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
It's been days since I last had my last value picks so there's no point on recapping what transpired five days ago. What I would like to start with are my thoughts on Joel Embiid and the Sixers, with their All-Star center apparently injuring his right shoulder.
Nobody wants this to happen but when it does, fantasy owners need to capitalize. With Ben Simmons still nursing a bad back, more responsibilities fall on the shoulder of Al Horford and Tobias Harris. Horford and Harris will be Read More
Thurday's picks were a rousing success so I've got to roll at least one more time:
The Jazz lost to New Orleans, no thanks to Brandon Ingram's career-high 49 points, but Rudy Gobert is still on that unbelievable streak. That's now five straight double-doubles for the Stifle Tower (17 points, 14 rebounds) but the four assists and three blocks made all the difference. As predicted, Kemba Walker was a little more aggressive than he was the past few games and racked up 40 points and 11 rebounds plus Read More
I wasnt' able to do a recap for Jan. 4 because of time constraints but MPJ, Jordan McRae, and Marcus Smart all disappointed for various reasons.
Ish Smith went nuclear in the Wizards win (with Troy Brown giving quality minutes off the bench) so McRae did not really have the chance to replicate on his career game.
Smart still played a lot of minutes but the return of Jaylen Brown kind of capped his ceiling. That doesn't mean, however, that I will completely ignore him in the upcoming game against Read More
1.) Dario Saric, PF, Phoenix Suns
Saric is a little up-and-down for the Suns but they will draw the Croatian's former team, the Sixers, at home.
I don't know if there's any scientific study out there but these NBA players do hold grudges against their former teams. I won't be surprised if Saric will be a little more motiviated for tomorrow's tiff.
2.) Any of the Sixer trio
Joel Embiid is serving the second of a two-game suspension which means Tobias Harris, Al Horford, and Ben Simmons all have Read More
Kevin Durant, SF, Golden State Warriors
KD has been really special in this series averaging 36 points, along with 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists. Game 5 is now at home and with the Rockets really playing well, look for KD to be even better the rest of the way.
Draymond Green, PF, Golden State Warriors
If you can accommodate Steph Curry, then go for it, but if you want the more consistent performer, Dray is the guy. Game 4 is even an off game for him where he only Read More
Draymond Green, PF/C, Golden State Warriors
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This guy should be in every DFS roster and if you're not having him, there is something wrong with you. Hell, he can even be considered a bargain with his price.
Green is averaging 16 points, 10.7 rebounds, 8.7 assists, a steal and a block in this series and there is no signs of him slowing down. I see him pretty much having a triple-double from hereon out.
Kyrie Irving, PG, Boston Celtics
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Well, my Round 1 predictions are pretty much spot on except for the Thunder-Blazers series where everyone, including me, picked OKC to win. My reason was that Jusuf Nurkic is too big a piece to lose in the playoffs and Enes Kanter is light years away defensively compared to Nurk. However, I did not know Damian Lillard can do this. Or this.
In Portland's case, I have never been happier to be proven wrong. OK, so let's move to the next round and let's see what's going on. Here are my NBA Playoffs Read More
Al Horford, C, Boston Celtics
Horford's numbers are never eye-popping but more so this season. He hasn't had double-digit rebounds since October 20 and his season-high in points is only 19. So why would you pick him up to start for your DFS roster? Because his best fantasy game came against the Raptors on October 19th, where he amassed 14 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. A matchup against the best of the East may ignite some fire for the veteran. Plus, his modest salary certainly doesn't Read More
Only 2 games to pick from tonight, but 3 of the 4 teams are loaded with fantasy talent. I took Joel Embiid in my DFS draft last night and he scored 90+ points. Let’s see if we can pick out some similar gems for tonight’s matchups.
Tier 1: Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving
My Choice: Kyrie Irving, PG, BOS
Boston’s defense is legit; they have the 2nd best defensive rating relative to league average since 1976. Jump shooters are just 16 for 51 from behind the three-point line against Read More