DiRTy Plays Tuesday

March 17th, 2015

News & Notes:

Below you will find a Free Roll that we have put together with DraftKings that is designed for only beginners.  You can click on any game, banner or highlighted phrase to be taken to the proper location.  This means if you have NEVER played on Draftkings before tonight is your night.  It cost you nothing to enter and if you click here or just go to our DiRTy Plays Week of March 16th page we will tell you how to win at this contest.  Once you win some money tonight, come back and visit us next week as our lineup optimizer will be ready for you to use and not only will we will analyze your daily DiRTy plays for DraftKings but Fan Duel as well, we always provide insight into why you should stick with certain players.  If you need some instructions on how to play on either DraftKings click here and for Fan Duel click here.  We will be adding a new segment next week that will also outline some of those guys that you should shy away from and why that is so look for that new segment.  Now let us me show you how we are doing as we don’t just provide info we play too so yes, we put our money where our mouth is so you can trust our analysis and results thereafter.

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Fan Duel Earnings:

  • Started with $100 deposit on January 16th, 2015.
  • Earnings through March 16th, 2015 are $2,317
  • Profit for the week of March 16th is a total of $10.50 as we have looked to increase our overall number of entries and entry fee contests to validate results on all levels of players.

Fan Duel Top Tournament Results:

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  • We post results from Tuesday through Friday!


DraftKings Earnings:

  • Started with a $50 deposit on February 15th, 2015.
  • Earnings through March 16th, 2015 are $533.57
  • Profit for the week of March 16th i$3.00

Results from Draftkings 

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  • We post results from Tuesday through Friday

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DiRTy Plays Monday

March 16th, 2015

News & Notes:

Below you will find a Free Roll that we have put together with DraftKings that is designed for only beginners.  You can click on any game, banner or highlighted phrase to be taken to the proper location.  This means if you have NEVER played on Draftkings before tonight is your night.  It cost you nothing to enter and if you click here or just go to our DiRTy Plays Week of March 16th page we will tell you how to win at this contest.  Once you win some money tonight, come back and visit us next week as our lineup optimizer will be ready for you to use and not only will we will analyze your daily DiRTy plays for DraftKings but Fan Duel as well, we always provide insight into why you should stick with certain players.  We will be adding a new segment next week that will also outline some of those guys that you should shy away from and why that is so look for that new segment.  Now let us me show you how we are doing as we don’t just provide info we play too so yes, we put our money where our mouth is so you can trust our analysis and results thereafter.

Fan Duel Earnings:

  • Started with $100 deposit on January 16th, 2015.
  • Earnings through March 15th, 2015 are $2,307
  • Profit for the week of March 9th was a total of $449.50 as we have looked to increase our overall number of entries and entry fee contests to validate results on all levels of players.

Fan Duel Top Tournament Results:

  • Check back tomorrow as we post results from Tuesday through Friday!


DraftKings Earnings:

  • Started with a $50 deposit on February 15th, 2015.
  • Earnings through March 15th, 2015 are $533.57
  • Profit for the week of March 9th was $69.42

Results from Draftkings 

  • Check back tomorrow as we post results from Tuesday through Friday

Games to Play Tonight


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DiRTy Plays Friday the 13th

March 13th, 2015

News & Notes:

Well it is Friday the 13th and so we wanted to do something a little different today as we look to kickoff the St. Patrick’s Day party with some NBA fun tonight.  Below you will find a Free Roll that we have put together with DraftKings that is designed for only beginners.  You can click on any game, banner or highlighted phrase to be taken to the proper location.  This means if you have NEVER played on Draftkings before tonight is your night.  It cost you nothing to enter and if you click here or just go to our DiRTy Plays Week of March 9th page we will tell you how to win at this contest.  Once you win some money tonight, come back and visit us next week as our lineup optimizer will be ready for you to use and not only will we will analyze your daily DiRTy plays for DraftKings but Fan Duel as well, we always provide insight into why you should stick with certain players.  We will be adding a new segment next week that will also outline some of those guys that you should shy away from and why that is so look for that new segment.  Now let us me show you how we are doing as we don’t just provide info we play too so yes, we put our money where our mouth is so you can trust our analysis and results thereafter.

Fan Duel Earnings:

  • Started with $100 deposit on January 16th, 2015.
  • Earnings through March 11th, 2015 are $2,557
  • Profit from the week of March 9ththus far is a total of $389.50 as we have looked to increase our overall number of entries and entry fee contests to validate results on all levels of players.

Fan Duel Top Tournament Results from March 12th:

  • 310 (3460 of 22986) – $1 Entry/$2.50 Won x2 (Late Night Contest)
  • 7 (10440 of 86206) – $1 Entry/$2.50 Won x2 (NBA Swat)
  • 6 (20 of 181) – $25 Entry/$125 Won (Quintuple Up)
  • 7 (1071 of 11494) – $25 Entry/$55 Won (Super Slam)

***Won $190 gross, spent $60 and profited $130***

DraftKings Earnings:

  • Started with a $50 deposit on February 15th, 2015.
  • Earnings through March 11th, 2015 are $503.57
  • Profit for the week of March 9th thus far is $39.42

Results from March 12th, 2015

  • 331 (699 of 38260) – $3 Entry/$12.17 Won (Sharpshooter Contest)

***Won $12.17 gross, spent $3 and profited $9.17***

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DiRTy Plays Hot Hands Thursday

