10:01 AM EST, Thu January 19, 2017
Fantasy Sports News Updates
NumberFire 3 mins ago
Arrieta was a fantasy letdown in 2016. Will the aura of disappointment make Arrieta a draft-day bargain in 2017?
NumberFire 3 mins ago
Boston Celtics Point guard Isaiah Thomas went 21-of-25 from the field and 10-of-10 from the free-throw line on Wednesday, racking up 39 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in a losing effort against the New York Knicks. What It Means: Thomas leads the NBA in scoring over the past month with a big 33.0 points per game -- having topped 30 points in 8 of his 15 games in that span. He's averaging a career-high 28.7 points ot go with 6.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 34.0 minutes per game on the season. Thomas' 12.8 nERD ranked second among Celtics players on Wednesday, per numberFire...
NumberFire 7 mins ago
Boston Celtics center Al Horford finished with only five points on 2-of-14 shooting on Wednesday, adding 10 assists and 7 rebounds as the Celtics lost 117-106 to the New York Knicks. What It Means: This was Horford's worst shooting day in a Celtics uniform, setting season-lows in field goals made, field goal percentage and points. He hasn't had a great season in Boston, and his 15.1 points per game are his fewest since the 2011-2012 season while his 6.8 rebounds per game are a career-low. His assist numbers are a bright spot though, and he's averaging a career-best 5.0 assists per...
NumberFire 8 mins ago
Of all the different frontcourt combinations the Pelicans have used this season, who has been the best fit with Anthony Davis?
NumberFire 12 mins ago
Washington Wizards small forward Otto Porter racked up 25 points, most coming on a career-high six 3-pointers, as well as 7 rebounds and 1 steal in 34 minutes of action as the Wizards beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-101 on Wednesday. What It Means: Porter has been exceptional from 3-point range this season, and his .450 3-point percentage blows away his previous career-high of .367. He's averaging career-highs in both points 914.3) and rebounds (6.4) in 33.8 minutes per game this season. Porter finished Wednesday's win with a game-high 45.6 nERD, per numberFire Live. He also...
NumberFire 16 mins ago
New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose matched his season-high with 30 points on Wednesday, adding 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks in 32 minutes of action as the Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 117-106. What It Means: New York was short-handed in this one, but Rose carried them with what was arguably his best performance in a Knicks' uniform. He's now averaging 17.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 31.9 minutes per game this season. Unsurprisingly, Rose led the Knicks in nERD in Wednesday's win with a 25.1, per numberFire Live. His season-long mark still...
NumberFire 21 mins ago
Carmelo Anthony struggled in a big way on Wednesday, but tonight's matchup against the Wizards offers a nice spot to get back on track.
Yahoo! Fantasy Football 1 hour ago
The NFL’s best offense meets the league’s hottest team. The NFL’s best offense and the league’s hottest team will meet Sunday in Atlanta with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. It was a victory that proved the Falcons were a force to be reckoned with this year, and a defeat for Green Bay that sent the Packers into a tailspin, kicking off a four-game losing streak.
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey 1 hour ago
All Winnipeg needed was their old goaltender and one of the NHL’s worst teams. Ondrej Pavelec needed a game like Wednesday night. With the Jets goaltenders leaking goals left and right, Pavelec was brought up from the AHL to stop the bleeding.
Hoops Hype 1 hour ago
These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Is James Harden the Perfect Superstar for the NBA Right Now? – via thelab.bleacherreport.com January 18 12:31 PM Fear the beard? Sure. Fear the high-scoring point guard? Mike D’Antoni had an idea so crazy it just might work. For the Rockets and their mad experiment in efficiency, it already has. Shares Why Steph Curry and Kevin Durant haven’t clicked — yet – via espn.com January 18 10:28 AM It was supposed to be a match made in basketball heaven, but fitting...
New Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Melvin Gordon's game is growing like a weed.
Hoops Hype 1 hour ago
Twenty months ago, TJ McConnell was almost not invited the draft combine, something that really doesn’t bode well for a player’s pro career. Now McConnell, a bulldog of a guard with little athleticism, is starting for an NBA team – the streaking Sixers who are becoming one of the feel-good stories of the regular season. It’s been quite a ride for the Pittsburgh-born guard and he talked about it with HoopsHype. Is this the happiest you’ve been in your basketball career? TJ McConnell: I’m extremely happy. I know a lot of people thought I would never accomplish this. To be able to...
Calvin Pickard will get the nod on Thursday versus Anaheim.
Islanders interim head coach Doug Weight doesn't plan on changing the Islanders' system mid-season.
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball 2 hours ago
In their second meeting of the season between former teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, Durant stole the show. Durant scored a season high 40 points while only taking 16 shots on the night. Yes, he only missed three shots all night! Durant also grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 4 assists on his way to leading the Warriors over the Thunder.