2013-2014 @FantasyNBADaily Schedule and Posting Plans

The 2013-14 season is approaching and I wanted to let you guys know that I’ll be moving the starting lineups, injury and fantasy news to the @FantasyNBADaily Twitter Feed this season.  I’ll still post the draft rankings and a few articles here on the site, but a majority of the stuff will now be on the Twitter Feed.  Life has gotten pretty busy lately and moving things to Twitter is the only way I can seem to find the time to provide good content and news with my current time constraints.

I’m going to try and get some rankings up around October 1st, so check the homepage then.

I’m looking forward to the upcoming fantasy basketball season!!

$3,000,000 Fantasy Football Championship for 2013-14!

FanDuel has stepped it up again this year and will be making someone a fantasy football MILLIONAIRE this season!


The games start September 8th with contests already posted in the FanDuel Lobby.   The scoring and roster configuration is the same as last season.  There are also Head-to-Head games from $1 all the way to $500 if you like playing single opponents rather than tournaments.

If regular tournaments are you thing, then FanDuel has just about any size tournament you could ever want.  Give the FanDuel lobby a look and find the tourney that fits your budget and skill level.

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Win $1,000,000 Playing Fantasy Baseball!!

Now that fantasy basketball is coming to a close, many of you guys will be turning your attention to fantasy baseball for the summer and what better event to get you back in the swing of things than the Fanduel $1,000,000 Fantasy Baseball Championship!!

You can SIGN UP HERE FOR FREE and get in on the action!

The daily fantasy baseball games at FanDuel work exactly like the daily fantasy basketball games, you simply pick your best 9 players and stay under the $35,000 salary cap you are given.   These games last just one day and you draft a new team every day and get paid every night.

The FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Championship has 45 qualifiers spread out over the next 15 weeks.  Each qualifier winner will win a trip to Las Vegas and a seat in the final tournament which is valued at over $11,000 and will be held in July.  The winner of the final tournament will receive $200,000.

You can check out all the rules and details HERE.

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February/March Posting Schedule and Blog Status

Great National Championship game last night, Roll Tide!  Only 7 more months until we get to do it all over again!

I’m going to be turning my attention soon toward my fantasy baseball site, so the posting here on FBD will likely be targeted toward some keeper league articles, mid season rankings and some waiver wire articles every few days during February and March.  I’ll also be posting more frequently as the fantasy basketball playoffs approach in April, as well as some articles for cash games and tournaments over on FanDuel and DraftStreet (they also have baseball games at both sites).  I usually try to make the switch to baseball season preparation about this time every year.

It’s been a great season so far, but I’ve noticed over the past 5 seasons that most of the readership for the blog happens between September and January, with blog traffic really declining after New Year’s as the grind of daily fantasy sets in.  I really enjoy writing fantasy stuff for preseason draft preparation, as well as the first couple of months of the real season, but the February/March grind just really sucks for me, especially when I also enjoy writing fantasy stuff for upcoming fantasy baseball.  I just can’t do both blogs at the same time and it isn’t much fun to write when the blog traffic at FBD is low.  The draft articles and rankings are the most fun part of the sites for me, for both basketball and baseball, which is the big reason why I switch over to baseball in January.

If you guys want to follow the fantasy baseball blog, you can find it here:  Starting Pitcher Rankings.  The blog covers starting pitching for fantasy baseball and is set up much like the FBD blog.  It’s the first season on the new baseball blog, but I’m looking forward to it!

Good luck and I’ll see you guys every couple of days in February and March!

Fantasy Basketball Daily News and Notes, January 6, 2013

Only 5 games on the schedule today with the first game tipping off at 1:00 PM EST.  Don’t forget that FanDuel and DraftStreet H2H cash game and tournament rosters will lock early today.


Boston 89 @ Atlanta 91

Paul Pierce 3 of 8 from three, 26 points.
Rajon Rondo a triple-double, 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
Jason Terry fading in fantasy value with the return of Avery Bradley, 2 of 8 for 4 points.
Courtney Lee getting hurt even worse, just 9 minutes.

Josh Smith 4 of 18 shooting for 12 points.  He did manage 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks.
Al Horford 2 of 8 for 6 points.
Lou Williams could stick in the starting lineup the rest of the year, 9 of 12 for 28 points.
Kyle Korver 3 of 8 from three, 9 points.
Jeff Teague 7 of 14 for 17 points.


New York 114 @ Orlando 106

Carmelo Anthony 40 points on 29 shots.
Tyson Chandler double-double, 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Amare Stoudemire looking a little better, 17 minutes, 11 points and 4 rebounds.
Jason Kidd has been solid with Ray Felton out, 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.
Steve Novak 2 of 6 from three.

Nikola Vucevic keeps the double-doubles rolling, 11 points and 18 rebounds.
Jameer Nelson 29 points on 20 shots.
Arron Afflalo 29 points on 14 shots.
Hedo Turkoglu not looking like fantasy value this year, 1 point and 2 rebounds.


