Speaker 0 00:00:00 What's going on F Fe Nation? Jonathan Phe of James Graney, welcoming to the fantasy alarm, N B A DFS podcast and live stream. According here for Monday's five game main slate. Uh, James five Gamer today kicks off at 3:00 PM because it is Martin Luther King Day. Uh, so we get a day of afternoon basketball, a shorter slate. There is basketball going on throughout the day. So there are various showdown slates. There's a two game slate on draftings as well, but we're focusing here on the main five game slate. And, uh, it's kind of an interesting one. You know, we looked at it a little bit before we went live here. There's only three players over $10,000, two of them running our back to back and Steph Curry and Julius Randall's pass Atkins at 10 k. Uh, the Warriors being on back to back. They've been sitting, some of their guys, they already ruled out Clay Thompson.
Speaker 0 00:00:48 Uh, Steph Curry's just coming back from his injury. He could be sitting on this back to back. Andrew Wiggins just coming back from Hills Illness. He could be sitting on this back to back. So there's still a lot of uncertainty it feels like surrounding the Warriors on this slate. There's a lot of key guys that are questionable, uh, like Lori, uh, Lori, uh, Lori Markin, Fred Van Fleet, uh, and such like that, that are questionable for today. Uh, so this one, even though it starts at three and there's just five games, it's uh, feels like it get a little messy by the time Tipoff comes.
Speaker 1 00:01:17 Yeah, this feels, uh, quite disgusting. But, you know, we chug along five game slate regardless of who's end, who's out. We'll, we'll put some content out there. I know you already have the playbook out now, so, um, yeah, I mean, it'll be interesting by the time three o'clock Eastern rolls around who's actually playing. The good thing is we'll know most news, I know, you know, there's the Minnesota game locking up four, but maybe we will have that early enough. Um, in terms of Vegas, I mean the Warriors Washington game is interesting. 2 33 and a half Washington, two point favorites at home. Makes you think a little bit j there, John, as you mentioned, um, something that you and I were speculating last week and then, you know, we saw Gianni sit and we saw, um, some other
Speaker 0 00:02:08 Janet Brown sat out for
Speaker 1 00:02:09 Boston. Yeah, Janet Brown sat out. Yeah, Boston, right. And then, um, the other notable spread is the Minnesota, uh, Utah spread and Minnesota two point favorites at home. So, um, not a lot of like real interesting stuff going on. Every spread is typic, like pretty close and, uh, but the only, the two over the two,
Speaker 0 00:02:29 Yeah, there's not a, there's not a ton of value on this slate at least yet either. So, you know, we're gonna need some guys. Well,
Speaker 1 00:02:35 That could change on a, yeah, that could change on a dime with how many people are right.
Speaker 0 00:02:38 Currently the spread. So we, we'll, we'll need to see some guys get ruled out for, for some value. But we'll go to the point guard position here. Steph Curry's at ten four, um, has a crazy usage rate without Clay Thompson on the floor this year. It's over 34%. It's 1.4 fantasy points per minute. Uh, but he hasn't really been great since coming back from, from his injury here. He certainly hasn't been worth the $10,400, but, you know, if, if he does play today against Washington and guys are gonna be up for Golden State, then there's at least some, some interest here. Cuz when you're looking at the guys on this slate, maybe one or two have his ceiling potential, you know, to, to kind of go off and, and lead the slate in fantasy points today. So, uh, if, you know, if you're looking at a core to build around, you know, you could certainly go curry by car.
Speaker 0 00:03:23 Informed Curry hasn't been anybody I want near my fantasy lineups. Um, cj my columns at $9,600. He's been good, knows Zion, but hes a really, really tough matchup on the road against Cleveland. So I don't know if I want to go ahead and throw $9,600. Um, there. Trey Young's been better. Uh, no Kyle Lowy, so maybe that's an interesting spot for him here. Uh, and then Jalen Brunson's at 8,500 playing almost every minute of every game right now. Uh, RJ Barry back hasn't really impacted him at all, but he's on a back to back after playing 42 minutes yesterday against Detroit <laugh>.
Speaker 1 00:03:56 Yeah, I mean I think you can obviously play tournaments. Um, you mentioned No Clay, we don't know the statuses of anyone else. So, um, I think Curry's in play for tournaments. I really can't get him McCullum at that price. You mentioned Trey has been fine. I think he's just that again, but I, I do think Brunson, if you're gonna look at above AK is the guy, do we need to look above ak? I don't know. I don't, I don't necessarily think so. Darius Garland's like continuously getting cheaper and cheaper and I know he struggled last game, but we know the Darius Garland's ceiling at times, so. Yep. Um, if Van Fleet plays 7,600 is a really good price for him too. So I, you know, Brunson, I think Brunson is the guy for me over AK um, Korean tournaments and then move on down the list.
Speaker 0 00:04:43 Yeah, for me this, when I was going over to the slate doing the playbook, the one thought that kept popping into my head was like, well, there aren't really guys that have really high ceilings, right? So like Garland has a high ceiling, we, we've seen it, we know it, but there's a lot of guys here that just kind of give you 35 fantasy points, right? Like there's, you know, there's a couple of guys that we, we will talk about obviously, but you know, this feels like a, a fair and balanced lineup day where you're gonna throw a bunch of guys that maybe on average are giving you four and a half x, you know, on their, on their price points. And, and that could be good enough. You know, if you, if you build 'em around one guy that goes for six or seven x and you got a bunch of guys going for 35 fantasy points today, you know, like dandre Russell kind of fits into that mold.
Speaker 0 00:05:24 Ola Depot, even with hero backs probably still gonna play a lot of minutes. Van Fleet, if he's active on the other side, could be good at $7,600. He's questionable to play today. You know, Gabe Vincent's been played 40 minutes back to back games and giving you 40 fantasy points and those, uh, Lowrys still being out, he's probably set for a good amount of minutes. I mean, again, you can throw Monty Morris in there, especially if Bradley Beal doesn't play at 48, but I don't really love anything else, right? I mean, like, guys have to be ruled out for a Noel or if feels like a Sexton or Goodwin to, to have really any value here.
