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Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 15

Steve Alexander and Matt Stroup break down the top waiver pickups for Week 15. Among the topics we hit: Check out Steve's Waiver Wired column on Rotoworld right here.


NBA Weekend Recap Podcast

Hey, so it's been a while since I did a weekend recap pod, but there is just too much going on! We're getting close to the stretch run, so lots of schedule input, takes galore, all the injuries and a lot more. Starting off with talk on DeMarcus Cousins and how it will affect the other Warriors. Plus, the Clippers are short on scoring with Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams banged up. Lonzo Ball also went down, and a lot of teams could starting tanking hard. Hope you guys enjoy and...


NBA DFS Podcast or Jan. 18

DeMarcus Cousins is back! We'll talk about that at the top and what it could mean when you throw in a guy who hangs around a 35 usage rate over the last two seasons. Plus, Doc Rivers sounds like he wants to make some changes. We'll throw out some ideas there for who it could be. Jarrett Allen is smashing and the Heat have a messy rotation. That stuff and lots more in this edition.


15 Names to Watch on Waivers

Matt Stroup and Jared Johnson highlight 15 players owned in 25 percent or less of Yahoo leagues. Among them: Austin Rivers (who shouldn't be so widely available based on his recent production), DeAndre Bembry (lighting it up for the shorthanded Hawks) and Phoenix Suns rookie/high upside stash Mikal Bridges. Plus, the potential impact of Shabazz Napier for the Nets going forward.


Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 14

Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run down the top waiver wire options in fantasy basketball, stopping for a second to marvel at an impressive run from Derrick White. Plus, a trio of intriguing options in Phoenix, from defensive ace De'Anthony Melton to a suddenly efficient Josh Jackson and a scalding hot Kelly Oubre. We also consider the outlook for Derrick Jones Jr. and Bam Adebayo in the volatile Miami rotation, and consider taking a gamble on Justin Holiday with Kyle Anderson now out for...


NBA DFS Podcast for Jan. 11

So we got some big news before we recorded that Giannis Antetokounmpo isn't expected to play. Khris Middleton becomes Mr. Chalk, but there are a lot of others to play. Plus, a few Wizards to fire up, as well. There are a ridiculous amount of shooting guards, so we'll try to find some other cheap targets. Joel Embiid vs. the Hawks? Domantas Sabonis vs. the Knicks? Strong plays all over. Good luck!


Changing Rotations: Wolves, Bulls, Rockets and More

Matt Stroup and Mike Gallagher dive into some recent big changes affecting minutes, rotations and production. In Minnesota, no more Tom Thibodeau could mean a lot more chances for young guys from Tyus Jones to Josh Okogie to Dario Saric. Meanwhile, we ask whether anyone can step into Justin Holiday’s vacated high volume role in Chicago, and examine the fallout of injuries to Devin Booker, Gary Harris, Eric Gordon and Chris Paul.


Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 13

Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run through the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy basketball for Week 13, with the Nuggets at the center of the conversation with a five-game week. We consider just how far you should go in adding Nuggets for your fantasy squads, as we consider names including Malik Beasley, Mason Plumlee and Juancho Hernangomez. Plus, the outlook is trending up drastically for a pair of Spurs guards: Derrick White and Bryn Forbes, who both play four times this week. We also...


NBA DFS Podcast for Jan. 4

Lots of games, lots of back-to-back sets, lots of injuries and lots of potential blowouts, so a lot of value. We'll go over the Bulls and who should step up both in the starting lineup and off the bench. Plus, we'll hit some fantasy pickups. Keep an eye out on some resting players today, and there is plenty of value to spend up for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Russell Westbrook. Plus, the Celtics are without Kyrie Irving again, so it could be another big Terry Rozier game. Enjoy the weekend!


December's Biggest Stars and Surprises

With 2019 upon us, Ryan Knaus and Tommy Beer join Matt Stroup to look at some of the biggest surprises in fantasy hoops from the last month, from a suddenly dominant Myles Turner to fast-rising young players including De'Aaron Fox and Deandre Ayton. Plus, the lofty ceiling for Bradley Beal without John Wall, the quietly outstanding Larry Nance and ongoing questions surrounding Danilo Gallinari. We consider what's next for all of these players and more.


Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 12

Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy hoops this week, including our best estimate of what Tomas Satoransky can accomplish with John Wall headed for season-ending surgery. Plus, how Phoenix Suns rookie Mikal Bridges is starting to look like the next Robert Covington, what to do with a surging and slumping Rodions Kurucs of the Nets, and why Wizards big man Thomas Bryant is a must-add player. Also, the suddenly intriguing Spurs point guard Derrick...


NBA DFS Podcast for Dec. 28

Lots of notes in this edition or what should be a loaded slate. We'll talk about how the Lakers can overcome Rajon Rondo missing time, the Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine problems, the Suns playing well, the Nets offense absolutely rolling, lots of quotes and a lot more. Plus, we'll go over all the value plays and some high-priced studs.


Second Half Breakout Players to Watch

Matt Stroup and Mike Gallagher break down the fallout from the LeBron James Christmas Day groin injury. Plus, a look at some underachieving players and how likely they are to break out in the second half. We discuss why Aaron Gordon should be able to to break out of his recent slump, why you want to consider trading for Jamal Murray and Bogdan Bogdanovic, and the reasons to be concerned about a slumping Donovan Mitchell. Plus, we try to figure out what to do with a healthy and thriving but...


Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 11

Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run down the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy hoops, with the latest on what to make of Tyler Johnson and Derrick Jones Jr. in Miami. Plus, the outlook on a scalding hot Reggie Bullock, steady Hawks rookie Kevin Huerter and what you might be able to get from backup point guards Jeremy Lin and J.J. Barea. That and much more on this edition of the waiver wire podcast. (For more, check out the Waiver Wired column on Rotoworld right here.)


NBA DFS Podcast for Dec. 21

Lots going on! We kick off the first five minutes talking about the injuries to the Rockets and Heat. Should help DFS players and especially season-long managers. Plus, there are a lot of back-to-back sets, so we'll set up some potential landmines. We'll also dig in on Robert Williams and a lot of DFS punt plays. Plus, Anthony Davis vs. LeBron James should be a treat for the late game. Happy Holidays!


Fantasy Hoops Predictions for 2019

Matt Stroup and Ryan Knaus rip through some fantasy basketball predictions for 2019, assessing whether Deandre Ayton can make a run at top-25 value, whether Chris Paul can extend his outrageous streak of top-10 finishes and whether Derrick Jones Jr. can maintain his eye-catching production of late. Plus, a look at how high John Wall, Lauri Markkanen and Lonzo Ball can land, and what to expect from DeMarcus Cousins and Kevin Love when they eventually return from injury.


Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 10

Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander highlight the top fantasy basketball waiver wire pickups for Week 10. In New York, Emmanuel Mudiay is making a shocking run toward must-own status, while rookie Kevin Knox is playing a ton of minutes and suddenly making a significant fantasy impact. Nemanja Bjelica is worth our consideration yet again with Marvin Bagley injured, while Hawks rookie Kevin Huerter and high-flying Heat backup Derrick Jones Jr. have both emerged as intriguing pickups. Check out...


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...