FanDuel NBA DFS 1/31/19 Value Plays

@TheCombineJosh gives his best value plays for the day

There are 6 games on the NBA DFS main slate for Thursday, January 31st and here are The Combine Presidente’s value picks for the day.  I typically play one or two lineups per night on FanDuel for fun and you can check my results from the previous night at the bottom of the article.  Follow @TheCombineSports and @TheCombineJosh on Twitter for updated information.

Value Plays:

PG Darren Collison ($6600)

  • Collison fucked over me last night, so I will let him try and redeem himself tonight
  • Bonus Pick : Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($4600)

SG Klay Thompson ($6900)

  • It is going to be a very high scoring game tonight and I think Klay could pop off for 40-50 FD points tonight.

SF DeMarre Carroll ($4600)

  • Carroll has quietly been putting up a solid 5x/night lately and should continue to see minutes with the injuries to BKN. Follow me on twitter for where I’m putting those extra dollars tonight.
  • Bonus Pick : Wilson Chandler ($4000)

PF Aaron Gordon ($7200)

  • The guy has been over 5.5x/game over his last 3 and I don’t see that stopping vs IND tonight.  Not the cheapest, but a safe play for standard games.

C DeMarcus Cousins ($7500)

  • Not a ton of value tonight at C, but Cousins got 25 mins last game and will be on 3 days rest.  Embiid isn’t 100% and Cousins should score well in a game with a 240 O/U.
  • Bonus Pick : If you want to spend elsewhere, go Martin Gortat tonight ($3500)

 

Presidente’s Lock of the Night:

PF Aaron Gordon ($7200)

 

Previous Night’s Results:

PG Darren Collison ($6500)

  • 9.4 FD Points (1.4x)

SG Jaylen Brown ($4700)

  • 40 FD Points (8.5x)

SF Jabari Parker ($4000)

  • 1.4 FD Points (0.3x)

PF Paul Millsap ($5000) * My lock of the night

  • 30.6 FD Points (6.1x)

C Myles Turner ($7300)

  • 21.7 FD Points (3x)

Bonus pick: De’Aaron Fox ($7800) *I suggested on twitter 

  • 24.3 FD Points (3.1x)

Bonus pick: Dewayne Dedmon ($6300)

  • 21.3 FD Points (3.4x)
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FanDuel NBA DFS 1/30/19 Value Plays

@TheCombineJosh gives his best value plays for the day

There are 8 games on the NBA DFS main slate for Wednesday, January 30th and here are The Combine Presidente’s value picks for the day.  I typically play one or two lineups per night on FanDuel for fun and you can check my results from the previous night at the bottom of the article.  Follow @TheCombineSports and @TheCombineJosh on Twitter for updated information.

Value Plays:

PG Darren Collison ($6500)

  • Collison is seeing extra minutes due to injuries and he has been a 5x+ player in 7 of his last 10 contests.
  • Bonus Pick : I’m all in on De’Aaron Fox tonight ($7800)

SG Jaylen Brown ($4700)

  • I see him getting solid minutes vs CHA tonight and the potential is always there for a big game.  I like him for 6x tonight.

SF Jabari Parker ($4000)

  • With the injuries to Carter and Hutchinson, he will see some extra minutes and hopefully contribute a solid 6x+ tonight for cheap. Follow me on twitter for where I’m putting those extra dollars tonight.

PF Paul Millsap ($5000)

  • I have to imagine Milsap vs a depleted NO frontcourt results in a solid 6x night at minimum.

C Myles Turner ($7300)

  • Turner has been hovering around an average of 5x over his last 4 games and WAS is a weak team right now.  Not a ton of value tonight at C.
  • Bonus Pick : If you want to spend elsewhere, go Dewayne Dedmon tonight ($6300)

 

Presidente’s Lock of the Night:

PF Paul Millsap ($5000)

 

Previous Night’s Results:

PG Shabazz Napier ($5100)

  • 41.6 FD Points (8.2x)

SG Luke Kennard ($3700) 

  • 27.4 FD Points (7.4x)

SF Michael Beasley ($4200) * My lock of the night

  • 12 FD Points (2.9x)

