Give Ty A Try: A Case For Tyler Seguin

Fantasy drafts are full of questions. If rewarded the first pick, who should I take? Do I go safe or go big? The question in all fantasy sports usually revolves around the 1st and 2nd picks: Trout or Cabrera? McCoy or Charles? The thinking really begins at Pick 3…

The consensus #1 pick in fantasy hockey will be Sidney Crosby, and why not? He’s the only player you can pencil in for 100 points. After Sid, the safest pick at 2 will be a very motivated Steven Stamkos, fully recovered from his broken leg. Pick 3 is where it gets tricky; how will Alexander Ovechkin respond to playing for a more defensive-minded coach in Barry Trotz? Geno Malkin is without question a fantasy stud, but the big man is injury-prone. So there you are at 3: decisions, decisions. The decision should actually be an easy one, it’s Tyler Seguin.


The centerpiece of a seven player blockbuster deal between Dallas and Boston, Seguin by enjoyed by far his best professional season, finishing fourth in scoring with 84 points (37 goals, 47 assists). A system that favored his skill set, and a switch back to his natural center position no doubt attributed to his success, but during his first three seasons Seguin did not shoot anywhere near enough to satisfy fantasy owners.

Here is the breakdown of his shots on goals for his career:
2010-11: 74 games played: 131 SOG
2011-12: 80 games played: 242 SOG
2012-13: 48 games played: 161 SOG
2013-14: 81 games played: 294 SOG

By crunching the numbers, Seguin averaged 2.6 SOG per game during his first three years, and his first year in Dallas, saw it spike to 3.6 SOG. Averaging 1 extra shot on goal can make a huge difference over the course of an 82 game season.

More importantly though was his power play ice time. Every fantasy hockey owner knows special teams’ plays a huge role in league settings, and another reason Seguin should be high on your draft board is his power play production.

Average PP time/game: 
2011-12: 2.27
2012-13: 2:11
2013-14: 3:45

Averaging over 1 extra minute on the man advantage is significant, and Seguin did not disappoint, as 29.9% of his season point total of 84 points (25) came on the power play. That number certainly has the potential for even greater success this season. The offseason acquisitions of not one but two slick playmakers in Ales Hemsky and Jason Spezza will make Dallas’ Power Play even more potent.

Seguin’s 294 SOG’s ranked 4th in the NHL, however his shooting percentage of 12.6% ranked 24th amongst players who scored 25 goals or more times. One can expect not only an increase in shots, but with a little more luck, Seguin could easily be a Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy candidate for leading the league in goals, and 50+ is certainly not out of the question.

All this and we forgot to mention that Tyler Seguin doesn’t turn 23 until after the New Year; this is without question a star player who is on the verge of super stardom and with a team that should improve its offensive output from a year ago, Seguin should no doubt be leading the charge in Dallas this year.

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Derek is The Sports Script’s resident fantasy hockey guru. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @Sons_of_Fuller!

The Fantasy Forecaster 08/13/14

Ricky and Tim are back with another episode of The Fantasy Forecaster! In this show, they discuss Michael Pineda’s return to the bigs, the struggles of Alex Rios, streaking power hitters (Carter and Stanton), Kyle Hendricks emergence and more! The guys are also joined by Jeff from the Infirmary Report and he outlines all of the injury news from around the league.

You can listen on-demand here.

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We will be back next Wednesday (August 20) to recap all of the hottest topics in baseball. Don’t miss it!

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The Fantasy Forecaster 07/30/14

The guys are back with another episode of The Fantasy Forecaster. In this episode, Ricky, Tim and Greg discuss all of the deadline deals that have been made, those that have not and the fantasy impact of each. They also cover some bullpens that could be shaken up, Carlos Santana’s hot streak, whether Marcus Stroman is a fantasy ace and much more.

You can listen on-demand here.

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We will be back next Wednesday (August 6) to recap all of the MLB trade deadline action. Be sure to listen!

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The Sports Script Fan Duel MLB Lineup for 05/01

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The Sports Script Fan Duel MLB Lineup for 05/01


Why I like a few of these guys.

