My prediction about who to pick and avoid for the studs went south as Kevin Durant gave way to a vintage Kyrie Irving performance. Steph Curry proved me wrong with 38 markers along with 11 boards and 8 dimes. For the mid-tier salaries, Enes Kanter delivered with another double-double performance while Evan Fournier (my AVOID pick) was pretty decent. On my bargains picks, it was Xavier Tillman and DeAnthony Melton who provided the decent numbers. But then again, RoCo had 19 points and 9 rebounds Read More
It was a nice 11-game Sunday and as a basketball fan, that's all you can ask for. I did offer my thoughts on the early schedule, and I was pretty much on point except with Kawhi Leonard. Leonard had 27 points but only two rebounds and an assist. That's not going to cut it if he is your number one guy. If you had Jrue Holiday, then that's the game-changer as he finished with 37-9-8 plus a steal and a block. Now to the rest of the games, again everyone was pretty solid except if you followed through Read More
Based on the headline alone, you can readily see that I'm somewhat biased when it comes to the events I'm going to watch in the NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago this year. I think the Dunk Contest and the Three-Point shootout is when I see a semblance of competition, so I'm not going to miss that for anything. Unless the NBA decides to include a King of the Court competition (or something of that sort) for the Saturday festivities, them slam dunks and three-pointers are going to be the center of Read More
Thursday Recap DeMar DeRozan 35.50 FPTs 21P/4A/4R/2S Jayson Tatum 27.75 FPTs 15P/4A/3R/1B Tim Hardaway Jr. 7.25 FPTs 2P/5R My lineup had the death touch. It wasn’t just my “locks, it was every player except Doncic and Kanter. I had Bryn Forbes, I’m still not 100% certain he was in the arena. Maxi Kleber looked lost on on offense and he was getting bullied on defense. I got another terrible night from Ben Simmons too, he finished with 7 points 6 assists and 8 rebounds. Bleacher Read More
It seems like Rajon Rondo is still going to help a lot of fantasy teams in assists. With dimes being the hardest category to recover from (only a total of 36 players are averaging at least FIVE assists per game this season), Rondo's 41.2% career AST rate will come in handy. In his first game for the Lakers this season, Rondo delivered SEVEN assists plus six rebounds in only 14 minutes of play. Trae Young just became the youngest player in NBA history to record three consecutive games of at least Read More
1.) Luka Doncic, PG, Dallas Mavericks (Yahoo ADP: 19.6) Doncic is a risk taking at that spot perhaps at least a round too early. Last season, Luka clocked at 71 in the rankings by FantasyPros, and that is despite his otherworldly rookie campaign (21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.3 3PM). The downfall of Doncic was in his efficiency (under 43% FG, over 71% from the line and 3.4 turnovers per game) and based on preseason returns, that's not going to change anytime soon. Moreover, Read More
It's the last game of the NBA regular season and it's a little tricky picking up players for your DFS squad because teams are resting key players left and right. However, we still have lots of options especially the super rookies.
Trae Young, PG, Atlanta Hawks
Young is not on the injury report against the Pacers and there is a big chance he'll suit up for the final game of the season. Ice Trae has made the Rookie of the Year race a bit more interesting down the stretch, averaging Read More
1.) Trae Young-- The 30-foot Assassin
Shooting threes are all the rage these days but there are some who takes it to another level. One of these is Trae Young, who leads the league in field goals made from at least 30 feet out. The percentages? 24 out of 67 for 35.8%. Nobody else has more than 20.
2.) Rookie Signature Shoes
There have only been NINE rookies with signature shoes so far and that list includes Hakeem Olujawon, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse, Read More
Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, Milwaukee Bucks
First off, you need someone that you can never go wrong with. You have lots of options including reigning MVP James Harden and Anthony Davis. Giannis, though, should be taking this season a little bit personally.
(As some sort of comparison, Freak had 37 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals with outstanding efficiency on his first game last year. Harden had 27 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists, 1 steal, 3 treys; AD had 33 points, 18 rebounds, 1 Read More