Dollah makes me hollah!  So imagine what $100 would do to me?!  Probably a head explosion like in Scanners.

And when DraftKings told me they were throwing us another RAZZBALL ONLY CONTEST, my head exploded with comparable outward force.  Yes, the Razzball Only Contest is back, and you can only get to it from my internet-yelling, all caps linkity link right there.  Only 20 spots will be open to readers; in reality it’s only 18 since Slim and I are in there.  The entry fee is $10, with first place taking home that head-exploding $100 bill.  $100 for first, $50 for second, and $25 for 3rd and 4th place.  That’s $200 for the 20 $10 spots, and for you regular daily players out there, that means no rake.  Just Razzball Nation taking on Razzball nation, with DraftKings giving us the platform.

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Here’s five of my picks for tonight in a typically big slate of Friday games, so pick bold and live long and prosper!

PG – Aaron Brooks – $3,800 – I had an even cheaper option in here earlier with J.J. Barea, but Kirk Hinrich has a purple nurple!  Chest contusion late last night, and Derrick Rose is likely on the shelf until next week.  Brooks might play the full 48!  I’m sure he’ll be a very popular DraftKings play; let’s hope me picking him this time goes better!

SG – Jimmy Butler – $7,200 – Wow, all I can say is, I warned you D-Rose drafters!  And this is why you gotta love daily fantasy, because even if you failed to heed the advice, you can wipe the slate clean by the next day.  Buckets has been beastly like the Godzilla he is when Rose is out, and in what should be a fast-paced matchup against the Blazers tonight, I don’t see anything slowing down.

SF – P.J. Tucker – $3,600 – Another frugal gamble, P.J. was motivated (making up a narrative here) after getting a one-game team suspension for missing the Suns bus & flight earlier in the week and hit 6-8 FG for 16/7/1 with two treys for 27.25 FPTS on Wednesday.  Against the awful Sixers, especially up front in the second unit, PJ should go all peanut butter and turn Davies/Covington/Mbah a Moute into jelly.

PF – Anthony Davis – $11,300 – Honey booboo chileeeeeee!  Fantasy’s best player, DraftKings or otherwise, is a must for me tonight against Kenneth Faried, who might only play half the D minutes against him given the hatred Shaw has for the Manimal.  Anchor for my DK.

C – Gorgui Dieng – $6,500 – I mentioned this pick on the Podcast yesterday, as the Spurs C defense is atrocious right now with no Tiago Splitter.  Not that we need Dieng scoring a lot anyway, but he’s an efficient scorer with awesome defensive stats.  Off a big win, I could see the Wolves keeping up with San Antonio longer than you’d think at home.  Choo choo, why don’t ya hop aboard the Dieng Train with me!

 

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  1. Bye Felicia says:
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    Can I get in after 5pm tonight? I’m a work till then? Can’t really put a team.together right now. Trade offer
    Boogie, Lowry, Tobias for Curry, Dirk, Bosh or Vuc?
    Thoughts. He offered me scraps for KD and Knight so this is my final counter. Thanks Bro. I’ll get into the razz action after I get home.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Yup! It’s open til the first tip, so til 7:00 PM. While I love Tobias, I def want Curry side still. See ya in there!

    • dan-o1 says:
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      @Bye Felicia: for future reference(hopefully we keep a friday draftkings here), there is a “reserve” option on the sign up page. i had the same issue yesterday,bye felicia and this worked out good…make dem picks!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @dan-o1: Ah good to know! Yeah I usually put my picks in right away, then make future edits if I want to like throwing Brooks in

  2. yokev_o says:
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    Soooooo my #1 waiver wire pickup Kevin Martin is out indefinitely with a fractured wrist after ballin out of control so is brewer worth picking up right now? He’s my only injured player should I even drop him in a 12er?

    • Boom Shakalaka says:
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      @yokev_o:

      I have him too…and Westbrook and Terrence Jones… FML

      If you can hold on to him I would. He’s been having a great season and will only get better when Rubio get back dishing him the rock. As for me I have no clue what I’m going to do.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @yokev_o: Yeah i would, I think it take a while. I would def grab Brewer if still avail.

