#FantasyHoops Insider Ep 118

On our latest show of the Fantasy NBA season, we’ll have our first round of mini-jeopardy for this season, we’ll have the latest news on Westbrook, Randle, IT2, Noel, Lin and more.  More »

New #FantasyHoops Insider Blog: @ScoreStreaker NBA Intro, Friday Freeroll Fliers

What is ScoreStreak? ScoreStreak is the newest daily fantasy sports platform. They offer one day fantasy leagues with cash prizes up for grabs. ScoreStreak.com is giving all Daily Fantasy Players a chance to More »

#FantasyHoops Insider Ep 117

On our latest show of the Fantasy NBA season we’ll talk 14 tem Listener League draft results, we’ll have the latest news on Kawhi, Sanders, Olidipo, Iggy, Lin and more.  We’ll also More »

#FantasyHoops Insider Ep 116

On our latest show we’ll talk Fantasy NBA Draft Kit 4.0, Listener League update, along with the latest news on Kawhi, Butler, Burke, West, Lin, Rose, and more.  We’ll also cover the More »

#FantasyHoops Insider Ep 115

On our 4th show of the Fantasy NBA season we’ll talk Fantasy NBA Draft Kit, Listener League draft date, along with the latest news on Durant’s injury, Beal, Nash, Drummond, Lin, Bullock, More »

#FantasyHoops Insider Ep 114

We’re back for our 3rd show of the Fantasy NBA season we’ll talk Fantasy NBA Draft Prep & our Draft Kit 3.0. updated with Usage % ranks , as well how to More »

Fantasy Hoops Insider Ep 113

We’re back for our 2nd show of the Fantasy NBA season we’ll talk Fantasy NBA Draft Prep & our Draft Kit 2.0 (new and updated), our new show sponsor, Listener League update, More »

New Fantasy Hoops Insider Blog: 2014/15 Top 50 Hoops Board 1.0

by Matt Smith @SmanSports Fantasy Basketball is back!! Well, nearly. We are less than a month away from the start of the NBA season and as such, preparation for the fantasy season is More »

 

#FantasyHoops Insider Ep 118

On our latest show of the Fantasy NBA season, we’ll have our first round of mini-jeopardy for this season, we’ll have the latest news on Westbrook, Randle, IT2, Noel, Lin and more.  We’ll also break down all the latest NBA action from the last two days and answer your twitter questions.

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New #FantasyHoops Insider Blog: @ScoreStreaker NBA Intro, Friday Freeroll Fliers

What is ScoreStreak?
ScoreStreak is the newest daily fantasy sports platform. They offer one day fantasy leagues with cash prizes up for grabs.

ScoreStreak.com is giving all Daily Fantasy Players a chance to win to win Free Cash  in their NBA Friday Freeroll Contest!  Click here and get signed up for FREE and take advantage of their $500 deposit bonus.
How do I play?
All you need to do is pick one player(9 players total) who you think can achieve each of the nine ScoreStreak goals. They are:
Get 30 points or more
Get 24 points or more
Get 20 points or more

Get 16 rebounds or more
Get 12 rebounds or more
Get 10 rebounds or more

Get 11 assists or more
Get 9 assists or more
Get 6 assists or more

The loftier the goal, the more points you earn. The person with the most points wins!

Pretty easy, huh? Well, you can only use a player for one goal each day.

To help you pick your team each week, I will give you my ScoreStreak ‘Friday Freeroll Favorites and Fliers’. I’ll identify my four favorite players, and a flier, in each category, who I predict can achieve these goals. These options will be largely based on a player’s past performances against their Friday opponent, but will also take into consideration current form and trends. Who you decide to pick though, is completely up to you.

Here are my ‘Friday Freeroll Favorites and Fliers’ for 31st October:
Points
Blake Griffin (vs Lakers) – The battle of Staples Center. Last season Griffin average 23.8 points in four games against their LA rival. Even without Mike D’Antoni, the Lakers are one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA. Griffin will feast on Hill and Davis, and wash it down with a can of Boozer.

DeMarcus Cousins (vs Trailblazers) – Cousins averages 22 points per game against Portland across his career (his second highest total behind Toronto) and averaged a whopping 33 points on them last season from three games. Apart from Cousins and Rudy Gay, who else is going to score for the Kings?

 LeBron James (vs Bulls) - James ‘only’ averaged 18.3 points per game in three games against the Bulls last season. However, in these three games he shot a very poor 39 percent from the field – well below his season average of 56 percent. Look for LeBron to stamp his authority early on in this game to send the Eastern Conference, and the rest of the league, a message.

 Derrick Rose (vs Cavaliers) - An early season showdown between the two best teams in the East. Rose will want to put on a show in front of, not only his home crowd, but a national television audience. Rose dropped 30 points in just 24 minutes against the Cavs in preseason and will look forward to taking on Kyrie Irving again.
Flier: LaMarcus Aldridge (vs Kings) – Aldridge scored 20, 22, 22 and 24 points against the Kings last season. Coming off of 3+ days rest (which he is, being the first game of the season) Aldridge averages 26.7 points per game. Pencil him in for 20 points now.

 

Rebounds

DeAndre Jordan (vs Lakers) – Jordan lead the league in rebounds last season and averaged 11.3 in four games against the Lakers. Like Griffin, he will be up against a depleted Lakers front court. Jordan could easily have double digit rebounds at half time if he stays out of foul trouble.

Kevin Love (vs Bulls) – Kevin Love had 65 double-doubles in 77 games last season. That says it all. His name will become a feature on this list and a feature on your ScoreStreak team.

Joakim Noah (vs Cavaliers) - Noah is a competitive beast and will have a rebounding show down with Kevin Love. In their only meeting last season, Noah had 13 rebounds, while Kevin Love had 10.
Tim Duncan (vs Suns) – Tim Duncan averages 11.9 rebounds in 59 career games against Phoenix. Phoenix are pretty light up front with Plumlee, Len and the Morris twins. I would be shocked if Duncan does not match his career average.
Flier: Zach Randolph (vs Pacers) - Randolph averages at least eight rebounds against every other team across his whole career. When he plays the Pacers though, on average he grabs 9.3 rebounds. David West is out injured meaning Randolph will have his way with Luis Scola.
Assists 
Chris Paul (vs Lakers) - Paul is still the best passing point guard in the game and he averaged 9.3 assists in three games last season against the Lakers. Jeremy Lin and Ronnie Price will have their hands full, and as such, Paul is the top pick in this list.
Damian Lillard (vs Kings) - Let me cut to the chase, Damian Lillard loves playing Sacramento. Lillard averages 6 assists across his career, but bumps that up to 7.9 assists when he plays the Kings (his 2nd best team). Lillard is a superb option.
Mike Conley (vs Pacers) - Conley does not have a great recent record against the Pacers, however, he still averages 6.3 assists across his career against them. To make this matchup more favorable, Conley will be up against Rodney Stuckey and Donald Sloan.

 

Nicolas Batum (vs Kings) - Batum had 5, 5, 6 and 8 assists in four games against the Kings last season. With minimal options in this category, Batum could be a sneaky choice.

Flier: Tony Wroten (vs Bucks) – Michael Carter Williams is out injured, so Wroten is handling the point guard duties. As a starting guard, averaging 34 minutes last season, Wroten dished out 5.2 assists. Wroten had 7 assists in the 76ers first game on Wednesday in 35 minutes. He should easily match that playing time in this game and is my sleeper pick for assists.

All statistics are care of Basketball Reference.

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For ScoreStreak and general NBA fantasy tips and news you can find Matt on Twitter @SmanSports