Head-to-head caught on and passed Roto in popularity because it has a bit more action over the long NBA season. While both are games of skill, luck plays a larger part in H2H success, as it’s really a series of one-week “seasons.”
If you’re a fan of action, enjoy testing your skill and understand that a basketball takes weird bounces sometimes, even H2H moves at a glacial pace compared to daily leagues. FanDuel offers one-day salary cap points leagues, which are challenging and fun. The $1,000 Tournament for Sheridan Hoops readers closes at 7:00 EDT this Wednesday.
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Injury News You Can Use
Eric Gordon (knee) did contact drills and participated in a short scrimmage yesterday, says John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. While coach Monty Williams remains non-commital, it sounds like Gordon might play limited minutes in Wednesday’s opening game. Teammate Austin Rivers (ankle) is OK.
Kobe Bryant (foot) is limping and has yet to practice. He’s had an MRI and is officially day-to-day. The Lakers’ 4-game slate this week (starting with a back-to-back) is a blessing and a curse to Kobe owners who must set weekly lineups. I would use him — his pain threshold is legendary — but don’t be surprised if he’s not himself, or sits out at least one game.
Chris Kaman (calf) will travel with the Mavs for their first two games, which doesn’t guarantee he’ll play. Dallas signed Eddy Curry to help up front until Kaman is 100%.
Jeff Teague (ankle) and Zaza Pachulia (ankle) aren’t certain to play the first Hawks game. Whether he starts at PG or SG, Devin Harris could be useful.
Kirk Hinrich (groin) may not be 100%, but we expect him to give it a try. The only backup PG for the Bulls is Nate Robinson, making him a decent Week 1 streamer if Hinrich can’t go, or plays limited minutes.