Rank #1: 2018-19 Fantasy Mock Draft Pod 1
Mike Gallagher and Jonas Nader dive in on a mock draft from Sept. 21.
It was a savvy group of drafters with most of them taking some of our favorite fliers.
There are some overarching lessons we'll talk about from this edition and break down tiers while we draft.
This was fun and we'll do more!
The entire draft is posted in our Draft Guide.
Rank #2: Rookie Stock Watch and Recent Hot Streaks
Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer check in on the star NBA rookies, and underline why Deandre Ayton remains the top rookie to own going forward -- even over Luka Doncic and Jaren Jackson Jr. Plus, why you might be able to capitalize on the hype surrounding Doncic, and why it may be worth exercising caution on Jackson Jr. We also break down some recent hot streaks (including Jaylen Brown, Darren Collison and Justise Winslow), and try to measure just how sustainable they might be. And in Part 3 of the show, we review Matt's updated fantasy top 50, and gauge the value of Victor Oladipo and Chris Paul going forward. (You can check out Matt's fantasy top 50 on Rotoworld right here.)
Rank #3: Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 4
As Week 4 gets underway, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander pinpoint some of the best waiver wire options in fantasy hoops, with Mitchell Robinson, Josh Okogie, Justise Winslow and Shelvin Mack among the top names to consider.
(Check out Steve's Waiver Wire column on Rotoworld right here)
Rank #4: 12-Team Fantasy NBA Draft Podcast
Tommy Beer and I chat through the draft we did on Saturday night. It's a 12-team, nine-cat league with a daily format and a short bench.
Lots of strategy talk and we talk about our favorite targets.
Rank #5: Yahoo Ranks Pod Part 2
Mike Gallagher and Tommy Beer go over the Yahoo! fantasy ranks for hoops in this second edition.
We mention all of our favorite targets and some late-round sleepers. Plus, we dive into some super-deep grabs for those in 20-team leagues or deeper.
We mix in some football, as well.
Rank #6: Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 11
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run down the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy hoops, with the latest on what to make of Tyler Johnson and Derrick Jones Jr. in Miami. Plus, the outlook on a scalding hot Reggie Bullock, steady Hawks rookie Kevin Huerter and what you might be able to get from backup point guards Jeremy Lin and J.J. Barea. That and much more on this edition of the waiver wire podcast. (For more, check out the Waiver Wired column on Rotoworld right here.)
Rank #7: Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 14
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run down the top waiver wire options in fantasy basketball, stopping for a second to marvel at an impressive run from Derrick White. Plus, a trio of intriguing options in Phoenix, from defensive ace De'Anthony Melton to a suddenly efficient Josh Jackson and a scalding hot Kelly Oubre. We also consider the outlook for Derrick Jones Jr. and Bam Adebayo in the volatile Miami rotation, and consider taking a gamble on Justin Holiday with Kyle Anderson now out for an extended period. Check out Steve's Waiver Wired column on Rotoworld right here.
Rank #8: Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, Postseason Winners Podcast
The Raptors are the champs, but the big story is the Warriors lost another star with Klay Thompson tearing his ACL. We'll talk about Klay's rehab, his free agency, and what the Dubs could do in two weeks.
Plus, Kyrie Irving looks to be heading to the Nets, so we'll talk some Celtics in what could be a wild offseason for them.
Lastly, we go over our top five players who helped themselves this postseason.
There is no offseason!
Rank #9: Sept. 27 NBA Training Camp Podcast
Rank #10: Changing Rotations: Wolves, Bulls, Rockets and More
Matt Stroup and Mike Gallagher dive into some recent big changes affecting minutes, rotations and production. In Minnesota, no more Tom Thibodeau could mean a lot more chances for young guys from Tyus Jones to Josh Okogie to Dario Saric. Meanwhile, we ask whether anyone can step into Justin Holiday’s vacated high volume role in Chicago, and examine the fallout of injuries to Devin Booker, Gary Harris, Eric Gordon and Chris Paul.
Rank #11: Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 8
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run down the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy hoops, putting emphasis on a pair of young upside options on the tanking Phoenix Suns — Elie Okobo and Josh Jackson. Plus, why Emmanuel Mudiay may be worth a look (seriously) during a four-game week for the Knicks, and what to expect from fringe point guard options from Cory Joseph to Tim Frazier. (Check our Steve’s waiver wire column on Rotoworld right here.)
