H2H Playoffs are here!  But geez, the amount of DNPs for minor injuries and general soreness (General Soreness!) over the weekend was infuriating!  Unless they hit your oppo harder than you, then they were infatuating!  I certainly almost lost a playoff spot to the former…

I guess our main stop on the DNP bandwagon would be the Atlanta Hawks and that darned Coach Butthole.  I imagine we’ll be using that nickname for Budenholzer a ton down the stretch!  The Hawks sat Jeff Teague, DeMarre Carroll and Paul Millsap (who had a nasty 23/9/3/3/3 rainbow Friday) last night, then had Kyle Korver break his nose and have to leave early on top of it.  Korver was already set for a DNP tonight, so there’s that, and Al Horford owners will have to start the week with a DNP-rest.  What a shizz-show!  Which kinda sounds like Szechuan.  Which makes me hungry…  About as hungry as Dennis Schroder looks when he gets starts, ripping apart the Lakers in a 24/3/10 line hitting 7-16 FG (1-5 3PTM 9-11 FT).  Even if you’re not a Teague owner, I think it’s impossible to leave the German on the wire.  It would just improve The Lives of Others!  And Coach Butthole has learned from Pop himself to sit everyone any chance he gets, with that line of thinking infecting the entire league this weekend.  It already feels like the last week of the season, doesn’t it?!  Maybe the playoffs need to start in week 10…  Sheesh…  Here’s what else went down on DNP Weekend in fantasy basketball:

DeMarcus Cousins Remember when this whole year I said the Kings are bound to blow some shizz up?  Well they haven’t yet, and even though they’re getting redonk stat lines from their studs like 39/24/1/2/1 from Boogie, they still lost to the Sixers Friday night!  That’s just epic Goro numbers from Cuz, and then Saturday night 30/6/5 in a loss by 16 (Rudy Gay sitting out with his problematic knee didn’t help).  Yikes.

Robert Covington A little bumpy coming off the elbow bruise, but a monster 6-trey 24/2/2/3/1 line Friday.  Sucked to see him come off the bench again Saturday for 10 points with two treys (I mean – in favor of Jason mother F Richardson?!), but he’s still must-own in my book.

Jerami Grant Was granted the start Saturday, and did his Jerami-ness.  3PTM (made 2), blocks (3) and terrible FT (0-4).  Hey, if those are two needs and a punt, then you’ve got a sitcom goin’!

Kemba Walker Looking much better as he shook off some rust!  10/8/7 off the bench Friday, did only shoot 4-14, but great to see the dimes.

Bismack Biyombo Picked up the start for a 10/10 dubdub with Al Jefferson and Cody Zeller ailing.  Big Al is a big Q for tonight, but that’s better than a big D or big O.  Zeller is definitely a big O, with the shoulder sprain not healing.  So deepers should still keep an eye on Biyombo even if Jefferson is back.

Evan Turner Hah!  Puts on the bootstraps bootstraps Friday night dropping 30, but shoots only 1-7 Saturday in a 4/7/7 line.  I mean, I guess it’s good he’s doing something, and with Isaiah Thomas out again tonight, I think Turner is a must-play even though I know I’m well behind on that ship.

Phil Pressey – Shocker dimebag!  It’s where you put crushed up shock tarts (abbreviated – sharts) in a bag of weed…  Anyway, 10/4/10/2/1 against the Magic Friday, but ho hum 7/1/4/0/0 Saturday.  Still on the radar in deepers for a short-term stream if IT2/3 remains out.

Jonas Valanciunas Missed Friday due to the birth of his child.  The Luminescent Lithuanian passing on the light to a new generation!  Let’s just hope this one is more consistent…

Gorgui Dieng Choo choo!  The Dieng Train hath arrived!  21/14/3/2/3 against OKC Friday night, and Nikola Pekovic can take his sweet time coming back.  That is, if he wants to at all!  Slightly down 10/6/0/1/1 from Gorgui last night – especially in a great matchup for bigs against the Spurs – but we’ll take it.

Ricky Rubio Ay dios mio!  Tweaked that problematic kankle Friday, was listed as probable and warmed up last night, but got held out at the last minute.  Hey Saunders, way to Flip your stance!

