DFS 1/23 Wednesday (free article)

January 23, 2019 by Greg EhrenbergView Comments (226)

Twitter: @gehrenbergdfs

All the value

Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers - 7:00 am

TOR

The hibernation of Kawhi Leonard continues as it looks like Toronto is poised to have him rest though the winter. With this being the tail end of a back to back I have some concerns with how the Raptors’ other core players will be utilized. We saw Ibaka play limited minutes last night and that could end up happening with any of the Toronto vets again. The Pacers are one of the largest favorites on the slate for this reason.

Cash Plays

VanVleet
Siakam

GPP Plays

VanVleet
Ibaka
Lowry
Siakam

IND

The price for Oladipo remains cheap enough that he has upside despite a tough matchup. At least the spot is a bit easier than ease rankings might indicate with Kawhi out. Myles Turner has the best matchup of any Pacer, but there are enough good plays at center that he doesn’t make the cut for me.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

Oladipo

Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets - 7:30 am

ORL

Aaron Gordon is expected to play tonight after missing the last couple of games. This will send Jonathon Simmons back to a bench role and Jonathan Isaac figures to see less playing time and production. As per usual, centers against the Nets are in play and Vucevic is in my player pool tonight. I probably won’t be able to get as much exposure to him as I would normally like to in this spot with cheap value centers on the slate and the potential for a massive usage game from Embiid.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

Vucevic

BKN

The Nets remind Russell or bust for me. He is shooting .500/.448/.929 since the turn of the calendar, but the production and minutes for the player around him fluctuate a ton. I don’t think there is a need to try to get guess who is going to play minutes amongst the Nets’ role players with nine other games on the slate.

Cash Plays

Russell

GPP Plays

Russell

Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics - 7:30 am

CLE

Zizic is drawing another start tonight, but I prefer Okafor and Kanter in the same price range. The Cavs are 16.5 points underdogs and they are rarely competitive in games lately. It is impressive to put together a team with so little fantasy relevance, but this is a truly garbage roster. If anybody has a good game it will have to come in garbage time.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

None

BOS

With this game expected to be one-sided, Boston is holding out both Al Horford and Kyrie Irving tonight. Terry Rozier is uber chat tonight and Jayson Tatum is going to have to take more shots in the offense. Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart both figure to see more playing time. There is a lot of potential value here, but the blowout is more likely than not, so I wouldn’t play too many Boston guys in the same cash lineup.

Cash Plays

Tatum
Rozier
Morris

GPP Plays

Tatum
Rozier
Morris
Smart
Brown
Hayward

Los Angeles Clippers at Miami Heat - 7:30 am

LAC

I don’t love the Clippers since they are playing on the road for a down pace matchup, but a couple of guys warrant consideration. Tobias Harris sees a sizable bump in production with Gallinari out and Beverley has been playing a bunch of minutes starting in place of Gallo. Pat Bev played 42 and 35 minutes in the two games since the injury to Gallinari.

Cash Plays

Harris

GPP Plays

Harris
Beverley

MIA

The playing time for the Heat has been really to predict in recent games. They run a deep rotation and have a bunch of quality players, but no superstar. There is a lack of consistency that I am going to avoid since we have more surefire value plays on the slate.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

None

Houston Rockets at New York Knicks - 7:30 am

HOU

We are going on nearly two months since James Harden had a bad game. There is a bunch of value on the slate and nobody else to really pay up for, which makes him an obvious play. We have gotten to the point where his over/under on points for tonight is 41.5. Even with Gordon back, I am not too concerned about Harden’s usage. He took 26 shots last game despite a blowout keeping him off the court in the court quarter.

Cash Plays

Harden
Faried

GPP Plays

Harden
Faried
Gordon

NYK

This is expected to be the highest scoring game on the slate and the Knicks are going to have to score to keep pace with Harden. Enes Kanter is going back to the starting lineup, so e is the best play on the team. He might not play 35 minutes, but he doesn’t have to to have a big game at his price point. With Kornet out, Vonleh figures to play a bigger role and he is priced down a bit on Fanduel.

Cash Plays

Kanter
Vonleh (Fanduel)

GPP Plays

Kanter
Vonleh

Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls - 8:00 am

ATL

After he was a late scratch in the Hawks’ last game, Kevin Huerter is doubtful to play tonight. Taurean Prince started in his place and had a massive dud, but I think he makes sense as a value play at his current salary. He was a 7k player earlier in the year as a starter, so his current price represents a discount. John Collins doesn’t have a ton of upside at his current salary, but he has a reasonably high floor.

