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 Jefe's NBA Rundown - 2/15
Posted by Jeff Collins on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 17:09

As always, the rundown is designed to give you an opinion on some different players or situations in the slate today. You need to be reacting to news throughout the day. Always keep an eye on Twitter for the most up-to-date information. The idea is not that you use ONLY players from this article to build your lineups, but rather all of our content from Benny’s article, to our cheat sheets and videos along with our projections algorithm and optimizer. If you’re trying to only use players under the “cash” section to build your cash lineups for instance, you’re going to have a hard time. Instead, use some of those players as building blocks and fill in around them.

Note: I’m fading that Warriors/Kings game. It’s an 18 point spread, the Kings beat the Warriors last time, the Warriors got blown out by the Nuggets in their last game and this is their first game back home. Throw in the fact that the Kings just played last night -- Cousins played a bunch of minutes and Collison played 40 again.


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 Benny's Daily Hoops - 2/15
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 11:25

Vegas: Cavs -6, O/U: 219

Pacers: 13th Pace, 14th Scoring, 10th most points allowed

Cavs: 13th Pace, 3rd Scoring, 13th Most points allowed

Kyrie Irving - Kyrie is going to have to keep scoring for the next month or so with Love out. He gets a solid matchup here against a team point guards have done well against. I like both sides of this point guard match up for fantasy value.

Jeff Teague - Teague is cheaper and has the same upside as Kyrie. Kyrie is a putrid defender, so the matchup is even softer too. I love Teague here and think he has another big game.

LeBron James - LeBron is more of a cash game guy for me. That 50 point+ floor is safe and will be even safer with his usage bump and love out.


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 Jefe's NBA Rundown - 2/14
Posted by Jeff Collins on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 16:58

As always, the rundown is designed to give you an opinion on some different players or situations in the slate today. You need to be reacting to news throughout the day. Always keep an eye on Twitter for the most up-to-date information. The idea is not that you use ONLY players from this article to build your lineups, but rather all of our content from Benny’s article, to our cheat sheets and videos along with our projections algorithm and optimizer. If you’re trying to only use players under the “cash” section to build your cash lineups for instance, you’re going to have a hard time. Instead, use some of those players as building blocks and fill in around them...


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 Benny's Daily Hoops - 2/14
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:01

Toronto Raptors @ Chicago Bulls

Vegas: Raptors -7, O/U: 205

Bulls: 23rd Pace, 23rd Scoring, 7th fewest points allowed

Raptors: 22nd Pace, 5th Scoring, 11th fewest points allowed

This game is so hard to handicap with all the Bulls listed as doubtful. Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade, Nikola Mirotic, and Paul Zipser are all more likely to miss this game than play in it. Depending on who is in and who is out, we could have some value open up. Last game Michael Carter-Williams played big minutes and produced a nice stat line. He is probably at the apex of the price point I would pay. If Wade or Butler plays I am off of him, but I am willing to roll him if all those guys sit out again. The rest of this team is filled with guys who I expect 20-25 fantasy points out of, even with the injuries. Guys like bobby Portis, Doug McDermott, and Rajon Rondo fall into this category. The two guys who could go for more fantasy points are Robin Lopez and Taj Gibson. They are also about $1000 or more above the last group discussed. On DraftKings I do not like taking this Bulls value as much as I am willing to roll some of them out on FanDuel as salary savers on a Boogie Cousins roster.

DeMar DeRozan - Andrew Wiggins just lit up this wing defense with Wade/Butler sidelined. DeRozan is a scorer just like Wiggins is, so I can see him having a big game too. This defense is much weaker without the starters, so do not waste time fretting over the DvP.


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 Jefe's NBA Rundown - 2/13
Posted by Jeff Collins on Monday, February 13, 2017 - 17:20

As always, the rundown is designed to give you an opinion on some different players or situations in the slate today. You need to be reacting to news throughout the day. Always keep an eye on Twitter for the most up-to-date information. The idea is not that you use ONLY players from this article to build your lineups, but rather all of our content from Benny’s article, to our cheat sheets and videos along with our projections algorithm and optimizer. If you’re trying to only use players under the “cash” section to build your cash lineups for instance, you’re going to have a hard time. Instead, use some of those players as building blocks and fill in around them.