Matt Kemp vs. Mike Pelfrey – hitting .545 (6/11) with a 2B
This is a great matchup for Kemp, Kemp has 4 homers against RHP and righties are hitting a very nice .429 against Pelfrey. Plug him in today without hesitation.

Neil Walker vs. Bud Norris - hitting .429 (9/21) with a 2B, a HR, a RBI & 5 BBs

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NBA Playoff Preview

The NBA Playoffs are just about to get underway, and I felt about giving some predictions on each of the match-ups that we have this year. The one thing I enjoy about the match-ups this year, is that everything is very wide open. The Heat are at the tail end of their dominance, and while LeBron is still the best player in the NBA, the rest of his team is suspect. The Pacers have been awful of late, the Spurs are great but could fold if they have to face the Thunder, the Thunder themselves might not have enough help outside of Durant, and there are a number of potential sleeper match-ups. So here’s a quick series of thoughts and prediction for all eight series.

Western Conference:

San Antonio Spurs (1) vs Dallas Mavericks (8)

This is the most sure series in the first round. The Mavericks have some kind of incredible season, because looking at that lineup, there’s no way this team should’ve made the playoffs, let alone win 50 games. Dirk Nowitzki had one of the best seasons in his career, Rick Carlisle certified himself as one of the best coaches in basketball, and their oddball supporting cast of Ellis, Calderon and Vince Carter have surprisingly worked. But none of this matter as they’re going up against the machine known as the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs have made everyone is well rested, and are looking to have some big performances from guys like Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli who have both been great. The Mavericks had a nice little run getting here, but the Spurs are going to roll right over them, en route to their second round matchup.

Predictions: Spurs in Four Games

Houston Rockets (4) vs Portland Trail Blazers (5)

This could end up being one of the best series in the first round. Both teams anchored by superstar guards, Harden and Lillard, and superstar low post players, Howard and Aldridge. If I had to make one guarantee about this series, it would be that very little defense will be played. Both teams are putrid on defense, but are super efficient on offense, and let those threes fly like wild. A lot of the Rockets success will come down to whether or not Patrick Beverley can play a lot of minutes because he’ll be essential against Damian Lillard, and trying to keep him contained. However, in a series that’s so close, with two teams that are so close, I almost always go with the team who has the best player. James Harden is that guy, so I’m going Rockets in this one.

Prediction: Rockets in Seven Games

Los Angeles Clippers (3) vs Golden State Warriors (6)

If only Andrew Bogut weren’t hurt. Then the Warriors could not only have a legit shot at winning this series, but at even making to the finals, or the West finals at the very least. But sadly, this is not the case, so we’ll have to settle for the most entertaining series in the playoffs. This is like the Rockets-Blazers series, but with faster teams, and better players. Chris Paul vs Stephen Curry? Yes please. Blake Griffin vs essentially the entire frontline trying to fight him? That sounds amazing. It’ll be interesting to see a playoff series, with Blake Griffin turning into the top five player in the NBA this past season. How does the alpha dog game work between him and Chris Paul in playoff pressure? Regardless, this series is going to be nuts, game to game. I expect Curry to win a game by himself, the Warriors to have one ridiculous three point shooting game, but the Clippers are just a better, and more complete team.

Prediction: Clipper in Six Games

Oklahoma City Thunder (2) vs Memphis Grizzlies (7)

Now it’s time for the NBA nerds series. This series might not have the firepower of the Clippers-Warriors or Rockets-Blazers series, but it pits two teams that have such an amazing set of matchups. The Grizzlies are the absolute worst team for the Thunder in round one, as they force the pace to slow down, and can just focus on beating the crap out of the Thunder with their physicality. Scott Brooks could be the deciding factor in this series, and not in the Thunder’s favour. If he spends too much time with Perkins on the floor, and trying to play big, then he’s going to get beaten around constantly. Marc Gasol has remerged as one of the best centres in the game, and if you give him even a slight advantage, he’s going to kill you. Of course, one team has Kevin Durant, and that team is going to win, despite the Grizzlies coaching and size advantage.

