The second day of the NBA bubble in Orlando is once again a fantasy minefield, but there's catch: you should know where to look. There's no reason why the third day isn't any better. But hey, I'll let you know how I did Friday, starting with my five suggestions. After that, I'll go right om who I think are the best NBA DFS value picks for August 1, 2020. From what I have suggested, I was right in all of them maybe except Caris LeVert. I said I would be disappointed if LeVert doesn't give me Read More
Friday has 10 games for us which means bargains are aplenty. But before we splurge, let's review for a moment what happened with my last bargain suggestions: Omari Spellman was OK but not great: 11 points, five rebounds, an assist, and a block in 17 minutes. Three to five more minutes of playing time and the guy could easily have 25, which is a borderline great number for his salary. Enes Kanter literally fizzled and has not gotten over 23 FP in the last three games, Jan. 8th was his worst outing 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.) Kris Dunn, PG, Chicago Bulls Yahoo: $12; DraftKings: $5,100 The other "KD" has solidified himself as a permanent starter under Jim Boylen with three-game averages of 11.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 2.3 steals. That's not eye-popping but considering he is only worth $12 on Yahoo, he is worth the risk in my opinion. (At DK, not so much.) Said risk is that they were playing the Raptors, who just came off a loss against the Sixers so they may be facing a better and more motivated team Read More
1.) D'Angelo Russell Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports Russell just became the first option of a young Nets team to probably an off-the-ball scorer in Golden State with Steph Curry the focal point of the offense. The first-time All-Star excels when he has the ball making decisions on pick-and-rolls, something he may not be able to do with Curry around. (According to NBA.com/stats, the percentage of unassisted field goals by Russell last season is at 71.2%, which means he is more of a shot-creator Read More
Ben Simmons, PG, Philadelphia 76ers ($8,800)
The Houston-OKC tiff is intriguing with a lot of big names but if you want to spread out the wealth with the same ceiling for a huge outing, try Ben Simmons. The Aussie has just torched their would-be opponent Charlotte four days ago with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and a block. It would be nice to add more scoring and defensive stats but that should still be one heck of a stat line.
Jrue Holiday, SG, New Orleans Pelicans ($8,500)
Holiday has Read More
Kristaps Porzingis, PF, NYK ($9,700)
Porzingod was hobbled by an ankle injury in early December, but he’s gotten back on track with 29, 31.8 and 55.6 FP in his last three games. Porzingis scored 30 points (10-23 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 9-10 FT), grabbed eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in 38 minutes on Sunday. Although it was the Hawks, Kristaps’ numbers are impressive and tonight he gets a favorable matchup with the Lakers at home. I’d rather have him at his price than Karl-Anthony Read More
The NBA is a big, bad, cruel world. Ir simply doesn't care whether you're a top dog in high school, in college, wherever. And it certainly doesn't give a damn whether you can pull off a 1,080-degree dunk (although that will look good on SportsCenter). What ultimately matters is how you fit into a system and if you don't, then it's the other way around: Transforming your game to be more successful.
Here are 6 recent NBA players who have been there and done that.
1. J.J. Redick
Redick was so Read More
1. Isaiah Thomas best point guard in the East and best contract of all NBA?
One Redditor noted Isaiah Thomas' production relative to his contract. The Boston Celtics point guard is tops in all Eastern Conference in points per game, second in assists, but makes only half as much as Kyle Lowry and a third as much as John Wall.
Something tells me a MAX CONTRACT is in the works once this ridiculous contract is over.
2. James Harden gets to the line almost at will.
The Beard has shot 2,693 FT attempts Read More
Daily Fantasy Lineup Advice March 25
Thirteen games on a Thursday evening means it's time to party. Here are some guys worth a look on March 25.
DeMarcus Cousins, C ($9,700)
Call him DMC, call him Boogie, this kid is scary good. Cousins bullied Philadelphia to post 33 and 17 with three assists, four steals, and four blocks-- good for 7 and a half Fantasy Points. That's about as high as anyone can get without having a triple double!
The Kings visit the Suns next and while they may Read More