DFS 4/10 Wednesday (free article)

April 10, 2019 by Greg EhrenbergView Comments (502)

Twitter: @gehrenbergdfs

That's all folks

Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks - 8:00 pm

IND

The list of players who are sitting for Indiana is currently Bogdanovich, Matthews, Turner, Sabonis and Thad Young. I doubt many minutes will go to the normal rotation players who are actually active. Everybody loves a KOQ night and this sets up as a situation for him to play extended minutes. He’s the highest upside play of the cheap guys to choose from here.

Cash Plays

O’Quinn
Joseph

GPP Plays

O’Quinn
Joseph
Evans
Holiday

ATL

Atlanta rested everybody on Sunday to have the squad ready to play in the season finale. This leads me to believe we will see Collins and Young at their normal minutes. On paper the matchup isn’t great, but Turner missing is a big downgrade to the Indiana defense and the matchup becomes even simpler if the Pacers’ other normal players are going to be seeing decreased minutes.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

Prince (Fanduel)
Young
Collins

Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies - 8:00 pm

GSW

After Curry got injured last night, Golden State figures to be really conservative in a meaningless game. Thompson and Durant are both listed questionable and I am guessing they are more likely to sit than play even though both missed last night’s game. Curry and Cousins have been ruled out in advance, which brings Cook and Looney into play. Cook is the best value play on the team and Looney could end up being minimized if Bogut starts. For now, I am assuming Looney is the starter.

Cash Plays

Cook

GPP Plays

Cook
Looney

MEM

Out of left field, Memphis opted to start Tyler Zeller last night. He fouled out in under 20 minutes, so it’s hard to know how many minutes they were willing to play him. I am including him in my player pool because he is a player with upside at his current salary if he plays close to 30 minutes against the Warriors’ backups. Wright and Dorsey are playing extra minutes with Conley out, but the slate has similar types of plays at cheaper salaries with all the rest situations.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

Zeller

Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets - 8:00 pm

MIA

Miami’s season if officially over after the Pistons won last night. For Wade’s final home game, there was a clear effort to give him the ball and he took a season high 23 shot attempts. I think we should see more of the same tonight. The Heat have nothing to play for other than honoring Wade’s Hall of Fame career.

Cash Plays

Wade

GPP Plays

Wade

BKN

On the Nets side of the game, seeding is still up for grabs and Brooklyn is still playing to win. Despite this, the matchup isn’t great. The Heat play at a slow pace and most of the Nets’ core players are expensive. Russell always has upside, but there are other plays I prefer on the slate. With so much value available, I think it makes more sense to go all the way up to the more expensive tier than rostering Russell.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

None

Oklahoma City Thunder at Milwaukee Bucks - 8:00 pm

OKC

The Bucks are first in defensive efficiency, but that won’t matter much for tonight’s slate. Giannis and Lopez have been ruled out, while Middleton and Bledsoe figure to play reduced minutes. OKC still needs to win for seeding, so I expect George and Russ to be full go as long as the game doesn’t turn into a blowout. Westbrook is the best high end play on the slate and easy to fit into lineups with unlimited value at our disposal.

Cash Plays

Westbrook
George

GPP Plays

Westbrook
George

MIL

Giannis and Lopez are out, but as of now, it looks like Bledsoe and Middleton will play. Their presence is enough to limit the value of cheap players, but I doubt either of them play enough minutes to have fantasy relevance. This game means absolutely nothing to Milwaukee.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

Wilson
Colson

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs - 8:00 pm

DAL

In a similar situation to Wade, Dirk hoisted 31 shots in his final home game. This is the last game of his career after he announced his retirement last night and I think Dallas is once again going to feature him in the offense. The back to back is a bit worrisome, but it’s not like they have anything to save him for.

Cash Plays

Dirk

GPP Plays

Dirk

SAS

If this game stays close, San Antonio is going to have to push DeRozan and Aldridge into big minutes in an attempt to avoid playing the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. However, with a 14 point spread, I think the most likely situation is that we get a blowout. The Mavericks are playing on the tail end of a back to back and as much as I love Dirk, feeding him the ball to jack up shots isn’t going to help win ball games.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

Aldridge

Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets - 8:00 pm

ORL

Not only is Jonathan Isaac out, but Vucevic is questionable with a stomach bug. Orlando has incentive to win today, but they could take it easy to make sure they are as healthy as possible heading into the playoffs. An updated is needed on the status of Vooch and his absence could mean big minutes for Khem Birch.

Cash Plays

TBD

GPP Plays

TBD

CHA

Charlotte is still hanging in. If they win and Detroit doesn’t then they get the final playoff spot in the East. This should be one of the heavier workloads on the year for Kemba Walker. They played in a similar must win spot last night and he played just 27 minutes, but it was because Charlotte won the game by 27 points. This game figures to be more competitive.

Cash Plays

Walker
Lamb

GPP Plays

Walker
Lamb
Bridges
Batum

Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers - 8:00 pm

CHI

The Bulls have mixed around lineups a lot recently and they went back to Arcidiacono as the starting point guard last night. This sent Walt Lemon back to a bench role where he played just 18 minutes. Assuming the same lineup holds up, Arcidiacono is a decent value play and we can ignore the rest of the priced up awful players on this roster. If they were still min price then I would be okay with playing them, but not with their prices up and so many stronger options to choose from.

Cash Plays

Arcidiacono

GPP Plays

Arcidiacono

PHI

Philly ruled out everybody for tonight. Embiid, Simmons, Harris, Butler and Reddick are all going to watch from the sidelines, which makes this the best value spot on the slate. Philly is the equivalent of what Boston was last night, but the spot is arguably a bit better since there aren’t even any Rozier type players to take usage. Greg Monroe and Boban are both great plays and the preferred center options is whichever of the two start. Both are excellent per minute fantasy producers. McConnell is my next top value play from this situation.

Cash Plays

Monroe
Boban
McConnell
Smith

GPP Plays

Monroe
Boban
McConnell
Smith
Milton
Simmons

Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks - 8:00 pm

DET

Win and they make the playoffs. Last night was nearly a disaster as the Pistons fell behind big to a tanking Grizzlies’ team, but ultimately pulled off a comeback. Despite the win and in scenario, Detroit is holding Blake Griffin out tonight. He is clearly dealing with a significant knee injury and there is a chance he misses the playoffs even if they make it. Drummond is going to be tasked with carrying the offense and cleaning the glass, while Thon Maker should move back into the starting lineup.

Cash Plays

Drummond

GPP Plays

Drummond
Maker
Smith

NYK

After he was a late scratch last night, new point guard Mario Hezonja is questionable to play tonight. Dennis Smith started in his place, but alas, he is also questionable. There is potential for value here with so few players active, but we need injury updates. New York does not seem poised to put up much resistance against the Pistons during their playoff push.

