Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice by CBS Sports Staff Mar 6, 2019 at 10:29 am ET • 2 min read Finding the right matchup to exploit in NBA DFS tournaments can be the difference between winning big or going home with nothing. And Wednesday's main slate on DraftKings and FanDuel, which features 10 games and tips off at 7 p.m. ET, is offering contests with big-time prizes like the $400K Showtime Championship on DraftKings and the $300K Wednesday NBA Shot on FanDuel. Whether it's a guard who has a favorable matchup against a porous defense, or a center who's capable of putting up a monster stat line, finding the right NBA DFS value picks is key. But before you lock in your NBA DFS lineups, you'll want to see the top NBA DFS picks and lineups from Mike McClure. He's a professional DFS player who has won almost $2 million in his career.McClure is also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a … [Read more...] about NBA DFS: Ben Simmons and top picks for March 6 FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy basketball lineups
Ameer Tyree Omnisport @its_ameericle Updated at 11:50 p.m. ET Updated at 11:50 p.m. ET Ben Simmons had an impressive performance against the Warriors on Saturday, but Philadelphia fell just short in a 120-117 loss. The second-year star scored 18 points in the first half and finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists in the contest. This marked his second consecutive triple-double. Jimmy Butler chipped in with 21 points while Tobias Harris added 20 for the 76ers. Kevin Durant led all scorers and recorded 34 points in the contest. Stephen Curry and DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 and 25 respectively. Both sides were missing key contributors. Golden State was without Klay Thompson (knee) while Philadelphia missed Joel Embiid (rest). These two powerhouses are now 1-1 against each other this season and will not meet again unless it's in the NBA Finals. The Warriors, now 44-19, sit atop the … [Read more...] about NBA wrap: Ben Simmons records triple-double as 76ers fall short against Warriors
There are very few positives that stem from seeing Joel Embiid's name on a Sixers injury report. Philadelphia's best player, their safety valve, and their defensive anchor are removed from the mix all at once, forcing the team to search for a new identity on the fly. Side benefits emerge, however, when teams are forced to abandon Plan A in the regular season and take a look at more unorthodox options. The Sixers may not be able to develop the chemistry of their fully healthy starting five right now, but they can toy with a small-ball look that could be critical for them in a playoff series against the East's elite teams. There have been demands from all corners of the internet to lean into Ben Simmons' versatility for some time now. Starting with last Thursday's game against the Heat, we began to see lineups we haven't seen much of since Jimmy Butler arrived on the scene. Using Mike Scott and Simmons as the "big" on the floor, Philadelphia downsized. The experiment … [Read more...] about Is small ball built around Ben Simmons viable for Sixers in playoffs?
Things got a bit heated Saturday between Portland’s Jusuf Nurkic and Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons.Simmons was overheard telling Nurkic “you talk a lot of s–t for being ass” after shooting a free throw during Saturday’s game. The quote went viral on Twitter during the game as well.Naturally, Nurkic was asked about what Simmons had to say, and he had some trash talk of his own. … [Read more...] about Jusuf Nurkic fires back at Ben Simmons over trash talk
Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice by CBS Sports Staff Feb 21, 2019 at 5:09 pm ET • 2 min read NBA DFS players haven't had a standard slate to play since last Thursday, but six games are on the schedule for Thursday, Feb. 21, with the action getting underway at 7 p.m. ET. FanDuel is hosting a Throwback Jam with almost $900K on the line, while DraftKings has $500K up for grabs in its Return From the Break Special as the NBA begins its second half of the season. Players will need to keep an eye on the NBA injury report with big names such as Giannis Antetokounmpo (questionable, knee) and Joel Embiid (out, knee) among the notables this evening. And before locking in any lineups, first be sure to check in with DFS pro Mike McClure. He's won almost $2 million in his career and his top NBA DFS picks, lineups and advice can help you navigate Thursday's slate. McClure is also a predictive data … [Read more...] about NBA DFS: Ben Simmons and top picks for Feb. 21 FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy basketball lineups