$50K Mon NBA Swat Winning Lineup For December 8, 2014
The Winning Lineup Of "ogchapa87"
Last night’s winning team was right on point and scored an amazing 395.5 fantasy points. Each and every player on the team scored over 30, four players had at least 40 (Paul, Teague, Pierce, Horford), 1 player had over 50 (Griffin), and one even topped 60 (Bledsoe). The winning team had a double double (Paul) as well as a triple double (Bledsoe). Moreover, the final score of the winning team was 10.9 fantasy points higher than the nearest competitor. Now that is how you stake a claim to the first place prize money! Congrats of the highest order is due to be given to “ogchapa87.”
Of course, because my team was not the winning team, I want to – like I do every night – examine precisely why this winning team did so well, while I scored over 308.5 and barely made it into the money.
Point Guard # 1: C. Paul – Everyone knew this was going to be a high scoring game. With a final score of PHO 120 and LAC 121, it certainly lived up to its expectations. Paul played a major part in that scoring as he contributed 42.4 fantasy points with 20 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds, and 1 steal. Paul had three turnovers which is to be expected when handling the ball as much as he does.
Point Guard # 2: J. Teague – Unlike Millsap who had a miserable day, Teague once again turned in a solid performance. Heading into the game, it was predicted to be a blow out and it was. However, rather than lose playing time, Teague simply continued to put up number and ended with 40.1. He had 21 points, 7 assists, 3 steals, 3 rebounds and only committed 1 turnover.
Shooting Guard # 1: E. Bledsoe – Bledsoe played in the late game last night so all eyes were on him. He must love the limelight because he had his best night of the year. For me personally, it was probably the best score line of the year for all players, not just Bledsoe. In messing around into a triple double – yes, it was a good day! – Bledsoe had 67.2 (which would have exceeded 70 but for the five turnovers he had), including 27 points, 16 assists, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2 steals. The game when into overtime and Bledsoe squeezed every point he could from the extra time.
Shooting Guard # 2: D. Waiters – When Irving got into foul trouble early, I could almost hear a collective sigh of frustration from thousands and thousands of fantasy coaches. However, back in the distance, 1.5% of the coaches were cheering their heads off as Waiters got some serious play time and stepped up in a major way. Scoring an amazing 39.2 fantasy points on a salary of $3,900, Waiters had 26 points, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, and 1 rebound, while not committing a single turnover.
Small Forward # 1: A. Wiggins – Another under-priced star on the winning team was Wiggins, who donated a solid 30.2. Because his salary was only $5,400, that is over six times return on investment, and certainly is part of the reason this team won it all. Wiggins had 21 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 turnovers.
Small Forward # 2: P. Pierce – One of the starts of the night was Pierce. Not only did the game go into double overtime, Pierce was on fire early and often. He completed the night with a robust 43.9, including 28 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and a turnover. Almost immediately it was apparent that Pierce was going to have a good night and he finished exactly the way he started.
Power Forward # 1: K. Humphries – While Humphries was a smart play, especially with the Washington lineup going in to the game, the double overtime and extra minutes allowed him to put up a huge scoring total of 30.8. At his salary of $4,400, 20.3% of the owners around the league were overjoyed at their brilliance in starting him. Humphries ended with 17 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block and 3 turnovers, just one rebound shy of a double double.
Power Forward # 2: B. Griffin – Blake Griffin was a man on fire last night. It seemed like he simply could not miss, including from three-point land a fraction of a second before the buzzer sounded for the game winner. Although expensive at $9,500, Griffin was worth every penny last night as he had 56.6 fantasy points, including 45 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steals, and only 3 turnovers.
Center: A. Horford – Another solid play was Horford, who stepped up when Millsap started sucking. He ended the night with 45.1 fantasy points, which consisted of 25 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 2 turnovers.
$60K Tue NBA Swat December 9, 2014 Lineup
On the heels of a nice victory last night – I cashed, therefore it was a victory – I have decided to put together a team that has a similar feel as last night’s team. I sure hope the results are at least as good as they were last night.
Point Guard # 1: Cory Joseph – Getting the start for the injured Tony Parker, his $4,700 salary is just what the doctor ordered, especially since Patty Mills is still sidelined. While there is not a lot to go on, both times Joseph has got the start recently, he has performed very well, logging 33 minutes in one game (and contributing 32.3 fantasy points), and 34 minutes in the other game (and providing 29.6 fantasy points). I would estimate that Joseph will be worth a solid 25+ points tonight so he has earned a spot in my starting rotation.
Point Guard # 2: Kyrie Irving – He was horrible last night but got into foul trouble and only served 28 minutes. As such, I am thinking he will be fresh tonight and ready to get back to old self. Except for last night, he has contributed over 30 fantasy points in nine out of his last ten games, with three of those games over 40. Tonight should be another 40+ performance.
Shooting Guard # 1: Monta Ellis – In his last ten games, he has produced at least 30+ fantasy points eight different times and 40+ three times. I like stats like that so I am going to roll with him against Dallas, despite the fact that his salary is now $7,800 and there are some cheaper alternatives.
Shooting Guard # 2: Eric Bledsoe – He will probably break my heart tonight but I he has earned a chance to repeat last night’s performance. While he won’t get almost 70 points again because it’s unlikely he will get to play 45 minutes tonight, I would speculate that 35+ is possible. My only other option (with the salary I have left) is Tyreke Evans. However, he is currently on my “do not start” list for the million times he has under-performed when I need him the most.
Small Forward # 1: Nicolas Batum – In his last four games, he is averaging over 30 points. At a salary of $6,700 that is enough for me. While it is unlikely that he’ll get into the 40 range, I do think his floor is 25 so he is a good play tonight.
Small Forward # 2: Tayshaun Prince – Do not ask! I have no idea why I am playing him other than as a gut feeling. However, the last two games he has hit the court for some serious minutes and has performed decently. If he gets near 30 minutes tonight, I would guestimate that he will score 25+ fantasy points. Since his salary is $3,500, I will be dancing.
Power Forward # 1: LaMarcus Aldridge – Even at $9,700, this guy is a total stud. He is going to be tonight’s Bledsoe and bring home 60+ points.
Power Forward # 2: Amar’e Stoudemire – It did not take long for his salary to shoot up to $6,300. However, as he is averaging over 30 fantasy points during the last six games, I am willing to pay it. Besides, New York is playing the Pelicans so I want to get in on all of the action that is going to happen.
Center: Omer Asik – His salary is $5,300. He will get 25+ fantasy points. Any questions?