Cash Plays

TBD

GPP Plays

TBD

Sacramento Kings at Portland Trail Blazers - 10:30 pm

SAC

With upper mid tier salaries and no obvious value, there isn’t anybody I really want to roster from the Kings. Everybody here is a marginal play at best on a slate filled with strong options. There isn’t much reason to roster mid range players when stars and scrubs is for sure the optimal strategy tonight.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

None

POR

Getting ready for the playoffs, both Lillard and McCollum are getting the night off. This would seem to mean a lot of usage going towards Kanter in a plus matchup, but there is a slight chance he doesn’t play his full minutes. Of the cheap guards from Portland, Seth Curry is the highest upside play and could take on a lot of usage.

Cash Plays

Curry
Aminu
Turner
Kanter

GPP Plays

Curry
Hood
Kanter
Turner
Harkless
Layman

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers - 10:30 pm

UTA

Utah is another team that has ruled out all of their core players. There is a lot of value here, but almost none of these players have played extended minutes all year, so it’s hard to know what to make of the fantasy potential. Ekpe Udoh has had big games in the past and Royce O’Neale has also played well in spot starts, so they are the cheap guys I feel best about.

Cash Plays

O’Neale
Udoh
Niang
Long
Allen

GPP Plays

O’Neale
Udoh
Niang
Long
Allen

LAC

Typically the Jazz make for a tough matchup, but I have no clue what to make of the group that LA is playing against. The Clippers are playing to win tonight, but this seems like a probable blowout to make when I look at who the Jazz are starting. I don’t make many bets against the book this time of year, but I took the Clippers -6 tonight. I am not sure anybody the Jazz are starting is a net positive player.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

None

Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets - 10:30 pm

MIN

For the second straight day, Towns is questionable to play. He ultimately got ruled out last night and Gorgui Dieng played a big role in his absence. Dieng is one of the many viable cheap options if Towns can’t play. If KAT is in, he makes for an interesting GPP play. He hasn’t played well recently, but there is a ton of value, so he would be easy to fit and he could go overlooked if his status update comes late.

Cash Plays

TBD

GPP Plays

TBD

DEN

Last night was an odd game for Denver. I though Jokic’s minute could be restricted, but I didn’t think he would only play 16 minutes. I can’t even claim to be correct because he fouled out, so who knows how the game would have played out if not for such an odd circumstance. If KAT sits then I expect the Nuggets to roll over Minnesota easily. I am going to pass on rostering Denver players tonight.

Cash Plays

None

GPP Plays

None

It sucks we have to end the year with such an odd slate, but this has become the norm for the end of NBA regular season. I am not sure there is a solution because even if the season was shorter, teams would still likely rest players in the final games. If you like high scoring slates and and odd value plays, then this one's for you.

