6:11 PM EST, Thu February 23, 2017
Fantasy Sports News Updates
numberFire 5 mins ago
Dallas Mavericks waive point guard Deron Williams. What It Means: The Cavaliers appear to be the favorite to land the veteran point guard. His fantasy value would take a huge hit in Cleveland as Kyrie Irving's backup. Meanwhile, Yogi Ferrell will take over the reigns in the Mavericks' backcourt moving forward. Williams is averaging 13.1 points, 6.9 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 3-pointers per game this season while posting a -1.4 nERD rating, ranking him 349th out of 463 NBA players. Source: Rotoworld.com
numberFire 10 mins ago
Louisville Cardinals sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell scored a team-high 21 points in Wednesday's loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels. What It Means: Mitchell has been rolling lately, scoring at least 16 points in eight straight games. He is averaging 21.6 points per game in the last month. The sophomore was 8-for-15 from the field with four rebounds and three assists on Wednesday. Mitchell leads the Cardinals with 15.8 points, 2.1 steals, and 2.4 three-pointers per game.
numberFire 14 mins ago
North Carolina Tar Heels junior forward Justin Jackson scored a team-high 21 points with five rebounds, two assists, and two steals in Wednesday's win over the Louisville Cardinals. What It Means: Jackosn has become one of the most reliable scorers in the ACC posting at least 19 points in nine of his last 11 games. The junior has expanded his shooting range this season, making nearly 40% of his three-point tries after shooting 29.7% from beyond the arc his first two seasons. Jackson is averaging 18.7 points and 2.7 three-pointers per game while posting a 58.1% true shooting...
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball 26 mins ago
The Boston Celtics stood pat again. This is the third straight major NBA trading event during which the Celtics have opted out and kept their powder dry. There is evidence that general manager Danny Ainge tried quite hard to acquire Jimmy Butler or Paul George in the final week before the deadline.
numberFire 28 mins ago
Oregon Ducks junior forward Dillon Brooks scored 22 points including the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer in Wednesday's 68-65 win over the California Golden Bears. What It Means: Brooks was 9-for-18 from the floor and 2-for-5 from three as the sixth-ranked Ducks avoided an upset on their home court. For Brooks, it was his fourth consecutive game with at least 20 points as he has picked up his scoring in February. The junior is averaging 21.4 points and 3.4 three-pointers per game while shooting 57.0% in this last seven games.
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball 29 mins ago
Meanwhile, let’s laugh at the Wizards and Bulls and have the same old Celtics discussion. The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and while it didn’t yield the huge mega-deals that we wanted, it did give us plenty of fodder to hash out on the Drive & Kick podcast. The big deal of the day, relatively speaking, was the Sixers sending Nerlens Noel to Dallas for Justin Anderson and Andrew Bogut with a “first-round pick” attached.
numberFire 46 mins ago
Philadelphia 76ers power forward Dario Saric is expected to start and see a "more pronounced role" as a featured player, according to head coach Brett Brown. What It Means: With Ersan Ilyasova no longer in Philadelphia, Saric is the only healthy power forward left on the roster. The 22-year-old Croatian was really getting into a groove heading into the break, and Brown's comments indicate he'll have plenty of opportunity moving forward. Saric's arrow is pointing straight up for the remainder of his rookie campaign. Saric is averaging 20.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2...
CBS Sports Fantasy Basketball 50 mins ago
Chris Archer asked, and the Tigers' ace answered
numberFire 54 mins ago
Kansas Jayhawks freshman forward Josh Jackson scored 15 points with 11 rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's win over the TCU Horned Frogs. What It Means: Jackson was in foul trouble a night, limited him to just 26 minutes, making his double-double that much more special. He now has six double-doubles in his last eight games as he has scored double-digit points in 10 consecutive games. Jackson has showcased his versatility this season with averages of 16.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.1 blocks, and 1.7 steals per game this season
numberFire 1 hour ago
At first glance, it seems like the Thunder got the better of the Bulls, but is that really the case?
Rotoworld 1 hour ago
Mariners manager Scott Servais said he's been most impressed by Mitch Haniger in the early portion of spring training.
numberFire 1 hour ago
Portland Trail Blazers forward/center Jusuf Nurkic could move into the starting lineup on Thursday versus the Orlando Magic. What It Means: Head coach Terry Stotts said Nurkic would have to earn the starting job, so if he's already done so, that would be wonderful for his fantasy value. Meyers Leonard will move back to the bench if Nurkic is in the first unit. The Bosnian big man went 5-for-5 from the field and finished with 13 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals and 1 block over 21 minutes in his Portland debut against the Utah Jazz on February 15. Our models expect Nurkic...
CBS Sports Fantasy Basketball 1 hour ago
Breaking down the best and worst deals of the NBA trade deadline
New Orleans could not find a trade for him
Yahoo! Fantasy Football 1 hour ago
One of the NFL’s most electrifying receivers may find a new place to call home in 2017. After spending his last three years in Washington, one of the NFL’s most exciting receivers may find himself on the move yet again. DeSean Jackson is set to become a free agent as his three-year deal with Washington expires this offseason.