NBA DiRTy Plays – Week of March 9th

3-13-15 – Friday the 13th!

Breaking News (As of 5 p.m. EST)

Steph Curry, Bogut, Thompson and Iguodala will be given the night off tonight against the Nuggets!


News & Notes:

We will be posting specific contests for Fan Duel and DraftKings this week so look for those special events that are designed for beginners and only new players or players that have not deposited funds are eligible.  You can click on any of the links, banners, contest names or pictures here in and they will all take you to the proper location on each site.  We are going to be finalizing our lineup optimization tool and are able to provide complete rankings and projections for each night’s contest.  Just contact us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will contact you with next steps to unlock this information.

 

Thursday Recap:

Thursday night NBA basketball is usually a slow night but last night we had one of the premier games of not only the regular season but really in the last several years, including playoffs.  Not only did we have Irving go off for 57 points last night but the Cavs were down by 6 with 33 seconds left in the game and what did we get, Irving hit two late threes including one at the buzzer to tie the game.  In OT it was all Cavs as they came out with the victory and the Spurs were left with Andre Jordan like free-throw shooting down the stretch.  Kawhi missed three straight to end the 4th quarter and that is the only reason the Cavs could come back.  It should be noted that even Chuck Barkley said to just foul the Cavs with 3.2 seconds left but they did not and they instead lost their first game in the Month of March since 2013.  Check out some of the player results below:

Fan Duel Breakdown:

Player Projected Actual
T.Parker 32.8 44
K.Leonard 45.3 46.3
D.Favors 35.1 32.6
R.Gobert 35.9 55.4
A.Shved 25.6 35.2
L.Scola 24.8 37
L.James 44.6 50.5
E.Davis 26.4 26.5

DraftKings Breakdown:

Player Projected Actual
T.Parker 33.8 46.25
R.Stuckey 30.3 42.5
D.Favors 37.1 33.5
R.Gobert 37.9 58.5
L.James 47.9 52.3
K.Leonard 47.3 48.75
L.Scola 25.8 39.25
M.Gortat 33.2 48.25

These are just a few to name so if you want the full list each day you will need to subscribe with us so click here or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and direct message us and we will get you setup.

Fan Duel Must Haves:

  1. (PG) Russell Westbrook – Yes he is back on our list at the top and why not, OKC has the T-Wolves tonight giving Westbrook a great matchup. He won’t have 10 turnovers tonight and look for another Triple-Double tonight.  DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 55.9 tonight.
  2. (SG) Dwayne Wade – Despite being sick, his last game he poured in 28 points, which marked 4 straight games over 25 points in the game. In fantasy world that has equated to over 40+ fantasy points in each of his last 3 contests and he has the 3rd best matchup tonight.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzer projects 37.5 tonight.
  3. (SF) Nicolas Batum – He is one of thehottest SF in the game right now, only Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James have been more productive of late on Fan Duel. DiRTCanon Analyzerlists him at 34.6 tonight.
  4. (PF) Pau Gasol – DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 40.1 as he is the highest projected PF tonight. Considering the fact that Gasol leads the NBA in double-doubles and his Bulls play the Hornets tonight who will be without Al Jefferson. Look for a big night again from Gasol.
  5. (C) Andre Drummond – DiRTCanon Analyzer shows a 46.8 tonight and he is coming off a 27 rebound contest against the Lakers in his last game. In fact he has had 20+ rebounds in 3 of 4 games and is averaging 19.7 rebounds over his last 5.

Fan Duel Sleepers:

  1. (PG) Isaiah Canaan – The 76ers are tough to play given the fact that they don’t have much consistency. That is not true about Canaan as he has produced 28.5 fantasy points on average over his last 5 and the Kings give up the most points to PG’s this season.  DiRTCanon Analyzer shows 30.2 tonight.
  2. (SG) Ben McLemore – Another very inconsistent player but when he shoots the ball well in the first quarter he scores at least 18 points in the game. Playing the 76ers gives him a great matchup and we project him to come in at 24.9 tonight.
  3. (SF) Luc Richard Mbah a Moute – Yes, another 76er makes the Sleeper list tonight but he along with Canaan and Noel have been producing of late. We project a 27.8 tonight.
  4. (PF) Adrien Payne – The fact is the T-Wolves have come out and said they want to see what their young talent can produce on the NBA level. Both LaVine and Payne will benefit from this so look for a strong performance from Payne. DiRTCanon Analyzer7 prediction tonight.
  5. (C) Robin Lopez – Since coming back from his injured hand, Lopez has been a consistent 30 spot on your fantasy lineup. He is on the cheap side again tonight, he will get you 27.8 per our DiRTCanon Analyzer.

 

Notable Injuries

Another laundry list of injuries again tonight so let’s break them down for you.  Isaiah Thomas is out for Boston and will be sidelined for about a week, look for Smart to have a good night along with Avery Bradley.  Rubio is going to see limited action as he is nursing a leg injury.  Combine that with the fact that the coach has already said LaVine will see time at the SG position look for LaVine to have a big night tonight.  Al Jefferson is sitting out as he was injured in his last contest.  Noah is probable, Brandon Knight is doubtful (he won’t play) and Pekovic is also likely to see less minutes with an injured ankle (Payne again).  You should check back for updates prior to tip-off tonight or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will be sending out tweets live 30 minutes prior to tip off and all night for all games that are going on.

