Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Week 12 Pickups


Week 12 (Jan. 11-17)
Teams playing four games: Detroit, Indiana, L.A. Clippers, Miami, Milwaukee, New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, San Antonio, Utah, Washington
Teams playing three games: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Golden State, Houston, L.A. Lakers, Memphis, Minnesota, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Toronto
Teams playing two games: New Jersey, Portland

Randy Foye (Wizards)- Foye looks like the most to benefit from the most from the Gilbert Arenas suspension. Foye has started the past two games and has 43 points, 14 assists and 8 rebounds in this span.

A.J Price (Pacers)- Price scored a career high 23 points vs. the Thunder yesterday. The rookie has received more playing time since T.J Ford has been benched. The rookie is averaging 4 assists and 1 steal in 19 minutes this month.

Ronnie Price (Jazz)- If you own Deron Williams then you should pick up Price for depth. Price filled in for an injured Williams and dished out 15 assists in two games.

Ime Udoka (Kings)- Even though it came against the Warriors, Udoka had a breakout game last Friday. He recorded …

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Fantasy Basketball: How the first round would look now


The NBA season is almost at it’s half way point and here is how the draft could go now:

Also this order depends on the strategy of the owner

1. Lebron James

James is averaging 28.6 points, 7.8 assists, 7.1 rebounds 1.6 threes, 1.5 steals and .9 blocks. He is shooting 50% from the field and 78% from the foul line. He is setting career highs in assists, threes and FG% this season.

2. Chirs Paul

CP3 has missed 8 games due to an ankle injury but started off the season red hot. He is averaging 19.8 points, 10.6 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 1.1 threes. He is shooting 50% from the field and 86% from the foul line. His 41% from three is a career high this season.

3. Kevin Durant

Durant has lived up to the pre-season hype and is only going to get better this season. He is averaging 28.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.3 steals and .9 blocks per game. He is 5th in the NBA in foul shots per game  (9) and shooting a …

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Week 11 Pickups


Week 11 (Jan. 4-10)
Teams playing four games: Atlanta, Chicago, L.A. Lakers, Memphis, Miami, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Portland, Utah, Washington
Teams playing three games: Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Golden State, Houston, Indiana, L.A. Clippers, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Antonio, Toronto
Teams playing two games: New York

Nate Robinson (Knicks)-Robinson scored a season high 41 points vs. the Hawks on Friday. It was his first game action since December 1st and his impressive play has pushed Larry Hughes out of the rotation. Robinson also had 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 three-pointers and one steal.

Matt Barnes (Magic)- Barnes has started 3 straight games and has increased his scoring output in each of them. He had his third double-double of the year on Friday. He scored a season high 23 points on Saturday and has the ability to fill the stat sheet in multiple categories.

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (Bucks)- Moute has played at last 31 minutes in his past three games. …

Week 10 observations


1. The Grizzles are .500- The Grizzles are one of the hottest teams in the Western conference. After starting the season 1-8 they have gone 15-8 and are 1.5 games out of the 8th seed. Zach Randolph is leading the NBA in offensive rebounds, O.J Mayo, Rudy Gay and Randolph are each averaging more than 18 points. Marc Gasol is averaging 15 points, 10 rebounds and is shooting 62% (2nd in the NBA) from the field. Mike Conley has improved his play over the past couple of games making the starting 5 one of the best fantasy units in the league.

2. Omri Casspi is lighting it up: Casspi has scored at least 21 points in three straight games with 9 three-pointers. On the season he is shooting 49% from the field and 47% from three. The rookie from Israel has impressed a lot of people so far with his style of play.

3. Matt Barnes is the pickup of the week: Barnes has moved in the starting lineup again and has showed his potential. Over the …

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

MDC Fantasy Baseball Expert Draft


Overvalued picks

Joey Votto (Round 2): Despite missing 31 games last season Votto hit .322 with 25 homers and 84 rbi. Votto has the potential for a .320-30-100 season but so does Justin Morneau or Kevin Youkilis who each went in Round 4. Kendry Morales went in went in Round 5 and Billy Butler in round 8 shows one the depth at this position.

“Of players who were eligible at first base last season, there were 12 players with at least 30 home runs.  Of those players, there were six who posted a batting average of at least .292.”

Aramis Ramirez (Round 4): Ramirez played in 82 games last season which was his lowest since 2003 (63 games). His homeruns have decreased each year since 2006. He suffered a right shoulder injury which caused him to miss two months last season. A-Ram seems like a nice candidate to have a rebound season but I would pass. Chone Figgins went in Round 6 and Michael Young went in round 8.

Stephen Drew (Round 7)- Drew disappointed last season after a …

Monday, December 28th, 2009

MDC Fantasy Baseball Expert Draft Review


Undervalued picks:

Round 3: Justin Upton

Player A: 159 games, 606 at bats, .297, 26 homers, 101 rbi, 97 runs, 34 steals

Player B: 138 games, 526 at bats, .300, 26, homers, 86 rbi, 84 runs, 20 steals

Player A is Matt Kemp who went 6th overall (1st round) and player B is Upton who was the last pick in the 3rd round. Upton missed games last year because he was placed on the DL with a right oblique strain. He is only going to get better next season and why not draft someone two rounds later when the numbers are similar.

Round 5: Kendry Morales

Morales had a breakthrough year last year batting .306 with 34 homers, 108 RBI and 86 runs. He hit .330 with 19 homers and 59 RBI after the All-Star Break. Even though he struggled in the post-season his ranking next year  should not be effected. 1st baseman Joey Votto was drafted in the second round and his numbers should be around what Morales does this upcoming season.

