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 Jeff Collins' NBA Cheat Sheet - Wednesday 10/26
Posted by Jeff Collins on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 16:24

The NBA Cheat Sheet is FREE through the end of October!

 Benny's Daily Hoops - 10/26
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:01

Dallas Mavericks @ Indiana Pacers

Vegas: Pacers (-6.5), O/U: 205

The total in this game is up six points since the line was issued. This points to an interesting fact that we talked about in the preseason. The Indiana Pacers are playing much faster this year with Jeff Teague at the point instead of George Hill. They also added guys like Thad Young in the offseason and now boast a starting five of Teague, Monta Ellis, Paul George, Thad Young, and Myles Turner. All five of those guys can get up and down the floor in a hurry. Dallas was a slower paced team in 2016, which I think will be the case for them again this year with so many aging veterans. Another problem with so many aging veterans is injuries and the Mavericks are already dealing with them. Devin Harris is out and it looks like backup point guard JJ Barea is going to miss the game as well.

 Jefe's NBA Rundown - 10/25
Posted by Jeff Collins on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:17

Three game slate today, so I’ll provide a little more commentary than usual. Pricing is pretty close on DK/FD so if I don’t say otherwise just assume the guy I’m recommending applies to both sites.

Benny takes a deep look on the slate every day that you can find a little earlier in the day and I’ll usually be doing a show or podcast on the bigger slates (and today).

 Benny's Daily Hoops - 10/25
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:20

It’s Christmas morning for NBA DFS fans. We have a small three game slate to kick off the season, but it allows us to give you a taste of what you will see all year. I will be writing the early breakdown of the games, usually posted by one or two o’clock EST. We will go over each game discussing the pace and the matchups and any other relevant information that we come across during our research. Remember that injury news is very important in NBA, because everything has a domino effect on minutes and usage. Things change rapidly as players are announced out and we no longer have late swap to give us additional time to mull over the impact. With all that said, let’s take a look at the matchups.

 DFS NBA Preseason Picks
Posted by Jeff Collins on Friday, October 21, 2016 - 16:00

What's up guys, Benny wasn't able to do a preseason article today, so I figured I'd shoot everyone my favorite three plays at each position.

Benny spent all day writing a preview for each NBA team that we will release in the next day or two, and then I'll go into some analysis hopefully via video or pod early next week!

Top plays in bold

 NBA Zen
Posted by Thad Houston on Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 14:34

What's up y'all? This is the one and only RadThad with some advice to help you get ready for the upcoming NBA season. Now, like a lot of the other guys, I definitely consider NBA to be my "thing". I remember my dad taking me to watch "Pistol" Pete Maravich… when he played for the Jazz… when they were still in New Orleans. Yeah, for real. Some people may consider basketball a seasonal sport, however, with NBA free agency, the NBA draft, NBA summer league, WNBA, International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Olympic games, basketball lasts all year, as far as I'm concerned. With NFL in full swing, NHL off and running and NBA about to tip off, we can easily find ourselves overwhelmed when it comes to daily fantasy sports. Hopefully, a few of the following "nonrandom" practices that I've embraced can help you transition into the NBA season with some degree of inner peace. I use the term "nonrandom," because while they may seem a bit "off the cuff" at the moment, they will certainly make sense as the season progresses. Topics like roster construction, bankroll management, etc. will be covered once the season starts but for now let's focus on a few less "tangible" topics.

 Benny's Preseason NBA DFS Picks - 10/20
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 08:40

Miami Heat @ Charlotte Hornets

Heat: Two guys have been producing much of the fantasy value coming out of Miami so far this preseason. The first one is point guard Goran Dragic. Dragic has been great now that he is the main guy handling the ball. He is scoring, setting up his teammates, and even adds in some rebounds and steals. He is playing over half the game so far in the preseason and is still reasonably priced. The other stud for this Miami team has been Hassan Whiteside. Whiteside has always been a monster on the boards and he has always been a guy who blocks a lot of shots.

 Strategy for Beginners
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 18:45

This in-depth article will help educate beginners to the world of daily fantasy sports (DFS) NBA action. It will show you the thought process of a professional DFS player, and the intricacies needed to build an effective NBA daily fantasy basketball lineup.

I figured the best way for me to help you guys out is to walk you through how I do my own rosters. This way you can see the thought process, tweak it a little, and make it your own. If you want to be a winning player, then you need to do your research...

 Jeff Collins NBA Strategy - 10/19
Posted by Jeff Collins on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 18:13

Can you discuss stacking? - @pellyDFS

This is the question I get the most in every sport. There are a couple of ways to approach stacking with NBA. Let's start with game stacking. We'll define a "game stack" as getting as many players from one game as possible into a lineup.  The biggest benefit to doing this is for the chance that the game goes to overtime. Adding around 5 minutes per player for up to eight players is basically like playing with an extra roster spot. There's a 6.09% chance that a game goes to overtime, so back when nobody else was game stacking, one out of every sixteen times or so you'd have a pretty good shot at winning a GPP. The problem is that everyone caught on to that, so the odds of actually profiting with this strategy are now lowered. And what are the negatives? Well for one, by using that many players from the same game you're really limiting your upside if the game doesn't go to OT. And even if it does, now with the "game stack" being pretty popular, you still have to have the right combo of players in order to beat everyone else with the same strategy.

 Benny's Preseason NBA DFS Picks - 10/19
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 11:17

Well, the time has come where we no longer have late swap. I said this again, but some of you did not listen. PLEASE DO NOT PLAY BIG VOLUME UNTIL THE SEASON STARTS. If you are playing more than the amount of money you would spend on a fast food dinner right now you are absolutely crazy. We are going to have guys sitting out, guys playing time fluctuating and it is not worth the uncertainty risk. Next week the NBA regular season starts and we will be able to better predict minutes and usage rates based off of historical norms. Right now much of what we are doing is guess work based on coach speak and what little information we have. With that being said, here are some of the guys I am looking at for tonight, but remember if you can not be by your computer thirty minutes before lineup lock and looking through twitter to double check late breaking news it is better for you to stay on the sidelines. I am not playing more than $10 a day for the next week and I think you are crazy if you are not doing the same.