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March 12th, 2015

Our Hot Hands for this past week can be compared to that of the NBA MVP race.  It has been amazing to watch, night after night, five guys who have put it all on the table and gone all in as we come down the home stretch to the NBA playoffs.  The hottest guy in the NBA has been Russell Westbrook for about the last month or so, putting up ridiculous numbers.  Westbrook averaged 30 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assist dating back to January 24th of this season.  In his last 7 games, he has 6 Triple-Doubles and going into last night that had barely held off the Pelicans from taking over the 8th seed in the Western Conference.  Unfortunately for Westbrook he has had such great success at playing on a rage against the machine, he now feels that he must take over every game in order to secure victory.  While he fills the stat sheet, including the turnover category, one thing to make note of is OKC’s record when Westbrook goes for a Triple-Double.   It is .500 and so does this really mean he is an MVP.  I say absolutely not and last night’s performance against an underrated defense in the L.A. Clippers, Westbrook almost had another Triple-Double only this time he had 10 turnovers to go with his 9 rebounds and 22 points.  The Clippers came in and put a beat down on OKC and proved to the West that they are a legitimate contender and so long as OKC is without the real MVP, Durant, all they are is the 8th seed with a guy who has a high motor and fills up the stat sheet.  When Kevin Love was doing that last year, he wasn’t considered to be in the MVP race, he was vilified for not winning.  Are we simply too afraid of Westbrook to put these same parameters and connotations behind his play or is it just we are so enamored with his athleticism that we cannot fathom that OKC still might not make the playoffs with kevindurant_mvpDurant continuing to be sidelined.  However, for your daily fantasy value, it’s tough to not have him start for you.  We have found that so long as his cost is at $12,100 or less he should be on your team, anything above that you are going to sacrifice your profit in those contests.

 

Next to crack our weekly list is LeBron James.  Yes, once again he makes the Hot Hand category and it doesn’t come without criticism.  It wasn’t until earlier this week, I heard someone from ESPN finally put LeBron James in the MVP race.  I guess I too hadn’t put him in there until recently but then I listened to the actual statement made and in that soliloquy and come to realize that LeBron James is always the MVP but it is human nature to search for the next great star.  I mean look at how many TV shows are out there to find the top chef, the top child chef, the next country singer star, the next dance team, then next guy who can ride a bike with no hands.  As Chris Carter brought to television C’Mon man, all this man does is put up 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists per game.  James has officially taken over the Cavs all-time lead in assists and he is a small forward?!  In terms of his fantasy value he is #3 over the past 10 games and had he played in the 4th quarter of most of his last few games, he might be #1.  The only issue you have with James these days is that the Cavs are blowing teams out so bad that he doesn’t need to play down the stretch or even through long stretches in the middle of the game.  Keep him on your radar and on your lineup so long as his cost remains hovering around $11,000 on Fan Duel and $10,500 on DraftKings.


Third on this list is Anthony Davis.  Yes, “The Brow”, has been simply dominating since coming back from his shoulder injury.  He has put up some huge numbers going for over 40 earlier this week in a comeback win over the Nets.  The Pelicans are flying high right now and are looking to make a run down the stretch to sneak past OKC and get into the playoffs for the first time in years.  Anthony Davis carries this team on both sides of the court and even with Tyreke Evans going down this week, you didn’t see that change their success.  In terms of fantasy value, Davis is #2 overall and comes in averaging just over 54 Fan Duel points per game and 58 points on DraftKings.  His magic number in terms of salary value is $11,200.  If he is at or under this marker, take him and watch your team cash.  $5 might not make you holla but if you play 15 contests per day, follow our analysis and recommendations, you will cash in 12 of those contests and profit right around $60 at a minimum.  The good news is you get to do this while drinking beer and watching games with your nba playoffsbuddies, in the, what used to be an office area, now turned sports gaming arena.

  • 1st Golden State
  • 2nd Memphis
  • 3rd Portland
  • 4th Houston
  • 5th LA Clippers
  • 6th San Antonio
  • 7th Dallas
  • 8th OKC
  • 9th New Orleans
  • 10th Phoenix 

Number 4 for the week is Kawhi Leonard.  This young, budding superstar is tearing it up right now.  He has posted 20+ points and 10+ rebounds in 4 of his last 5 games.  The Spurs started off with a 4 games losing streak on their rodeo road trip but have since reeled off 5 straight victories and are about to surpass the Mavs for the 6th seed in the West.  Kawhi has been the leading candidate for this progress.  In terms of fantasy value, Leonard, has posted at least 45 fantasy points in all 5 contests and will continue to do so as long as Pop doesn’t feel he needs a rest.  This team is so difficult to read in terms of fantasy leagues and can be compared to the Patriots of the NFL.  You never know who is going to go off.  Their bench guys might have Mills hitting for 20, Ginobli the next night for 25, Belinelli for 18 on six three’s and so and so forth.  There are two guys to consider over the next week and those are Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard.  This combination is like Brady and Gronkowski, you can kawhi_champscount on them and the rest it’s a huge hit or miss.  Since I use math to make our decisions for us, the math says stay away from everyone else and stick with these two, they will each get you 40+ fantasy points per night over the next week’s set of games.

Last but certainly not least for this week’s Hot Hands we bring you DeAndre Jordan.  I know what you are going to say; “Where is James Harden”?  Others will say, “Where is Steph Curry”?  The reality of the situation is that, I project NBA daily fantasy value and not the best players in the game today.  I am not writing to tell you who Captain Obvious would put down here.  I crunch numbers and provide you with expected outcomes to predict the likelihood of success for your daily fantasy contests.  So why is Jordan on this list this week?  It is because he is a rebounding machine on a consistent basis.  He now has 13 consecutive games with at least 14 rebounds and in 12 of these games he had 15 or more.  In 4 of them he had more than 20 rebounds in a game.  Combine that with the fact that he is on the court more than 80% of the game, which happens to be the most in the NBA over this stretch and he is shooting 72% from the floor right now.  He might not be able to hit 50% from the free throw line but when you get 15 chances per game, you get 7 free points.  He will get 2 to 3 dunks per game and most likely will go for 16 points and 16 rebounds.  From a stats perspective, this is tremendous, Jordan doesn’t turn the ball over and is number 5 in block shots over this stretch.  The best news is that Fan Duel and DraftKings haven’t seemed to change his salary.  Their algorithms haven’t picked up on this just yet but he is going to be a 45 on your team each and every night and is usually right around $9,500.  If you want to win like we do, then you have to look at the value of that player, the percentage of your overall spend and the production you will get for him.


