DFS 4/10 Wednesday (free article)

April 10, 2019 by Greg EhrenbergView Comments (313)

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.

 
7.0h ago
*slates
7.2h ago
Nice Logan. Haven’t been playing these 2 game slated.
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11.3h ago
Meanwhile he’s had one decent game in the last like month lol.
11.3h 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.
12.0h 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.
2.0d ago
I think BKN needs better pitching. Oh, wait...that's a BASKETBALL score?!?!
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2.0d 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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2.0d ago
I don't think Embiid will get full minutes tonight.
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2.0d ago
He’s in we re good
2.0d ago
Smart. Let’s hope we don’t have to bail though lol
2.0d ago
Where I have him, he's in my UTL slot, in case I have to bail.
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2.0d ago
Hoping embiid plays
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2.0d ago
I'm in on Yahoo for $10 bucks.
2.0d ago
who;s playing tonight?
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2.0d ago
Till then i got nothing bad to say bout the bucks lol
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2.0d ago
I’ll downvote it when the bucks got my Celtics down 3-0 lol
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2.0d ago
Down vote the man cause he's a Bucks fan?!? Come on people, have a heart... ;)
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2.2d ago
Sorry but I'm not playing very close attention to the playoffs. Just hoping the Bucks win it all.
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2.3d ago
Can't help myself....Kslight any hot takes on the NBA playoffs today?
2.3d ago
Sorry about that, and it should be there now.
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2.3d ago
Anybody else not seeing the pricing for Yahoo DFS today?
3.4d 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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3.5d ago
At least u didn’t lose Tex. Only 2 games today, r u going to play?
3.8d ago
I played $10 bucks today, won $11, so netted $1 dollar...I’m on a roll... :| ;D
3.8d ago
Logan good call on McCollum. Switched to him from Lowry towards the end of Warriors game.
3.8d ago
How did u guys do?
3.8d ago
Wow....this OKC game saves my a$$ :)
4.1d ago
Sunk
4.1d ago
Lou and Harrell dunk me....oh well
4.1d ago
Harrell has 13 fp so frustrating when the team has 84 pts
4.1d ago
Lookin good for u Tex :)
4.1d 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.
4.1d ago
What a joke.....Klay leading in scoring for GS. Hope Lou and Harrell step it up.
4.3d 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
4.3d 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.
4.3d 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
4.3d 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
4.3d 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.
4.3d 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.
4.3d ago
Vucevic should do good again too. At home again and need a win.
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4.3d 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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4.3d ago
Who you guys thinking for today?
4.3d ago
Good to see you back Logan :)
4.4d ago
Playing**
4.4d 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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4.7d 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
4.8d ago
I want to know what’s going on with Rubio. Their in the 4th and he’s not on the floor.
4.8d ago
Just got home......what happened to Harden???
4.9d ago
craig is garbage...but I guess no better or worse than Dudley. That double ejection burned me.
5.0d ago
Check back in later....good luck
5.0d 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.
5.0d 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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5.1d ago
Played Carroll, I didn't know he wasn't starting. That sucks for me.
5.1d ago
No Craig for me. Hopefully it pays off. I jumped on Rubio and Gobert. Liked what you were saying Tex about Utah.
5.1d 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
5.1d ago
Whoops, missed the Craig starting news.
5.1d 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.
5.1d ago
Torrey Craig?
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5.1d 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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5.1d 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
5.1d 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.
5.1d ago
Harden is on a mission. I thought Utah would've played them better.
5.2d 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?
5.2d 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.
5.2d 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.
5.2d 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. :?
5.2d 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.
5.2d ago
I have no levert...but yea he's so chalk
5.2d ago
Levert!!! probably chalk
5.3d ago
Alright boys. Any thoughts for today? DeMarre Carroll and Caris for upper 20's in minutes
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6.0d ago
Let’s get that $$ Dark :)
6.0d ago
Im stacking. Hopefully some OT in the late game
6.0d ago
Only playing a few bucks......really light tonight.
6.0d 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).
6.0d ago
Al3 you play on Yahoo right? Sada is on FD if I remember correctly.
