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Sunday 22nd Oct 2017


Welcome back to my NBA DFS column. Sorry that I have missed a couple of good gameday slates, but I am now back and with basketball in full swing, let's look at the small slate of games for tonight. For me, the game to focus on is Kings vs. Lakers.

Can’t Miss

DeMarcus Cousins ($9500): This is a no-brainer. Boogey has been out of this world good as of late, and the Lakers won’t be able to keep up with the big man.

Pau Gasol ($8100): Pau has been the image of solid big fantasy numbers this season. The Celtics are on a back-to-back and their big men don’t strike me as being able to keep up with the Spaniard.

Rajon Rondo ($7900): If Rondo plays, the guard is a lock for 30-plus fantasy points with a good shot at 50. The Lakers allow a ton of points to opposing PGs and as long as he is healthy, Rajon should exploit that.

High Risk

Jeff Withey ($3900): Here is a great value pick if ever I’ve seen one. Withey has been excellent ever since the injury to Derrick Favors and should continue to produce big numbers in the absence of the other Utah big man. The fact that the former Jayhawk is available at center, leaving extra money for other more productive positions, is just an added bonus.

Trey Burke ($3100): Doubling up on Jazz players here, Burke has been tasked with carrying a big offensive load due to a ton of injuries. The Rockets aren’t a very good defensive team and Burke has yet to find any sort of rhythm. However, my bet is that Trey drops trays and wins you money tonight.


Darren Collison ($4500): This is a cover pick for Rondo, but also I feel as if Collison will be a good play regardless. Without Rondo, he's a must-start.

Taj Gibson ($4300): Gibson has been excellent as of late, and the bigs on the Celtics won't be able to hang with him.

That’s all for today. Happy Balling.

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Happy New Year everyone! Let us ring in 2016 with some great NBA basketball replete with points aplenty and DFS wins for all.

Games to target

New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks (o/u 206.5)

Philadelphia 76ers vs Los Angeles Clippers (o/u 207.5)

Detroit Pistons vs Indiana Pacers (o/u 202.5)

Can’t Miss

Anthony Davis ($9700): The Brow is such a great player in the NBA and huge for DFS. Against the Mavs, nothing should change and Davis should be in every lineup tonight.

Paul George ($8400): This season has been all the more better due to the return to prowess of George. Tonight, the All-Star season should continue for George and in a game where points should be aplenty.

Klay Thompson ($7500): Coming off a poor performance in Golden State’s second loss of the season, Thompson will come out firing, looking to carry the scoring load for the Warriors.

High Risk

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($5100): Pope has been hit or miss all season as the guard is a fairly one-dimensional player. In a game sure to produce points, the Pistons’ guard will get every opportunity to get his.

Tristan Thompson ($3500): The Cavs have given Thompson every opportunity to succeed, and going up against the Magic tonight, the forward will get a chance to wipe the glass clean.


Enes Kanter ($4800): Kanter has had a very good festive period of the year, and against Charlotte tonight, that should continue. With injuries throughout their frontcourt, the Hornets are weak there and that leaves the door open for Kanter to produce.

Andre Iguodala ($3100): The Finals MVP will be looking to help the Warriors come back from their second loss of the season. With a nice matchup against the Nuggets, Iggy will get every chance to do just that.

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Hello everyone, and happy end of 2015! Feel free to check out my weekly article “The Book of Daniel” starting tomorrow for a more in-depth strategy breakdown of NBA DFS. I will now proceed to fill you in on who I like for tonight’s games so you can ring in the new year with some extra money in your wallets.

Can’t Miss

Chris Paul ($8500): With Blake Griffin out due to injury, Paul has posted two 40-plus fantasy point games and one that just missed the 40-point mark. Tonight, CP3 will be tasked with handling the scoring load again and will not let you down.

C.J. McCollum ($6800): Usually a price that I put in the fillers section, but tonight C.J. is a can’t miss. The Nuggets are on a back-to-back, don’t like playing defense, and Damian Lillard ($8500) may miss out yet again. That means McCollum will be relied upon again, and at this price is an absolute can’t miss.