Cash Plays

Collins
Prince

GPP Plays

Collins
Prince

CHI

The best matchup here goes to Kris Dunn. He draws the defense of Trae Young, who has climbed out of the gutter to be the second worst defender in the league by Defensive Real Plus-Minus, but is still a favorable player to go against. FWIW, Colin Sexton is now last in the league. LaVine and Markkanen are also fine plays for Chicago, but Dunn is a higher priority play.

Cash Plays

Dunn
LaVine
Markkanen

GPP Plays

Dunn
LaVine
Markkanen

Charlotte Hornets at Memphis Grizzlies - 8:00 am

CHA

Even with the recent struggles of the Grizzlies, I am off the Hornets tonight. This is going to be a down pace game and at best the players on Charlotte are fairly priced on a slate filled with value.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

None

MEM

Justin Holiday has bene priced up on Fanduel, but he is still close to the min price on DK. He is playing a massive amount of minutes recently and is a safe plays with upside at his price point. Jaren Jackson is a high variance GPP play, but he becomes a bit safer if Gasol is ruled out. JaMychal Green makes sense as a play if Gasol is ruled out as the likely starter.

Cash Plays

Holiday (Draftkings)

GPP Plays

Holiday (Draftkings)
Jackson Jr

San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers - 8:00 am

SAS

Between DeRozan and Aldridge, I generally prefer whichever guy is cheaper. The pricing always end up flip flopping and I expect DeRozan will be the most expensive Spurs in the near future. He is a marginal play, but becomes stronger if Jimmy Butler is ruled out.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

DeRozan

PHI

With Butler and Simmons questionable, we would see Embiid as the lone star active for the Sixers. Even though he's been battling back issues, Embiid is still playing through it and his production hasn’t suffered. Embiid leads the team with a 37% usage rating with Simmons and Butler off the floor. A bunch of value plays could open up depending on the injury situation. If McConnell starts then he becomes the priority cheap play.

Cash Plays

TBD

GPP Plays

TBD

Detroit Pistons at New Orleans Pelicans - 8:00 am

DET

Drummond missed the last two games with a concussion, but he appears close to returning. He is listed as questionable to play tonight and the Detroit players to roster if he can’t play are Griffin and Zaza. Zaza has the potential to play over 30 minutes at a cheap salary, while Griffin has a 36.4% usage rating with Drummond off the floor this season.

Cash Plays

TBD

GPP Plays

TBD

NOR

Anthony Davis has been ruled out for at least a couple of weeks and the Pelicans are opting to start Jahlil Okafor in his place. I don’t love Okafor as a real life play, but much like with Dragan Bender last night, opportunity matters more than quality of player in DFS. Okafor played 35 minutes and put up a double-double in his first game without AD. Holiday and Randle are both going to have to carry extra usage to pick up the slack.

Cash Plays

Holiday
Randle
Okafor
Moore (Fanduel)

GPP Plays

Holiday
Randle
Okafor
Mirotic
Moore (Fanduel)

Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz - 10:30 am

DEN

The Nuggets are finally getting the whole squad healthy, but this means more splintered playing time and usage. I probably won’t be rostering many of their players until there is another injury or some o the pricing comes down,

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

None

UTA

With Ricky Rubio back, Donovan Mitchell is going to start to lose out on ball-handling duties. He is a fade for me. Rudy Gobert is playing out of his mind, but he is a bit pricey now and this slate has a bunch of strong center options.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

Ingles (Fanduel)

This should be a high scoring slate. There is plenty of value available, so it is pretty easy to get up to Harden in lineups. Rozier is the best of the cheap plays and a must play in cash games.

