Fantasy Player Updates & News  2016 MLB Draft Guide Is Here!

Steelers signed Safety Troy Polamalu to new 3-year contract.

GM Kevin Colbert did a lot of restructuring today with new reworked deals for both S Troy Polamalu and TE Heath Miller. They both got 2-year extensions and their deals will help to free up some much needed salary cap space.ANALYST: Drew Phelps

Jordan Clarkson scored 21 points (9-14 FGA, 2-2 FTA) with four assists, six rebounds and one steal over 36 minutes in Saturday’s loss against the Spurs.

Clarkson remained hot on Saturday, scoring 21 points while shooting 64-percent from the field. Clarkson has now topped 50-percent shooting in four straight games, including 60-percent in two of those four. Since coming out of college, Clarkson’s always been a scorer. Just over his last five games he’s averaged 17 points per contest. If he’s able to continue his effectiveness as a scorer, the Lakers will remain in games with opponents such as the Spurs. If Julius Randle misses anytime, Clarkson should be considered in all DFS formats. No they don’t play the same position, but Randle’s points are going to have to be scored somewhere, and why not trust someone who’s been extremely efficient of late. Analysis: James Grande

Julius Randle scored 15 points (5-12 FGA, 5-6 FTA) with 17 rebounds, four assists and two blocks over 31 minutes in Saturday’s loss against the Spurs.

It could have been an even bigger night for Randle if he didn’t injure his ankle, forcing him to leave the game on Saturday. Randle has been a beast for the Lakers since joining the starting lineup in favor of Larry Nance Jr. Randle grabbed his fourth double-double in five games despite leaving the game with an injury. When he develops a game outside of seven-to-10 feet, he’s going to be an extremely hard player to guard. If Randle’s injury is serious, it’ll be a serious blow to owners finally getting the production they had hoped for when drafting him in their respective fantasy drafts. Analysis: James Grande

Kobe Bryant scored 25 points (9-28 FGA, 3-3 FTA) with four assists, one rebound and one block over 33 minutes in Saturday’s loss against the Spurs.

Even if Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobli were hurt, Bryant missed what felt like 78 shots, and the Lakers were one of the worst teams in the NBA coming in, this game felt like it was a classic Spurs versus Lakers battle of the early 2000’s. Partially because Bryant was still able to rattle home 25 points which marked his fourth straight game of at least 23 points. For the last couple of months, Bryant has been dealing with a shoulder injury, so 28 shots in one game could put that injury over the edge. When Bryant plays, he’s honestly not a bad DFS play, at least recently. There will likely be a game he sits out in the near future, but once he does, go back to the well and give him some DFS love. Analysis: James Grande

Tony Parker scored 14 points (7-13 FGA) with four assists, two rebounds and one steal over 26 minutes in Saturday’s win against the Lakers.

Parker got off to a start in 2015-’16 we hadn’t seen him get off to in quite some time. Maybe not numbers wise exactly, but health wise, he was right where he wanted to be. Parker had struggled before Saturday’s game posting three straight performances of nine points or less. He’ll never be the fantasy option he once was, but he can still be productive enough to be valuable in almost all formats. Analysis: James Grande

Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points (4-13 FGA, 12-15 FTA) with 13 rebounds, three assists and one steal over 34 minutes in Saturday’s win against the Lakers.

Although Leonard was an awful 31-percent from the field on Saturday, he did his best James Harden impersonation getting to the free-throw 15 times. Leonard recorded his seventh double-double of the season and fourth 20-plus-point performance over his last five games. If it’s still a secret to you, the Spurs won the George Hill for Kawhi Leonard trade. Leonard is one of the best players this league has to offer, along with your fantasy league as well.  Analysis: James Grande

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points (11-18 FGA, 4-5 FTA) with nine rebounds and two assists over 34 minutes in Saturday’s win against the Lakers.

It took a little time, but Aldridge is finding his niche in San Antonio. After a slow start to the season, at least to the standard we’ve seen him play at over his entire career, Aldridge has turned on the jets of late. Saturday marked his third game he’s scored at least 26 points over his last four contests. He scored like this regularly last season, so it’s nice to see him getting back to it. If Aldridge can continue on the path he’s currently on, look out, the Spurs will become virtually unstoppable. Not only the Spurs, though. Fantasy teams that currently deploy Aldridge each and every night.  Analysis: James Grande

Pau Gasol scored 25 points (8-16 FGA, 7-7 FTA) with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, and two blocks over 34 minutes in Saturday’s loss against the Timberwolves.

