Money, money, money, monnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnney. Moooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeey. Love it or hate it, we need money to survive; to eat, cloth, and find shelter. The more you have, the greater number of times you can put cheese on that Whopper, get bling to accessorize the outfits, and/or accumulate various forms of entertainment. What’s the color of money in the United States? Green. Lots of green is usually a good thing. Well, last night, Troy Brown Jr. was money.
Since Brown was money and money is green, then Brown is the new green. Don’t bother Googling, I’ve done the research. The 26 points and 7 dimes were both career highs! Now, Davis Bertans did not play last night, so Brown’s offense was needed. Don’t expect this kind of performance every night, but Brown can provide some tres, boards, and steals when he plays. On the season, he’s averaging 23.2 minutes per game. Over the past six games, that number has ticked up to 27.6. With all the injuries, Brown will be the main scoring option off the bench, so Brown can be money for as long as he continues getting the opportunities. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what’s always money? The Stocktonator.
Here’s what else I saw last night:
Continues to start and played 28 minutes. Will be viable for boards and blocks for as long as the Wizards front court is banged up.
The 38 shot attempts were a season high! Just for shits and giggles, I did a query for the most field goal attempts ever in a single game: Wilt Chamberlain with 63. Lol. Anyways, the blocks for Beal were a surprise last night, but that just shows how pathetic the Knicks are.
Played 34 minutes off the bench. LOL! That’s how much the Knicks suck. Aaaaand, that’s how banged up the Wizards are.
To further both of the above points, Admiral Schofield and Isaac Bonga were in the starting lineup, while Anzejs Pasecniks played 20 minutes off the bench and scored 14 points.
In 37 minutes. I spent most of this post writing about how bad the Knicks are. Well, the Wizards are just as bad. They let Julius Randle, who had been outside the top 200 for most of the season, ball out. I kid, as Randle has been much better over the past eight games, as he’s been a top 75 player. He still doesn’t provide the D on the reg, but the shooting efficiency and scoring have increased since David Fizdale was let go.
Got the start!
Still only played 23 minutes, but that was due to foul trouble. Taj Gibson was a DNP-CD. Hopefully, the Taj Mahl will now be permanently closed so that Mitchell Robinson’s neighborhood can be accessible to the public. And everyone can view the block party.
Continues to start and played 30 minutes. He’s the point guard in New York City now. The shooting has been poor, but the counting stats (especially the dimes) have been plentiful. I won’t be surprised if Elf messes around sooner than later.
LMA with the O!!! His career high is 56 points, so a 40-burger is whatever. Over the past 11 games, LMA has been a top 10 player for fantasy. Who’s laughing? I ain’t.
The Spurs scored 145 points last night, so I’d hope DeDe did something. DeDe is a high floor, low ceiling player, so he’s good but meh at the same time.
Trey with tres tres!!! What a world! He’s been starting, but hasn’t provided much beside boards and some tres. He’s only scored double figures in four games this season, and the minutes are inconsistent. Not someone you can trust.
Jaren Jackson Jr.
Played 32 minutes and wasn’t in foul trouble. That’s considered a win. The boards are very underwhelming for a big man. Hopefully, that’s something he can improve on as he develops, because he does everything else. Top 35 player over the past 17 games.
In 25 minutes. Too bad the game was such a blowout. JV ran into the varsity. Over the past 14 games, he’s been a top 50 player. JV provides points, boards, blocks and excellent field goal percentage.
In 38 minutes. In 10 games as a starter this season, Jingles has been a top 75 player. 33.7 minutes, 13.4 points, 2.7 tres, 4.4 boards, 5.6 dimes, and 1.2 steals. And he’s shooting 52% from the field and 92% from the line. Keep in mind that things could change when Mike Conley returns, but deal with that when it happens.
Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! Top 20 player over the past six games. The blocks have returned. Did you doubt? I didn’t doubt. On the glass, Rudy has not been an underdog. He’s been a goliath, gobbling up 17 over the past six games. On the season, he’s averaging 14.3 boards per game. Prior to this season, he had never averaged more than 13.