Fan Duel 3 Lineups to Consider

Player Projection Player Projection Player Projection
R.Westbrook 55.9 R.McCallum 27.3 R.Westbrook 55.9
I.Canaan 30.2 I.Canaan 30.2 Z.Lavine 21.4
D.Wade 37.5 A.Bradley 29.2 A.Affalo 21,2
B.McLemore 24.9 B.McLemore 24.9 W.Barton 25.6
L.Moute 27.8 R.Gay 34.9 D.Gallinari 28.4
N.Batum 34.6 T.Harris 32.1 N.Batum 34.6
B.Bass 30.1 P.Gasol 40.1 N.Mirotic 30.1
K.Faried 34.6 K.Faried 34.6 K.Faried 34.6
R.Lopez 27.8 A.Drummond 46.8 A.Drummond 46.8
303.4 300.1 298

***Fun fact, if you have two or more players score more than 50 points in a contest on Fan Duel you will cash 84.3% of the time.

DraftKings Must Haves:

  • (PG) Russell Westbrook – His last game was still over 40+ Fantasy points and so long as you were able to find those Sleepers, which we give you daily then you have to have Westbrook. DiRTCanon Analyzerprojects a 58.5 tonight.
  • (SG) Dwayne Wade – He has been on a quiet run of late with Bosh sidelined and Whiteside unable to finish games, Wade has gone for 40+ in three straight games with a nice matchup tonight against a reeling Raptors team.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzerprojects 38.4.
  • (SF) Tobias Harris – Orlando has been scoring in bunches and between Harris and Oladipo they have combined for 80+ fantasy points in each of their last 5 games. DraftKingsDiRTCanon Analyzer lists him at 34.6 tonight.
  • (PF) Nerlans Noel – DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 39.8 enough said.
  • (C) Robin Lopez DiRTCanon Analyzer shows a solid 30.4 tonight.  Portland plays against a tough front line tonight as Detroit has Monroe and Drummond so this should mean extra time on the court for Lopez. He will have 10+ rebounds tonight and should get you a solid 16 points from the floor.

DraftKings Sleepers:

  • (G) Zach LaVine – He will have extra time at SG tonight and Rubio is expected to play less tonight as well so LaVine should get around 30 minutes. This extra time has DiRTCanon Analyzerprojecting a 24.2 with #HugeUpside.
  • (F) Adrien Payne – If you saw our post earlier we were going to have Iguodala here but with him being listed as out at 5 p.m. EST we are now placing Payne in this spot tonight.  He is projected at 25.6.
  • (Util) Isaiah Canaan – The Kings are giving up the most points to the PG position for the season and over the last 5 games. He has been showing up in the top 10 for PG’s over the last 10 games and should continue this again tonight. He will bring down 32.2 DraftKings points tonight with #HugeUpside.

Other Notable Players You Might Consider:

The first player tonight is Chris Paul who showed up Westbrook the other night and dropped a 50+ fantasy scoring night and should be widely considered again tonight.  Some others are J.J. Redick, Kenneth Faried, Nikola Mirotic, DeMar DeRozan and Andre Jordan.  Each of these individuals is projected to be in the top 3 for their respective positions with all of them logging at least 35+ fantasy points in their previous contest.

DraftKings Lineup to Consider

Player Projection Player Projection
R.Westbrook 58.5 I.Canaan 32.2
D.Wade 38.4 J.Redick 31.1
T.Harris 34.6 T.Harris 34.6
N.Noel 39.8 P.Gasol 42.1
R.Lopez 30.4 A.Drummond 48.8
Z.LaVine 24.2 D.Wade 38.4
A.Payne 25.6 A.Payne 24.6
I.Canaan 32.2 P.Patterson 21.2
Total 283.7 Total 273

Consider entering tonight’s NBA Contest here with this lineup and watch the dollars roll in:

***Fun fact, if you have 3 players go for more than 40 DraftKings points you will cash, in that tournament, 72.8% of the time.

 

 

3-12-15

News & Notes:

We will be posting specific contests for Fan Duel and DraftKings this week so look for those special events that are designed for beginners and only new players or players that have not deposited funds are eligible.  You can click on any of the links, banners, contest names or pictures here in and they will all take you to the proper location on each site.  We are going to be finalizing our lineup optimization tool and are able to provide complete rankings and projections for each night’s contest.  Just contact us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will contact you with next steps to unlock this information.
Wednesday Recap:

Wednesday is becoming much more than just your work week humpday. humpday It has turned out to be the best day for the NBA all week.  ESPN might promote Friday nights a bit more but I am here to tell you that the games on each of the last three Wednesday’s have produced the WOW moments to go with buzzer beaters (Boston again this week) and MVP candidates going for show or simply not showing up.  Last night we have several spot on picks in terms of projection to result comparisons.  Our lineups produced a very high performance yet again with us cashing in 85% of games played.  It is important to note that if you are going to use our information, you MUST consider the games we recommend as well because we design our analysis specific for the player types that are so called beginners.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzer accurately projected Khris Middleton would have a huge night, Aldridge would get you a 40 spot, Redick and Mirotic would be the Sleepers of the night and did they ever produce .  Check out some of the results below:

Fan Duel Breakdown:

Player Projected Actual
K.Middleton 30.5 44.1
L.Aldridge 40.1 41.3
M.Gasol 39.7 37.3
J.Redick 28.7 46.5
N.Mirotic 28.2 35.1
R.Lopez 26.4 30
B.Lopez 30.8 35.3
K.Faried 33.2 32
C.Brewer 21.5 30.2

DraftKings Breakdown:

Player Projected Actual
K.Faried 35.6 35
A.Brooks 25.6 45.6
J.Redick 30.2 45.6
B.Lopez 34.2 38.2

These are just a few to name so if you want the full list each day you will need to subscribe with us so click here or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and direct message us and we will get you setup.

