Sorry there was no write up last week.  It was just a bad NBA slate with a bunch of questionable players and late news.  Those slates suck because it’s kinda of a waste of time from a writing standpoint.  That’s the NBA for ya.  Now we had the news we were all waiting for out of New York regarding the DFS ruling.  Unfortunately the judge ruled against the companies and players in favor of the state of New York.  Then later in the day, the court of appeals granted a stay of the injunction.  Meaning the DFS companies can operate until their day in court.  This of course looks like a good thing for the players of New York for the time being, but there is still much work to be done.  Ok enough news – let’s get on with the 8 game slate tonight:

Point Guards

There isn’t much to say about Steph Curry (10,700) that hasn’t been said already.  His usage rate goes way up if Klay Thompson sits out again.  

One thing I like to target is PG’s vs. the Mavs.  John Wall (9,300) gets that chance and he has been on fire for the injury depleted Wizards.  Only downside is that it is the 5th game in 7 days for the Wizards.

In the past we liked to play Kemba Walker (7,000) at home.  So far this season the splits aren’t what they were in the past.  With that said, Walker will be counted on to score more with Big Al suspended.  Also, the offense seems to have a better flow without Big Al Jefferson.  

 

Shooting Guards

With James Harden (10,800) playing the Lakers, which should turn into a blowout, I am not inclined to pay such a high price if I can’t get 4 quarters of that player.  If you decide am to spend a little money a SG it’s going to be for Jimmy Butler (7,700).  He has a floor of around 35 and a ceiling of around 48 DK points.  That makes for a great cash game option vs. the defenseless Pelicans.

Bradley Beal was a late scratch on Friday night.  Garrett Temple (3,200) got the start in his place.  Stay tuned to twitter for this news tomorrow.

Raymond Felton (4,500) has a cash game value of 22.5 points for his price.  He has beat that the last 4 games.  If he continues to see 30 minutes or more he should make it 5 games in a paced up game vs. the Wizards.

 

Small Forwards

Paul George (10,200) is back to be a top 10 player in the NBA.  He is fully priced on DK, but with such a high floor he is such a good cash game option.  Especially in a game with a O/U around 200 and Detroit favored by 1.  

Carmelo Anthony (7,800) makes for a good tournament option.  The reason I don’t like using him in cash games is because his floor isn’t high if his shot isn’t falling.  Now if it is he has 50 to 60 point upside.  Plus he gets a paced up game at Portland.

Corey Brewer (4,000) got the start for the injured Trevor Ariza last game.  Brewer played 28 mins and finished with 30.25 DK points. A fantasy point a minute from a 4k player against the Lakers.  Wish I could have 3 or 4 players like this.  Remember this is only if Ariza is out!!!  Update: Ariza went through shootaround and is still listed as questionable.

 

Power Forwards

Draymond Green (8,200) is in a double overtime game as I write this. Playing 50 mins and stuffing the stat sheet like he usually does.   He is fully priced on DK but he carries upside if Klay Thompson is out.  He will have to carry more of the heavy lifting like he did on Friday night.

Kristaps Porzingis (7,600) continues to prove all the doubters wrong (myself included).  Porzingis was up to 8,100 at the beginning of the week so we’re getting a $500 discount from his high water mark.  You want to target big’s against Portland.  There is no better than the 7’3 skilled Porzingis.  

I don’t recommend rostering any Lakers to often but if you do than Julius Randle (6,000) is about the only one.  The Rockets have a real hard time defending PF’s on the year.  If Randle get the minutes he should get the double/double bonus on DK.  He should be low owned after going up against the Spurs on Friday night.  Which makes him a good tournament option.

 

Centers

Draft Kings continues to undervalue the center position and Pau Gasol (7,700) has been on a terror lately.  He hasn’t scored under 40 DK points in his last six games.  Now he gets a juicy home matchup with the Pelicans on the 2nd leg of a B2B.  New Orleans give up the 2nd most points to the center position on the season.

Marcin Gortat (6,200) was underwhelming on Friday night in a plus matchup.  His price has risen but is still a value because of all the injuries to the Wizards frontcourt.  

Kelly Olynyk (4,200) has always been able to score but his lack of minutes because of his defense.  He was one of the reasons the game against the Warriors went double OT last night.  Olynyk got some good run hoisting up 21 shots making 11 for 28 points.  He’s a little volatile for cash games because of his low floor but if he can get 28 to 30 minutes he will 6x his salary pretty easily.

