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I was struggling to come up with a title to this week’s post.  I thought the other four roster positions articles had decent and easy to understand title.  My initial thought went something like Big Men + Stretchies.  Being that this site already coined “EmBIIIIIIIIIIIID”, I don’t want to further go down that Phallic symbol route.

We’ll end this Numbers Game-by-position series by looking at the PF position.  The game has evolved to the point that most teams now employ some sort of stretch four which is typically a PF (or a SF that plays the PF position on small ball lineups) that can consistently knock down the outside shot.  Some teams still employ the 2 Bigs lineup–think MEM, UTA, TOR sometimes (with JV and Bebe) and SAS, albeit both their bigs aren’t really the traditional big men that likes to operate down low in the post.

The analysis becomes a little tricky considering how teams play and how their rosters are structured.  So basically if you’re team needs out of position 3s, assists and stls, you’d be targeting players that are different from traditional PFs that can supply you with rebs and blks.

So let’s take a look at some juicy matchups for the remainder of the week.

As is with streaming, it can be very risky and oftentimes binary.  If you’re looking for some 3s from the PF position, Patrick Patterson vs BKN could generate a nice return.  If you’re looking for traditional PF stats, Montrezl Harrell (if available) and even Nene Hilario (for those who really like risk) on Sunday vs BKN could also be nice pick ups.

James Johnson has played really well lately but if you’re expecting above 2 3s made for him which he’s done a lot of the past 1-2 weeks, you might want a plan B if that category is close going into the weekend as MIL is one of the teams that allow below average 3 PTA for opposing PFs.  Same can be said about Jabari Parker although Jabari has the better ability to create his own shot.

The BOS front court rotations outside of Al Horford is gamble almost every game but against ATL on Friday, Kelly Olynyk and Amir Johnson (although I have to admit, I don’t know if any of the 2 has even played any PF minutes with a healthy Horford and Jae Crowder) could be targets depending on needs of your team.  If you’re knowledgeable and know if they slot Olynyk at PF with AlHor @ C then he could be a nice pickup for some rebs AND 3s.  As a corollary to this, AlHor could have a huge game vs his former team.

 

Not as many games this week so tad less opportunities to highlight.  This concludes the positional series.  Hope everyone has a injury free team coming into next week!

  1. whatcha think? says:
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    in a 12 team h2h daily league we use fg%, ft%, fgm, pts, 3’s, ast. rbd. blk, stl. i’m rally having a hard time figuring who to drop/stream that isn’t a valuable guy that won;t be picked up by another team.

    guards—Lin ( all year long ugh holding him and favors killed me all year long should have traded in week 3 but he info was so vague on both these guys) schrodder, tj mcconell, tyler johnson, nick young,

    forward/center— anthony davis, derrick favors, al horford, luol dang, draymand, mason plume and ersan iiysova

    center– robin lopez

    I dropped gary harris for TJ mcConnell cuz I thought Harris would be out a couple of weeks. should I pick him back up or wait with TJ? plus clint cappella is out there and coming back in a few weeks. i’m in 9th last place for playoffs is 8th. should I tank a couple weeks and hope to get healthy down the stretch pick up cappella drop lopez or someone else you think would be a food drop to sit on him for a couple of weeks. ??? I’m lost thx for the help !!

    • whatcha think? says:
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      @whatcha think?: also tristian thomas was dropped would you drop robin lopez for him? thx again

      • JG

        JG says:
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        @whatcha think?: Yes, I’d drop RoLo for him. Also, please see my reply below to your earlier post.

  2. JG

    JG says:
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    How many IL slots do you have? If no IL slots and you are holding Lin, Young and RoLo, that’s taking a toll on your team.

    Are you on 4 moves/wk? Nick Young can be streamable and I would definitely pick up Capela to either replace one of your stream spots (Nick Young, Deng, Lopez) or just fully replace Young (I don’t think you’re competing in 3s against the better teams with this lineup). I’d also pick up Harris if he still is available. If you nabbed Capela, I can fully understand dropping RoLo for Harris (if you are battling to make the playoffs. Otherwise, I’d be dropping Deng instead as I think there is still a good chance RoLo’s role changes for the better later on compared to Deng.

  3. Jerry says:
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    What you guys think of this trade. H2h 9cat 16 team
    Cousins, Brandon knight and Lou will
    For
    IT, dieng and Lin

    Am I giving up too much for boogie?

    I would then have towns, whiteside and boogie which would Lock me in for boards and blks

    Thanks razzguys!

  4. Jerry says:
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    Forgot to mention no IL spot.. not sitting good on rankings

    • JG

      JG says:
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      @Jerry: I wouldn’t do that trade. Towns and Whiteside should be solid enough for boards. If you can get Lin traded to someone who is doing good in standings for someone who isn’t fa/wire material and fits your needs, I’d do it. No IL and holding Lin while not doing well in standings is not a good way to try and catch up imo

  5. Tyler says:
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    12team 9cat H2H
    G-Wall,Derozan,Beverley,Tyreke,GHarris
    F-Giannis,Hayward,Gay,Harkless,Mirotic
    C-Gobert,Turner.Horford

    Available FA: Aminu, JRich, McConnell, Levert, Ingram, Chriss, Jamychal, DannyGreen, Darren Collison

    Drop Mirotic for Collison or Aminu? Or keep miro?
    Who fits my team more?

    • JG

      JG says:
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      @Tyler: I don’t really know how the PG situation in SAC will turn out but if you’re doing well in the standings, I’d try Colli. Even with Miro, I don’t think it puts you in a strong position to battle for 3s.

  6. Dirk says:
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    Schroder and ariza for lebron in a dynasty league – too much to give up for an older guy?

    Alternately, Schroder, danny green, and a 2017 first (likely 10-12th) for Lebron?

    Thanks in advance!

    • JG

      JG says:
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      @Dirk: hmmm…LBJ, barring inj, should still have 2-3 yrs of top 30 value. Haven’t watched a lot of ATL and Schroder’s play but I think that’s Schroder’s ceiling but he should have more productive yrs ahead vs LBJ. Ariza is no young chicken. So yeah, depending on your needs now and lineup look for the next couple of seasons, I’d do that trade and get me LBJ

  7. Dee says:
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    Should I ask for more or is this a fair trade?

    Getting Valanciunas, giving plumlee

    I’m first in assist by a wide margin and 2nd to last in ft%

    • JG

      JG says:
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      @Dee: Hmmm…the way the season is going, they are almost equal in pts/rebs. MP has the edge in assists and slight edge in blks. Playing similar mpg. I’d do the trade just because of JV’s upside if the minutes come (very big IF). Addition by subtraction in FT too.

  8. Mr. Blast says:
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    Ty Lawson or Brandon Knight ?

    Obviously not good options, but if you had to have 1 ?

    • JG

      JG says:
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      @Mr. Blast: Lawson unless Knight gets traded to a team where he can consistently get 30 mins or more mpg

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