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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 11.8.10 (Weekend Recap)

by on Nov.08, 2010, under Quick hits

Pau Gasol

Yeah, he's good. (Harry How/Getty Images)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Weekend Wonder: Pau Gasol averaged 25 points, 10.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 1 block and 0.5 turnovers in two games over the weekend and had his fourth career triple-double on Sunday. Gasol is putting up ungodly digits with Andrew Bynum still making his way back, but should remain a top dog once the man with weak knees hobbles his way back to the court.

Lines for Discussion:
Roy Hibbert (11/5): 4-11 FG (36%), 6-7 FT (86%), 14 Pts, 12 Reb, 4 Ast, 6 Blk, 6 TO

Gilbert Arenas (11/5): 6-13 FG (46%), 2-3 FT (67%), 4 threes, 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl (continue reading…)

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Buy Low, Sell High: Fantasy Week 2 (2010-11)

by on Nov.05, 2010, under Quick hits

Elton Brand

Brand is the No. 1 fantasy player right now, but it won't last. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

[Read the full post at DimeMag.com]

Buy Low:
LeBron James

Amar’e Stoudemire

John Salmons

Gerald Wallace (continue reading…)

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Jumping to conclusions after Week 1: Where ‘Office Space’ and fantasy basketball collide

by on Oct.31, 2010, under Other, Quick hits

The short first week of the 2010-11 NBA season is nearly in the books, which means it’s prime time for impatient fantasy owners to jump to conclusions. Below is a post that blends two of my favorite things: fantasy basketball (of course) and the classic film “Office Space.” For those of you deprived souls who have yet to see the movie, below is a clip that explains the relevance of the film to this post:

So, without further ado, here is a list of conclusions some fantasy owners may have jumped to after the first handful of games played this season, along with the related comments-from-the-mat in parentheses. (continue reading…)

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Team analysis: Washington Wizards

by on Sep.02, 2010, under Team analysis

JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche

The good news is McGee and Blatche are two of the most promising fantasy players this season. The bad news is they're on the Wizards. (Keith Allison/Flickr)

It’s time to pump out concise rundowns of each NBA team from a fantasy basketball perspective. Give Me The Rock and Fantasy Basketball Daily are among the sites already getting started, and keep an eye out for others — the more resources you read, the better. We’ll be going in reverse-alphabetical order. These will all assume nine categories in 12-team leagues.

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Depth chart:
PG: John Wall, Kirk Hinrich
SG: Gilbert Arenas, Nick Young
SF: Al Thornton, Josh Howard
PF: Andray Blatche, Yi Jianlian, Trevor Booker, Kevin Seraphin
C:  JaVale McGee, Hilton Armstrong

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
John Wall - PG (Rd. 5-6): 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 6.5 Ast, 2 Stl
Gilbert Arenas - SG (Rd. 6-7): 19 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Andray Blatche - F/C (Rd. 6-7): 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
JaVale McGee - C (Rd. 9-11): 8 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Blk
Yi Jianlian - PF (Rd. 10+): 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Blk
Kirk Hinrich - G (Rd. 13+): 9 Pts, 1 three, 1 Stl
Josh Howard - G/F (Rd. 13+): 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 three, 1 Stl
Al Thornton - F (Rd. 13+): 11 Pts, 4 Reb (continue reading…)

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Do or die: 9 Fantasy basketball players on the verge of being ‘expendable’ (poll)

by on Aug.19, 2010, under Other

Yao Ming

What does Yaouch Ming have to do with Dolph Lundgren? Probably nothing, but whatever. (Keith Allison/Flickr)

With every new season there’s a fresh list of fantasy basketball players that are on the verge of being given up on. Some of these players are walking DNPs that have one more shot to prove that they can play a full season, or something close to it; others are players who have coyly toed the line between fantasy goodness and fantasy greatness for a few seasons and are testing our collective patience; others have failed to fulfill past “sleeper” labels; still others are former studs who have regressed into duds in recent seasons and have one last shot at a redemptive comeback season before they’re permanently locked in the cellar.

Here’s a list of nine such players teetering on the edge of utter hopelessness this season (from a nine-category perspective), along with a rating of how close they are to being lost causes. We’ll use an uber-macho scale of Dolph Lundgrens (1 = not that close from final doom, 5 = direly close). Why nine, and why Dolphs? Look no further than here for a visual explanation.

It’s go time. (continue reading…)

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