 
18.5d ago
He’s in. Don’t know if i’ll jump into a couple on DK. I’ve got about $20 bucks left in that account, so I might be tempted...but not in a hurry to do so. ;) Good luck!!! :D
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19.8d ago
Ok lads, One series left. Anyone playing the showdowns? Will D Cousins actually play?
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26.4d ago
Till next season boys. Take care
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27.7d ago
What side do you guys like, Hill/Kawhi/Gasol or Lowry/Middleton/Siakam? Is there anybody still in here :)
27.8d ago
TY Kslight
28.4d ago
I see you had minutes for Iguodala which likely caused it to be invalid for you.
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28.4d ago
Projections*
28.4d ago
The key word is "transfer", can be entered and saved but do not show up on dfs projects
28.4d ago
Sorry yes, been away a bit. Entering minutes is not working?
28.6d ago
I think everyone here has just checked out lol.
28.7d ago
Sup, been away, back now! Tried inputting minutes and they won't transfer over to the DFS projections page? Yes, the total minutes are correct.
29.1d ago
I don't remember where I saw it, but I do remember seeing that news. I even shifted to him for some lines over on DK, being my Yahoo budget is done for the year. :( But I really don't remember if I saw it here or not...only remember making the shift to him for a few lines, then also coming off of Seth and some other low dollar plays to work him in.
29.5d ago
Grinders had it. UGH.
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29.7d ago
I would've played him 4 sure if I knew he was starting.
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29.8d ago
Why didn’t Leonard starting update on here? Only Damian Jones starting did.
33.8d ago
Good luck Tex!
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34.4d ago
Yeah, I've got Ibaka some. I've actually been getting a few bucks over on Draftkings, so I'm taking another stab at things over there. But I still have some Yahoo lines tonight. Kinda mixed things up all over hoping to hit something. After these first two games, if I still have some money to work with, I'll make adjustments. ;)
34.4d ago
Logan u playing? Sada?
34.4d ago
Playing Steph, Klay, Iggy and Draymond. Who do u like at center? Looney or Gasol? That series against Mil kinda favors Ibaka?
34.4d ago
Tex.....who r u playing? Played last 3 games slate and won $150. Why not try again :)
34.5d ago
You should see two days options now.
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34.6d ago
Still Playing! :D Any chance we can get the pricing for two day contests for Yahoo? ;)
39.4d ago
*Fade
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39.4d ago
Oh and I think i just jinxed myself after the 1st q
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39.4d ago
Good call on Redick, my fafe away where i used him
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39.5d ago
Appreciate the feedback! To let you know all I play are FD gpps. Any further input knowing that ,would be greatly appreciated.
39.5d ago
He would literally need to have a shooting night like he used to at duke lol. Guys like him and klay just don’t do anything but score. And he scores at a much less consistent rate as well.
39.6d ago
Glutton for punishment, I like that. :) Yeah, you don't need to be playing for the ONE chance that Reddick goes 5 for 5 from three and scores a butt load of points. Run Barton.
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39.6d ago
U gotta get off of redick bro lol. If you’ve rostered him throughout these playoffs it hasn’t gone well. All he can do is score and lowry fighting thru screens like crazy makes it hard for him to even do that. @sada
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39.7d ago
Gary Harris
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39.7d ago
Always a glutton for punishment....Will Barton or Redick?
39.8d ago
I think curry, draymond, klay and Iggy all benefit the most.
39.8d ago
They ruled him out now.
39.8d ago
Durant being doubtful is interesting, value may open up for McKinney, and must play the rest of the GSW, curry klay and dray usage gonna be nuts
40.6d ago
I certainly prefer regular season, but I have had a couple takedowns since playoffs started. But I’ve had some rough nights too.
40.6d ago
There’s just not anyway to differentiate where as GPP go all in on your core and try to swap in some different cheap guys that at least play a somewhat big role.
40.6d ago
Yeah I’d stay off cash games. I tried it a few times and it was like u said real sharp.
40.6d ago
i played both GPP and 50.50s
40.6d ago
I definitely wouldn’t be playing cash right now. GPP is fine you might end up tieing for first with 29 people like I did other night lol. But beats the hell out of trying to land top 50 percent when u can’t differentiate.
40.7d ago
yesterday cash line was super sharp, I had Gasol and the field had Milsap and just that one difference of 20 points was the cash. annoying and not worth playing when there are just 2 games, the ownership is so saturated, unless you get a value play its hard to make differentiated lineups
40.7d ago
Haven't played all week. The 2 games are tough. Good luck boys
40.8d ago
I played last night...Won $4 dollars on a single two dollar play on Yahoo. Didn't get anything on Draftkings because I had a couple of lineup sinkers, looking at YOU Serge Ibaka and James Ennis the Third... X( Going to try again tonight, small stakes. ;)
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40.9d ago
Sure hope everyone still playing fared better than I did yesterday. Lines absolutely destroyed. Gonna take one more stab at it tonight! GL to all
42.6d ago
CP3s birthday narrative also, that down vote is awesome from the one dude that read it. great feedback buddy
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42.7d ago
is Giannis going to steal a game in boston today or likely that durant goes ham for like 50 real life points? both games o/u 220. After first look, Capella and Horford stand out with high consistency ratings, then CP3 and then Durant.
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43.1d ago
Of course I get 2 takedowns but tie with a million people lol. First in one was supposed to be 1000$ I ended up with 189$ after splitting lol. Still solid night.
43.4d ago
Kanter really did me wrong
43.6d ago
Wow.....Danny Green/Butler or Murray/Harkless?
43.6d ago
He's in. Of course.
43.6d ago
So is Pascal officially playing?
43.6d ago
This is exactly the type of BS I can't stand
43.7d ago
So, its now a full-on reconstruction based on the hit that Gasol takes with Siakam in play. This is brutal.
43.7d ago
what's up everybody, if you had to pick between Marc Gasol, Milsap, annd Aminu, who'd you guys go with? surprisingly looks like siakam will give it a go, so im leaning to milsap, what u guys think?
43.7d ago
Not in one lineup. I don’t see where he’s gonna succeed. He’s been bad all series, and he does nothing but score. Unless he’s knocking down 3’s left and right he won’t go off.
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43.7d ago
A bit worried, very heavy on JJ R, anyone else!
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43.7d ago
Yeah I’m not digging that deep. @sada. I think Ibaka will get more run and if u wanna punt I bet Powell gets extra run
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43.7d ago
I meant Sada....damn auto correct
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43.7d ago
Not really Sata
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43.7d ago
Anyone have any thoughts on Eric Moreland? Odd outlyer I noticed on RG where they are projecting him for 15min. COuld just be a mistake but with Pascal doubtful? Thoughts
43.7d ago
Who knows after the other day haha. I wanna believe they’re tired and will come out slow but they’re so evenly matched. OT could happen again
43.7d ago
FVV doesn’t matchup well with Phil......I hope Den/Por is a low scoring game
43.8d ago
Me too. Who else is gonna cover Tobias? Ibaka has to play solid minutes. Unless they use like Powell or something lol. But no benefit of starting FVV he’s been terrible.
43.8d ago
Bro I agree with Ibaka starting which would push Gasol to 32-38 minutes. I REALLY hope Ibaka starts. Fade Jokic for me
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43.8d ago
Nervous about jokic too, 65 fuckin minutes last game. 2 days ago, dude has to be exhausted
43.8d ago
I’m thinking that ibaka might start along side gasol, because who’s gonna cover Tobias? Kawhii is on simmons right, and gasol on embiid, if they go small who the hell is gonna guard Tobias.
43.8d ago
Thinking Gasol and Lowry....
43.8d ago