Round 6: Carlos Lee

Lee is one of the most …

Week 9 Observations


1. David Lee is playing like an All-Star: Lee is playing his best basketball of his career this month. He is averaging 18.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.1 steal and is shooting 62% from the field and 83% from the foul line. He is 12th in the East in scoring (18.4) which is more than Gerald Wallace, Paul Pierce,Dwight Howard and Mo Williams. Lee is 5th in boards (10.8) which is more than Al Horford, and Brook Lopez. Lee is 4th in FG% (57.7) ahead of Kevin Garnett. The Knicks are one game out of the 8th seed and have held opponents to under 100 points in 10 straight games

Player A:15 rebounds, 7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1 steal, .9 blocks, 54.9 FG, 83.9 FT, 30 minutes per game

Player B: 18.4 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.1 steals, .4 blocks, 57.7% FG , 78.1 free throw, 35 minutes per game

Player A is Kevin Garnett and is 1,113,213 votes make him a starting forward

2. Zach Randolph is a beast: Randolph has three games of at least 32 points and …

Week 10 Pickups


Week 10 (Dec. 28-Jan. 3)
Teams playing four games: Charlotte, Cleveland, Indiana, L.A. Lakers, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Antonio
Teams playing three games: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Golden State, Houston, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Toronto, Utah, Washington
Teams playing two games: Detroit, L.A. Clippers

Tony Allen (Celtics)- Allen has started the past two games for an injured Paul Pierce. He is averaging 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals in these games. Her played in a season high 39 minutes against the Clippers yesterday.

Yi Jianlian (Nets)- Yi has posted two solid games since he has returned from an injury. Before returning this past week the last time he saw action was on November 3rd. He has looked sharp averaging  18.5 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 three-pointers against the Timberwolves and Rockets. His 36 minutes vs. Houston was the most he has played since opening night.

Keyon Dooling (Nets)- Dooling is played extending minutes due to Rafer Alston missing games with a back injury.He …

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Week 9 Pickups


Week 9 (Dec. 21-27)
Teams playing four games: Cleveland, Houston, Indiana, L.A. Clippers, Phoenix, San Antonio
Teams playing three games: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Golden State, L.A. Lakers, Miami, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Portland, Sacramento, Utah, Washington
Teams playing two games: Charlotte, Memphis, New Jersey, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Toronto

Beno Udrih (Kings)- Udrih should be owned in most league but if he is not rush to pick him up. Udrih is averaging 14 points, 4 assists and is shooting 53% from the field in 30 minutes per game. He is is making 1.3 threes per game and .9 steals.

Kyle Lowry (Rockets)- Lowry scored a season high 26 points vs. the Thunder last Friday. He has 21 assists over his past three games and is averaging 25 minutes per game this month.

Roger Mason (Spurs)- Mason scored a season high 19 points last Tuesday. He is a streaky shooter but has also received playing time the last three games. Matt Bonner is sidelined with …

Week 8 Observations


1. Joakim Noah is not slowing down: Noah had his second 20+ rebound game of the season this past week. That game was against the Lakers where he also had 6 blocked shots and 14 offensive rebounds. Even though he is struggling from the field this month but his free throw attempts (3.6) an FT % (75) are both up in December. His 2.2 blocks this month are a season high and he is third in the NBA with 12 rebound per game.

2. Gerald Wallace is playing like an All-Star but is it time to sell high?: Wallace is averaging 18 points, 13.3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block and shooting 49% from the field in December. He plays at least 40 minutes in mostly every game and is second in the league with 12.1 rebounds. G-Wall has had his injury concerns and missed today’s game vs. the Knicks due to severe headaches.

3. Gilbert Arenas is heating up: Arenas is averaging 25 points, 8 assists and 2.4 threes in 36 minutes this month. He is now …

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Week 7 Observations


1. Chris Duhon is worth starting again: Duhon is playing much better and is averaging 12.2 points, 6,7 assists, 3 rebounds and 2.5 threes this month. He is coming off a game where he hit 6 three-pointers and has played in at least 34 minutes in four straight games.

2. Carl Landry is a beast: Landry has scored at least 20 points in four of his last five games. On the season he is averaging 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1 block and is shooting 57% from the field and 88% from the foul line.

3. Is it time to trade Kobe Bryant?: Kobe was able to play through a partially dislocated finger on Saturday but he shot just 7-24 from the field with a season low 16 points. However, he did attempt a season high 9 threes and should be able to play through this injury and contribute all across the board.

4. Danny Granger is out again: Granger missed 15 games last season and is out 4-6 weeks this season with Plantar Fascia (right heel). With his …

Week 8 Pickups


Week 8 (Dec. 14-20)
Teams playing four games: Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indiana, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Memphis, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, Toronto, Utah, Washington
Teams playing three games: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Golden State, Miami, Milwaukee, Phoenix, San Antonio

Maurice Evans (Hawks)- Evans has scored 18, 15 and 22 points over his last three games. He also has 15 rebounds and 11 three-pointers over this span. Evans played a season high 34 minutes yesterday with Marvin Williams out with an illness.

Terrence Williams (Nets)- Williams had one of his best games of his rookie season yesterday with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Chris Douglas-Roberts missed the game with a sprianed knee and T-Will could receive a boost if CDR is sidelined.

C.J Miles (Jazz)- Miles has scored in double-figures in three of his past four games. Last Thursday he scored a season high 22 points and has 8 eight-pointers over this span.

Dorell Wright (Heat)- Wright has played …

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