The Mid-Week – Week 5.5

Streaming Schedule Thanksgiving off means we need to cram in as many games as possible this weekend. There are 11 teams with a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday, giving flexibility to pick up on the last day of the matchup. Friday and Saturday – ATL, BOS, CHA, GSW, IND, NOP, NYK, OKC, ORL, POR, TOR Friday and Sunday – BKN, CHI, MEM, MIA, MIN, PHX   The Wire We’ve got plenty of adds that are available in more than 50 percent of leagues out there. Check the list below and tune in to the Weekly report on Monday. Austin Rivers, […]

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Week in Review – Week 4

It was another exciting week as we saw Eric Bledsoe get his wish and make his debut with the Bucks, the return of Bobby “Haymaker” Portis, Rudy Gobert (knee) expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks and Paul George capping off the week with two huge 35-plus point performances. With loads to cover, let’s kick this off! Week 5 Streaming Schedule It’ll be a week for streamers with two thirds of the league scheduled for three games in Week 5. The Thunder are the only team with two games this week, meaning Russell Westbrook and Paul George owners will have […]

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Fantasy Basketball Empathy

The Mid-Week – Week 3.5

Streaming Schedule With so much changing through the week, we have adds, holds and streaming options as we approach the second half of your weekly matchups. Check out the full schedule grid here as we kick things off. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Games – HOU Thursday, Friday and Sunday Games – OKC Friday and Sunday Games – BOS, DET, IND, MIA, OKC Saturday and Sunday Games – DAL, HOU   The Wire There are so many viable options this week as there are seven teams with two games over the weekend. If your league happens to have same day pickups, […]

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Week in Review – Week 3

It was a busy week for hoops as 19 teams had four game weeks, making for huge totals in weekly matchups. We saw the return of Myles Turner, the beginning of the age of Kristaps Porzingis in New York and the Beard doing Beard things. There’s lots of hoops to talk about, so let’s kick this off. Week 4 Streaming Schedule With a tonne of teams having a four game week, the schedule balances itself out in Week 4 with only six teams with four games, 20 teams with three games and four teams with two games. Kemba Walker, Mike […]

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The Mid-Week – Week 2.5

Streaming Schedule This week hasn’t been the best week to stream bodies with so many teams having four game weeks, but it’s late in the week so check out the streaming schedule. There’s 16 teams in the late week that have Friday and Sunday games, but if you have enough moves, you can pick up a one day streamer for Friday and have the option across three teams (Clippers, Grizz and Wolves) for back-to-back games over the weekend. Friday and Sunday Games – ATL, BOS, CHA, CLE, HOU, IND, LAL, MIA, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHX, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS Saturday […]

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Week in Review – Week 2

Let’s start this off by previewing the schedule grid ahead, which can be viewed in depth here. Then we’ll take a look at the adds, drops and everything in the middle from the previous week. Week 3 Streaming Schedule Four Games – BOS, CHA, DAL, DEN, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIN, NOP, NYK, ORL, PHX, POR, SAS, TOR, UTA Three Games – ATL, CHI, CLE, DET, GSW, MIL, OKC, PHI, SAC, WAS Two Games – BKN Trending Up Al-Farouq Aminu, SF/PF, 65% Owned 54.5 FG%, 2.3 3PM, 12.3 PTS, 6.0 REB, 2.0 STL, 1.7 BLK 1.3 TO It’s […]

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Are the Magic’s Breakout Players for Real?

There are two mostly separate halves of operating a fantasy basketball team. The first is player evaluation, which is your version of the scouting department. Anybody can take a quick look at stats and player rankings in order to figure out who they want on their team, but it takes a bit of savvy to look at those and say “I disagree”. While a tendency to throw a bit too much trust in your gut will generally hurt you more than it helps, there really is no better feeling in fantasy sports than taking a gamble on an unpopular player […]

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Week in Review – Week 1

The first week of hoops is in the books. We’re either mourning the losses or still celebrating the huge wins. On that note, congratulations to all Giannis Antetokounmpo owners who probably came out with a win last week as he posted an all-around nasty line of 38.3 points, 9.7 boards, 5.0 assists, 2.7 steals and 0.7 blocks on a delicious 67.2 percent from the field and 75.0 percent from the line. A shout-out also goes to Nikola Vucevic who dropped a ridiculous 41 points with six triples in a loss to Brooklyn and posting 23/6/5 on Cleveland for the blowout […]

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Burning Questions to Start the Season, Part Two

Earlier in the week I answered a few questions about some of the more prominent figures in fantasy this season. Now it’s time to finish the week with questions that are most pertinent to fantasy players in deep leagues, though hopefully everybody can find something to think about here. What to expect from Thon Maker this season? Thon Maker’s reputation has been punching above his play’s weight class since the Bucks drafted him. He initially entered the basketball world’s consciousness because of the ridiculous videos that kept landing on YouTube. The excitement caused by the 7-foot point forward he’d become […]

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Burning Questions to Start the Season, Part One

With the NBA season beginning tonight, it seemed like an appropriate time to see what questions people are asking leading into the season. Sure enough, users on Reddit were not shy about the things they’ve been wondering. In fact, so many questions were asked that I was only able to answer about half of them here. We’ll kick things off today with the higher profile questions before diving into some deeper league stuff tomorrow. What’s the deal with Kawhi? Injury anything to worry about? Kawhi Leonard’s injury is the most compelling storyline of the early season for two reasons. The […]

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