It’s nice that we are able to provide you with Sleepers to consider each night but the true strategy in this game is how do you keep the consistent top performers and find those mid-level guys that are going to have huge nights.  We have added a segment for just this reason.  This week I will be providing you with some insight into why our Lineups To Consider have players that we don’t discuss or provide additional stats for so you can continue to win and win big.  We will have a lineup creation tool available next week in preparation for the final weeks of the NBA season as we look to roll into baseball season next.  Stay tuned for our bracket analysis as we look to apply our basketball analysis in order to predict the results of the NCAA tournament.  Look for additional information over the coming days and Monday next week we will focus heavily on how to help you win.  Follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and get our daily news as well as progress throughout all the daily NBA games each night.


Be sure you check out the DiRTy Plays – Week of March 9th to get all the Must Haves and Sleepers for today’s best players with their projections.  We have also put up some lineups to consider for tonight’s games.  You can click here to be taken directly to this information.

 

Fan Duel Earnings:

  • Started with $100 deposit on January 16th, 2015.
  • Earnings through March 11th, 2015 are $2,427
  • Profit from the week of March 9ththus far is a total of $259.50 as we have looked to increase our overall number of entries and entry fee contests to validate results on all levels of players.

Fan Duel Top Tournament Results from March 11th:

  • Money_Sign250.8 (452 of 2873) – $1 Entry/$2.50 Won (Late Night Contest)
  • 249.5 (498 of 2873) – $1 Entry/$2.50 Won (Late Night Contest)
  • 288.4 (525 of 13793) – $1 Entry/$4 Won (After Hours Contest)
  • 286.2 (31 of 191) – $25 Entry/$125 Won (Quintuple Up)
  • 284 (2515 of 16091) – $25 Entry/$50 Won (Super Slam)

***Won $184 gross, spent $65 and profited $119***

DraftKings Earnings:

  • Started with a $50 deposit on February 15th, 2015.
  • Earnings through March 11th, 2015 are $494.40
  • Profit for the week of March 9ththus far is $30.25


Results from March 11th, 2015

  • 75 (466 of 36907) – $3 Entry/$12 Won (Sharpshooter Contest)
  • 4 (2682 of 14100) – $0.25 Entry/$1.25 Won (Quarter Arcade)

***Won $13.25 gross, spent $3.25 and profited $10***

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DiRTy Plays Wednesday

March 11th, 2015

Week To Date Recap

We have started off the week with some very nice production and profit to be precise.  It takes consistency, accuracy and analysis to be able to produce in daily NBA fantasy leagues and we are proving that we can do this for you.  If you simply play our Lineups To Consider you will win 68% of the time.  If you take that and apply that to the games that we highlight for you each day, your win percentage increases to 81%.

It has been a promising week, to say the least, considering the fact that every “SuperStar” in the league today has been putting up tremendous numbers.  Games are coming down to the wire and all you have to do is sit back and read our Twitter feed @TheDiRTCanon and we provide you with the updates you need in terms of point production.  Russell Westbrook kicks off his week tonight and we expect another huge performance.  LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard captivised our lineups last night and we scored an enormous 333.9 with taking a ZERO for Ginobli as he was a late scratch after shoot around and we weren’t able to change it because the contest had already begun.  Too bad FanDuel hasn’t changed that aspect of their site yet!

One of our top performers last night was Alex Shved.  Yes, we said and we played it and guess what that was huge for our (After Hours) contents which we won on all three that we played last night.  Take a look at this video, it just goes to show you how math can be applied to predict results even when you have players that do this:

Just Aaa Bit Outsiiide!

Be sure you check out the DiRTy Plays – Week of March 9th to get all the Must Haves and Sleepers for today’s best players with their projections.  We have also put up some lineups to consider for tonight’s games.  You can click here to be taken directly to this information.

 

Fan Duel Earnings:

  • Started with $100 deposit on January 16th, 2015.
  • Earnings through March 8th, 2015 are $2,308
  • Profit from the week of March 9th thus far is a total of $140.50 as we have looked to increase our overall number of entries and entry fee contests to validate results on all levels of players.


DraftKings Earnings:

  • Started with a $50 deposit on February 15th, 2015.
  • Earnings through March 8th, 2015 are $484.40
  • Profit for the week of March 9th thus far is $20.25


 

Games to Play Tonight

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DiRTy Plays – Tuesday’s NBA Breakdown

March 10th, 2015

 

Tuesday’s NBA Fantasy Breakdown

Each week we are going to provide you with a breakdown of each position based on Fan Duel and DraftKings scoring parameters to show you who has been producing and who you should consider over the next week.  These rankings are solely based on point production for each of these sites.  Since the PG position has been the most productive we have limited our results to publish to any player averaging above 30 fantasy points per game over their last 5 games played.  The remaining positions will display rankings for players who have averaged over 25 fantasy points per game over their last 5 games.


Fan Duel Point Guards

Ranking Player Fan Duel PPG
1 R. Westbrook 71.85
2 C. Paul 49.96
3 R. Rubio 40.04
4 J. Wall 39.04
5 D. Lillard 39.02
6 M. Williams 37.56
7 S. Curry 36.4
8 T. Evans 35.46
9 G. Hill 33.7
10 R. Jackson 32.82
11 J. Lin 32.7
12 K. Lowry 32.2
13 T. Lawson 31.46
14 T. Parker 30.32
15 G. Dragic 30

No surprise here, Westbrook leads this group but can you believe that is this overwhelming.  It is one thing for us to write it but now you can physically see how much better he has been than everyone else.  This is why he is a must play until Durant comes back, I should say, if Durant comes back.  Other notable players are Rubio coming in just over 40 fantasy points per game and Tony Parker just cracking the 30 point list.  Parker is still cheap considering this valuable position on Fan Duel and you should consider him as he just went for 40+ in his previous contest.