Prediction: Thunder in Six

Eastern Conference:

Indiana Pacers (1) vs Atlanta Hawks (8)

This should be a clean sweep for the Pacers, but with how terrible they’ve been playing, not only do I think they lose a game that they throw away, I also think they could be pushed to the limit. The Pacers have gone from dominating the Eastern conference, to limping into the playoffs, and lucky they don’t have to play a team like the Knicks or another team with a legitimate star. From on court issues of shots, to serious off court issues, I’m looking your way Paul George, this team has been free falling of late. Still, they are playing the Hawks without Al Horford. They will inevitably throw a game a way, but they still win this series. The real question is, has the damage been done when they play a good team in round two?

Prediction: Pacers in Five Games

Chicago Bulls (4) vs Washington Wizards (5)

I’m really torn on this series. On one hand, I really like the matchup the Wizards get here, as I think that they can get better shots than the Bulls can, and John Wall is about to have his coming out party. On the other hand, Randy Wittman vs Tom Thibodeau is a wash. The Wizards definitely have the overall star power, and fire power in this series, especially with Nene coming back in time for the playoffs. The aforementioned Wall is on the precipice of breakage through to stardom, and I think he could be a real alpha dog in this series, just making things happen against a great defense. A guy like Bradley Beal could also be a potential wild card, as he could be one of those guys who can get hot quickly, and win a quarter or two, and even swing a series. On the other hand again, Wittman is an awful coach. And Joakim Noah is the third place guy on my non-existent MVP ballot. Regardless of all this, I think I’m going to go out on a limb on this one and take the Wizards. The Bulls just can’t score when they need to. Running plays for Jimmy Butler won’t cut it.

Prediction: Wizards in Seven

Toronto Raptors (3) vs Brooklyn Nets (6)

I’m not going to be a homer… I’m not going to be a homer… I’m not going to be a homer… I can’t help it, CANADAAAAAAAAA! It makes me beyond happy as a huge supporter of Canadian basketball in this country, to see the Raptors succeed so much this season. The fans deserve this more than anything, and they just have such a likeable team. Unfortunately, the worst matchup they could’ve gotten in round one is the Nets, and in round two, they’d have the Heat. Yikes. Fortunately, they have the backcourt advantage, as well as having the best player in the series, DeMar DeRozan or Kyle Lowry depending on your preference. As for the Nets, they shamelessly tanked the final game to get the Raptors, but the basketball gods could smite them for that. It’s scary seeing how much playoff experience this team has, but everything rides on how Deron Williams performs. If we get alpha dog Deron, who’s outplaying Lowry, then the Nets win. If we get sulking, constantly being beat, and taking bad jumpers Deron, then the Nets will seriously struggle. So give me Canada’s team.

Prediction: Raptors in Six

Miami Heat (2) vs Charlotte Bobcats (7)

Unfortunate that the Bobcats get the Heat here, because I honestly thought they could’ve given the Pacers a run for their money, with Al Jefferson constantly eating Roy Hibbert’s lunch. Oh well. Al Jefferson will just have to settle for eating the Heat’s combination froncourt’s lunch instead. Big Al is going to being averaging 25+ point, and probably have one of those super fun 35 point and 20 rebound games. but regardless of how well Al plays, this is the Heat we’re talking about, and even though Kevin Durant is the MVP this year, LeBron is still the overall best player in the world. He’s not losing on round one, even though we might only see the 50% version of Dwyane Wade, and mangled mess of a rotation. The Heat aren’t losing this series, but could be vulnerable next round depending on who they play.

Prediction: Heat in Five Games

WrestleMania 30 Reactions

Welcome back to the Sports Script, and this past Sunday we witnessed the extravagance, the pageantry of the greatest show on the planet, WrestleMania 30! It was one wild roller coaster of a night, and I will give WWE a ton of credit for making it a truly memorable night. Myself and Ricky are here to give our reactions of the night, now that we’ve had a couple nights to digest all of it, so here are our WrestleMania 30 reactions:

Best Moment

Ricky: I would have to say the opening of the show. Seeing Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold and The Rock all in the ring at one time was so surreal. Even better was making a Hogan flub with the Silverdome thing and making it a comedic moment to remember forever.