  3. Manshi Shah says:
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    With news of Kevin Martin being out indefinitely, should I drop Wright and pick up Corey Brewer? Would it be beneficial for my team?

    MY TEAM: 14 Team H2H League 9 Standard Categories (Daily Lineup)

    PG- MCW, Elfrid Payton, Goran Dragic

    SG- Nicolas Batum, Mo Williams

    SF- Chandler Parsons, Kawhi Leonard

    PF- Nikola Vucevic, Jared Sullinger, Brandan Wright

    C- Roy Hibbert, Jonas Valanciunas, Chris Kaman

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Manshi Shah: Yup! I def would

  4. jcg says:
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    More Corey Brewer advice needed:

    Worth it to drop Wilson Chandler or Shumpert?

    Any guess on how long Kmartin will be out?

    • jcg says:
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      @jcg:
      My squad:

      Mike Conley Mem – PG

      Monta Ellis Dal – PG,SG

      Wilson Chandler Den – SG,SF

      Tobias Harris Orl – SF,PF

      Ryan Anderson NO – PF,C

      Jordan Hill LAL – PF,C

      Andre Drummond Det – PF,C 

      Gorgui Dieng Min – PF,C

      Michael Carter-Williams Phi – PG

      Damian Lillard Por – PG

      Giannis Antetokounmpo Mil – SG,SF

      DeMarcus Cousins Sac – PF,C

      Iman Shumpert NY – SG,SF

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @jcg: I would drop Wilson Chandler for him. I’m not sure, I would guess 6ish weeks if not longer (about what Beal took if memory serves…)

        • jcg says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB! I got someone thinking about unloading Harden. Do you see any 2 for 1 that I could offer that would benefit me?

          I was thinking of offering Hill and either Ellis or Conley at first just to see what he counters with

          • JB Gilpin

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            @jcg: Yeah I’m good with those offers! I like Hill a lot, I’d be fine making it Drummo/Ellis or Conley for him too

  5. mamba says:
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    I picked up Gerald Green to stream tonight because he’s playing Philly but he’s been pretty inconsistent lately. Realized Mo Williams and Brooks are also available Who do you like out of the 3 to have the best game tonight? H2h points based league 1 pt for pts, 1 pt for reb, 1.25 for assists, 1.5 for steals and blocks, and 10 points for double doubles, FG% and FT% not counted.

    Need as much points as I can get this week because I’m in a really tight matchup. Mo Williams is intriguing because he got a double double last game and he could get me at least 30 points tonight if he gets another double double.

    thanks in advance

    • JB Gilpin

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      @mamba: Yeah that’s for sure, but he’s worth a good stream. I might Mo Williams though, I think he has best chance for a 10 Pt 10 dime game. Hah that’s what you said next too! Any time!

      • mamba says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Alright, I’m convinced. Dropped Gerald Green for Mo so I can stream Mo tomorrow. Green was effective in his 11 mins, wish the Suns would play him more.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @mamba: Agree, per36 numbers are great for Green, Mo played great today tho

  6. kevin says:
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    Hey JB.

    I want your opinion on this: trade my Channing frye and Courtney lee for his Wesley Matthews. Trying to upgrade 2 for 1 to make room for calderon, Rubio, or George hill.

    Here’s my team:
    Monta Ellis, oladipo, collison, lowry, Courtney lee,Trevor Ariza

    Draymond green, Paul milsap, Anthony Davis, Jared sullinger, Channing frye, markieff Morris.derrick favors

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kevin: Yup I like it! Not giving up much for an underrated WesMatt.