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DraftKings Point Guards

Ranking Player DraftKings PPG
1 R. Westbrook 75.45
2 C. Paul 51.5
3 R. Rubio 41.6
4 J. Wall 41.1
5 D. Lillard 40.9
6 M. Williams 38.75
7 S. Curry 38.6
8 T. Evans 37.8
9 G. Hill 34.7
10 R. Jackson 34.65
11 J. Lin 33.7
12 K. Lowry 32.875
13 T. Lawson 32.45
14 G. Dragic 31.7
15 E. Bledsoe 31.25
16 I. Thomas 31.15
17 T. Parker 30.75

Not much difference in rankings here across both sites but again you can see Westbrook averaging an unthinkable 75.45 fantasy points per game.  As we have noted for you, if you score 300+ on DraftKings you will cash over 90% of the time.  When Westbrook is playing he gets you 25% of this number lately so you only need to average 32 points for the remaining 7 players.  Rubio comes in 3rd and for most he is an unknown in fantasy as the T-Wolves are terrible in terms of their record and most of their game don’t make it to national TV.  That’s why you need to follow us on Twitter @TheDirtCanon and we will provide you all the information you need during each nights games so you can be in the know without having to purchase the NBA League Pass.  One other key notable here is Reggie Jackson.  Since coming to Detroit he has put up huge numbers and is free to score the ball given there isn’t really a backup for him and he has two monsters down low that rebound the basketball.  He will have a huge night tonight against the Lakers.


Fan Duel Shooting Guards

Rankings Player Fan Duel PPG
1 J. Harden 52.45
2 V. Oladipo 41.26
3 D. Wade 39.56
4 D. DeRozan 37.26
5 M. Ellis 28.86
6 R. Stuckey 27.86
7 G. Henderson 27.76
8 G. Antetokounmpo 26.94
9 K. Martin 26.1
10 G. Neal 25.66
11 J. Redick 25.24
12 K. Thompson 25.24

“The Beard” tops our list of SG’s bud did you know that Oladipo has been jumping up this list over the past couple of weeks.  He has now averaged over 40 fantasy points per game over his last five and is becoming a Must Have on our daily NBA fantasy DiRTy Plays.  We will continue to highlight these players and key notables in the future.  Gary Neal has been strong and he still doesn’t crack the $4,500 marker on Fan Duel so if you need to save some cap space and still need to get a solid 25 spot look for Neal to be your guy down the stretch to the NBA Playoffs.

 

DraftKings Shooting Guards

Rankings Player DraftKings PPG
1 J. Harden 55.2
2 V. Oladipo 42.85
3 D. Wade 41.425
4 D. DeRozan 38.25
5 M. Ellis 29.9
6 R. Stuckey 28.8
7 G. Henderson 28.65
8 K. Martin 26.7
9 J. Redick 26.55
10 G. Neal 26.15
11 K. Thompson 26.15
12 J. Smith 25.65
13 T. Johnson 25.5
14 B. Beal 25.25
15 B. Knight 25.05

Dwayne Wade and DeMar DeRozan have been on a nice run over the last two weeks of play and should be considered on nights where there aren’t too many PG’s and PF’s that are high caliber players.  It’s tough to spend on SG’s when you must have an Anthony Davis in your lineup and a Westbrook as your PG.  That said, Wade has put up 40+ fantasy points in 3 consecutive games and with Whiteside having maturity problems, causing fights in every contest, DWade will put up numbers for your lineup and let us help you find the others you need to win.

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Fan Duel Small Forwards

Rankings Player Fan Duel PPG
1 L. James 45.66
2 K. Leonard 40.12
3 R. Gay 39.84
4 D. Green 39.54
5 K. Middleton 32.76
6 G. Hayward 32.48
7 A. Wiggins 30.2
8 N. Batum 29.46
9 T. Harris 28.88
10 D. Gallinari 28.14
11 P. Tucker 25.8
12 W. Chandler 25.14

King James tops this list with Durant out he will continue to do so.  It is important to note that quietly Leonard has put up some big numbers of late and the Spurs are fine tuning for their playoff run winning 5 straight.  Leonard has been a big part of that and will continue to do so.  PJ Tucker has been a Sleeper of late and now you can see why, this position doesn’t typically put up big numbers on your fantasy lineup unless you have James and Tucker has been less than $5,000 for most of February and March this year.

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DraftKings Small Forwards

Rankings Player DraftKings PPG
1 L. James 48.05
2 R. Gay 41.5
3 K. Leonard 40.8
4 K. Middleton 33.9
5 G. Hayward 33.75
6 A. Wiggins 30.9
7 N. Batum 30.8
8 T. Harris 29.65
9 G. Antetokounmpo 29.1
10 D. Gallinari 29
11 P. Tucker 27.35
12 W. Chandler 26.35
13 J. Green 25.6
14 D. Carroll 25.325
15 M. Kidd-Gilchrist 25.05

Rudy Gay and Chris Middleton have been strong producers on DraftKings for the SF position.  They are both producing 33+ points per game of late and affordable which has been the key to success for this position.  Don’t overspend here unless you go with King James and look for Sleepers on our daily DiRTy Plays so you can keep raking in the dollars.

Fan Duel Power Forwards

Rankings Player Fan Duel PPG
1 A. Davis 58.81
2 L. Aldridge 41.1
3 G. Monroe 39.88
4 P. Millsap 35.81
5 N. Noel 35.8
6 D. Favors 35.04
7 P. Gasol 34.78
8 S. Ibaka 33.32
9 T. Jones 31.92
10 N. Mirotic 31.84
11 K. Love 31.68
12 K. Faried 30.62
13 Z. Randolph 29.1
14 A. Bargnani 28.56
15 B. Bass 26.16
16 Josh Smith 26.1
17 E. Ilyasova 25.1

Anthony “The Brow” Davis is on a tear just like Westbrook almost averaging 60 fantasy points per game over his last 5.  The Pelicans and Thunder are going to give us all we can handle down the stretch as they both look to get into that 8th seed in the West.  That means that Davis will continue to be a Must Have and should be considered every night he plays.  Remember last week when Westbrook put up 82 and Davis put up 78.  They got you 160 fantasy points and produced over half of the points you needed to cash.