Matt W: There is no other answer to this question. Cesaro winning the Andre the Giant Battle Royal was great, but this was Daniel Bryan’s night. Just him with those two titles high over head, YES-ing along with 75,000 people is something that I’ll never forget. It was truly YEStleMania

Best Match

Ricky: HHH/Bryan – I am not sure it was really close either. These two really kicked the hell out of each other and put on one heck of a show. HHH sold for Bryan like I haven’t seen him sell for someone in a very long time. HHH knows what he is doing and he is taking this company to the next level and he propelled Bryan tonight by doing so.

Matt W: HHH/Bryan – Shockingly, the best match also involved Daniel Bryan, but it was the opening bout of the show. Daniel Bryan vs Triple H was a masterpiece, of submission and chain wrestling, but with so much passion added in. Triple H wasn’t carried either, I truly believe this is the greatest match of his career. Triple H has never been this good as a character, and apparently as a wrestler as well.

Best Entrance

Ricky: Bray Wyatt – I love his entrance normally and the personal feel they are giving week to week with it now is even cooler. Easily hands down my favorite entrance of the night.

Matt W: Bray Wyatt – It’s the easy answer saying the Undertaker’s entrance, but it didn’t do much for me this time. Instead, I’ll go with Bray Wyatt’s entrance, and the live playing of his theme song “Broken Out in Love” by Mark Crozier and the Rels. That was a truly creepy moment, with the clapping, and I think we’ve found our spiritual successor to the Undertaker’s entrances.

Biggest Shock

Ricky: The easiest question to answer on here. Brock Lesnar beat the Streak. I was floored when this happened, I looked down and boom it was over. The way that Paul Heyman and the 75,000 people that were there reacted was UNREAL. This is probably the biggest surprise in wrestling since Hogan turning heel with the NWO? The Montreal Screw Job? While there has been a lot of complaints on it happening, I can honestly say that I was very happy with the way it ended. No Lesnar didn’t “need” to win but it has given the whole world something to talk about outside Bryan finally becoming champion.

Matt W: Nothing compares to The Streak being broken. I think people had the idea in their heads that Lesnar never stood a realistic chance in hell in this match, but WWE got us good. I’ve never seen a crowd in stunned silence like that. 75,000 people, completely snuffed out. They couldn’t even bring themselves to boo.

Biggest Letdown

Ricky: Wyatt/Cena – While it was good at certain moments and told a solid story around the whole Cena having this dark side to him. It just really wasn’t all there for me. I would’ve liked to see more wrestling between the two as we know they both can go.

Matt W: Wyatt/Cena – My biggest letdown was Bray-Cena. It wasn’t a bad match, but it wasn’t the instant classic I was expecting, and Cena doing his same song and dance to win was just disappointing. It could’ve truly been the future’s night if Bray had won, but I guess we can’t ask for too much.

Worst Match

Ricky: Diva’s Title Match? I guess. I don’t know it was a filler like it is every year in between the Semi-Main and Main. Just didn’t do anything for me and the right person won.

Matt W: I guess that I’ll be going with the Divas Invitational Match, but honestly wasn’t that bad. There were some nice things done in that match, especially when the Bellas channelled their inner Bryan and did a double suicide dive onto everyone. Still, it really just couldn’t stand up to the rest of the stellar card.

Best Performer

Ricky: Daniel Bryan by default? He and HHH put on one of the best matches of the year and beat the crap out of each other for over 30 minutes. While it may have been almost 3 hours later Bryan came out and wrestled in the Main Event triple threat

Matt W: Hey guess who this is? Daniel Bryan! Bryan went a total of something like nearly an hour of wrestling on Sunday, and he didn’t miss a beat. He is a wrestling machine, whether it’s making a five star classic with Triple H, or carrying Batista to a good match. He took that scary Batista Bomb/Reverse RKO through the table like a champ.

General Thoughts

Ricky: I really enjoyed the show and really feel like it’s finally taking WWE in the right direction. While Cena/Wyatt disappointed, Cesaro winning the Andre The Giant Battle Royal, Bryan/HHH being good and Lesnar beating the streak, there was enough good to make up for the few slight disappointments.

Matt W: My overall thoughts were this was a great WrestleMania. It had an excellent first couple matches, and really didn’t miss a beat very often. The crowd was great, but understandably was ruined by the main event after that Undertaker shocker, but Daniel Bryan completely rejuvenated them. Overall, they made a great night.

