DraftStreet Fantasy Spin, April 30, 2014: Gotta Love the Hedge

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Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues Well, so much for yesterday’s theory — that the Clippers would be so wiped out from the Donald Sterling scandal, it would be a good night to go hard on the Warriors. But I am getting smarter as I move through my second week of fantasy writing (don’t ask). Understanding that my predictions are sometimes light years off, I fielded a hedge team in

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DraftStreet Fantasy Spin: April 29, 2014: The Sterling Factor

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Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues The Los Angeles Clippers weren’t mentally prepared for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Golden State Warriors, and it showed in their inattentiveness to defense in the first quarter. Will we see more of the same tonight in Game 5? That is my expectation, and I am going to try to use the Donald Sterling controversy to my advantage in the DraftStreet

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Draft Street Fantasy Spin, April 28, 2014: Piling on Donald Sterling’s Team

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Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues I don’t imagine Donald Sterling will be in attendance tomorrow night when the Clippers and Warriors play Game 5, and I expect Sterling’s team will put up a much better fight than they did Sunday in Oakland. But you know what else? I think the Clippers are finished mentally as a result of the Sterling scandal, and I am using that theory as

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Draft Street Fantasy Spin, April 27, 2014: Going big with Dwight, DeAndre

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Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues OK, so I have now learned my lesson about keying all of my fantasy teams to one player. And unless that player goes off like LaMarcus Aldridge, it is a risky proposition. I put Luis Scola on all of my teams Saturday in DraftStreet’s two-day fantasy contests, believing that Pacers coach Frank Vogel would utilize the Argentinian forward/center in place of the ineffective Roy

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DraftStreet Fantasy Spin, April 26, 2014: All-in on Luis Scola

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Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues So my first week as the fill-in fantasy writer is getting better. Two of my six teams in the Thursday-Friday contests finished in the money, and a third just missed. Furthermore, I have two teams in the $11 entry league for Friday-Saturday that are performing well. Unfortunately, or maybe not, one of those teams has Kendrick Perkins on it. Why do I say maybe not? Because

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Draft Street Fantasy Spin, April 25, 2014

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I gave you the head’s up on Luis Scola, and I hope you put him into play with some good players. And after the latest no show from Roy Hibbert, I advise you to double down on the big Argentinian for Game 4. He might just move into the starting lineup. Indiana needs a boost from someone now that they trail the Atlanta Hawks 2-1 in their best-of-7 series, and Scola is available at the bargain basement price of $7,333. He

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DraftStreet Fantasy Spin, April 24, 2014

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Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues Tonight we have a quandary. There are six games from which to choose players, so there needs to be a strategy that accounts for so many choices. So today, I will make like the fantasy player “youdacao” — a player I see on the leaderboards almost every single night. I don’t know how much money “youdacao” puts into play on DraftStreet each night, but it

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DraftStreet Fantasy Spin, April 23, 2014

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Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues The price tag on LaMarcus Aldridge has risen since yesterday, with the Portland Trail Blazers forward going from $18,940 to $19,421. That’s what’ll happen when an astounding 52 percent of the entrants in DraftStreet’s two-day playoff fantasy tournament snatch up the player who had the most productive Game 1 of any NBA player. Aldridge went off for 46 points and 18 rebounds in Portland’s

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