PF Richaun Holmes ($5000)

  • 24.3 FD Points (4.9x)

C Jahlil Okafor ($7200)

  • 46.4 FD Points (6.4x)

Bonus pick: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ($4400) *I suggested on twitter 

  • 22.8 FD Points (5.2x)

FanDuel NBA DFS 1/29/19 Value Plays

@TheCombineJosh gives his best value plays for the day

There are 7 games on the NBA DFS main slate for Tuesday, January 29th and here are The Combine Presidente’s value picks for the day.  I typically play one or two lineups per night on FanDuel for fun and you can check my results from the previous night at the bottom of the article.  Follow @TheCombineSports and @TheCombineJosh on Twitter for updated information.

Value Plays:

PG Shabazz Napier ($5100)

  • Chicago is a bad team and Napier is a starter thanks to injuries.  Let’s hope for the best and see what we can get from him.

SG Luke Kennard ($3700)

  • Lots of injuries should get Kennard close to 30 minutes tonight.  Cheap enough to take the risk IMO. Follow me on twitter for where I’m putting those extra dollars tonight.

SF Michael Beasley ($4200)

  • B-Easy is looking at some quality minutes with Kuzma out.  Let’s see if he can give us 6-7x tonight.

PF Richaun Holmes ($5000)

  • I’m hoping his return and Ayton likely missing another game, results in a solid 6x night at minimum.

C Jahlil Okafor ($7200)

  • No Randle or Davis = big minutes for Okafor and he should do very well on the boards.

 

Presidente’s Lock of the Night:

SF Michael Beasley ($4200)

 

Previous Night’s Results:

PG Patrick Beverley ($4600)

  • 43 FD Points

SG Andre Iguodala ($4300) * My lock of the night

  • 36.2 FD Points

SF Gary Harris ($4800)

  • 18.3 FD Points

PF Rodions Kurucs ($4100)

  • 10.4 FD Points

C Al Horford ($6900)

  • 53.7 FD Points

Bonus pick: Trey Burke ($4500)

  • 17.9 FD Points

FanDuel NBA DFS 1/28/19 Value Plays

@TheCombineJosh gives his best value plays for the day

There are 5 games on the NBA DFS main slate for Monday, January 28th and here are The Combine Presidente’s value picks for the day.  I typically play one lineup per night on FanDuel for fun and you can check my results from the previous night at the bottom of the article.  Follow @TheCombineSports and @TheCombineJosh on Twitter for updated information.

Games:

NYK @ CHA (CHA -12, O/U 219)

GS @ IND (GS -9, O/U 226)

BKN @ BOS (BOS -10.5, O/U 222)

DEN @ MEM (DEN -6, O/U 208.5)

ATL @ LAC (LAC -6.5, O/U 231.5)

 

Value Plays:

PG Patrick Beverley ($4600)

  • The Hawks just got wrecked by Seth Curry the other night… look for Beverley to do the same. A near triple double like Curry?
  • (Bonus pick: Trey Burke ($4500), he will see some minutes if Frank Ntilikina is out).

SG Andre Iguodala ($4300)

  • I think this game could get out of hand early and then extra garbage time for Iggy.  Cheap enough to take the risk IMO.

SF Gary Harris ($4800)

  • With DEN missing Murray, there will be more opportunities for Harris tonight.  Easy 5xer tonight.

PF Rodions Kurucs ($4100)

  • I’m going cheap here so I can afford some big names tonight.  My gut says RHJ sits tonight and allows Kurucs to get some extra minutes.  Follow me on twitter for where I’m putting those extra dollars tonight.

C Al Horford ($6900)

  • Horford should dominate a banged up BKN team that is terrible.  I anticipate a 20/10 games out of him tonight and a 5x minimum.

