It's hard to determine who the MVP of 2020 Fantasy Basketball but there are at least SIX who are in the conversation, in my opinion. These are James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic, James Harden, and Luka Doncic. Doncic missing games is an issue but still, he is a force to be reckoned with 52.61 fantasy points per game, according to NBA's official fantasy scoring system.
But we will get to Luka at another time. This article is about LeBron James, AKA The Washed King, AKA Read More
The Corona Virus disease (Covid-19) pandemic delivered brutal blows to the sports world but on the other hand, it gave athletes a chance to show their human side and help the less fortunate ones.
Here are a list of professional athletes who pledged money for the people affected by the virus and the ongoing battle to eradicate it:
1.) Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans
The Duke product was the very first NBA player to pledge money in order to cover the salaries of the workers of the Smoothie Read More
Saturday's picks were kind of on point except for the horrible Ricky Rubio suggestion. I mean who would have thought he can only muster 6-3-8 with 5 TOs against a Golden State team with no point guard. Rubio came in with 45 assists and 16 steals in the last four games so who can blame me for giving him a vote of confidence?
That said, Jayson Tatum (32-13-5 plus two steals and two blocks), Robert Covington (16 rebounds and 3 blocks) , and Jaylen Brown (22-5-3 plus a steal and a block) were phenomenal, Read More
I hope you logged early to check out the injury news before the Nets-Sixers game and made the necessary adjustment. Well, without Ben Simmons, that pretty much made Joel Embiid a must-roster and he did not disappoint. Here's a recap of my picks for Feb. 20.
Joel, Joel, Joel. Embiid took advantage of Simmons absence and brutalized Brooklyn. JoJo finished with 39 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks.
Same thing with Bam Adebayo. History repeated itself with Bam torching the Read More
I got back on track on Feb. 3 with really solid picks from top to bottom.
I suggested Deandre Ayton or Nikola Vucevic and while both came through, Ayton basically feasted in the paint with 25-17-5 with two blocks. Vucevic had 22-7-5 but he had to "contend" with Aaron Gordon's double-double, which explains why he didn't have to do more. On the other hand, the Suns saw Devin Booker score only 11 so Ayton had to pick up the slack, leading to a better fantasy performance.
As predicted, Jayson Read More
I was out of town for a few days so I wasn't able to publish my DFS picks but I'm back and ready to go.
Jan. 20 recap:
My dream team of Ja Morant and Rudy Gobert delivered, but not to the point I was expecting. I thought Ja will excel against Pelicans's high-octane offense but nah. He finished with 16 points, three rebounds, nine assists, and a steal but nothing special. Gobert had 20 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, and a block, his fourth 20-point double-double in four of the past five up Read More
Patience is a virtue and that's a fact even in fantasy basketball. There's a reason somebody came up with the adage "good things come to those who wait" because, well, good things come to those who wait.
In fantasy basketball, the hardest thing to figure is when to cut bait and when to be patient when your players are under-performing. Or if someone who was predicted to be a breakout candidate couldn't get 20 minutes of playing time.
This is a dated reference but remember how Pascal Siakam started 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
1.) Russell Westbrook is still top-10 in fantasy basketball.
This year's fantasy draft has Brodie as an early Round 2 pick but even with James Harden around, the Rockets offense is designed to accomodate another high-usage player. And it's not like Westbrook has not played with Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, and Paul George before.
Last season was a down year for Westbrook and he still finished in the top 15. Odds are he will not be averaging a triple-double for the fourth straight year but he Read More
Rookies are not generally expected to make an impact right off the bat, but there are some that may need to break the mold and contribute right away. Here are 5 rookies who may just do that and are names to watch in the upcoming fantasy basketball drafts.
1.) Zion Williamson, SF/PF, New Orleans Pelicans
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OK, so let's get the most obvious one out of the way. Nobody drafts the best prospect since Anthony Davis and make him sit on the bench, right?
Williamson is as ready Read More