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NBA DFS Podcast for Dec. 14

Lots of injuries for tonight to create a lot of value. Plus, we have some changing rotations with coaches going younger sooner. Mark Guindi breaks some great analysis with lots of cheap plays and a litany of punts to spend up. What's up with Giannis Antetokounmpo? We talk about all of that and dive into some other players stuck in minor slumps. Plus, Spencer Dinwiddie got paid and gets a great matchup.


Rookie Stock Watch and Recent Hot Streaks

Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer check in on the star NBA rookies, and underline why Deandre Ayton remains the top rookie to own going forward -- even over Luka Doncic and Jaren Jackson Jr. Plus, why you might be able to capitalize on the hype surrounding Doncic, and why it may be worth exercising caution on Jackson Jr. We also break down some recent hot streaks (including Jaylen Brown, Darren Collison and Justise Winslow), and try to measure just how sustainable they might be. And in Part 3 of...


Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 9

Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander take a run through the week's top waiver wire adds, finding a wide array of options in Denver and Miami. With Hassan Whiteside away from the team, we consider where to prioritize Kelly Olynyk, Bam Adebayo and even Justise Winslow. And with Gary Harris and Paul Millsap both injured for the Nuggets, that means names from Monte Morris to Trey Lyles to Juancho Hernangomez and Mason Plumlee are all worth consideration. We discuss all of that and a lot more on a...


Biggest Headaches in Fantasy Hoops

Who are the biggest headaches in fantasy hoops? Ryan Knaus and Matt Stroup pop some ibuprofen and attempt to answer this question, and what fantasy owners should do in each case. Among the names we consider: Nicolas Batum, Andrew Wiggins, Dennis Smith Jr. and a handful of Knicks (including Kevin Knox and Emmanuel Mudiay).


Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 8

Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run down the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy hoops, putting emphasis on a pair of young upside options on the tanking Phoenix Suns — Elie Okobo and Josh Jackson. Plus, why Emmanuel Mudiay may be worth a look (seriously) during a four-game week for the Knicks, and what to expect from fringe point guard options from Cory Joseph to Tim Frazier. (Check our Steve’s waiver wire column on Rotoworld right here.)


Nov. 30 NBA DFS Podcast

It's a packed Friday night slate with 11 games! There are a lot of injuries, which leaves a lot of value around in such a busy night. We'll have a ridiculous amount of news and notes while Mark Guindi brings his analysis on what to do with the info. Should be a fun Friday!


Wednesday Night Preview: Concerned About Lou?

Matt Stroup and Jared Johnson dive into a 10-game Wednesday NBA slate, looking at some notable hot streaks and slumps -- and what to make of them. Are D'Angelo Russell and Ricky Rubio going to be trustworthy fantasy options going forward? Should we be concerned about cold streaks for Trae Young and Andrew Wiggins? And is this the calm before the storm or the beginning of the end for Lou Williams? We tackle those questions and many more on this episode.


Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 7

Matt Stroup and Raphielle Johnson look at the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy basketball heading into Week 7. Among the names we consider: Collin Sexton and Cedi Osman of the Cavs as well as two more players who are putting up big numbers on bad teams: Noah Vonleh of the Knicks and Hawks backup PG Jeremy Lin. We also look at some potential players to drop, debating whether it's time to let go of Terrence Ross, Josh Hart and Quinn Cook with Steph Curry nearing a return. (You can check out...


NBA DFS Podcast for Nov. 23

It's a mega slate, so Mike Gallagher tries to fly through it as fast as he can.


Wednesday Night Preview: Mikal Bridges Rising

Tommy Beer and Mike Gallagher join Matt Stroup to preview a 13-game slate of NBA games on the eve of Thanksgiving. We hit at least one story line from every game, including the rising values of Mikal Bridges and John Collins, the insane scoring binge for Kemba Walker and how Jimmy Butler fits in with the Sixers. Plus, is Gordon Hayward a good buy low? And is Collin Sexton potentially overrated in fantasy leagues? We hit all these topics and much more.


Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 6

Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander prioritize the top waiver wire options, from Collin Sexton to Tyler Johnson to Juancho Hernangomez. Plus, how backup point guards including Shelvin Mack and Jeremy Lin can help your fantasy squad, and why Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson of the Knicks are intriguing long-term bets. Check out Steve's column on Rotoworld right here.


Nov. 16 NBA DFS Podcast

We have an eight-game slate with a lot of action early, so we should have a good amount of info before we set our lineups. There are a lot of lineup changes coming and most of these games should be close, too. We'll talk about the Jimmy Butler factor and how that could mess with the other 76ers. Plus, we'll have all sorts of stats, quotes and plenty of DFS spin along the way.


LeVert Injury Fallout and Why to Buy Low on Otto

Tommy Beer and Matt Stroup preview an 11-game NBA Wednesday, breaking down the landscape in Brooklyn without Caris LeVert, and explaining why Otto Porter is an even better buy low candidate than before. Plus, a breakout season for Pascal Siakam, and the outlook for Robert Covington and Dario Saric in Minnesota after the Jimmy Butler trade. All that and much more as we hit at least one story line from all 11 games.


Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 5

Steve Alexander joins Matt Stroup to sort through the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy hoops, and there are some exciting ones right now, from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to Derrick White to Collin Sexton. We also discuss what to do with a suddenly struggling Nemanja Bjelica, and look at some of the players fantasy owners can consider dropping to make room on their rosters. (Here's the link to Steve's Waiver Wired Column on Rotoworld)


Nov. 9 NBA DFS Podcast

We had DraftKings 2016 champ Mark Guindi (@MarkGuindi) in what was probably my favorite pod in a long time. We talk all about the value in Miami with so many injuries, some new rotation wrinkles, and some changing prices. There are also a lot of cheap players who should see a price increase soon, so we talk about who to go after while they're still cheap. If you're new to DFS and want to try out a pod, this one is for you!


Rookie Report and Early Season Slumps

Matt Stroup and Ryan Knaus check in on the top NBA rookies. Trae Young has posted some phenomenal lines, but how much of a liability is he in fantasy? Elsewhere, is Luka Doncic's free throw shooting becoming a concern? And how high is the ceiling for Wendell Carter Jr.? Plus, we consider some early-season struggles -- from Otto Porter to Myles Turner -- and try to determine just how concerned we should be.


Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 4

As Week 4 gets underway, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander pinpoint some of the best waiver wire options in fantasy hoops, with Mitchell Robinson, Josh Okogie, Justise Winslow and Shelvin Mack among the top names to consider. (Check out Steve's Waiver Wire column on Rotoworld right here)


NBA DFS Podcast for Nov. 2

There is a lot of value today, so it's almost tough to figure out who to spend up for. We'll talk about some tasty matchups and games we're worried about as blowouts. Plus, some second unit guys could step up on bad team. Of course, we'll break down who benefits without Donovan Mitchell.


Halloween Night Preview

Tommy Beer and Ryan Knaus join Matt Stroup to preview a seven-game Halloween night in the NBA. We consider the rise of Frank Ntilikina, the struggles of Tyreke Evans and what's already been a monster week for Luka Doncic. Plus, have we hit a sell-high point for JaVale McGee and Rudy Gay? Links: Ryan's Reddit AMA and Tommy's NBA Power Rankings