Just a week ago, it seems like everybody is ready to crown the Phoenix Suns as the champs. They had complete control of the series after the first two games and both Chris Paul and Devin Booker are playing out of their minds. Three games later, it won't be the Suns who will have the chance to take home the Larry O'Brien trophy. Talking about a complete 180! And it could turn out to be a complete disaster for Phoenix, who will be tested with their backs in the proverbial wall. As good a leader as Read More
It's a five-game Friday, so let's take a look at what we can work with as DFS value picks for Aug. 8, 2020. The Studs DeAndre Ayton, PF/C, Suns Yahoo: $36 DraftKings: $7,700 FanDuel: $7,800 There are teams that are trying to hide their cards and there are teams going all out in the bubble. Phoenix is one of the latter. Hoping for a chance at a playoff spot, the Suns will be playing at their best in their remaining games, that's why I feel DeAndre Ayton should be one of those guys you shouldn't Read More
The Studs The real explosive pickup here would be Nikola Jokic who is essentially averaging a triple-double over the last six games. However, the Joker has hit the $10,000 threshold over at DraftKings. At Yahoo, he was at $49, which is reasonable, but you may want to look at other options at DK. For instance, outside of the blowout win over Houston, DeAndre Ayton has average 23.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.2 blocks, and 0.6 steals over the previous five games. As mentioned, he Read More
From top to bottom, here is a brief recap of my best value picks for Feb. 4: For the first time in a long time, Damian Lillard looked human. He finished with 21-2-9 plus a steal. He didn't have single TO in the blowout loss so that helped his value a little. Zion Williamson is still figuring everything out in his seventh game but he is an automatic 30+ FP player already. He had 20-7-4 plus a steal against the Bucks but if he just relaxed a little bit and lowered the TOs, it would have been better. Terry Read More
There are times when it's just not your night and Feb. 2 wasn't, at least for my suggested value picks. Here's the recap: I did go for Spicy P and Jrue Holiday and they simply just did not do enough for various reasons. Siakam and the Raptors completely destroyed the Bulls so he doesn't have to do much while Holiday had to give way to the excellent performances of Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and Zion Williamson. Jerami Grant and Kyle Lowry did satisfactorily well if you consider them as secondaries. Read More
Friday Picks Thank God 2019 is over. The start to this season has been my worst stretch of DFS Basketball I have had since I started playing. I couldn’t get anything going, I would be so comfortable and confident with a lineup and then watch it shit the bed over and over again. I’m going to turn it around in 2020, I have too, there is no possible way I could do any worse. The 3 players I pick have been pretty good, I will miss on the occasional player, but for the most part they have been Read More
Dec. 6, 2018, Thursday, only has a three-game slate but in no way should it discourage you to pick your best lineup in a pool of SIX teams.
One strategy that I'd like to use is to go mid-heavy, that is, selecting players with middling salaries and go from there. Here are some of the choices that come to mind:
Gordon Hayward, SF, Boston Celtics
Finally! Hayward exploded the last time out with 30 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, and 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
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