 
83.7d ago
Good Afternoon All, When looking at the DFS projections page. Sometime I see the little clock next to the players name and there is no change on the player news page i.e. Gary Harris and Will Barton's values just dropped. How was this caused and what can I reference? TY in advance
83.8d ago
Woke up to a nice surprise. The promising line-up came in 11th in $1 GPP and 6th in the $5 (of course I didn't enter that one in the $10 contest, doh!). I think 6th is the closest I've come to cracking a big-field GPP.
  100% (3) UP
84.3d ago
@Monstee click on my name there, and you can send me a PM anytime. I've cluttered up the "comments" section enough as it is with my dissertation on Fantasy Ball. :D
84.3d ago
Alright boys, enough fun for one night. Good luck and chat tomorrow. Take care
84.3d ago
Have a lot of Wiggins and Ingram but same lineup with DRose :(
84.3d ago
I've been playing fantasy ball since 200-something or other, and serious into basketball since around 2003. I found DFS about four years ago maybe? Not sure about that one...I know it was when Fanduel WAS operating paid games in Texas at the time, because I SUCKED at Fanduel when I first started. In fact, not too sure I'm that much better now... :P ;D But Yahoo on the other hand... ;D
84.3d ago
Tex let me in on some of that knowledge:) or at least point me in the right direction
84.3d ago
Same goes for other facets of the game, including your "revenge" narratives, and such. Even Greg writes about it at times, where some player just naturally goes off against a team for one reason or another, so he's a good play. But it's mostly stuff you can actually back up with stats, and not so much "revenge" or narratives of some sort. Doing well in Fantasy Basketball is more about the stats and stat history then it is guessing if someone is going to go off against somebody else because they got traded for a guy who isn't even playing in the G-league anymore. ;)
84.3d ago
3rd season for me. I agree with SoTex, NFL is a complete lottery for me.
84.3d ago
My 2nd year playing. How long u guys been playing?
84.3d ago
@Monstee That's why I like playing fantasy Basketball in general. Fantasy Football is really a crap shoot at times. You can do all the research, all the homework, and get all the solid plays in, then some guy goes off with a career game no one see coming, and you're done. It happens in the NBA, yes. But it's more about consistency. You can rely on Harden to get you 60 DFS points a night if that's what he's been getting over 3 weeks time. He may drop off that pace, but until he does, you can run him out and build around that.
  100% (1) UP
84.3d ago
I have a couple of really promising line ups with Rondo, Bayless and Jrue as my guards, but I've no idea where they currently stand!! :)
84.3d ago
My guess is Yahoo programmers were trying to fix something else and accidentally mucked up the code for the player scoring. When the games started, I noticed the "On the bench" and "On the floor" designations were missing. While trying to fix that was probably when they lost the player scoring.
  100% (1) UP
84.3d ago
DRose in 9 out of 11 lineups.....wtf. Thanks for the responses boys! NBA DFS is a lot more challenging compared to NFL.
84.3d ago
I had NO Bayless. But, the "good" news is I had Rose in lineups which weren't cashing at the time. And the lines I had that WERE cashing didn't have Rose in them. I do have Josh Okogie in several of those though. :?
84.3d ago
I have a lot of DRose, but luckily an equal amount of Bayless, so we'll see what happens.
84.3d ago
And Derrick Rose questionable to return pretty much ends my night, regardless of where I end up. I didn't have him in EVERYTHING, but I had him... :|
  100% (1) UP
84.3d ago
Well, I'm still "winning" $65.64 on Yahoo...if I can at least keep THAT after tonight's programming glitch, I'll be a happy camper! ;D
84.3d ago
The only drawback is lineup editing. It still has to be done by hand on Yahoo (at least to the best of my knowledge). No CSV files and such. But again, I'm sure if someone really wanted to, they could find a way to skirt around THAT as well.
84.3d ago
I hear you maw, and who knows, you could be right. I would at LEAST venture to guess that some users have managed to figure out how to create multiple IDs and not get caught by Yahoo using them. And they're using THOSE to get more lineups into the low dollar multi-entry contests, similar to FD, where you can enter in hundreds of times, or unlimited times.
84.3d ago