DraftKings Power Forwards

Rankings Player DraftKings PPG
1 A. Davis 60.425
2 L. Aldridge 42.2
3 G. Monroe 42.15
4 D. Green 40.5
5 N. Noel 37.8
6 P. Millsap 37.35
7 D. Favors 36.45
8 P. Gasol 36.3
9 S. Ibaka 34.3
10 N. Mirotic 33.4
11 T. Jones 32.95
12 K. Love 32.5
13 K. Faried 31.95
14 Z. Randolph 31.275
15 A. Bargnani 29.9
16 Josh Smith 27.65
17 B. Bass 27.5
18 D. West 26.1
19 E. Ilyasova 25.95
20 M. Morris 25.9
21 T. Young 25.25
22 D. Motiejunas 25.25

We can continue to praise Davis and tell you what you already know but instead why not look down the list and you will find some hidden gems of late.  Noel and Mirotic are scoring fantasy points at will and they do it in very different ways.  Noel is a very active player and will tend to get you steals and blocks that most don’t realize are the key elements when considering upside for your fantasy lineup.  When someone gets 2 steals and 2 blocks per game they are giving you an extra 8 points per night and you didn’t even know it.  Mirotic is logging some big minutes and has turned into the closer for the Bulls.  He scores most of his 18 points per game in the 4th quarter and he will continue to do so even when Gibson comes back because the Bulls need offense and he stretches the floor for Gasol to work inside with Noah at the high post.

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Fan Duel Centers

Rankings Player Fan Duel PPG
1 A. Jefferson 43.62
2 D. Cousins 42.7
3 D. Jordan 38.46
4 A. Horford 37.36
5 H. Whiteside 36.96
6 M. Gasol 36.86
7 A. Drummond 36.62
8 R. Gobert 33.94
9 J. Noah 33.72
10 N. Vucevic 33.29
11 M. Gortat 33.26
12 E. Kanter 28.35
13 B. Lopez 26.88

A slight surprise for those of you who don’t get to watch the Hornets play often but Al Jefferson has been putting up some huge numbers of late and comes in at #1 with 43.62 fantasy points per game over the last 5 games.  Whiteside is creeping up the list quickly and his salary shows it but when you grab 20+ rebounds in consecutive games that will do it.  His problem is his attitude and if he doesn’t get it turned around quickly his limited funds will be sent off to charity and he will sit the bench with the Heat most likely not making the playoffs this year.


DraftKings Centers

Rankings Player DKPPG
1 D. Cousins 44.975
2 A. Jefferson 44.55
3 D. Jordan 40.25
4 A. Horford 38.8
5 H. Whiteside 38.625
6 M. Gasol 38.35
7 A. Drummond 38.2
8 R. Gobert 36
9 J. Noah 35.45
10 N. Vucevic 35.125
11 M. Gortat 34.55
12 E. Kanter 29.475
13 B. Lopez 28.05

I could sit here and tell you all about Cousins and Jordan and their ability to rebound and score inside, how Cousins has increased his assists to 4+ per game and Jordan recording 10 straight 15+ rebounds in a game but instead let’s talk about Gobert.  He has been a huge element to the Jazz since the trade deadline and Kanter was shipped to OKC.  Gobert shares in his Windex capabilities, averaging 16 rebounds per game over the last 5.  Once he establishes a 15 foot jump shot he might be unstoppable.   It’s also nice that he has 3+ blocks in a game 3 out of his last 5 contests.  That 6 points you can’t always count on, unless you have Gobert.

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Monday’s Recap

In a night of only a few games there was a huge night put in by “The Brow”.  He posted an amazing 66 points last night on Fan Duel and a 70 spot on DraftKingsWe advised you yesterday that he would be the highest point scorer by far and he certainly was.  For more information on today’s games be sure you check out the DiRTy Plays – Week of March 9th to get all the Must Haves and Sleepers for today’s best players with their projections.  We have also put up some lineups to consider for tonight’s games.  You can click here to be taken directly to this information.

Fan Duel Earnings:

  • Started with $100deposit on January 16th, 2015.
  • Earnings through March 9th, 2015 are $2,199.50.
  • Profit for the week of March 9th is a total of $32.

How We Did

(4700 of 86206) Scored 297.7 – $1 Entry and won $3

(69 of 551) Scored 250 – $25 Entry and won $60

(50 of 909) Scored 297.5 – $5 Entry and won $25

***Entered with a total of $55 and won $87 for our profit of $32***

DraftKings Earnings:

  • Started with a $50deposit on February 15th, 2015.
  • Earnings through March 9th, 2015 are $480.40
  • Profit for the week of March 9th is a total of $16.25

How We Did:

(416 of 14100) Scored 288 – $0.25 Entry and won $1.25

(186 of 12206) Scored 293 – $4 Entry and won $20

***Entered with a total of $5 and won $21.25 for a profit of $16.25***

 Games to Play Tonight

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Amarillo by mornin’…

Driving, on my way back to the ‘Bunker’ and I drive by this at the Cadillac Ranch.  Ive got a few hours left to get home and as I eat my truck-stop breakfast; I have no idea where the “so-called” Helium fields are…I’m still stunned that there are actually Helium fields and that Amarillo (yellow in spanish) was the Helium Capital of the world and now is the only nuclear assembly/disassembly facility in the country.  So it got me thinkin about end of the world type stuff in my post-fog-of-shame about what would have happened if the ‘Monstars’ won, and why did I forget Jordan’s birthday.

Say what you want about any basketball player on Mount Rushmore – remove the titles, MVP’s, highlights and no one BUT Michael Jeffrey Jordan could have saved Earth from alien-carnies.  The purity of it all is seen, if you watch Space Jam backwards. It’s a fictional story about how Michael Jordan gave up being the best basketball player in the universe to be incredibly awful at baseball. Oh wait…

In honor of his Air-ness turning 51 on Tuesday:

Yesterday was also the day in 1885 that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published.  Side note, Dr. Dre turned 50 yesterday as well.

Speaking of birthdays, tomorrow Kurt Cobain would have been 48…

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…and on Sunday it will the 35 anniversary of this…

 

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Well, I got to get back on the road – not eager to find out what the working-girl-morning-shift looks like around here, if you wrangle my drift…I did hear from the caretaker about the guy locked in my…ehhh I mean working in the basement under his own free will about basketball – word is he’s almost done and should have something for us in a few weeks – which is good because he could use a shower and some sunlight.