Fan Duel Must Haves:

  1. (PG) Tony Parker – He has averaged 32.1 Fan Duelpoints per game over his last 5 and is coming off another 40+ fantasy point performance in his last out. He doesn’t qualify for a Sleeper any longer as his cost has risen a bit but still a must play tonight.  DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 32.8 tonight.
  2. (SG) James Harden – He makes our list again tonight after a poor performance yesterday. One thing to note is that in each of the last 4 times Harden scored less than 40 fantasy points, his next game was over 50.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzer projects 37.6 tonight.
  3. (SF) Kawhi Leonard – He is the hottest SF in the game right now, even better than LeBron James on Fan Duel. He has a .5 point advantage in that category and guess what they play each other tonight, you might take both of them and we will show you how below.  DiRTCanon Analyzer lists him at 45.3 tonight.
  4. (PF) Derrick Favors – DiRTCanon Analyzerprojects a 35.1 as he is the highest projected PF tonight. Considering the fact that Gordon Hayward is expected to miss one more game, Favors is the go to scorer for this team and he will lead the way tonight.
  5. (C) Rudy Gobert – DiRTCanon Analyzershows a 35.9 tonight and oh by the way, he has the most 3+ blocks in a game in the NBA right now.  At home he has a streak of 4 games with 3+ blocks and with the frontline depleted on Houston, look for a blockbuster performance from the Frenchman.

Fan Duel Sleepers:

  1. (PG) Alexey Shved – The only thing most people know about this guy was his cannon hook shot that went 18 rows into the stands a couple weeks ago. What you might want to know is that he has scored 20+ points in each of his last 3 games and has had a double-double in each.  DiRTCanon Analyzer shows 25.6 tonight.
  2. (SG) Wayne Ellington – A great shooter and a great matchup make get him on our list. It doesn’t help that half the SG’s that typically would play for teams playing tonight are out.  We have him projected at 20.3
  3. (SF) Joe Ingles – He is only a play if Gordon Hayward sits out one more game as expected. If that is the case we project him at 24.6, if Hayward plays, he drops to a 14.2.  What this should tell you is that we have developed an injury algorithm that is considered in our projections!
  4. (PF) Louis Scola – Not someone most will even consider but Indiana is the hottest team in the NBA since All-Star break and Scola has played well over this stretch. He is coming off a 30 point fantasy performance in his last outing with another strong matchup against the Bucks. DiRTCanon Analyzer 24.8 prediction tonight.
  5. (C) Cole Aldrich – Making progress and the Knicks frontline is so unpredictable as they look to continue to fill the roster with guys who should be bagging groceries, Aldrich had a strong 28 point fantasy night in his last contest and if he plays he will produce.  If you need a cheap Center, he will get you 24.9 per our DiRTCanon Analyzer.

 

Notable Injuries

Mike Conley is out tonight which means you have a new sleeper in Udrih.  Tony Allen is also going to sit which means Courtney Lee will get the start.  Ginobli is still sick and should be not be taken tonight.  Hayward is considered questionable for the Jazz and CJ Miles is listed as probable for the Pacers.  Zach Randolph is going to rest tonight so as you can see the Memphis game should be interesting and full of who knows what.  Look for Koufus to start as Gasol will also sit to rest.  Roy Hibbert is also questionable for tonight.  You should check back for updates prior to tip-off tonight or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will be sending out tweets live 30 minutes prior to tip off and all night for all games that are going on.

Fan Duel 3 Lineups to Consider

Player Projection Player Projection Player Projection
T.Parker 32.8 T.Parker 32.8 T.Parker 32.8
G.Hill 30.1 B.Udrih 21.1 B.Udrih 21.1
J.Harden 37.6 J.Harden 37.6 J.Harden 37.6
C.Lee 25.8 C.Lee 25.8 C.Lee 25.8
L.James 44.6 J.Green 31.2 J.Green 31.2
K.Leonard 45.3 K.Leonard 45.3 K.Leonard 45.3
N.Hilario 23.1 D.Favors 35.1 D.Favors 35.1
C.Boozer 24.6 T.Jones 30.9 E.Davis 26.4
K.Koufos 23.1 M.Gortat 33.2 R.Gobert 35.9
287 293 291.2

***Fun fact, if you have two or more players score more than 50 points in a contest on Fan Duel you will cash 84.3% of the time.

DraftKings Must Haves:

  • (PG) Tony Parker – He has hit for 40+ DraftKingspoints in 3 of his last 5 and is coming off another strong performance.  DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 33.8 tonight with #BigUpside.
  • (SG) James Harden – He IS the best SG in the league right now and don’t be surprised if he scores 50 for your lineup tonight.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzer projects 40.3.
  • (SF) LeBron James – Let’s face it Memphis is sitting everyone so you should just play James and Leonard tonight  Look for him to be #1 on DraftKingsDiRTCanon Analyzer lists him at 47.9 tonight.
  • (PF) Terrance Jones – DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 30.9 and should be noted that Jones has scored at least 30 fantasy points in 11 of his last 12 games. He has locked down the starting role now and will continue to produce again tonight.
  • (C) Marcin Gortat DiRTCanon Analyzershows a solid 33.2 tonight.  The good news here is that Memphis is tanking this game and so he will matchup against Kousta Koufus, the bad news this might be a blowout by half time and remember the number 30 minutes we told you about, if he plays 30 minutes he is huge if he doesn’t he will only be a 22 spot for you.