Zach LaVine 9/4/7 filling in Friday night, then 18/6/6 as the starter yesterday.  Marred with 5 TO and no steals it wasn’t huge, plus he played in junky junk time at the end hitting all 3 of his treys late.  Hey, they all count!  Rubio owners may want to try and roster LaVine if they can as an insurance policy.

Justin Hamilton – Whoa, rainbow alert!  17/10/3/3/3 Friday, which garnered him a start last night for 9/10/6/1/0 and a trey.  True multi-cat big!  With Pek always hurt and Kevin Garnett always old, yeah there’s some 12er usability for me.

Enes Kanter Was a monster in two starts over the weekend for 23/15 and 18/18 with 2 steals in each.  Hitting some extra cats for once!  Serge Ibaka sat both as one of the many causalities in this DNP Weekend with knee soreness, but doesn’t sound too serious.

Russell Westbrook Boooo, only one tripdub over the weekend.  What a waste of a roster spot.  36/11/6 last night ain’t gonna cut it!

Justin Holiday Man, whenever he gets a chance it seems like he’s cookin’, going 9-16 FG (5-7 3PTM) for 23 Pts in a spot start for the Warriors.  Kerr sat Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson Friday at Denver, but both came back Saturday to torch the Poppycockers.  Keeping his studs from that Rocky Mountain air!

Shaun Livingston Also picked up a spot start for 12/4/8.  As the Warriors continue these DNPs, you may certainly Livingston on the wild side!  Livingston on a prayer?  40 ta Livingston!

Randy Foye – Goes nuts for 20/3/8 and 4 treys against the GSW B unit, at the expense of Will Barton playing under 20 minutes and doing nothing.  Then last night, Foye got the DNP (For rest.  Yes, Denver resting guys too ughuhguhguhg) and Barton erupted for 25/9/3/3/1 and 3 treys in 47 2OT-aided minutes.  It’s a timeshare that’s going to be so hard to predict, but if you know early enough beforehand Foye is out, Barton is tough to not plug-n-play.

Wilson Chandler Jammit!  DNP with knee soreness and I want to blame Brian Shaw, but that feels outdated…

Jusuf Nurkic Jamba Jus!  At least our favorite smoothie purveyor is back to the drink makin’.  9 minutes of only 4/4 Friday, but got stretched back out last night for 6/8/0/1/0.  Maybe not in the must-own bucket, but after that surge of big men off the wire a couple months ago, I feel like the big men bottom-enders have been inconsistent.  I would be sure to own him in all my 12ers.

Markieff Morris JB’s patience is paying off!  22/7/3/5/2 Friday trying to put the Brandon Knight-less Suns on his back.

Alex Len Ewwwwww.  0/7/1/0/0 Friday and only one block in his last seven games!  That’s kinda an absurd stat… Dude averages 1.5 blocks in under 22 minutes!  And that’s even weighed down by this shortage!  Did tweak his ankle in that game, and sat last night.  Wouldn’t be shocked at a few more DNPs.  In his stead, Brandan Wright got a shocking 37 minutes of all dunks hitting 7-8 FG (well, I assume most were dunks) 18/11/1/1/0 with no TO.  Certainly worth a look in all leagues while Len is kankled.

Eric Bledsoe Ya know, has been pretty good since Knight went down, but not quite the monster I had expected until a huge weekend.  21/3/6 with 7 TO Friday wasn’t great, but near tripdub 21/9/11/2/0 last night tearing up the Poppycockers.

George Hill Hill was like, “what Rodney Stuckey is all the buzz right now?!  That dude I school in practice?!  Yeah, that’s done!”  30/5/8 against the Celtics, as Stuckey really struggled for 12/3/0/1/1 and 4 TO.  I still think Stuckey is a hold, but if anything in your H2H matchup needs addressing that R-Stuck can’t stick, I’m not hesitating pulling the trigger.

Tyler Ennis – Dimebag patrol!  7/4/11/2/0 getting a start against the Grizz Saturday night with Michael Carter-Williams out with a kankle.  Man, what an annoying weekend!  He tweaked it Wednesday, played through it Thursday but they sat him Saturday?!  DNP Weekend strikes again!  MCW said he’s hopeful to suit up tomorrow against the Pels, but I want a toilet made out of Paul Goldschmidt!