After missing Friday’s contest, Gasol was able to play the second night of the Bulls back-to-back. Without all-star Jimmy Butler, Gasol did a little bit of everything, even connecting on 2-of-4 from beyond the three-point line. Over the last four games Gasol has suited up in, he’s been impressive, likely showing all-star voters what they’re going to miss in this year’s game. He’s scored 18.8 points per game, while corralling 10.8 rebounds per night. He’s not young any longer, so he shouldn’t be expected to do everything he was able to do earlier in his career, but he’s adapted to the times and begun stretching the floor better than he’s ever been able to. Any game that Butler misses, Gasol will need to step up in a big way, leaving you with an easy decision to play him in DFS. Analysis: James Grande

Derrick Rose scored 18 points (6-20 FGA, 6-7 FTA) with 10 assists, five rebounds and one steal over 33 minutes in Saturday’s loss against the Timberwolves.

With Jimmy Butler out and Rose playing extremely well over the last month or so, it was his chance to prove to everyone he could still be the lead man for the Bulls. For fantasy purposes, he did a pretty good job, but going 6-of-20 from the floor isn’t good in any real life circumstance. Rose has been actively attacking the basket of late, something he was rarely doing earlier in the season. When he was great, before all of the injuries, he's was one of the best at getting to the rim. All anybody seems to talk about is if he’ll ever get back to the level he was at during his MVP season. He’s had some serious flashes of it, but isn’t quite there yet. Rose has been an extremely valuable fantasy player for owners over his last five games specifically. He’s averaged 20.6 points, 7.0 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game over that time. If Butler misses anymore time, Rose is the only real playmaker the Bulls have, so trust him in fantasy. Analysis: James Grande

E’Twaun Moore scored 17 points (7-13 FGA) with seven assists and two rebounds over 38 minutes in Saturday’s loss against the Timberwolves.

With Mike Dunleavy’s season now one game in, Moore’s reign as the team’s starting small-forward is beginning its decline. That’s not to say he won’t play great during his time starting, but as soon as Dunleavy is off his minute restriction, Moore will likely be once again saddled with bench duties. For the time being, Moore is the perfect fantasy handcuff to own. For one, he’s cheap. But more importantly than his DFS price is that he’s been productive while on the floor. He’s averaged 13.4 points, 3.2 assists and 2.6 rebounds over his last five games which have all been starts. Continue to ride the Moore train until the Bulls wing players get healthy. Analysis: James Grande

Bobby Portis came off of the bench and scored 15 points (7-9 FGA, 1-1 FTA) with three rebounds, one steal and one block over 28 minutes in Saturday’s loss against the Timberwolves.

After a stretch of big games last month when the Bulls needed extended minutes from him due to injury, Portis seemingly fell out of the rotation. Even when Joakim Noah went down for the season, Portis wasn’t seeing nearly enough time. That being said, over his last five games, he’s seen 23 minutes per contest. That number seems like its trending north due to the depletion of the Bulls front-court. If that remains the case and the Bulls don’t make a move for any help, Portis could be something worth coveting for your fantasy teams. Analysis: James Grande

Ricky Rubio scored 14 points (4-6 FGA, 6-6 FTA) with six assists, five rebounds and three steals over 32 minutes in Saturday’s win against the Bulls.

Ricky Rubio shot a good percentage from the floor? April fools?! In all seriousness, his shooting is god awful, so such a night should be documented. Rubio is an elite passer and an elite pest in the passing lanes. His most useful fantasy nights come when he’s dropping dimes and playing grand theft auto with the opposing teams passes. If you ever begin to rely on his scoring ability, you’re guaranteed to be let down. Saturday was a once a week occurrence, showing how inconsistent he truly is. And he only scored 14 points! Analysis: James Grande

Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points (8-17 FGA, 5-6 FTA) with two rebounds and two assists over 33 minutes in Saturday’s win against the Bulls.

Since matching up with Kobe Bryant in the Timberwolves matchup with the Lakers on Tuesday, Wiggins has looked like a man on a mission offensively. He’s had three straight games of 21 or more points, including two that reached 30. Wiggins’ downfall is his inability in every other aspect other than scoring. He has some games where he shows his potential on the glass and sometimes even in the passing game, but both are rare. Wiggins was picked number one overall in the 2014 draft for a reason and over time will likely develop into one of the league’s premier players. Until then, specifically for fantasy, owners will continue to rely on his ability to score the ball. Analysis: James Grande

Gorgui Dieng scored 24 points (10-13 FGA, 4-4 FTA) with 13 rebounds, seven assists and one block over 41 minutes in Saturday’s win against the Bulls.

