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11m
spacegrip
in a different boat. need stls to win matchup but i cant afford losing another game. stream his spot?
29m
gehrenberg
There's a difference between playing teams like the nuggets and Sixers as opposed to today when he played the Grizzlies. Not saying he needs to be owned or anything. But he can be streamed/rostered for favorable matchups
33m
brendans
100% (1) agree 
"back"?
50m
Thrillard45
Fudgeeee just when we thought he was back to consistency
1.5h
IrvDizzle
Potential impact on Josh's #s if/when Waiters Island comes back?
1.9h
drkinbote
Back in the locker room getting his chin checked out.
2.1h
drkinbote
"False alarm. AD is back on the bench." from the guy who tweeted. People (players too!) sometimes need to go to the bathroom
2.1h
Keno
What happened?
2.3h
joshlloyd48
100% (1) agree 
drkinbote, i think that could be smart
2.4h
drkinbote
I can field 10 players Friday Sunday even without Cov, should I just stream Thurs/Sat? I need FG% and one of points, assists, less TOs. I should win steals blocks and rebounds handily.
3.0h
Donnie99
0% (1) agree 
They are unexpectedly winning games. So this will happen
3.9h
sublura
100% (2) agree 
Cut bait for Mirotic? Dropping Pau Gasol for Rondo too. Need 3s, Stls, Blks, Assists. This is my championship week.
4.3h
kylemckeown16
Covington underwent an MRI on his knee, but the results haven't been released yet. I don't think there were any reports on the injury before he was ruled out tonight.
5.0h
amandayeh
How long will he be out? need him in championchip round :'(
5.2h
Yooona
Last game he went to the bench with a limp during one timeout (I think in the 3rd). Finished the game though so I thought he was okay.
5.3h
theo156
Wow. Where did this come from?
5.3h
ajh22
100% (1) agree 
killer :(
5.4h
mavergara07
100% (1) agree 
This is crazy!! I am also a Covington owner and hes out lol
6.3h
hitchrock
100% (4) agree 
One time Cousins, we need you.
7.1h
gehrenberg
100% (1) agree 
That sucks, but it is understandable. Obviously have to win now and it's unclear when Gasol will be back. He also has a history of foot injuries, which gives more incentive for the Grizzlies to be really cautious with him. It doesn't seem like he's been close to playing in any of the past few games
7.4h
mavergara07
so with Gasol, Hayward, and booker out I may be forced to drop gasol. By some miracle im only losing 4-5 and can win rbs for 5-4 win.
7.9h
Thrillard45
100% (2) agree 
Thinking of streaming Marcus tomorrow for points, he's projected at 15 pts.... Would you trust him? :\
8.3h
Keno
0% (3) agree 
(UP) WCS (DOWN) Batum for tonight WCS has Utah, Batum has Toronto
8.4h
Keno
0% (3) agree 
Who to start today, In need of: 3's, Steals, points, assists, the most. (UP) Seth Curry (DOWN) TJ Mconnell for today only in a H2H Finals.
8.8h
gehrenberg
100% (4) agree 
Random thought. We have so much research available about how travel and playing back to backs correlates highly with injuries. I think some of the Grizzlies injury woes in recent years (Conley, Gasol) can be attributed to them being in the Western Conference despite playing in Memphis, which is further east than some Eastern Conference teams
11.7h
kchung4388
100% (4) agree 
Smart Tool keeps recommending this guy to me to win my match up. His recent production gives me pause though
18.6h
dubsforlife
100% (2) agree 
Benched D'Angelo today in my Finals - clap clap clap
21.6h
gehrenberg
100% (5) agree 
Post game interview he said he hopes the nuggets enjoy their summer. He's winning everywhere tonight
21.9h
rka28
0% (1) agree 
NURK ALERT!!! what a monster tonight! REVENGE well served!
22.1h
LagunaLaker
any good news?
1.0d
joshlloyd48
Agree with Greg. With ten games on Wednesday, even if Okafor plays, not sure he is a worth it anyway
1.0d
gehrenberg
He's likely out of the rotation if Okafor plays next game
1.0d
pettigb
4 fouls in 9 min. I need him to give me fg% and steal value but second thoughts after tonight. Anyone still optimistic here?
1.0d
#39100
100% (1) agree 
Should I drop Seth for Matthews? Seth's availability is uncertain for the rest of the week.
1.0d
chillPenguin
@richg24 I'd say yes, especially if you are looking to pick up some steals. He's finally coming around with those.
1.1d
richg24
starting to play well. worth an add with 3 games left after tonight?
1.2d
gehrenberg
Warriors updating his status tomorrow. He's been getting work in recently, hoping that he will be playing soon.
1.2d
Juggernaut
It's also the first game of a b2b. so in a weekly league I believe you'd have to start Hardaway over him if Middleton cant go tonight.