Speaker 1 00:05:59 Um, I'm definitely interested in the Miami situation and how like fluid it could be, I know Lowry's out. Um, but I think getting Hero back definitely takes some, some interest off of like Gay Vincent now he's over 5k. For me personally. Um, does it impact, I know he's been great
Speaker 0 00:06:21 Or does it impact stress
Speaker 1 00:06:22 Ola Depot more? I mean like, yeah, I mean it could impact like any of them. I don't know because Tyler Harrell plays a lot of minutes. Yeah. Um,
Speaker 0 00:06:30 And yeah, I mean stress has been playing 40, Vincent played 40 Ola, he was playing 30.
Speaker 1 00:06:34 I know it's like very hard to, it's very hard to like pinpoint who it's going to impact. I mean we also earlier in the year, like it, it's kind of hard to use as a sample cause we didn't have Oladipo in the mix either. Like Right. I assume SRUs is going to see us take a step back and I assume Vincent would take a step back if I were to, if I were to guess, like I think a full strength Oladipo sees the minutes over Vincent, but we don't know that Vincent's also been playing lights out right over
Speaker 0 00:07:03 The last Jason. More of their their backup point guard than Oladipo too, right? Yeah.
Speaker 1 00:07:06 Listen more
Speaker 0 00:07:07 To the
Speaker 1 00:07:07 Team. So, I mean, but but also like to my, they like, they have heroes, their potential point guard, they can use Jimmy as their point guard. Like they have options there. Yep. Um, Sexton, I kind of like in tournaments, um, 24 minutes on his, on the date on the first game back and I you did mention it was without Conley and that's worth mentioning, but like
Speaker 0 00:07:30 Yeah, they started Na w in that game. So
Speaker 1 00:07:33 Started Na w n Na w didn't do anything. Yeah.
Speaker 0 00:07:37 Played 29 minutes.
Speaker 1 00:07:37 29 minutes. Um, and Sextons played 24 minutes a game all year. So like we know what he can do in that time. And we're talking about like lack of value. That is something I guess, did Monty Morris play against the Knicks? No, he didn't play either. No,
Speaker 0 00:07:57 They started a good way. Yeah, they started, he was out. Goodwin played 26 minutes, but he's back.
Speaker 1 00:08:02 Yeah, I was looking at um, I was looking at de um, Delan right too. He played 24 minutes, 25 minutes in each of the last two.
Speaker 0 00:08:09 Yep. No, he said the only way to hamstring, but he is off the injury report today. Again, the big news there is Bradley Beal's questionable, so, okay. Um, not that I think Beal comes back and me, he plays a bunch of minutes cuz he had a hamstring injury himself, but um, obviously he'll impact rotations there.
Speaker 1 00:08:24 This feels like an Alvarado spot. And I say that only because his pesky nest defensively needed on Garland
Speaker 0 00:08:32 And I mean he is playing the minutes, right? And he is definitely not afraid to take shots. I mean he went against Detroit and he started that game Oh. For seven shooting <laugh>. Uh, and he just kept on going out there and taking shots. So no, I I don't disagree for 4k on a slate like this. If he gives you the 20 fantasy points, you're loving it. So, uh, I'm fine with it.
Speaker 1 00:08:53 That's probably it for me. I don't know if there, if you, you I I I know you can't wait for Ricki Rubio to be playing like
Speaker 0 00:08:59 18, 19. I mean they probably won't ever get there, but No, we'll, yeah, we can dream. Um, shooting guard position here, Donovan Mitchell's at $9,200. Uh, again, uh, did an underdog draft took Donovan Mitchell against Minnesota 26 fancy points. I can't, I just can't get him right. Like it
Speaker 1 00:09:14 Doesn't happen. You are, you are, it is actually literally can't, there needs to be a study. They need to do a study on you and wh and the nights that Donovan Mitchell is in your lineup and why it happens every
Speaker 0 00:09:28 Time at Minnesota swimming in just an absolute smash plot. He played 37 minutes, he took 16 shots and when had 26 fantasy points.
Speaker 1 00:09:36 Dude, you like the rivalry that like all of us are going like this ride that all of us at Fantasy Lime are going on with you and uh,
Speaker 0 00:09:46 It's been like five years
Speaker 1 00:09:47 <laugh>. It is, it has been an absolute wild ride. Cuz if, if somebody was like recording pod, like going back and like getting clips of like every time you mentioned Adam Mitchell, like it is actually a 100% fail rate. Yeah. Fail rate a hundred percent.
Speaker 0 00:10:03 Yeah.
Speaker 1 00:10:04 This like for five straight years.
Speaker 0 00:10:05 It's unbelievable. It's unbelievable. I'm like, oh, I'm in an underdog draft. He was like my second pick. I'm like, I'm feeling good if I got like 60 out of Donny Michigan's Minnesota today, like let's ride. Nope.
Speaker 1 00:10:15 Nope. And he does have such a nut ceiling. Yeah. And his spot, it's, it's a really good, it's a, it's another really good spot. It is, yeah. To be honest, yeah,
Speaker 0 00:10:23 About $9,200. Uh, we talked about it again, I don't know if this is small slate pricing or what I think it is, but Anthony Edwards goes from nine K to 83. He hasn't been 8,300 since, uh, November 30th he was $8,000. That was the last time he was this cheap. He went up to 8,600, the next slate. Uh, and he was over nine k basically ever since. So $8,300 for Anthony Edwards, assuming he plays, he's dealing with hit soreness,
Speaker 1 00:10:55 Hasn't missed a game.
Speaker 0 00:10:57 Right. He was even ruled out in the game and then came back in the fourth quarter and he got 20 points <laugh>.
Speaker 1 00:11:05 So like let the team in scoring after missing two full quarters.
