Posts Tagged ‘fantasy basketball advice’

Long time no see blog! Sorry that I completely fell off the map those of you that actually checked the page from time to time. Life got busy and I tried to do too much on top of my job and got burned out. But I figured new year means “restarting” so wanted to try and get back into doing some blogging. Since it is my favorite season and favorite fantasy season (basketball) thought this would be the best time to start up again. So now on to the good stuff, if you forgot, this is how this works,

All-In=add them to your roster if they are avaliable.

Check=watch them over the next several games because they could be that “budding” fantasy rose.

Fold=if they are still on your team it is time to cut ties because they no longer bring any value (this has been Vince Carter the last 3 seasons)

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How can you say no to that smile 😛

All-In

Jarrett Jack (PG,SG GS)- Step Curry injured his ankle again (a shame to because he was ballin’ this season) So his backup, Jack, will step in to fill the void. Jack has been very productive this season as a bench player so this is what to expect from him as the starter. 47%+ FG%, 86%+ FT%, 1.1 3’s, 16 pts, 3.5 reb, 6.5 ast, 1 stl, 0 blk, and around 3 TO. That is a great PG across the board does everything you want from you PG but doesn’t shoot poorly. If he is still a FA add him even if it is for the next 3 or 4 games as Curry’s strength rebuilds.

Elton Brand (PF, C Dal)- Brand is only averaging around 22 min a game the last month, but he is being very productive in those minutes. Over the last 2 weeks (7 games) this is what his line gets you, 63% fg%, 89% ft%, 0 3’s, 10.9 pts, 6.4 reb, 0.6 ast, 0.3 stl, 2.1 blk, and 0.3 TO. So it isn’t the “sexy” line you may want, but if you need a big boost in fg%, ft% and blk, Brand is the guy you can add and he will greatly increase those for you. Plus he doesn’t hurt you in pts or rebounds which is what should happen since he is a PF, C.

Check

Wilson Chandler (SG, SF Den)- Chandler has just returned from a hip injury so he will probably see some ups and downs over the next 2 weeks, which is why I have him on the “check” list. If you have some extra bench space or don’t mind dealing with a sudden no start for extra rest then he could be worth an immediate add, and here is why. Chandler for in his last full season 10-11 shot around 45%, 80% from the line, gave you about 1.5 3’s a game, right around 14 pts, 5.5 reb, 2 ast, less than a stl and a blk a game. Those are quality numbers from your 2 or 3. He has the potential to be a 2 3’s a game type guy so he could be someone you will want to watch. (he also has had 5 stl in his first 2 games back this season from his injury)

Earl Clark (SF, PF LAL)- Clark got to see a lot of minutes this past week with Pau out (concussion), Dwight out (shoulder), and Hill out (hip surgery) and he did surprisingly well probably better than anyone could have hoped for him. He is a long athletic guy who brings a lot of energy to the game. How does that translate to fantasy value. In his 4 games this week he had 9pts, 9 reb, 3 ast, 2 blks a game. (all of those are within .2 of the actual value). So nothing special, but when you have a SF getting 9 reb and 2 blks you will take it or if you have a PF getting 3 dimes you take it. I would say watch and see how his minutes end up being now that Pau and Dwight are both back, but if he continues to see 20-26 I think he would make a solid contribution to any team.

Fold

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I don’t know why you are playing so poorly either Kris…figure it out dude!

Kris Humphries (PF Bkn)- Humphries has seen his role decline dramatically since Avery was fired. He has only gotten around 19 min a game the last month, and there isn’t any signs that he will get back up to the 26-30 he was seeing early in the year. On top of that he is shooting under 43% from the field and only getting you 5 pts and 5 reb. It is time to send Humprhries to the pine in your fantasy league aka the waiver pool.

Marcus Thornton (SG Sac)- Thornton has been a great fantasy player the last 2 years, but over the last month he is seeing his role quickly diminish (only getting 16 min the last 4 games). Sacremento is bad and they are trying out every combination of their current players to see who will be kept when they move to Seattle. Thornton over the last month was only bringing in 1.8 3’s and 11 pts. He was shooting poorly 42%, and bringing in 0 defensive stats. So I think it is time to let Marcus go…

I hope you enjoyed the post. I will try to put one up every week or 2 weeks this year, but no guarantees during the summer months (my busy season). As always if you enjoyed don’t hesitate to subscribe to the blog, like H2HHombre on facebook, or help spread the word. Enjoy your Friday!

So we are 3 full weeks into the NBA season. So now we can start honestly evaluating what some teams and players are this year. Most teams have played 12 and some have played 15. My Thunder are off to a great start (11-2) and as I am writing this post the Thunder are controlling the Celtics with relative ease. I think the team that is truly shocking everyone right now though is the Philadelphia 76ers, they are winning a lot of games and most of them they are winning by huge margins. Don’t know if they could beat the Heat or the Bulls in a 7 game series, but they could at least make it interesting. Now on to the fantasy basketball stuff.

All-In (these are players who have played well the last 2 weeks and should be added to your team)

Anthony Morrow (NJ-SG, SF) Morrow started the season slow, but has looked very good the last two weeks. He always had the ability to be a great shooter from anywhere on the floor. The last two weeks his line looks like this, 49% fg%, 75% ft%, 3.1 3’s, 14.6 pts, 3.4 reb, 1.1 ast, 0.9 stl, 0.2 blk, 1.1 TO. If he can continue to keep that sharpshooting from deep he will be what Dorell Wright was for so many last season. He would be a great addition to any team.