DraftKings Sleepers:

  • (G) Trey Burke – While he is not the starter he does play more minutes than Exum and he likes to shoot. DiRTCanon Analyzer shows 21.3 tonight.
  • (F) Nene Hilario – He too could be a huge play tonight with the Memphis frontline taking a nap during the game tonight. He could be a huge bust for that same reason and we might see Humphries and Gooden get extra playing time.  He is projected to have 23.1 points.
  • (Util) Ed Davis – Great matchup and he has been consistent since coming off the bench for the Lakers. He will bring down 26.4 DraftKings points tonight with #HugeUpside.

Other Notable Players You Might Consider:

Now that Memphis has thrown in the towel for tonight you have some players like Udrih that make your lineup affordable and Courtney Lee to consider.  Jeff Green will be huge tonight but can you afford to take him over LeBron and Kawhi, I say NO.  Some other folks are Khris Middleton coming off a huge night last night with 44 fantasy points and Stuckey who went for over 52 in his last contest.  Kyrie Irving is a nice play against the Spurs because he will jack up shots and Jordan Hill ends our list today with a great matchup against the Knicks late tonight.

DraftKings Lineup to Consider

Player Projection Player Projection
T.Parker 33.8 B.Udrih 22.2
R.Stuckey 30.3 C.Lee 27.8
K.Leonard 47.3 L.James 47.9
D.Favors 37.1 D.Favors 37.1
R.Gobert 37.9 R.Gobert 37.9
C.Lee 27.8 P.Beverly 26.2
L.Scola 25.8 K.Leonard 47.3
M.Gortat 33.2 J.Green 32.3
Total 273.2 Total 278.7

Consider entering tonight’s NBA Contest here with this lineup and watch the dollars roll in:

***Fun fact, if you have 3 players go for more than 40 DraftKings points you will cash, in that tournament, 72.8% of the time.

 

 

3-11-15

News & Notes:

We will be posting specific contests for Fan Duel and DraftKings this week so look for those special events that are designed for beginners and only new players or players that have not deposited funds are eligible.  You can click on any of the links, banners, contest names or pictures here in and they will all take you to the proper location on each site.  We are going to be finalizing our lineup optimization tool and are able to provide complete rankings and projections for each night’s contest.  Just contact us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will contact you with next steps to unlock this information.
Tuesday Recap:

Last night was simply fun to watch.  After going through an afternoon of NFL Free Agency action, one right after the other, we got to finish off the night with some NBA play.  Star after star performed last night and was there ever some Sleepers out there.  If you took Shved like we did then you had a huge night because he was cheap.  Rodney Stuckey had a fantastic game pouring in 34 points and was over a 50 spot on all fantasy games.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzer accurately projected Tony Parker would have a great night, Kawhi would go off and he did, Gobert would produce from the C position.  Check out some of the results below:

Fan Duel Breakdown:

  • Tony Parker             Projected – 29.4        Actual – 39.9
  • Kawhi Leonard        Projected – 39.1        Actual – 49.7
  • LeBron James         Projected – 47.9        Actual – 49.4
  • Victor Oladipo         Projected – 35.1        Actual – 30.6 (DNP last 8 mins of 4th Qtr)
  • Jodie Meeks           Projected – 20.6        Actual – 19.9
  • Solomon Hill           Projected – 18.5        Actual – 17.4
  • Rudy Gobert           Projected – 34.3        Actual – 41.3

DraftKings Breakdown:

  • Tony Parker           Projected – 31.4        Actual – 41
  • George Hill             Projected – 33.1        Actual – 25.2
  • Kawhi Leonard       Projected – 41.2        Actual – 52.25
  • Rudy Gobert          Projected – 38.2        Actual – 44
  • LeBron James       Projected – 49.9        Actual – 51

These are just a few to name so if you want the full list each day you will need to subscribe with us so click here or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and direct message us and we will get you setup.

From our Lineups To Consider segment check out two of the teams results below.

Player Projection Actual Player Projection Actual
T.Parker 29.4 39.9 T.Parker 29.4 39.9
G.Hill 31.1 25.2 A.Shved 21.2 47.5
V.Oladipo 35.1 30.6 V.Oladipo 35.1 30.6
J.Meeks 20.6 19.9 J.Meeks 20.6 19.9
K.Leonard 40.2 49.7 S.Hill 18.5 17.4
S.Hill 18.5 17.4 T.Harris 29.3 31.2
A.Davis 52.1 35.7 G.Monroe 37.1 44.8
T.Young 28.3 26 A.Davis 52.1 35.7
R.Gobert 34.3 41.3 A.Drummond 36.5 44.2
289.6 285.7 279.8 311.2

Fan Duel Must Haves:

  1. (PG) Russell Westbrook – He has averaged 71.85 Fan Duel points per game over his last 5 and is coming off yet another Triple-Double so will he continue his streak?  We believe that he will but can you afford him tonight will be the key.  His cost has risen all the way to $13,300, which is 22.1% of your overall cap but if he hits for 70 again he will be more than 25% of your production.  DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 57.9 tonight.
  2. (SG) James Harden – He doesn’t seem to be getting much notice out there other than for, you know, MVP of the league. He turned out a 66 point performance in his last contest and should be considered tonight with a great matchup against Portland.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzer projects 45.2 tonight.
  3. (SF) Khris Middleton – Did you know that he ranks #2 for active SF’s tonight in terms of average fantasy points per game over the last 5 games. He will score tonight as Orlando can’t seem to stop anyone right now and you will see guys playing all of Milwaukee tonight. DiRTCanon Analyzer lists him at 30.5 tonight.
  4. (PF) LaMarcus Aldridge – DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 40.1 as he is the highest projected PF tonight. That said there are a ton of options tonight so look for additional insight in our Notables segment below.
  5. (C) Marc Gasol – DiRTCanon Analyzer shows a 39.7 tonight and Gasol has the #1 Matchup with the #2 projection, which tells you he has the most upside for hitting that 50 spot that you need to win.