Speaker 0 00:11:08 Yeah. Yeah. So yeah, listen, that's a core play today. Anthony Edwards is gonna be locked into a lot of lineups at $8,300 if he's active today. So, um, definitely be on being on that. What are your thoughts and hero here? Do, do you think he just jumps back in and plays 30 minutes? I mean, dealing with the Achilles that missed him of three or four games here, or five, whatever it was that says here, uh, missed three straight and forward the last five. So, but he is back in, we know this guy shoots, he gets on the floor, he takes 20 shots. So, uh, $8,200. Like do you, if he's, you worried at all about any limitations here for
Speaker 1 00:11:47 Him? So he is sprained the ankle on November 4th and then he didn't return until the 23rd. So he had 19 days off and he played 29 minutes upon returning two days later he played 40
Speaker 0 00:11:59 Minutes. So now you're good.
Speaker 1 00:12:01 So, um, it looks like it's 30 plus and like see how he's feeling, right? Sure. Like it's like, it's like, all right, ti and that was, and that was three weeks off. This is eight days off, so
Speaker 0 00:12:13 Yeah. Yep.
Speaker 1 00:12:14 Probably not. So
Speaker 0 00:12:15 You can start a line up with Edward's a hero today and have two guys that could go for 50. So you're feeling probably decent there. Uh, Jordan Pool, same thing. $7,900 you already know Clay's out and they could have you mentioned it. Washington's a home favorite today. Mm-hmm. <affirmative> that makes it feel like other guys may be sitting. So No,
Speaker 1 00:12:32 No. Golden State. Golden State. Did I say Golden
Speaker 0 00:12:34 State East said Washington was on his
Speaker 1 00:12:36 Whole favorite. Sorry, Washington getting two. Washington getting two. Sorry, sorry,
Speaker 0 00:12:40 Sorry. Still a close spread though. Still a close to spread. Um, all right, well still if guys are in, guys are out, you know, pools at least starting for Clay. So, uh, $7,900 for him. Uh, he also with without Olay Thompson on the floor this year, 33% usage rate, 1.14 I think it is, or 1.17 fantasy points per minute. It's in the playbook, uh, the number there, but still really strong upside for him at 79. I, I can't play Bradley Beale if he's active, but I love the price on Bradley Beale. I mean, I hope like he stays under AK for a couple of slates and we, we get, we get some of that action a little bit later when we know his full strength. Uh, Clarkson, if there's no, uh, Lori, we saw him go for 57, 40 and 46 the last three games, so Yep.
Speaker 0 00:13:26 Lock and load. He'll be a lock and load play. He might be a lock and load play just anyways, given the matchup. Um, we've been playing it with Lori this year and he is been great. So, you know, it just doesn't really impact, um, all that much. Uh, and then we get into a tier with a bunch of guys that, like some we've talked about, but you know, OG at 64 has been okay quickly still playing a bunch of minutes even with Barrett back. Uh, Bogdan didn't play the other day, but obviously not on the injury report today. Gary Trent, uh, has been really good. Uh, and STRs has been playing a bunch of minutes, but we think that he is probably gonna get impacted by a hero here.
Speaker 1 00:14:00 Yeah, I think like this tier can go to hell <laugh>, no offense, anyone in it. Uh, I think you're all great basketball players. You're obviously in the 1% of the world. I mean, you tell me like, is there Gary Trent probably in tournaments and then like
Speaker 0 00:14:16 Yeah, yeah, Trenton,
Speaker 1 00:14:18 What else can you trust in
Speaker 0 00:14:19 This year? Yeah, Trenton tournaments. I mean, you can't trust really anything. I mean, even Gary Trent the other day, he only played 20 minutes for whatever reason, right? Um, I don't even, I don't even know why, why did he play 20 minutes?
Speaker 1 00:14:32 Uh, I don't have the answer. Why? Yeah,
Speaker 0 00:14:34 Nobody knows. Nobody knows why he played
Speaker 1 00:14:36 20. He still, still would've hit the over on the Steels Pro. Probably,
Speaker 0 00:14:40 Probably <laugh> you have have three
Speaker 1 00:14:42 Three steals in 20 minutes. Yeah. Yep.
Speaker 0 00:14:46 Um, again, like quickly. I think quickly it might actually be okay here. Uh, he's
Speaker 1 00:14:51 Been 30 minutes, he's been 34 minutes,
Speaker 0 00:14:53 Dude. I mean, the Barrett's back, he, he's played 26, 32, 34. So, um, you know, he's probably, again, he is a little bit too expensive for what his fantasy points have been, but you know, he's, he's been steady at least, you know mm-hmm. <affirmative> so he can, he can kind of give 'em a floor because you, there's no value on this slate again. Right? Like I know you've like mentioned a, I mean, not even anymore quarter only played 15 minutes, but he played 29 the game before that. But like, there's, there's nothing here.
Speaker 1 00:15:23 Trey Murphy 34 and 35 minutes last two games. Yeah. Like
Speaker 0 00:15:27 Can better, but I just don't like the matchup for
Speaker 1 00:15:30 'em, you know? I know it's a, it's a crappy, it's a crappy matchup. I think he's just like the only
Speaker 0 00:15:35 Kisser played 36, but he, yeah.
Speaker 1 00:15:38 Yes. He
Speaker 0 00:15:38 Had his shots. Only thing he's taking 11 total shots in the last two games. So like,
Speaker 1 00:15:43 He doesn't Yeah, I mean that's kisser is your low volume. I'm, if I take a dart and he goes, hits three threes, I have a chance, like a, like a return. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. But if he make, if he goes one for three as we saw in Oklahoma City, or if he goes two for like he needs to hit shots, uh,
Speaker 0 00:16:02 Yeah. Beasley's always a tournament play.
Speaker 1 00:16:04 Yep. Always a to Yeah, always a tournament. And he's been starting coup last few games. I know there's been injuries involved, but like, if there's no marketing, he's just gonna start again.
Speaker 0 00:16:11 Yep. I agree with you. Um, small Ford again, Lori's here at 94 would hope he plays. I would love some Lord Market. Would
Speaker 1 00:16:18 You play em? Yeah, I would
Speaker 0 00:16:19 Play him. Yeah, I'd play em, uh, I went for 52 fancy points against Minnesota in the second game
Speaker 1 00:16:23 Year. His free throws I don't like, is there, is there more random free throw like output than lower marketing?
