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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 11.4.10

by on Nov.04, 2010, under Quick hits

Chris Paul

Here's winking (or grimacing) at you, kid. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Beast of the Night: Chris Paul rocked the Rockets with 25 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals, 1 block, 1 turnover and a three to top things off. He shot 58 percent (7-12) from the field and 83 percent (10-12) from the free-throw line. Of the top-three picks heading into the season, Paul is the only one who has justified that status so far this season.

Lines for Discussion:
Dwight Howard: 7-13 FG (54%), 4-11 FT (36%), 18 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 8 Blk, 3 TO

Ben Gordon: 9-19 FG (47%), 4-5 FT (80%), 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 3 TO (continue reading…)

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Team analysis: Detroit Pistons

by on Oct.04, 2010, under Team analysis

Richard Hamilton, Ben Gordon, Tayshaun Prince

If this photo doesn't get you excited about the Pistons this season, then...you're right. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Depth chart:
PG: Rodney Stuckey, Will Bynum, Terrico White
SG: Richard Hamilton, Ben Gordon, Tracy McGrady
SF: Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye, DaJuan Summers
PF: Jonas Jerebko, Charlie Villanueva, Jason Maxiell, Chris Wilcox
C: Ben Wallace, Greg Monroe

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Rodney Stuckey – G (Rd. 9-10): 16 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Ben Gordon – SG (Rd. 9-10): 19 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 3 Ast
Charlie Villanueva – PF (Rd. 11-12): 13 Pts, 1 three, 5.5 Reb
Richard Hamilton – G/F (Rd. 11+): 12 Pts, 1 three, 3.5 Ast
Tayshaun Prince – F (Rd. 12+): 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 2.5 Ast
Greg Monroe – F/C (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Jonas Jerebko – F (Rd. 13+): 10 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 1 Stl
Ben Wallace – C (Rd. 13+): 4 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Will Bynum – PG (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 3.5 Ast
Tracy McGrady – G/F (Rd. 13+): 5.5 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 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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Daily fantasy recap: 4.12 (weekend wrap-up)

by on Apr.12, 2010, under Quick hits

Kevin Durant

Durant is doing everything but fade away late in this fantasy season. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty)

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

Weekend Wonder: Kevin Durant took the cake, averaging a blistering 37.5 points, 2 threes, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 1 block in two games. He shot 46 percent from the field, 93 percent from the line and averaged just a turnover per game. The kid has done a fine job of exceeding high expectations this season and is a lock to go in the top three next season.

Noteworthy Lines:
Ben Gordon (4/9) – 12-21 FG (57%), 8-8 FT (100%), 7 3ptm, 39 Pts, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO; Don’t look now but Gordon’s working on a three-game streak with 21+ points.

Al Horford (4/9) – 3-10 FG (30%), 6-6 FT (100%), 12 Pts, 15 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO; He’s grabbed double-digit boards in five straight games and is putting up great all-around numbers in April.

Paul Millsap (4/9) – 6-11 FG (55%), 3-6 FT (50%), 15 Pts, 12 Reb, 6 Ast, 5 Stl, 2 Blk, 1 TO; This followed up his 13/11/3/4/4 game. Millsap continues to tease fantasy owners with, well, fantasies of Carlos Boozer in another uniform. (continue reading…)

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Daily fantasy recap: 4.8

by on Apr.08, 2010, under Quick hits

Stephen Curry

Curry strikes again! (And not in an indigestive way.) (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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

Beast of the Night: Stephen Curry blasted the Timberwolves with 27 points, 3 threes, 8 rebounds, 14 assists and 7 steals. He shot 55 percent (12-22) from the field and had 4 turnovers. There’s not much else you can say about his stellar rookie season except for the fact that it holds tons of promise for 2010-11.

Noteworthy Lines:
Danny Granger – 11-27 FG (41%), 6-8 FT (75%), 5 3ptm, 33 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk, 3 TO; He has a tendency to own the Knicks whenever he plays them so this is no surprise. Granger’s having a solid finish to a bit of a rocky season because of his unreliable health.

Ben Gordon – 7-17 FG (41%), 5-5 FT (100%), 3 3ptm, 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 7 ASt, 3 Stl, 4 TO; This was his second game with 21+ points this month but it probably doesn’t mean much. He’ll probably follow this up with a subpar showing.

Samuel Dalembert – 8-9 FG (89%), 3-5 FT (60%), 19 Pts, 16 Reb, 4 Blk, 3 TO; He’s been frustrating to own lately and has reverted back to being a shaky fantasy player since A.I. left town. Still, if you need boards and blocks, it’s hard to bench him in deeper leagues. (continue reading…)

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