Fantasy NBA Basketball Playoffs Game 7 Preview

Well this is it. The ultimate and last game of the 2015-2016 in the best possible win or go home scenario any NBA fans could imagine. This Fantasy NBA Basketball Playoffs Game 7 Preview is brought you by FanPicks where you can participate in the only available Fantasy Cross Sports contests. Will the Cavs go for a 3rd win in a row in the tough Oracle arena this Sunday or it
The suspense and intensity nearing this matchup couldn’t get any higher. Will the Golden State Warriors find a way to end the Cavaliers momentum and scare of being the first team in NBA Finals history to bust a 3-1 advantage? Or will the Cavaliers be able to make an historic comeback and shut down many critics by winning its first ever title?

The pressure is immense for both teams but a defeat, despite having an exceptional record breaking season for the Golden State Warriors will be a dagger in their heart.

On another note, this is the closest Cleveland fans have come to a championship in 52 years. The city championship drought in all sports can come to an end of the Cavaliers keep the same momentum they’ve had the past 2 games.

The Warriors however have been on the brink of winning a back to back championship for 2 games in a row and the pressure in not becoming the team who blew a 3-1 lead in NBA Finals after exceeding expectations all year long.

This will be none other than a classic matchup between the 2 NBA super stardoms, Lebron James and Stephen Curry. The past 2 games have been very different from the previous 3, with shots not falling for the defending champs at the same rate as the regular season and most of the postseason.

All Warriors have expressed the extreme disappointment they’d feel if they were unable to as champs, so look for them to come out focus and flying today.

Despite Curry putting 30 pts in Game 6, James poured in 41 pts for the 2nd straight contest. This ecstatic performance made Lebron joined the elite group of Jerry West, Michael Jordan, Rick Barry and Shaquille O’Neal as the only players ever to score 40 more points in consecutive games.

However, for the Cavs, the real threat comes not only from the Splash Brothers Curry and Thompson, but dominance from Draymond Green and the bench at times makes it an heavier task to overcome.

The Warriors definitely know all about overcoming a 3-1 deficit after defeating miraculously the Thunder in the Western Finals in 7 games. The composure and output from everyone on the team is critical at this point.
The bench has to perform the same way they did all throughout the season as well as early playoff games to stop the Cavaliers at this rate. With Draymond Green missing game 5 and Andrew Bogut out on a season adversity, Steve Kerr’s squad will have to play like champions to retain their crown and put an end to the Cavaliers’ tenacy and hunger for a win.

 

Look for this game to be a tight game but with the Warriors taking advantage of their depth and home court advantage to finish off a spectacular year.

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NBA Fantasy Basketball Draft Top Picks

NBA Finals Game 6

The NBA Finals resumes Thursday night with Game 6. The Cleveland Cavaliers will fight to stay alive and try to push the Golden State Warriors to an ultimate Game 7. The Cavs staved off elimination Monday winning 112-97 in Golden State. This was the Warriors first home loss during the playoffs and third this entire season. As the momentum shifted in Cleveland’s favor? Don’t say that to the Warriors who looks to repeat the exact same scenario as last year, winning the championship in 6 games at Quickens Loan Arena. The table is set for the NBA fantasy basketball draft tonight, time to play FanPick’s Cross-Sports Grand-Jam (click to play) and select your winning lineup!

Top Draft Picks

Player Pos Team Last Game FP Last 2 Games FP Avg Last 4 Games FP Avg Last 10 Games FP Avg
LeBron James F CLE 58.5 47.2 42.5 39
Kyrie Irving G CLE 41.5 37.5 30.2 28.2
Stephen Curry G GSW 31 29.2 26.3 29.4
Klay Thompson G GSW 30.5 21.8 20.4 22.7
Andre Iguodala F CLE 28.5 20.3 19.7 17.1
Draymond Green F GSW 25 25.8 26.8 24.8
Tristan Thompson C CLE 21.5 20.5 18.7 15.3
Harrison Barnes F GSW 12 19.5 16.4 13.9
Shaun Livingston G GSW 11.5 11 13.5 10.3
JR Smith G CLE 10.5 15 11.9 13.3
Richard Jefferson F CLE 8.5 11.3 10.5 9.6
Iman Shumpert G CLE 6.5 5.3 4.4 5
Festus Ezeli C GSW 5.5 1.8 3.5 5
Kevin Love F CLE 5.5 8.8 16.8 19.1
Marreese Speights C GSW 5 3.2 2.4 5
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NBA Fantasy Basketball Draft Notables

  • Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will miss the rest of the finals due to a left knee injury he suffered during last game. He will not need surgery though.
  • Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green will be back for Game 6 after serving a one game suspension for his below-the-belt hit on LeBron James.
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Fantasy Basketball Draft Top Picks

June 10th 2016

The NBA Finals resumes Friday, with the Golden State Warriors leading the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-1. The Cavs weren’t going to give up easy after losing the first two game. LeBron James & co. bounce back in huge fashion defeating the Warriors 120-90. A win tonight at home is once again so important for Cleveland, with 2 out of the next three games in Golden State. Here’s a look at the Game 4 fantasy basketball draft (click to play) top picks!

