Wazzup Razzers! It’s good to be back. I hope it’s not inappropriate, but we need to get a little saucy starting out! Nik Stauskas has hit 2+ treys in his last 8 games – this is fantastic news for anyone needing some help in points and threes. Plus, he’s only 14% owned! He shoots a great percentage, and he won’t hurt you anywhere. Definitely a solid back of the bench piece.
The Rockets put up 41 in the first quarter, with a lot of help from the beard. Harden finished the game with a 26/12/14/3/0 triple double, while only turning the ball over 4 times… That really isn’t that bad for the Rockets! A fair amount of blowouts last night, but the games were still quite enjoyable! Particularly, the matchup of KAT and EMBIIIIIID.
Lucas Nogueira! Over the last 7 days, Lucas has averaged 8.7/8/1/2/3 – Clearly, the 3 blocks are a great reason to stream him while he’s averaging 27 minutes per game. Plus, how can you not have that sweet fro on your team?? He’s owned at 40% at the moment, so he may not be there at this point though.
Outside of Nogueira, we have some very old names on the list… Let’s get to em!
Last night marked the first return of Dwyane Wade to Miami. Unfortunately, it was the second game of a back to back for Wade, and his shooting just wasn’t there. He put up a solid line, and the Bulls won, so I doubt he’s complaining. Those hoping for a vintage performance were severely disappointed though. 5-17 shooting just doesn’t cut it. He threw in 7 boards, 4 assists, and a steal, along with the 13 points, so it wasn’t a complete waste though.
Wazzup Razzballers?? Today’s poster child is a RazzWired favorite from this year and last! Somehow he just isn’t sexy enough to be owned or drafted in the majority of leagues. With 13 treys in the last four games, over a steal in each, and over 19 points per game! Throw in a few boards and you have a very good thragnof option with some upside.
C.J. Miles – SG/SF – 40% – (See above) I think he could be a full season hold, so make sure he isn’t on your wire!
I imagine this a good representation of the frustration Westbrook feels inside… I am currently writing this article during halftime of the Thunder/Warriors game, and frankly I don’t think I have the heart to watch the second half. OKC came out of the gate in a strong fashion, but a Jerami Grant posterization of KD led to a Slim Reaper onslaught that buried the Thunder. More on that below…
It’s now time for my debut on the daily notes! I’m going to format it a bit differently, so feel free to give feedback on whether it’s better, worse, or if you don’t care at all.
Welcome back to RazzWired! Week 1 is finally in the books, so it’s time to look at who you can grab off the wire!
Before we begin, lets get some housekeeping out of the way. Throughout the season, this column will only be looking at players owned in less than 50% of leagues. These recommendations are also tailored to the 9-cat RCL format. That being said, let’s dive in!
First up, we have a repeat offender, from last year’s RazzWired series. The one, the only, Matty B!
My first RCL draft is in the books! I may drop another league closer to the start of the season – we’ll see on that. [editor’s note – if you’re interested in joining an RCL league, you can take a spot in several leagues with openings here!] At any rate, I’m fairly happy with how this draft went. I had the 11th pick, so that was ugly, but I caught a break in the first round, and I don’t think I blew it too badly after that. You can be the judge though!
Lady and Gents! The time is here! Time for me to expose myself to the ridicule of the internet by laying out my somewhat conservatively outrageous predictions for the 2016-2017 NBA season! All positive input would be greatly appreciated. All disagreements will result in heated comment debates with no one actually being right, since the season hasn’t even started yet…
Last preseason, I had some solid predictions that were quite controversial! Namely, that Isaiah Thomas would break out, and that Greg Monroe would be a complete bust. Ironically, the uncontested predictions were the ones that didn’t fare so well… Primarily due to injury, but what can you do about that? Clearly, nothing, if you’re the Pelicans medical staff that is.
I’m going to warn you all ahead of time; this article will be filled with cliches about winning… Fortunately, many of them apply to fantasy, particularly dynasty leagues. That being said, let’s dive into the keys to success!
Winning is all that matters.
Yes, I know this seems obvious, however, a surprising amount of dynasty owners in all sports get carried away with upside and forget about winning. This is particularly the case in baseball, but basketball owners are not immune to this lackadaisical approach. At the end of the day, nobody cares how much upside your team is going to have a couple years from now.
I’m not advising against young players, but you have to keep things in perspective. I’m not advising against drafting rookies, but you have to make sure to keep a balance between upside and actual production. Yes, you want that underrated guy that could be a superstar someday, but you also want to have those boring veterans that put up stats. Consistency is key.