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
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. The Studs 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
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
Who To Play Robert Covington, SF/PF, Timberwolves You may forgotten all about RoCo because hwas down to 35 games last season but now that he's healthy and ready to go, I believe he'll be one the best fantasy players around. I mean, how can you not love what we saw in the preaseason? The guy is practically everywhere and in addition to his great defensive stats (2.0 steals and 2.4 blocks per 36 minutes), he was also able to score 14 points, grab under 17 rebounds, and register three dimes per 36 Read More
There will be four games Tuesday night so that will give us a lot of options for the best value picks but I especially would like to target teams whose backs are against the wall. Facing elimination, they will probably leave it all they have, making them great options for DFS Tuesday. The Studs Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC Thunder Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports It will either be Russ or PG but I don't recommend both because you may be forced to water down the rest of the roster. Westbrook Read More
The All-Star break is over and we're back in business with a six-game Thursday. Here are some of the top picks for Feb. 21 including Lakers superstar LeBron James.
LeBron James, SF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers
We expect playoff LeBron to be activated now that the Lakers are basically out of the playoff picture. Whether you like it or not, their chances would lie on how well James plays, which he is, statistically. Since returning from a groin injury, Bron is averaging 23.2 points, 10.8 Read More
Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF/PF, Milwaukee Bucks
Probably the easiest decision that you'll make and the best one as well. Greek Freak has just recorded a triple-double and shows no signs of slowing down.
The top choices this Tuesday boil down to Giannis, Damian Lillard, John Wall, and Kemba Walker but Antetokounmpo is fantasy basketball's surest thing right now with averages of 26.1 points, 13.9 rebounds, 5.9 assists, a steal, and 1.4 blocks. If he could just cut down on the 5 turnovers a night, 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