@Monstee I started playing on Fanduel a little again this season. Here in Texas, they were not offering paid games for the past few years because the gambling laws here in the state were not too clear when it came to DFS sites. FD didn't want to be operating while these laws had not yet been addressed and updated or upheld. Sites like Yahoo and Draftkings kept on going, while they also lawyered up, just in case they were found to be operating illegally this whole time. In the end though, they cleared it all up. And now, FD is back in business here in Texas. I, personally, don't play on Draftkings, even though I have an account I recently started just for kicks. I mostly on Yahoo, but off and on over at FD (currently off at the moment, but I may try a few lineups again after the All-Star break).
84.3d ago
@So-Tx that's because the big players are playing multi-entry across all sites and covering all bases with their line-up combos. and in the low entry cost contests can afford to take more chances on value plays IMO. I'm convinced there are syndicates involved that are able to cover a multitude of line up permutations
84.3d ago
It's kinda why I stopped playing cash on Yahoo. I used to play a lot more cash games. But it was looking like all the players were just throwing in their GPP lineups into those contests. There were times when I was playing 10-team and 20-team 50/50s and the top half of the lineups were all GPP type winners. This year, I've play very few cash games, but I've noticed the scores have been more realistic for cash. That's why I've dabbled a bit more with them lately, but still not 100% convinced the players are "figuring it out".
84.3d ago
@Monstee no I only play Yahoo. Over the past 2 years, I've slowly built a decent payroll from nothing, but I'm struggling to win since Christmas. I only play GPP, but every player needs to value to even have a sniff of cashing.
84.3d ago
@maw70 I've noticed that usually the lower denomination contests seem to attract all the real heavy hitters. I have a harder time getting into the money in the $1 dollar and Quarter 10 entry max contests than any of the other ones. Sometimes I'll get into the money in the small max entry contests (like the 4 max or 5 max quarter and dollar ones), but not the big ones (the main $1 dollar 10 max entry contest is one of the toughest to cash in). Even with the influx of players from the holidays, I still normally see the cashing threshold much higher in the main $1 dollar and main quarter. Tonight, they're all showing right about 186 (for now, at least, since it's glitching). But there have been times when I cash in the smaller contests, while the big dollar and quarter get ridiculously high threshold scores, and I miss the cut by 20 or more DFS points. It's just crazy.
84.3d ago
@ Monstee Yeah, I had a good night Tuesday night. Wasn't as hugh as it was before the last game kicked off. I was up there at the top of all my contests with one lineup in particular. But even though I dropped off, I still did good.
84.3d ago
Agreed @maw70. Do u play on any other sites? Any recommendations? Tex, how about u?
84.3d ago
Well they don't seem to ge making any progress. Frustrating! @monster since Yahoo ran the overlay contests over Christmas, it's become really hard to win consistently. Much more of a lottery with the influx of users.
84.3d ago
Awesome. U had a good night couple nights ago? In the $1 GPP right? I get soooo sick of playing those top guys all the time. Might be time to change sites. They literally join EVERY contest.
84.3d ago
@maw: thanks for the update. It's got to be something in their programming glitched up. All the games stopped scoring at a certain point in time. Everything else since then hasn't updated, including the beginning of the MIN/LAL game. Showing zeros there. BUT, the clock and scores are updating, just not the player stats.
84.3d ago
Sometime, like tonight for example, I'll do some $1 and $2 dollar 50/50s (tonight I did some $1 dollar ones). I normally don't build separate CASH lineups. But every once in a while, I'll unintentionally create a GPP that's more CASH minded, so I'll throw it out there and give it a try (it still goes into my GPP contests, though, just in case).
84.3d ago
I normally play the $1 dollar GPPs and .25 cent GPPs. So you'll always see me in the 10 max entry and 4 or 5 max entry GPPs for those two amounts. When I have some money to play, I'll go into the $5 and $10 No Management Fee contest, but I rarely max those out. Now, if I can get on a roll and build up a bankroll to play with, I would start maxing those out as well. But for now, I just do the casual "serious" player bit on Yahoo. ;)
  0% (1) UP
84.4d ago
I tweeted them and they are apparently working to resolve it
84.4d ago
Tex I see u on Yahoo in the $1 GPP. Do u play in any others?
84.4d ago
Yahoo all messed up.
84.4d ago
There are scoring issues all over the place...not sure what's going on with Yahoo's side of things.
84.4d ago
Yeah, the overall is off as well.
84.4d ago
