Out of all the sports, basketball is the most projectable, as there are more possessions to provide a larger sample size. But that doesn’t mean variance doesn’t exist. Blake Griffin can miraculously block a shot one game or DeAndre Jordan can shoot 8-for-9 from the free throw line on any given night. The LA nightlife can affect a team’s performance or the hotel wifi could cause players to go on tilt which affects their performance on the court. Whatever the reason, shit happens sometimes.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
33 3 0 0 0 2 8/12 11/16 3/4

C. J. Miles did that. C. J. Miles never does that. He hasn’t scored more than 15 points in any game this season. To be fair, C. J. Miles used to do that. His career high is 40 points, back in 2010. In his prime, he’d only average around 12-13 points, but he’d go off for 30+ points every once in a while. Anyways, he will likely score 5 points in the next game, so in no way am I advocating walking 500 Miles with him. With that said, it’s always nice to acknowledge greatness, even if it probably won’t be replicated.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Aaron Gordon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 9 4 1 1 2 3/6 4/13 2/2

At some point, potential ceases to be a thing, right? Maybe this is who he is, a top 100-ish player. With that said, he’s still only 23 years old, so I’m not giving up hope yet. I’ll give him three more years.

Jonathan Isaac

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 9 2 0 0 2 3/4 5/12 0

I was told that there would be D stats. For the season, Isaac has contributed 0.8 steals and 1.3 blocks. Not bad, but like with Gordon, huge expectations. Maybe it’s me, not them. Anyways, the offensive development has been pleasant to watch and I have faith that Isaac will be a beast on D.

Nikola Vucevic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 14 2 1 1 3 0 9/17 2/2

Vucevic has maintained the lofty top 15 production for most of the season. It looks like he will become the newest member of the 1/1/1 club. Very impressive. What’s not impressive, though, is losing 90-100 against the Wizards. If you want to get into the playoffs, you have to beat the crummy teams.

Terrence Ross

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
7 3 1 0 1 1 0/6 3/13 1/1

Welcome to the Grand Canyon of fantasy hoops. Hello hello hellloo hellllooo hellllllooooooo….

D. J. Augustin

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 1 7 0 0 0 4/9 6/15 0

There’s value in getting what you expect. When you return to Netflix, you expect the show to resume where you ended the previous night. When the light turns red, you expect cars to stop. When the light turns green, you expect cars to go. If someone puts on the right blinker, you expect him/her to turn right, not left. Augustin will give you double digit points, a trey, a couple of boards, some steals, and a handful of dimes. You will rarely get more, but will usually not get less.

Thomas Bryant

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 10 1 0 2 1 1/2 9/12 2/2

Played 25 minutes off the bench. Prior to last night, Bryant had averaged 16.2 minutes (six games) and been a non-factor. Bobby Portis was terrible, shot 3-for-11, and was matched up against Vucevic, so it was likely a one-game outlier. Something to monitor, though.

Jabari Parker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 9 1 1 0 3 1/2 9/12 0/2

Played 28 minutes off the bench. If Ross is the Grand Canyon, Parker is the Mariana Trench. He’s just as likely to score 0 points as he is to put up 20 with across-the-board production. With that said, there are valleys, peaks, and plateaus within the Mariana Trench. Currently, we are traversing a pleateau, as Parker has scored double figures in seven straight games and been a top 100 player. He’s been shooting 65% from the field. Enjoy the ride because the production can fall off a cliff at any moment.

Outside of Bradley Beal (23/6/7/2), the rest of the starters for the Wizards were putrid. Jeff Green scored 8 points on 1-for-5 shooting and Tomas Satoransky scored 2 points on 1-for-8 shooting. At least Sato contributed 6 boards and 7 dimes.

Spencer Dinwiddie

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 5 2 0 1 3 2/6 8/17 7/10

Played 27 minutes, but led the Nets in scoring. Since returning from injury, Dinwiddie has averaged 25.5 minutes, 18.5 points, 4.5 dimes, and 13.2 shots with 5.7 from downtown in seven games. He’s garnered a usage rate over 31!

No other Nets player did much. D’Angelo Russell scored 14 points on 6-of-18 shooting with 4 boards, 7 dimes, and 3 steals, while Joe Harris was average with 13 points, 6 boards, 2 dimes, and 1 block. Everyone else was held under 10 points. Caris LeVert provided 8 points, 6 boards, and 4 dimes, but he only played 19 minutes.

Paul George

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 9 3 2 2 2 3/6 9/18 4/4

Played a team-high 37 minutes. Over the past six games, George has been shooting 34% from the field (probably due to the injury he suffered), but he still will provide production in the rest of the cats and should start balling at an elite level once he gets healthy.