Continues to start but only played 22 minutes. Leonard can provide boards and tres, but he only averages 18.5 of run per game. Maybe he should change his name to Kawhi.
In 38 minutes. Top 20 player over the past seven games. Has he figured out this free throw thing? Because he’s upped the percentage to 75% on seven attempts. If so…..BAM! The only left to do is learn how to shoot from downtown. At this point, anything is possible.
Derrick Jones Jr.
In 32 minutes off the bench. And that’s the key, as it looks like he’s carved out a significant role on the squad. Over the past seven games, Airplane Mode has averaged 30.3 minutes. He will provide tres, boards, and defensive stats.
Played 30 minutes off the bench. Dragic averages around 29 minutes of run per game and provides points, tres, boards, and dimes.
Played 42 minutes, as the game went to OT. He’s a must play guy right now, but will be relegated back to the bench when Marc Gasol returns.
O. G. Anunoby
He’s been more aggressive at the offensive end, yet he’s still not going to put up a ton of points. O. G. is all about the boards and defensive stats.
44 minutes! I’ll be shocked if he can last playing all these minutes. If he can, you’re going to get a shit ton of points, tres, boards, dimes, and steals through sheer force and will.
The Numerology Society just mentally combusted over this stat line. Our Chinese fans also approve. Like Lowry, FVV will provide counting stats through brute force, but they come at a price, as the shooting efficiency is usually poor. He’s shooting sub-40% on the season.
Played 38 minutes off the bench. Rondae is the main guy off the bench for the Raptors. He will provide boards and defensive stats with good percentages. Don’t expect much else. When the Raptors get healthy, he won’t be of much use.
A dub-dub machine, Domantas is just one behind Giannis for the lead.
T. J. Warren
Warren sure did regulate last night. The six dimes tied a career high. Not something to expect on the reg, as he’s averaging 1.2 on the season. Warren provides points, boards, steals, and good percentages. I just worry about him holding up all season.
Only the second time that Myles has scored at least 20 points on the year. The blocks have been the one constant for Myles, but the scoring and tres have improved recently. Over the past seven games, he’s been a top 40 player. He and Jaren Jackson Jr. are such similar players.
Got the start and played 31 minutes because Malcolm Brogdon did not play. He has infringed upon Lamb’s playing time, so Holiday has a role on this squad. Things will get interesting when Victor Oladipo returns.
Just a Jokic messing around. Fitting. Jokic now has 39 career trip-dubs. For fantasy, he’s been a Top 10 player over the past 15 games. Hopefully, many of you got a good bargain on him earlier this season.
Still boggles my mind that Murray is only 22 years old. Man….For fantasy, he’s kind of like DeMar DeRozan with tres.
Is he in the conversation for fantasy MVP? Gotta be, right? I guess it depends on how you define MVP, but for me, it factors in draft cost. He and Devonte’ Graham stick out the most to me. Who else is on the list?
LaVine has been a top 25 player over the past 16 games. This is what we all mental masturbated about. It all comes down to the efficiency. He’s pretty consistent in the tres, boards, dimes, and steals cats. And the usage rate is always in the low-30s. The field goal percentage, though, vacillates between mid-30% and mid-40%.
Continues to start and played 33 minutes. It still baffles my mind that he was only playing minutes in the mid-20s earlier in the season. Crazy. Anyways, I feel a Sato trip-dub coming soon.
Now, he just needs to do more than once a Halley’s Comet. On the season, Gordon is outside the top 150. Over the past seven games, he’s been outside the top 200!
Trade Aaron Gordon away. I don’t want him infecting Isaac. Over the past four games, Isaac is AVERAGING 2 steals and 2 blocks! Once he gets the offensive thing figured out….
In 31 minutes off the bench. Ross is a tres specialist of the discount store variety. The quality won’t always be the best, but he will satisfy your needs on most days. Just realize that you’re walking out of the store empty handed a good amount of times.
Tobias is such a solid real life and fantasy player. Top 40 on the season and rarely ventures outside his lane. The most encouraging aspect of his season so far has been the uptick in both steals and blocks.