Speaker 0 00:16:32 There are. I mean, yes. You scroll the box. Oh my God. Right. 21 14, 4, 3, 13, 15, 12, 3, 3, 13, 3, 4, 10, dude, 1 10, 2 9.
Speaker 1 00:16:45 What, like what's the, like where is the discrepancies? Like where, you know,
Speaker 0 00:16:51 Idea I got nothing he should but, but honestly like, be that guy, right? Yeah. Be be be that guy for us, you know, like we talk about it all the time, but like what, what elevated Jason Tatum to like an 11 K player. It's because he is taking a whole bunch of free throws, right? Like Right. Uh, on nights where you're shot doesn't go, go to the go to the rim, get get to
Speaker 1 00:17:12 The line. J dude, James Harden has made a living Yeah. Off that. Like, people hate James Harden and people can hate on him all he wants and people are probably like, oh, he is having a down year and he's scoring like 25.
Speaker 0 00:17:22 They had to change the rules cause of James Harden
Speaker 1 00:17:25 <laugh>. No,
Speaker 0 00:17:25 I know he was, he was the one initiating contact and getting the foul calls and they were like, we can't do this anymore. Harden's taking 28 free throws a night.
Speaker 1 00:17:34 He's pretty, I would say, you know, for people who Dana Harden pretty smart, pretty pretty smart basketball player, I'd say listen.
Speaker 0 00:17:41 Yeah, I, I would agree with you. I also appreciate him for hitting his three point prop before halftime last night. Shout
Speaker 1 00:17:47 Out James Harden
Speaker 0 00:17:48 <laugh>. Shout out James Harden. Oh, only two and a half. It's like no one's paying attention. He's 40%, 40% three point shooter over the last month. Just knocked him all down. No, pat Bev. It was easy.
Speaker 1 00:17:58 Skinny, skinny. Harden's a dude. Skinny harden's. Different dude. Easy word. Skinny harden's. Different,
Speaker 0 00:18:02 Uh, all right. Marketing. I love, love, love, love. We love just, I would love to start a lineup at Market and Edwards today and just like let it ride. Uh, Kuzma 88. I don't know man. I mean,
Speaker 1 00:18:13 Tournament
Speaker 0 00:18:14 Scored 40 actual the other day, but like, that's not gonna happen again. Is it? Like, I don't know.
Speaker 1 00:18:19 Kuzma is very random,
Speaker 0 00:18:21 So expensive.
Speaker 1 00:18:22 So he's very random. Triple doubles.
Speaker 0 00:18:24 Yeah. Make him 7,800. I I have more interest. Oh man. What to do with Scotty Barnes?
Speaker 1 00:18:33 He very
Speaker 0 00:18:33 Good. We play, I think we played him against Charlotte, right? He had 25 fantasy points and he is been gone 49, 47, 53 around that. So
Speaker 1 00:18:40 We got a, well, we uh, we touted him heavily in that first Charlotte matchup and then we got on the pot and we're like, this is, no
Speaker 0 00:18:46 One's gonna play.
Speaker 1 00:18:47 Absolutely a spot that he goes for 50 and yeah. Um, nobody plays him and that's, yeah,
Speaker 0 00:18:53 That's fine. Uh, he has not played well against New York this year. He's three for 20 shooting. He, he's having just 19 fantasy points. That's
Speaker 1 00:19:01 <laugh>. I mean they can only get better. Who
Speaker 0 00:19:04 Is Lo who is locking him up?
Speaker 1 00:19:06 He can only get better.
Speaker 0 00:19:08 Is Randall is Randall has like just it
Speaker 1 00:19:10 Was was one for 10. One for 10 on December 21st. Yeah.
Speaker 0 00:19:14 Yeah. It's two for 10 on the other day, like, um, tournaments obviously, but I mean like, yeah. What version? It feels like, it feels like at least 25 fantasy points is probably the floor. Yeah. But you know,
Speaker 1 00:19:29 I'd play 'em, I would, I would in current form, like I
Speaker 0 00:19:32 Van Bleed, he's probably like the pseudo point guard. We didn't talk about Malachi Flynn too. No. Van believe Flynn probably starts and
Speaker 1 00:19:38 He would be Yeah, prob yep. Yep. And if they don't start him and they do something weird
Speaker 0 00:19:43 Collo and, you
Speaker 1 00:19:44 Know, it wouldn't be, it wouldn't be surprising either because uh, that's what Nick nurse does. Yeah. That's weird stuff all the time.
Speaker 0 00:19:51 He's there first round pick, right? Collo. So he was just there. Um, ba ba ba Bob Barrett at 69 again. So,
Speaker 1 00:20:00 So did they, I guess they gave quickly his minutes, huh? Yeah. Guess against the train.
Speaker 0 00:20:04 Yep. Five minutes against wa 5,000 against Washington. He played 32 minutes. He played, played 41 minutes off the rip coming back from his surprise injury.
Speaker 1 00:20:14 Uh, uh, PDOs never gonna change.
Speaker 0 00:20:16 No, no. I guess it was only a finger injury, right? He, yeah, he had a cut on his finger or finger laceration. Kept him off for six games, so he obviously needed stitches on that thing. Um, but yeah, played 41 minutes off the rip. Uh, you can go here if you want. He played one game against Toronto this year. He played 45 minutes. So
Speaker 1 00:20:35 He's from, he's from,
Speaker 0 00:20:36 Uh, yeah, he is Canadian too, right?
Speaker 1 00:20:37 He's, yeah. And I know it's in New York, but like, you know, that's his hometown team. Yeah.
Speaker 0 00:20:43 Uh, I don't know if we can trust Naji Marshall in this spot. I mean, mean he is been really good. He's been really good, but I don't know Cleveland, they're just, they're such a bad team to play against.
Speaker 1 00:20:55 I know. That's, it's brutal. Um, I feel like I'd rather just play like the cheaper guys like Murphy or her if Herb plays. Sure. You know, like just because they don't have like, I don't need 30 fantasy points at Naja Marshall, but Naja Marshall has been just putting up 30 fantasy points.