Fan Duel Sleepers:

  1. (PG) Dennis Schroder – Mostly unknown unless you follow the Hawks but this backup PG has been putting it down lately. Denver tends to fall behind big and so he could see extra action tonight.  DiRTCanon Analyzer shows 25.95 tonight.
  2. (SG) J.J. Redick – He is almost a Must Have if you are going to roll with Westbrook and/or Harden tonight. He will put up at least 25 Fan Duel points tonight and we project him to come in at 28.7.  Keep in mind Crawford is still out and CP3 is hurting, not to mention they play Westbrook tonight so they will need to score points.
  3. (SF) DeMarre Carroll – He is a quiet play that most will overlook but if you need a mid-cost guy ($5,700) that will get you a 25+ Fan Duel points tonight, he is your guy.
  4. (PF) Nikola Mirotic – He’s back on our list as the Bulls play the 76ers tonight so he should score and score often. DiRTCanon Analyzer 28.2 prediction tonight.
  5. (C) Robin Lopez – Both the Lopez brothers should have solid nights tonight but Robin is cheaper and plays a hurting frontline in Houston.  If you need a cheap Center, he will get you 26.4 per our DiRTCanon Analyzer.

 

Other Notable Players You Might Consider:

Some additional options for you to consider, as you look to build your roster, Gary Neal comes in at $4,300 and has been scoring in bunches of late.  He should bring in at least 24 points tonight.  Giannis Antetokounmpo is coming off a 51 fantasy point night in his last contest and averaging over 30 for his last 5.  I might just like typing his name….because I know how to spell it now….or it might just be that Orlando is terrible on defense and look for this game to be in the mid one-teens tonight.  Kenneth Faried is hot right now.  Since their coaching change Faried has had a double-double in every contest and has a nice matchup against Atlanta tonight.  He will score at least 33 tonight on your team, if you take him, we will be!  Brook Lopez is next to have a big night.  Consider the fact that Whiteside is out for this game, D-Wade is sick and so this should be a big guy’s game.  He will bring down 22 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks tonight.  Our last notable is Adrien Payne, he will play a lot tonight, Phoenix has a limited frontline and let’s face it Payne had a coming out party last game and we expect him to ride it tonight.  It should also be mentioned that he is the cheapest guy with the most upside so if you want Westbrook and Harden on your lineup consider him.

Notable Injuries

Whiteside is out for a suspension tonight, Dwayne Wade has an illness and is doubtful, Cody Zeller is out so look for Jefferson to have another huge night and CP3 is still having issues with his knee but said he will play.  You should check back for updates prior to tip-off tonight or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will be sending out tweets live 30 minutes prior to tip off and all night for all games that are going on.

Fan Duel 3 Lineups to Consider

Player Projection Player Projection Player Projection
R.Westbrook 57.9 R.Westbrook 57.9 R.Westbrook 57.9
D.Shroder 25.95 S.Livingston 23.9 S.Livingston 23.9
J.Redick 28.7 J.Redick 28.7 J.Redick 28.7
G.Neal 24.1 A.Affalo 25.9 J.Harden 45.2
PJ.Tucker 24.5 K.Middleton 30.5 C.Brewer 21.5
D.Carroll 26.6 D.Carroll 26.6 J.Green 25.3
K.Faried 33.2 B.Bass 28.2 A.Payne 24.6
N.Mirotic 28.2 N.Mirotic 28.2 B.Bass 28.2
A.Jefferson 34.4 A.Jefferson 34.4 B.Lopez 30.8
283.55 284.3 286.1

***Fun fact, if you score more than 330 points in a contest on Fan Duel you will cash 92.8% of the time.
DraftKings Must Haves:

  • (PG) Russell Westbrook – He has hit for 75+ DraftKings points in 3 of his last 5 and is coming off another Triple-Double. The Pelicans are breathing down the Thunder’s neck so Westbrook must continue to play at a high level. DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 60.2 tonight.
  • (SG) James Harden – He IS the best SG in the league right now and don’t be surprised if he scores 50 for your lineup tonight.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzer projects 50.4.
  • (SF) Andrew Wiggins – Coming off a terrible performance, he should bounce back tonight against an injury filled Suns team. PJ Tucker cannot stop Wiggins and so he should score and score often.  Look for him to be #1 on DraftKings  DiRTCanon Analyzer lists him at 31.2 tonight.
  • (PF) Kenneth Faried – DiRTCanon Analyzerprojects a 35.6 but let’s be honest, he might go for 50 spot and should have yet another Double-Double.  He is finally living up to his contract….or is it just that the Nuggets now have a coach that features him and his type of play???!!!
  • (C) Jo Noah DiRTCanon Analyzer shows a solid 34.2 tonight.  The 76ers are not a good defensive team and Chicago should win this game easily.  That is the only catch to this play is how much will he really play.