Yes, and yes. I had Diallo in only one lineup, and on their site, he's showing as being final with only 7 points and a TO, 6 DFS points total. Here and on NBA.com, he showing he scored 16 points, 4 Rebs, 1 Stl, 1 Blk and 1 TO. Not sure if the overall scoring reflects that (on Yahoo), or if it's in error as well.
84.4d ago
Anybody playing on Yahoo tonight and having scoring update issues?
  100% (1) UP
84.5d ago
Should be a high scoring night just for 4 games, but there's a ton of value tonight which should be very interesting
84.5d ago
Cash I went Hill. $10 on Yahoo. Diablo for tourney for me.
84.5d ago
Hill over Diallo?
84.5d ago
I have exposure to check diallo too
84.5d ago
Well, ask and ye shall receive...Miller and Hill are starting.
84.5d ago
KAT is smash play @white
84.5d ago
Yeah, BBM is listing Solomon Hill as a possible starter, which sucks for us on Yahoo cause he's listed as a SG. I myself, would like to get confirmation before going all bat-nuts crazy to swap out either of those two. There's still a lot of mid range value to be had, even with this being a small slate. I'm just owning guys a bit more than I'm accustomed to.
84.5d ago
Anybody have a confirmed lineup for Pels?
84.5d ago
Or Solomon?
84.5d ago
Diallo right?
84.5d ago
surely diallo plays big minutes tonight now
  100% (3) UP
84.5d ago
And as soon as I submit that Randle is a scratch. I think it’s gotta be Okafor now right? Also who is the other cheap big that’ll sub in for Randle?
84.5d ago
I see you guys are on Nurkic tonight. Im debating in KAT or take the savings with Okafor. (speaking FD, DK Im starting both). You guys have an opinion on which way to go?
84.6d ago
Yeah it will be 50-23 end of 1st quarter and that will be it haha .
84.6d ago
Nurk on 4 out of 10 lineups.
84.6d ago
LMAO.....watch he plays like 18 minutes. Trollin us
  100% (1) UP
84.6d ago
Plus the suns are the worst vs centers. Literally gonna have Bender on nurkic. He could drop 50 in 25 min lol. @monstee
84.6d ago
Wiggins last 6 DK totals versus the Lakers. Last year games, 29, 44.8, 13, 37. This year, 40.5 and 39.8. On the other hand, only way Pho keeps it close would be the play from Booker, JJ and Oubre.
84.6d ago
Wiggins or Josh J if you were going 1 DK
84.6d ago
Tough to get off of Nurkic with Lillard just feeding him the ball.
84.7d ago
I'm in on that full stack of wolves and Lakers.
84.7d ago
Who guys overweight on. Rose and Towns?
84.7d ago
Can't see why he would have a minutes restriction since its his hand and nothing to do with his lower body/muscles etc etc.
84.7d ago
If he plays he’s gotta get big minutes with Ball out. I agree. Chance of a minutes restriction though?? @Al @greg
84.7d ago
I think rondo is sneaky with that GTD tag that will lower his ownership. If he is active I think he will be in the optimal line
  100% (1) UP
84.7d ago
Lol all about the numbahs
  100% (1) UP
84.7d ago
@al3 I’m not really sure, but it seems like he could play a big role immediately
  100% (1) UP
84.7d ago
It was good. I just added some numbahs
  100% (1) UP
84.7d ago
Haha didn’t like my explanation? @greg
  100% (1) UP
84.7d ago
@Greg, you think Rondo plays tonight
84.7d ago
So for Rose, here is what makes him a good play. Teague is out, so Rose is going to start. He scores 43 DK points per 36 minutes with Teague off the court and he averages 38 DK points in his 12 starts this year. He’s also playing the Lakers who don’t have Ball. Ball is one of the better defensive points guards in the league.
  100% (4) UP
84.7d ago
Yeah i have the same issues @whiteshadow. And @fracloud usually there’s an article but Thursday is Greg’s day off. Usually I read Greg’s article and look at useage monster and “ease rankings” basicly everything under the “DFS” tab is helpful.
84.7d ago
stack city all the games
84.7d ago
Ayton and Holmes both out. I dont see myself getting away from Bender and Jackson tonight
84.7d ago
Thanks @logan287111 what other things do you look at besides those? new to the site and want to learn
84.7d ago
Yeah Darius Miller is another good value play, he can go for 30 fantasy points for sure.
84.7d ago
Also ( thanks for starting this discussion today), Im playing much more on DK now since FD instituted low score drop. Not a fan..Anyone agree that navigating DK sucks? especially on my iphone app. Its so hard to find the contests you want. Anyone know any navigation tricks?
84.7d ago
so for me, and this just my opinion and for FD.. Rose will be playing vs the Lakers, who i think are top 5 in pace, and a very close spread and a high total. Sure you can play WestGoat, chef curry, or Elf on the shelf. I personally see Payton struggling and I wouldnt be suprised that his minutes be limited and Timmy Frazier get that garbage time.
84.7d ago
Darius Miller will be very popular but for good reason. Min salary and likely starting for Moore
