Fantasy Basketball: Daily Dribble 3/12/14

Daily Dribble Wednesday, March 12th

Most people despise Wednesday’s, not me, and no it is not because it is called “Hump Day.” I look forward to Wednesdays because there is usually close to a full slate of basketball games on the docket and Wednesdays are the night of SKYLLZONE’s free Fan vs Machine contests (for more details see tournament section below). In short, what is great about SYLLZONE’s contest is that yeah it is free, but you not only get one chance at free money they give you two free chances to take down the machines no strings attached just click on the link below and get started drafting. I have already cashed about $100 just in the first two weeks and one of our readers @mrnorrad has exceeded over $200 in winnings and it cost us zero, zilch, nothing to enter. Before you get your draft on checkout below for some more tournaments, injury news with player recommendations, and some value options to target in your Fan vs Machine draft.

Tournaments

DraftKings $1 Million Bank Shot

Details:

  • $1 Million prize pool

  • Top 450 paid

  • 1st place wins $100,000

  • $500 entry Fee

  • Satellites going every day.

DraftStreet’s NBA $50K Wednesday Tournament

Details:

  • $50,000 prize pool.

  • Top 300 paid.

  • 1st place wins $10,000

  • $22 Entry Fee. 2,500 max entries.

  • First time depositors at DraftStreet receive a 100% bonus up to $200

SKYLLZONE’s Fan vs. Machine

  • Free to enter

  • $1,010 in prizes

  • $20 if you beat the machines

  • 1st place overall $200

  • Top 20 overall get paid out as well

In addition to today’s Daily Dribble article check out today’s Daily League Picks article, in the NBA section on our homepage. And remember, you cash and/or win DFS tournament feel free to tweet me @FantasyNomad and I would be glad to share your success story in an upcoming Daily Dribble article and on twitter.

Fan vs. Machine Draft Observations

For a complete strategy for winning in Fan vs Machine go here: Daily Dribble

ADP PLAYER Pick
27 Thaddeus Young 12
37 Nikola Vucevic 21
53 Marcin Gortat 34
64 Markieff Morris 61
81 J.R. Smith 70
82 Tony Wroten 105
83 Joe Johnson 74
91 Amir Johnson 52
114 Marcus Morris 86
144 Jerryd Bayless 75
225 Phil Pressey undrafted

I have two more players that could be sneaky steals for you, but you will have to tweet out and/or post the link on facebook to today's Free Fan vs Machine SKYLLZONE contest. Be sure to @FantasyNomad in the tweet and/or tag Michael Pichan on facebook so I can send you the three discounted dandies for your willingness to help promote this battle against our non-human challengers.

Here is the link to the contest : http://www.skyllzone.com/promo/fantasyalarm?mid=501015

Injury News

I will focus on any injury news that pertains to this evening’s slate of games, but be sure to visit our Player News section to catch up on other injuries and player insights that will give you a head start when it comes to planning your lineups.

2836.jpgEric Bledsoe will play Wednesday night, but come off the bench. The return of Bledsoe will obviously cut into Gerald Green’s minutes, thus I will be avoiding either player this evening as Bledsoe still has price tag based on his production prior to his injury and Gerald Green’s salary has skyrocketed over the past couple weeks.

0080.jpgAs expected, Jamal Crawford (calf) will not play on Wednesday, extending Darren Collison’s value tonight and likely for a few more games as Crawford is expected to miss more than just tonight’s contest against the Warriors.

Chris Paul suffered a groin injury on Monday, but said he will play Wednesday, combine this news with CP3's high price tag and it is best to avoid him tonight. There are plenty of other safer, high upside point guards to target tonight that can be found in our Daily League Picks article.

Gerald Henderson went threw shoot around today. He is expected to play Wednesday night, which brings an end to goofy looking Chris Douglas-Roberts value days.

0652.jpgAmar'e Stoudemire (recovery) will not play Wednesday vs the Celtics. Jeremy Tyler will likely get the start in place of Stoudemire and he is definitely a discounted dandy that is on my radar this evening. He finished with 18 FP in 18 minutes of his last game against the 76ers and I would expect for Tyler to see more playing time this evening increasing his chances of exceeding value even more so tonight.

0412.jpgTyson Chandler will miss his second game in a row while Cole Aldrich will start at center for the Knicks on Wednesday. I agree with our very own Mark Kaplan, “Aldrich has never done anything worthwhile in the NBA besides being a good cheerleader on the end of the bench.” So to state the obvious, ignore Aldrich.

Mason Plumlee will start at center again for the Nets in place of Kevin Garnett. For more on Plumlee check out today’s Daily Fantasy Basketball article.

0941.jpgMo Williams (right hip strain) is questionable for Wednesday's game in San Antonio, which should mean more minutes for Damian Lillard (I would be cautious of buying into C.J. McCollum tonight as he will not be alone in earning reserve minutes at the guard position as he was the last time Williams did not play).

3615.jpgPhil Pressey is expected to start at point guard for the Celtics on Wednesday against the Knicks as Rajon Rondo will not play (rest). Flip is averaging 6.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and more than a steal per game in his six starts this season, but in the two games where he has played more than 30 minutes (one as a starter) he is averaging 14.5 points, 1.5 boards, five assists, and two steals per game. With Rondo, Avery Bradley, and Gerald Wallace out I see Flip playing close to or over 30 minutes tonight making him the value play of the night.

 

Best of Luck tonight as you get ready to take on the machines in SYKLLZONE'S Fan vs Machine contest and remember you can always ask your questions in the comment section below and/or send me a tweet @FantasyNomad


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