Lowry has to pick up some extra useage and he has a high floor, can’t go wrong with him @monstee
43.8d ago
Stick with your gut/first choice barring injury. Can't count how many times I switched and then regretted it. However when it comes to Lowry imo, I always still clear if I can because he is one of those players for me that I can never catch at the correct time.
43.8d ago
I played 3 game slate. KD, Capela, Tucker, Iggy and CP3 yesterday. Have Murray, Harkless and Kanter left. Thinking about switching to Lowry. What do u guys think?
43.8d ago
Or does FVV slide into the starting 5 and everyone shifts over one spot. Lowry, FVV, green, kawhii, gasol. Is my guess
43.8d ago
Thanks buddy. And sorry for the delayed response, what did u end up going with? As far as raptors? I feel like Powell might see some extended run if siakam is out.
43.8d ago
Thanks for the responses boys. Logan congrats again bro
43.8d ago
I think kawhii just goes off more without siakam. Sorry buddy @monstee I didn’t look at this game until this am, I played showdown last night. Made about 180 bucks all together I can’t complain. I wish I went shumpert over looney though that was difference between 180 profit and about 2800 profit lol. Had durant every line, harden every line, draymond a ton, Iggy a ton, tucker and Gordon a ton, just no shumpert
44.2d ago
Sorry dude! Was busy earlier tonight, so couldn't respond. With Pascal doubtful, I'm not sure which way I'd want to go, other than maybe zagging and going with Tobias Harris. I've been keeping up with Leonard and Lowry, and stats and stuff, but just at face value, I would assume Harris has a bit more easy matchup if Siakim isn't playing. But then again, this is the thought of someone who won $30 bucks the other night and didn't even know it until 24 hours later. :P ;D
44.3d ago
Or more just for Lowry and Kawhi?
44.3d ago
Lowry and Gasol more usage with Pascal doubtful?
44.3d ago
Anybody play tonight?
44.5d ago
Just catching up :)....congrats Tex and Logan!!!!!!
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44.5d ago
Damn boys.... u guys r killin it!! Soccer has consumed me recently.
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44.5d ago
What do u guys think about Pascal being doubtful?
44.5d ago
Sup boys! 3 games on Yahoo :)
44.6d ago
But believe me I had some bad slates between my big win end of regular season and now. I lost a few Hundred on a couple different occasions in these playoffs.
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44.6d ago
Surprised you haven’t already @tex your very knowledgeable. Sometimes when your really feeling good about your core plays u just gotta go almost all in, and when they all hit you ll have yourself a nice payday. That’s the biggest difference I notice from me last year and this year, last year like yourself I was profitable and always seemed to make my money back or make a few bucks. This year I decided I’d rather have some bad nights mixed with some big wins and started minimizing my player pool. Just food for thought lol.
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44.8d ago
Fantastic Logan! One of these days, I’ll get me one of those hits! ;D
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44.8d ago
Thanks. U play any MLB yet bro? @al I haven’t played much, I wanna get a good sample size to research before I play every day.
44.8d ago
Nice job logan
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44.8d ago
I was wrong about Murray and millsap though, @tex. I ran millsap but didn’t have much of murray.
44.8d ago
Won 1800$ last night!!! That game was WILD. I had a ton of jokic, mccollum, giannis, and then I had tatum, brown and Morris a lot. And nailed my cheap plays with connaughton, hill and barton. The line that won me all the money I randomly had barton lol. The one line I had him.
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45.2d ago
Wake me up when the DEN/POR game gets to OT number 7...
45.4d ago
HOLY CRAP! I just saw that I won $30 bucks last night on DK!!! I put a couple of .25 cent lines in, and one of them placed 3rd in a Quarter Jukebox for WED-THUR. Totally took me by surprise, because I could have SWORN after those games ended, I showed I didn't place in anything. Nice little surprise there. Hell, if I'd have known, I would have put in some DK lines for tonight. But then of course, I probably would have lost it all! :P ;D
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45.5d ago
Or what do I know? I haven't won more than $40 bucks this whole postseason. So for all I know, I'm just blowing smoke... :P ;)
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45.5d ago
You could be right. But I'm looking at the fact that back in Nov, he had a real good game at POR...49 DFS points in 36 mins. He also had a bad game against POR at home, scoring only 16.2. So I guess what I'm saying is the Home/Away splits may not mean as much in this case. For other matchups and teams, yes, I've seen him go from good to bad when comparing Home to Away. But against POR, I'm willing to take more of a chance. I see this particular matchup as being in his favor, regardless of his overall Home/Away split history. Including the playoffs, he's had 4 solid outings out of 6, one of which he didn't play. So you could say 4 out of 5, although technically, it's 4 out of 6. Either way, I'll take a chance on him in this spot. Hell, if Murray's struggling, maybe he even picks up the slack some via production, more touches and such.
45.5d ago
He’s one that it truly makes a difference. That’s like 2017 Beal splits lol.
45.5d ago
And home/away splits don’t usually mean much to me, but take a gander at millsap. Dude goes from 1.13 FPPM at home to 0.88 on the road. Even the playoffs, every away game so far he’s been atrocious @tex
45.5d ago
I think Millsap should be fine. It's more the matchup which affects how he plays, as much as it is whether he's at home or not. I'm not worried about playing him as much as I am running Murray. Yeah, we don't know how bad that injury really is. But just him saying that it was so bad Coach Malone had to take him out is what concerns me. "It is what it is. It hurt for the rest of the game. Couldn't move, obviously, and coach [Michael Malone] had to take me out. I'm just going to get treatment and just be ready for Game 3. It was definitely hurting." So like I said, he'll muscle through and still play, I'm sure he wouldn't shy away from the pain. But if he's only going to get me just shy of 1 DFS point per dollar on his salary, I'd rather not run him and pay elsewhere. Yeah, I'm thinking along the same lines now Logan...probably will get off him. Or, at least run him in one, or maybe two, lines.
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45.5d ago
I’m off him bro @tex. First off like you mentioned I don’t know how serious that injury is, don’t wanna find out mid way thru that he’s in major pain and it’s tightening up on him. Second off now the games in Portland and I think the nuggets besides jokic will struggle. Both millsap and murray struggle on the road. Especially millsap.
45.6d ago
Anyone have any thoughts on running Jamal Murray tonight? As of now, I have exposure to him. But after reading his comments about how he felt after aggravating his thigh last game, I'm feeling a bit leery. Obviously, it's the playoffs, and he'll muscle through it and all. But him saying Coach had to pull him out has got me thinking. At his current price point, I can deal with 32 DFS point Jamal Murray...but if 26 DFS point Jamal Murray is going to show up again, I'm thinking he might be a sneaky fade, where I'd rather save the salary and pay to upgrade somewhere else. Thoughts, ideas?
46.6d ago
Legendary! thanks
46.6d ago
Sorry, and these have been added.
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46.7d ago
Happy Thursday Guys! Similar to So-Tex's ask, was wondering if importing the Draftkings Prices for today's one day slate would be an easy task? it just assists in constructing my own optimized lineups Thanks for everything. Tonights The Night!
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47.6d ago
I added an extra like for the lulz despite not playing. Thanks for everything you do Ken!
47.6d ago
i was in on that thumbs up btw. ;) Ive been on and off of nba dfs for a bit. Put a few lines in tonight.
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47.6d ago
Haha as all 3 of us thumbs up that post
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47.6d ago
I like to keep my 3 customers happy :)
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47.8d ago
Yes sir! Thank you, again, very much!!! ;D
47.8d ago
I think the Yahoo! pricing is correct now.
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47.8d ago