Mike Conley This DNP is at least a little more acceptable since he tweaked his ankle pretty bad last week and sat again Saturday for Beno Udrih.  Sounds like he’s very questionable for tonight, so early-week streamers might wanna give Udrih a look.  Spoiler alert, more below!

Alexey Shved – Yeah, he’s must own.  Who saw that coming?!  I’ve always thought he was decent and a little underrated, but 14/4/5/3/1 Saturday and 18/4/3/2/0 last night with really no question marks to the PT right now.  Grab him where you can!  Except, well… yeah… don’t want a restraining order.

Nikola Mirotic I mentioned before and I’ll mention again – he’s a big man James Harden (minus the dimes)!  Hits threes, scores a boatload and gets to the line at a great %.  Of course, he’s not in the same stratosphere in fantasy value, but he’s playing incredible.  27/4/1/2/1 off the bench last night with 2 treys and 9-9 FT.  Crunch time add of the year right now.

Blake Griffin Speaking of Harden, what a game yesterday afternoon between HOU and LAC.  Awesome stuff, with Blake coming back from the elbow staph infection for 11/11/8/2/1 and made all 3 FT.  Did hurt with the 5 TO, but to return on DNP Weekend sure helped a lot of owners!

Anthony Davis It’s just not even fair.  36/14/7/1/9, but it’s mad scary the Pels lost this game to the Nuggets (falling further out of any shot at a run) and the battered up Brow might get some DNPs himself down the road.  Scurry.

Elfrid Payton Say what you want, but at least you can predict what he’ll do!  Tripdub flirt with good steals and horrific %s and TO.  It’s MCW, without the expectations!  20/5/9/1/1 Friday then 13/9/10/2/0 last night combining for 10 TO and an absolutely unreal 6-21 FT.  In one weekend!  Almost getting to Hack-a-Payton range!  But encouragingly, hit 3 treys over the weekend, after having only 4 on the year coming into it.

 

Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks

Beno Udrih (1% owned) – I hope I didn’t spoil it too bad up above!  Oh wait, I outright said he was a good stream… Anyway, off 14/3/2 with a pair of treys Saturday night, I fully expect another spot start from Udrih for Conley’s kankle, and while Udrih doesn’t offer huge upside in any one cat, he should contribute with low TO.

Bismack Biyombo (2% owned) – Even if Big Al can suit up, it’s a nightmare matchup for Marvin Williams against Derrick Favors, so either way I think Bis starts.  They’ll need his length against those gargantuan Jazz bigs, so I think Bis gets a nice chunk of minutes.

 

I hope all of your teams made the playoffs in your H2H leagues, and we’ll be back tomorrow!

  1. slimbo says:
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    Stuckey worth holding onto? Shved is available

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @slimbo: That one is so tough, but I would lean nabbing Shved

      • slimbo says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        How about dropping Pj tucker instead?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @slimbo: Sure yeah I’m fine with that, not really losing many boards even haha

  2. Lasandro says:
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    With Korver out tonight, is bazemore or Schroeder the more appealing add for overall stats?

    Also, for pure rebounding numbers tonight, T Rob vs BOS, Davis or Hill vs GSW, or (if big al sits) Bismack vs UTA? I’m leaning Robinson

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      @jb Gilpin: regarding the non- Korver ATL lineup, would Carroll be the best daily add for tonight?

      An additional name to add to the rebounding fellas: j Hamilton. Kg’s already gonna be out but would it take pek being out too for Hamilton to possibly be the best daily add of all the bigs listed? Bass vs PHI is available too

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: I’m leaning Schroder over Bazemore, but yeah in daily Carroll should be a great play.

