Every year there are players that are overrated, underrated, over-hyped, and under-hyped. We love our sleepers, we love our three-down, goal-line backs, and we love the guys that have won us fantasy championships in the past. But there are some players that we don’t love. As Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary from Shark Tank says to a contestant that has a poor product, “You’re Dead to Me!” Here are the players that are dead to me. I am like a scorned lover. These players may be talented. They may even have good seasons. I don’t care because I don’t trust them. They’ve hurt me. I can forgive a co-worker for eating my food in the break room that had a big label with my name on it. I can forgive the person going 10 MPH below the speed limit in the left-hand lane. I can forgive my friend for forgetting my birthday. But what I CANNOT forgive is a player that lets me down repeatedly in fantasy football. I mean come on man! This is serious! This is real, for Pete’s sake!
We have three games on the FanDuel main slate tonight. It is the second game for each of these teams in 2018 NBA playoffs. Teams typically shorten their rotations during the playoffs, which makes it more difficult to find value plays, but we’ll try to provide you with some solid options below.
The Houston-Minnesota game is the highest projected game of the night with a 214.5 total but Houston is favored by 10 points. The Cleveland-Indiana game has a 209 total and the Utah-OKC game has a 206.5 total. As far as salaries go, there are five players priced at $9,800 or above. On a three-game slate with five studs and few true value plays, this will be a difficult night to construct rosters. Most likely you will not have a roster that you like but rather you will need to put together a roster that you can stomach.
If you want to play any of these top-end players tonight then you’ll need to find some salary relief to fit them into your roster. Here are 7 value plays that are worth considering as you set your lineup for tonight’s slate of games. Be sure to check the news and injury reports, especially in the 30 minutes prior to lock. Use all the information available to you to make the best decision possible for your lineup. Good luck and have fun!
This is the last night of the regular season. This is a massive slate of 12 games, and there is madness all around us. Other than the top two seeds in each conference, the other 12 playoff spots are still up for grabs. There are a lot of injuries, teams tanking, and teams trying to maneuver for playoff seeding. Tonight could get crazy so make sure to pay attention to the news.
Very few lines are out as of this writing because of all the uncertainty of who is and isn’t playing tonight. As far as salaries go, there are three guys at $12k or above. They all have some motivation, and the case can be made that they are great plays. They also could play just a half or sit out entirely. Russell Westbrook is at $12,300, LeBron James is priced at $12,100, and Anthony Davis has a $12,000 price tag. Whether you play these high-priced studs, there are still seven stars priced in the $9-11k price range.
If you want to play any of these top-end players tonight, then you’ll need to find some salary relief to fit them into your roster. This is the time of the year when plenty of value tends to open up. The only question is who will that be and when will you know who to play. Sometimes the news comes later in the day as to which players will sit and which bench players will get their chance to shine.
Here are 10 value plays that are worth considering as you set your lineup for tonight’s slate of games. Remember to check the news and injury reports, especially in the 30 minutes before lineups lock. Use all the information available to you to make the best decision possible for your lineup. Good luck and have fun!
- Khem Birch – 29.3 points (6.5x)
- Allen Crabbe – 34.9 points (6.0x)
- Marco Belineli – 29.1 points (5.8x)
- Tony Snell – 18.1 points (5.0x)
This year’s Master’s golf tournament at Augusta National is perhaps the most anticipated golf tournament ever. Tiger Woods looks to be back as a contender. Phil Mickelson is playing as well as ever. All of the best players in the world are in the field – and they are all playing well.
Course history is a big consideration at any tournament but The Master’s is different. This course is the same every year and the same players seem to perform well each year. The nuances and intricacies of the course don’t normally treat rookies very well. In fact, Fuzzy Zoeller was the last first-timer to win The Master’s when he donned the green jacket in 1979.
Certainly current form is important for any golf tournament but for these four days, course history outweighs form. The Master’s has a way of serving as a sweet-tasting medicine to those who have played well here before but might not be in the best current form.
There are only 87 golfers in the field this week. The top-50 plus ties will make the cut. Additionally, any golfer within 10 strokes of the lead will also make the cut. We could easily see 65-70% of the golfers make the cut. From a DFS perspective getting 6/6 of your golfers through the cut doesn’t guarantee success. You will need golfers to finish high and score points.
Here are the players that I am considering as core plays based upon course history (most recent finishes listed first and prices are from DK)… Continue reading “Riding the Course Horses: 2018 Masters”
Tonight could be one of the toughest slates of the year. There are only six games on the FanDuel main slate. With this being the last week of the season, it is tough enough trying to figure out which players are going to play but to make it even more difficult, 10 of the 12 teams in action tonight are on back-to-backs. Of the five games with a Vegas line at the time of this writing, the Memphis-New Orleans game has the highest projected score of 216. The Lakers-Spurs game has not yet been assigned a line, but it should be the highest on the slate.
As far as salaries go, Anthony Davis is far and away the stud of the evening with a $12,600 price tag. Andre Drummond is second at $10,000. There are three players in the 9k range. You will want to decide whether you will be jamming Davis into your lineups or playing more of a balanced roster.
If you want to play Davis or any of the other stars tonight, then you’ll need to find some salary relief to fit them into your roster. This is the time of year when plenty of value tends to open up. The only question is who that will be and when will you know who to play. Sometimes the news comes later in the day as to which players will sit and which bench players will get their chance to shine.
Here are 10 value plays that are worth considering as you set your lineup for tonight’s slate of games. Remember to check the news and injury reports, especially in the 30 minutes prior to lock. Use all the information available to make the best decision possible for your lineup. Good luck and have fun!
- Top Results:
- E’Twaun Moore – 48.2 pts (10.7x)
- Tyler Dorsey – 27.5 pts (7.6x)
- Kyle Anderson – 26.3 pts (5.7x)
- Ersan Ilyasova – 26.7 pts (5.3x)
- Ben McLemore – 19.3 pts (5.1x)