6.0d ago
Tex....all forwards are overpriced except for Portland guys. Do you see anyone else?
6.0d ago
Tough slate....Westbrook and PG at home in must win. What do you guys think about Vooch?
6.1d 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.
6.1d 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.
6.1d ago
Any locks tonight gents?
6.2d ago
Im even for the last two slates. Going in again tonight
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6.3d 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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6.3d ago
Broke even, I'm in till the end!
6.4d ago
Take care Logan.
6.5d ago
I’m done with nba. Playoffs suck. Have a good summer guys.
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6.8d ago
Good night for me $$. How did u guys do?
6.9d ago
I hope so! Barton is running wind sprints....wtf
6.9d ago
Bogut is NOT owned as I thought he would be. Here's to hoping he goes OFF!
6.9d 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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6.9d ago
Thanks Tex. Played both lineups. Used 2nd combo for cash. Let’s see what happens :)
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7.0d 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
7.0d 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.
7.0d ago
Which combo...Klay/Draymond/Barton/Harrell or Lou/Millsap/DDR/Bogut?
7.0d ago
Thanks Tex. Bogut or Looney? Who gets more minutes.
7.0d 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.
7.0d ago
Forgot Boban......:(
7.0d ago
Damn.....switched off of Curry/Durant for Simmons/Butler. Not feeling good about it at all.
7.0d 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... ;)
7.0d ago
playing butler and simmons?
7.0d ago
All the greg
7.0d ago
wtf
7.0d ago
I have him in a couple of lines but not much
7.0d ago
Fade for me Tex. No Embiid.
7.0d 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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7.1d 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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7.1d 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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7.1d 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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7.1d 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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7.1d 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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7.1d ago
I like it!!
7.1d ago
Not really sound logic, but who knows!
7.1d ago
TY Monstee, No not really, put in 20 lineups last night and got tunnel vision on my lineup construction so I suffered. SO my strategy today is if anyone's saying or you read that player is going to have a bad night and to avoid, play the guy.
7.1d ago
Sorry Sada, I don't play on FD. Is there a combo that we can try and help with?
7.1d ago
om yahoo im running durant with the spurs, LMA, white, Derozan
7.1d ago
Monstee, I focus on FD, with the playoffs I'm a bit lost.
7.1d ago
Not sure about pricing for u but on Yahoo, Gallo is $32 compared to $24 for Harrell. R u running double centers with Bogut?
7.1d ago
I like Gallo more then harrell, but yeah I am, more curry then durant too, but sure he takes more shots tonight too with boogie out. @monstee
7.1d ago
Sada......which site do you play on and who r u running tonight?
7.1d ago
Not sure how you don't play them along with Lou and Harrell. Logan or al3......u guys running them on DK?
7.1d ago
Yahoo players......u guys on Curry and Durant tonight?
7.2d ago
so far i shared phi @ bkn minutes, ill do the rest in a bit
7.2d ago
Thanks buddy, appreciate you keeping this going. @kslight
7.3d ago
If we allowed defaulting to median, I'm afraid we'd get one entry and everyone using it.
7.3d ago
useful thanks!
7.4d ago
TY by the way
7.4d ago
I think it will be Kslight. However If we want to use the median from all that end up being posted/shared how do we use them? Meaning if I take the average then input that in won't it change everything? Would it be possible that you could add another column that could be selected as the median and then use those numbers?
7.4d ago
Yes, not sure if this will be useful, but it's there if you want to give it a shot.
7.4d ago
Noticed we can share minutes on here, which I did, but I copied them from RG so take that with a grain of salt
7.8d ago
I was doing well until that 2nd half of the late game happened. And just like I said, rotations out the window. Rockets up by 20 with 3 mins and change to go, Mitchell, Gobert, Rubio, Harden, were all still on the floor. No common sense when teams are playing desperation playoff basketball. :|
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7.9d ago
What a $hit slate. Anybody having any luck?
8.0d ago
M Morris a complete waste tonight! So pissed
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8.0d ago
Didn’t play tonight. Good luck boys:)
8.0d ago
I was looking real hard at Young all day long, but I just realized I only ended up committing him to one lineup. It's got Harden and some other "plays" (like Sterling Brown) coming up later, but I'm sitting on Horford and Turner as C's for that one, so needless to say, I'm not feeling too good right now about that particular line.