  7. StrongIsland666 says:
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    How are the payouts effected with only 11?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @StrongIsland666: I think it’s still full payouts, but means we might not get these anymore, why i pushed so hard for em

      • StrongIsland666 says:
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        Maybe we can do it out of 10 next time, Whats your handle on DK?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @StrongIsland666: Yeah I hope so, we’ll see what they can do. I’m “jbrazzball”

  8. Tsilaeri says:
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    Thanks for the post!

    Some guy just dropped Isaiah Thomas out of impatience. Is there anyone I should drop to pick him up? 10 team HTH

    G: J Holiday, N Young, M Conley, D Collison, J Calderon, Mo Williams, B Knight, Courtney Lee
    F: L Deng, K Durant
    C: Ibaka, Jordan Hill, N Vucevic

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Tsilaeri: Young

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tsilaeri: Yeah I’d drop a few of those guys for him, Young is my first choice too

  9. Abulldogs says:
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    Hey,

    Bojan sucked horseshit yesterday. Shouldve gone with Barea.
    So much for streamung… Urgg

    Who to pick up for him? I need 3s and assists.

    Anthony bennet, Barea, hmm anyone less than 5%owned is available from espn.

    Thanks!

  10. J says:
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    Hey JB,

    Last spot on a 14teamer w/ FTM and FGM.
    Punting Blks and Rebs most weeks.

    Lillard, Lawson, Lou
    Knight, CLee, NYoung
    Hayward, JButler, Gallinari
    Deng, Carroll
    Al Jeff, Markieff

    I had a waiver set to try and snatch up Stuckey, but I just grabbed Lou Will. (raps fan, ha)

    Do you think Lou can rival/surpass Stuckey’s value ROS?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @J: Definitely now! Glad I waited to answer, huge one for Lou today and Stuckey sprains his wrist. It’s like the fantasy gods answered your question for you with a decisive swift swoop! (say that 3 times fast)

  11. hanns says:
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    I just dropped Copeland for Lou williams. I play in a weekly league and ATL ahs 4 games. You think I should start him?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hanns: He’ll be inconsistent in shots/minutes, but is hot right now, confused why ATL having 4 games matters though, you mean TOR has 4?

      • hanns says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        oops yeah, I meant TOR. I don’t know if I should start him or Mo Williams with 3 games. Mo’s assits has been solid the past couple games but Lou’s points, ft, 3’s, and steals along with 4 games is kind of making it hard to pass up…

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @hanns: It would depend on if I felt my team needed a little more dimes or not, it’s close.

  12. mamba says:
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    Drop Calderon for Beverley? Beverley’s too good to be on the waiver wire and I know eventually he’s going to be scooped up. 10 team H2H points league so his rebounds help a lot for a point guard. what do you think? Calderon seems like he might be rusty for a little bit and Beverley could give me immediate fantasy points.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mamba: Well PBev now has another hammy issue, I would rather Calderon

  13. Lasandro says:
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    In my 14 cat 8 teamer, are kemba, Oladipo and MCW droppable if mo will, super Mario and Virgin are available? Because the poop they’re serving up these days is a little unbearable..

    • Lasandro says:
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      Mo Will just picked up by someone else 🙁 Dieng now free in the market. Just looking for good production from wherever. KD needs to get healthy already. Bad %s, lack of 3s, big points, fts, all killing me..

    • Lasandro says:
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      Wiggins available too but doubt he’ll put up crazy production once Thad returns, right? Look forward to hearing on all these guys. I seem to have a PG corp of PGs who dont like giving me PG stats, apart from my beloved Ty

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Lasandro: Nahhhh you can’t drop any of those guys yet 🙂 Wiggins needs to be owned though, but I def can’t lose those PG for him, who are some other drop options again?

      • Lasandro says:
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        @JB Gilpin: It’s this passionate Sri Lankan blood of mine man – I dont like the turnover and % killin form I’m seeing from MCW and Oladipo. Really, I dont think there’s anyone else droppable, unless you’d consider Giannis, but dude is heating up. Bogut is healthy, so no. My team now:

        Kemba
        MCW
        Oladipo
        Ty
        KD*
        Kieff
        Bogut
        Jimmy B
        Vuc
        Giannis
        Millsap
        Gortat
        Serge

        Rondo is being shopped my way and I’m not sure who I should offer, if I should at all. Having his assists and brds would obviously help, but the lack of pts wouldn’t. I’m waaaay behind in pts and FGMs. But I guess having KD come back in a couple of weeks should slowly trend those in the right direction

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Lasandro: Hah, well of course Bogut gets an eye bruise tonight… BUt yeah can’t drop him either. Obviously Jimmy Butler is an easy drop. Hah, kidding! Yeah I’d consider some 2-for-1 trades, really the only answer I see. MCW + Oladipo for Rondo? Solves ya problem right there!