It was a good day. For shits and giggles, I queried if there have ever been any 20/20/20 games. There have been two such games. Of course Wilt Chamberlain has one: 22 points, 25 boards, and 21 dimes in 1968. The other game was by Russell Westbrook: 20 points, 20 boards, and 21 dimes in April of 2019.
In 22 minutes off the bench. Matisse Thybulle did not play, so Furkan got some extended run. He’s a tres specialist so don’t Furkan think about it unless you need tres that badly.
Came off the bench because he missed the morning shoot around. Still played 32 minutes. Over the past five games, Dre has averaged 3.4 steals per game. Lol. A smooth criminal.
In 25 minutes off the bench. Rose has been solid this season. He’s only averaging around 25 minutes per game, but he’s been a reliable source of points and dimes. Top 100-ish player on the season.
Returned from suspension and played 35 minutes. The improvement in the defensive cats has been a boon for his value, as we know he’s going to get his on the offensive end. Collins also played some center, which could be a thing going forward.
Played 39 minutes. Hunter plays a shit ton of minutes and, with Collins back in the mix, should get plenty of open looks. He just doesn’t contribute much outside of points and tres, though. If he can contribute in the defensive cats, then he could be a top 100 player.
Yawn, just another Trae Day. #11 player for fantasy over the past 16 games. The turnovers are high and the blocks are low, but everything else is magnifique. The return of Collins should open up the floor for him.
Played 32 minutes. Over the past four games, Huerter has averaged 33 minutes per game. He’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. With Trae and Collins being the main cogs on offense, defenses will focus on them, which will provide plenty of open looks for Huerter. He also has some creation ability of his own, so the dimes are a nice bonus.
Alex Len only played six minutes because of an ankle injury. Damian Jones should get some run, but Collins will likely soak up more center minutes.
Jordan Clarkson was traded to the Utah Jazz for Dante Exum.
Kevin Porter Jr.
Played 23 minutes off the bench, but Porter Jr. was the main beneficiary of the Clarkson trade. He will provide some points, boards, tres, and steals. Unlike the other hucker and chuckers on the squad, the field goal percentage could actually be decent.
If you need points, Sexton is attempting over 15 shots per game. Most won’t go in, but at least the opportunites will be there.
The Rockets are a fantasy wet dream. Only eight players are in the rotation and most of the starters play close to 40 minutes per game. In addition, the Rockets are tied for second in offensive pace.
Continues to start and played 31 minutes. He played alongside Marvin Bagley, so that’s a good sign for his value going forward. Orale, Holmes!
Got the start but only played 23 minutes. He’s primarily a points, boards, and blocks player.
Also got the start and played 36 minutes. Looks like he’s up to speed and all systems are go. Fox should provide points, tres, boards, those precious dimes, and steals. The free throw shooting is still an issue, though, as he shoots in the high-60% range.
With the squad getting healthy, the usage and shot attempts have inevitably decreased. He was a limited fantasy player to begin with. With that said, he’s still a good source of points, tres, and some boards, but I’d only acquire if at a discount.
Played 30 minutes! The trend is your friend. Since returning from injury, Favors has played 15, 20, 20, 21, 27, and 3o minutes. Boards and blocks should be plentiful.
Played 37 minutes. Ingram is the captain now.
Played 38 minutes. Over the past seven games, Holiday has been….on a Holiday, as he’s been outside the top 100 for fantasy. The points, tres, boards, and dimes have been fine, but the steals have been way down and the percentages have been poor (39% from the field and 70% from the line). Last season, Holiday shot 47% from the field and 76% from the line.
Melo, Most Improved Player? That would be hilarious if you got it. Anyways, he’s been #good. Over the past six games, he’s been a top 25 player for fantasy, providing points, tres, boards, and steals. The percentages have been good as well. <insert shrug emoji>
Mt. Whiteside has been oozing out so much fantasy goodies that new continents have been forming.
No Karl-Anthony Towns, so Gorgui Dieng got another start. Dieng it!
In 22 minutes off the bench. Got run because Shabazz Napier did not play. McLaughlin is a two-way player, so only break glass in case of emergency.