Russell Westbrook

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
31 12 11 3 0 5 4/8 12/23 3/5

Yawn. Just another trip-dub, his 24th of the season. I forgot he posted 11 straight back in February until I checked last night. Anyways, we know what Westbrook brings. I just wanted to use this space to fully support his actions the other night in Utah. Too many fans cross the line and think they are entitled to [email protected]#t on players because they paid for a ticket. To make matters worse, they think that ticket provides them with an impenetrable bubble. They would never say or do the things they do in a normal setting because they would get pummeled. Anyways, don’t be a f’ing asshole. Act as if someone would punch you in the face if you do wrong.

Ivan Rabb

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
4 5 3 1 0 1 0/2 0/5 4/4

Got the start and played 25 minutes with Bruno Caboclo moving to the bench. With all the injuries and no chance for the playoffs, Rabb could remain in the starting lineup for the rest of the season and get plenty of run. He’s strictly a points and boards guy.

Jonas Valanciunas

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 0 0 0 1 3 0 3/8 2/2

Got the start and played 20 minutes. Ouch. Maybe the pace was too fast for JV.

Avery Bradley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 1 1 0 0 2 0/4 2/8 1/1

Got the start and played 19 minutes. Hmmm, maybe it wasn’t the pace. Hotlanta nightlife is undefeated?

Delon Wright

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
10 3 7 2 2 1 0/3 4/12 2/4

Played 30 minutes off the bench. Over the past six games, Wright has been a top 90 player. He’s been averaging 28.9 minutes, 12.8 points, 5.3 boards, 4 dimes, 1.2 steals, and 0.8 blocks. The shooting efficiency hasn’t been good (42%), but he’s taking care of the ball. Many were expecting Mike Conley to get shut down, which is still a possibility, but even without that happening, he’s been getting enough run to be a fantasy asset.

Joakim Noah

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 8 5 1 1 0 0 5/7 2/3

Played 24 minutes. Still balling out, playing with passion, and having fun out there. As ugly as his shot is, it’s fun to watch him play. From a fantasy perspective, the minutes are a concern, but he’s been providing boards, dimes, and D stats.

John Collins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 12 1 1 2 1 1/2 11/17 4/5

That’s what I’m talking about! We know he can score and grab boards, but it’s all about the contributions on D! Over the past four games, Collins has been the #3 player, as he’s averaging 27.6 points, 13 boards, 0.8 treys, 1.8 blocks, and shooting 61% from the field and 80% from the line on 6.3 attempts.

Kevin Huerter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 5 4 1 1 1 4/6 6/10 0

Huerter had been hurting fantasy teams for a stretch, but he’s back and providing top 60 value over the past three games. The D stats are lacking, but points, treys, boards, and some dimes are what he provides.

Trae Young

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
22 3 8 1 0 0 3/5 8/12 3/3

Top 50-60 player over the past few weeks. The dimes are borderline elite, but it’s the boards that have been a pleasant surprise. The field goal percentage is always a drag, but that’s what happens when you shoot from 28 feet out.

Alex Len

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 8 4 0 2 0 2/5 8/13 2/4

Played 23 minutes off the bench. Ha! Welcome to the Len Experience, with more ups and downs than a ride at Six Flags.

The Hawks defeated the Grizzlies, 132-111, so only one starter played more than 25 minutes.

Blake Griffin

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 4 3 1 1 3 2/6 4/9 3/4

O. M. G. He got a block. I swear I wrote the lede before looking at the Pistons box score.

Andre Drummond

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
5 9 0 0 2 5 0 1/3 3/4

Whoa….definitely not a Dre Day.

The Pistons got destroyed, 74-108 in Miami. Y’all know what that means. NO BLURBS FOR YOU!!! South Beach nightlife is undefeated. Only Wayne Ellington (11 points) and Luke Kennard (10 points) scored in double figures.

Due to the blowout, no Heat player scored over 16 points.

Josh Richardson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 8 5 2 1 2 2/3 5/10 1/2

Played a team-high 31 minutes. My RichardSON! The D stats have not been as plentiful this season, which makes me sad. Boo hoo. With that said, he’s still a top 60 player and will always have special place in my heart.

Bam Adebayo continues to start at center and played 17 minutes. He provided 10 points, 5 boards, and 1 dime. Hassan Whiteside played 20 minutes off the bench and contributed 13 points, 11 boards, 1 dimes, and 1 block.