84.7d ago
Go to useage monster and check out rose useage when Teague is our and also his FPPM (fantasy points per minute) he benefits a lot when Teague is out.
84.7d ago
The projections aren’t the main thing to go by, it just indicates when someone is a good play based on their salary. But it isn’t always the best way to decide on a play. @fracloud
  100% (1) UP
84.7d ago
just curious on what makes Rose a must play? Seems like the projections have Payton being cheaper and having more points. Thanks
  0% (1) UP
84.7d ago
I sometimes play yahoo as well, but not nearly as much as I have more winnings in fd
84.7d ago
Good call @ al3b. Do you play on Fanduel only?
84.8d ago
There is no article today so ill open up the forum for us here on Thursday 1/24. 4 Games, two with a high spread which tell us there are expected blowouts. NO @ OKC (-12) (237.0) GS(-9) @ WAS (234.5) POR (-6)@ PHO (220) MIN(-1) @ LAL (230.0) my biggest values: Jahlil Okafor - i think he plays all the minutes he can handle and should hit value, no Mirotic likely. Josh Jackson - With Warren out Josh Jackson should get the start and would make for an excellent value play Dragan Bender - IF no Ayton or Holmes, get him in. Derick Rose - at PG he is as close to a must play I think at least on FD where you have two pointguards to chose from. McCollum - only if Lillard sits, but we wont have that luxury until later so ymmv.
  100% (1) UP
85.4d ago
I think he’s more likely to go over 100 than under 50 with Paul out
85.4d ago
Are we going to see a harden game over 100 fantasy points this season? Up to agree, down to disagree
  100% (5) UP
85.4d ago
Thank God I played Harden tonight lol
  100% (1) UP
85.4d ago
@nmomdor and it was nearly an OT game
  100% (1) UP
85.4d ago
I can’t stress this enough. Play James Harden.
85.4d ago
Harden almost breaking 100...
  100% (1) UP
85.4d ago
@storkz the Knicks changed their expected lineup to bring Kanter off the bench about 15 minutes or so before the game
  100% (2) UP
85.5d ago
So much for Kanter playing fml
85.5d ago
Is dipo too much for vanvleet and he's played off the floor?
  0% (1) UP
85.5d ago
Morris
  100% (1) UP
85.5d ago
last DK UT spot with Kanter out...FVV, Morris, Prince?
85.5d ago
@LARadio he's a much weaker play
85.5d ago
@wcolello Morris
85.5d ago
Kanter coming off the bench, should we get him out on DK?
85.5d ago
Kanter or marcus morris on dk?
85.5d ago
hi greg, if you had to pick a side (play or sit) what are your thoughts on drummond/gasol
85.5d ago
Yes I prefer chandler
85.5d ago
Apologies on the double post..... I'm still navigating my way around this wonderful website. Thank you.
  100% (1) UP
85.5d ago
Fair enough, Mr. G - based on that.....you'd prefer a W. Chandler for an overall better value play in a category league?
85.5d ago
Fair enough, Mr. G - based on that.....you'd prefer a W. Chandler for an overall better value play in a category league?
85.5d ago
@freak I doubt Wanamaker plays much. The Celtics got blown out last game without Kyrie, but they should fare better in this spot
85.5d ago
@79912 VanVleet
85.5d ago
@heythere I prefer Prince
85.5d ago
@richard I think he's going to be a game time decision
85.5d ago
How's Wanamaker looking this evening? The Rozier love is understandable but the kid outplayed Terry the last time Kyrie sat.
85.5d ago
Tyler or VanV?
85.5d ago
@mkittaka I like Harden
85.5d ago
Prince over Jones Jr?
85.5d ago
@bm yea, Vucevic is the better fantasy producer and has the better matchup
85.5d ago
what is your hunch on Embid?
85.5d ago
@youtee Faried
85.5d ago
Is rostering harden on yahoo still advisable? He has a pretty steep price tag compared to other sites.
85.5d ago
hold up, you would play vuc over simmons?
85.5d ago
morris or fareed FD cash
85.5d ago
@christeena DeRozan
85.5d ago
@92672 Chandler
85.5d ago
@Maggio Kanter assuming he starts
85.5d ago
best play at SG out of DeRozan, Dipo and LaVine?
85.5d ago
@monstee Vucevic
85.5d ago
Brewer or WChandler in Yahoo?
85.5d ago
Favorite play for $5100 DK GPP? Not sure if Knox is in play with NY considering going small ball vs HOU...
85.5d ago
Util.....Simmons, Vooch or Jrue?
85.5d ago
@mkittaka DeRozan
85.5d ago
@astraface play Markkanen if you have the extra salary
85.5d ago
@maggio I like the Simmons combo. I am hoping the illness makes him a bit under owned in GPP. Plus there is a chance that Embiid sits.
85.5d ago
@corb Rozier is an all in play. Fried 75%+ is more than justified.
85.5d ago
Harris/Kanter/Tatum or Simmons/Brewer/Vanvleet(or Beverley) - GPP
85.5d ago
derozan vs dipo assuming price doesn't matter. GPP
85.5d ago
@bm that was prior to playing as many as 300 lineups per night
85.5d ago
@monstee I like Simmons, but must play is a bit strong
85.5d ago
Markenen vs Tatum?
