Lots of surprises early on this season, making it more exciting to play NBA DFS. The Darius Garlands, the Mason Plumlees, and the Tyrese Haliburtons, continue to be on a roll, so who from among the ranks of the low salaries could step up and help you bag a win? Let's find out. 1.) Tyus Jones, PG, Grizzlies Yahoo: $10; DraftKings: $5,200; $5,800 Problems require solutions and for Memphis Grizzlies and injured star point guard Ja Morant, you have to replace him in that starting lineup with his backup. Read More
It was a night of hits and misses, but at least you and me, I should say, could see the misses coming from a mile away. What I'm talking about was the dismal performances of top rookies Isaac Okoro and Patrick Williams. Okoro did not score in the OT game vs Detroit and only came up with three rebounds and a steal. Even so, the fifth overall pick played 41 minutes in a close game! Talking about trust. On the other hand, Williams finished with nine points, two rebounds, an assist, and a block in 22 Read More
Jayson Tatum was an easy call to make as a stud in my last suggestions list and he did not disappoint. He had 34-4-8 plus two steals and a block, which nears 60 FP in all platforms. And Jusuf Nurkic? Well, make it two monster games in a row-- 30-9-5 plus two steals and a block. Nurk will approach top-tier status in no time so his days as a Middle Man in my book are numbered. Finally, my faith in Caris LeVert has been rewarded! I don't care if it came against the Wizards but I'm not complaining against 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
Here's a short recap for Dec. 31: Due to the blowout nature of the Denver-Houston game, Michael Porter, Jr., Chris Clemons, and Eric Gordon fizzled. Clemons is essentially a streaming option in case Russell Westbrook is not good to go so you can leave him in the conversation. Moreover, James Harden did suit up limiting more minutes at the backcourt. On the other hand, Rudy Gay, who has been playing well the past thee games was held to around 8 FP in 19 minutes in an overtime game against the Warriors. Read More
Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers
After missing almost a month, Embiid returned and hasn't missed a beat. He is averaging 25 points, 15.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals, and 2 blocks over a two-game span. Embiid will once again be leaned upon more with Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons possibly out.
DeMar DeRozan, SF, San Antonio Spurs
DeRozan has three games out of the last four with at least 48 FP and looks like in the midst of a strong run. It's not that he's scoring, which Read More
LeBron James, PF, Los Angeles Lakers
James has to get it going if he wants the Lakers to make the playoffs and while he has relatively played well since his return, he needs to up his play another level. That said, there's no better way than lighting up a mediocre team like the Hawks.
Klay Thompson, SG, Golden State Warriors
KT has been pretty effective lately, averaging 27 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.3 blocks over his past four. The two previous games Read More
Building Blocks For NBA DFS Wednesday-- Oct. 24, 2018
Kyle Kuzma, SF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers are playing with a third-ranked pace in the league (107.6 according to Basketball Reference) making them a fantasy gold mine. Of course, if you can afford LeBron James you can always go that route but after delivering a 37-point, 8-rebound gem against San Antonio on his first start of the season, Kuzma may break out again against the Suns. He looks like a natural fit with James and with Brandon Read More
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
With 4 weeks of the NBA season in the books, we’ve had enough of a sample size to take stock of the rookies so far this year. Ranking rookies is always tough since some are thrust into starting roles, while others are able to ease into things off the bench. Some are on contenders, surrounded by stars, and others are not. Here’s a reminder of the top 5 picks from this year’s draft:
76ers: Markelle Fultz (G) - Washington
Lakers: Lonzo Ball (G) - UCLA
Celtics: Jayson Tatum (F) - Read More