Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:


Already have an account? Log in here.


Forgot Password


NBA Fantasy Basketball DFS Lineup Picks for 02/11 (Fanduel)

I hold many unpopular opinions to accompany the mild ones, so I may, at times, make predictions or claims that seem far-fetched. Fantasy basketball is much more fun when you’re taking risks, right? Reading about it is only fun when you see something new or extreme.  The game of basketball is about the blood, sweat, anger, grit, will-power and athleticism these men pour out. Numbers are a small part of it, and they’ll only get you so far. Let’s go deeper than that.

Who is the best overall pick from each category today? Will it be the obvious All-Star contenders, paving their way to future glory? Or will it be a mixture of D-league prospects and bench warmers looking to make a name for themselves? How about we find out...


Editor's Note: For those of you hardcore fantasy basketball gamers, Fanduel has an exclusive offer for RotoBaller members. Register and play in the NBA Rebound tournament and you will be given a free 100% bonus on your first deposit! Put in up to $200, and you'll get another $200 for free to play on Fanduel. You'll also be invited to FREE contests with cash prize and can enter NBA Freerolls. Pretty sweet deal! 


Fanduel Basketball DFS Lineup Picks and More - 02/11/14

Isaiah Thomas  - PG - Sacramento Kings - ($7,900)

Isaiah Thomas, Stephen CurryThomas is coming off of his best performance of the season where he racked up a sickening stat sheet; 30 pts, 8 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Cleveland is the worst in the NBA against defending the PG position, so what better time to have this matchup than now? Not to mention Mr. Kyrie Irving who happens to be one of the most turnover prone guards in the league is taking on this guy, Thomas, who happens to be a professional thief of the ball. Be sure to check the injury wire before you put him in. He had a minor wrist sprain Sunday, but there's no indication that he will be held out. FanDuel has him at the 5th most valuable PG for today. He's 1st for me.

SG - Gordon Hayward - G/F - Utah Jazz - ($7,100)

Hayward has simmered down in the scoring column for the past few weeks. Instead of shooting the ball, he's focused more on passing and rebounding. I think this playstyle suits him just fine, but the boy has a beautiful shot. He'll be using it against the Lakers tonight. The Lakers have allowed an average of 40 FPPG to opposing SG's this season. They've also allowed opposing guard to shoot over 45% from the field. With the Los Angeles backcourt being riddled with injuries, Hayward is going to have a field day. As long and he can hold on to the ball and drain a few jumpers early, this guy is going to give you the best SG performance of the night.

SF - Kevin Durant - F - Oklahoma City Thunder - ($12,300)

Surely you didn't expect to see anyone else's name here, did you? This guy is going to get MVP and if Westbrook returns, OKC has a solid chance at taking the title. Durant is averaging 31 PPG this season and he's heading into Portland, the only serious competition they have in the west. This game should be a true test for Durant, but the race for the top seed means he'll have a fire in him. I wouldn't be surprised to see him drop a 45+ pt game in this one. If he gets anywhere near that, he's definitely worth the price, and the obvious choice for best SF.

PF - LaMarcus Aldridge - F/C/ - Portland Trailblazers - ($10,200)

Just like Durant and the SF column, LMA comes out as the clear favorite of the power forwards. Portland has been dominant this season and Aldridge has been the workhorse behind it all. He was complaining about some stiffness after his last game, the end of a 4 game road trip that spanned 5 days. I think any of us would be a bit tore up after that, but he's been given 3 days to rest and he's back home. Before the last two games of this road trip, LMA had achieved double-doubles in 6 consecutive games. He's the best power forward in the league and it will be interesting to see how he takes on Ibaka. In his last meeting with OKC, Aldridge scored 29 pts and added on 16 rebounds. I think he'll be just fine.

C - DeMarcus Cousins - F/C - Sacramento Kings - ($9,600)

This was probably the toughest choice of the day. Big Al Jefferson taking on Dallas and Dalembert? That will be a joke. Joakim Noah welcoming Atlanta to Chicago should prove to be just as entertaining. But I still decided to settle with Cousins. He's coming off of an absolutely terrible performance. Quite the opposite of what I usually say, right? Well I can't think of many people in this league that commit as much emotion to their game as Big Cuz. I admit, often times that emotion gets the best of him in a bad way, but tonight he'll be channeling it to power his game. After shooting 3-16 from the field Sunday night there is absolutely no way he will allow it to happen again. The Kings take on Cleveland where Cousins' only worry is Varejao and Anderson has been off his mark as of late. I expect a dominant performance in this game from DeMarcus; a riveting double-double that will rocket him ahead of Noah and Jefferson.


