1.) Hamidou Diallo, SG/SF, Detroit Pistons Salary: $4,900 Diallo is going to be a part of the Pistons' future and even though he only played 18 minutes the last time, he will have plenty of run down the stretch. The bad news is, we don't exactly know when. Detroit will be up against the defensively-challenged Wizards tomorrow so that's a pretty good time to start. 2.) Danny Green, SF, Philadelphia 76ers Salary: $4,700 How about DG going for 14.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.5 "stocks" over the Read More
Who has the most rings in the NBA? What do Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, Tom Heinsohn, Robert Horry, and Steve Kerr have in common? Well, those guys have the most rings in NBA history. Well, if you’re a student of the game, you may have known quite a bit of them. If you’re new to basketball, you may not have the slightest idea who they were. You probably don’t care because, after all, they are all retired. So why don’t we get our recent history right and rank the 10 active players who Read More
I'll be focusing on Yahoo for this edition of Best Value Picks because they bunched two game days to make a three-game slate. That should give us more choices and options to manipulate the rosters, unlike DraftKings, who had mostly showdowns for the night featuring the Lakers and Rockets. Before that, I'm going to review my bargain choices yesterday. Marcus Smart (23 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and one steal) brought his best game of the season in a double-overtime loss, tallying a triple-double Read More
1.) Fred VanVleet Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports FVV was pretty much unplayable in the Philly series and the first three games of the Eastern Conference Finals but he came alive at just the right time. He shot 14-of-17 from the three point area in Games 4 to 6, the highest three-point shooting percentage of any player in a three-game span with at least 15 deep attempts in the post-season. 2.) Kyle Lowry Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports If you trust analytics, Lowry may even Read More
Playing DFS basketball in the playoffs can both be exciting and anxiety-causing, mainly because there are not much options in the board but still you can pretty much predict who will produce and who won't. If the main guys are feeling 60% out of their usual best, chances are, they will play and PLAY a lot of minutes. In a two-game slate, the second round series between the Sixers and the Raptors plus Denver-Portland will be up on the West Coast, so let's see what's up. The Studs Nikola Jokic, Read More
It's a three-game Tuesday so we're going bargain-hunting again. Here are 5 of the best bargain options for April 16, 2019: 1.) Danny Green, SG, Toronto Raptors Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports The Raptors could not afford to lose this one so they are going to go all-out and perhaps shorten their rotation. Green played 33 minutes in Game 1 and had 13 points and three rebounds but he will have to do more than that to secure a win. As a grizzled playoff vet, I don't have any doubts that Read More
Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets
With so many injuries to key players, Denver will be forced to go to Jokic more often on offense. He is averaging 20.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 9.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.2 turnovers over the past 5 games and there really is no reason why he couldn't keep those numbers with Paul Millsap and Gary Harris both on the shelf.
John Collins, PF, Atlanta Hawks
Collins is looking like a superstar lately, Read More
Marcus Morris, SF/PF, Boston Celtics
Morris is the only legitimate power forward on this Celtics roster and there will be nights where he will get his minutes and roll. He is averaging 14.2 points and 7.2 rebounds a game and while the other stats leaves a lot to be desired (0.8 assists and 0.5 steals + blocks), he already has 13 treys made over the last 7 games.
That said, Morris is much more valuable in points leagues than in Roto and category leagues. If you're playing Rotiserrie or H2H Read More
A two-game slate is usually very tricky but since it's the playoffs, you'll surely have options to round out your NBA playoffs DFS roster. Here are 6 NBA Playoffs DFS Best Value Picks that you may want to look at this Monday night:
LeBron James, SF, Cleveland Cavaliers ($11,300)
"The King" does not rest during this time of the year and since it's just a two-game slate, the pickings are slim. So why not pick the best of them all while we're at it? LeBron had 32-6-13 in Game 1 along Read More
We do want little surprises here and there to spice things up, don't we? However, as fantasy basketball die-hards, surprises are the last things we want. But since it's pretty much a part of our fantasy basketball lives, we might as well deal with it the best way possible.
1. Jrue Holiday and Danny Green's Impact
The Pelicans kinda suck, let's face it, but they would suck a lot more if Jrue Holiday isn't there. Anthony Davis 'may be having a historic, Michael Jordan, Kareem-like season, but Read More