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February 22, 2017
NBA Injury Analysis: Love to Miss Four to Six Weeks
Jeff Stotts explains Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Loveís debridement procedure, which removed loose bodies from his left knee.
February 13, 2017
NBA Injury Analysis: The All-Scar Team
As the NBA heads into its All-Star break at the end of the week, Jeff Stottís column focuses on injured players who are on the top of his list for all the wrong reasons, including Clipper Chris Paul.
December 26, 2016
NBA Injury Analysis: Broken Bones Plague League
Jeff Stotts says that bone injuries are on the rise in the first part of the season, including Houstonís Clint Capela who has a fractured fibula and is expected to miss four to six weeks.
December 23, 2016
FanDuel NBA: Friday Value Plays
With the Cavaliers heavily favored against a Nets team on the second half of a back-to-back, Tristan Thompson could be a key fantasy piece Friday.
December 20, 2016
Category Strategy: Early Standouts Returning From Injury
Robert Covington is averaging better than 15 points per game over his last five contests.
December 14, 2016
DraftKings NBA: Wednesday Cheat Sheet
Kelly Olynyk ($3,600) could be a sneaky value play against a Spurs defense that's been surprisingly generous to opposing power forwards.
December 13, 2016
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Tuesday Picks
With multiple high-end options available for Tuesday's six-game slate, Juan Blanco makes the case for Stephen Curry to be a fantasy roster building block.
December 10, 2016
NBA Barometer: Third Season's a Charm for LaVine
Juan Blanco looks at who's u and who's down in the NBA, including Minnesota's Zach LaVine, who is showing improved consistency in his third season.
December 7, 2016
Handicapping the NBA: Thoughts on Klay Thompson
Jason Rubin is rolling with the Knicks to cover the spread Wednesday night at The Garden.
December 1, 2016
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks
After a dominant performance Wednesday against the Nuggets, fantasy players may be drawn to the Heat's Hassan Whiteside, but Alex Rikleen explains why his matchup Thursday isn't as favorable.
November 26, 2016
NBA Barometer: Raptors' Dominant Trio Takes Shape
Juan Blanco analyzes the ups and downs of the NBA, including a look at Jonas Valanciunas, who has served as an essential third cog in Toronto's offense this season.
November 19, 2016
Numbers Game: How Host Sites Hurt Fantasy Teams
Alex Rikleen explains how a site's rules can cause fantasy owners to overlook some players and mis-value other players. Why is a player like Will Barton valued differently across various sites?
November 14, 2016
NBA Injury Analysis: The Difficulties of Injury Prevention
Jeff Stotts describes what goes through his mind as he watches an NBA game from the perspective of an athletic trainer with the goal of preventing injuries like the one sustained by Wizardsí Bradley Beal last week.
November 3, 2016
DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet
DeMarcus Cousins ($10,200) draws a favorable matchup against a struggling Magic team Thursday night.
November 1, 2016
Category Strategy: Starters Are Still Out There
Alex Rikleen takes a look at which players on the waiver wire could immediately provide tangible boosts in each of the primary fantasy categories.
August 30, 2016
NBA Draft Kit: Central Division Position Battles
The Cavaliers are expected to dominate the Central division again, but the Bucks could make things very interesting with Giannis Antetokounmpo now running the point in Milwaukee.
May 27, 2016
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Friday-Saturday Picks
Andre' Snellings analyzes the best plays with two elimination games on tap, including the Kyle Lowry, who hopes to keep the Raptors' dream alive against the Cavaliers.
May 26, 2016
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday-Friday Picks
Sasha Yodashkin analyzes the best plays for the two-game NBA Yahoo slate, including Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, who is well worth his high price.
May 23, 2016
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Tuesday-Wednesday Picks
Steph Curry should be at his best as the Dubs try to avoid a 3-1 hole.
May 21, 2016
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Saturday-Sunday Picks
Sasha Yodashkin breaks down Game 3 of both conferences as Kyle Lowry looks to keep the Raptors' hopes alive against the Cavaliers.
May 18, 2016
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday-Thursday Picks
Eric Neuman breaks down the Game 2s of the conference finals where Kevin Durant and the Thunder will look to take a commanding lead against the Warriors.
May 8, 2016
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Sunday Picks
Joel Bartilotta likes Tony Parker in the playoffs Sunday against the Thunder as their are few quality value-priced options at guard.
May 6, 2016
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Friday Picks
Andre' Snellings says if you're going to pay up for a superstar in Friday's Yahoo daily game, it has to be LeBron James against the Hawks.
May 5, 2016
Sasha Yodashkin breaks down the Thursday-Friday playoff action, but he's not high on Kawhi Leonard as the Spurs take on the Thunder.
May 4, 2016
Eric Neuman breaks down the Wednesday-Thursday Yahoo NBA slate as Dwyane Wade looks to lead the Heat in Game 2 against the Raptors.
May 1, 2016
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Monday Picks
A well-rested Cavaliers team should have a big advantage over the Hawks.
April 20, 2016
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks
Eric Neuman advises fantasy owners to not get cute with Wednesday picks and pay up for Chris Paul, who should have a big game against the Trail Blazers.
April 6, 2016
Reggie Jackson has been turning it on of late and now faces a Magic defense that gives up plenty of fantasy points to point guards.
April 3, 2016
NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Weeks 24 & 25
In his final rankings of the season, RotoWire's Eric Johnson makes Hassan Whiteside his top center thanks to his six games over the rest of the season.
March 31, 2016
Elfrid Payton has been on a great run of late, and with the Magic well out of playoff contention, there's little reason to believe his minutes will be limited.
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