Only issue I'm seeing is the pricing for the 2nd day's game isn't showing up. POR/DEN is there, but TOR/PHI is all zeros. They're both showing up for the slate though, just the pricing for the 2nd game (and it's ratios) are missing. But still much more help than it was before! Thanks!!!
47.8d ago
Didn't FD and DK have large 2 day gpps last year. Not sure if they filled already and I missed them or they are just not doing them for two day slates anymore.
48.0d ago
I've enabled the "Two-Day" check box. If you have any issues, please let me know.
48.2d ago
@kslight I know you're not really focusing on DFS for the playoffs, but you've had in the past (or at least I THOUGHT you've had it) the ability to build lineups for multi-day slates (such as the one coming up Wednesday and Thursday). I don't know how difficult it is to code or insert, but is there any way this can be done for Yahoo/Fanduel/DK etc? Even if it's just for one service, say Fanduel, it'd still be a big help towards putting together lines. Again, if it's too much trouble, that's fine. Thanks in advance...IF it can be done!!! ;D
48.4d ago
The thing to be wary of is guys playing solid mins, but not getting the DFS points. If someone is out there running 25-28 mins a night, but only getting like 7 or 8 DFS points, it means he's chasing after someone on the defensive end, trying to lock him down. Those players don't get the touches on the offensive side because they're busy trying to lock down their defensive assignment. As long as you can identify and avoid running those guys too much, you can find the value while avoiding the "let downs".
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48.4d ago
Most of the time, it's the teams making adjustments. During the regular season, teams go from night to night rarely playing each other from one game to the next. Playoffs are four game series, which means if one player goes off, the other team tries to adjust to control that player. Sometimes, it can be the guy goes cold, or has an off night. But more than likely, he's getting a different look from the defense that 2nd night. And if it works to lock a guy down, the other team will stick with it until the end of the series. Game 2's are always tricky that way. But they can also make for value when someone pops out of nowhere to be relevant and playable. Think Torrey Craig from DEN.
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48.4d ago
Spoke too soon! I can;t understand these players being so streaky. It's the playoffs but something tells me they go out and drink either the night after a game or the night off between and then simply suck in the next!! Hayward killng my night!!! Total fn bs
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48.4d ago
Lol bucks cannot handle the Celtics
48.6d ago
Hi Gents, would someone point out to me where I can see what players are actually available to play in the playoffs on each team that are on two way contracts etc. For example I think RJ Hunter may be able to play but Bonzie Coleman can't play. Thank you in advance
49.0d ago
Serge sunk my night. Douchebag lol. And what did I say @tex lol jimmy butler goes off my nights over, there u have it lol.
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49.2d ago
I made the call earlier on Plumlee...and guess who DIDN'T decide to run him in his lineups...at ALL...guess I need to stick to fishing... :|
49.3d ago
Soooooooo...all that stuff I said about Damian Lillard earlier? Yeeeeeeah...you can pretty much throw that stuff out the window...
49.3d ago
Ibaka can go fly a kite! Wtf
49.3d ago
I wonder if it's possible to make tacos out of that... ???
49.3d ago
I suddenly have a craving for Turkish cuisine...
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49.3d ago
I've been...violated...
49.3d ago
Tex take a shower bro :)
49.3d ago
Picked up as many Kanter lines as I could dare. But now I feel dirty...
49.3d ago
Heh...Embiid playing with Gastroenteritis and only pulling down 21 something DFS points makes for ONE HELL of a potential Prilosec endorsement...especially if he comes back in Game 3 and puts up, like, 70... XP ;D
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49.4d ago
O..M..G...Siakim just SCHOOLED Embiid off the dribble spin move! If that's Embiid playing with gas, then he better get it all out of his system by the end of the quarter if PHI wants any chance in this game.
49.4d ago
TOR ownership numbers seem high to me for such a small slate. It'll be interesting to see who's owned in the late game.
49.5d ago
I noticed that over the last series, Beasley got more minutes than Morris did, but over the last 5 again Opp, Morris got more mins than Beasley. So I wonder if that's due to POR going small ball and running Seth Curry out there at times. He might be the sneaky low-owned play of the night. And that's hard to say with only two games on the slate.
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49.5d ago
Getting back around to Seth Curry, I don't have much of him at the moment, but I'm liking the pivot play off of Beasley/Morris to him. I might just go that route in order to limit my headaches trying to figure the DEN side out.
49.5d ago
Haha I agree with all that. We ll see how it all plays out.
49.5d ago
And for context, that line is actually an Embiid/Jokic line, running double C's. ;D
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49.5d ago
Hell, I've got a line with freaking JONAH BOLDEN in it, along with Ennis and Embiid. It projects at 222.62. And I'd rather run THAT than run with Simmons or Butler in it. :P :D
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49.5d ago
And I agree with you there...I'm not running ANY Simmons or Butler so far, and I don't see me making a line with either anytime before game lock. I mean, I MIGHT...just for the hell of it. But I won't feel good about it. :P
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49.5d ago
Yeah, the exposure I have to that first game is a couple of game stack variations, then meh. If I'm gonna spend money, I'm not going all in on that game. I DO have some Embiid plays though. His regular season logs show he just DESTROYS the Raptors frontcourt. So just out of respect for that, I think having a few lines with him in makes sense. But his price tag is SO HIGH that I don't see myself getting 40% ownership of him (meaning 4 out of 10 lines).
49.5d ago
Other then that not much, i just don’t see simmons or butler doing great in this spot, if they do my night is sunk right there lol.
49.5d ago
That’s my approach too. I just don’t like many plays from the sixers/raptors game, I could see Tobias having a nice game, or maybe ennis off the bench doing okay. And then of course kawhii, siakam are good plays. Lowry is always gonna have a high floor.
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49.5d ago
And back to the Beasley/Morris thing, yes, that's how I feel...grasping at straws. If anything, I'm not going heavy on either one, but I'm balancing out my ownership hoping I have the right one in the right lineup somewhere.
49.5d ago
I'm expecting that game to be high owned all around. Wouldn't surprise me if the winning line on Yahoo tonight came from a super stack of that game with one guy from PHI/TOR...like Kawhi maybe.
49.5d ago
I agree. Grasping at straws trying to guess who gets more minutes between the two lol. Again probably a whoever is “hot” kinda thing.
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49.5d ago
That's kinda why I slash marked them. I think if you run Beasley in something, you don't take Morris, and vice-versa. It's a "one or the other" thing.
49.5d ago
Agree 100 percent I love Aminu tonight, he’s roasted the nuggets everytime this year, and if Kanter is out he probably gets more minutes in small ball lineups.
49.5d ago
The POR side is gonna be weird these first two games. Lillard hasn't been doing well on the road, but the game logs don't seem to favor McCullom either. Usually, his numbers go up when Lillard's are down that way. I'm liking Aminu a LOT. And like I said, I think Collins starts. He SHOULD be high owned tonight, but I've been SO OFF on predicting ownership lately that I'm probably wrong about that one.
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49.5d ago
I’m having a tough time with plumlee, morris, Beasley, Morris and plumlee minutes really shrunk those last couple games vs the spurs. Down to 12-16 min. I think for plumlee it makes sense their limiting jokic and Plumlees court time together, and jokic is gonna play tons of minutes. But who knows who plays the lion share between Beasley and morris
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49.5d ago