Only played 19 minutes off the bench. Probably because of…..
This is PEAK Jeff Teague pic.twitter.com/EAa4dv95Rd
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 24, 2019
Played 33 minutes. I’m thinking about the all-time great players who didn’t shoot. Dray has to be up there. Dennis Rodman and Ben Wallace are the other two? Who else?
Still loading….but the buffering is almost done. Russell has a usage rate of 32 and is going to score plenty of points and drain tres. The dimes are nice and he even gets his 211 on. The shooting efficiency is an issue though. A pure volume play, as he will jack up close to 20 shots per game.
Got the start and played 34 minutes. Top 25 player over the past six games. On the season, he’s a top 70 player. Burks has been really, really good, providing points, tres, boards, dimes, and steals. The shooting efficiency has been the biggest surprise, as he’s often been shooting in the high-40s. He’s more like a low-40% shooter. With that said, the free throw percentage is excellent and the turnovers are low. Who would’ve thunk it?
Merry Xmas, son!
1. Would you drop Derrick Jones for Kevin porter now that Winslow is back
2. Would you drop any of these three (Derrick Jones, Damion lee, Rhj) for the following – Eric Gordon, wood, cedi, Porter jr, mclaughlin, shamet, Chriss
3. Is damion lee here to stay or a biproduct of injuries
1) Depends what you want/need
2) RHJ for Gordon
3) Lee is here to stay. For now
Kirilenko was really good without scoring too
No doubt. AK-47 was amazing
All I want for Christmas is Levert, Bryant, Bertans & Conley on the court.
Swapped D. Jones for Troy this morning.
Handcuffing Troy to Bertans for now at least. What a game he had.
Happy Holiday buddy! Wishing you and yours the best.
I heard you was a naughty boy so I’m afraid Mrs. SONta couldn’t give the go ahead. If you make a $2000 donation for a certain purse, then I believe she can amend your current standing.
I think I’d rather have Airplane Mode, but I don’t hate what you did.
Happy Holidays to you and your fam as well! Don’t forget about that donation!
Happy holidays my Son! 9-cat H2H 10team league, I’m always looking for current production with long term value so please suggest who I should drop and pickup among Huerter, Dunn, T. Brown, Satoransky, Herro, House and M. Gasol.
The cats I’ve done best at so far are assists and rebounds with steals and blocks next best. I struggle most with percentages, points and turnovers.
My current roster:
PG Simmons, Brogdon, Bledsoe
SG Harden, Hield, Divicenzo
SF Barton, Bogdonovic-SAC, D. Jones
PF Aldridge, Boucher
C. Gobert, Valancuinas, R.Holmes
To you as well, Tony C!
I like Huerter and Sato for sure out of that list.
Should I drop Boucher and Divencenzo? Or Derrick Jones?
It depends who you are dropping them for. Out of that group, I feel most comfortable with Derrick Jones.
Drop Jabari for whom in a points league
Porter Jr (cavs)
Or House Jr
One more sorry
Troy Brown Jr
I like Airplane Mode
Just curious, who would your second option be?
SON, needs not an issue
Drop Sato, Barton or Graham for Burks or hold?
8 cat league
That’s tough. I can’t drop any of those guys for him, though
Merry Christmas SONta! (credit Mr. Blast)
Please give KAT some strength in the knees for Christmas and come back roaring in 2020!
Another thing, thoughts on Lowry for Tobi? The mins definitely scare me and I feel like Lowry won’t be there for the playoffs when I need him the most.
G: Trae, Lowry, Brogdon, Rozier, Dinwiddie, Ball
F: PG13, Isaac, Noel
C: Capela, Dieng
LOL! To you as well, Jep!
If you donate $2000 to the Mrs. SONta purse fund, then the SONta medical staff will get right on it.
I like the thinking and don’t hate the trade. I just hate losing all those dimes
True, but do you think I lose the dimes regardless since Nurse might put a red plus next to his name? lol
Here’s hoping Mrs. SONta gets that new purse this season!
It’s possible. How about trading for someone who provides more dimes?