DraftKings Sleepers:

  • (G) Aaron Affalo – With Matthews gone for the season after rupturing his Achilles, Affalo steps in as the starter and he can score points in bunches. DiRTCanon Analyzer shows 29.4 tonight.
  • (F) Adrien Payne – As we said in our Notables segment, this guy is coming off his best performance and his minutes are increasing as the T-Wolves want to see what they have in him. He will get you 23.2 DraftKings points tonight but it could be much more.  Considering his cost of $4,000, that means you are getting 1 point for every $172 dollars on this player.  Westbrook costs $12,500 and is only bringing you 1 point for every $207 dollars you spend.  So value wise this is a great play.
  • (Util) Aaron Brooks – This should be a solid play with a great matchup tonight. He will produce 25.6 DraftKings points tonight with #HugeUpside.

Other Notable Players You Might Consider:

Two more options that you might consider tonight are Brandon Bass, who we project to have 35.6 tonight and Brook Lopez coming in at 34.2.  Lopez just has a great matchup and is going to be going up against Chris Anderson, enough said.  Bass has quietly produced for Boston and should bring in another double-double tonight so consider that when you pick!

DraftKings Lineup to Consider

Player Projection Player Projection
R.Westbrook 60.2 R.Westbrook 60.2
A.Affalo 29.4 J.Harden 50.4
D.Carroll 27.6 M.Beasley 24.6
B.Bass 35.6 A.Payne 24.6
B.Lopez 34.2 R.Lopez 28.2
A.Brooks 25.6 A.Affalo 29.4
A.Payne 24.6 T.Snell 24.2
S.Ibaka 36.2 J.Redick 30.7
Total 273.4 Total 272.3

Consider entering tonight’s NBA Contest here with this lineup and watch the dollars roll in:

***Fun fact, if you score more than 300 points in a contest on DraftKings you will cash, in that tournament, 94.6% of the time.

 

 

3-10-15

News & Notes:
We will be posting specific contests for Fan Duel and DraftKings this week so look for those special events that are designed for beginners and only new players or players that have not deposited funds are eligible.  You can click on any of the links, banners, contest names or pictures here in and they will all take you to the proper location on each site.  We are going to be finalizing our lineup optimization tool and are able to provide complete rankings and projections for each night’s contest.  Just contact us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will contact you with next steps to unlock this information.


Monday Recap:

We turned out another stellar performance in terms of accurate predictions.  You should have had Anthony Davis as we stated yesterday and he turned out a 66 on Fan Duel and a 70 on DraftKings.  Mo Williams was projected to have a 35.7 on Fan Duel and only produced a 28.5 but that was largely due to the team’s inability to produce in the second half and being down big Williams did not play the final 6 minutes of the game.  Kyle Korver and Jeff Green from our Sleepers list has strong production and where within one point combined of our projections.  Green was the top performer from the SF position with a cost of $4,900 yesterday.

From our Lineups To Consider segment, we projected our first team at 293.3 and instead they produced a 297.7 and cashed.  If you didn’t notice we had Jeff Teague projected at a 34.6 and he was the #2 PG at 44.5.  Giannis Antetokounmpo was projected at 29.3 and ended up with a 51 spot and the #1 SG performance of the night.  If you had both of them with Green, Korver and Davis you probably cashed and cashed big.

Fan Duel Must Haves:

  1. (PG) Reggie Jackson– He has averaged 32.8 Fan Duel points per game over his last 5 and is coming off another strong point scoring performance that marks 9 of 12 games since being acquired by the Pistons. DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 31 tonight.
  2. (SG) Victor Oladipo– He has been huge over the last 3 games scoring over 40+ points in each contest.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzerprojects 35.1 for Oladipo and should be considered as a must have like Davis tonight.
  3. (SF) LeBron James– King James continues his hot streak tonight and carries the Cavs to victory over Dallas. He has posted a SF best 45.66 Fan Duel points over his last five and will continue that streak tonight.  DiRTCanon Analyzer lists him at 47.9 tonight.
  4. (PF) Anthony Davis– DiRTCanon Analyzerprojects a 52.1 as he will be the highest scoring player for tonight’s games.  Since coming back from injury he has posted an amazing 78.6, 66 and 54.6 Fan Duel points and can contend with Westbrook for simply going off each night!
  5. (C) Rudy Gobert– DiRTCanon Analyzershows a 34.3 tonight.  He should bring down at least 15 rebounds as we have his line at 11 points, 17 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block.

 

Fan Duel Sleepers:

  1. (PG) Tony Parker– Strange to say as this once regarded star PG has fallen off this year, averaging career lows in points and assists per game. That is all changing of late with the Spurs making a run down the stretch.  DiRTCanon Analyzer shows 29.4 tonight.
  2. (SG) Jodie Meeks – He only costs $3,900 tonight and the Pistons are playing the Lakers who give up the most points per game at home in the NBA. He will put up at least 20 Fan Duelpoints tonight and if this contest gets out of hand he will have extra time and he will score the basketball #BigUpside.
  3. (SF) Soloman Hill – Not a huge point scorer but if you need a cheap one so you can have LBJ, Davis and Oladipo he is a must play.  Look for Hill to put up 18.5 Fan Duelpoints tonight with a great matchup against Orlando and by the way he is the starter.
  4. (PF) Thad Young – Moving into the starting lineup last game, Young does it all and fills the stat sheet.  DiRTCanon Analyzer3 prediction tonight.
  5. (C) Dewayne Dedmon – Even if Vucevic plays tonight Dedmon will get his spots and he will rebound and play defense, that’s why he is in and Frye is out. If you need a cheap Center, he will get you 20.4 per our DiRTCanon Analyzer.

