Hit it Mick.
“Oh a storm is threat’ning
my very life today….”
Though the city of Baltimore is on lockdown, and I am confined to a curfew, JR the Shark will still lock in his lineup. Like the situation in Charm City, sometimes things are just out of the Sharks control. I finished 12th in last weeks NBA Fanduel. (Please see results below). These results are a bit misleading because of the performance of Mike Dunleavy. The Small Forward posted a Fanduel score of -1 points. In the words of the man, the myth, the legend, Chris Berman @The_ChrisBerman C’mon Man!! If Dunleavy were to drop anywhere around his average the Shark would have finished in the top 5. But hey, if the Shark had last weeks lotto numbers he would be a millionaire. So we cannot talk in hypotheticals.
- Just like Billy Joel, some teams will be Movin’ Out after these games. The Shark will be playing attention to teams facing elimination and will roll with players that I believe will lead their teams to the next round, or save their teams from being knocked out.
- How about those minutes? The Spurs have a Socialist mentality with the distribution of their minutes, which it makes it tough for me to incorporate them into my Fanduel lineup. (See their distribution below). This strategy works well for them as a team AKA why the Shark picked them to repeat as World Champions. With that said, be aware of this for Fanduel purposes.
Point Guard Derrick Rose $7,700 CHI @ MIL
This should not come as a surprise. Rose is too much of a competitor to have two terrible games in a row. He will bounce back tonight and lead the Bulls to a win to close out the series.
Point Guard Tony Parker $4,900 LAC @ SA
What ankle!? I know he is banged up but with his price that low he is a must play. The Spurs big three always shows up int the big games. They will win tonight with a solid collaborative performance.
Small Guard Joe Johnson $6,700 ATL @ BKN
Joey J is just too consistent. I know exactly where he will score. Expect low to mid 30’s with Fanduel points. He will play a lot of minutes as the Nets look to avoid elimination.
Small Guard Kyle Korver $5,400 ATL @ BKN
I can say I am shocked his price is still where it is. Korver has been a beast this post season. Not only is he hitting his shots but he is also a presence in the paint snagging a bunch of boards.
Small Forward Khris Middleton $6,700 CHI @ MIL
Midd is the offensive focal point of the Bucks. He leads the squad in scoring this post season. With the injury to Carter-Williams, Middleton will get even more looks.
Small Forward DeMarre Carroll $6,100 ATL @ BKN
I keep taking this guy and he keeps performing. My father always taught me if it ain’t broken, then don’t fix it.
*Power Forward Boris Diaw $5,000 LAC @ SA
Power Forward Pau Gasol $8,500 CHI @ MIL
Rose to Gasol. I took both with hopes of doubling up on points when Rose assists Gasol and vice versa. Gasol is the main offensive big man since Noah is a non-factor on that side of the ball.
Center DeAndre Jordan $9,000 LAC @ SA
Not Michael, DeAndre. I expect a big night in the paint for him. As the focus keeps shifting towards Griffen, Jordan will be able to capitalize.
*Steal of the night. The big boy. Boris Diaw. I love what I have been seeing from this guy. He has been playing great this post season. The Spurs and coach Pop are utilizing him more because of match-ups. Diaw has been getting a lot of Splitters playing time and I expect that to continue. He will put up a solid performance especially at $5,000. He is so damn versatile.
Scrub of the Week
Chris Paul AKA CP3 AKA Cliff Paul is your scrub of the week. Paul is priced at $10,400, this is a bit too much for my liking. Your defending champions, the Spurs, will close this series out at home tonight. The Clippers have been relying on Paul way too much and I see him being fatigued going into tonights game. Spurs win, Paul loses.
Lock it in.
-JR the Shark