In doing the fantasy autopsy, I like to go over where I went right and wrong in my previous night’s picks. It’s also important to see what could have been done better but also understand what is out of your control.
Where I went right
Kyle O’Quinn continues to outperform his salary. He came in with a robust 36 point night with only a $3900 investment. He seems to be splitting minutes with Joakim Noah but apparently has gained the trust of coach Jeff Hornacek. More, please.
Where I went wrong
I took a gamble on Ramon Rondo, and I wouldn’t say I lost, his salary was only $4400, so I can live with 17.4 points a game. Rondo isn’t scoring much, but I don’t put him in the lineup for that. I pick him because of the other things he does on the court. Namely, he’s excellent at assists. Rondo delivered eight assists in just 23 minutes. That’s just outstanding production.
The Bulls’ starter, Michael Carter-Williams had an even worse night, which would explain why Rondo is peeved about being on the bench. He knows he’s playing better. It will be interesting to see if Coach Fred Hoiberg lets bygones be bygones and just plays the best player at point guard
The stuff you can’t control
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope aside from holding the God Shammgod award for the best name in the NBA is so far having his best season as a pro. He is still a bargain at shooting the guard on Fanduel, so I picked him up without a second thought last night. He promptly went and got injured, netting me 1 point.Injuries are a part of fantasy sports and sometimes they are going to happen. The expected output from Caldwell-Pope would have given me the victory. I still feel good about the lineup I created.
So there you have it, we live to fight another day. When it comes to betting, bet with your head not over it. If you can’t afford to play, don’t.
Onward and upward!