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Fantasy Basketball Team Preview: 2012-13 Dallas Mavericks

by on Sep.24, 2012, under Team analysis

Chris Kaman

A Kaveman resides in Dallas this season. (Flickr/gamerscoreblog)

Depth chart:

PG: Darren Collison Delonte West Rodrigue Beaubois Jared Cunningham
SG: O.J. Mayo Dahntay Jones Dominique Jones
SF: Shawn Marion Vince Carter Jae Crowder
PF: Dirk Nowitzki Brandan Wright
C:  Chris Kaman Elton Brand Bernard James

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft round (PDR) and per-game stats:

Name: Position: PDR: FG%: FT%: 3PTM: Pts: Reb: Ast: Stl: Blk: TO:
Dirk Nowitzki PF 1 47% 90% 1.0 20.0 6.5 2.5 0.7 0.5 1.7
Chris Kaman C/PF 7 45% 75% - 14.5 7.5 2.0 0.5 1.5 2.5
O.J. Mayo SG 7 44% 75% 1.6 15.5 3.5 3.0 1.3 0.2 2.0
Darren Collison PG 8 45% 85% 0.5 12.0 2.7 5.5 1.0 0.2 2.8
Elton Brand C/PF 10 50% 75% - 9.5 6.5 1.2 0.7 0.8 1.2
Shawn Marion SF/PF 11+ 45% 80% 0.2 10.0 7.0 1.5 1.0 0.7 1.4
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Fantasy Basketball Player Rankings: Top 150 for the 2012-13 NBA Season

by on Aug.17, 2012, under Rankings

The Olympics are over, which means we won’t be seeing stuff like this again anytime soon (maybe ever):

 

Yep, that’s NBA champion LeBron James with a wicked bounce pass to Kevin Durant. Not only is that a sick play — it’s also a smooth transition into the point of this post, because that GIF shows the top two players in the land of fantasy basketball.

The NBA offseason is in a lull, but fantasy basketball owners should never be. But if you’ve allowed yourself to kick back and hop out of the stream of NBA news and moves for a bit, who can blame you? So for those who have to reacquaint themselves with the league, and for those who are already up to speed, I present to you an early iteration of the top 150 fantasy basketball players for the upcoming 2012-13 NBA season. (The rankings assume nine categories and a head-to-head format.)

Here’s a quick peek at the top 25 players: (continue reading…)

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Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 4.3.12

by on Apr.03, 2012, under Quick hits

Wesley Matthews

Matthews has been a stud since re-entering the starting lineup for the Blazers. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Beast of the Night: Wesley Matthews produced a fine line to the tune of 33 points, one rebound, two steals and five three-pointers. He shot 83 percent (10-12) from the floor and 80 percent (8-10) from the free-throw line, and had two turnovers. Since being reinserted into the starting lineup on March 16, Matthews has averaged top 10 numbers.

Lines for Discussion:
Marcus Camby: 6-12 FG (50%), 12 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO; Camby is on a nice little roll right now and seems to have a solid grip on that starting center spot for the Rockets

Luis Scola: 9-17 FG (53%), 18 Pts, 12 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk, 2 TO; this was a great line, but Scola remains a limited fantasy player, primarily because of his lack of steals and blocks

O.J. Mayo: 8-19 FG (42%), 5-5 FT (100%), 1 three, 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl; his numbers aren’t all that improved from their marks last season (continue reading…)

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Fantasy Basketball Buy Low, Sell High: Week 5

by on Jan.27, 2012, under Quick hits

Amir Johnson

Johnson is down, way down. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Buy Low:
Carmelo Anthony

Amir Johnson

Andre Iguodala

Chauncey Billups

Gerald Wallace

Dwyane Wade, Al Jefferson, Marcus Thornton and any other productive fantasy players who are injured should be considered buy-low candidates. (continue reading…)

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Daily Fantasy Basketball Recap: 1.25.12

by on Jan.25, 2012, under Quick hits

Andrea Bargnani

No one got between Bargnani and top-dog honors last night. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Beast of the Night: Andrea Bargnani posted 36 points, six boards, two assists, two steals, a block and four three-pointers in his mighty comeback from a calf injury. He shot 48 percent (10-21) from the floor, 100 percent (12-12) from the free-throw line and had two turnovers. Bargnani is having himself a solid all-around season with no real signs of a letdown in sight.

Lines for Discussion:
Carmelo Anthony: 0-7 FG (0%), 1-1 FT (100%), 1 Pt, 11 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 TO; for a guy who was drafted in the first or second round, his top 35 value so far this season isn’t cutting it

Kemba Walker: 7-17 FG (41%), 6-6 FT (100%), 2 threes, 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk, 4 TO; with D.J. Augustin sidelined for a while, Walker’s stock will rise in the coming days

Chris Bosh: 10-16 FG (63%), 14-14 FT (100%), 1 three, 35 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk, 2 TO; Bosh is producing top 20 fantasy basketball averages this season (continue reading…)

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