1.2d
#27653
Let's hope your gut is right!
1.2d
gehrenberg
100% (2) agree 
It seems like a pretty minor injury. He was originally listed as probable yesterday, but then was downgraded to questionable and then out. Based on comments they made about Hayward when he first got hurt (Snyder said he was fine) I would guess that yesterday was more of just a rest day for Hayward. My gut feeling is he plays tomorrow
1.2d
#27653
Any insight or speculation if Gordon laces them up tomorrow night? I think I read that he wasn't close to playing last night which is somewhat worrisome. But, their playoff seeding is still very much in limbo so they should want him back as soon as possible.
1.3d
goswald
100% (2) agree 
If Middleton is to miss tonight's game, do you start Tim Hardaway, Jr in his spot for a 9-cat league?
1.3d
kylemckeown16
100% (1) agree 
CFGardner: "He (Middleton) feels better, so we'll see," Kidd said on his availability. -- https://twitter.com/cf_gardner/status/846769175544639488
1.3d
kylemckeown16
scottkdouglas -- I couldn't find many details about Gasol's injury, and beyond him being listed as questionable in the game notes for tomorrow, we don't have much.
1.3d
astock
The beat writer who posted the update followed the tweet with a more positive sounding tweet. Sounds like something he had going on yesterday and that he's trending up. We'll see. It being a big game for the Bucks helps.
1.3d
pedros2507
100% (1) agree 
plz middleton don't do this to me :(
1.3d
curtishaugan
100% (1) agree 
On the topic of the T-Th-Sat games -- would you take K.J Mcdaniels over Vonleh?
1.3d
mavergara07
33% (3) agree 
If hes questionable for tomorrow is he officially drop status?
1.3d
Lakedst
25% (8) agree 
up: Williams down: C Zeller
1.4d
goswald
100% (4) agree 
On the front end of a b2b this could be horrible news for owners if he sits out 3/28... might be able to deal with one game missed in the weekly league, but your stat builder missing two games could cripple you.
1.5d
amandayeh
100% (3) agree 
Whiteside's FT was much better than Gobert as of late tho
1.5d
scottkdouglas
100% (1) agree 
Any word on the severity? Have Sap on the IR, and Gasol on a team that just started a 2 week playoff round... resisting dropping either, but wish Mem could give a timeline for Marc.
1.5d
hsahardid
33% (3) agree 
Do players like Gobert and Whiteside essentially force you to punt ft%? Their impact is not as bad as jordan and drummond but they take away any ft% advantage you have if you have players like lillard or derozan.
1.6d
gehrenberg
100% (2) agree 
Rondo has played under 28 minutes in 3 of the Bulls last 5 games. I think Rubio has more secure minutes and he's better
1.6d
goswald
0% (3) agree 
Is it crazy to start him over Rubio for the week if you're mainly looking for assists? I fear Rubio may get limited minutes whereas Rondo will continue to put up solid numbers while in the playoff race...
1.6d
kslight
With Okafor questionable today, Long's projections is still pretty low. If Okafor is ruled out, Long will jump to 20 m/g. He also averages about 11 fouls/36 so minutes are never guaranteed.
1.6d
se2b
This guy is now a SF/PF/C on Yahoo, he will probably win some Finals, he need an update here I guess.
1.9d
JMega
100% (5) agree 
Total beast. These last couple of weeks in fantasy crunch time have been unreal.
1.9d
#39100
Seth (UP) or Prince (DOWN). H2H playoff final, punt FG% + TO. Any news on Seth's injury? Would love to keep him for his 3PT but have to cut him if he doesn't play.
2.0d
Bucketts
100% (4) agree 
up for Ish or Down for Prince rest of this week
2.0d
bm1234
That rodney hood experiment is working out really well!
2.0d
bm1234
Especially the rest of the way, Westbrook is a lock if he's under 13.5k for cash. That tripdub chase is giving him supreme upside with a super high floor. I'd say if he's 13k and under, for GPPs it'll be hard to not roster him.
2.0d
#49107
rudy gobert is on the verge of total stardom
2.0d
#49107
i need jamychal to get back in there and stop fouling
2.0d
gehrenberg
100% (2) agree 
Probably single handily won all my cash games for me tonight also. Assuming the Grizzlies don't shit the bed. Even at this point in the year I am amazed that Russ doesn't go higher owned in cash games
2.0d
gehrenberg
Thanks! I'm happy you liked it. I had a lot of fun doing this all year
2.0d
bm1234
Westbrook just single-handedly won the game for the Thunder...unbelievable...
2.0d
#49107
meant to say qualitative, not quantitative.