        Mmmmm Justin Hamilton. He’s looked so good. Not doing Bass, hate the inconsistency. Kinda like Davis in what should be a blowout. Bismack is my choice though, assuming no big Al. Problem with T-Rob is the low minutes, I dunno if he can keep up being an 11+ boarder in 17-18 mins

  3. Alex says:
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    starting playoffs today. 10 person h2h.
    my team: brandon knight, AD, harden, rubio, thad young, draymond, gortat, rolo, isiah thomas, parsons, nurkic, brooks, mirotic.

    who should i pick up for brandon knight? and is it worth having nurkic with those low mins?
    waiver wire: olynk, randy foye, turner, marvin williams, marcus morris, jarrett jack, brandan wright, pachulia, barton, bazemore, bargnani, hood, justin hamilton.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Alex: Man lots of good options. I am definitely, definitey streaming my buns off if a daily league. I don’t think you need Pts so passing on Bargs even though he’s up there. I think Wright is interesting since Len sounds like he’s missing a few more. Let’s you crush big man stats and FG%. I’d swap those Suns and hold Nurk for now.

      • Alex says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yup. picked up wright for knight. someone just dropped ray mccallum as well. is he worth a pick ? i dont like his shitty fg% lol.

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          @Alex: Hah, yeah dude can’t shoot a ball. Doesn’t score enough, make enough treys or get steals to get me too excited, really only dime upside and splits mins with Andre Miller. As long as Rubio can get back on the court, i probably wouldn’t get Ray Mac

          • Alex says:
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            @JB Gilpin: hmm. also isiah thomas is apprantly out 3 more games. should i consider dropping him?

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Alex: Eesh yeah that’s a tough one, definitely considering it. Maybe wait to see if it looks like you’re getting a W by mid week before final call

              • Alex says:
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                @JB Gilpin: ok thanks. considering i do make the choice of dropping isaiah. who is a better pick up? bazemore, marcus morris, turner, foye, jarret jack, tony snell, shelvin mack, rodney hood, marvin williams.

                thanks a lot man.

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                  @Alex: ROS of those guys, I think I’m leaning Jarrett Jack but Morris and Turner are close. Any time!

  4. jcg says:
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    Likely will end up being a streaming spot but for best upside for playoffs would you rather roster Canaan, Schroeder, McCallum, Hood, Hamilton. Thanks for the help so far !

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      @jcg: Totally a needs question, probably Canaan for 3s/Ast but if you need a big, yeah I’ll roster Justin Hamilton and see how it goes! Pts/Ast need, going Schroder there. Glad we’ve helped!

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        @RJB Gilpin: Really just looking for best upside with a the best floor if that makes sense. It will probably be a streamer spot anyway unless my squad is really rollin. If Canaan flops tonight I think I want to drop him. I can’t decide if I should look for the assists with Schroder or build on the bigs with Hamilton

        MCW
        Lillard
        Conley
        Canaan

        Monta
        Tobias
        Giannis
        Covington
        Mirotic

        Drummond
        Dieng
        Gobert
        Cousins

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          @jcg: @JB Gilpin: Really just looking for best upside with a the best floor if that makes sense. It will probably be a streamer spot anyway unless my squad is really rollin. If Canaan flops tonight I think I want to drop him. I can’t decide if I should look for the assists with Schroder or build on the bigs with Hamilton

          MCW
          Lillard
          Conley
          Canaan

          Monta
          Tobias
          Giannis
          Covington
          Mirotic

          Drummond
          Dieng
          Gobert
          Cousins

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            @jcg: oops my bad with the repeat

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @jcg: Yeah with Conley banged up and the monstrous big-ness of Gobert, I’ll go Schroeder if Canaan looks bad again

  5. Dante Green says:
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    Who would you rather have in the lineup, Rjax or MCW? I’m kinda leaning towards MCW. I know he’s injured but it doesn’t sound like he’ll miss the whole week.. Both are bad in tos and % but MCW has stepped it up in FT. RJax on the other hand hasn’t been contributing in stls and 3s department, his asts are somewhat nice tho. Your thoughts brothaman? If I could just bench both of them and put someone who can’t hurt my team in % and tos, why not? Lol Bench players are KD and Rjax(MCW is in the lineup as of the moment. *weekly league)

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      @Dante Green: Whewwww that’s a good one. I think I’m leaning RJax bc of the matchups – Memphis maybe without Conley, PHI, CHI (eh, iffy), then BOS (not great either but fine). MCW @NO, SAS, @BKN then CLE – I really don’t like any of those too much

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin: oops, that sure is a tough week for MCW! OK man i’m putting RJax in the lineup! Let’s roll the dice and hope a bounce back week from him maybe?! Thanks JB you’re our brother from another mother!