 

Point Guard

Cash: Curry, Lillard, Holiday, Nelson

GPP: Curry, Lillard, Brogdon, Murray


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 Benny's Daily Hoops - 2/13
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Monday, February 13, 2017 - 10:47

Philadelphia 76ers @ Charlotte Hornets

Vegas: Hornets -8, O/U: 211

Hornets: 16th Pace, 17th Scoring, 9th fewest points allowed

76ers: 8th Pace, 26th Scoring, 9th most points allowed

Kemba Walker - This is an excellent matchup for point guards and Kemba’s price seems a tad low. He is down to $7600 with Batum now more expensive at $7900. Kemba’s scoring is down, but the stats are not much changed. He is still playing 35ish minutes a night and still taking just under 20 shots. He is shooting horribly as his last five game totals are somewhere around 30%. That will change and a home game with the 76ers is likely to help.

Marvin Williams and Frank Kaminsky - The 76ers interior defense is suspect, so that makes this a great spot for guys going against them. Throw in the fact Cody Zeller is doubtful and we could see big minutes from both of these guys at reasonable price tags in a good spot.


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 Benny's Daily Hoops - 2/12
Posted by Benny Ricciardi on Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 11:04

San Antonio Spurs @ New York Knicks

Vegas: Spurs -8.5, O/U: 213

Knicks: 12th Pace, 12th Scoring, 6th most points allowed

Spurs: 25th Pace, 10th Scoring, 2nd fewest points allowed

Kawhi Leonard - This is an excellent spot for Leonard against a bad defense that allows a lot of points in an up-tempo spot. Kawhi normally does not smash through his ceiling and his price is elevated, so I prefer to use him in cash.

LaMarcus Aldridge - Aldridge is a sneaky upside play because the price is depressed on him. If he puts up 40, he is well over 6X. He is erratic, so I do not use him in cash, but there is upside potential for tournaments.

Dewayne Dedmon - The big boy has been seeing around 30 minutes and producing big numbers. The Knicks’ interior defense is weak with or without Noah, so I like Dedmon at his price point for safety and potential upside.


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 Jefe's NBA Rundown - 2/11
Posted by Jeff Collins on Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 17:50

As always, the rundown is designed to give you an opinion on some different players or situations in the slate today. You need to be reacting to news throughout the day. Always keep an eye on Twitter for the most up-to-date information. The idea is not that you use ONLY players from this article to build your lineups, but rather all of our content from Benny’s article, to our cheat sheets and videos along with our projections algorithm and optimizer. If you’re trying to only use players under the “cash” section to build your cash lineups for instance, you’re going to have a hard time. Instead, use some of those players as building blocks and fill in around them...


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 Thad Houston's DFS Plays - 2/11
Posted by Thad Houston on Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 11:31

What's up y'all? Tonight, we have an 8 game slate in the NBA. The Clippers and Hornets tip off at 5 PM EST, so let's look at some of my favorite picks from the 7 games on the main slate...


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 Jefe's NBA Rundown - 2/10
Posted by Jeff Collins on Friday, February 10, 2017 - 17:21

As always, the rundown is designed to give you an opinion on some different players or situations in the slate today. You need to be reacting to news throughout the day. Always keep an eye on Twitter for the most up-to-date information. The idea is not that you use ONLY players from this article to build your lineups, but rather all of our content from Benny’s article, to our cheat sheets and videos along with our projections algorithm and optimizer. If you’re trying to only use players under the “cash” section to build your cash lineups for instance, you’re going to have a hard time. Instead, use some of those players as building blocks and fill in around them.

 

 

Point Guard

Cash: Dragic, Collison, Rose

GPP: Dragic, Collison, Rose, Curry

Notes: A big note today is that Ty Lawson is doubtful for the Kings. I hope he sits out, because Collison would be the only active point guard for the Kings tonight and might even play close to 40 minutes. When Lawson got hurt last game, they very briefly ran a lineup out there with McLemore, Afflalo, and Barnes, but they timed it around the quarter break in order to give Collison that extra time between periods off while missing very little court time. Along with him, I love Dragic in what is my favorite matchup for point guards against Brooklyn. Not only that, but Dion Waiters will miss this game and his minutes will be replaced by lower usage players that will clear the way for Dragic to be more aggressive. Derrick Rose is too cheap if you’re projecting him for 33-35 minutes against Denver’s backcourt (I am). People will look at this matchup against Memphis as a tough one for Curry, but he’s actually done very well against Conley in his career including the game that he put up 40 points against him last month.


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