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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (10/20/18): NBA DFS Lineups

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (10/19/18): NBA DFS Lineups

Plenty of games on Tap for your first Friday night of the season. Tons of injuries as usual, but many options who are priced very generously. Take your time, wait to set your lineups until right before tip as one mistake will knock you right out of it for the serious cash. Remember, the only... Read More

1 year ago

FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (10/19/18): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice

After a smaller Thursday slate where we saw LeBron James make his Lakers debut, we're back to a sizeable Friday slate! There are a plethora of games to choose from tonight, making lineup construction a bit easier. In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for FanDuel on 10/19/18. These... Read More

1 year ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (10/18/18): NBA DFS Lineups

With the MLB postseason in full swing, the NFL season approaching its midway point, and more importantly, the NBA back in action, there is no better time of year to be a sports fan. (I've heard various arguments for other times of the year - they're all iniquitous and worthy of a boisterous Kawhi laugh.)... Read More

1 year ago

FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (10/18/18): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice

We are officially on our second day of NBA DFS basketball and Thursday's three game slate has a lot to live up to. There are already plenty of names starting to emerge and unfortunately for the Miami Heat, they will be the only team on the second night of a back-to-back. A little cruel, but... Read More

1 year ago

Fantasy Basketball Second Year Breakout Players

Drafting rookies is always a risk, especially in the “one and done” era that we have with college players now. Some adapt quickly to the pro game, while some still are still maturing physically and mentally. There's always some surprise breakout rookies (Donovan Mitchell) that dial it in from the start, but it's never a... Read More

1 year ago


How To Find Value In Fantasy Basketball Auction Drafts

Often I've been asked by fantasy players if they've gotten a good value for a certain player in an auction draft, but without the person giving me an entire breakdown of their draft, I have to give my decision on if I like the pick based off of the player's perceived value. Writers often look... Read More

1 year ago

NBA Skill Set Scarcity: Where Are the Efficient Bigs?

I'm a huge fan of Jrue Holiday. I truly believe he might be the most underrated point guard of our generation in both real life and for many years, in fantasy too. He's an elite defender who has finished better than the 90th percentile in on/off opponents' point per possession numbers in his career, with... Read More

1 year ago

Standard League Nine-Category Specialists (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. How does the saying go again? Your team is only as strong as your weakest player? Sometimes your weakest player can be just as strong as the rest of your team if you know where their value lies and this is what turns a... Read More

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Trevor Crippen's Must-Have Late Round Picks (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. The old adage is that you don't win your leagues in the first few rounds, but you certainly can lose them. While I don't agree with that -- you can absolutely win a league with a first round pick who breaks out as big... Read More

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Dicky Fung's 2018 NBA All-Undervalued List (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. It’s that time of the year! Let’s rejoice together as we go through the emotional roller coaster that we call Fantasy Basketball. Oh yeah, it’s going be rocky, it’s going to be bumpy, and there’s going to be highs and lows checking those box... Read More

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Justin Carter's Fantasy Basketball Draft Sleepers (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. With the fantasy basketball season just around the corner, it's time to ramp up your preseason draft prep, which is why RotoBaller is here to help! One of the best ways to increase your likelihood of victory is to figure out which draft sleepers... Read More

PREMIUM 1 year ago

Brad Leibfried's NBA Draft Sleepers List (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Oh, the fantasy basketball sleeper. It is a term that is often discussed and heavily debated. What makes a sleeper a sleeper, and when do they cross over the threshold from sleeper to overvalued. For me, the term sleeper just means a savvy draft pick who could... Read More

PREMIUM 1 year ago

Pacific Division Fantasy Basketball Preview

We're less than a week away from NBA action, y'all! Things get kicked off on Tuesday night, so you're likely in the final stages of prepping for this upcoming fantasy season. For the past few weeks, I've been bringing you division-by-division analysis of the upcoming NBA season and providing you with some fantasy nuggets for... Read More

1 year ago

Southwest Division Fantasy Basketball Preview

The NBA season is almost here! Preseason games are already happening and draft prep is ramping up. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be bringing you division-by-division analysis of the upcoming NBA season and providing you with some fantasy nuggets for each NBA team that can help you make the best decisions as you... Read More

1 year ago

A Fantasy Basketball H2H 9-Cat "Snake" Draft Walkthrough

What's good readers, we're now officially into October and draft season is in full swing. I hope y'all are excited as I am to put together some nice teams, trash talk your friends and add some hardware to your mantles. I just had my first draft of the season which is always the most exciting,... Read More