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          @Dante Green: Yeah man, I think he can definitely improve on the lows. Thanks man!

  6. B-rad says:
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    So I didn’t get the bye week. And I’m looking at streamers…

    I’ve got asik, biyombo, Zaza, Marvin williams and wright on my radar. I have d Howard stashed but considering this is playoffs I should probably stream his spot. Anyone one of those Tickle your fancy at the moment? Wright doesn’t play until Thursday, so he’s a later add. I am looking for reb/blks without hurting pcts/TOs.

    Thank you!

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      @B-rad: That’s an ironic needs description for someone who took a flier on Dwight. (Sorry I couldn’t help myself..) I’m not so high on those bigs, but I think I’d go Zaza for now unless blocks are a serious concern.

      Zaza is usually a “bad” big for FG%, but has been on fire lately and is a fantastic ft shooter as well. The man is shooting nearly .500 and over 90% from the line over the past two weeks. He’ll get you about 6-8 rpg and some assists, but no blocks and will get a TO or two.

      I think I like Biyombo best long term if you only care about boards and blocks. He’s been able to get a decent amount of boards and blocks in limited minutes and is surprisingly hitting his shots from the stripe lately. (Barely any TO) Biyombo is the safest add for your needs IMO, but Zaza has potential to have a larger impact in other categories.

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        @Ryan: Yeah Wright for sure looks like he might play all of the Suns games this week as the starter with Len ailing.

        Biyombo should get minutes regardless of Big Al since Cody Zeller is hurt. Zaza indeed, @Ryan: , is probably my pick for some out of position dimes if you can handle little to no blocks.

  7. Frank White says:
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    Sup JB.. missed the bye week by .4 on fg%.. That sucks!!! Anyway wita great playoff schedule comes a curse. I got too many guys playing on the same days plus got Ibaka out.. I got so many guys playing for me tht were off the wire recently that are doing good but I hope they stay that way. Gerald Henderson, Justin Hamilton and Barnes. Should I be worried??

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      @Frank White: Ugh, damn sorry man! Well Ibaka is hopefully not too seriously hurt, maybe we get him tonight. A little worried about Hendo with Kemba back. Barnes is playing great, maybe a little too good, but he and Hamilton I think are going to be solid down the stretch

  8. Frank White says:
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    Oh.. What should I do about sweet Lou??

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: I’m holding where I can for the 3s/FT volume/ low TO

  9. Larry says:
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    My playoffs start next week (week 22, I already have a playoff spot). Currently my team is: (9-cat H2H, 12 teams):
    Dragic, Mo Williams, Brooks, Canaan, Ariza, KD, Draymond, Millsap, Favors, Whiteside

    Schroder, Ish Smith, M. Barnes, LaVine, A. Bradley, Foye/Barton, J. Hamilton, Wright, Cole Aldrich, and Ed Davis are available. Should I make any changes, or maybe punt dimes? I dropped Knight and Rondo, they’re still available on the wire for now. Thanks!

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      @Larry: A lot of interesting names… Brooks/Canaan vs. stashing Knight for next week and hope he gets healthy is close, but gut is saying that’s risky.I think you’re solid with the right guys owned, Mo/Drag/Brooks/Canaan/KD (when back) should be enough dimes to stay competitive and maybe stream for the win late in week 22. Any time!

  10. Scott says:
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    Hmm. ESPN is saying Jarrett Jack is a sneaky add, but I thought he was on his way out with Deron back. What’s the scoop?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Scott: Ugh, the Nets love to have inconsistent minutes and they hurt each other. I think Jack SHOULD be starting, but they’re rolling with Deron while healthy making Jack tough to own over the other fringe PG like Canaan/Brooks/etc

  11. Dave says:
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    Need to play one of these guys this week in the playoffs. All have 4 games…

    Kevin Martin, Ersan Ilyasova, Avery Bradley.

    Standard 10 point category scoring.

    Who should I play????

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dave: Leaning Martin, but I know it’s risky given he could get a DNP in there

  12. Ryan says:
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    Get this I managed to miss out on the regular season win record by.. 1/4 of a game. That’s right I finished 120-49-2 and the other team finished 120-48-3… Just missed out on that prize money!

