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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 10.29.10

by on Oct.29, 2010, under Quick hits

Paul Millsap

That's Millsap for you. (NBA.com)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: Paul Millsap finished with 19 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks and 1 turnover against the Suns. He shot 69 percent (9-13) from the field and 33 percent (1-3) from the line. It’s early in the season, but these types of lines will be commonplace for Millsap this season.

Lines for Discussion:
Dwight Howard: 7-9 FG (78%), 9-19 FT (47%), 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk, 3 TO

Vince Carter: 8-12 FG (67%), 0-1 FT (0%), 2 threes, 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast (continue reading…)

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Team analysis: Utah Jazz

by on Sep.03, 2010, under Team analysis

Raja Bell, Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson

New uniforms, new look: D-Will has a new lineup to lead this season. (NBA.com)

Depth chart:
PG: Deron Williams, Earl Watson, Ronnie Price, Sundiata Gaines
SG: Raja Bell, Othyus Jeffers
SF: Andrei Kirilenko, Gordon Hayward, C.J. Miles
PF: Paul Millsap, Jeremy Evans
C: Al Jefferson, Mehmet Okur

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Deron Williams – PG (Rd. 1): 19 Pts, 1.5 threes, 3.5 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl
Al Jefferson – F/C (Rd. 2-3): 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 1.5 Blk
Paul Millsap – PF (Rd. 6-7): 14 Pts, 7.5 Reb, 1 Stl, 1.5 Blk
Mehmet Okur – F/C (Rd. 9-10): 10 Pts, 1 three, 5 Reb, 1 Blk
Andrei Kirilenko – F (Rd. 9-10): 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 1.5 Blk
Raja Bell – SG (Rd. 12+): 10 Pts, 2 threes
C.J. Miles – G/F (Rd. 13+): 9 Pts, 1.5 threes
Gordon Hayward – G/F (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 1.5 threes
Earl Watson - PG (Rd. 13+): 5 Pts, 3.5 Ast (continue reading…)

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2010-11 Fantasy basketball mock draft w/ Weakside Help: Round 9

by on Aug.09, 2010, under Mock drafts

Ben Gordon

I'm afraid to place a caption here. (Keith Allison/Flickr)

We’ve finally reached the other side of the draft — the half that’s rife with question marks, nauseating picks and old names that bring back haunting memories. For some fantasy owners, these are the rounds that are akin to flipping through photos of your ex-lovers — the ones that broke your heart and made you the bitter drafter you are today. But maybe it’s time to let go of that bitterness and practice some forgiveness. There are hints of redemption in these waters, as players who’ve burned us in the past are in new situations that might be conducive to something of a comeback.

Many might not think much of these later rounds but that’s a mistake. Will any of these players make or break your fantasy success this season? Unlikely. However, some of these guys could turn out being staples in your starting lineups, while others might just save you the heartache of a poorly used roster spot. Besides, there are still plenty of intriguing players in the shallower end of this fantasy draft.

Henry did a solid job in round eight. The biggest surprise, of course, was Tiago Splitter at No. 95. I like Splitter and expect that he stands a very good chance at justifying this pick — I just think he could’ve been had in the last round or two. Nevertheless, I understand the lack of stimulating options around these parts, and I also appreciate that if there’s a player you really dig and must have, you might have to jump on him a round or two early to ensure you’ll have him, especially in the latter rounds.

If you’re just joining the party, here are round oneround tworound threeround fourround fiveround six, round seven and the already-referenced round eight. Now let’s mosey on over to round nine, which includes a poll and new visuals (you have permission to get excited): (continue reading…)

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Buy low, sell high: Fantasy week 22

by on Mar.26, 2010, under Other

Ron Artest

Artest has been decent lately but that'll change soon enough. (Evan Gole/NBAE via Getty Images)

[Read the full, original post at Dimemag.com]

Buy Low:
Chris Paul

Aaron Brooks

Ben Gordon

Kevin Martin, Andrew Bynum, Andrei Kirilenko and any other productive fantasy players who are injured (continue reading…)

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Daily fantasy recap: 2.11

by on Feb.11, 2010, under Quick hits

Stephen Curry

Curry nothced his first triple-double last night. (NBAE via Getty Images/Rocky Widner)

[Read the full, original post at Dimemag.com]

Beast of the Night: Stephen Curry slapped the Clippers with 36 points, 7 threes, 10 rebounds, 13 assists and 3 steals. He shot 50 percent (11-22) from the floor, 88 percent (7-8) from the line and had 6 turnovers.

Noteworthy Lines:
Lou Williams – 9-13 FG (69%), 6-6 FT (100%), 2 3ptm, 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 TO

Rodney Stuckey – 4-13 FG (31%), 9-9 FT (100%), 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 9 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk, 5 TO

Darren Collison – 10-16 FG (63%), 4-5 FT (80%), 1 3ptm, 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 9 Ast, 4 Stl, 10 TO (continue reading…)

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