8.0d ago
Hoping you are all on T young, totally overlooked him in my lineups! Can't have mistakes like that on such a small slate, damn!
8.0d ago
Man, I didn't want to do it, but I'm liking Kennard again tonight. All in... :? ;)
8.0d ago
Yeah I got that same issue with jaylen, need him to hit value. Let's hope they get into a groove if they are behind in the second half
8.0d ago
I've got several of these guys who are/were going off: Baynes, Thad Young, Bogdanovich, Irving, all across my 10 lines...I just need Jaylen Brown and Horford to right the ship and all should be good...[famous last words]...
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8.0d ago
Went with horford capella and Gianni's
8.0d ago
And I played tonight as if Griffin were out, and Horford was in, so let's see if any of THAT hot mess gets me some results. ;D
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8.0d ago
I've been using custom minutes, and it does help with lineup building. The thing about playoff DFS is that consistency in playing time isn't what it's like during the regular season. As the season progresses, predicting plays based on rotations and averages becomes clearer. But in the playoffs, teams aren't looking to rest their starters unless they're up by a huge amount. And as we've seen these last few days, even 20 point leads can be erased over the span of 1 quarter of basketball. So the "normal" rotations teams were using during the season (for whatever reasons, rest, matchups, etc.) are pretty much thrown out the window. I think that's what makes doing playoff DFS projections so difficult. You can predict the mins for certain players, but the algorithm can't handle the fact that the games are much more intense and "tight". Of course, I could be way off on this assessment, but that's what I think. I'm just hoping stupid Andre Drummond doesn't get ejected again tonight! X( :P ;D
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8.0d ago
GDit, luckily I only had one lineup with Grifter in it! Went big tonight, fingers crossed!
8.0d ago
Just entered my projections based on the custom 240 minutes per team, lets see what happens. GPP only.
8.1d ago
I would be interested in the playoffs dfs platform as well. I think you guys can start it even now, just load those projections up, you said all it takes is to fill in the minutes. then someone like Ken or Greg or Josh come in several times a day to make some adjustments, not rocket science
8.2d ago
Totally agree. Would also pay for playoffs projections.
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8.4d ago
Same here. I would gladly pay more for playoffs. Sucks it just ended at the end of the regular season. Haven’t seen Greg in here since.
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8.4d ago
Sooooo....think it would be possible to start a conversation about projections for playoffs next year as well as regular season? Have a price for regular season then another for playoffs! Greg and Josh throw a number out there! I'd be happy to pay it!
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8.4d ago
Riding that hot hand Luke kennard?
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8.5d ago
Played a stack of Portland vs okc, I made out ok. Kanter a sucked and so did jokic
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8.5d ago
I don’t get why when someone’s in foul trouble they just don’t put him back in. Don’t take them out to begin with then lol. What’s the worry if they foul out if they ain’t going back in anyway
8.5d ago
But Kanter last night.... wtf man
8.5d ago
Man I fucking suck at nba playoffs lol. Blows my mind u can be profitable as fuck but soon as playoffs hit ima scrub
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8.9d ago
Yes...and YES! :D
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8.9d ago
Hopefully u played DDR?
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8.9d ago
Harris lookin good at $10 :)
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8.9d ago
Damn! If Gary Harris can't come back tonight, don't know if his 12.6 can help me. As a Spurs fan, not really rooting for the Nuggets...but for DFS tonight, I need Harris to come back! :?
9.0d ago
Good luck Tex
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9.0d ago
Greg taught me not to play the 4 game slates during season
9.0d ago
Not a fan of 2 games
9.0d ago
Took Gasol and DDR. I’m playin cash tonight cause of 3 games
9.0d ago
I’ll run Adams so we don’t lose :)
9.0d ago
I'm on Kanter. Mostly double C's with Jokic, Aldridge, Gasol and Poeltl. I'm not running Adams or Vucevic tonight. That might bite me from behind, but we'll see... :? ;)
9.0d ago
Who r u guys doing on, Steven Adams or Kanter?