 

3rd Stone from the Sun

NBA Fevah, (don’t) Catch it!

February, she’s a cruel witch.  She’ll tease you with a coming spring and then smack you with a white squall of snow.  Sports in February is like watching a toy boat in a bathtub see-sawing, waiting for some monstrous tidal wave to drown all the bastards on board…You have to get real comfortable with yourself in the space between the Superbowl and March Madness.  Like finding something crafty to do, related to fashioning a beard from the mother of your enemy’s chest hair

Football is gone…and basketball just lumbers along.  You are reminded that the only basketball worth watching is the last 9 minutes of any NBA game, the rest is just visual masturbation (like any masturbation; it’s cheap, safe and clean, but it’s lonely).  Baseball has yet to announce its presence that brighter days are ahead.  So you might as well start building fires, read some books, watch some movies and maybe crank up some random congress with the neighbors.

In the bitter cold of February, not even pigs come out for fresh air.  But for us upright-walking swine we too need a good reason to get out of bed on hopeless mornings sometimes.  Nothing out there on the icy streets of this town moving except, drunkards, criminals and those that lack imagination to call in sick for work.  This time of year offers plenty of good reasons to call in sick: The flu, ague fever, shin splits, measles, rickets, stigmata – hell even Black Hairy Tongue Disease, which is extremely contagious.

It is no longer enough to just be in evident pain, or suffering from a nervous breakdown.  Those aren’t contagious, and being contagious is what you need.  Your reasoning has to be something that even The Boss might catch AND die from.  Ebola is still in the news, however, it comes with a lot of scrutiny and publicity.  Plus you might get yourself quarantined, only to be found out on nationwide TV and becoming an internet meme.  No-No, you need something like Mad-Cow Disease, one wrong hamburger and its all over – THERE’s NO CURE, and it spreads like wildfire!  But that hasn’t been newsy enough to scare people in a while, so maybe just stick with Lice.  NO one will want you showing up anywhere until the Lice-outbreak is under control.  Hell, you might even have neighbors shuttering up your house and posting handbills giving you 3 days before they burn it down…

Luckily, I am currently un-infected, but if you own a trusty Pathologies text, you could open it up to any page and find three solid reasons for doing nothing at all – Highly Recommended!

To let you all know, I will not be attending the Oscars nor The Grammys this month, because I have better sense then to travel 2,000 miles in an airtight aluminum can full of re-circulating germs, viruses and other deadly pathogens/parasites from every country in the world.  Even the pilots are sick and you know that at least one passenger will cough up Ebola phlegm or contaminating the latrine-closets with some kind of guinea-worm or microscopic spiders.  Only a grade-A idiot would run that risk for something as stupid as an awards show – or going to a V-Spa in LA to see how Gwyneth Paltrow steams her vagina.

Further, I also won’t be going to the NBA All-Star game. God knows what those people might come down with in New York.  The game itself will likely make most people sick – its fake basketball, far more fraudulent than anything Wrestling has ever put on TV…At least Wrestlers are making an honest effort on every piledriver et al, and that is a helluva lot more than can be said of the feculently dull NBA comedy.  For 3 long quarters it is a trava-sham-ockery of itself.  Instead of only the last nine minutes of a NBA game being watchable, only the last 3 minutes are worth it and by that time it’s probably better to watch Walking Dead reruns – oh no, more Zombies.

Not even “The Lebron James Show”, is gonna be good enough to save the NBA from its inevitable Edmund Fitzgerald of ratings.  Unless it can coax more than 9 minutes out of its over-priced “stars”…The fan base will continue to shrink, regardless of “Tinder Night”, as more and more fans catch on to the 9-minute rule being the only time an NBA game is watchable.  Daily Fantasy games will be the only reason to pay any attention at all.  The only thing saving College Basketball is the tournament in March and thank your degenerate stars for that…But that’s another story and we will save that for later.

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Four Down Territory…

1st Down

“So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas…”

Good for the caddies filing a class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour.  It IS an outrage being forced to wear some corporate-shill-bib featuring logos and other advertisements – generating millions of dollars for the tour without giving any compensation to the hard-working backbone of Golf-Society.

Do we really want to watch them all be replaced by golf-carts? What about the integrity? Do we want more Casey Martin’s tearing up our beloved courses like menacing gophers?  This is Norma Ray all over again – these poor-wretched ambassadors of the game are not carrying some other guys clubs around for the money, or the fame – they are carrying America, and they do it for the love of long walks, and open spaces on land valued at premium prices to high for you and me, to share in the glory of a good walk spoiled.

The PGA Tour will lose this lawsuit and it will be a victory for all the lil guys who do the heavy lifting around here.  Personally I have no idea why the golfer cannot carry his own damn clubs – if you really want to call yourself a sport, then add something more than just walking around a few hours, like senior-citizens do in a mall to stay active – and maybe add in a couple of mandatory beer holes – Hell, make it more like when us slobs play – shots, skins, golf cart accidents, cigars, etc…Hopefully Judge Smails isn’t hearing the case, because then he might treat the caddies like Spaulding…You’ll get nothing and like it!

Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!

You’re a lot of woman, you know that? Yeah, wanna make 14 dollars the hard way?

I hear this place is restricted, Wang, so don’t tell ’em you’re Jewish, okay?

I’m going to put it right on the line. There’s been a lot of complaints already. Fooling around on the course, bad language, smoking grass, poor caddying. If you guys want to get fired. If you want to be replaced by golf carts, just keep it up.


 

2nd Down

If ya got beef, eata porkchop…

Can’t we just all get along?!

It makes for good entertainment, it keeps it interesting, but it’s like umpires trying to be an important part of the game.  Who knows what set Colin off by saying that other people, including himself, work harder than Dan does.  This beef has been going on for a while now and it’s like hearing from your mom about why your brothers are not talking to each other because someone built a lego starship without the directions 15yrs ago.  Get over it.  But I will say Dan “dropped the mic” on this one…watch here.


