, Read More
We are almost halfway through the season (some teams have already played 39 games) so allow me to rank the 5 best centers for fantasy basketball right now. Looking at how the chips fall, only one player in this list can be considered a pleasant surprise but find out why I don't think he will be able to sustain his pace.
1.) Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
Davis is the measuring stick of the modern big man-- can score, rebound, pass, and can stretch the floor a little bit. He may be the consensus No. Read More
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
1. Julius Randle, PF, Los Angeles Lakers ($5,500)
JR is No. 1 on this list for a reason. He will probably start Wednesday against the Houston Rockets with Brook Lopez nursing an ankle injury and that alone should net his fantasy points in the high 30's. The Kentucky product is averaging 13.3 points, 6.3 rebounds. 2.5 assists, and 1.3 blocks in the past four games while only playing 26 minutes a night.
2. Mario Hezonja, SF, Orlando Magic ($4,800)
At long last, we had a Mario sighting in Read More
1. Nicolas Batum, SG/SF, Charlotte Hornets
People forget Batum has long been a fantasy stud and he is beginning to show that after missing the early part of the season. Though he doesn't give you excellent percentages, Batum can pass the hell out of the ball, averaging almost six dimes over the last 5 games. He has also averaged almost 12 points and almost six rebounds during that span. The Hornets, are playing on a tail end of a back-to-back, so there's a chance fatigue will set in. Nevertheless, Read More
Here's 5 of the most interesting NBA stats today:
1. Draymond Green
With Stephen Curry sidelined and his team coming off a blowout loss in Dallas, Draymond Green responded with a triple-double: 10 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 16 assists! He now has FIVE triple-doubles for the season, the most in all of NBA.
2. Boban Marjanovic
Makes Spurs history in his rookie year.
Boban Marjanovic is the first player in Spurs franchise history to record at least 12 rebounds in 15 minutes or less.
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