DeMarcus Cousins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 8 7 2 0 4 1/2 11/16 4/4

Played 32 minutes. Cousins has been a top 10 player over the past three games, averaging 17.7 points, 0.7 treys, 6.3 boards, 5 dimes, 1.7 steals, and 2.7 blocks. Damn. Now, I can see him getting played off the court in the playoffs, especially if teams just put him in pick-and-roll all day, but good thing fantasy players don’t have to worry about that.

Steph Curry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 4 5 2 0 1 3/9 8/20 5/5

Top 40 player over the past six games, primarily due to the 39% shooting from the field. Don’t be a worry wart.

Klay Thompson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 6 2 0 0 0 5/10 12/23 1/1

Top 20 player on the season and top 5 over the past four games. He must’ve read my, “I’m not sure Klay can be an alpha” quotes. You are all welcome.

No Kevin Durant in this one. And the Warriors defeated the Rockets 106-104 in Houston. Hmmmmmmm. Naw, I ain’t going there.

Clint Capela

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 13 1 1 1 0 0 6/9 1/2

Delivers night in and night out. Played a team-high 40 minutes. The only negative regarding Capela’s game is the awful free throw shooting (55% on 4.1 attempts over the past seven games).

Chris Paul

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
24 6 3 0 0 3 2/6 7/12 8/8

Played 33 minutes. The dimes have been light lately, but the biggest drain on his value has been the poor efficiency (32% from the field over the past seven games). Hopefully State Farm insures against raining bricks.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
29 3 10 3 0 2 2/12 10/23 7/9

Harden is still sporting a usage rate over 41! The contributions in boards and dimes have been fabulous, but the 4.8 treys is ridiculous. But, but, but….the most impressive number is the 2.2 steals.

Kenneth Faried

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
3 3 0 0 0 0 0/1 1/2 1/2

Played 13 minutes. With Capela healthy and playing close to 40 minutes and P. J. Tucker playing mid-30s and being an integral piece for their defense, there are just no minutes for Faried now.

Rudy Gobert

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 20 1 1 0 2 0 6/9 6/11

Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! Viva la France!

Ricky Rubio

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
6 3 4 0 1 0 0/2 1/7 4/5

Returned from injury and played 22 minutes. It was mentioned that he’d be on minutes limit, but will that be lifted when the Jazz play the Timberwolves? Revenge!!!

Donovan Mitchell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 5 2 1 0 2 4/6 10/18 2/2

Remember when Mitchell was struggling? Man, that seems like a lifetime ago. He’s been a top 15 player over the past three games, draining 4 treys a game! Who’s he think he is? Harden? Do you think this is Mitchell’s ceiling? If not, how high can he go?

Devin Booker

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 4 6 0 1 4 2/4 9/20 7/9

Has been a top 20 player over the past seven games. 28.7 points, 2 treys, 4.9 boards, 6.3 dimes, and 1.3 steals. He’s been shooting 47% from the field and 95% from the line on 8.6 attempts! So, since Booker has been in the league, the assists have gone from 2.6 to 3.4 to 4.7 to 6.7. I love that! Where does it stop?

  1. Tal Val says:
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    Reggie Jackson turned his ankle last night. Even if he doesn’t miss time, you you consider dropping him to pick up Sexton?

    • Tal Val says:
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      Would you*

      • Son

        Son says:
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        Depends what it is

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m good with that. Sexton is hot right now and you don’t want to rely on players who are less than 100%. Plus, Sexton plays the same number of games as Jackson during the playoffs

  2. Flamonger says:
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    Choose 2. I’m not worried about scoring, I just need guys with upside who won’t hurt my percentages.

    Powell
    Sexton
    Bog-Bog
    Reggie Jackson

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Sexton and BogBog

  3. Jm says:
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    Hi bro.

    Currently, at the middle of the first week of Playoffs (10 man 9 cat H2H league)

    Current score is 4-5 (I have slight margin in Stls while comfortable lead in FG, FT and TO; slightly trailing Blks)

    With my current roster below, how should I lock the 5 stats (FG, FT, Stls, Blks and TOs)?