9.0d ago
I've got some interesting combinations tonight, where Gary Harris is my lynch pin. Less than 20 mins to go...get 'em loaded people! ;D
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9.3d ago
I was in the same boat, but didn’t win anything back at all. Not playing too heavy, though, but still frustrating. X(
9.4d ago
Clippers are amazing though, awesome to see the warriors go down
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9.5d ago
That was the worst slate of nba of my life no lie. Boogie went down, Ed Davis was awful, Butler was awful, embiid sucked, levert sucked. All guys I used lol. My only bright spots we re curry, Lou, Gallo, harrell, won me some money back but man that was brutal.
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9.5d ago
Bye bye boogie too,
9.8d ago
UN-BE-FREAKING-LIEVABLE!!! Pinche Clippers!
9.8d ago
What the hell is going on?!? NBA.com has the headline "On TNT: Warriors Cruising in Game 2"...buuuuuuuut...the Clippers have come back to make it a 4 point game with 3 mins and change left? WOW!!!
9.9d ago
I guess Philadelphia finally got the memo? Hellllll-ooooo...it's the PLAYOFFS people...
10.0d ago
Let's get that embiid popping off. Equalizer.
10.2d ago
Yes, exactly 240 for both team before it calculates. It should highlight the team code if it's OK.
10.2d ago
TY Logan
10.3d ago
5 players on the court for 48 min each. 5x48 is 240 @sadjones
10.3d ago
Probably why it didn’t calculate. Needs to be exactly 240
10.3d ago
They need to be exactly 240
10.3d ago
Noticed the link at the top of the projections page. Put in minutes for each player for each game today and it saved. Minutes total more than 240 for all players for each team. Do they need to be exactly 240 between the players or does the amount of minutes need to just be over 240? Also then go back to projections page and nothing calculates. I would greatly appreciate any help with this. TY
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11.0d ago
Should I play Harden and Tucker or Capela and Ingles
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11.2d ago
How bout that Celtics defense. Shutting the pacers the fuck down.
11.3d ago
I played as if he’s gonna play. I doubt he sits. I think blake will sit though. That’s how I bet at least
11.3d ago
Still don’t know
11.3d ago
Is pg13 playing ?
11.3d ago
I made about a 100 yesterday, embiid, jokic, nice games and curry went off. Which I was all over, as well as Iggy who did great for cheap.
11.3d ago
I am. Giving it one more go around...guess I’m a glutton for punishment... :P ;D
11.3d ago
No one playing today?
12.0d ago
Jokic also.
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12.0d ago
Yeah, my main focus was the late slate, so I have a lot of Boogie/Aldridge running in the late and Main slates.
12.1d ago
My best line in Yahoo still has boogie and milsap going let's hope boogie capitalizes on that clippers dvp
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12.1d ago
I'm surprised they didn't play any rhj at all today. Ed Davis feasted
12.1d ago
I know there's still a lot of basketball to play today, but it's funny seeing my best performing lineup so far having JJ Redick with 3.2 points, and Hollis-Jefferson with 0... :|
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12.1d ago
Nevermind they pulled their starters. Brooklyn wins
12.1d ago
Philly can still get back into it, don't sleep Brooklyn
12.1d ago
I take it back embid hit his value just fine
12.1d ago
Getting their ass kicked at home by Brooklyn and Amir Johnson is on his phone on the bench. Lmao typical philly.
12.1d ago
If you had told me beforehand that JJ Redick was going to foul out only playing 22 mins in this game, I would have laughed in your face...BKN winning...unbelievable. But hey, it's the playoffs. Everything counts now. At least now I know these two squads are going to run tight rotations. Starters should get all the run going forward, unless someone goes down with an injury.
12.1d ago
Hasn't paid off this time around unfortunately
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12.2d ago
I didn't go all in, but I did push him in some lines. Hope he pays off. ;)
12.2d ago
Haha me too, I literally squeezed him into 11 lines.
12.2d ago
I forced embid Into all my lines where I could.good luck everyone
12.2d ago
I’m in but I’m pushing out some late slate lines in the main slate. I’ve got a couple of game stacks, and some plays, but I’m still not sure how things will shake out. I do agree that all bets are off; mins wise. But I also see blowouts kicking in, so i’m playing for ownership and mins with usg. Who’s on the floor in the 4th will make a big difference. Embiid possibly looking for a “Willis Reed” moment?
