Entering his 3rd season with the Phoenix Suns and 7th overall, Eric Bledsoe is in place to be a consistent and dominant option at the point guard position. His added role in Jeff Hornacek’s offense due to the departure of Goran Dragic will put the ball in his hands even more. He has ability to score the ball and contribute across numerous statistical categories makes him a major fantasy contributor. The Suns have been committed to clearing cap space, but now out of the LaMarcus Aldridge race they have a void to fill that might not necessarily be another big man. Bledsoe can post big numbers for the Suns, enabling him to be a unique point guard who still has room to establish himself within the league. Having to compete against CP3, Curry, and now Rondo within the same division will force Bledsoe to produce on a consistent basis.
Now that the NBA Draft is concluded, we’ve been thinking about who are the biggest winner’s from a daily fantasy basketball perspective. Here we are breaking down the initial top rookies to target and add to your watchlist as you build your lineups. As always, if you are new to daily fantasy basketball check out our Daily Fantasy Basketball Strategy section.
Entering his third year in the NBA, Victor Oladipo has established himself as a dual threat shooting guard. Paired with Elfrid Payton and a new coaching staff featuring Scott Skiles, the Orlando Magic have the opportunity to establish a new young and athletic backcourt. Since leaving the University of Indiana in 2013, Oladipo has shown the same defensive intensity that earned him National Co-Defensive Player of the Year. On the offensive end, he is the second leading scorer on the team behind Nikola Vucevic. Victor Oladipo is a player who has the ability to make plays off of the dribble, and be a playmaking scorer when in the paint. Surrounded by a young team and a new coach, he has the chance to be a leader and cornerstone within the franchise.
Over the course of the NBA playoffs, Tristan Thompson has elevated his game to become a vital member for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Upon entering the 2015 regular season, Thompson had some skepticism regarding how he would fit on the court while playing behind Kevin Love and Anderson Varejao. Thompson can be a sought after restricted free agent this offseason and is rumored to have turned down a 4-year, $52 million dollar extension earlier this past January. Despite these question marks, Thompson has become a critical rim protector and double-double machine for the Cavs. In the absence of Kevin Love for a majority of the NBA playoffs, Thompson’s athleticism and hustle on the court has made him a recognizable factor.
With the Lottery now squared away, NBA Draft season is upon us, and we have the fever! RedraftHero is here to provide you with an early breakdown of the top 14 picks in this year’s NBA Draft and what DFS players can expect from a fantasy perspective. Leveraging this information for early season DFS lineups and season long fantasy basketball formats is highly recommended. Check out Part One: The Top 7 Picks. You can thank us later.