85.5d ago
Harris/Kanter/Tatum or Simmons/Brewer/Vanvleet(or Beverley) - GPP
85.5d ago
How much exposure are you looking at for Faried and Rozier now for GPP? I want to go like 75% but that's unusually high I know.
85.5d ago
just catching up...wtf Greg you use optimizer now? Remember you said you build all your lineups by hand? :)
  100% (1) UP
85.5d ago
Embiid GTD - I'm still taking a chance on him in a larger GPP. But hes not in my main lineup.
85.5d ago
Simmons must play with no Jimmy?
85.5d ago
@relaxn VanVleet
85.5d ago
@nathan pass on Aaron Gordon for me. I think he could play somewhat limited minutes.
85.5d ago
@whiteshadow you can play Brewer. He's a very safe low risk low reward type of guy.
85.5d ago
is aaron gordon in play?
85.5d ago
Brewer viable now that he is starting?
85.5d ago
Simmons IN
85.5d ago
Smart Or VanVleet Dk cash
85.5d ago
@victor Rozier
85.5d ago
@926722 FVV
85.5d ago
@keno I couldn't have liked Faried more than I already did, but still good for him
85.5d ago
@monstee I won't be on Kanter much if he comes off the bench
85.5d ago
@al3 Kanter if he starts. If not, Embiid if he is in and Simmons is out. If that doesn't come to fruition than Okafor.
85.5d ago
@Christeena I don't. He is usable as a punt, but I think there are better centers to roster.
85.5d ago
Favourite punt on FD?
85.5d ago
FVV or THJ in Yahoo?
85.5d ago
Faried great getting the start?
85.6d ago
If Kanter doesn't start (they start Vonleh and go small), is he still in play?
85.6d ago
Best gpp center on FanDuel
85.6d ago
do you have any exposure to Baynes today?
85.6d ago
I think Brown is the best play of that group unless James Johnson is out and Jones starts
85.6d ago
jones,brown and brewer?
85.6d ago
@relaxn holiday
85.6d ago
@daniel took him off and just added him again
85.6d ago
Holiday Or Brewer DK
85.6d ago
Hasn't Embiid been questionable with the sore back for the past few games and played them all, or did they pull him off and put him back on the injury report today?
85.6d ago
If James Johnson is out then I am guessing Derrick Jones would start for Miami
85.6d ago
Embiid also questionable now, so that makes the Sixers pretty tricky
85.6d ago
@al3 DeRozan over Oladipo with Butler out. I agree.
85.6d ago
that Grizzlies game maybe cancelled due to FIRE.. watch that one guys
85.6d ago
Jimmy B out
  100% (1) UP
85.6d ago
Im trending now towards DDR with General Soreness being OUT
85.6d ago
Oladipo or Derozan, projections and price are very similar on FD, which one for GPP for the sake of ownership being lower
85.6d ago
@al3b3d3v at the moment I went with Embiid. If I dont hear anything about those other guys before lock, I'll stick with it and hope Embiid will be lower owned. I have not seen any updates on the Philly guys yet.
85.6d ago
It would still be Rozier over McConnell for me, but ideally both in most lineups.
85.6d ago
That's fair, thanks. If Simmons is ruled out and Mcconnel starts, who's the better value, him or rozier? If Simmons is in, is rozier all in play for you?
85.6d ago
It is not to say Harden can't have bad a bad game, but his success rate is so high lately, that the easiest way to be profitable over the last two months has been by being overweight to Harden every night he plays. I don't think in the long run it's been worthwhile to pick and choose spots with him. It's just an easy way to make money without putting in too much thought.
  100% (1) UP
85.6d ago
@bm that's fair to an extent, but don't forget that he didn't play the fourth quarter and most of the high end lineups still had him. If that game was a bit more competitive then it would have been almost impossible to cash without him
85.6d ago
you going with Vuc or Embid or the cheap centers like Oakfr
85.6d ago
yea i'm in, just submitted a lineup, lets goooooooooo
85.6d ago
@relaxn I think he's a viable GPP play
85.6d ago
thats what i meant, the single entry And ONE
85.6d ago
@al3b3d3v did it fill? I may have missed it, I see the And One on FD for 25
85.6d ago
@astraface, you doing the FD Shot for 25$ tonight ?
85.6d ago
I would debate that Harden's bad game was last game. At his price, a DK game of 55 isn't gonna cut it, and most likely put you out of cash if it weren't for how chalk it was. Just sayin...
85.6d ago
Thoughts on Eric Gordon DK?
85.6d ago
@mkittaka it depends on the injury statuses. There isn't anything that warrants a full game stack as of now because there is too much opportunity cost with all the value tonight.
85.6d ago
@astaface Tatum is the safer play, but I think there is more upside in JJJ if Gasol is out
85.6d ago
do you have a favorite game to stack tonight?
85.6d ago
Tatum vs J Jackson Jr?
85.6d ago
@al3 Dunn should score more points, but FVV is almost half the price. Per dollar I prefer VanVleet.
85.6d ago