12.2d ago
Bolden in, still nothing on embiid
12.3d ago
@greg u here today? Drop some knowledge
12.3d ago
Absolutely @al I hope if he’s in we find out in the next 20-30 min though.
12.3d ago
Embiid is warming up wearing a knee brace, he's limited it's clear from watching him jog
12.3d ago
Embiid is game time decision he is not out. Watch the news in think he plays and we get another low ownership lock and that is the gpp winner as Logan and myself saw recently
12.3d ago
Johnathan Simmons ahead of zhaire Smith Philly
12.3d ago
I have every game stack today and then some random lines
12.3d ago
Boban is way too slow off the pick n roll.
12.3d ago
I agree 100 %. As long as embiid is out it should set up nicely.
12.3d ago
yeah. totally agree. nets/sixers stack, especially on fanduel looks really good, need embiid to be out of course. dinwiddie too cheap and has crushed the sixers this year. also, sixers massively different defensive team without embiid, nets will put boban in pnr and crush him
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12.3d ago
I don’t get why people wouldn’t play playoffs, it’s the one time a year u can actually get reliable minutes outta people.
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12.3d ago
U playing today? @tex..... I would imagine kawhii finally sees 36-38 min today. They rested him like 20 games this year for the playoffs, so unless they smack the magic early he better see tons of min.
12.4d ago
Oh absolutely, high total and should be close with embiid out. Nets are tough. The warriors should score a lot too but I doubt the clippers keep that close. Maybe at home not at oracle.
12.4d ago
Stacking that game heavy
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12.4d ago
Can’t believe embiid isn’t playing a playoff game.
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12.4d ago
I don’t. @matt
13.3d ago
Anyone have any recommendations for any other place that has baseline NBA player fantasy points projections. Would of course love to roll with basketball monster but you dudes arent doing it.
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13.5d ago
We'll keep them updated but slower than the regular season.
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13.8d ago
Is it automated?
13.8d ago
Are player's status' going to be updated through the playoffs? Looking at it now the four games for saturday are listed and players that are out etc?
14.1d ago
I'm not playing heavy in the playoffs, but I'll be around, so any chat or comments won't go unnoticed. ;) Worst case, I may post in the forum a discussion thread or something, if it seems we're dragging these comments on forever (unless of course, someone would like to post one before me. ;D ) Good luck all!!! :D
14.1d ago
This has been posted before, but again, just in case...for those who don't know or aren't aware, if playing DFS on Yahoo, you CAN export the player's list to your own spreadsheets to build lineups. Click on any contest name you want to enter, and when the smaller dialog box comes up, to the right side about midway down is a small link which says "Export players list". You'll be able to save the list as a CSV and open it in your spreadsheet program (I use Open Office, but Google, Excel, etc will work also). Remember also, that each slate is specific with it's own list (Main slate, Late slate, etc.). There are also tutorials on Youtube to make your own lineup optimizers. Search for "Yahoo DFS Basketball Optimizer" and a few should pop up. If you include the word "Solver" in the search, a few also come up. I've used a "Solver" one before, and it does work, albeit not as convenient or smoothly as BBM. ;)
14.2d ago
Eh broke even with boban, Bonzie, Westbrook and kemba, Drummond on Yahoo, second with f Portland news after lock. Next is playoffs and wnba
14.5d ago
Fuck portland
14.8d ago
WOW! Managed to survive the POR landmine and hold off the UTA/LAC scrubs in OT to profit $55.75 tonight. On to the playoffs, although I don't think I'll be going in as heavy as I did tonight. ;) See you all next season! ;D
14.8d ago
Here's a funny one, like someone had the other night...I'm running a line in the final round of the Yahoo Freeroll, and I have Millsap at 4.5% ownership, John Collins at 3.3%, Gorgui Dieng at 1%, and Will Barton at 0.5%. For reference, I also own Keita Bates-Diop, who is apparently NOT owned enough for Yahoo to feel it's worth the time, or effort, to list a % owned number. No decimal, no zero, nothing...just, blank...too funny... :P ;D
14.8d ago
Yeah, I'm seeing Kanter, Aminu and Harkless has the guys still being owned on both slates, even the late one. Not big time ownership, but enough that some of these owners are going to feel blindsided.