2.0d
#49107
100% (4) agree 
cool, good luck and ill keep an eye on your twitter. i really hope you're back here next year at BBM as your content, plays, and also all the discussion that gets going every night on your article is super helpful. i think its very hard to win just using the projections and the more quantitative approach w/ these articles to pair with the projections is optimal imo. thanks again for your work this season
2.0d
gehrenberg
When I have everything worked out I'll put it on my twitter, one thing I know I'll be doing for sure is 3 days a week I'll be writing pitcher breakdowns for the draftkings playbook. Im pretty excited about this should give me a decent audience. I'll also continue to do some work for the DK live app. I'm also going to be taking some time off after basketball season.. I'm going on vacation and then I have a wedding to go to. But I have also had a few people reach out to me wanting to writing work for baseball similar to what I do here
2.0d
#49107
razzball and daily fantasy nerd are the main ones ive heard are good/decent but i dont believe razzball incorporates vegas odds into their projections which is alarming
2.0d
#49107
any hints as to where you might go?
2.0d
gehrenberg
Well it's going to be hard for me to not recommend where/if I end up working during baseball season. But yes I do play baseball DFS.
2.0d
bm1234
OMG I feel so bad for westbrook...three straight great assists ruined because his man can't finish at the basket
2.0d
#49107
greg, is there a site you recommend for projections instead of baseball monster or do you not play mlb?
2.0d
#49107
semaj christon sucks. they need to get russell back in here asap
2.0d
bm1234
Totally agreed...thunder is absolutely horrible outside of westbrook and Adams. Remember Oladipo used to be good on the Magic? When I say good, I meant stats...haven't watched him enough to know if he's an overall good basketball player. He's pretty terrible as the second scoring option on the Thunder
2.0d
gehrenberg
Also if I was gameplannig for the Thunder I would try as much as possible to deny Westbrook the ball. The warriors did it pretty successfully in their first meeting this year. The easiest way to prevent this from happening against good defensive teams is for Westbrook to have the ball in his hands as soon and as often as possible. Which starts with the rebound
2.0d
#49107
what are you guys doing without baseball monster this season for mlb? (assuming you play mlb). i am devastated it's been discontinued for dfs.
2.0d
gehrenberg
What percent is staff stuffing and what percent is pushing the pace. Not sure. But I'm just guessing this is a legitimate strategy they use.
2.0d
bm1234
Also, Noel is a beast when he's not in foul trouble. He is so active that he always seem open.
2.0d
bm1234
I know triple double push is a factor, but makes sense about pushing the pace.
2.0d
#49107
westbrook is not human
2.0d
bm1234
Irving's not injured, they are getting blown out
2.0d
gehrenberg
There are a few reasons why I think they let Westbrook get so many boards. One is stat stuffing. There are clear times the bigs let him grab the rebounds and I think the triple doubles are a factor. The main reason is besucase their best offense is Russ pushing the ball in transition. The easiest way to initiate is for him to get rebounds and immediately push the ball. This is faster than a big getting the rebound and throwing him an outlet pass. Finally he is a very good rebounder
2.0d
bm1234
Is it because the team is TRYING to get westbrook more rebounds? Seems like he's the only guy around the basket grabbing those boards...seriously...like a magnet. Dude's a fantasy machine
2.0d
Mrjordan23
Was Kyrie Irving injured?
2.0d
draftstreetking
This guy was rolling until that wrist injury. Steals was his his thing and the hurt wrist really slowed that willingness it seams.
2.0d
bm1234
Wish I had more Cojo. I had 20% to him, and literally AT lock, I reduced to 10%...ugh
2.0d
boohaa
Wish i had more JV. For some reason he plays better when D caroll out. Isobt get it, but # dont lie
2.0d
bm1234
Hill Conley no question.
2.1d
al3b3d3v
Pick 2 for fd Gpp late night. Conley hill holiday
2.1d
bm1234
Thank goodness Hernangomez is so cheap. I also reduced my exposure a little like RIGHT before lock for more Randolph
2.1d
mastermixer
100% (2) agree 
up if you think he will play both of the back to back 3/28 (@HOU) 2/39 (@SAN)
2.1d
mastermixer
100% (1) agree 
Time to drop him if you're in the finals.
2.1d
gehrenberg
I sympathize with coaches who just want to play their best guys no matter what. Their job is to win games. If they lose they can get fired and if the team is truly awful it could impact future employment opportunities. But to say you are going to limiting a player's minutes and basically do the opposite the next game he plays is just baffling
2.1d
Assasinn3
He played almost the entire first and second quarter, and drew 2 fouls in the first 2 minutes of the game. Makes no sense at all haha
2.1d
bm1234
Carmelo plays 20 first half freaking minutes!
2.1d
gehrenberg
I understand not wanting to sit veteran players if you are a coach of a bad team. But what's the point in Hornacek saying he was going to limit Melos minutes and then just go ahead and play him more minutes than he has been playing most of the year. It makes no sense
2.1d
LeslieFrazier
We need Willy back in there!!