Speaker 0 00:21:14 Yeah, I do. Regardless of matchup. Uh, Friday night we took the over, uh, we here at, uh, fantasy alarm with our prize fixed video. We took the over 23 and a half, uh, on the, uh, on the points and re
Speaker 1 00:21:27 Rebound and
Speaker 0 00:21:27 Rebounds. Sorry, sorry. The over, sorry, over 22 and a half.
Speaker 1 00:21:30 Oh God. Nailed it.
Speaker 0 00:21:32 Not on the po on the points and rebounds. Uh, if you want to go check the box score. Uh,
Speaker 1 00:21:36 Never a doubt. Don John
Speaker 0 00:21:38 <laugh>, he got, he got Fould at 15 seconds left in the game, missed the first free throw <laugh> and made the second free throw to go hit the over for us.
Speaker 1 00:21:48 Oh God.
Speaker 0 00:21:49 Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Never in doubt. Uh, just like, uh, K Leonard the other day on our underdog play of Seven Rebounds, uh, got the Marcus Morris missed attempt at four seconds left in the game for an offensive rebound to hit the over. So, uh, hell yeah. Always loved those sweats. Watching refreshing gamecast. See, see, you know, take foul and see Naja Marshall at the line Right. Meeting just one point and he clanks the first and you're like, what is going on here? Um,
Speaker 1 00:22:19 But would you question? I do have a question. Would you play and I,
Speaker 0 00:22:22 Kyle Anderson? Yeah,
Speaker 1 00:22:24 No, I was thinking Wiggins. Um, yeah,
Speaker 0 00:22:26 Listen, if he's in, I put him in the play.
Speaker 1 00:22:28 They've been in, they've been in blowouts, right? Like he comes back, plays 19 minutes, then he come, then he 29 minutes the second game, but then it's like,
Speaker 0 00:22:37 It's just the back to back for me. Yeah,
Speaker 1 00:22:39 It's the back to back. But like,
Speaker 0 00:22:41 He hasn't played game. He runs
Speaker 1 00:22:42 Into, he runs into the, he runs into the BIC game. Yeah. Which, you know, nothing you could do. And they only place 29 minutes. I'm just 1.1 fantasy points per minute without Clay.
Speaker 0 00:22:52 Yeah. I love him.
Speaker 1 00:22:53 I think 24% usage. It's no one's If there's like, if they're death taxes, nobody in the fantasy industry ever plays Andrew Williams
Speaker 0 00:23:00 No matter way. No, I know. No, listen, I put him in Playbook. If he's in 'em in, if he's in 'em in $6,600, it's a great prize. Also. Like D B V here, he's gonna get run no matter what. Yep. Um, especially with no clay in at 54 are gonna be probably super popular. Again. Kyle Anderson, uh, I think is in a good spot here. I wish he would shoot more, but that's just, that's just his game. He doesn't, doesn't take shots, just
Speaker 1 00:23:21 Doesn't take him. It's just him,
Speaker 0 00:23:23 Dude. <laugh>. Uh, but he does everything else. 5, 4, 3, 2. I mean, look at those five blocks and steals. I mean, like, it just, it's there at 52. Uh, if you want a guy that will just be on the floor, run suicide, quitting Grimes out there for 35 minutes a night, <laugh>, um, 37 minutes last night, 20 fans points. So won't, they will not play crank cam. They, they're insistent on playing Quin grams. Yep. Uh, 147 lock and load play for me. Um, just, I don't even care about the Miami matchup, just the price makes a lot of sense to kind of get 'em in your line up there. Uh, Jaylen McDaniels, if you wanna go there, you can 4,600. If there's no Gobert, maybe that's even a little bit of a better spot for him against Utah. Um, I don't know where else, where else do you think talent Horton Tucker played 28 minutes. I guess it's no longer he's
Speaker 1 00:24:13 The guy. Uh, yeah, he didn't start, but, uh, if he, so my, so they've been playing, um, I played that slate and I took a shot on ocha, a aba gaba Sure. Who was their first round pick this year, who's been shooting really well and it didn't work out. He was terrible. But, um, I think if he shot, well, he probably gets the minutes over t h T, but T HT was really good. So I, I think if things play out the same way, like no marketing, probably th d but again, I, I do think that there's some, some merit in like if you're not, if you're playing single entry, because I think you'd be crazy, but if you're playing multiple lineups, um, ag Baji isn't the worst pivot off of talent Horton Tucker, he's a really good shooter, like really, really good. That was what he was Ted for coming out of college. Um, and in spurts he has been good. And if you look at the minutes, 18 plus in six straight games, so like they're clearly like starting to give him more. We saw him play 26 minutes the other night against Orlando. So interesting pivot off of, uh, off of t H d. And then we know Tori and Prince is like a guy too. Yep. That plays mid twenties minutes if he's in the
Speaker 0 00:25:32 Lineup. Yeah, if he's in the lineup, man. Uh, here, thoughts on Dyson Daniels. He's starting for Herb Jones play 25 minutes in back Toback games.
Speaker 1 00:25:40 Um, Dyson Daniels is fine. Just he, I would, I would put him in that like category with Prince and Sure. A Baji and, and to Horton Tucker, like they're all like the same player. Sure.
Speaker 0 00:25:51 Uh, power forward position. Then we go Randall's at 10 and three, broke the slate yesterday. 71 fancy points actually broke the slate. I say that, but actually it's only a showdown slate. They played one,
Speaker 1 00:26:01 He broke the showdown. Broke the showdown. Him in your captain, him in
Speaker 0 00:26:03 Your captain needed him in the captain spot. 42 and 15. Um, I, I'm Melissa. We were obviously a little worried about Barrett coming back into shot attempts and you know, 41 and 47 fantasy points the last couple games before that. And you're like, you can't really pay ten five for it. Uh, Detroit was just such a smash spot for
Speaker 1 00:26:20 Him. Yeah. Detroit's
Speaker 0 00:26:21 Terrible. Um, but he's had really good success here against the Kns as, I mean it's Toronto as well. 53 fantasy points in two games averaging 31 and 12. Um, I guess it's just, do you worry about the back to back for him playing 40 minutes yesterday in an afternoon game and then coming right back and playing another afternoon game. Um, you know, they're, they're traveling. They went from Detroit to new back to New York. Not a big deal, but like still some travel involved here. Um, you know, he's no stranger to play back like big minutes on back to back. He actually played against Toronto second night of a back to back and went for 30 and 13. So, I mean, you can go, you can go, you can go. I, I don't know if, I don't know if I am going to, but you can. I don't know if I'm going to though.