Mario Chalmers (Mia- PG) Chalmers is only owned by 68% on yahoo! right now. That should be closer to the 85%. He is quietly having an excellent season, and by far the best season he has ever had. He is shooting 54%, making just under 2 3’s a game, 12 pts, 3 rebounds, 4 ast, and 2 stls. So he brings above average numbers in 3 categories, and still contributes in 3 other ones. He is a great addition to a team that is needing some 3’s and a small boost in fg%.

Check (these players could be huge for you, add them, or watch them the next couple of games)

Nate Robinson (GS-PG, SG) Robinson is always an exciting player to watch because he is an energy spark and has the ability to drop 20 in about 4 minutes. So far in his first 10 days with the Warriors he has been extremely valuable. He is never going to shoot a high % from the floor, but he gives you good FT% (92%), gives you something in 3’s (1.2), pts (13.3), ast (3.8), and stl (1.5). If you are a team that needs help because of injuries to say Manu, Nate would be a decent pickup to get some of those numbers back.

George Hill (IND-PG, SG) Hill always was a good defender and decent scorer while he was in San Antonio, and this year he is exactly that for a good young Pacer team. The last two weeks he is averaging 1.4 3’s, 11 pts, 1.8 stl, and shooting 54% and 88% (FT). Those are all excellent for a team that is hurting for a decent PG/SG on their roster. He isn’t going to get you a high number of ast, but I would bet it will be closer to 3-3.5 by season’s end than the 1.4 it is right now.

Fold (these are guys who are owned by way to many teams and should be dropped)

Lamar Odom (Dal-SF, PF) Odom hasn’t looked the same at all this year. Every single stat is down across the board this year as compared to last year. There isn’t a single category that he is doing “well” in this year. He has been average or worse than average in every category as compared to other SF/PF. Just drop him from your team. He isn’t helping your team win.

Channing Frye (Pho-PF, C) Frye just isn’t shooting well this year (40%), and since he doesn’t grab you a high number of rebounds (only 6) or Blk (0.1). His only value in the past, making 3’s out of the PF/C position, isn’t a value this year since he is only making 1.3. I say drop him and let someone else grab him and have him as a headache.

Hope you enjoy the post. Don’t forget to leave any questions you would like me to answer for your team, a specific player, or just anything fantasy sports related. I will answer them in my next post. You can always follow the Hombre so you get updated when a new post is up, or “Like” H2H Hombre on facebook. Have a good fantasy week my friends!

 

So my favorite fantasy sport and just sport in general is finally back, which means I will be posting more regularly. Most of you know how my all-in and fold posts work, and for those of you that don’t it is pretty simple. I will be giving you some guys who should be added to your fantasy lineup and those that are on your lineup that are waiver wirer fodder. Pretty simple. Most of my stat gathering will be from Yahoo!, ESPN, and NBA.com. Hope you enjoy my first blog of the new year and of the new basketball season!

All-In (these are guys who have played well and could be worth a spot on your roster!)

Al Harrington (Den-PF, C)- Al has been great to start the year, he is been great in almost every category, except Blks and ast. He is shooting the ball surprisingly well, getting a decent number of rebounds, and is shooting from both the field and the free throw line at above average. If you are weak at either PF or C you should look to grab Harrington.

Jonas Jerebko (Det-SF, PF)– Jerebko has been really one of the only guys in Detroit worth owning, outside of Monroe and Rodney. He was good in spurts last year, and it looks like he is going to get some good playing time this season. The wing positions are very tight in Detroit, and by tight I mean they have way to many of them, so a bad stretch could mean less minutes for Jonas, but play the hot hand right now.

Check (these are guys who could be on the brink of being start worthy or on the brink of being kicked to the curb)

Brandon Rush (GS-SG, SF)– Rush has done really well in GS the first week. If he continues to see a heavy number of minutes he will be useful in all leagues. He is capable of hitting some 3’s. Doesn’t shoot the ball too much, and plays strong Defense so he will get you a couple of steals and blocks throughout the season. If Mark Jackson (the coach) continues to allow Rush to play because of his defense Rush will be a great pickup.

Channing Frye (Pho-PF, C)– Frye’s value rests solely on his ability to hit 3’s and so far in this young season he hasn’t done it. I wouldn’t say drop him just yet, but if he struggles again this week to hit jumpers he is a bad C to own, because he won’t help you in other “C” categories (FG%, BLK). Give him one more week and then decide.

Fold (these are guys who have played poorly and may need to be giving the boot!)

I’m not one to get hasty and drop a guy who I drafted in the first 8 rounds in the first week or two. So I won’t specify 1 particular player this week, instead I will say drop any guy who is playing poorly that you drafted in the final 5 rounds. You went into the season grabbing them late because it was a zero risk all upside, and if they aren’t cashing in on the upside go get someone who can.

That is all I have for you this week, it was a little shorter than a normal post will be, but wanted to get the first one out there so you know I will be here for the fantasy basketball season. If you want me to answer any questions about your team, a specific player, or just general discussion leave a comment. I’m always looking for ways to make my blog different and/or better than other resources but the only way I can know what my readers need is by telling me. Thanks for your time and good luck to you all this week!