    Lillard
    Butler
    Horford
    Bledsoe
    Siakam
    Murray
    Barton
    Harrell
    WCS
    Collison
    Love
    Richardson
    Giles

    Thanks in advance bro.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Hmmm, I think I’m running out this lineup

      Lillard
      Butler
      Bledsoe
      Siakam
      Horford
      Love
      Collison
      Murray
      Richardson
      Harrell

  4. Mamba says:
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    Hey Son! Its not looking so good for me to make it to the next round but here is to hope and a ton of fantasy luck!

    my team:
    dragic
    middleton
    richardSON
    tatum
    siakam
    jonathan Issac
    DJ
    Capela
    r. rubio
    Bagely III
    LeVert (probably gonna drop)
    t. harris
    Lillard
    Wiggins (IL- probably my Achilles heel)

    my opponents team:
    d. mitchell
    luker kennard
    buddy hield
    taurean prince
    drummond
    giannis
    steven adams
    myles turner
    jarrett allen
    larry nance jr.
    otto porter jr.
    montrezl harrell
    nicolas batum

    Currently its 4-5 (him winning) — both of us have 27 remaining games this week. i have 3 moves left to make for the week.
    Fg% : .490 vs .456
    FT%: .864 vs .746
    3PTM: 14 vs 20
    PTS: 175 vs 255
    REB: 98 vs 121
    AST: 54 vs 39
    ST: 9 vs 17
    BLK: 3 vs 14
    TO: 28 vs 35

    Any advice that can help swing things my way?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      He’s got the big men cats all but locked up. Treys are your best bet to focus on, especially since you should be able to find them on the wire. So, I’d focus there and then maximize games played. From your squad, Tatum, Siakam, Isaac, and Rubio all have 1 game remaining this week. Tatum and Isaac play ATL, so I’d hold onto them as the matchup doesn’t get any better. I’d look to replace Siakam and Rubio for other options on the wire. Also, I’d look to move Dragic if you can find another player off the wire.

      • Mamba says:
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        top 10 players on the wire based on 3PTM for projected remaining games:
        W. Ellington – 2 games (15,17)
        P. Mills – 2 games (15,16)
        D. Green – 2 games (14,17)
        D. Bertans – 2 games (15,16)
        M. Williams – 2 games (15,17)
        W. Matthews – 2 games (14,16)
        C. Osman – 2 games (14, 16)
        M. Belinelli – 2 games (15, 16)
        R. Bullock – 3 games (14, 15, 17)
        A. Crabbe – 2 games (16, 17)
        B. Forbes – 2 games (15, 16)

        top 10 players available based on 3PTM based on season avg:
        W. Ellington
        R. Bullock
        W. Matthews
        D. Green
        H. Barnes
        A. Crabbe
        G. Green
        B. Forbes
        M Beasley
        K. Korver

        top 10 available players not inj:
        J. McGee
        M. Williams
        D. Green
        T. Bryant
        C. Zeller
        A. Aminu
        N. Bjelica
        K. Dunn
        M. Morris
        K. Bazemore

        I’m thinking drop Rubio for W. Ellington, drop Dragic for Dunn, Green or Williams.

        Thoughts?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          Ellington and Dunn for me

          • Mamba says:
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            Thank you SON!

            Gonna pull the trigger on Ellington tonight after I get today’s game from Rubio.

            • Son

              Son says:
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              Anytime. Good luck and bring back a chip to Razzball HQ!

              • Mamba says:
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                so im in a pickle… I got 1 more move to make and today i only have 2 players playing tomorrow got a full lineup and someone has to sit. My opponent has 9 tomorrow and 6 today.

                Im thinking i should drop someone who can help me today in steals and 3s… any ideas? or maybe i should just do nothing?

                currently im down by 1 steal and up in FG% by.001. Its a nail biter!

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  If you can get someone in the lineup today, then by all means, do it. Who are the options?

                  • Mamba says:
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                    ahhh its to late! May the fantasy Gods smile upon me this weekend

                    • Son

                      Son says:
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                      May they indeed

    • Mr. Blast says:
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      AYO! Mamba!

      I’m targeting the Pelicans players for the back to back Friday/Saturday set.

      Then dump’em for a Sunday stream dream. Good luck!

      Wtup Son!

      • Mr. Blast says:
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        New Orleans, Phoenix, Portland..

        Play Friday/Saturday and MONDAY!

        I’m all over that.

        Son, Please rank these guys – Ty-Jo, Frank Jackson, Kenrich, Aminu, Harkless

        Picking up 2 of them for my final 2 moves.

        I’ll be dropping Augustin & Taj who only will be playing 1 game in that time frame compared to players listed aboves 3 games.

        Target stats would be Points, 3’s & boards.

        Thanks

        • Son

          Son says:
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          F Jackson and Harkless

      • Son

        Son says:
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        Sup Mr. Blast! Good lookin’ out for Mamba! We got ourselves a nice little community here

      • Mamba says:
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        Mr. BLAST!!

        Damn much appreciated man!

        Blasting some knowledge I completely over looked!

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