Overall WrestleMania Score

Ricky: 8.5/10

Matt W: 9/10

Burning Question: WWE went with the future tonight, and said to fans of the past, that this is a new era. Where does WWE go from here? Who will reign supreme in this new era along with Daniel Bryan?

Ricky: The “New Era” that WWE is here. I have been and on/off WWE watcher over the past few years and for the first time in a long time I am genuinely looking forward to seeing what the future holds. The build has been great, they’ve got all the young talent in the world to make this really work out. Bryan/Cesaro/Wyatt/The Shield are the immediate future and that is really awesome.

Matt W: I think we saw this last night on RAW, but the future is now. NXT is going to be taking over the show, and I couldn’t be happier. Guys like Bryan, Cesaro, Wyatt, The Shield, Big E, Rusev, PAIGE!! They are the future of this business, and showed up in a big way last night. I couldn’t be happier after WrestleMania, and somehow I got even happier after RAW. WWE is truly in great hands. #TheFutureIsNow

So there you have it, our WrestleMania 30 reactions. This was a phenomenal show, with some incredible lasting memories. In my opinion, it was the fourth best WrestleMania of all time, only beat out by 20, 3 and 17.

If you haven’t checked out our WrestleMania podcast, make sure to do so here, and keep checking in on The Sports Script as we bring more wrestling content in the coming weeks.

The Sports Script Fan Duel MLB Lineup for 04/05

Who is excited baseball is back????? I know I am which also means that Daily Fantasy Baseball is back as well. I really enjoy DFS Baseball as it keeps you even more involved and keeps you up to date with guys you normally wouldn’t care about.

So the day ended up going 50/50 for sure. Sanchez really let me down but Trout and Stanton proved worthy in the lineup 

Well everything I am going to bring you my lineup in which I am playing over at – Which if you haven’t joined just click this link here:

I am going to bring you the lineup I feel is the best for you to bring home some $$$ for the day. Early on we are fighting the guessing game but riding some of the guys hot bats to start the season.

The Sports Script Fan Duel MLB Lineup for 04/05


This lineup is for the whole slate of games and here are a few reasons why I like some of them.

Jason Heyward vs. Stephen Strasburg – .450 (9/20) with a 2B, a HR, 2 RBIs & 2 BBs

Johnny Cueto started the season with a  gem against the Cardinals. 7 innings, 3 hits, 1 run and 8 Ks. Love him today against the Mets.

Bryce Harper vs. Julio Teheran – .500 (5/10) with 2 2Bs, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs & a BB

This is what my lineup looks like for the early slate


And here is what my lineup looks for the late game slate


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300: Rise of an Empire Review

So I had the opportunity in seeing 300: Rise of an Empire over the weekend. After seeing the original in theaters and going into it with knowing what to expect, I came away amazed by what I saw. 300 opened the doors for a ton of movies that we have watched over the last 8 years. Zack Snyder knocked it out of the park. This time due to some timing issues Snyder gave Noam Murro the director chair but wrote and co-produced the film.

While we had to wait 8 long years for a sequel this weekend it hit the theaters and here is my review of the movie.


The Good

Snyder did not let us down visual at all. The film had amazing scenes, he brought back all the visuals from the original and then some. The biggest reason the 1st one was so succesful was due to the groundbreaking visual CGI that Snyder brought to the big screen. He did it again and the movie that is great on the eyes.

The epic fight scenes were back and as good as the first one. The art and motion that goes into the fight scenes in this movie is so fun to watch. Between the sword fighting, arrow shooting and just down right killing, you can just sit back and enjoy the ride and that’s what I really liked about the film. Just vicious blood, guts and gore all over the screen and was really fun to watch.

I loved the story it told and the background they gave us on Xerxes and how he became a god-king, we got flashbacks on how the overcome the 300 and destroyed them in battle.
Xerxes character is so cool on-screen and you felt how important he was every time he is on.

Artemisia (Eva Green) is Xerxes Navy Commander and plays a huge role in the film as the movie progresses. I really enjoyed the development of her character throughout the film and the story behind how she went from a Greek prisoner and rose to Queen of the Persian’s. Green played a fantastic villain in the film and was definitely a driving force behind what made this film good.

