Elfrid Payton highlights this week’s look at risers and fallers in fantasy hoops (AP Photo). Elfrid Payton: It’s been just a three-game sample, but since getting traded to Phoenix, Payton has averaged career highs in ppg (20.3), rpg (8.3), apg (8.7), 3pt (1.0) and mpg (35:06) while shooting 57.1 percent
Michael Beasley’s fantasy value has never been higher and a look around the rest of the league (AP Photo). 1) Kristaps Porzingis is the latest star to suffer a serious injury this season, and the Knicks’ franchise took yet another major hit. Michael Beasley continues to put up big numbers with Porzingis
D.J. Augustin saw his fantasy value rise after the trade deadline (AP Photo). D.J. Augustin: He’s Orlando’s new starting point guard with Elfrid Payton shipped to Phoenix. Tyreke Evans: Memphis was holding a healthy Evans out of games recently in hopes of dealing him, but a trade never materialized
Isaiah Thomas is off to a slow start in Cleveland and a look around the rest of the league (AP Photo). 1) Isaiah Thomas has a great opportunity with Kevin Love out, but it’s been a rough start in Cleveland. Thomas hasn’t been a top-275 player since returning, but his Usage Rate is still going to be
Boban Marjanovic saw his fantasy value increase after getting traded to L.A. (AP Photo). 1) The Clippers were candidates to be sellers, but Blake Griffin was a surprise as the first to go. 2) Boban Marjanovic has rightfully been the most popular fantasy add since the trade was announced, but he’s still
Gary Harris highlights this week’s look at risers and fallers in fantasy hoops (AP Photo). Gary Harris: His modest Usage Rate (19.8) is tied for No. 123 in the NBA, yet Harris ranks as the No. 26 fantasy player so far this season. Already one of the quieter fantasy assets, Harris has only gotten better
Chris Paul highlights this week’s look at risers and fallers in fantasy hoops (AP Photo). Chris Paul: The aging point guard remains a durability risk but also a top-10 player despite coming off an injury and learning a new system on a new team. The Rockets have the No. 2 Offensive Efficiency in the
DeMar DeRozan highlights this week’s look at recent risers and fallers in fantasy hoops (AP). DeMar DeRozan: He exploded for 52 points on New Year’s Day, going 13-for-13 from the line (he’s 23-for-23 over the last three games from the charity stripe). DeRozan is also sporting career bests in True Shooting
Alvin Kamara has another big game and a look around the rest of the league (AP Photo). Saints vs. Buccaneers: Jameis Winston threw three picks and got just 7.1 YPA but had 363 passing yards and added 32 rushing yards and a score. Packers vs. Lions: Matthew Stafford had a huge game and finished the
Jameis Winston highlights this week’s look at whom to sit and start in fantasy leagues (AP Photo). Packers vs. Lions: Start Jamaal Williams, who averaged 23.4 touches during Weeks 10-14 when Aaron Jones was out/limited. Jones is out in Week 17, and Williams will be the centerpiece of a Green Bay offense
Nikola Mirotic has elevated his game to a new level since returning from injury (AP Photo). Nikola Mirotic: He’s looked like a completely different player since returning from his injury suffered by getting punched in the face by teammate Bobby Portis, as Mirotic has averaged career highs in ppg (18.5
Ezekiel Elliott’s return to action may have been too late to help his fantasy owners (AP Photo). Seahawks vs. Cowboys: Dallas wasn’t kidding about making Ezekiel Elliott a workhorse immediately upon his return from suspension, as he saw 24 carries and seven targets, which resulted in 118 yards against
Dion Lewis highlights this week’s look at whom to sit and start in fantasy leagues (AP Photo). Colts vs. Ravens: Sit T.Y. Hilton, whose nightmare season continues. Baltimore’s secondary remains a tough task despite Jimmy Smith’s absence, and Hilton has reached 55 yards just once over his past nine
With Fantasy Basketball coming into full focus with football winding down, let's examine the shifting landscape that was clear in a recent mock draft.
Alex Collins highlights this week’s look at whom to sit and start in fantasy leagues (AP Photo). Bears vs. Lions: Start Tarik Cohen, who played his second-most snaps (37) of the season last week, turning 14 touches into 85 yards. The game script (Chicago is 5.5-point underdogs) sets up for the passing-down
Drafting a Fantasy Basketball team now would look a lot different than putting together a roster at the start of the NBA season. In some cases, very different. Let's run through some of the big changes.
Eagles vs. Rams: The Eagles won a big game on the road, scoring 43 points against a Rams defense that entered ranked No. 4 in DVOA. Enter Nick Foles, who has a 27:2 TD:INT ratio season on his resume but has struggled ever since, including Sunday (4.2 YPA). The loss of Wentz would obviously be devastating
Sammy Watkins highlights this week’s look at whom to sit and start in fantasy leagues (AP Photo). Lions vs. Buccaneers: As long as Matthew Stafford is active, pay up for Marvin Jones in DFS, as he’s averaged 91.0 yards with six touchdowns over the past seven games, dominates red-zone targets and gets
Russell Wilson had another big game and a look around the rest of the league in Week 13 (AP Photo). Eagles vs. Seahawks: Russell Wilson entered averaging 353.0 yards from scrimmage over five home games this season and has now totaled 16 touchdowns there. Wilson has accounted for 29 of Seattle’s 30
Josh McCown highlights this week’s look at whom to sit and start in fantasy leagues (AP Photo). Chiefs vs. Jets: Start Tyreek Hill, who’s averaged 89.2 yards and scored all five of his touchdowns on the road this year (for whatever that’s worth), and the Jets have allowed 20 passing TDs. Start Josh
Otto Porter, LaMarcus Aldridge, Victor Oladipo, Robert Covington, Aaron Gordon and Clint Capela have all been top-25 fantasy players. Some growth was fully expected by Porter, Covington, Gordon and Capela, but even their biggest backers likely didn’t expect it to be this dramatic.
Saints vs. Rams: Alvin Kamara totaled 188 yards on just 11 touches, highlighted by this 74-yard TD run. He was electric, breaking multiple tackles and showing truly explosive speed. Mark Ingram had a quiet game (he had a touchdown catch called back on a penalty), but this setup in New Orleans will provide