 

Presidente’s Lock of the Night:

SF Gary Harris ($4800)

 

Previous Night’s Results:

PG Rajon Rondo ($6700)

  • 29.3 FD Points

SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($4200) * My lock of the night

  • 34.22 FD Points

SF Rudy Gay ($5800) * I pulled him out of my lineups on Twitter

  • 26.2 FD Points

PF James Johnson ($3700)

  • 23.9 FD Points

C Hassan Whiteside ($7100)

  • 44.2 FD Points

Bonus pick: Kelly Oubre ($6000)

  • 30 FD Points

Bonus pick: Aaron Gordon ($6700) 

  • 37 FD Points

Bonus pick: JaVale McGee ($4400) 

  • 6.6 FD Points (Garbage performance, but allowed me to snag Giannis)

Bonus pick: Jarrod Bayless ($4200) * Said I was all-in on Bayless tonight

  • 27.6 FD Points

FanDuel NBA DFS 1/27/19 Value Plays

@TheCombineJosh gives his best value plays for the day

There are 7 games on the NBA DFS main slate for Sunday, January 27th and here are The Combine Presidente’s value picks for the day.  I typically play one lineup per night on FanDuel for fun and you can check my results from the previous night at the bottom of the article.  Follow @TheCombineSports and @TheCombineJosh on Twitter for updated information.

Games:

MIL @ OKC (MIL -1, O/U 234.5)

TOR @ DAL (TOR -5, O/U 219)

ORL @ HOU (HOU -8, O/U 221)

UTAH @ MIN (UTAH -4, O/U 219)

WAS @ SA (SA -4.5, O/U 221)

MIA @ NYK (MIA -5, O/U 210.5)

PHO @ LAL (LAL -7, O/U 224.5)

 

Value Plays:

PG Rajon Rondo ($6700)

  • Not the cheapest… but Rondo should do well against a weak PHO team that is weak at PG. Triple double?

SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($4200)

  • I’ve chosen him a few times lately and gotten a solid 4-5x most times… he could do even better with some expected garbage minutes and a short bench tonight.

SF Rudy Gay ($5800)

  • My gut is telling me SA sits Derozan again tonight in a winnable game vs WAS… which as long as Gay is good to go, makes him a must play at that price.
  • (Bonus pick: Kelly Oubre ($6000), barring update on Derozan/Gay, I’m playing both tonight).

PF James Johnson ($3700)

  • I’m going cheap here so I can afford some big names tonight. Follow me on twitter for where I’m putting those extra dollars tonight.
  • (Bonus pick: Aaron Gordon ($6700), if you aren’t relying on superstars and want a balanced lineup)

C Hassan Whiteside ($7100)

  • This is a risky one since Whiteside can just as easily get ejected as he can put up 20 rebounds and 5 blocks tonight… not much value at C tonight.
  • (Bonus pick: JaVale McGee($4400), needed if you want multiple superstars tonight)

 

Presidente’s Lock of the Night:

SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($4200)

 

Previous Night’s Results:

PG Steph Curry ($9800)

  • 31.1 FD Points

SG Justin Holiday ($4800)

  • 25.2 FD Points

SF Corey Brewer ($4000) * My lock of the night

  • 41.2 FD Points

PF Jonah Bolden ($3800) 

  • 6.6 FD Points

C Mike Muscala ($3500)

  • 15.7 FD Points

Bonus pick: Tareaun Prince ($4700)

  • 27.2 FD Points

Bonus pick: Seth Curry ($3700) * Said he was a MUST START on Twitter

  • 36.6 FD Points

FanDuel NBA DFS 1/26/19 Value Plays

@TheCombineJosh gives his best value plays for the day

There are 4 games on the NBA DFS main slate for Saturday, January 26th and here are The Combine Presidente’s value picks for the day.  I typically play one lineup per night on FanDuel for fun and you can check my results from the previous night at the bottom of the article.  Follow @TheCombineSports and @TheCombineJosh on Twitter for updated information.

Games:

IND@ MEM (IND -5, O/U 203)

GS @ BOS (GS -3.5, O/U 232.5)

PHI @ DEN (DEN -9.5, O/U 228.5)

ATL @ POR (POR -11, O/U 228)

 

Value Plays:

PG Steph Curry ($9800)

  • Not the cheapest… but Curry under $10k is always a steal.

SG Justin Holiday ($4800)

  • With Kyle Anderson out for MEM, Holiday will see a spike in minutes… and hopefully output.