FanDuel Lineup for 02/11


If you liked today’s column, you can let me know @Roto_Royalty on Twitter! You can also shoot me an e-mail at Feel free to send in your questions, and I might feature them in one of my columns! Good luck out there and enjoy the game

By popular demand, RotoBaller has aggregated all of our fantasy basketball waiver wire pickups in our running list of NBA waiver options, so bookmark the page and check back often for updates. 


More Recent Articles


ADP Cost Analysis – Robbie Ray vs Trevor Bauer

With fantasy baseball draft season in full swing, those of us who partake in this joyous game are now looking through as much draft data as possible in a bid to find players we love who have lower average draft positions (ADP) than we believe they should. All this to eke out as much draft... Read More

2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Second Base

Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft pick in order to keep a player into the upcoming season. These rankings are based on Keeper "Values". In the marketing world, Value can be defined as "the extent to which a good or service (player) is... Read More

2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – C.J. Cron

As another fantasy baseball season approaches, we once again have the chance to discuss C.J. Cron as a fantasy sleeper. Cron will be playing for his third team in three seasons. It is tough to wrap one's head around the idea that a player of Cron's talent continues to be undervalued by professional and fantasy... Read More

2020 Starting Pitcher Rankings - H2H Points Leagues

Points leagues may seem like a slight variation from traditional 5x5 category scoring leagues but you must approach draft day with a very different strategy if you wish to truly compete. All preseason long, RotoBaller has you covered with the latest rankings for all fantasy baseball league types. Here we present our points league rankings... Read More

Second-Half Improvements: Buy Into These Starting Pitchers

The second half of the season is always put under a microscope for starting pitchers. Fantasy players have a love for the second half of the season, as the belief is that pitchers who take a step forward could carry over that success the next season and perhaps even build upon it. But, as we... Read More

How to Attack RP in SV+HLD Leagues

No position has seen as much evolution in recent seasons as the relief pitcher. Gone are the days where starters were expected to go seven innings as most teams have embraced the idea of "super-bullpening" and try to fit as many pitchers that can throw 95+ MPH into their bullpen as they can. Many fantasy... Read More

Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Pitch Info

One of the most fundamental questions in fantasy sports is if a player's current performance is sustainable. More than any other sport, baseball has a slew of statistical measures that can be dissected in numerous ways to analyze player performance. Pitch Info is a publicly-available pitch tracking system that provides a lot of different data to... Read More

2020 Fantasy Baseball Staff Rankings

Below you will find RotoBaller's 2020 fantasy baseball rankings, tiers and auction dollar values for the 2020 MLB season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Mixed, Head-to-Head, Points, AL/NL Only, Two-Catcher Top 2020 prospects, Dynasty leagues, Keeper values Export the rankings easily... Read More

Mock Draft Review: Best Late-Round Targets

Last week, some members of the RotoBaller staff completed a 12-team mock draft for standard 5x5 format. After the draft, we each broke down our strategy and some of our favorite picks, which can be found here. However, I want to take a closer look at one portion of the draft in particular. Since we know that... Read More

Faster and Furious: Pitchers with Rising Velocity/Performance

Welcome fantasy baseball players! I’m sure that you, like me, are anxiously counting down the days until your drafts and Opening Day. While the fantasy season may not start for several weeks, there are plenty of things we can do to start preparing for a successful season. One of those things is to take a good... Read More

James Karinchak Is A Relief Pitcher To Know in 2020

One of the lesser-known players that intrigues me for the 2020 MLB season is Indians relief pitcher James Karinchak. The former Bryant Bulldog was drafted by Cleveland in the ninth round in the 2017 draft and went on to have one of the most outrageous statistical seasons in minor league baseball history. As someone who... Read More

2020 Relief Pitcher Rankings - H2H Points Leagues

Often regarded as an inferior fantasy baseball format, points leagues offer a different style of boasting over your friends or coworkers similar to that of fantasy football. These setups are typically head-to-head formats for a one-week stretch where the player with the most points gets a win. Easy right? While it's true that roster construction... Read More

2019 Barrel Breakouts: Who's For Real and Who's Next?

As pitchers and catchers get even closer to reporting and most fantasy leagues prepare for their drafts, everybody is looking for a leg up on the competition - a way to get in on a guy before everybody else does. In this article, we're going to look for a way to identify hitters who improved... Read More

Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Pitcher BABIP

While FIP is a useful tool to predict a pitcher's future ERA performance, fantasy owners should remember that ERA, not FIP, is what really matters in most formats. This means that we are interested in the "luck" that separates the two statistics. While some of this luck is unpredictable, we can and should predict some... Read More

Second Year Player Preview: Fantasy Baseball 2020 ADP Analysis

Host Anthony Aniano of RotoBaller Radio discuss the 2020 fantasy baseball season and keeps you updated with all the latest news and analysis Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every weekday morning between 6-7 AM ET, every weekday afternoon from 1-2 PM ET, Saturday nights from 9-11 PM ET... Read More