CarlitosWay's Tiers to Remember - NBA picks 1/6
This series of blogs will highlight my top 3 picks in each positional category categorized through the following options: stud (>8K), mid-tier (5K-8K), sleeper (<5K). Finding spots where you can take advantage of (whether price, role, injury news, etc.) is key to your success.
And finally got back to both lines doing their thing. It was a night where if you were not on your game and up to date with all the lineup changes, you would have done poorly. This is what I mean when I say finding spots where you can take advantage, where others won’t. The Nets starting lineup came out with a bunch of $3K players, Hernangomez got the start, George was ruled out so that propped up Kawhi even more, not to mention some of his supporting cast as well. News, news, news – you have to stay on your toes. Jamychal Green over Jeff Green, and my day would have been that much better.
As you can see from the chart, when your shortlist hits a value of 6 or greater, you are that much more likely in hitting all of your lines that you construct. I always analyze my results the day after to get a sense of what I did right and what I did wrong. Putting something together like this can also make you realize what is needed to win in today’s DFS landscape in the sport of the NBA.
*Based mostly on those mentioned in previous day’s blog
January 6 Picks
You cannot do much early on until injury news gets straightened out. The only thing we can do now is to assume. If Kawhi sits, then George becomes a prime candidate. If George sits, Kawhi becomes a prime candidate. If one of them sit, you can go back to Kennard and Lou as they are very much priced down. That’s the Clippers in a shell.
Aside from that team, studs are fully packed today. Westbrook continues his triple double targets each game, Simmons in a high scoring game should be promising, Sabonis you can never go wrong especially against Houston tonight, and Vucevic crushed last time out against he Cavs and his price is stupid low. The mid-range is where you are going to win today. There aren’t many obvious picks so you will have to be smart about your picks. As of now, I still think Capela is a bit underpriced if he continues to get his 30 minutes, I like the matchup that he has. Barnes is always a risk but if he is going to get you another 30 fantasy points, I cannot argue with him at that price. Hunter looks like my unpopular pick of the night, price is low, so I’m taking a shot here – he has impressed. White continues to be productive as long as Chicago holds the game within reach, that’s how it goes.
Now for value, we already went over the Clips. Hill at $4.5k for a starter is okay, the issue is with the Thunder keeping games close. If it stays within reach, Hill easily meets value. Crowder is a GPP shot after two lacklustre games – he was on fire earlier in the season. Lastly, I list Cousins here with the expectation that Wood sits. If that does not pan out, we have to look elsewhere.