Rank #12: 15 Names to Watch on Waivers
Matt Stroup and Jared Johnson highlight 15 players owned in 25 percent or less of Yahoo leagues. Among them: Austin Rivers (who shouldn't be so widely available based on his recent production), DeAndre Bembry (lighting it up for the shorthanded Hawks) and Phoenix Suns rookie/high upside stash Mikal Bridges. Plus, the potential impact of Shabazz Napier for the Nets going forward.
Rank #13: Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 18
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy basketball as we fly full speed toward the All-Star break. We consider: Tyler Johnson's outlook with the Suns... why Wayne Ellington and Luke Kennard could thrive with the Pistons... the outlook for a high-upside Delon Wright as he arrives in Memphis... Jabari Parker's new reality as a dynamic fantasy contributor in Washington... why Kenrich Williams is a strong pickup even with Anthony Davis back... what makes Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell intriguing in Dallas... and the potential for young bigs Ivan Rabb and Ivica Zubac down the stretch. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Steve's Waiver Wired column right here.
Rank #14: Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups — Week 23
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run through some of the top players to add to your rosters as we fly into crunch time of the fantasy playoffs. We discuss Jalen Brunson, Tyus Jones, Emmanuel Mudiay and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, while attempting to decide what to do with Monte Morris during a four-game week for Denver. Plus, why we finally fully trust Knicks guard Damyean Dotson, and the timely emergence of Jakob Poeltl for the Spurs. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Steve's Waiver Wired column right here.
Rank #15: What We Learned in 2018-19
Steve Alexander and Ryan Knaus join Matt Stroup to discuss some big-picture fantasy takeaways from the 2018-19 season, including draft strategies for the upcoming season and an argument against having your fantasy league run all the way to the bitter end of the schedule. We also discuss the fantasy outlooks for some of the top rookies, including Trae Young, Luka Doncic and Mitchell Robinson.
Rank #16: Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups — Week 24
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander run through the top fantasy waiver pickups for Week 24, including Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, D.J. Augustin and Tyus Jones, all set for big finishes. Plus, what to expect from two Bridges — Miles and Mikal — and a couple of centers who do a lot of work in right around 20 minutes a game: Thomas Bryant and Ivica Zubac. All that and much more on this episode, and you can check out the Waiver Wired column on Rotoworld right here.
Rank #17: Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 16
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander put on their waiver helmets (whatever that means) to look at some of the top pickups in fantasy hoops. Among the topics we cover:
- The opportunity in front of Shabazz Napier with Spencer Dinwiddie sidelined;
- The opportunity in front of Tyreke Evans with Victor Oladipo done for the year;
- The rise and fall and rise of Avery Bradley;
- Potential cause for optimism for Knicks rookie Allonzo Trier;
- Cedi Osman and Alec Burks and Ante Zizic, all getting hot for the Cavs, all at a not particularly ideal time;
- Jonathan Isaac on the rise;
- and Terrance Ferguson raining 3s for OKC.
All that and much more on this episode. And you can check out Steve's Waiver Wired column right here.
Rank #18: Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 7
Matt Stroup and Raphielle Johnson look at the top waiver wire pickups in fantasy basketball heading into Week 7. Among the names we consider: Collin Sexton and Cedi Osman of the Cavs as well as two more players who are putting up big numbers on bad teams: Noah Vonleh of the Knicks and Hawks backup PG Jeremy Lin. We also look at some potential players to drop, debating whether it's time to let go of Terrence Ross, Josh Hart and Quinn Cook with Steph Curry nearing a return. (You can check out the Waiver Wired column right here.)
Rank #19: Top Fantasy Waiver Pickups - Week 3
Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at some of the top fantasy hoops waiver wire pickups, including Nemanja Bjelica, Monte Morris and Damyean Dotson. Plus, a potential blocks bonanza for Zach Collins during a five-game week for the Blazers.
Rank #20: NBA DFS Podcast for Nov. 2
There is a lot of value today, so it's almost tough to figure out who to spend up for.
We'll talk about some tasty matchups and games we're worried about as blowouts.
Plus, some second unit guys could step up on bad team. Of course, we'll break down who benefits without Donovan Mitchell.