Yeah, I was typing my last comment when yours came up. I think POR has to play big against DEN. I actually DON'T see DEN beating POR this series, but I can't point to any one factor as a reason why. Just a gut feeling. I think Jokic and Murray should be locks, while you can use Plumlee, Beasley/Morris, Craig/Barton, and Millsap for GPP variations. I just have a feeling Barton gets some this game. A change of venue will sometimes break a guy out of a slump.
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49.5d ago
I’d be willing to bet he sits or plays very light minutes
49.5d ago
Everything I see he’s having pain just doing every day things. So I think if he plays it’s not gonna go well. Jokic will back him down in the paint a few times and his shoulders gonna give. I like that plan Tex
49.5d ago
I’d be shocked if jokic doesn’t destroy, I’m off embiid tonight he got locked down game one and now he’s not feeling good. I only like Tobias from the sixers, maybe ennis as a punt he’s gonna get 20-24 min as the 6th man with Scott out
49.5d ago
So...it's the playoffs, yet, the odds of Kanter playing with a Q tag favor him sitting this game. I'm running some Zach Collins with the off chance he starts. Anything floating around out there saying that Kanter might play?
49.5d ago
I agree @tex. For me I think Craig sticks in the lineup. Barton was awful in the limited minutes he got last 2 games and I really think unless he comes out and drills his first 3 shots that Craig sticks. Like I said barring a hot night from barton or a terrible one from Craig. As far as curry goes it seems that they decided to go small after Kanter got hurt, curry came in and harkless and Aminu shifted to the 4 and the 5. So possibly if no Kanter tonight we see some small ball withcurry, although I don’t see how they don’t go big vs jokic. Either way jokic is a lock for me. What u think? @tex
49.5d ago
I was assuming it was an in-game matchup kinda thing, one we couldn't have predicted. Sometimes, those kind of decisions lead to someone sticking in the role, but it all depends on how POR will matchup with DEN. I'm kinda in the same boat with Torrey Craig. DEN moved him into the starting role against SAS, and he stuck. But I'm wondering if the matchup against POR means he moves back to the bench and Will Barton starts. Craig is solid value at $13 dollars (on Yahoo) if he's getting 20+ mins...if he's maxing out at 15 mins, not so much.
49.5d ago
@kslight or anyone from basketball monster, why did Seth curry play 27 min out of nowere last game? Was someone in foul trouble? I just cannot for the life of me find any reason that he got that much of a minutes boost. He’s a good play if he’s gonna keep getting minutes but rest of the year shows he won’t.
50.6d ago
Honestly though I think it will be a really good series. Possibly 7 games, taking my personal bias out of it lol. Giannis is gonna go off and win a couple of games for the bucks. And then it’s anyones series.
50.6d ago
There may have been some personal bias in that projection.
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50.7d ago
Or maybe Celtics will sweep them lol.
50.7d ago
Haha. Gonna be a good series though I think. Man can the bucks knock down 3’s, no lead is safe. @kslight
50.7d ago
Projections are always subject to change :)
50.7d ago
Celtics defense is locking them down
50.7d ago
Basicly same bucks roster lost to the back up celtics last year lol.
50.7d ago
Lmao we ll see about that. We ll talk at the end of the game.
50.7d ago
Basketball Monster projects a Bucks sweep, embarrassing the Celtics to the point of changing their name to New England Celtics and moving to Foxborough!
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50.8d ago
I’m fine with that bro!! Celtics are my team too. Go Celtics . Fuck the bucks!
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50.8d ago
I voted down Logan on that last comment, first half of it was fine but second half is not gonna fly. Go Celtics!!!
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50.9d ago
I definitely question it lol @tex.. but it was a hell of a series. I’d be proud of your spurs. Maybe not since your used to winning so much with those dynasty teams they’ve had. My Celtics will be bounced this round lol.
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51.3d ago
It was a hell of a finish, but EVERYONE is going to question why the Spurs didn't foul there at the end. Just played the clock out. There HAS to be a logical explanation, other than Coach Pop already has his fishing charter booked! X(
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51.3d ago
Sorry didn’t mean ur lines. I meant the Spurs.
51.3d ago
Yeah, there's a chance I MIGHT get some back. Didn't see the first game, but it almost seems like Philly went back into "really don't care, I'm busy checking my iPhone" mode. :|
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51.3d ago
Sorry Tex....not lookin good.
51.3d ago
How r u guys doing?
51.5d ago
Sorry about that, and prices should be there now.
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51.5d ago
But I DO believe that Gasol doesn't see 30 minutes. Again, I could be wrong, but that's just my gut feeling.
51.5d ago
Of course, take that with a grain of salt, by all means. It's just how I feel things go down. Doesn't mean I'm NOT running at least ONE line with Gasol in it. And even though I didn't use him tonight, I still have Ibaka as a highlighted play. I also have Siakam in a line, although I don't remember off the top of my head if it's the same one Gasol is in or not.
51.5d ago
But the flip side is Embiid should go off on ANYONE TOR throws at him. As long as he's healthy, he's the Alpha Male on the floor. ;)
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51.5d ago
I have Gasol at 28 minutes. He should be good at $20 for that. But I don't know that he smashes. I know it's not big BIG news, but that Boucher kid is available tonight. And although he's not coming in to steal minutes from anybody, if TOR gets up by a bit, they may decide to just throw bodies at Embiid to wear him down. Send a bench guy out there to pound on him for a bit, get four or five fouls in 7 minutes of play, then bring back the rotation guys, all at even playing time. Center by committee...I can see that happening.
51.5d ago
32 minutes he smashes that $20 tag, right?
51.5d ago
Does Gasol play 25 or 32 minutes? Only $20 on Yahoo
51.5d ago
Not sure what to think about Gasol and Embiid
51.5d ago
Lookin for minutes. I like ur Ennis call with Mike Scott out...hmmm
51.5d ago
If you're looking for zag moves for salary relief, I'm also on Forbes, Patty Mills, Norman Powell, and James Ennis. Like I said earlier, I only ran one line with Ennis in it, but I've got a gut feeling he might do good tonight...at the very least, hit value.
51.5d ago
All of them...even though I only used Siakam and Poeltl once each, I like them as plays. Everyone else you mentioned I have at least two times or more.
51.5d ago
@Sada Yeah, they're probably not showing because the salaries aren't loading up. It happened about a week or so ago, and I'm not sure how fast Ken can make the change to make it show.
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51.5d ago
I’m on Murray and Jokic also. Kawhi, Pascal and Poeltl also. Craig, Danny and Gary Harris for salary relief. U like any of those?
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51.5d ago
And yeah, I'm real "talky" right now...I get this way when I'm nervous about a potential Game 7 closeout on the road. :? :P ;D
51.5d ago
Hi, so I put minutes in and shared them but for some reason the ratio is not calculating? Anyone else?
51.5d ago
I don't know what to think about PHI/TOR, but I would think you GOTTA play Embiid. I've got one line with Embiid and Gasol, but I'm not sure about running Embiid back with Gasol/Ibaka. I think for real life, it turns into running Centers by committee against Embiid. And if that's the case, they might all have decent nights, but no one will really stand out like Embiid will, obviously. As I said before, I have some Embiid/Jokic lineups which I hope will do me well as a foundation.
51.5d ago
I think Murray and Jokic will be huge against my Spurs. As homer plays, I'm running with Rudy Gay and Bryn Forbes. Yes, I'm chasing points with Gay, but I'm banking on the chance that he's finally woken up for this series. Forbes is playing "stick with 'em" defense, which usually doesn't translate fantasy-wise. But he's getting the minutes, and he has the upside to put up 24 or 25 DFS point games. I'm hoping for that kind of game from him in a must win for the Spurs, along with hopefully lower ownership than other plays.
51.5d ago
