Here's a recap of my picks for Friday, Jan. 24th: Oh yeah, D'Angelo Russell. D'Lo kept it going with his 7th 40-plus FP night in nine games! My other pick in the STUDS department is John Collins, who was solid (28 points, six rebounds, one steal) but I should've went with DeMar DeRozan, who had 30-8-4 for the night. Zion Williamson (15 points, six rebounds, a steal, and a block) and Nemanja Bjelica (13 points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal, and a block) both did their part here and I can't Read More
I know there were only 13 games played out of a gazillion more to come but for a stathead like me, I couldn't help but feel giddy. After all, it's about time to overreact. Here are 5 of the weirdest and most amazing stat lines to start the season: 1. Mike Conley's Horrible Jazz Debut The Jazz got the win alright, but no thanks to Mike Conley and his pathetic shooting performance. He shot only 1-for-16 in his first real NBA game in a Jazz uniform adding five assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes Read More
Jersey sales have really started to have a life of its own this past decade and I think it's a reliable metric on how popular a player really is (or how bandwagon-y fans really are, depending on how you look at it). Here are the top 10 best-selling jerseys that you can find in Amazon: 1.) Jordan #23 Black Retro Basketball Jersey Michael Jordan's jersey at the top of the list? Not an inch of surprise there. This jersey sold by RAAVIN is priced at a little less than $30 so from that Read More
1.) Steph's three-point shooting. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SC30 is the greatest shooter of all time bar none but the Rockets have been doing a pretty good job taking his ultimate weapon. He has missed a total of 42 attempts from distance, the most he had over a five-game stretch. 2.) Ben Simmons is shooting 100% from midrange in the Playoffs... ... on one attempt. 3.) Hey, that looked like James Harden's chart shot in the last 8:30 minutes of Game 5 without KD! James Harden’s Read More
The Studs Draymond Green, PF/C, Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports This guy should be in every DFS roster and if you're not having him, there is something wrong with you. Hell, he can even be considered a bargain with his price. Green is averaging 16 points, 10.7 rebounds, 8.7 assists, a steal and a block in this series and there is no signs of him slowing down. I see him pretty much having a triple-double from hereon out. Kyrie Irving, PG, Boston Celtics Brian Read More
Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards
Beal is averaging 25.8 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, and 2.3 steals in the past four, the All-Star guard will look to squeeze the Wizards into the playoff picture. They will be up against Sacramento, who has playoff aspirations themselves, so expect to see an A-game from Double B tomorrow night.
Kyrie Irving, PG, Boston Celtics
Irving is good for 24.3 points, seven rebounds, 7.3 assists, and 1.3 steals over the past three, culminating Read More
The point guard position is the deepest in fantasy basketball but owning the best ones will allow yourself to separate from the pack in many categories. Ideally, a point guard is your lynchpin for assists and steals, gives you a healthy dose of scoring and three-pointers while being a stabilizing force for the FT% category. But what if your PG also contribute in the rebounding category, possibly even add some defensive stats, and not hurt you because of a poor shooting clip? Well, I'm talking exactly Read More
Players To Own:
Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards
Beal has been on fire lately and has averaged 30 points, 5.3 rebounds, six assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks over the past four games. It does help that John Wall is hurt and could still be riding the shelf this Wednesday, making Beal a must-own in DFS basketball.
Julius Randle, PF, New Orleans Pelicans
Speaking of hot, Randle has been volcanic in December, as he is good for 25.2 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists during the Read More
1.) The Spurs defense sucks.
San Antonio is ranked 29th in the league on defensive rating, easily the worst in the Gregg Popovich era.
2.) Speaking of the Spurs...
They are currently the second-worst team in the West (11-14), only above Phoenix.
3.) Is Nikola Jokic the BEST PASSER (not the best passing big man) in the game?
The Serbian big is averaging 7.8 assists a game, good for ninth in the league. However, he is averaging less than 30 minutes of playing time and has assisted on 38.4% Read More
Kyrie Irving, PG, BOS ($7,900)
Irving will want to hit the ground running to begin the second half for the Celtics. They get Detroit tonight at 7:00pm, and the Pistons no longer have Avery Bradley to help pester him. Also, the presence of Drummond and Griffin down low could mean more outside shots for Irving and company.
Nikola Jokic, C, DEN ($9,700)
As usual, the center pool doesn’t have much to choose from, but there’s a case to be made you should reach for Jokic despite his high salary. Read More