    It’s going to a headache going up against that team in the finals, which I think will happen because absolutely nobody has stood in our way during the regular season. He’s got guys like Curry, Thompson, Lillard and Rob Cov.

    I’m thinking that I should be dropping any ThrAGNoF’s on my team because they will be useless in that potential championship game with all of the aforementioned sharpshooters playing 4 games that week. Are we ready to add Canaan to the list of ThrAGNoF’s? I’m a little concerned with him because he isn’t getting any steals and appears to be taking a back seat to Ish Smith at times. Thinking of dropping him for Tony Allen in order to get that much needed steals depth.

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      @Ryan: Damn that sucks man! Well luckily the Warriors are so good, Curry/Klay might get a DNP night.

      Yeah Canaan I think is on the high-end ThrAGNOF, I took him off with that 8 dime game a few ago, but has 8 dimes in the 3 games since. Totally fine moving to Allen for steals

      • Ryan says:
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        Read your write-up on your REL power rankings, and man I feel your pain JB. I suffered the injury plague last week as well. Tyreke, Vucevic, Dragic and Ibaka all had DNPs for me. That whole Whiteside fiasco was doubly annoying as a C’s fan. Like you I had a couple of comical heroes that surprisingly salvaged my week in Evan Turner and Matt Barnes.

        The Ibaka news is worrying, I might grab Adams instead since it seems like he will be playing alongside Kanter for the time being.

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          @Ryan: Hah glad we can commiserate together! Although Lou Amundson as a hero will likely never happen again haha.

          Yeah if a big man need, I could see that, but he’ll still be inconistent with minutes and FT%. Minutes due to fouls and OKC going small, and Kanter able to play pure C too definitely gives them flexibility.

  13. Scott says:
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    Biyombo or Dieng?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: I’d still have Dieng ROS

      • Scott says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Cool, Thanks! I was rolling with the Dieng train at the beginning of the season, but he started to drop off there for a while and I dropped him. He’s still on the waiver though!

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          @Scott: Oh man, yeah pick him up! Can’t trust Pek or KG for much, I would be scooping him up again. Choo choo!

  14. DL says:
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    Would dropping Smart for McCallum be a good idea?

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      @DL: Hmmmm. Def get more dimes from McCallum, probably more points, but steals and 3s for Smart. I would have to go off of a bigger need to your team to choose btw the 2

  15. Lawson says:
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    Hi there!

    I am tempted to get Schroeder for McCallum, McLemore or Canaan, although it is a reserve, he is making great numbers. Another option could be Hood.

    On the “bigs” department, should I give a chance to Justin Hamilton instead of Marvin Williams?

    Both are a bit of long shots but this is a 16 team league and it wont be easy for me to advance in the PO.

    Cheers

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lawson: Yo! Yeah I’m def grabbing Schroder there… Leaning losing McCallum. Sure, yup gimme Hamilton. So much more upside over starvin Marvin in virtually all cats except 3s.

      • Lawson says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I totally forgot I also have Snell…. Sorry but this change is quite trascendental. the rest of thae guards are Batum and Conley

      • miles proudfoot says:
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        @JB Gilpin: this was actually my question. Do you think schroeders min hold up Maccalum starting? Also, where does foye and ish smith work in there? Thanks!

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          @Lawson: Yeah Snell is prob my #1 G drop, I like him a lot of deepers/dynasties, but really only giving 3s right now and Jimmy Butler will be back at some point. If you need blocks, losing Snell over even Marvin too.

          @miles proudfoot: I would guess McCallum plays a tad more mins, but Schroder way outdoes him in per-36. With Foye getting sat for just rest, it scares me. I’d have both below Schroder and McCallum

  16. Lawson says:
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    Could you give me the link for the PO schedule analysis your mate in razzball did?

    Thanks

  17. Dru says:
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    H2H Quarterfinals start today. Only 3 Pickups Per Week. Rest of my roster is set, expect I’ll drop Wesley Johnson tomorrow morning after he plays.
    Mirotic, three game week not start till Wednesday, with Taj healthy and back soon apparently.
    Should I pick up Justin Hamilton, who will play 3 games to Miro’s 1 by Thursday’s end?