Kawhi Leonard ($8500): Leonard gets the joy of facing off against a Suns team that isn’t too big on the whole defense thing and really has nobody that can match up. So expect a big game from one of this year's biggest stars.

High Risk

Shaun Livingston ($2200): This could be the best value for any player so far this season. With Stephen Curry ($9900) likely out, Livingston will see extended minutes. Couple that with the Mavericks' lackluster defense and you have a player that could easily get you 30 fantasy points for an absolute steal.

Kelly Olynyk ($4300): Going up against the very bad Lakers defense, on the back of a return to form for Olynyk signals only good things for tonight. At that value, Kelly also allows you to search for other bigger named players.


Tobias Harris ($5500): I don’t understand how Harris is this cheap, but with a matchup against the Nets tonight, the Magic forward is a must start.

Darren Collison ($4500): Collison sees more than enough court time, despite being Rajon Rondo’s ($8200) primary back-up, in two point sets. Against the 76ers, this could mean big things, and at $4500 Collison is a big value play.

Andrew Bogut ($4700): The Aussie has played a very unsung role in the Warriors' hot start. Bogut is strong on the boards and with blocks which leads to solid points on a regular basis. Tonight, with Festus Ezeli ($3000) nursing an injury, Bogut will log extra minutes and come through for fantasy owners.

That’s all for today. Happy balling!

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Ok folks, this is the last week in the NFL regular season and there are still playoff implications in plenty of games. This week could definitely provide points, and very possibly some historical marks for players and teams alike. With all that being said, I will break down some stacks or bundles of players that I really like as well as some can’t miss and deeper options going into Week 17.

I will start by delving into the games with playoff implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns

Last week, I put a lot into the Steelers and was burned pretty badly. Well, I am relying on them yet again this week in a must-win situation. I personally like stacking Ben Roethlisberger ($8500) with Antonio Brown ($8800) and DeAngelo Williams ($7700) as the trio that heads my offense and should produce in bunches.

New York Jets vs Buffalo Bills

This is an intriguing matchup for all watching with all the storylines, but the biggest story is the Jets can make the playoffs with a win. The Bills secondary is decimated with injuries and that should make for smooth sailing for Ryan Fitzpatrick ($7500) and Brandon Marshall ($8300), who are both looking to set Jets single-season records. Eric Decker ($7000) is sure to get in the mix as well and is worth a starting place.

New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins

This is an interesting matchup as the Patriots would like to win in order to ensure home field for the playoffs and most likely add some insult to the injury that has been Miami’s season. Tom Brady ($8400) should thrive and that bodes well for Rob Gronkowski ($7900) as the two should link up early and often.

Can’t Miss

Julio Jones ($8700): Jones is looking to put the finishing touches on a monster season and the Saints secondary will be happy to oblige.

Drew Brees ($8100): This is a game that is sure to provide plenty of thrills and Brees will be looking to end a lost season on a high note.

High Risk

Jay Cutler ($5900): Cutler has very quietly had one of the better seasons in his career. One final game against the Lions should prove fruitful for the oft maligned QB.

Alfred Blue ($4800): The Texans need to win to fully secure a playoff spot and the Jaguars defense is still rather weak. Blue should have a nice day at a great price.

That’s all folks. Best of luck this week and enjoy the final week of what has been a very exciting NFL season.

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Welcome to the traditional final week of Fantasy Football! Sure, there will be DFS contests in Week 17, but with this being the last week all starters are assured of playing and some key playoff battles upcoming, this is really the last properly predictable weekend in the NFL. With that being said, my focus this week is on a few games with playoff implications that should really produce points.

