Show Me The Money – Dream Team Tips

Well the season is nearly upon us, so you should be refining your Dreamteam in order to take home the cash. For those that have listened to the latest podcast, you would’ve heard JLee and I discussing the value tips. These cheaper players are essential to your success as if they do well, they will rise significantly in price and allow you to get more stars into your team.

Just remember that scheduling is important as you will want to have as many games each week as possible, giving you the best chance to earn bulk points. A useful tool for checking how many games players have each week can be found here https://basketballmonster.com/ScheduleGrid.aspx

Also, don’t forget to choose a captain each week as they get double points!

Below is a list of value picks by position (some players are dual position which can help when trading or moving players within your team). You all know the stars that you will want, but let’s take a look at some lesser known players that represent good value.

Point Guards

Dennis Schroder (PG) $7.68mil

On a team bereft of talent, Schroder will be the number 1 option and could be in for a huge season. His usage rate will be through the roof

D’Angelo Russell (PG) $6.85mil

The former no. 2 pick will be the focal point of the up-tempo Brooklyn offence and looks poised for a breakout year at his new club

Jamal Murray (PG/SG) $4.2mil

After playing less than 22 minutes per game last year, Murray looks to be locked in as the starting point guard in Denver. Lock and Load

Lonzo Ball (PG) $3.15mil

The hype train is in full swing at Laker land and Ball will be the starting point guard in his rookie season, should be a fine source of assists at that price

Dennis Smith Jnr (PG) $2.8mil

DSJ has been ultra impressive all pre-season and appears to be in the perfect situation to succeed. Like Lonzo, he is locked in as his teams starting point guard and he should be one of the first players picked in your dreamteam

 

Shooting Guards

Khris Middleton (SG/SF) $7.3mil

Middleton was injured for a huge chunk of last season but appears to be in for a very good season alongside the Greek Freak on an up-and-coming Bucks squad

Victor Oladipo (SG/PG) $6.91mil

Oladipo will get the chance at a bounceback year in Indiana with no Russell Westbrook around. He should be good value on a team that lacks talent

Tim Hardaway Jnr (SG/SF) $5.76mil

THJ was rewarded for a semi-breakout last year and got a big contract from the New York Knicks. He will be locked in to big minutes as the number 2 option behind Kristaps Porzingis

Allen Crabbe (SG/SF) $4.9mil

“The Crustacean” should see a huge bump in opportunity at his new club and appears to be great value. Will hit a ton of 3s in Brooklyn

Rodney Hood (SG/SF) $4.74mil

With Gordon Hayward gone, Hood will need to step up after an underwhelming year. Extremely talented, is this the year Hood steps up?

Justin Holiday (SG/SF) $4.11mil

Holiday being one of the main options spells trouble in real life, but it’s fantasy gold and he has looked great in the pre-season. Looks locked in to major minutes and can contribute in multiple categories

Jaylen Brown (SG/SF) $3.21mil

After only playing around 17 minutes per game last season, Brown will be the Celtics starting shooting guard, and is sure to improve in his second NBA season

Small Forwards

Harrison Barnes (SF/PF) $7.62mil

With Rick Carlisle going with a “small-ball” line-up in Dallas, they will be looking to run a little more, and with HB at the power forward slot, he will need to increase his rebounding output and looks like he could be in for a good year

Jonathan Simmons (SF/SG) $3.19mil

Simmons will play a lot more minutes in Orlando and the Magic will be hoping he can build off an outstanding playoff campaign with the Spurs last year. He may not start but it won’t matter as he will have a substantial role and be a key contributor

Taurean Prince (SF) $3.19mil

Prince will be looking to become a leader on a Hawks team that lacks depth. He will start and the tenacious defender should be able to contribute across the board

Josh Jackson (SF) $3.05mil

The Suns’ number 4 pick will enjoy plenty of opportunity on a team that isn’t that interested in winning

Paul Zipser (SF)

Another player on a poor team who should receive plenty of opportunity, Zipser  looks to be the starting small forward in Chicago. Good value

Ben Simmons (SF/PG) $2.2mil

Believe the hype! At that price the Aussie number one pick is a no-brainer. Lock him in

Power Forwards

Kristaps Porzingis (PF/C) $9.32mil

The Knicks are now his team, look for a massive season from the one they call “The Unicorn”

Dirk Nowitzki (PF) $7.23mil

Dirk will start the year at centre for the Mavericks and like Harrison Barnes, Dirk will need to be extremely active on the boards. The spacing should be there on offence to let the big fella work in the post

Aaron Gordon (SF/PF) $6.37mil

After being played out of position most of last season, AG looks poised to really breakout. Has looked fantastic in the preseason and is great value at that price

Marquese Chriss (PF) $4.86mil

Locked into a role in Phoenix for his second year, Marquese will have plenty of opportunity to improve on his rookie campaign

Kyle Kuzma (PF) $2.2mil

Another hype machine, Kuuuuuuz has demanded a spoy in the Lakers rotation with a stellar summer league and preseason

Centres

Myles Turner (C/PF) $9.57mil

Entering his third season, and Paul George leaving, means Myles Turner will be huge manning the middle in Indiana

Clint Capela (C/PF) $8.52mil

The main big man in Houston is sure to see plenty of easy buckets off passes/lobs from Chris Paul and James Harden. Reports are that he has improved his conditioning too and he can really get out and run

Boban Marjanovic (C) $3.48mil

The giant Serb has secured a spot in the rotation in Detroit this season, and only needs 15 minutes a night to be a double-double threat

Thon Maker (C) $2.45 mil

Despite starting a heap of games last year, Thon averaged less than 10 minutes a game in his first season. With natural progression he should be able to carve out a decent role and has shown he can hit the 3 with regularity

Caleb Swanigan (C) $2.2mil

The man they call “Biggie” is in the running to start at Power Forward for the blazers. Regardless of whether or not he starts he has shown enough to be in the rotation at least

 

Good luck for the season and with the tipping, remember to tip a few days in advance. If you miss a few tips, you will get the away team. You can change your tips right up until tipoff if you desire but its probably easiest just to pick the whole week and then you can change it later if you have time.

Hope this article helps you guys with your dream team!

Cheers

Hilly

 

 

 

 

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