As for Mrs. SONta’s purse, do not wish. Donate and you will make it a reality
Son, I have a few questions for your wisdom:
1. Next year, would you prefer Gallinari ($9), Dinwiddie ($8), and Nunn ($10) or Porzingis ($32), D. Hunter ($10), and a top 5 rookie pick
2. Please rank Gallinari, Oubre, or Dinwiddie next year? Leaning Gallinari first because Dinwiddie will have to coexist with Durant and Kyrie, but think it can’t be too far apart.
3. Is Jaxson Hayes worth a flyer at $6 next year? $200 budget, 13 teams.
1) The Porzingis side
2) Oubre, Gallinari, Dinwiddie
3) He’s worth a flyer
Thanks! Does your answer to the first question change if I replace Dinwiddie (or Nunn) with Oubre?
How much do you consider fantasy playoff schedule in your valuation of a player?
A lot of my top players have 2 games during the first week of playoffs and I’m a little scared. Are my fears overblown or justified?
I consider it a little bit, but more as a tie-breaker than anything else. Obviously, the closer we get to the playoffs, the more importance they have. Your fears are not overblown, since games played are important. The first goal is to put yourself in the best position to make the playoffs. After that, you want to put yourself in the best position to win, so mine every advantage you can
Time to sell high on lamarcus? LMAO! Would you offer him for Siakam, Bagley, or markannen?
Sell high on LMA would be fine. I’m scared of Siakam personally. Bagley and Markkanen wouldn’t be selling high
I am in 9 cat roto with 13 teams. I thought I needed to boost my SF and I have too many Cs so I recently made a trade of my Valancunius for Khris Middleton. I am not sure what you think of this trade. Please advise.
My lineup now is as follow.
PG: Daaron Fox, Ish Smith
PG-SG: Malcom Brodgon, Goran Dragic, George Hill
SG: JJ Redick
SG-SF: Gordon Hayward (IL), Khris Middleton, Gary Harris
SF-PF: Taurean Prince, Jerami Grant, Jae Crowder
PF-C: Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic, Nerlens Noel
C: Enes Kanter, Jusuf Nurkic (IL)
Trade works for you
There are some good names on the wire who are either injured or a trade away from being relevant. I have Bryant in my IR slot so taking one of these guys means lower production in the short term.
Context: Good news is that I am in first place and always aim for patience as I build for a playoff run in my 12 teamer, h2h league. Defending league champ so I know it works.
Wire: Noel, Hachimura, Nance, Gasol and Winslow. Love Winslow but Nunn and Butler have been so good I am struggling with projecting his potential. Hach should get run but how bad is the leg? Ugh. Fake GM worries LOL.
Harden, Jrue, VVleet, Lowry
JRich, DiVincenzo, Hunter/streamer
Love, RoCo, JJJ, Melo
Myles, Vuce, Ibaka
WWSD? (What would Son Do?) with this situation?
Merry Christmas, Trader!
Now that is clever!
Happy Christmas and Merry Hanukkah, Son!
Keeper league, trade AD for Trae and Porzingis? I could keep both. Or Trae and Isaac? Or all 3? I wouldn’t be able to keep all, though.
Defensive stats and 3s are main needs. Don’t care about TOs, with Simmons, Giannis and LaVine on the team it’s an automatic punt.
As of right now next year keepers – AD, Embiid, Giannis, BS and LaVine
Thanks again and Happy Holidays.
LOL! To you as well, IS! Or is it ISIS?
Damn, that’s tough. I think I take the Trae and Isaac, though
Hi! 10 team 9 cat.
Offered Booker for Porzingis. I want to try to counter with a 2for2.
My roster: Hayward, Tobias, Lauri, Kawhi, Love, Ja, DRose, Teague, Kyrie, Crowder, GHill,
His roster: Lowry, PatBev, Wiggins, Millsap, Drummond, MitchRob, Ibaka, Nunn, Booker, Rozier, Graham, Fournier
Your weakest cats are blocks and steals. You are good in points and tres, so I’m not sure trading for Booker is the right move here. Unless, you’re punting steals and blocks. Let me know your vision, then we can work from there