All posts by Ivan Yau

Ivan is a basketball fanatic and has been playing fantasy sports since 2002. Ivan is also a part-time poker player, writer, and iGaming consultant. Check out www.oddsandpots.com or follow on Twitter @crazyivan24.

Best Fantasy Basketball Scoring System

If you're new to fantasy basketball this is a question you might ask: What is the best fantasy basketball scoring system? That sounds like a valid question and ODD at the same time. Why? Because ultimately, it all boils down to personal preference. What may seem to be the best fantasy basketball scoring system to me may not be the case for you. Personally, I hold roto leagues close to my heart. That's because I have experienced a lot of success with it. Back when I was still learning the ropes of Read More

Daily Fantasy NBA Picks for FanDuel – April 9, 2018

In this article, I will recommend players that you may want to target and build around your NBA lineup tonight (Cash & GPP).  These players shall exceed value because of increase playing time and increase usage rate.
Daily Fantasy NBA Picks for FanDuel – April 9, 2018 
Nikola Mirotic, PF, NO Pelicans (FanDuel: $6,900)
Jrue Holiday, SG, NO Pelicans (FanDuel: $8,900)
Anthony Davis, PF, NO Pelicans (FanDuel: $13,200)
New Orleans Pelicans are in a must win vs LA Clippers, who are out of Read More

NBA DFS Players to Target – 3/9/18

Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, MIL ($11,800)

Giannis has been a beast so far in March, eclipsing 50 FP in 3 of his last 4 games. He gets the Knicks tonight who are in full tank mode and Giannis should have open lanes to the hoop all night. Be sure to target tanking teams like the Suns, Bulls, Knicks and Kings for the rest of the season.

Isaiah Thomas, PG, LAL ($6,700)

Thomas’ demotion to the second unit has driven his DFS price down. He had 13 points and 9 assists on Wednesday, and more Read More

NBA DFS Players to Target, Feb 23, 2018

Kyrie Irving, PG, BOS ($7,900)
Irving will want to hit the ground running to begin the second half for the Celtics. They get Detroit tonight at 7:00pm, and the Pistons no longer have Avery Bradley to help pester him. Also, the presence of Drummond and Griffin down low could mean more outside shots for Irving and company.
Nikola Jokic, C, DEN ($9,700)
As usual, the center pool doesn’t have much to choose from, but there’s a case to be made you should reach for Jokic despite his high salary. Read More

NBA DFS Players to Target-Feb 14th, 2018

Andre Drummond, C, DET ($10,600)
How in the world is Drummond not an all-star? He continues to be the best rebounder in basketball, grabbing 15.7 a game and 21 in Monday’s loss to the Pelicans. If he can grab that many boards against Anthony Davis, how many can he get tonight against the Hawks? He and Davis are far and away better than any other centers available tonight.
Kyle Lowry, PG, TOR ($7,600)
Lowry recorded 22 points (8-17 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight assists, four rebounds and two steals Read More

NBA DFS Players to Target, Feb 13, 2018

Paul George, SF, OKC ($10,000)
George has been on fire the past couple of games while filling in for injured Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony. He’s averaging 55.6 FPPG over his last 3 games, which is 16 points above his season average. Cleveland’s “new look” team is a lot faster, but they still let up a ton of points to Boston. Westbrook is a GTD, and George’s price is much more affordable.

De’Aaron Fox, PG, SAC ($6,000)
Fox is having a great rookie season that no one is Read More

Players to Target, NBA DFS – Feb. 9th 2018

Anthony Davis, C, NOP ($11,700)
Davis should be well-rested after the last Pelicans’ game was postponed due to a leak in the roof. He gets the 76ers tonight and as usual, Joel Embiid is a GTD. If Embiid can’t go, it should make it an easy night for Davis who is averaging 51.2 FPPG. He’s clearly benefited from Demarcus Cousins’ absence so far.
Ricky Rubio, PG, UTA ($8,000)
Rubio is quietly having an incredible season. Does anyone realize he’s getting 27.5 FPPG, including 29 points (8-16 Read More

Deadline Trades and Which Players Benefit

Isaiah Thomas, PG, LAL
I think the trade will benefit Isaiah Thomas because he won’t be under LeBron‘s shadow or in all that drama that he experienced in Cleveland. Isaiah Thomas did not like the way the team played defense and apparently was unhappy with in game adjustments by Tyronn Lue and the lack of practice time he needed to get back from his injury. I think a fresh start with the Lakers, and an opportunity to be one of the veteran stars will really help his fantasy value. I don’t Read More

Top DFS NBA Picks for 2-8-18. Locks and Value Picks

Both James Harden and LeBron James are in action today, highlighting 8 total games on the schedule. Both are must haves in your daily lineup. So, of course, you will need to carefully choose some value picks to counteract the big salary blow these two stars will cost you. Here are my top 3 picks (other than James Harden and LeBron James) for tonight’s matchups. The prices and fantasy points referred to are DraftKings and FanDuel numbers.

Josh Jackson vs. Lakers
Josh Jackson will run you $5900 Read More

NBA DFS Players to Target and Avoid – January 26, 2018

Avoid:
Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF, MIL ($11,600)
He’s returning from a knee injury tonight, but I wouldn’t put him in your lineups right away. I like to give guys returning from injury a game or two to show me they’re healed, especially when their price is $11,600. Take DeMarcus Cousins, LeBron James, or one of the other high-ticket guys instead.
Isaiah Thomas, PG, CLE ($6,200)
I would avoid all Cleveland players not named LeBron until after the All-Star break. Thomas is tempting given all Read More