The Mediocre

Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) was the lead protagonist and while he wasn’t as good as Butler or Fassbender from the first film but he held his own. His performance lacked in powerful meaningful and believability the others brought to the table. Some of his better scenes is when he was on-screen with Artemisia.

The Bad

Predictability of the film was annoying as you could see the ending coming a mile away. It lacked any suspense in the film and that took away from it being a great film.


*** (3) out of ***** (5) Stars

300: Rise of an Empire is a fun movie that includes all the blood and gore that I liked in 300. Artemisia really stole the show and is a performance you’ll remember when leaving the theater. Snyder/Murro brought a very enjoyable movie to the big screen and did not disappoint one bit. If you enjoyed the first one, you should have no problem enjoying the sequel.

300: Rise of an Empire is in theaters now

The Sports Script NBA Daily Plays for 2/21

The notes I take away from the 3 games on Thursday is I still hate the Bucks and Larry Drew for trolling all daily fantasy players. The second is that Lebron James does in fact bleed red blood like the rest of the humans in the world. That’s all I learned on Thursday, but after looking at this Friday slate of 10 games I’m ready to move on. These are the guys I’ll be looking to roster for my fantasy teams on Friday.

THE STUDS (I am only listing the studs that I will be considering for rosters)

Carmelo Anthony up against the Magic! Just look at the numbers he’s been posting and you’ll realize he’s worth paying for in daily fantasy!

Blake Griffin is playing at an elite level right now coming with in 1 points of scoring over 50 fantasy points in 6 straight games. I have to list him, but you do have to proceed with caution as he will be up against Memphis and the last time he was in Memphis was only able to post 31 fantasy points. He’s a nice GPP type play and should have a low percentage owned.

Joakim Noah is going to find his place in my 3rd stud slot, which might turn some heads with some of the other names playing on Friday! He’s matched up with a Denver team that is ranked 29th at defending the center over the last 10 games and Noah has been one of the hottest centers in the game. Noah can fill up all the stat categories and is a safe bet to reach 30 fantasy points with a pretty high ceiling.


Kyle Lowry finds himself in a decent situation with Kyrie Irving coming to town on Friday. We all know Kyrie is not a good defender and Lowry has been putting up good numbers all year. He’s up against a Cleveland team that is giving up 105 points over the last 10 games on the road this season, which could mean a fantasy back court of Lowry and Derozan could pay off nicely on Friday night.

Kemba Walker is one player that I’ve noticed might have been affected by a nice all-star break weekend off from basketball. He’s came back with two really solid games including his best of the season on Wednesday night. He’s not going to be up against Brian Roberts who he should be able to abuse on the offensive end of the floor. Kemba is always a better play at home as his career stats reflect and that is why he will be one of my top point guard plays on Friday.

Goran Dragic is the last point guard I’ll list, but wow he’s worth of a play to! You have to look back to Jan 22nd to find a game where he didn’t post 30 fantasy points and now he’s going up against a banged up Spurs back court that is in the bottom half of defending opposing guards. Dragic is shooting over 50% at home this year and posting 20 ppg and 7 assists on average. I look for him to have a huge game against the Spurs, and just hope you are playing on a site where you can get him at a SG spot.

(The point guard position is loaded for Friday you can also make a case for Rondo and Kendall Marshall for you PG plays. I’d rank the 5 I’ve listed in this order and considering their price Kemba, Marshall, Dragic, Rondo, and Lowry. Good Luck picking the right ones!)

Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis will be up against Philadelphia on Friday and both make an argument for great plays on Friday. I will say I’m a bit concerned about a few things here and that is how the trades for Philadelphia will all shake out there rosters. This game could get ugly and Dallas starters be done early. That being said though they could easily hit value in 3 quarters on Friday night and are priced pretty nicely around the industry.

Robin Lopez is going to benefit a ton from Aldridge being out and the other injuries in the Blazers front court with all the minutes he can handle. He played 34 on Wednesday night and posted over 30 fantasy points against them. Lopez is much more athletic than what Enes Kanter (who will start without Derek Favors) and will abuse him on the boards on Friday.