Player Pos Team Last Game FP Last Two Game FP Avg Last Four Game FP Avg Last Ten Game FP Avg
LeBron James F CLE 41 37.3 37.9 36.4
Kyrie Irving G CLE 34.5 24.3 27.2 25.6
Tristan Thompson C CLE 24.5 18.8 16 14.9
JR Smith G CLE 24 12.8 13.8 13
Harrison Barnes F GSW 24 15.8 14.6 13.4
Richard Jefferson F CLE 18.5 12.3 11 8.9
Draymond Green F GSW 18 28.5 28 24.9
Stephen Curry G GSW 17 20.3 28.3 29.9
Shaun Livingston G GSW 12 15.5 12.1 9.8
Klay Thompson G GSW 10.5 15.7 21.8 23.2
Andre Iguodala F GSW 10 15.8 15.1 15
Leandro Barbosa G GSW 10 10.7 6.9 5.4
Kevin Love F CLE 7.5 21.7 21.3 22.6
Iman Shumpert G CLE 7.5 4.5 3.6 6.3
Andrew Bogut C GSW 5.5 10.5 10 11.5
Marreese Speights C GSW 4.5 2.3 2.3 5.4
Jordan McRae G CLE 4 14.7 10.1 5.4
Mo Williams G CLE 4 2.3 1.5 2
Anderson Varejao F GSW 4 3.2 2.1 2.9
Timofey Mozgov C CLE 3.5 4.2 4.5 3

Fantasy Basketball Draft Notables

  • LeBron Jame s and Kyrie Irving combined for 62 points in game 3.
  • Kevin Love (concussion) will once again be a game time decision. He was part of the morning practice with the team Friday morning.
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Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup & Value Picks

With just four NBA games on the schedule, assembling your daily fantasy basketball lineup can be a task. You never want to rely too much on one team to produce, but sometimes the matchup points you in that direction regardless.

The first game tips-off at 7:30 pm (est) with the Hawks facing off against the Raptors. Kyle Lowry was a major target but he is probably the most expensive PG in your pool, play him if you can afford him.

The big game is at 10:30 pm (est), when the Cleveland Cavaliers walk into Los Angeles to face the Lakers. Kobe Bryant is listed as a game-time decision for his last date with Lebron James.

James and Kawhi Leonard lead this lineup in the star department, with a lot of pressure on the latter to perform. Leonard let owners down last time out with a sub-par showing (for his price tag), and needs to rebound with a 40+ fantasy point game tonight.

Kyrie Irving may be in the next tier of players but I’m expecting him to play like the elite in this game. The Cavaliers gaurd has had a terrific last two games and should at least match that production against the Lakers.

Value Picks

 

Nikola Jokic – Pau Gasol will put the most daily fantasy basketball points on the board tonight, but Jokic is a great value. With slim pickins’ at the center spot Jokic’s production versus price tag is incontestable.

Taj Gibson –  He isn’t exactly Mr. Consistency, but 33 and 21.4 fantasy points in his last two games provides hope. He played 38 and 37 minutes in those games respectively, a large bump in usage compared to the norm for the Bulls forward.

Tristan Thompson – Another Cav I know, but Thompson is capable of big games from time to time. His inclusion over more expensive options allowed me to afford a more balanced team across the board, so I’m rolling the dice on the Canadian at this cap hit ($4600).

Here is the rest of the lineup for this evening’s contests.

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Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Picks

FanPicks presents our daily fantasy basketball value picks once again. Important note: This isn’t necessarily an optimal lineup for you to use (though we do quite well), but rather Value Picks and Targets that could help put you over the top of your DFS contest. In order to win your daily fantasy basketball contest you need to maximize your spending and get the right formula for victory. As you can see I still have a healthy $100 leftover, so use this roster as a fantasy aid to assemble your dream team.

  • My Roster

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Reggie Jackson tops off our list, fittingly so because he is our highest paid player tonight. At $6500 that isn’t much to be your pinnacle, but we went with a balanced approach and no real cheapies.

Dragic and Deng should pick up where they left off last game, picking up the slack for their injured Heat bredren. Avery Bradley has five 20-point performances since January 22, and can rack up boards, assists and steals too.

Kyle Lowry is a great option tonight as well.

Jabari Parker has been rolling and is a ultra-popular in daily fantasy circles these days. He put up a season high 34.5 FP last game and should continue tonight. His price tag makes him a must-start even if he can’t repeat to that extent.

Lakers, Julius Randle scored 50.5 FP in his last two outings combined, while D’Angelo Russell recently learned he will be starting for the rest of the season. His bump in minutes should boost his confidence so his worth the gamble as he fits snuggly into the lineup.

Big-men Tristan Thompson and Ian Mahinmi were prime Value Picks. Thompson will be more heavily owned as he has been averaging 26.8 FPPG over his last three and is the bigger name, but Mahinmi has also been averaging 26 FPPG (last 2 games) and provides a nice deal at $5200.

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