Can't speak for Logan, but as far as plays for me go, I'm using a LOT of Jokic and a LOT of Embiid. I even have three or four lines with them BOTH in together. LaMarcus Aldridge is still a C play on Yahoo, but DeRozan got moved to SF, Forbes got moved to SG, and James Ennis got moved to PF. I'm on all those guys, although I only have one Ennis lineup. The rest I have two to four lines of each, depending on who it is.
51.5d ago
I'm in Yahoo for 10 lineups in the $1 Main slate multi, and 4 lineups in the 25 cent multi (just running my favorite 4 lines from the 10). I have actually been mediocre this whole first round of the playoffs. Just can't find the right combos of plays to make any one lineup do well. And I'm not talking about killing it either...I'll be happy if I just make it in the money tonight! :P
51.6d ago
Alright Logan let’s get it! who u liking tonight?
51.9d ago
I been killing these 1 game showdown slates lol. I’m gonna play this 2 gamer today if anyone else wants to talk about it. Doing research now.
53.7d ago
*slates
53.8d ago
Nice Logan. Haven’t been playing these 2 game slated.
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53.9d ago
Meanwhile he’s had one decent game in the last like month lol.
53.9d ago
Lol the warriors are some cocky motherfuckas, klay, talking about he was thinking about the next round vs the rockets. I’d LOVE to see the clippers pull this off, I know they won’t but it would be awesome lol.
54.0d ago
Finally had a good night last night lol. Been losing a few bucks, making a few all playoffs. Just finally profited 250 last night. Thank you KD lol.
55.4d ago
I think BKN needs better pitching. Oh, wait...that's a BASKETBALL score?!?!
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55.4d ago
Yeah, but I don't think he'll need full minutes to be worth owning. If he can get me 50 points at 19% ownership where I'm at, I'll be happy. And he can do that in roughly 26 mins, so I'm good with taking that chance.
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55.5d ago
I don't think Embiid will get full minutes tonight.
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55.5d ago
He’s in we re good
55.5d ago
Smart. Let’s hope we don’t have to bail though lol
55.5d ago
Where I have him, he's in my UTL slot, in case I have to bail.
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55.5d ago
Hoping embiid plays
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55.5d ago
I'm in on Yahoo for $10 bucks.
55.5d ago
who;s playing tonight?
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55.5d ago
Till then i got nothing bad to say bout the bucks lol
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55.5d ago
I’ll downvote it when the bucks got my Celtics down 3-0 lol
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55.5d ago
Down vote the man cause he's a Bucks fan?!? Come on people, have a heart... ;)
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55.6d ago
Sorry but I'm not playing very close attention to the playoffs. Just hoping the Bucks win it all.
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55.8d ago
Can't help myself....Kslight any hot takes on the NBA playoffs today?
55.8d ago
Sorry about that, and it should be there now.
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55.8d ago
Anybody else not seeing the pricing for Yahoo DFS today?
56.9d ago
Yeah I'm in. Sticking to the "10 lines for $10 dollars" strategy, which has kept me playing the last two days. :)
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56.9d ago
At least u didn’t lose Tex. Only 2 games today, r u going to play?
57.3d ago
I played $10 bucks today, won $11, so netted $1 dollar...I’m on a roll... :| ;D
57.3d ago
Logan good call on McCollum. Switched to him from Lowry towards the end of Warriors game.
57.3d ago
How did u guys do?
57.3d ago
Wow....this OKC game saves my a$$ :)
57.5d ago
Sunk
57.5d ago
Lou and Harrell dunk me....oh well
57.6d ago
Harrell has 13 fp so frustrating when the team has 84 pts
57.6d ago
Lookin good for u Tex :)
57.6d ago
I'm glad I didn't go heavy on Steph or Durant. Got some Lou Will and Bogut was my lynch pin today. I'm heavy on Westbrook and Lillard tonight, so we'll see how that goes.
57.6d ago
What a joke.....Klay leading in scoring for GS. Hope Lou and Harrell step it up.
57.7d ago
Personally I never looked at Bogut too hard. I think he will probably hit value but the tag on DK he needs around 25-30 to really have an impact
57.7d ago
I'm attacking those higher totals. I only have 1 player from the other 2 games. Lowry cause he's going up against DJ.
57.7d ago
Personally I never looked at Bogut too hard. I think he will probably hit value but the tag on DK he needs around 25-30 to really have an impact
57.7d ago
my lineup feels suicidal. decided to throw more than a few bucks on it because i am dumb. Was on Dame, and harkless before i created this horrible lineup. Now I am stuck on it and just hoping that the dubs and clips go to OT...or a high scoring game with clips holding the spread
57.7d ago
I like Clippers today. They have to "try" and win today so sweet Lou for me on bounce back game. I'm off McCollum cause Dame woke up last game. If his first couple shots drop, he'll hog the ball......IMO. Bogut super cheap like him. Steph and Portland players I am on, Harkless/Aminu.
57.8d ago
I don't know for some reason my mind is trying to look to the lesser owned plays today. Does GSW dominate the clipps again? probably right, but for some reason I want to throw money away on a clipps stack. Going to be smart enough to hold back on it in my main lineups but I am going to throw that in on some of the quarter tourneys and see where it gets me.
57.8d ago
Vucevic should do good again too. At home again and need a win.
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57.8d ago
Bogut is the most obvious value. Sure most owned too. But I’ll have a lot of him, I like westbrook a lot. Siakam is solid. Curry or durant one of them is gonna go off without cousins. Klay has been bad and draymond wont score much. And I like mccollum a lot too. @monstee
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57.8d ago
Who you guys thinking for today?
57.8d ago
Good to see you back Logan :)
57.9d ago
Playing**
57.9d ago
Alright I lied I don’t quit haha. Ended up being classic yesterday and made good loot, despite having Monroe in 3 lineups and didn’t get him out in time.
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58.1d ago
Well...played $10 dollars today, won $15, net profit of $5 bucks...woo hoo... :| But, at least I didn't lose. It could have been waaaaaay worse. ;D
58.2d ago
I want to know what’s going on with Rubio. Their in the 4th and he’s not on the floor.
58.3d ago
Just got home......what happened to Harden???
58.3d ago
craig is garbage...but I guess no better or worse than Dudley. That double ejection burned me.
58.4d ago
Check back in later....good luck
58.5d ago
Well, I can’t move off of my Drummond plays due to how I built those particular lineups, 3 only (thank the maker). And I have one good line to use for Griffin that has a chance. All the others are weak, or doing well with Harden coming up. So I’m taking him in one and hoping it hits.
58.5d ago
Now I’m thinking about moving off Drummond and maybe run a Griffin line. He’s warming up, and the word is if he says he feels good, he’s going to play. Not sure though if I can, or want to, make those moves.
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58.5d ago
Played Carroll, I didn't know he wasn't starting. That sucks for me.
58.5d ago
No Craig for me. Hopefully it pays off. I jumped on Rubio and Gobert. Liked what you were saying Tex about Utah.
58.6d ago
Yeah, I guess if you ran Craig, it's worth a shot at this point. Honestly, I'd just as soon run with those other plays or the Spurs guys than take a chance on a zag move like Craig starting. But that's just my opinion...and because I missed trying to get him in any lines... :P ;D
58.6d ago
Whoops, missed the Craig starting news.
58.6d ago
If you're looking for a cheap forward, I'd rather run with Royce O'Neal or Ilyasova. If you're looking for someone from this DEN/SAS game, I'd go with the cheap guards...either Monte Morris or Malik Beasley if you're feeling saucey.
58.6d ago
Torrey Craig?
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58.6d ago
I'm not watching, but what the hell's going on in the PHI/BKN game?!? Butler and Dudley just got ejected??? I don't own ANY Butler or Dudley tonight...but some owners are going to be pissed.
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58.6d ago
FWIW, right now, I'm leaning running Harden in a line where I can still fit in Rubio. I think that gives me the best of both ideals...solid Harden, desperate Jazz. I also have Jokic in that line, along with LeVert, Kennard, and PJ Tucker as plays. Of course, I'm also a Spurs fan, so I'm running Derrick White and Jakob Poeltl as well. ;D