14.8d ago
I had to run some errands after game start, which was why I missed out on changing most of those main slate lines. But as it is, I was fortunate that I didn't divide up my late slate exposure to 4 lines (like I usually do). Not having those main POR plays I had before seems to be doing well so far. Hope it sticks! :?
14.8d ago
Not that BBM needs defending, but Frazier was projected to score like 41 pts about ~5 min before lock, and the POR starting line was only released basically at lock. Though there was an update involving Dame indicating that the probably starting 5 included none of the regular starters (I still got bit by holding onto Kanter and aminu in a few lines).
14.8d ago
I was thinking about that same thing. Only thing I noticed throughout the day was that POR projections were really high until about an hour or so before game start (I play on Yahoo, so it's technically not lock until each game starts). I saw the projections drop on average around 30 points or so for all my lines. I realized it was because of my POR exposure, but I never got the chance to ask why the sudden change in projections. As I said earlier, I managed to switch all my exposure in the late slate to off of POR players. But I missed out on my main slates which had exposure as well.
14.8d ago
That comment was not directed at BBM, You fellas have been great---just frustrated with wasting money today. Thanks for the content, will be back next year.
14.8d ago
Why has all of the material from today's updates taken off already? I wanted to check to see what time there was an update that Frazier was starting and that Portland was not starting the posted lines. I realize it's not anyone's fault, I just want to see what I missed. So tilted to get home and see that Frazier played full mins and Curry isn't even playing for Portland--Last day of NBA season sucks every year but they should at least give accurate info. Like hiding lineups is top secret like it's a complicated sport of strategy like football LOL
14.9d ago
Once again guys, thanks for a great season and I hope everybody has a fun summer
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14.9d ago
For a split second, I thought I lost nearly all my late night lines with POR starting all their bench-warmers. Then I remembered I adjusted only two of my four lines, and ran those split between all my late night entries. I've got NO ONE from POR, and it's looking like I might have a decent late night after all. Phew!!! ;)
14.9d ago
Well count me in for next season! Thanks and gl all in the playoffs!
14.9d ago
fuck
14.9d ago
@sada That's All Folks! :-D
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14.9d ago
So much for the pathetically over projected Kanter. He is inactive haha
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14.9d ago
Seriously, what just happened to projections and injury list? End of Season Immediate cutoff? No playoff projections?
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14.9d ago
He just has nothing to play for so he doesn’t get that many minutes.
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15.0d ago
Greg is Buddy Hield just a piece of shit now? Jamal Murray is projected above him??
15.0d ago
Giannis and Lopez are out. Bledsoe and Middleton expected to be limited.
15.0d ago
why are bonzie colson projections so strong?
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15.0d ago
I'm playing bonzie colson. Yeah. I said it.
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15.0d ago
Schroder has generally been really good in games misses by George
15.0d ago
Extra usage for Gordon now that Vooch is out
15.0d ago
thoughts on schroder now that george is out?
15.0d ago
What do you think of Aaron Gordon?
15.0d ago
Playoff seeding is still in play, so I think he’s more likely to play full minutes than not
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15.0d ago
pg13 out. Question is whether westbrook will be limited.
15.0d ago
Just so everybody knows, still another hour until lock. More time to rule guys out,
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15.0d ago
Boban
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15.0d ago
is drummund still your favorite center play on fd?
15.0d ago
Boban now that he’s confirmed starting
15.0d ago
boban or dieng?
15.0d ago
@mkittaka Harkless
15.0d ago
Off Klay/Durant now
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15.0d ago
tyreke or harkless? fd gpp
15.0d ago
That’s a stretch, for durant at least. I don’t know if klay has same restriction
15.0d ago
Playable only playing 15-20 min? @greg
15.0d ago
@mkittaka still viable, but a slightly weaker play. Less exposure to him now.
15.0d ago
is wade off the table now that he has limited min?