SF Corey Brewer ($4000)

  • With Jimmy Butler out again tonight, Brewer is a safe play at his salary.  Should be an easy 5x-er tonight with Embiid out too.  More opportunities on offense for everyone in PHI.
  • (Bonus pick: Tareaun Prince ($4700), I’m playing both tonight). Follow me on twitter for where I’m putting those extra dollars tonight.

PF Jonah Bolden ($3800)

  • Bolden has gotten a lot of minutes as the backup C off the bench… with Embiid out, I’m going with two lineups tonight… one with Bolden and one with Muscala

C Mike Muscala ($3500)

  • With Embiid out tonight, Muscala should see 30 minutes for minimum salary.  Great deal if he can stay out of foul trouble.

 

Presidente’s Lock of the Night:

SF Corey Brewer ($4000)

 

Previous Night’s Results:

PG Shabazz Napier ($3800)

  • 24.4 FD Points

SG Justin Holiday ($4900) 

  • 17.6 FD Points

SF Gary Harris ($4400)

  • 20.1 FD Points

PF Paul Milsap ($5800) * My lock of the night

  • 40.8 FD Points

C Jarrett Allen ($6600)

  • 10.2 FD Points

Bonus pick: Josh Jackson ($5300)

  • 30.6 FD Points

Bonus pick: Ellie Okobo ($3600)

  • 15.6 FD Points

C Mason Plumelee ($4300) * Said he was a MUST START on Twitter

  • 32.4 FD Points

The Review Of Malibu Ken’s “Malibu Ken”

In the newest edition of Combine Culture, Sparky reviews “Malibu Ken” by Malibu Ken

Malibu Ken is a collaboration of rapper Aesop Rock and producer TOBACCO.  Aesop Rock isn’t a name that many are familiar with.  Aesop Rock is a hip-hop MC with incredible use of wordplay along with his tremendous vocabulary and figurative language in his verses has garnered him a very strong and faithful fanbase.  TOBACCO is an electronic musician is mostly known from his work with the rock band Black Moth Super Rainbow.  With this collaboration, both musicians perfectly blend their strengths to create a very unique listening experience.

When the album first starts you know that “Malibu Ken” is not your standard fare when it comes to hip-hop.  From the first track “Corn Maze” TOBACCO’s use of layered analog synth beats with additional melody overcomes you then you are floored by waves of crazy lyricism.  Aesop Rock just effortlessly flows over the beat and gives the listener so much to dissect that you want to listen with the lyrics to not just keep up but also unpack everything he says.  In fact, every track is like that where you just feel like line after line not just flows to the next so easily but also packs so much into his rhymes them that you’re left wondering how he does it.

Besides the skill that Aesop Rock exudes on “Malibu Ken” it is also his soul as well with many of the tracks.  On tracks like “Tuesday” he digs deep into his life and how disgusted he feels with himself and how the world perceives him.  Other songs like “Dog Years” and “1+1=13” further divulge his mental state and how he grew up.  But not every song on “Malibu Ken” is so deep and introspective with the song “Churro” having very funny and slightly tragic undertones that with a little digging may upset some but also displays a wonderful storytelling skill that is impressive to listen to.

The production on “Malibu Ken” is very unique.  With more and more musicians using modern technology to make music, it is surprising to hear older instruments used in the making of hip-hop.  TOBACCO uses analog synthesizers to creates layered dream-like beats in some tracks and very diminutive simple beats on other tracks.  Both Aesop Rock and TOBACCO feel like they share a singular mind as the lyrics and instrumentals rarely compete with one another but instead just enhance each other to glorious effects.  The only gripe I have with the music production is that it fades for too long at the end of some songs and it feels like the album as whole loses momentum at times.

To fully encapsulate “Malibu Ken” for potential listeners it is great to not just show the musical heights that hip-hop can achieve but also show the skill these musicians can possess.  If you want just your standard rap album with the same subject matter as normal you will definitely want to avoid “Malibu Ken” as it stretches the normal boundaries of writing and musicianship in hip-hop.  If you want to see what the art form of hip-hop can be by two artists that wanted to craft something that is truly special, please give this a listen.

 

 

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