        • Lasandro says:
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          @Lasandro: don’t think that’s overpaying? I’d like to think I trust Oladipo to turn it around, seeing that he’s got good offensive options around him, unlike MCW. It’s the ROY I’d really like to release, but eeryone in my comp knows of his woes.

          And yeah, bogut on his way to a rainbow in the first quarter and gets popped! Serge is puking all over my %s right now too. Need Ty to be my saving grace today against LAL

          Charmers: what ya think? Even with wade, he should be decent yes?

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Lasandro: Charmers! Haha. Chalmers – decent yes, but not someone I think I’d own in a 8 teamer. Nah I don’t think it’s an overpay for Rondo in that shallow a league, plus like ya said, his low scoring won’t matter when Durant is putting up 30 a night!

  14. mamba says:
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    Would you trade Reggie Jackson for Jimmy Butler? Who else are you targeting? I wanna get a steal so I’m targeting guys that are going to get me a lot more value vs. Reggie Jackson once KD and westbrook come back.

    10 team h2h points league. looking for any position.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @mamba: Yup I would! Maybe you can luck into Collison? At this point I’m not so sure anymore, but I bet you could get Dragic, although it seems risky with just how inconsistent the rotation is there. Drummond I expect to improve but I bet he’s out of range, I think horford would be a solid buy low

  15. DK says:
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    Adams or Ed Davis? Which do you think is a better keep? Both are killing my FT so I need to drop one of them.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DK: Great one, I would lean Davis with Boozer a little banged up already and he has more upside IMO

      • DK says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks. Your advices have been invaluable so far. I picked up Papa for 4 games next week.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @DK: Sweet we did too in the Yahoo Friends and Family, really appreciate it glad we’ve helped!

          • DK says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Yeah man, Razzball has been ultra amazing. I have also been monitor your Yahoo league. Good to see how the experts move around the players in a weekly league.

          • DK says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Btw, a question.

            Which is more valuable? Getting a HOT FA like Lou Williams who played 4 games next week? Or say stream Napier and give me a good chance to win this week 5-4 instead of me losing 4-5 now. That was my dilemma earlier this morning.

            I took the Lou Williams route and dropped Napier. I knew if I picked Napier, I would have won this week 5-4 due to needing just 3 more treys. So sometimes I am not sure if I should keep a hot streamer, but I might not exactly need his stats. Example: If Steve Blake is on a roll with 5-7 asts, and I am already winning on asts. And I just need 1-2 more blocks. Should I drop Blake and risk losing the assists from Blake next week or longer?

            • JB Gilpin

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              @DK: Yeah it’s been tough, we had only 2 weeks from our Hawks and Martin gets hurt after 1 game… Yikes… Someone else had almost the exact question earlier tonight, and I think it’s a case-by-case basis. I personally don’t see sweet lou being that sweet all year, so I would go for that win. Blake is the same, well in that he’s droppable – he’s consistent, but I don’t think I’d lose sleep over dropping him so I would chase the win there too and pickup, I dunno, a Mahinmi if Hibbert is still out at the end of the week, something like that

              • DK says:
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                @JB Gilpin: Yeah, I got tough matchup with Curry, Millsap, and Draymond having only 2 games. Yeah, I knew I should have gone for the win with Napier. My brother has been in love with Lou and when he dropped big, he even called me and asked me to pick it up cos he’s out of add slots.

                • JB Gilpin

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                  @DK: Yikes, yeah I have Serge for only 2 in a few weekly leagues – REL & F&F. Well REL you can make line-up changes, but can’t make adds and stings for a 20 teamer to lose a stud. Haha, well at least your bro got him then I assume!

  16. yokev_o says:
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    drop avery bradley for lou williams in my 10er?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @yokev_o: Yeah I would, Bradley is very meh, at leats Lou has some upside for right now

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