15.1d ago
durant/klay?
15.1d ago
@major dieng for blocks
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15.1d ago
Must be puking his brains out lol
15.1d ago
hey @greg between Niang, Nowitzki, D.Wilson, Dieng and Birch who do you think has the most value? I value blks the most...
15.1d ago
Wow no Vooch. Important game for Orlando, so he must be pretty sick.
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15.1d ago
Luka downgraded to questionable. Basically his standard injury designation over the last couple months.
15.1d ago
Thanks!
15.1d ago
@bm yes. Rockets hold the direct tie breaker over Denver.
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15.1d ago
Do denver fall out of 2 seed if they lose? Really what I'm asking is if they are playing for anything.
15.1d ago
Thanks Ken, the NBA website still is showing them as not having an injury report submitted, but hopefully they clarify who is in/out at the 5:30 update.
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15.1d ago
Crowder and Ingles are not on their injury report: https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/1116062317525921792/photo/1
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15.1d ago
I going to run both Main and Late slates tonight...I just did my FIRST late slate build, comping a 306.46...leaving $64 dollars of salary on the table...O...M...G...
15.1d ago
Just saw everyone out but him basicly hah. Thought it was odd.
15.1d ago
@logan the jazz haven’t put out their injury report, but he’s expected to rest
15.1d ago
Greg, I know it's been said here many times over, but I feel it can't be stressed enough...THANKS AGAIN for all your hard work and dedication to NBA DFS! And thanks to Ken Slight, Josh Lloyd, Kyle McKeown, Matt Smith and anyone else responsible for working and maintaining such a valuable fantasy basketball resource. I'll be in and out throughout the offseason, looking forward to next year and more great stuff! Take care guys, and everyone...good luck tonight!!! ;D
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15.1d ago
@greg is ingles out?
15.1d ago
I doubt he’s actually hurt. Probably just rest if anything.
15.1d ago
If he’s ruled in then the questionable tag is irrelevant
15.1d ago
@deathstar only if he’s ruled out. If George plays then rostering him is fine.
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15.1d ago
@bm I do. These teams don’t have anything else to play for.
15.1d ago
Do you think George moving to Questionable is reason enough to NOT play him tonight?
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15.1d ago
Do you really think Dirk/Wade continue their goodbye tour tonight in an away stadium?
15.1d ago
@logan Trae
15.1d ago
@mkittaka I think both Drummond and Kanter are good plays. It’s really difficult to settle as one center as the guy. With that said, the Pistons have to win tonight and the Blazers don’t. They’ve already shown a willingness to sit their guys.
15.1d ago
@agame I don’t usually play DFS during nba playoffs. Most slates are 2-3 games and some are multi day slates.
15.1d ago
@sboy there is also an expectation Middleton/Bledsoe will play reduced minutes
15.2d ago
Thanks for all the hard work this year Greg
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15.2d ago
Greg, thank you for your articles and dedication to the readers. You've been a big help.
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15.2d ago
@greg who scores more trae or russell?
15.2d ago
is there a reason you prefer drummund to kanter? The projections have kanter scoring almost as many points as drummund and he's obviously much cheaper.
15.2d ago
Thanks again BBM and Greg for all your hard work throughout the NBA season! I've been NBA DFSing for the past 7-8 years, and this was the first one where I really felt the grind and dialed it back a bit. Kudos on the team for keeping it going, it is much appreciated!
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15.2d ago
Greg, do you play NBA DFS during the playoffs?
15.2d ago
And Brook Lopez is out. (Mirotic and Snell being out is old news and non factor). So Colson projection seems aggressive
15.2d ago
Greg why do you guys have Colson SO highly projected. Only Giannis is out for MIL correct?
15.2d ago
@logan I think it’s probably a blowout
15.2d ago
@mkittaka Drummond
15.2d ago
Don’t like luka tonight? @greg I know it’s risky and probably a blowout, but he has big upside even with dirk chucking up all the shots he dropped like 62 last night. Granted vs the suns.
15.2d ago
Having hard time figuring out center so far. Would you prefer going cheap with monroe/boban, mid range with kanter, or expensive with drummund?