Philadelphia 76ers guys will have a ton of value with the trades that went down. I’m writing to early to pin point the guys to target exactly, but keep an eye on their beat writers and who is starting for them. They will be cheap enough to carry a ton of value. 

Tim Hardaway Jr should see a ton of action on Friday with Iman Shumpert back on the shelve for a couple of games. Hardaway has been playing great over the last two games posting back to back games over 25 fantasy points and is priced near minimum on a ton of sites.

Patty Mills (if you want to play around with the Spurs and Pop) is in play for Friday night. Parker is still listed as out and it seems that Mills is locked into 25 plus minutes of action at the point guard slot. He’s going to be in a high paced game and has posted 37 and 40 fantasy points in the last 2 games.


The Sports Script NBA Daily Plays for 1/10

NBA daily fantasy on Friday night is one of my favorite things mainly because the day off Thursday gives me some rest. I’m back and ready to go heavy with some action on Friday Night. Don’t forget to check out some of our links on the site and give us some support to keep these daily articles coming at you! That’s my cheap plug for the day and now it’s time to discuss some plays.


Steph Curry – A guy with his ceiling is always in play for daily fantasy.

Kevin Love – He’s coming off a fantasy game where he only put up 31 fantasy points. I expect him to bounce back in a big way.

Lebron James – The Heat are coming off a Thursday night game where Wade was active. If Wade is sitting out on Friday then I like Lebron a lot.

Demarcus Cousins – The Magic are without their top rebounder and Cousins should have no problem making easy work of them in this match up.


Michael Carter Williams better known to the daily fantasy world as MCW has some game logs that are all over the board. He’s showed some huge upside this year and I can’t think of a better game to take advantage of that opportunity than against a Pistons team that has been the worst against the point guard in the last 10 games.

Brandon Jennings is on the flip side of the 76ers Pistons game and teams have been putting up a ton of points against the 76ers. Jennings could be a really nice play on Friday if he gets his normal over 30 minutes and can put up some where around 15 shots like he has in the past.

Joakim Noah wasn’t good to start the season, but lately he’s been excellent. Noah is going to play over 30 minutes in this one and is averaging 32 fantasy points per game. Noah took 15 shots last game with Deng gone and should only continue to have to do that which adds more value to him. He’s a double double for sure against the Bucks.

Pau Gasol hasn’t let me down since this column has been coming out and I’m going right back to him on Friday night.

David Lee has been a stud as of late and gets a match up with a Boston front court that is not going to be able to stop him. Lee is shooting almost 55% at home this year and should be more than happy to be back at home after a 7 game road trip.

Jimmy Butler is going to be play close to 40 minutes in this game and is a lock for over 25 fantasy points in my opinion. If Butler’s price is decent on a site you are playing on I really like him now as he’s going to have to take a few more shots for the Bulls as well with Deng gone.


Trey Burke is a guy I may target in a few games on Friday just depending on the price I can get him at. Kyrie Irving isn’t a threat when it comes to play defense and Burke has been better at home this year. The minutes are there when choosing Burke as well as he’s went over 35 minutes in 5 of the last 7.

Jamal Crawford was in this same article on Wednesday and he did not disappoint me. I expect him to have another huge game on Friday against a Lakers team that has struggled to stop other teams SG all season. Crawford should see a ton of minutes and has gone over 30 fantasy points in each of the last two games.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope better known as KCP is a pretty risky value, but he’s getting over 27 minutes in each of the last 4 games with Stuckey out. If Stuckey is out again and we know KCP will get playing time then I’m firing him up against the 76ers.

Wesley Johnson and Jodie Meeks are playing a ton of minutes for the Lakers right now and are priced pretty reasonable on most sites. If you want some cheap plays that you know are going to have to play most of the game then fire them up.

Pero Antic is so cheap right now and playing a little over 20 minutes a game. He’s been over 20 fantasy points and minutes in 3 of the last 4 games. He a nice value to get some of the more expensive players.


I wrote about two different Pistons player, but I honestly couldn’t argue with any of the Pistons as good plays against the 76ers. Their opponents have been fantasy gold all year.

The Friday slate is huge and these are just a few of the guys I’ll be targeting you can find me on twitter through out the day discussing NBA daily fantasy. Good Luck!

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