Subject: Daily Blurb - March 8, 2011|
Posted by: Guru
-  Tue, Mar 08, 2011, 11:09
Quote of the day
"They're better with [Dwight Howard], but they're still good without him. They have a bunch of shooters. ... It wasn't no easy game at all." -- Portland forward LaMarcus Aldridge, after a 4-point win in Orlando, with Dwight Howard serving a one-game suspension
Over the past 15 days, the top three NBA players in RSCP/G are all center eligible. The top two - Dwight Howard and Kevin Love - have both been near the top all season. But #3 has not. Al Jefferson has averaged 49.4 RSCP/G since Deron Williams was traded away. Coincidence? Thatís 15 fantasy points per game higher than his pre-trade average. And using FanDuel scoring, Jefferson ranks second (since the trade), behind only Howard.
Iíve been on a nice roll in FanDuel daily Hoops contests lately. Since the beginning of February, Iíve won 15 of 21 (a pace which Iíve undoubtedly now jinxed by mentioning it.) Al Jefferson has been a useful weapon for me over the past couple of weeks, as Iím basically using the sortable stats as a screening tool, looking for players who have recently provided good bang for the buck. Those 21 contests have been played against 16 different opponents, so there is still a good mix of competition. And Iíve been exclusively playing the ďexpertĒ level contests ($55K cap), which is not nearly as popular as the standard $65K contest format. If you havenít tried it yet, or if youíve taken a break, thereís still plenty of flow Ė and you get to start fresh every morning!