 

Don’t forget to check twitter for any late scratches and player news.  As always you can catch me on twitter @realdaddybigs or leave a comment below. Good luck this weekend in your games.

  1. danb

    danb says:
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    Beal and Holiday are out tonight

    One guy I didn’t write up that has been good the last couple games is D’Angelo Russell. With Clarkson out he is seeing mid 30’s mins and plays Houston tonight.

    • danb

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      @danb: Bayless and Vasquez out. OJ Mayo makes for a nice play

  2. Bruh says:
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    Which side is better in 9-CAT (TOs) format:

    Lillard, Dwight or Draymond, Reggie Jax?

    • danb

      DB says:
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      @Bruh: Draymond and Reg Jax

  3. Timothy says:
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    Is Terrence Jones even good?

    • danb

      DB says:
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      @Timothy: yeah but I don’t know what’s going on in Houston. Don’t know what kind of league ur in but he’s good bench depth right now

      • Timothy says:
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        12 team 10 cat league, I am worried if I should hold on to Terrence Jones or Nikola Mirotic. They both are doing bad and not getting enough minutes.

        • Timothy says:
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          I have both of them and don’t know if they will still hold value. I’m hoping tjones gets traded away

          • danb

            DB says:
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            @Timothy: they still have value. Doubt Jones gets traded and Mirotic isn’t going anywhere. Although if Noah or Gibson get traded it opens the door for Mirotic

  4. Threekola says:
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    Hey, hope your teams are doing well. I just got an offer for Gobert:

    MY Favors + Tony Parker

    For

    HIS Gobert + Oladipo

    I should probably take it, but just a few things. First of all, Gobert is obviously hurt, but I’m sitting at 1st place (thanks to your help!) and can afford to hold onto him. Also, Favors is looking amazing this year. Went 25-12-2-3-7 and 35-13. I doubt I would even take Gobert for Favors straight up this year. Would you?

    Also, if I get oladipo, that’s three players on magic that I own. Elfrid, Gordon, and Dipo. Skiles is going to give me cancer… btw, are you think Elfrid hits those projected numbers post ASB?

    Back to the trade. Either way…it’s Tony Parker, lol. The Gobert owner is desperate to let him go, and I know it’s a good trade for me in the long run. I just wanted your two cents on it. Whatta ya think? Am I crazy for hesitating?

    Thanks!

    Read more: http://basketball.razzball.com/the-lengths-blake-griffin-will-go-just-to-get-a-razzball-mention#ixzz3uGiDiCra

    • danb

      DB says:
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      @Threekola: I wouldn’t make the deal cuz u don’t want 3 players from Orlando. Scott Skiles is a jagoff when it comes to player mins and rotation. If u do take the deal try to make another one

  5. sliimbo says:
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    what do you think of dropping devin booker for matt barnes 9 cat

    • danb

      DB says:
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      @sliimbo: I guess but think they both suck

  6. Peaniece says:
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    Yo, right now I picked up Bojan Bogadanovic due to his last 3 games and if I sell him right now I could get something in return. Will he be able to remain fantasy friendly stats? Right now im looking for a player with at least 4 rebs 1 stl and 1 3pm and this would prob be an sg/sf. I dropped Rodney Hood for Bojan; was that the right choice? If not, perhaps I could just pick him up again. I could also try make a move by using my persuasive skills and trading for Danny Green (underperforming really hard and its been since the start of the season but is it worth investing in him?), Harrison Barnes (this might be my chance since he’s injured), joe johnson (i dont know about this one), Afflalo (doesn’t give me any defensives though) or Iguodala (prob the hardest one to get). Which player would offer the most value (so I can trade away)? Which player gives what I’m looking for? What do you think I should do? Also, if possible can you put them all in order for long term (including bojan and rodney).
    Note: Although I said long term, If Bojan plays well for 10 weeks (rondae returns) I’d still be fine with it because he might earn his coach’s trust and play consistent long minutes despite rondae or I can trade him once his trade value climaxes.
    Another Note: Well, this was all due to Nemanja’s Injury and Decline in minutes. Damn, this is just sad…. He was the perfect piece and Gorgui just had to ruin it.

    Thanks In Advance!

  7. danb

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    I’m not a fan of Rodney Hood and want no part of Danny Green. Doubt u get much for Bojan and there is a reason he lost his job in the 1st place

  8. I am the Walrus says:
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    Drop Fournier for Marvin Williams?

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