Speaker 1 00:27:06 I think that's how I would phrase it too. Like I think he's in play firmly in our play pool. Um, but is he like the top spend up? I don't, I don't know. Yeah, I
Speaker 0 00:27:17 Don't think so. I don't think so either. Uh, zinger at 91 against Golden State. I like, even though the numbers for him have been down a bit, um, Butler gets hero back here, which Anne kind of like throws a little bit of a monkey wrench into this Miami team. Yes. Tough. You know, it's just, he doesn't always shoot enough as it is. Maybe his SISs go up, but I mean, no lottery and his assists are gone. Like he's just not, yeah. I don't know what's going on. I don't really know what's happening with the nine for Butler nine K. So, uh, again, tournament play, good spot against Atlanta. He can always just decide to take over a game. You know, like he's that guy.
Speaker 1 00:27:52 He is, he is so weird when it comes to that. Like, he's so
Speaker 0 00:27:55 Weird. He's just preserving his energy for the playoffs. That's just what he's, he's realizing he need to get there. That he doesn't have to be LeBron right now. Right. Where, you know, LeBron has to physically carry the Lakers to victories. You know, Butler can if he has to, but he is, he's not going
Speaker 1 00:28:09 To, I mean, they're the seven seeds, so they need to, you know, I'm not saying they're not gonna make it, but like
Speaker 0 00:28:14 They've been just, they've been without so many guys this year. So like, they're just like taking it easy. I think
Speaker 1 00:28:19 That's Brooklyn. If they were to win like the win that like, um, the play in tournament. Yeah. That's Brooklyn in the first round. Like you don't want Brooklyn in the
Speaker 0 00:28:28 First round. You would, you would at least not think you'd want Brooklyn in the first round.
Speaker 1 00:28:31 Right.
Speaker 0 00:28:31 The hell. Right. True. Um, Mobley at 63 is fine. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>, uh, you know, you mentioned that uh, his price actually been this low last couple slates. I just remember him being like seven K and like there's no way I'm playing Mobley. But at 63, if he is gonna gimme 33 fantasy points, he falls right into that range. Fine. Yeah, it's fine. Um, good spot for him there. Uh, if Draymond plays at 62, I mean the steals have been back for him, which is nice. You and I were complaining about that earlier in the year with Draymond where it's like, where's the defensive numbers for him? They were just gone. Um, but, you know, eight steals now in the last two, three games rather. Um, you kind of need that cuz he is not giving you anything else outside of,
Speaker 1 00:29:10 He's just not, he's not scoring Eight points is a miracle to even see.
Speaker 0 00:29:14 Yeah. So 62 you can if you want, uh, I don't know, but Collins here against Miami. No, it's a tough spot. Vanderbilt doesn't play enough minutes, but always a tournament play. A little revenge. Revenge
Speaker 1 00:29:24 Narrative. Yeah. He's averaging 33 fancy points against them. Yeah.
Speaker 0 00:29:28 Yep. 25 minutes, 33 fancy points, eight points, 12 boards, three steals.
Speaker 1 00:29:33 <laugh>,
Speaker 0 00:29:35 Uh, NAS Reid again, if there's no gobert, we we know he's gonna be very much pop. He's gonna be very popular. Yeah.
Speaker 1 00:29:41 He'll be the cho, he'll probably be like the C's. Play the slate.
Speaker 0 00:29:44 What do we have? Do we come in coming back here or didn't play? Um,
Speaker 1 00:29:48 I think, I just think there's no, I just don't think Golden State has an injury report. Yeah. So out so they just list everyone question. Well
Speaker 0 00:29:55 Sure, sure, sure. Um, I don't know after this though. I mean maybe Larry Nance is a dart throw. Um, you know, he is gonna play around 20 minutes
Speaker 1 00:30:05 Probably Same for lamb. Yeah. Lamb because No, no, uh, clay. So we'll probably see extra minutes out of lamb. Yeah.
Speaker 0 00:30:11 I
Speaker 1 00:30:11 Agree with, other than that, I don't know. Us is like a random dart. If
Speaker 0 00:30:17 Vans out and they go with a we a different rotation than certainly like be a Guy.
Speaker 1 00:30:23 Good luck guessing that. Right. Good luck. Guessing the 15 minutes compared to the 10. We know song and dance has been, this is as old as time with with uh, Boucher. Like it's just, it's a nightmare trying to figure out his minutes.
Speaker 0 00:30:38 Yeah. So that's it about power for it. I I don't think I'd go in much lower than like Janet McDaniels here. So, uh, center Sicom, uh, 10 k I don't mind going Shum again. Uh,
Speaker 1 00:30:50 He's in the Randall category, right? Yeah. Like it's like you can get there for sure. Well
Speaker 0 00:30:54 He's averaging 58 fantasy points in two games against the Knicks. I I think this is a good matchup for him because like Mitch, Rob can't defend him on the, on the, on the wing. Right. So it's
Speaker 1 00:31:04 Like he had 50, he had 52 actual against him in the first matchup.
Speaker 0 00:31:08 Yeah.
Speaker 1 00:31:08 So he didn't do anything the latest, the most recent time they played. Sure. But he's also in like this, uh, like he's been good but like statistically like there's not like double digit rebound games. The assists have been like, and he's not getting steals where like he used, I feel like he used to be better in all these categories. He's just like scoring more.
Speaker 0 00:31:30 Yeah.