 

Other Notable Players You Might Consider:

This is a new segment for us today as we wanted to provide you with a bit more insight into our lineup process as we look to help you determine the best teams to play.  These players aren’t the super expensive guys nor are they necessarily the cheap ones but guys that will be consistent plays for you each night.  For tonight you should consider Norris Cole as Evans went down late in the 4th last night with an ankle injury and if he can’t go Cole is a nice cheap play tonight.  Ed Davis has been putting up double-doubles of late and Boozer is nursing an injury as well so look for Davis to continue to be strong on the boards against a very good rebounding duo in Monroe and Drummond.  George Hill is our #2 PG tonight in terms of projections and with Orlando giving up a ton of points of late he might be the one who scores the most tonight.

Notable Injuries

Vucevic and Boozer top our list of injury prone folks tonight, along with Tyreke Evans who turned an ankle late last night.  You should check back for updates prior to tip-off tonight or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will be sending out tweets live 30 minutes prior to tip off and all night for all games that are going on.

Fan Duel 3 Lineups to Consider

Player Projection Player Projection Player Projection
T.Parker 29.4 T.Parker 29.4 T.Parker 29.4
G.Hill 31.1 A.Shved 21.2 R.Jackson 31.4
V.Oladipo 35.1 V.Oladipo 35.1 M.Ginobli 27.8
J.Meeks 20.6 J.Meeks 20.6 J.Meeks 20.6
K.Leonard 40.2 S.Hill 18.5 S.Hill 18.5
S.Hill 18.5 T.Harris 29.3 K.Leonard 40.2
A.Davis 52.1 G.Monroe 37.1 A.Davis 52.1
T.Young 28.3 A.Davis 52.1 G.Monroe 37.1
R.Gobert 34.3 A.Drummond 36.5 R.Gobert 34.3
289.6 279.8 291.4

***Fun fact, if you score more than 330 points in a contest on Fan Duel you will cash 92.8% of the time.

DraftKings Must Haves:

  • (PG) George Hill – He has averaged 33.2 DraftKingspoints per game over his last 5 and is coming off a strong 30+ point performance in his last contest. DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 33.1 tonight.
  • (SG) Victor Oladipo– He might be the best SG in the league right now and don’t be surprised if he scores 50 for your lineup tonight.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzerprojects 37.7 for Oladipo and considering the streak he is on you should have him tonight against Indiana.
  • (SF) Kawhi Leonard– Leonard has been either #1 or #2 on DraftKings for the SF position over his last 5 contests and that makes him the starter at SF for you tonight.  DiRTCanon Analyzer lists him at 41.2 tonight.
  • (PF) Anthony Davis– DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 54.1 but let’s be honest, he might go for another 70 spot.  You cannot afford to not have him in your lineup!
  • (C) Rudy Gobert DiRTCanon Analyzer shows a solid 38.2 tonight.  Gobert plays the Knicks to night at home where he has had at least 2 blocks in each of his last 3 games.  He might not put the ball in the hoop all that much but he will get you a ton of rebounds and blocks tonight.

 

DraftKings Sleepers:

  • (G) Elfrid Payton– It might be due to the opponents the Magic have played lately but Payton has recorded a 30+ fantasy point performance in each of his last 2 contests and another strong matchup tonight. DiRTCanon Analyzershows 26.4 tonight.
  • (F) Andrea Bargnani – Going widely unnoticed this PF for the Knicks has been having consistent 16 points and 11 rebounds per game over his last 5 contests which includes a low over the stretch last night against the Nuggets. He will get you 34.2 DraftKings points tonight.
  • (Util) Manu Ginobli – Yet again, I can’t believe I am saying this but Ginobli is a Sleeper for you tonight. He has been coming on of late just like most of the Spurs and that will continue against Toronto tonight at home.  Look for him to put up 27.8 DraftKings points tonight with #HugeUpside.

Other Notable Players You Might Consider:

Some additional players to consider would be Jeremy Lin, averaging 30+ fantasy points over his last 5 games and playing against Reggie Jackson who cannot defend anyone.  Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond could have enormous performances tonight against the Lakers who might be down Boozer but reality is this might be a blow out and so how much time will they be on the floor is something to keep in mind.

DraftKings Lineup to Consider

Player Projection
T.Parker 31.4
V.Oladipo 37.7
K.Leonard 41.2
A.Davis 54.1
R.Gobert 38.2
J.Meeks 21.6
S.Hill 19.5
I.Mahinmi 21.2
Total 264.9

Consider entering tonight’s NBA Contest here with this lineup and watch the dollars roll in:

***Fun fact, if you score more than 300 points in a contest on DraftKings you will cash, in that tournament, 94.6% of the time.

3-9-15

News & Notes: 

We will be posting specific contests for Fan Duel and DraftKings this week so look for those special events that are designed for beginners and only new players or players that have not deposited funds are eligible.  You can click on any of the links, banners, contest names or pictures here in and they will all take you to the proper location on each site.  We are going to be finalizing our lineup optimization tool and are able to provide complete rankings and projections for each night’s contest.  Just contact us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will contact you with next steps to unlock this information.