 

3rd Down

Bad Browns, Bad Browns whatchoo gone doo….

Yesterday we talked about John and today we learn that Josh Gordon is out for a year…from alcohol!  How much alcohol did you drink for it to show up in a drug test?  Or did the testers show up at like 9:30p, like cops responding to a noise complaint, with you opening the door, holding a handle of Capt.Morgan with straw inside?

I get that there are rules when you are in the program for illegal substances, but Josh is an adult and Alcohol is legal…does he have, or more to the point, has he had a problem? Yes, for a while now, and the guy needs help and probably should join Manziel in rehab.  In fact, if the NFL cared at all, they should have mandated that he go to rehab for an extended period of time, attend meetings and make all of it requirements by the time training camp starts.

Ray McDonald, Greg Hardy, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, all can play in 2015 – but Josh Gordon cannot?!  Seems like someone smarter than me is gonna have to explain the rules again on how justice is merited in this league (of shadows).


 

4th Down

Atlanta has Fake Fans…

The Carolina Panthers, Tampa Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons all walk into a bar. I forget the rest, but their mothers are whores.

“It’s not really a fine line,” Blank told The Associated Press. “I think what we’ve done in 2013 and 2014 was wrong. Anything that affects the competitive balance and fairness on the field, we’re opposed to, as a league, as a club and as an owner. It’s obviously embarrassing but beyond embarrassing it doesn’t represent our culture and what we’re about.”  That’s Arthur Blank manning up that his organization did pump in fake crowd noise and was not about to wait for a verdict – his own research proved it – maybe he should run the league…

Damn right! And where’s the faux-media-hysteria/outrage?! This is bigger than presurrized pigskins! This is fake fans screaming all that disruptive fake noise – they deserve to get fined, lose a draft pick…huh, what was there record the last two years?  Well then take away victories…uh-huh, says here its only 10 wins during that time, so…Ok well that’s pretty terrible…regardless, if it didn’t really help them on the field, then I’m sure if we punish them properly, it will be the last time a team that has a dome, will be busted for fake crowd noise (Indy, Minnesota, Seattle, etc..).  After Atlanta, this will be the last we ever hear about teams cheating…

But why is it gonna take 3 more weeks from the NFL to render a verdict? Is it because of the on-going investigation into deflated footballs? Or is it more of “something shiny” over here to distract us all from good-friend Robert Kraft’s certain (lack of) punishment.  Seems a bit flighty – and for certain fans close to the Rivalry of the South – this just adds another log to the fire….Sinners

 

Sediment-al

3 strikes…

Strike 1

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Say what you will about a spoiled, entitled Heisman trophy winner that may be to small to play in the NFL.  But, when that corrupted kid turns down a six-figure sum to host a Superbowl party to begin the process of rehabilitation, you have to hope that he has found consolation behind his words, if only for moment to match his deeds.

Johnny Manziel, last Wednesday, checked himself, his demons and his soul into a rehab facility.  We all find ourselves tortured from time to time and rage against the dying of the light for just one more moment of our escaped youth, and maybe Johnny has realized that those small moments of rage spiraled to often into constant howls.

For Johnny, maybe it’s no longer about feeding the wolf.  Maybe it’s about his words wanting to match his desires.  We saw how they fit with his actions in the past.  So we are beyond interested in words from him – we want results – none of it matters if the passion of the exit doesn’t match the devotion of the entrance.

Hopefully he finds the answers to his investigation and is comfortable with the questions from the man in the glass – because at the end of the day, that is who he must impress – that is who’s opinion matters most, and if he can do that – and work hard at the preparation it takes to walk in greatness, he may have a chance.  We saw his commitment to the previous lifestyle and it will take a greater devotion to the one he is attempting to create, that will make the courage to follow those dreams taste more delicious.  For now, the strength he is showing is greater than his stature, for now I cheer for his success, and hope to see another Phoenix rising, and his name was John.


 

Watta Sapp

Strike 2

Eve has done it again, she has gotten Adam kicked out of Eden, while the serpent slithers on – the story always comes back around in some form or another – beautiful women hanging around fame and money, offering the forbidden fruit – and there stands poor Adam, who is just walking around, enjoying the sights with a tune in his heart, a bounce in his step, wearing the finest leaves – when the snake saddles up – whissspers – look at that, mmm lookss delicsssious, I bet it feelsss so good when it hitsss your lipss – who’ss gonna know?

Well for Warren Sapp, we all know and for his efforts, he has been fired from Eden(NFL Network).  Secondary to purchasing romance, Warren also got into an altercation with 2 other women.  You could tell something like this was coming – you knew he was a loud-mouthed hypocrite when he played.  You heard it directly from his cake-hole when he retired.  He constantly pointed the finger, while three pointed back at him, #NotShocked.  Warren, like other scandalous-preachers has now been exposed on the bath-house-massage-table of justice.  May you have friends to help you, because professionally, you may now only be capable of speeches being made in a Drive-Thru.

This still seems to be a lesson of arrogance that is constantly repeated.  Would anyone else expect a similar fate from a similar loud-mouth who constantly preaches from their own gilded pulpit? Ray Lewis you are now on the clock.


 

Strike 3

Tomorrow, February 4th, is National Signing Day and coincidentally is the 11th anniversary of the founding of Facebook…So in honor of self-promotion, absurdity and interactivity – here are some absurd stories from Signing Days Past (courtesy of Athlon Sports)…and why the #@^* do Letters of Intent still get sent by fax?!

  • The Imaginary Scholarship 

    Kevin Hart the 6-foot-5, 290-pound lineman at Fernley (Nev.) High wanted to play college football so badly, that he wrote his own fairytale ending complete with press conference. On Feb. 1, 2008, Hart held a historic announcement at his high school in which he picked Cal over Oregon.

    “Coach Tedford and I talked a lot, and the fact that the head coach did most of the recruiting of me kind gave me that real personal experience,” Hart said at the announcement. There was only one problem. Jeff Tedford had never spoken to, visited or contacted Hart. Neither had Oregon, Washington or Oklahoma State, his other finalists, for that matter. Eventually, Hart admitted the entire recruitment was fictitious and apologized to all parties involved.

