The Sixth Man: Daily League Preview For 12.04.14: Tyreke Evans, Amare Stoudemire, and More

by Ray Kuhn

Daily fantasy basketball is a roller coaster ride. You have to have a short memory but also learn from both your successes and failures. If you are new to this feature then welcome aboard, and if not, then welcome back.

As is the norm on Thursday’s, we have a reduced schedule. On nights like this, there is always a great deal of overlap, so it is often just one player that makes the difference.

Let’s take a look at six players (two at each position) you should be looking at as you set your lineup for tonight. All of information referenced is based on game play at Fantasy Score (USA Today’s DFS engine). If you do play on other sites in the industry the same logic and thought process is applicable. Additionally, you can also use these tips to help you in your season long leagues.

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The Sixth Man: Daily League Preview For 12.03.14: Kyle Lowry, Jabari Parker, and More

by Ray Kuhn

Daily fantasy basketball is a roller coaster ride. You have to have a short memory but also learn from both your successes and failures. If you are new to this feature then welcome aboard, and if not, then welcome back.

Let’s take a look at six players (two at each position) you should be looking at as you set your lineup for tonight. All of information referenced is based on game play at Fantasy Score (USA Today’s DFS engine). If you do play on other sites in the industry the same logic and thought process is applicable. Additionally, you can also use these tips to help you in your season long leagues.

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Trade Market Watch: Buy, Sell and Hold: Centers Edition

by Will Overton

A fantasy basketball owner who stays put is usually a fantasy basketball owner who won’t have much success. Sometimes you have that killer draft that doesn’t need tweaking later on, but that’s a very rare case and usually the winner has done some work to improve their team during the season.

There are two ways you can do this, the waiver wire and trades. If you’re diligent with the way you handle the waiver wire it can be a great source, but sometimes the big move you need to make can’t be done on waivers and you have to pull the trigger on a trade.

One of the hardest positions to add off the waiver wire is often the Center position. This position just doesn’t have as much depth as the others and so the waiver wire often proves to be a bit shallow here. So finding them in a trade is more important than ever if you really need one. Here are three centers for trade consideration, one I would buy, one I would sell and one I would hold: Read more

The Sixth Man: Daily League Preview For 12.02.14: Russell Westbrook, Tobias Harris, and More

by Ray Kuhn

Daily fantasy basketball is a roller coaster ride. You have to have a short memory but also learn from both your successes and failures. If you are new to this feature then welcome aboard, and if not, then welcome back.

Let’s take a look at six players (two at each position) you should be looking at as you set your lineup for tonight. All of information referenced is based on game play at Fantasy Score (USA Today’s DFS engine). If you do play on other sites in the industry the same logic and thought process is applicable. Additionally, you can also use these tips to help you in your season long leagues.

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The Sixth Man: Daily League Preview For 12.1.14: Ty Lawson, Marcin Gortat and More

by Will Overton

Daily fantasy basketball is a roller coaster ride. You have to have a short memory but also learn from both your successes and failures. If you are new to this feature then welcome aboard, and if not, then welcome back.

Let’s take a look at six players (two at each position) you should be looking at as you set your lineup for tonight. All of information referenced is based on game play at Fantasy Score (USA Today’s DFS engine). If you do play on other sites in the industry the same logic and thought process is applicable. Additionally, you can also use these tips to help you in your season long leagues.

  1. Danny Green, G, San Antonio Spurs, $4,100: Danny Green has been rolling along for the Spurs here lately, including a big game yesterday that included 18 points and four three-pointers made. Green is known in fantasy leagues for his three-point shooting ability, and he is one of the best pure shooters in the league. He’s a lot more than just that though, averaging 3.7 RPG, 1.4 BPG and 1.1 SPG this season as well. In the last five games Green has 13 blocked shots and seven steals. This kind of all-around production really helps rack up the points in these daily leagues. Read more

Fantasy Basketball Crystal Ball: A Look Ahead At The Week Of 12/1/14 – 12/7/14

by Will Overton

It’s that time again to start figuring out who is going to start and who is going to sit this week for those playing in a league where you have to set your lineup by the week. It can feel at times like drawing straws or flipping a coin would be easier when making some choices, but be rest assured we are here to help you choose based on data as best as possible.

With only one team playing two games this week you won’t be faced with many decisions in that regard, but the rest of the league is split evenly between three games and four games, so there will still be plenty to consider.

Let me do my best to help you in your decision making process by breaking down how many games each team plays, who does and does not have favorable matchups and who you should add off the waiver wire. Let’s get started: Read more

Around The League: Looking Back At Storylines And Box Scores For 11/22/14 – 11/28/14

by Will Overton

A lot of stuff can happen in one week worth of basketball action. That’s why we are adding a new feature here on RotoProfessor. Every Saturday we are going to take a look back at the last seven days of basketball and discuss all the standout stories of the last week.

We are going to hit on one of the bigger stories of the week first and then breakdown some of the other things from the week’s box scores that stands out as well. Let’s get right down to it:

He’s Baaaack: Russell Westbrook Returns To The Court

For a brief time it almost sounded like we would get the return of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant on the same night, but that was too much to hope for. Still the Westbrook return was done in style as he came back and torched the Knicks like it was nothing. The Thunder limited Westbrook to 24 minutes, though they didn’t more than that from him, and he still managed to rack up 32 PTS, 8 ASTS, 7 REBS, 1 STL and 3 3PTS. Read more

I’m Thankful For…Five Players Fantasy Basketball Owners Should Be Thankful For This Season

by Will Overton

With no games on the schedule today for fantasy basketball players and all eyes glued to football for the most part I figured we’d have a little fun. Instead of analysis or lineup setting advice, we’re going to talk about players that fantasy owners are thankful for.

Obviously fantasy owners are very thankful for the likes of Anthony Davis and Stephen Curry, but we all knew what they would do. We’re going to list five players who are doing unexpected things that fantasy owners can be thankful for on this day dedicated to just that, giving thanks.

So without anymore rambling, here are the five guys to be thankful for and have a Happy Thanksgiving!: Read more

Rapid Reaction: The Fallout Of The Kevin Martin Injury In Minnesota

by Will Overton

News broke earlier this week that Kevin Martin’s wrist injury was one that would require surgery and he would be sidelined for at least six weeks time with the injury. Martin was the Timberwolves leading scorer so far and leaves a pretty big gap to fill on the team.

So far in Martin’s stead it has been Corey Brewer who has stepped in to start at shooting guard for the Timberwolves. Brewer is a solid role player who is capable of being one of the league leaders in steals with this bump in minutes. He’ll have a couple games where he blows up offensively, but he can’t really be expected to carry the load on offense.

With Brewer moving into the starting lineup it opens up a bigger role off the bench for someone else. There are three guys who will vie to make up those minutes, Zach LaVine, Chase Budinger and Shabazz Muhammad. Read more

The Sixth Man: Daily League Preview For 11.26.14: Deron Williams, Nerlens Noel, and More

by Ray Kuhn

Daily fantasy basketball is a roller coaster ride. You have to have a short memory but also learn from both your successes and failures. If you are new to this feature then welcome aboard, and if not, then welcome back.

Let’s take a look at six players (two at each position) you should be looking at as you set your lineup for tonight. All of information referenced is based on game play at Fantasy Score (USA Today’s DFS engine). If you do play on other sites in the industry the same logic and thought process is applicable. Additionally, you can also use these tips to help you in your season long leagues. Read more