    • Dru says:
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      @Dru: Nurkic is also on waivers?

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Dru: Whewwwww that’s a doozy. I don’t think Taj hurts Miro that much, but if your squad is looking fine in Pts, I’m totally good moving to hamilton. I think I’d have to do that one, and waiting on Nurk to see if the minutes come up, it’d suck to grab him early only to get minimal PT

  18. RicoSuave says:
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    hey man! great job!!!

    I just lost Ibaka for a while, should I pick up S. Adams or Bargnani?(12 team h2h points)
    thanks

    • yung professional says:
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      @RicoSuave: Should we be dropping Ibaka? It’s not looking good and I wanna grab whoever I can ASAP, but also don’t want to react too quickly.

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @yung professional: I wouldn’t drop him just yet… until they release new updates…
        If Kanter or Adams are available might as well grab them (in that order)

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        @RicoSuave: Thanks man! Of those I like Bargnani a good bit more, hopefully not losing Ibaka though.

        @yung professional: yeah I’m not losing him yet. Want to see what this second opinion brings and an updated timetable. Trying my best to hold.

        Agree that Kanter is an add if you can, losing someone else

  19. Scott says:
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    Speaking of DNPs, looks like Faried, Lawson, and Galinari are sitting for Denver.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Scott: yup. Ugh. Like I said in the open, it already feels like the last week of the season! Frustrating

  20. tentyme says:
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    In a 12 team h2h weekly 9 cat no TO’s league and the playoffs starting today #2 seed btw. It makes me a lil sick having to bench KD, conely and covington for the 1st week of the playoffs. With covington really the only healthy one on my bench would you play cov ( 4 games ) or conely ( 4 games with maybe 3 games this week played) over any of these 4 guys in my starting lineup now?? M barnes, A brooks, Mirotic or barnarni ? Thx for all your help this year you guys are great and I love this site !! Wish me luck in the playoffs this year….

    • JB Gilpin

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      @tentyme: Conley def scares me, since he’s had ankle injuries since last year, so he’s out. Damn, I wish Covington was for sure starting… Taj about to be back maybe by the end of the week is a concern for Miro. I think since only 3 games for Miro, I might play RoCo over him. Good luck man!

  21. kisses says:
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    Right before Ibaka was announced with surgery I pulled off a trade:

    I sent – CP3, Ibaka, Mirotic, DeMar, and Mo
    I got – Curry, Whiteside, Hayward, and MCW

    I think I’m set for the playoffs.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @kisses: Whoa, baller! Nice trade!

  22. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Gahhhhh I went from being awesome in BLK to losing Len and Ibaka. I’m down those two, plus Korver and maybe Conley. My playoff hopes hinge on….ROBIN LOPEZ!

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      @Clyde Prompto: Hah, you might as well bench everyone since Rolo gives you no chance! He’s too bad! Haha, well maybe you can squeak by losing 3s and Blk

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I was able to drop Len for Jamba Jus, so hopefully he gets it together. Ibaka is still on the Can’t Cut List so I can’t do anything about that. I just read that surgery is possible for Korver, so he might be out a couple of weeks. If the news is bad on him would you go with McLemore or Brewer for 3s &STL? RoLo is throwing up a Goromotaro this week, you heard it here first.

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          @Clyde Prompto: Yeah Ibaka should be off that list pretty quick. I saw 3 games for Korver, but it’s “at least” 3 games. I think I’d try to hold, but of course would cut if you need to by end of the week to move through the playoffs. Hah 8/4/0/0/0 isn’t gonna get it done

  23. Mike says:
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    Would you drop Jordan Clarkson for Rodney Hood? Knowing that Jeremy Lin is going to start the final 10 games of the season…

    Thanks man!