Speaker 1 00:31:31 Which, but that doesn't help us at 10 K. We need everything. Like this is like when Devonta sa bonus is ten six last night, it's like, well you need triple double out of bonus. Cause he doesn't get blocks and steals. So we kind of need Yeah,
Speaker 0 00:31:42 He hasn't had 50 fancy points since December 29th. So,
Speaker 1 00:31:45 And again, we both think he can do it and it's, he's firmly in play. It's just like I, for me, he fits in the, in the Randall category where like you can definitely get there. They're both, they have slate breaking upside. Um, but is it necessary? I, I'm not totally sure.
Speaker 0 00:32:04 Uh, bams at 87, uh, he's been very good. We should mention Capella's been upgraded to Questionable for today. So maybe he's back for Atlanta. You know, he is missed a lot of time, so unlikely he plays full minutes. But, um, does that deter you at all from Bam? Does Hero coming back deter you at all from Bam?
Speaker 1 00:32:20 I don't think anything really deters me from this version of bam. I, I think bams been pretty awesome so, um, no I just, I think the only thing that would deter me is the price and like better options at center.
Speaker 0 00:32:34 Yep. I'm gonna do there, um, other guys down in the mid-tier range here. I think they have to give Vallan Choni minutes today. Right. Like Mobley and, and Allen. You think Mobley and Allen, right? You gotta, you gotta stick him out there for 30.
Speaker 1 00:32:47 Dude, he has been awesome.
Speaker 0 00:32:49 Yeah.
Speaker 1 00:32:51 Of late. Oh and every matchup that he's played extended minutes, he has been awesome. Yeah. So,
Speaker 0 00:32:58 But hey, I think, I think, yeah, I think you gotta give him, give him the, the
Speaker 1 00:33:02 Minutes. I would hope to. I hope so.
Speaker 0 00:33:03 <laugh> um, Gobert is in really good against Utah averaging 15 and 18 against him. So can certainly run Gobert if he's active. Yep. Uh, at 74. Jared Allen at 59 I think is a good price tag. Valentini doesn't play defense. He doesn't block shots. No. Like it, so I, I'm good with Jared Allen out there at 59. I think this is a really good price tag. Adam,
Speaker 1 00:33:22 I am completely unsure why he's this price. Um, I think
Speaker 0 00:33:27 There's a late size thing. I think they're just, they have to make it easier to build a lineup
Speaker 1 00:33:33 And the algorithm factoring in his, uh, the game he left with an injury,
Speaker 0 00:33:37 But then again, yeah, then again he is in 61 and 6k the last, but like his price keeps dropping. He goes 49 points, they drop him a hundred bucks, he goes 34, they drop him a hundred bucks. So, um, yeah, really like Jared Allen today,
Speaker 1 00:33:48 This feels like a two, this feels like a slate where two centers is like arm on the table.
Speaker 0 00:33:54 Alan's love Allen. I can play Mitchell Robinson if you want his averaging double, double against Toronto. Uh, and then Walker Castle was on the cover of the playbook today. So yeah. Um, you know, 30 minutes, 27 minutes, 32 minutes. The last three games, there's no Olin, Vanderbilt f Happy plays 25 minutes and more marketing's questionable, um, double digit rebounds in 3 0 4. The fouls have been better for him, which is great. Keeps him on the floor, get a seven block game against Orlando.
Speaker 1 00:34:22 So like, he's nuts. He had six in Memphis in 23 minutes, a couple games before that. He's nuts.
Speaker 0 00:34:29 Uh, in two games against Minnesota obviously 19 minutes when 19 fantasy points he's ever seen Two blocks a game in those two games against Minnesota in 19 minutes. So, um, obviously Gobert plays, that's a tougher spot for him. But, um, you know, if Gobert doesn't play him versus Nas Reed feels like a big win for Walker Kessler here. So, um, yeah, I ca I think Kessler's probably my lineup anyways today.
Speaker 1 00:34:54 I feel like the Gobert thing wouldn't, may, maybe it would impact him offensively, but like defensively, like he'll just be around the rim more now's reading can dribble and like shoot. Sure. Where like Gobert is just gonna literally be in the painted area, right? Yeah. Like he's, that's all he does. So I don't know. This feels like a pretty good spot for Kessler either way. Of course he's gonna have four fouls at halftime <laugh>, but um, it does feel like a good spot.
Speaker 0 00:35:19 Yeah. Well you mean who knows right? Have anything Ever's just driving into the paint every day. It's,
Speaker 1 00:35:24 I'm just, I'm ready for it. I'm, I'm ready to be let down.
Speaker 0 00:35:26 Uh, they only played gaffer 17 minutes against the Knicks. I'm not really sure why Two foul didn't get hurt. Just 17 minutes.
Speaker 1 00:35:32 Yeah, because, uh, they hate up, they hate us. They hate the guys that we like Bushe gaffer. It just is what it's
Speaker 0 00:35:41 Um, I have no other centers though.
Speaker 1 00:35:43 No, that I don't think there's, I don't think there's anyone else.
Speaker 0 00:35:46 Um, AUA played 28 minutes.
Speaker 1 00:35:49 Oh. So maybe that's who would start where they would just play, they play Precious at center and um,
Speaker 0 00:35:58 Why did he play 28 minutes
Speaker 1 00:36:00 Van left and Oh, that's and Gary Trent.
Speaker 0 00:36:04 Oh, he played 20,
Speaker 1 00:36:06 Only played 20. Okay. Van played 26 minutes and Trent played 20.
Speaker 0 00:36:10 Okay.
Speaker 1 00:36:11 So if they started Precious 3,300, that's, um, yeah, that's so yeah. Good a price. I
Speaker 0 00:36:17 Agree. Um, good to know. Both. It's unfortunately both he and Yakima centers. But, um, all right. Let's, uh, let's figure out what we're doing here. Where, where we're going. Are we spending up on any of the top three guys?
Speaker 1 00:36:31 I don't think so.
Speaker 0 00:36:33 Okay. Where do we begin our lineup then?
Speaker 1 00:36:38 I mean, I'm gonna say name that you don't want me to say. You
Speaker 0 00:36:41 Say Donovan Mitchell <laugh>.
Speaker 1 00:36:45 I mean Edward, I think Edwards is for sure. Yeah. Right. Like Yep.
Speaker 0 00:36:50 Edwards an 80.