@omnisayon Harris/Mirotic
85.6d ago
fvv on a b2b vs a good defense does not sway your position towards Dunn vs Sexton ?
85.6d ago
Favorite SFs on FD?
85.6d ago
@heythere I lean towards Tatum. Blowout risk for Boston, but I am also a little concerned with how Toronto could allocate minutes. Both are good plays, but Tatum is at home and has the easier matchup.
85.6d ago
@mkittaka per dollar, I prefer Rozier and FVV
85.6d ago
Siakam or Tatum?
85.6d ago
do you prefer rozier and fvv over Dunn on FD or are they all roughly the same value wise?
85.7d ago
I personally like doing it by hand if I’m only making 20 lineups . Obviously making 50 to 150 it’s not possible to update for injury news.
85.7d ago
I don’t know the different inputs from other sites. Looking at the BBM projection page, I think the shot attempts for Harden are low. He’s projected for 23 shot attempts when he averages 23.6 for the season and I expect him to take more than his average with Paul and Capela out.
85.7d ago
@Greg, at the end of the day the score is measured based on past performance, matchup, pace, DVP, DRPM, etc... right, so why is the projection on this site so much lower than on 3 other sites. Specifically, RG, cruncher and rotowire
85.7d ago
If the question is to play or fade Harden then my answer is you should have exposure to him
85.7d ago
@al3 I like Harden tonight, but I wouldn’t know specifically what the difference in projection is from one site to another without comparing the inputs.
85.7d ago
I don’t use Cruncher for lineup building I use rotogrinders, but I assume it’s all mostly the same. I just need to way to edit 150 lineups as quickly as possible. Before CSVing was allowed I used to do everything by hand and it made for a lot of dead lineups on days when there was late injury news.
85.7d ago
question about todays projection for Harden, BBM gives us 57, where as I can see from three different providers they are well above 61, why is it anywhere from a 5-7 point difference ?
85.7d ago
i personally think that BBM's tool is better in a way that you are optimizing only 3 lineup spots in FD for example as opposed to locking a player at a position and then optimizing around them on Cruncher.
85.7d ago
Personally, I wouldn’t be able to play DFS without a lineup builder and CSVs.
85.7d ago
fantasy cruncher is an interesting tool for sure. In the past some of their projections have been really good, especially for different DFS sports.
85.7d ago
@corb gotcha. Let me know if you need any help with updating or entering lineups into contests.
85.7d ago
@hazebets Rozier/faried
85.7d ago
@greg I waited until like 655, uploaded the lines but I just uploaded them to the site, not to actually replace the generic filler lines I already had in place. Now I realize the proper way to use the CSV uploading at least. I was just pissed last night that I didn't bother altering anything else, wasn't gonna win with Iman getting me a 0. Better luck tonight though.
85.7d ago
Greg - I know it's early who are your two favorite CORE plays and two favorite cheap guys on Draftkings. I'm assuming Rozier is a core but not sure about the others. Thanks!
85.7d ago
I think he would be fine in a vacuum, but we have Rozier and VanVleet to roster in the same price range.
85.7d ago
Thoughts on Lin?
85.7d ago
Faried
85.7d ago
Vonleh or Faried?
85.7d ago
How did that happen?
85.7d ago
Finally started using Fantasy Cruncher and trying some CSV uploads. Ended up screwing it up and playing 20 lines with Iman Shumpert on the bench because I'm an idiot. Here's to not being a moron tonight.
85.7d ago
Blake is overpriced if Drummond plays, but viable if he’s out
85.7d ago
With Drummond possibly back tonight does that kind of take Blake out of consideration?
85.7d ago
@heythere yea, the difference is that we are loaded with center plays and not quite as loaded for shooting guard plays
85.7d ago
@mkittaka not too much different from what I wrote, but predicting minutes for Heat is close to impossible imo. Last three games, Jones played 10, 19, 29 minutes. If you think you have a good read on their rotation then go for it, but I think picking their players is like playing roulette most nights. You are going to hit sometimes, but I prefer guys I know are good plays than the guys who might get minutes.
85.7d ago
Assuming Embiid jumps over everyone except Harden if Butler and Simmons ?
85.7d ago
what do you think of derrick jones tonight? The projections seem to like him. FD GPP
85.7d ago
I don’t think you can go wrong with either, but I lean towards Kanter. Fairly simple matchup for him with Capela out.
  100% (1) UP
85.7d ago
Kanter or Okafor?
85.7d ago
I hope Drummond and the Sixers guys play to limit the amount of options. We already have a lot of guys to choose from.
  100% (1) UP