NBA basketball is upon us which means, FANTASY BASKETBALL is here! I'm sure you already had your season-long leagues down but what adds to the excitement is daily fantasy basketball.
So who gets the nod on the first day at the office? Here are some DFS basketball opening day must-starts that you should look at:
Paul George, SF, OKC Thunder
Russell Westbrook will not be playing so it will be the PG13 show for the Thunder on Opening Day. George hasn't had a bad statistical game in the preseason Read More
Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers ($8,300)
Dame has been off with his shot lately and is facing a stout defensive team in Memphis. That doesn't mean you shouldn't consider him. Perennial All-Stars like Lillard go off at the slightest hints and his salary is the lowest since the start of November. Plus, the Grizzlies won't be playing Mike Conley because of an Achilles issue so Lillard has one less problem there.
Jimmy Butler, SG, Minnesota Timberwolves ($7,500)
Butler has Read More
The point guard position is one of the deepest in fantasy basketball but even a gold mine runs out of resources, too. Here are some of the more underrated point guard options to shore your fantasy lineup.
On the Rise
D'Angelo Russell, Los Angeles Lakers
All signs point to Russell having a breakout season, from Luke Walton's comments, to his Summer League performances and otherworldly offseason workouts. Believe it or not, Russell's numbers last season were pretty good too, especially the ones Read More
The Atlanta Hawks isn't quite rebuilding (re-tooling may be a better word) but they look different from last year. Two of its five starters are gone though they retained most of their bench from last season.
Speaking of gone, fan favorite Al Horford is no longer here. Hometown boy Dwight Howard takes his place while the keys to the team's future was handed over to Dennis Schroder as they traded Jeff Teague to Indiana. It remains to be seen how the pieces fit for Mike Budenholzer but since Paul Millsap, Read More
Fantasy basketball is equal parts exact numerical science and equal parts alchemy. Steph Curry, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and a dozen or so options in the first round, they are the very definition of exact science. This one we're about to delve into, this is alchemy.
I can be wrong, you can be wrong, but most the most important and interesting part of it all, there's nothing more fun than tinkering on the unknown. Here are the 5 potential fantasy breakout performers for the 2016-17 season:
1. Read More
In season-long fantasy leagues, having a balanced team without distinguishable weaknesses is a must. However, we couldn't always get what we want and chances are, there is that one category that we couldn't get a hold on.
If improving said category becomes imperative, here are THIRTEEN of the best fantasy specialists still available in the waiver wire.
Rodney Hood, SG/SF, Utah Jazz (Availability: 33% Yahoo, 40% ESPN)
When Alec Burks and his 14.3 PPG average went down, that much production Read More
January 23, 2015-- NBA DFS Basketball Best Value Picks:
Paul George, SF ($9,000)
The annual Paul George slump has officially passed although his three-point shooting says otherwise. However, that could change in Saturday's match-up with Sacramento. The Kings allows a league-high 10.3 three-pointers a game according to NBA.com stats, which could suit George very well since he attempts 7.6 a game.
Tyreke Evans, SG ($7,700)
Evans has recently encountered a rough patch because of a Read More
Last season was a historic one for the Atlanta Hawks that practically nobody in the NBA circles right now believes they can do it one more time. A franchise-best record 60-22 was set, they were the first team to go undefeated for a whole calendar month (17-0 in January 2015), and could have shoot down for the best overall record in the NBA if not for Mike Budenholzer being under the Popovich influence.
Having said that, like San Antonio, the Hawks has a really solid core worthy of Read More