58.6d ago
That's what I'm thinking. The Jazz are going to go balls out (or THEIR version of "balls out") to try and win this game. I just don't think they have the fire power to stay with Harden. He's already proven he can take over a game in a massive way and still win. So you either play the "sure thing", or you take a chance on the Jazz being desperate for a win and playing above themselves.
58.6d ago
Harden is on a mission. I thought Utah would've played them better.
58.6d ago
Who's more of a must play - Jazz players, desperation time at home, down 2-0, or Harden looking to end it sooner rather than later?
58.6d ago
Yeah, I knew that. Just caught the news a tad too late to react. I ran some damage control, though, adjusting my Monroe lines with plays I like (swinging for the fences at this point). Some of my non-Monroe lines are off to a good start, and I like the way they project, so I may be able to write off my Monroe mishap as collateral damage.
58.6d ago
monroe a fade once embiid is in. Embiid got some sort of min limit at 24, but boban will soak the rest of the minutes.
58.6d ago
I DO know one thing...I managed to get Embiid into two lineups, but I missed out on moving off of Monroe in a few. Only silver lining I have is that those lines have either Giannis or Harden in them along with plays like White, Rubio, DeRozan, Favors, Crowder, etc. IF Monroe manages to get in the game and at least get some points, it might help with damage control, at the very least. :?
58.6d ago
On Yahoo, he's only 36.5% owned in the $1 tourney. Don't know if constitutes chalk for this slate, but that's not really high owned when you consider some of the plays coming up later. I'm guessing Rubio might be chalky tonight, as well as Derrick White.
58.6d ago
I have no levert...but yea he's so chalk
58.7d ago
Levert!!! probably chalk
58.7d ago
Alright boys. Any thoughts for today? DeMarre Carroll and Caris for upper 20's in minutes
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59.4d ago
Let’s get that $$ Dark :)
59.4d ago
Im stacking. Hopefully some OT in the late game
59.5d ago
Only playing a few bucks......really light tonight.
59.5d ago
Forward is tough tonight on Yahoo. I'm taking a chance on Markieff in the late slate, but I'm not running him on the main. Norman Powell is the only other cheap guy I'm using for the Main. But the McCaw news has me worried. Otherwise, I'm just paying up at forward and running other cheap guys (like Tyreke).
59.5d ago
Al3 you play on Yahoo right? Sada is on FD if I remember correctly.
59.5d ago
Tex....all forwards are overpriced except for Portland guys. Do you see anyone else?
59.5d ago
Tough slate....Westbrook and PG at home in must win. What do you guys think about Vooch?
59.5d ago
Running only 10 lines tonight, in both the Main and Late slates. Trying to find the right combination of lowest owned players is tricky.
59.5d ago
I don't know about locks, but I'm all over Tyreke Evans tonight, 90%. On Yahoo, he's $10 dollars, and averaging 20 DFS points this series so far, so I don't think you can beat that for the money. Plus he's a vet with playoff experience, so I think his minutes are safe. Everyone else, I'm spreading out (diversify! :D )...however, the trend seems to be the late gamers come from behind to punk everyone else. So I'm shifting my strategy a bit to make sure I'm running 3 or more plays in the last game.
59.5d ago
Any locks tonight gents?
59.6d ago
Im even for the last two slates. Going in again tonight
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59.8d ago
I'm still in. Lost a bit, but managed to win some of what I spent back. Enough to keep plugging away tonight, at least. ;)
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59.8d ago
Broke even, I'm in till the end!
59.9d ago
Take care Logan.
59.9d ago
I’m done with nba. Playoffs suck. Have a good summer guys.
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60.2d ago
Good night for me $$. How did u guys do?
60.3d ago
I hope so! Barton is running wind sprints....wtf
60.3d ago
Bogut is NOT owned as I thought he would be. Here's to hoping he goes OFF!
60.4d ago
Man, I'm looking at these ownership numbers, and I think guys are going to be all over the late game. Hope I have enough action to stay above the pay line cutoffs. :?
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60.4d ago
Thanks Tex. Played both lineups. Used 2nd combo for cash. Let’s see what happens :)
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60.4d ago
I like the 1st if you want to play the pivot, the 2nd if you want the "safer" line. I'd GPP both if you could...again, diversify. ;D
60.4d ago
I'm on Bogut, but I do have Looney in one of my main slate lines. FWIW, I'm only on Bogut in the late slate, but I might change that in the next few minutes. If you believe the Rotowire notes, Bogut might not get more than 20 mins or so. I think he'll get 24 at least. There's was an article yesterday somewhere which said Bogut starting for the Warriors would be huge, but I can't remember where I saw it, and I didn't get to read the whole thing, so not sure where it was going with that.
60.4d ago
Which combo...Klay/Draymond/Barton/Harrell or Lou/Millsap/DDR/Bogut?
60.4d ago
Thanks Tex. Bogut or Looney? Who gets more minutes.
60.4d ago
I wouldn't fret Boban so much, Monstee. I have a feeling he won't be any better than he's been lately...which, is actually pretty good for his price, I know. But again, I wouldn't grip too hard about forgetting about him.
60.4d ago
Forgot Boban......:(
60.4d ago
Damn.....switched off of Curry/Durant for Simmons/Butler. Not feeling good about it at all.
60.4d ago
Butler and Simmons, Yes. I'm taking a small chance on Mike Scott instead of plugging in Monroe. I could be wrong, but I've got a gut feeling... ;)
60.5d ago
playing butler and simmons?
60.5d ago
All the greg
60.5d ago
wtf
60.5d ago
I have him in a couple of lines but not much
60.5d ago
Fade for me Tex. No Embiid.
60.5d ago
Anyone rolling with Embiid tonight? On ANY site? I've got him in a couple of lines, but I'm honestly thinking of fading him. He's so expensive, and he hasn't played more than 24 mins this series. And if Philly plays like they did in Game 2, I can see him only seeing the floor for 22 mins or so with less usage. I feel I can spend the money elsewhere and get more DFS points out of it. Thoughts?
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60.5d ago
Don't forget, guys, the slate starts at 8 pm Eastern time (7 pm here in Texas). So you have one hour more than usual to build and tweak. ;)
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60.5d ago
On Yahoo, I've got Bogut tonight. I think he's going to be universally owned, so I don't mind taking a chance on him not going off for a big game. But I'm not yet all in on him. Lou Will and DeRozan are my highest owned guys so far, followed closely by Jokic, Curry, Millsap, Bogut and Harris. But I'm still building lines, and I'm playing the late slate as well, so those numbers may be skewed, or even change here in a bit.
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60.5d ago
And one more thing, don't assume ANY strategy is going to work consistently. Like I said before, playoff basketball is desperation basketball for some of these teams. Stars will get minutes to the point where it seems ridiculous to keep them out on the floor. Scrubs who would usually be good for 20 minutes at a point per minute, will end up with 12 mins of action and single digit DFS nights. Some of it IS a crapshoot. But you can still find ways to make the combos work for you. And YES, "zag" moves like the ones you mentioned might be good to try in a lineup or two. ;D
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60.5d ago
The key is going to be two things: 1. Diversify. If you're playing multiple lineups on ANY site, pick a core of plays you really REALLY like - two or three guys - then get balanced exposure to a whole bunch of other plays. Try to keep it as even as possible. 2. Find the plays who will actually PLAY. During the Season, it's easier to find the cheap guys, cause we know they'll play in order to rest the starters and stars. In the playoffs, all bets are off. So if Lou Williams has the potential for big minutes during the season, he's going to hit that potential more often than not in the Playoffs. I know this might be preaching to the choir, but just getting out there helps, I feel. :D
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60.5d ago
LOL @Sada...Nice! And not laughing at your logic. Just laughing WITH you at the fact that the playoffs ARE such a crap shoot at times. ;)
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60.5d ago
I like it!!
60.5d ago
Not really sound logic, but who knows!