Which players should you build around and which players should you fade in DFS as we tip off tonight’s NBA action? Our experts have the answers.
Today’s panel includes ESPN Fantasy’s Jim McCormick, André Snellings and Kyle Soppe, as well as DFS expert Renee Miller.
Since we flipped the calendar to 2018, Bogdanovic has been playing a shade over 30 minutes per game and, to be completely honest, I’d be interested in just about anyone under $6,000 playing 30-plus minutes against the Nets. That said, Bogdanovic isn’t just “anyone.” He’s developing into a bit of a scorer.
Meanwhile, Antetokounmpo is obliterating all of his career highs. He’s averaging 27.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks per game. And lest you think the Greek Freak is just a volume maven, his advanced metrics — 60.2 true shooting percentage, 29.9 usage rate, and 28.50 PER — are all elite.
Ball said when he was mired in his shooting slump that he would keep shooting the same way he has his entire life. He stayed after practices and shootarounds, participating in competitive 3-point shooting games with teammate Kyle Kuzma and assistant coaches Brian Shaw and Miles Simon. Following a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at home on Nov. 15, when he missed eight of his nine shots and all six of his 3-point attempts, Ball went straight to the team’s practice facility to get more shots up.
Portis scored 22 points and made three straight shots during the decisive run in the fourth quarter to help Chicago roar back and beat the Dallas Mavericks 108-100 on Friday night.
Portis had 15 in the second half and Chicago used a 16-4 run in the final five minutes to end a five-game losing streak.
“I’m just trying to go out there to provide some scoring and some energy for us,” said Portis, who played just over 34 minutes off the bench. “If the shots are there, I’ll take `em. If not, I’ll move it on.”
Kris Dunn finished with 18 points and rookie Lauri Markkanen had 17 points and 12 rebounds as Chicago won for just the third time in 16 games.
Portis made a layup with 4:09 left to tie it at 96, then hit a turnaround jumper with 3:44 remaining to give Chicago its first lead. Portis followed up with a layup to make it 100-96.
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