Last time I was able to publish my picks was for Jan. 17 with mixed results (mostly great).
Ja Morant and DeMar Derozan were really superb statistically with the latter racking up 25-9-9 plus two steals. Morant held his own in the win, finishing with 16 points, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and a block.
If you have gone for Jaren Jackson, Jr., this where the mixed results thing starts. While Kevin Huerter (18 points, two rebounds, an assists, a steal, and two blocks) and Al Horford Read More
Rudy Gobert 43.75 FPTs 20P/1A/13R/3B
Joe Ingles 33.75 FPTs 14P/5A/7R/2S
Lou Williams 15.25 FPTs 6P/3A/1R/2S NBA.com I loved this Gobert pick going into the game, then Atlanta put Bruno Fernando in for Jones and I got my hopes up even more. I was swearing at the tv from opening tip until halftime, Gobert was absolutely TERRIBLE. He couldn’t have tried to play worse, he had 5 points, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks and 3 turnovers at the half. He ended up with Read More
Kemba Walker 45.25 32P/3A/5R/1B
Danilo Gallinari 29.75 FPTs 20P/3A/3R
Jarrett Culver DNP Bleacher Report Kemba had a hot first quarter with 16 points but was ice cold in the second quarter not scoring a single basket. Walker’s offensive struggles continued with a 3 point 3rd quarter but then he erupted for 13 points in the final 6 minutes. 45.25 is good for Kemba’s 3rd straight game above his fantasy average, but he could have Read More
1.) Rudy Gobert, C, Utah Jazz (Buy Low) Currently ranked 126th in Yahoo and 66th in the Player Rater, Rudy Gobert is not the top-20 player we projected him to be in a VERY SMALL SAMPLE SIZE.
The rebounds are there (12.0) but since he is dependent on one category (blocks) that is basically non-existent for his standards (1.1), the Stifle Tower is relegated to that very low fantasy ranking. Couple that with an unusually high turnover rate (2.9 per game) and that's a recipe for disaster.
Which means Read More
I'll be the very first one to admit that there is no such thing as a perfect draft unless you're competing with six year olds. But relatively speaking, you can pretty much nail a fantasy basketball draft if you come prepared. and has a clear goal in mind.
The league scoring also matters and for this article, let's hypothetically consider how to complete the (near) perfect standard points league draft.
In a points league, the general rule is go for high-efficiency bigs (high FG% ) over high-volume, Read More
If you could redo the draft all over again, would you have picked the same players or are you ready to move on? Well, just to put it out there, there is no such thing as a perfect draft but I am still doing well in my leagues so the answer would be kind of in the middle.
That said, there are certain players who are can't miss, which means if they somehow fall in your lap, you better not take five seconds before you pull the damn trigger. What we are going to do is go through six rounds of drafting Read More
Building a DFS roster in the NBA Playoffs proves to be trickier than most nights but we welcome the challenge. Here are 3 players that should not be missing on any lineups for the two-game slate this Friday:
Draymond Green, PF/C, Golden State Warriors
Call DG what you want, but you can make a case for him as the Warriors' MVP so far in the playoffs. The 2017 DPOY is averaging a triple-double in the WCSF series (18 points, 12.0 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 2.0 steals, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers) and Read More
Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, MIL ($10,800)
You don’t need me to tell you that Giannis is having a breakout season, and that he’s an incredible pick for DFS. His cost ($10,800) is the highest of the night, but I think he’s worth it and here’s why:
He’s hot right now, coming off 29 points (13-27 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 4 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 3 assists on Friday. He’s had a lot of rest over the long weekend and he’ll be ready to go.
He’s playing the Cavs tonight. As I mentioned Read More
5 Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day-- April 5, 2017
1. "Lucky" 13?
Shaun Livingston made only 12 three-pointers in his career and his 13th make couldn't be any luckier.
2. Speaking of three's, Pau Gasol is getting pretty good at it.
If the season ended today, Pau Gasol would have the best three-point percentage of any player in a single season in NBA history (min 50 3FG)
— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) April 6, 2017
Not the case with Andre Read More
5 Awesome NBA Stats Of The Day-- Dec. 19, 2016
1. John Wall/Bradley Beal bad blood over?
Sure looks like it on the court. The Washington Wizards backcourt appears in the top 10 in the NBA's per-game scoring leaders, the only teammates to have done so this season. Beal, for one, is averaging 26.5 points and 3.9 assists over the past 15 games.
2. Al Horford is in the middle of a historic season.
Only two players had an assist rate of over 20% and block rate of over 5% over an entire season: Read More