Cleveland vs. Kansas City (the Chiefs need to continue winning and the Browns are a sieve defensively)

Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore (Read above and substitute teams)

Seattle vs. St. Louis (Seattle needs a win to secure their playoff berth and are fighting their St. Louis demons as well)

Washington vs. Philadelphia (The Redskins can clinch a playoff berth with a win against a not so good Eagles defense)

So, without further ado, let's look at the NFL landscape and who to start and who to stay away from this week.


Starts of the Week:

Cam Newton ($9000), Russell Wilson ($8900) and Ben Roethlisberger ($8500): I will lump these three studs together. All have been historically good and get to play against divisional opponents this week. Start this trio but be wary that they will be started by a lot of people.

Kirk Cousins ($7600): Kirk has been good. The Eagles defense is below average and this second half has been all about Cousins and the Redskins playoff push.  I would be starting Cousins in every league without hesitation.


Jameis Winston ($6600): Winston has been very good so far during his rookie season, and Chicago isn’t scaring anybody. Winston brings you great bang for the buck and could very well outperform some of the QBs worth $2000 more than him.


Carson Palmer ($8400): Palmer was good but not great on Sunday night, and the Cardinals have proven that they don’t need Carson to throw for 300 yards to win. This matchup is going to be a hard fought playoff-like game, and I just don’t see Palmer lighting up the scoreboard with Green Bay really needing to win to fight off the Vikings.

Running Backs

Starts of the Week:

Adrian Peterson ($8100): AP was a letdown last week due to getting banged up early on in the game. However, this week All Day is facing a bad Giants defense and should have an absolute field day.

DeAngelo Williams ($7700): Williams is a player I have relied on recently, and he's brought home the results in a big way. I expect the Steelers to go up big on the Ravens early and keep it on the ground later on, so Williams should rack up the touches and yards against a bad Baltimore team.


Charcandrick West ($5900): This is less of a sleeper pick as opposed to a great value pick. Facing off against the pitiful Browns defense, the Chiefs should lean on West to run them to victory all afternoon.


Devonta Freeman ($7900) and Todd Gurley ($7300): Two of the biggest surprises in the NFL and especially fantasy all season, both are going into divisional games against playoff opponents with great defenses. Leave both of these backs off your team.

Wide Receivers

Starts of the Week:

Antonio Brown ($8800): Read above statements about Brown’s teammates.

Allen Robinson ($7900): Robinson hasn’t had so many yards in the past two weeks, but he has found pay dirt twice and I have been documenting how bad the Saints secondary has been all year.

Ted Ginn Jr. ($6400): Ginn has been SuperCam’s top targeted receiver over the past four weeks. Going into a divisional game against the weak Atlanta defense, look for Ginn’s touchdown streak to continue.


Rueben Randle ($4400): Randle has found the end zone in two of the past three games, and without OBJ available due to suspension, Eli Manning ($7500) will lean on Randle in a big way.

Tight Ends

Start of the Week:

Jordan Reed ($7600): Reed has been on some kind of tear recently, and the Eagles are terrible at defending Tight Ends. Look for Reed’s streak to continue. He's a great double up with Kirk Cousins, the sort of double up that can win you a bunch of money.


Zach Miller ($4300): Miller is still getting most of the red zone looks and Tampa is not the best defensive team. I can see this game being a fairly high-scoring affair and that should allow Miller to find the end zone.


Gary Barnidge ($7300): Barnidge has been great this season, but the Chiefs defense has been on another level as of late and that doesn’t bode well for this breakout player.


Start of the Week:

Pittsburgh Steelers ($2000): This is a steal at $2000. Facing a banged up Ravens offense, the Steelers should have no trouble shutting them down and forcing a couple turnovers. In case you didn’t realize, I like everyone on Pittsburgh this weekend.


New England Patriots ($2700): The Jets offense has been as good as it has been in years, and despite the Patriots defense playing very well, the Jets should still be able to rack up some points in an effort to keep up with Tom Brady ($8600). I don’t see many turnovers from the smart leadership of Ryan Fitzpatrick ($7400) and with the Jets WR duo playing very well, New England just isn’t a good choice.

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