  • The Forged SignatureIn 2011, Reserve (La.) East St. John defensive back Floyd Raven had decided that Texas A&M was the right school for him. There was only one issue, however, his letter of intent had already been sent to Ole Miss. The Rebels’ admissions department couldn’t read the signature and asked for a second copy. Raven’s mother wanted him to go to Ole Miss so badly, that she had forged the signature and sent it to Oxford without her son’s knowledge. Eventually, Floyd learned of his mother’s “betrayal” and sent the appropriately signed paperwork to Texas A&M.
  • Lone Star Identity Theft

    The Ron Weaver saga wasn’t really a huge story on National Signing Day since he completely duped an entire university with identity fraud in 1996. In fact, it is the last documented case of identity fraud in major college football. Ron Weaver signed with Texas and played every game of the regular season in the 1996 season under coach John Mackovic as a 23-year-old defensive back. There was only one problem. Weaver was actually a 30-year-old by the name of Ron McKelvey who had used up his collegiate eligibility when he played at Sacramento State back in 1989. He duped Mackovic, the University of Texas at Austin and the NCAA — which later found no wrongdoing in the case by the school. Weaver was suspended the day before the Longhorns lost to the Hokies in the Sugar Bowl.

  • The Coin FlipIt takes thousands of hours of labor and thousands of dollars to recruit athletes at the highest level. But in 2009, Atco (N.J.) Winslow Township linebacker Ka’Lial Glaud trimmed the entire process to a few cents. After taking five, school-funded official visits, Glaud had narrowed his list to West Virginia and Rutgers. But the linebacker was still so torn he couldn’t make up his mind. So naturally, he decided to let chance decide his fate as he literally flipped a coin between the two programs. Heads he goes to WVU, tails he goes to Rutgers. He has posted 47 total tackles in three seasons for the Scarlet Knights.
  • Post-Announcement Flip-FlopFlip-flops happen in recruiting all the time – especially, as National Signing Day draws near. Cyrus Kouandjio, the nation’s No. 2 player in 2011, however, made heads spin in record time. An offensive tackle from Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha, Kouandjio’s older brother, Arie, was already at Alabama. Yet Cyrus announced on ESPN that he would be attending Auburn. No more than five minutes after the bright TV lights had gone out, however, the younger Kouandjio recanted his pledge to the Tigers. He never sent in his letter of intent to Auburn and three days later it was revealed he had officially signed with Alabama via Twitter. Longtime commitments are snaked away at the last minute every season, but never has a kid committed on national television only to decide to sign with someone else five minutes later.
  • The Case of the Stolen LOIArkansas’ Alex Collins, a four-star running back from Miami, was one of the biggest stories on NSD ’13. He announced he was signing with Arkansas but it was reported that his mother, Andrea McDonald, had absconded with her son’s Letter of Intent and went into hiding. She wanted him to stay close to home and play for the University of Miami and made sure everyone knew about it. So Collins had to have a second ceremony where he signed another LOI, this time with his father’s approval. While this was going on, it was reported that McDonald hired an attorney to “represent the family’s interests.” Her efforts ultimately fell on deaf ears and Collins, wearing, of course, a camouflage suit, signed with Bret Bielema and Arkansas where he became SEC Freshman of the Year.
  • The Announcement PropsI am not one who enjoys recruiting announcements. They are filled with superfluous rhetoric from coaches, analysts and handlers. Every now and then, however, if done with style, an announcement can be fun – or infuriating. Georgia’s Isaiah Crowell made fans coo when he pulled out an actual Bulldog puppy to signify his decision to play for Mark Richt in Athens. Andre Smith sent the Crimson Tiders into hysterics when he pulled out the houndstooth hat at his announcement for Alabama.

    But Antonio Logan-El’s live announcement back in 2006 was met with a slightly harsher response. The Forestville (Md.) High offensive lineman had been committed to Maryland for the better part of a year. While dressed in Maryland red in front of a Terps crowd at the ESPN Sportszone in Maryland — including head coach Ralph Friedgen’s wife — Logan-El first pulled out a Florida hat before tossing it to the ground. He then pulled out a Tennessee hat. That, too, was tossed aside before picking up the Terps black and red headgear. After a few nice words, Logan-El threw his Maryland hat to the ground and held up a picture of Joe Paterno and announced he would be heading to Penn State. The decision was met with screams of “traitor” and violence nearly resulted.

  • Who is Brian Butler and why do we care?The most recent and bizarre trend for elite recruits is to wait until after National Signing Day to make a decision. Terrelle Pryor, Orson Charles, Latwan Anderson, Vidal Hazelton, Seantrel Henderson, Cyrus Kouandjio and 2011’s top prospect Jadeveon Clowney all signed their LOIs well past NSD. But Wichita (Kan.) East running back Bryce Brown, and his handler/mentor/coach/agent/leech Brian Butler, set a new low for recruiting sludge back in 2009.

    Brown had been committed to the Hurricanes from the early stages. He did not sign on NSD and instead took a couple of extra visits to Tennessee and LSU after Signing Day. The calendar flipped to March without a decision, and Butler, who was a convicted felon and fledgling rapper, set up a website in order to charge $9.99 per month for recruiting updates on his protégé/meal ticket. Eventually, Miami (and others) stopped recruiting the troubled tailback until halfway through March, when Brown got “a sign from god” to go to Tennessee.

    Bryce lasted one year in Knoxville before transferring back home to Kansas State. He played in two games in 2011, got three carries and comically declared for the 2012 NFL Draft where he was a seventh-round pick of the Eagles.

  • Nation’s top QB decommits because of radio host

    Josh Rosen is the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the nation and he’s currently enrolled at UCLA. However, Pac-12 Network and SiriusXM Radio analyst Rick Neuheisel will convince Rosen to decommit and sign elsewhere on NSD (despite it being against NCAA rules). Why? Because Slick Rick wants his son, Jerry Neuheisel, to start at UCLA next season. Overzealous dads and moms always create headlines on Signing Day. (not true, but how great would that be?)