1 year ago


Undervalued Players on Yahoo's Fantasy Basketball Rankings

Every NBA season gives us a couple of diamonds in the rough. A few guys who are being slightly or heavily overlooked by most. Those are the guys who fall to us in the draft, kill their ADP and bring us that much closer to our top priority in life - winning our NBA fantasy... Read More

1 year ago

Southeast Division Fantasy Basketball Preview

It might seem like the NBA season just ended, but we're just a month away from the start of the 2018-2019 NBA season! Time flies in basketball world. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be bringing you division-by-division analysis of the upcoming NBA season and providing you with some fantasy nuggets for each NBA... Read More

1 year ago

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Central Division Fantasy Basketball Preview

It might seem like the NBA season just ended, but we're just a month away from the start of the 2018-2019 NBA season! Time flies in basketball world. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be bringing you division-by-division analysis of the upcoming NBA season and providing you with some fantasy nuggets for each NBA... Read More

1 year ago

Atlantic Division Fantasy Basketball Preview

It might seem like the NBA season just ended, but we're just a month away from the start of the 2018-2019 NBA season! Time flies in basketball world. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be bringing you division-by-division analysis of the upcoming NBA season and providing you with some fantasy nuggets for each NBA... Read More

1 year ago

Free Throws Mean Free Wins: NBA Picks Who Draw Contact

Basketball is built on the basics. Fundamentals make a player and great fundamentals make a great player. There is nothing more fundamental than free throws. It may not be the most exciting thing for fans to watch, especially coming from the past decade which included debacles like three-point flopping or Hack-a-Shaq. It does slow down... Read More

1 year ago


Fantasy Basketball Risers and Fallers after Summer League

The 2018 Summer League has come and gone. With every game being available to stream this year, exposure to Summer League was at all-time high. You couldn't get on Twitter without seeing a ton of highlights and analysis. That's great -- more people talking about basketball is a great thing, even if that basketball isn't... Read More

2 years ago

NBA Free Agency Instant Reaction - Day One

Wow. Free Agency 2018 certainly has started out with a bang. No dragged out decisions or meetings in the Hamptons as we get announcements from the 2 biggest names right away. Let's take a quick look at what this means from a fantasy perspective. LeBron James agrees to 4-year $153m deal with the Los Angeles... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (5/14/18): NBA DFS Lineups

*pew pew* It's Showdown time. One game slates jam-packed with points and value. You need to hit every pick in order to cash out because there will be so many similar lineups going around. PICK THE SUPERSTARS. You absolutely must pick James Harden, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry. Chris Paul might have a... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (5/8/18): NBA DFS Lineups

Tonight really isn't the greatest slate. Realistically, the entire second round of playoffs hasn't been that good in terms of DFS. It's been decent but the blowouts mess with decision making. With only two games that haven't offered up the most competition, choosing whether it will be a close game or a toss-up, now that... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (5/7/18): NBA DFS Lineups

Top of the morning to you all and hopefully you are as excited as I am. We have two games with the stakes about as high as they can get and teams are fighting for reputation. Not going to lie I am absolutely loving all this minor league chaos going on and the narratives being... Read More

2 years ago


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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (5/6/18): NBA DFS Lineups

After an exciting night on Saturday in the East, we head back West as the playoffs continue. All teams will look to make some key adjustments that will substantially impact our DFS selections on Sunday, so make sure that you do your homework as best you can. Don’t be an optimizer chump; do your homework... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (5/6/18): NBA DFS Lineups

There are only two games once again, which makes the slate somewhat difficult. There are a few players that are near must starts, but the majority aren't cheap. I'm going to focus on the best plays rather than the cheaper options. It may be a weird strategy, but I'm going with a "get the top... Read More

2 years ago

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (5/5/18): NBA DFS Lineups

The playoffs are here and we are looking at one of the best times of the year for the NBA. We have a two-game slate where we have two teams trying to get back into their series, so should be some close game In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup... Read More

2 years ago

FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (5/5/18): NBA DFS Lineups

Both series tonight have taken a turn for the worst when it comes to DFS. Both teams are head and shoulders ahead of their competition and anything can happen tonight. It is very likely we see narratives tonight that weren't there, and unsung heroes will be the saviors. There isn't but one superstar to really... Read More

2 years ago

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