    • kisses says:
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      @Mike: Byron hasn’t said anything about Clarkson being replaced by Lin, just that Lin would be starting. The two might play together. I’d hold for now just because Clarkson fills up the stat sheet a bit more than Hood. Also, Swaggy is likely done for the season which would leave Clarkson more minutes and touches if he were to come off of the bench.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Mike: Yeah i’m with @kisses: , I would hold for now and things could change. Also that’s still two weeks away for the final 10 LAL games

  24. Dungeons and Dragics says:
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    Thanks for all the advice this year– I made the playoffs with a first round bye! I’ve got injured Knight and Pekovic on my roster. Would you drop them for any of the following FA?: Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright, Marvin Williams, Aldrich, Biyombo.

    Its a 12 team H2H league, but we only get 2 adds a week. So if I’m going to make a pickup, I’m looking to do it this week incase I want to use the 2 adds to stream next week. Squad looks like this:

    PG- Curry, Dragic, Clarkson, Shved
    SG- DeRozan, KCP, Knight (inj)
    SF- Giannis, Tobias Harris,
    PF- Milsap, Favors,
    C- Pau, Jordan Hill, Pekovic (inj)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dungeons and Dragics: Nice man, and may I say again, fantastic commenter name!

      Yeah Pek can go. I doubt he’ll do much for you, that said I don’t see a slam dunk add. I would probably wait until Friday or Saturday to make adds – I do like Wright with len hurt, but maybe he turns the corner and plays next week making Wright tough to own. Same with the Hornets guys with big Al and Cody Zeller maybe healthy by next week

  25. Iblocka says:
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    With the news about the ibaka surgery is he a hold it drop? It’s my first round of the playoffs and he’s my only injury

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      @Iblocka: If you’re in a bye I’m definitely holding for right now. Would like a full timetable especially since you have a week buffer before it hurts you.

      • Iblocka says:
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        @JB Gilpin: So i’m trippin out because I need to fill in that center spot would you drop canaan, ish smith, wah was jarett jack, or schroeder for brandan wright? As I hold ibaka for some good news I hope. I need the big man stats and need to fill that pf/c position.

      • Iblocka says:
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        @JB Gilpin: or drop pat bev

      • Iblocka says:
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        @JB Gilpin: and marcus morris is available lol sorry for the many follow ups thanks for your input

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Iblocka: Hah no worries! I’m actually choosing Pat Bev as the boot for Wright. Pbev has been atrocious, steals way down and low dimes, I don’t think you’ll miss him.

  26. Frank White says:
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    You see what they said abut Ibaka…? I have no idea what I should do.. i’m losing a lot of bloks which I always win and Kanter and Adams are taken. should I drop him ?? I’m in the first outta 3 playoff matches.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Frank White: Yeah it’s tough news, I’m giving it at least one more day and hope we get a little more concrete news

  27. Frank White says:
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    Thnx.. Should I lose Barnes since he might miss Tuesday too?? Just said Hamstring.. Damn he’s been doing good

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      @Frank White: Hornets looking terrible certainly doesn’t help… It’s still early so I might hold

  28. Dirk's Digglers says:
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    Got a bye week in the playoffs this week so with the extra time on my hands started thinking about next year … 14 team H2H 9 cat 3 year keeper league where next year is the beginning of a new cycle (std cats except afg% instead of fg% which favours players who hit a high percentage of threes and ftm instead of ft%) … we have $100 to spend on ten players and can keep up to 6 each year.

    Thinking of punting points, assists and free throws and getting a team virtually unstoppable in the other categories … loaded this build into basketball monster and came up with the following team with the starting players all being top 15 this season and all but the last reserve all being top 30:

    G – Korver, DannyGreen, Middleton, Matthews
    F – DrayGreen, Noel, TJones, Ariza
    C – Jordan, Gobert
    Res (snake draft) – MBarnes, Allen, Tucker, PitPat, EDavis, Hood

    What do ya reckon … is punting 3 cats too big a risk in H2H? … the punt value of this team would be $313 on a $100 budget … comparatively this year I am the top team with a value of $150.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Dirk’s Digglers: I may not be the best person to ask haha… I tend to be a balanced team drafter since I feel like with streaming I can put together the best teams week-to-week. Now in the playoffs, yeah I definitely like the punt teams to bring home the bacon.

      Punting 3 stats in 9 cat I do think is too much. You lose one or two of your dominant stats due to bad performance, injuries, light schedule etc., then you’re a .500 team more or less. I don’t hate the team though, I think that team could sneak a W in points here and there

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