Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards ($8,100)
With John Wall on the shelf for a couple of weeks, Bradley Beal will be the focus of the Wizards' offense. That would mean an uptick in almost every offensive category, especially assists in which he had seven in a loss to Portland. He will not be as efficient as he usually is, but since DFS hardly punishes inefficiency, Beal should be a must-start in all DFS leagues.
LaMarcus Aldridge, PF/C, San Antonio Spurs ($8,100)
LMA just finished Read More
The trademark of a poor fantasy owner is impatience. It just happens well too often-- his better players start out slow and starts to put them on the trading block. If you see someone like that in your league, you better watch out if one or more of these players are on his team and you may want to part some of your overachieving ones as well.
Here are some early season fantasy basketball buy low/ sell high targets:
1. Trevor Ariza, SG/SF, Houston Rockets (Buy Low)
Ariza has been playing the Read More
Steph Curry, PG, GSW ($8,700)
Given he’s more than $2K cheaper than James Harden, Steph Curry is a bargain here, as long as he isn’t suspended last minute for allegedly throwing his mouthpiece at an official on Saturday in Memphis. Curry is quietly averaging 29.0 ppg, while adding 5 assists and nearly 5 rebounds per game. I like a fired up Curry to go off, especially with a weak defensive opponent in the Mavericks. At this price, take Curry, and use the money saved to target better role Read More
Giannis Antetokounmpo, PG/SF, Milwaukee Bucks ($10,900)
The Greek Freak is on a mission, period. No explanation needed on this one. Pick him up and be ready to roll.
Ben Simmons, PG/SF, Philadelphia 76ers ($7,700)
Ben Simmons is doing his best Giannis impression right now and that's good news for fantasy owners. Simmons has just the right price to complement Antetokounmpo's high-end salary and has a high floor given his penchant to contribute across the board (except 3's). The Pistons Read More
NBA DFS Basketball Best Value Picks-- Dec. 28, 2016
DeMarcus Cousins, PF, Sacramento Kings ($11,400)
The price tag is heavy and so is the production. Boogie is averaging 52.5 fantasy points in the last six games and the last time he faced Portland, he had one blown-off mouthpiece, one angry interview, and 83.5 fantasy points. Go figure.
C.J. McCollum, PG/SG, Portland Trail Blazers $(7,600)
The Blazers are already without Damian Lillard so they need every ounce of CJ's production 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
OK, I know it's early in the season but we have to do this nonetheless. Some of the guys are playing so poorly we can't blame owners if they have gotten rid of them already. (Hello, Nikola Jokic!) Some, however, are just "beasting" from out of nowhere and some of them are probably available in your leagues you have got to drop someone for these surprise studs.
Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers
If there are any questions about how good Joel Embiid is, I reckon all of them are answered Read More