Fan Duel Must Haves:

  1. (PG) Mo Williams– He has averaged 34.1 Fan Duel points per game over his last 5 and is coming off another 20 point scoring performance that marks 9 of 12 games since being acquired by the Hornets. DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 35.7 tonight.
  2. (SG) Kevin Martin– Not a lot of great SG plays for tonight with Butler out, DWade is working through injuries we are down to Bledsoe and Martin.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzer projects 32.4 for Martin and considering you will be spending your dollars on other players he will be consistent and could have a huge scoring night.
  3. (SF) Rudy Gay– Rudy has been on a quite 3 game assault. He has averaged 39.6 on Fan Duel and will continue that streak tonight.  DiRTCanon Analyzer lists him at 41.6 tonight.
  4. (PF) Anthony Davis– DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 54.8 as he will be the highest scoring player for tonight’s games.  Since coming back from injury he has posted an amazing 78.6 and 54.6 Fan Duel points and can contend with Westbrook for simply going off each night!
  5. (C) DeMarcus Cousins– DiRTCanon Analyzer shows a 51.2 tonight.  Cousins has struggled in terms of his normal production over his last 3 games, coming off an ankle injury.  Look for him to get back to his domination down low tonight against the Hawks.

 

Fan Duel Sleepers:

  1. (PG) Aaron Brooks– Simply put, he is cheap, he is the starter and if you want to have Davis, P.Gasol and Cousins all on the same lineup this might be how you do it. DiRTCanon Analyzer shows 22.4 tonight.
  2. (SG) Kyle Korver– He only costs $4,800 tonight, the Hawks are coming off a terrible loss to the 76ers, where their coach decided to rest players and it cost them. He will put up at least 25 Fan Duel points tonight.
  3. (SF) Jeff Green– Not a huge point scorer but steady as they go from the SF position.  Look for Green to put up 23.4 Fan Duel points tonight with a great matchup against Chicago.
  4. (PF) Andrea Bargnani– Some of you have caught on that Bargnani is really the only point production from the Knicks these days and look for that to continue.  DiRTCanon Analyzer 32.3 prediction tonight.
  5. (C) Brandon Wright– If Len sits out again play Wright if you need a cheap Center and he will get you a 30.1 per our DiRTCanon Analyzer.

 

Notable Injuries

CP3 is listed as questionable for tonight with a bruised knee, negative X-Rays, so he will most likely play tonight.  Alex Len is also coming off an injury that kept him out over the weekend but says he will play tonight, check back for updates prior to tip-off tonight or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will be sending out tweets live 30 minutes prior to tip off and all night for all games that are going on.

DraftKings Must Haves:

  • (PG) Mo Williams– He has averaged 37.4 DraftKings points per game over his last 5 and is coming off another 20 point scoring performance that marks 9 of 12 games since being acquired by the Hornets. DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 37.7 tonight.
  • (SG) Kevin Martin– Not a lot of great SG plays for tonight with Butler out, DWade is working through injuries we are down to Bledsoe and Martin.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzer projects 34.4 for Martin and considering you will be spending your dollars on other players he will be consistent and could have a huge scoring night.
  • (SF) Andrew Wiggins – While Rudy Gay has been terrific so has Wiggins and his cost on DraftKings makes him the starter at SF for you tonight.  DiRTCanon Analyzer lists him at 37.1 tonight.
  • (PF) Anthony Davis – DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 56.8 as he will be the highest scoring player for tonight’s games.  We cannot understate this tonight, if you DON’T have him tonight, you will not win.
  • (C) Gorgui Dieng – DiRTCanon Analyzer shows a solid 33.4 tonight.  Dieng has a great matchup tonight and should produce a solid number for you even though Pekovic is back and playing.  They are up against DeAndre Jordan so rebounding will be the key to this game, look for Dieng to contribute 13 rebounds tonight.

 

DraftKings Sleepers:

  • (G) Randy Foye– He has been put in the starting role over the last 5 games and has put up 20+ points in 2 of his last 3 for the Nuggets. DiRTCanon Analyzer shows 26.4 tonight as the Nuggets have a solid matchup against Knicks.
  • (F) Michael Beasley– He just signed a second 10-day contract and with Bosh out for the remainder of the season and now with Whiteside having an ankle problem Beasley is almost a Must Have for tonight and will put up 22.4 DraftKings points tonight.
  • (Util) Zaza Pachulia– He is a cheap big that should get a double-double tonight.  Look for him to put up 26.8 DraftKings points tonight with a great matchup against New Orleans.

DraftKings Lineup to Consider

Player Projection
M.Williams 37.7
K.Martin 34.4
A.Wiggins 37.1
A.Davis 56.8
G.Dieng 33.4
R.Foye 26.4
A.Bargnani 33.4
Z.Pachulia 26.8
Total 286

Consider entering tonight’s NBA Contest here with this lineup and watch the dollars roll in:

 

***Fun fact, if you score more than 300 points in a contest on DraftKings you will cash, in that tournament, 94.6% of the time.

 

Fan Duel 3 Lineups to Consider

 

Player Projection Player Projection Player Projection
M.Williams 35.7 M.Williams 35.7 J.Teague 34.6
J.Teague 34.6 R.Rubio 41.2 B.Knight 33.7
K.Korver 25.2 B.McLemore 24.8 G.Antetokounmpo 29.3
T.Allen 21.2 K.Korver 25.2 K.Martin 32.4
J.Green 23.4 M.Beasley 20.4 R.Gay 41.6
M.Dunleavy 19.8 A.Wiggins 35.1 A.Wiggins 35.1
B.Bass 27.4 K.Faried 42.4 A.Bargnani 32.3
A.Davis 54.8 A.Davis 54.8 K.Faried 42.4
D.Cousins 51.2 G.Dieng 31.4 M.Gortat 29.6
293.3 311 311

***Fun fact, if you score more than 330 points in a contest on Fan Duel you will cash 92.8% of the time.

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