Talk about someone benefiting from someone else’s injury. Dieng has been fabulous in the seven games he’s started for the sidelined Kevin Garnett. In the aforementioned seven games, Dieng has averaged 17.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per contest. It’s doubtful that Dieng will continue to see 35-plus minutes per game when Garnett returns, but he’s flat out earned extended minutes no matter who’s healthy in the Timberwolves front-court. Dieng will remain the perfect DFS play while Garnett’s out because of his low price and insane production. Analysis: James Grande

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 26 points (12-19 FGA, 2-2 FTA) with 17 rebounds, one assist and three blocks over 41 minutes in Saturday’s win against the Bulls.

As the season has progressed, Towns isn’t just the best rookie in the league anymore, he’s been one of the league’s best players -- period. Towns recorded his seventh straight double-double and ninth in 10 games on Saturday. Towns hit a mini rut in December but has been nothing short of amazing ever since. The Timberwolves have lucked out landing him and Andrew Wiggins in two straight seasons, even though Wiggins was acquired in a trade. It’s past the point where you should grow skeptical of a rookie staying consistent over the course of an entire season because he’s done nothing but improve all season long. Towns, fantasy wise, has become someone you consider addressing as a “stud” when you are building your daily lineups. Analysis: James Grande

Matt Barnes scored 17 points (6-of-10 FGA) going 5-for-7 from three-point range with 11 rebounds, five assists and one block over 36 minutes Saturday against the Mavericks

Barnes has been the first guy off the bench for this Grizzlies team so far this season and has done a nice job as he is averaging 8 points and five rebounds a game. Barnes will not put up gaudy scoring outputs on a nightly basis but he has the ability to shoot from anywhere on the court and will be a nice asset for this Grizzlies squad as they make a push for the playoffs. In terms of fantasy, Barnes does not put up the type of production that should warrant a roster spot in most formats.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

LATEST FEATURES

NBA DFS Playbook Position Coach: February 6, 2016 | FantasyAlarm.com
Jerry Colvin

NBA: NBA DFS Playbook Position Coach: February 6, 2016

Jerry Colvin gets you set for the NBA action tonight with an in-depth look at each position.

DFS NBA Playbook: February 6th | FantasyAlarm.com
Ben Scherr

NBA: DFS NBA Playbook: February 6th

Ben Scherr breaks down the Saturday slate to uncover the very best DFS NBA players for today's contests

DFS NHL Playbook: February 6th  | FantasyAlarm.com
Kenneth Le

NHL: DFS NHL Playbook: February 6th

Kenneth Le pours over all of the statistics, splits and matchups to uncover the very best DFS NHL players for tonight's contests.

NBA DFS Playbook Position Coach: February 5, 2016 | FantasyAlarm.com
Steve Pimental

NBA: NBA DFS Playbook Position Coach: February 5, 2016

Steve Pimental takes an in-depth look at each position to get you ready to win your league tonight.

Ray’s Ramblings: Puig, JDM & Radio Row | FantasyAlarm.com
Ray Flowers

MLB: Ray’s Ramblings: Puig, JDM & Radio Row

Ethier can still hit. Martinez has learned how to hit, and then some. Puig can hit. Can he stay healthy, out of trouble and productive?

DFS NBA Playbook: February 5th  | FantasyAlarm.com
Mark Kaplan

NBA: DFS NBA Playbook: February 5th

Mark Kaplan drops some knowledge about the best plays in daily fantasy hoops for Friday night.

2016 MLB Free Agent Tracker | FantasyAlarm.com
Ray Flowers

MLB: 2016 MLB Free Agent Tracker

A complete guide to all the MLB free agent movement for the 2016 fantasy baseball season

DFS NBA Playbook: February 4th | FantasyAlarm.com
Ben Scherr

NBA: DFS NBA Playbook: February 4th

Ben Scherr breaks down the match ups this Thursday to uncover the very best DFS NBA players for today's contests

DFS NHL Playbook: February 4th  | FantasyAlarm.com
Brett Talley

NHL: DFS NHL Playbook: February 4th

Brett Talley pours over all of the statistics, splits and matchups to uncover the very best DFS NHL players for today's contests

Ray’s Ramblings: Mixing and Matching | FantasyAlarm.com
Ray Flowers

MLB: Ray’s Ramblings: Mixing and Matching

Dae-ho Lee comes to the States. Quentin returns to the bigs. Biddle hopes to return to his former level of greatness with a new club. Wheeler gets a return date. And vodka, because you always need vodka.