Speaker 1 00:36:51 Sure. And on our board, like
Speaker 0 00:36:54 How put him in the lineup? I've said it, as long as he is in 8,300 against Utah,
Speaker 1 00:36:59 There's no reason he is this cheap. I don't know. Um, I like Mitchell, but like, I don't want our, I don't want our subscriber base to just,
Speaker 0 00:37:10 If we go Edward's marketing, it's 5,300 a player.
Speaker 1 00:37:14 We just don't know. Both of 'em are gonna sit today.
Speaker 0 00:37:17 Yeah. We gotta build a lineup up.
Speaker 1 00:37:19 Yeah. We don't care that, that
Speaker 0 00:37:21 We have.
Speaker 1 00:37:21 So, and we go Kessler and Walker. Kessler at Center. Yeah,
Speaker 0 00:37:24 Walker Kessler at Center. I mean, this game
Speaker 1 00:37:27 Kessler
Speaker 0 00:37:28 Have the highest, uh, game total or
Speaker 1 00:37:30 What? Yeah, it's, yeah, that and
Speaker 0 00:37:31 Um, clay Thompson officially ruled out. We knew that one already. We didn't get some more information here or what's the
Speaker 1 00:37:36 Deal? Is that the official news just now? Yeah, we should then. Yeah, we probably should get, we're probably going to get Mar Golden State is Oh
Speaker 0 00:37:43 Fine. We'll see.
Speaker 1 00:37:44 Unless I was just delayed. Unless I was just delayed,
Speaker 0 00:37:47 Delayed notification.
Speaker 1 00:37:49 Could have been. Yeah. Just like he was ruled out last night and um, we're getting that note, note from Underdog Fantasy as of right now. So they could just be, uh,
Speaker 0 00:37:59 Deandre 147.
Speaker 1 00:38:01 Yep. Mm-hmm.
Speaker 0 00:38:04 <affirmative> put in the power forward for now. Uh, so that gives us 56 for a point Guard, guard, Ford and Utility. Let's see here. Uh, D dv, is that 54? That's good. D D V.
Speaker 1 00:38:23 Yep. Stephan, Steph Curry will play.
Speaker 0 00:38:28 Okay. Iggy out. Yeah, we're getting all this now here.
Speaker 1 00:38:34 So Andre go out.
Speaker 0 00:38:37 Um, all right. If steps in, do you, does that change anything for you?
Speaker 1 00:38:43 Um,
Speaker 0 00:38:43 Would you take out marketing and go Curry Edwards is the top build?
Speaker 1 00:38:48 I don't know.
Speaker 0 00:38:50 Um, doesn't actually change in terms of the money we have available. It's about the same, so
Speaker 1 00:38:55 Yeah. I mean, if you'd rather do that, that's fine. There's probably more
Speaker 0 00:38:58 Value at that. What do you think is, there's,
Speaker 1 00:39:00 There's probably more value at the forward spots and plus it's more, we don't know if, uh, Lori's even gonna play.
Speaker 0 00:39:07 Sure.
Speaker 1 00:39:08 Curry, we just got official word that Curry is going to play. Sure. Marking and didn't even play last game. So, you know, could end up top
Speaker 0 00:39:14 And four, 4:00 PM game, you know, so could,
Speaker 1 00:39:16 Could, yeah. And the late night Hammer late. The late late afternoon. Late late afternoon Hammer. Yeah. Late
Speaker 0 00:39:22 Afternoon. All right. So I got Curry Edwards, D D v Hunter Kessler, it's 53, about 5,400 a player for a guard for in utility. Did we have, I know there wasn't a lot of value, but did we have anybody down here that you want you, like, you kind of like the dart throw and Alvarado you said?
Speaker 1 00:39:41 I mean, I, I just think they need him on the floor and if, if any time Jose Alvarado's needed, it's against Donovan Mitchell and Darius Scarlet. Sure. It feels like a spot where they're like, all right dude, just play 30 minutes today. Like, good luck out there.
Speaker 0 00:39:56 Um, so that's a 6K for a Ford in a util.
Speaker 1 00:39:59 Um, Hey Jared, Allen's 59. Yeah, let's go Allen. I dunno if we wanted to go Jared, Allen
Speaker 0 00:40:03 Stello Center, Allen 59, then we got a a 6,200 Ford, um,
Speaker 1 00:40:09 Stray on. But
Speaker 0 00:40:11 Struse, Vanderbilt, Kyle Anderson,
Speaker 1 00:40:14 I mean, the answer is easy. If Gobert doesn't play, we just pivot to Nasry and then we
Speaker 0 00:40:19 Have like, oh, we get, we can do a $6,000 guard as well. Uh, Oladipo Dodi,
Speaker 1 00:40:28 Uh, like
Speaker 0 00:40:30 Quickly.
Speaker 1 00:40:32 I wanna say yes, and I wanna say, I don't have any idea what's gonna happen with Miami, with Tyler Hero back. I don't, I like, I know Ola Depot's been playing, we've talked about it like Ola Depot's been playing 30 minutes, so I don't know. We can,
Speaker 0 00:40:48 We can, uh, if we wanted to go back to marketing our recovery, we have $7,200 for a guard position, uh, which is Clarkson and we just gamest Stack Clarkson, uh, Kessler Kesler Market and Anthony Edwards.
Speaker 1 00:41:04 I'm not against it. And there could be more because we're obviously, uh, we're obviously going to pivot to Naza if that news came, comes out. That Colbert's out,
Speaker 0 00:41:16 Right? Yep. Uh, ba ba ba. So is that it? We gonna take out Carri, throw Clarkson back in there and we go mark it in.
Speaker 1 00:41:24 Yeah, that's fine. Okay.
Speaker 0 00:41:25 Clarkson Edwards, Dienzo Hunter, Kesser Alvarado, mark, and, and Allens the lineup here. Playbook's already out. Uh, get us some discord. If you have any questions, core plays will be out shortly.
Speaker 1 00:41:36 3:00 PM lock, don't forget, 3:00 PM Eastern Lock.
Speaker 0 00:41:40 Yep, James and I will be back and we'll talk to you all later.