Milwaukee 80 @ Indiana 95

Larry Sanders has probably been the best waiver wire grab of the season, 12 points 12 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Monta Ellis 21 points on 19 shots.
Brandon Jennings 4 of 15 for 12 points.
John Henson got a big 26 minutes, 6 points and 13 rebounds.  Guys in keeper leagues should grab him.

Roy Hibbert with a big game, 20 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks.
George Hill 14 points on 16 shots.
Gerald Green just 2 of 10 for 7 points, 1 of 7 from three.
Paul George 6 turnovers.


Sacramento 93 @ Brooklyn 113

DeMarcus Cousins giving good effort, 28 points and 11 rebounds.  Maybe a trade soon.
Aaron Brooks and Isaiah Thomas still in a timehare, 22 minutes for Thomas, 26 for Brooks.
John Salmons 3 of 7 from three.  He’s a good pickup if you need threes.
Francisco Garcia did nothing filling in for Tyreke Evans, 0 points and 2 assists in 21 minutes.

Brook Lopez just 17 minutes in the blowout, 18 points on 7 of 12 shooting.
Gerald Wallace with a poor game, 8 points and 4 rebounds.
Joe Johnson 15 points on 14 shots.
Deron Williams looking much better lately, 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.


Houston 112 @ Cleveland 104

James Harden 14 of 15 from the free throw line, 29 points.
Jeremy Lin 7 of 13 for 20 points, 5 assists.
Greg Smith a double-double and he should be on your radar in keeper leagues.
Patrick Patterson could move back into the starting lineup soon, 15 points and 6 rebounds.
Omer Asik an off game, 4 points and 6 rebounds.

Tristan Thompson really thriving with Anderson Varejao out, 14 points and 16 rebounds.
Tyler Zeller with a well rounded game, 12 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals.
Kyrie Irving 30 points on 24 shots.
CJ Miles starting and Dion Waiters coming off the bench, but fairly equal in minutes played.


Portland 102 @ Minnesota 97

Nic Batum 5 of 6 from three, 26 points.
JJ Hickson 1 of 10 shooting, 2 points.
Wesley Matthews looking healthy again, 5 of 7 from three, 26 points.
Damian Lillard 20 points on 14 shots.

Kevin Love broke his finger again, he’ll be out for awhile.
Nikola Pekovic suffered a hip injury, could miss time.
Dante Cunningham could be a huge waiver wire grab with Love out.
Andrei Kirilenko could go back to having big games with Love out.
Alexey Shved 1 of 11 for 2 points.


New Orleans 99 @ Dallas 96

Anthony Davis just 12 minutes.  The Hornets are 8-25, why mess with Davis’ head now?
AF Aminu 39 minutes and a double-double, 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Eric Gordon 14 points on 13 shots.
Greivis Vasquez almost another triple-double, 25 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists.
Ryan Anderson 4 of 7 from three, 16 points.

Dirk Nowitzki back in the starting lineup and progressing well, 20 points and 6 rebounds.
OJ Mayo still shooting poorly, 5 of 17 for 14 points.
Vince Carter 17 points off the bench.
Darren Collison with decent fantasy value, 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.


Philadelphia @ San Antonio

Spencer Hawes 10 of 13 for 22 points.  He’s still on a few wires.
Jrue Holiday 11 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
Lavoy Allen 3 blocks, but just 15 minutes of action.
Dorell Wright 31 minutes, 0 points.

Tiago Splitter double-double, 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Kawhi Leonard still not playing well, 1 of 4 for 2 points.
Tony Parker 8 of 16 for 20 points.
Manu Ginobili finally with a decent game, 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.


Utah 91 @ Denver 110

Paul Millsap filled the stat sheet, 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks.
Al Jefferson in a little slump lately, 12 points and 8 rebounds.
Derrick Favors 1 of 6 for 4 points.
Jamaal Tinsley has the starting PG spot for now, but keep an eye on Earl Watson.
Enes Kanter still out with an ankle injury.

Danilo Gallinari shooting well, 7 of 11 for 26 points.
Kenneth Faried 7 of 10 for 15 points, 10 rebounds.
Andre Iguodala 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Ty Lawson getting back to full speed after his achilles problem, 14 points and 4 assists.


Golden State 89 @ LA Clippers 115

David Lee with a poor game, 10 points and 5 rebounds.
Stephen Curry also with a poor game, 10 points and 5 assists.
Klay Thompson 4 of 10 for 14 points.
Draymond Green 8 points and 8 rebounds in just 15 minutes.  Keeper league owners should definitely take a flier on Green.

Blake Griffin a big 7 assists, 20 points.
DeAndre Jordan 13 points and 8 rebounds.
Chris Paul 27 points and 9 assists.  He’s getting back to the Chris Paul of a few years ago.
Willie Green got 15 shot attempts.  No way should Green be getting that many shots.
Jamal Crawford missed the game with a foot injury.
Eric Bledsoe got 30 minutes and could be a great pickup if Crawford’s foot injury is serious.