The NBA restart is finally upon us and while it was not pretty, I am just relieved basketball is back. The games were full of sloppy plays-- kind of what we expect after a four-month hiatus-- but both came down to the wire and the big-time players came to play.
"Sloppy" is not just a word I'd describe the first two games in the bubble. I would also use that to describe two of my five choices, or shall we say suggestions, in the last article. Those were Reggie Jackson and Ivica Zubac who both fizzled Read More
It was one of those strange nights in daily fantasy basketball. It really was strange when two of the best six performances of the night came from OG Anunoby and Shake Milton. Kristaps Porzingis' 5-block, 30-point, 13-rebound is up there with LeBron James' and Nikola Jokic' triple-doubles, and Bradley Beal's 34-2-8 and 5 steals in the vicinity.
Out of the six, Beal and Milton were on my list although I managed to somehow mess up another stud pick by suggesting Brandon Ingram over Zion Williamson. Read More
It's a rare occurrence for me to botch a stud suggestion but I did last time with Kawhi Leonard. The reasoning behind the selection is Leonard's previous performances and he may need to exert more against a better opponent. Turns out, the Clippers did not need much from Kawhi on this one by blowing out Denver, 130-103, with Leonard playing only 25 minutes.
That said, the Aaron Gordon suggestion was an absolute spot-on. AG had a triple double against the Wolves-- 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists-- Read More
Let's start this time with my worst suggested pick for on Feb. 21 and that's taking a flier on Kevin Porter, Jr. Nothing could be a worst day for picking KPJ as he played only under 13 minutes (ejected for two technicals) with almost nothing to show for it.
But you know what could hurt more than the KPJ pick? Donovan Mitchell. Spida finished with only 12 points, one rebound, and four assists. I personally think he is worst choice out of the three mid-salary guys that I suggested because, well, Read More
It's already 02-20-2020, which means, the NBA All-Star Weekend hangover should be over. Let's get back to business with my best value picks for a six-game Thursday night.
As you well know by now, there are differences when it comes to how the players at Yahoo and DraftKings are priced.
For instance, at Yahoo, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, are just at 37 and 36 bucks, respectively. Those are way too low for players who have a combined seven games of at least 50 FP in the past 20 outings. Read More
1.) Lonzo Ball, PG, Los Angeles Lakers
Verdict: Buy Low
Ball is barely clinging into a top-150 value because of poor percentages and mediocre point production. However, the things that he's really great at (assists and steals plus out-of-position stats like rebounds and occasional blocks) are among the rarest in fantasy basketball. In addition to that, scoring can easily be replaced and his shot attempts per game (7.8) and FT attempts per game (0.7) barely moves the needle. If an impatient Read More
Paul George, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder ($9,500)
PG13 has been nothing less than phenomenal, scoring at least 25 points in 11 of his past 13 and draining 52 threes during that span. The Thunder will have a favorable matchup against the Sacramento Kings so expect PG to pick up where he left off.
Spencer Dinwiddie, PG, Brooklyn Nets ($7,000)
Dinwiddie has arguably been the Nets best player of the season, consistently producing very solid numbers since he took over the starting PG reigns. Even with Read More
Kristaps Porzingis, PF/C, New York Knicks ($9,400)
The Unicorn is still technically questionable for Saturday's game against Sacramento, but the fact that he went through full practice on Friday and Jeff Hornacek expects him to be ready is an encouraging sign. Porzingod is an absolute fantasy beast this season, topping the 50-FP plateau in half of the 10 games he's played.
Jeff Teague, PG, Minnesota Timberwolves ($6,800)
Since Porzingis already had the bulk of the salary, you can 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
It's the night after Thanksgiving so everybody's well-rested and good to go.
NBA November 27, 2015-- Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Picks
Kevin Love has been very steady and dependable for the Cleveland Cavaliers that's why he is one of our Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Picks on Nov. 27.
Kevin Love, PF ($8,300)
Kevin Love has been a model of consistency for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the past 10 outing, he only had one sub-par outing and has topped at least 41.5 Fantasy Points Read More