I got it rolling the last time I did my best value picks going six for seven in the names I dropped. The seventh, Victor Oladipo, rested so I think I should get a free pass for that. Here's a rundown of what happened Feb. 8th: First name dropped was Nikola Jokic, who was absolutely volcanic in the previous games leading to this one. He cooled off a little bit but was still stellar: 23-9-6 plus a steal and three blocks. The six turnovers did hurt a little bit but he was still good for over 48 FP Read More
The Studs The real explosive pickup here would be Nikola Jokic who is essentially averaging a triple-double over the last six games. However, the Joker has hit the $10,000 threshold over at DraftKings. At Yahoo, he was at $49, which is reasonable, but you may want to look at other options at DK. For instance, outside of the blowout win over Houston, DeAndre Ayton has average 23.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.2 blocks, and 0.6 steals over the previous five games. As mentioned, he Read More
The annual crazy exodus otherwise known as the NBA trade deadline has passed and it was one of the busiest in recent memory. At least 25 players changed uniforms and that includes a number of high calibers such as Andre Drummond, D'Angelo Russell, and Andrew Wiggins. Here are the fantasy winners and losers at the NBA trade deadline: Winners Christian Wood, PF/C, Detroit Pistons The ultra-talented big man just saw his value skyrocket when the Pistons decided to get rid of Andre Drummond and ship Read More
Here's a recap of my picks for Friday, Jan. 24th: Oh yeah, D'Angelo Russell. D'Lo kept it going with his 7th 40-plus FP night in nine games! My other pick in the STUDS department is John Collins, who was solid (28 points, six rebounds, one steal) but I should've went with DeMar DeRozan, who had 30-8-4 for the night. Zion Williamson (15 points, six rebounds, a steal, and a block) and Nemanja Bjelica (13 points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal, and a block) both did their part here and I can't Read More
It's time to go bargain-hunting again on a 12-game Wednesday.
Richaun Holmes, C, Phoenix Suns
Without DeAndre Ayton possible for the rest of the season, Holmes will get some significant playing time from here on out. He had a nice double-double in a win over Cleveland and played 24 minutes. If he can somehow control his penchant for fouling, we can see another big night from Holmes.
Another option in a Suns uniform would be Dragan Bender, who is actually playing more minutes than Holmes Read More
Julius Randle, PF, New Orleans Pelicans
With key players out (Jrue Holiday) and status uncertain (Anthony Davis and Elfrid Payton) coming into Thursday night, Randle will go and handle a heavy load against Sacramento. The Kings are not a good defensive rebounding team making them vulnerable to Randle's bully ball inside. If that happens, the former Kentucky Wildcat is looking at a big, big night.
De'Aaron Fox, PG, Sacramento Kings
Meanwhile, Sacramento will be looking at the Read More