You know the saying about statistics and lies, so I won’t repeat it.I don’t think that statistics lie, as much as they don’t tell the whole picture.A wonderful NAFCU member shot me an email this week asking for help. She was worried that her credit union’s staffing level was too high. She saw some statistics (a ratio) that led her to think it was a possibility.NAFCU’s research team publishes a number of reports. Here’s what the NAFCU Benchmark report showed… continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
D’Angelo Russell is surprised he ended up with the Warriors.The 23-year-old guard had been linked to the Timberwolves, Suns and Lakers, amongst others, this offseason but was acquired by Golden State in a sign-and-trade after the Nets landed Kevin Durant. Russell discussed the deal when he met with reporters during his introductory press conference Monday. NBA trade rumors: Grizzlies explore Andre Iguodala market; Rockets, Mavs interested NBA trade news: Warriors send Damian Jones to Hawks for Omari Spellman NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, Warriors among 12 teams attending workout for Amar’e Stoudemire, Monta Ellis “I think it’s something that, you have guys that can shoot, dribble and play make for others. That’s a dangerous combo,” Russell said. “A guy like (Curry), who gets hot anytime throughout the game, it’s something that gives you an advantage throughout the game. To add another guy that can possibly do that, consistently, I think that’s just an extra piece.”D’Angelo Russell on his backcourt partnership with Steph Curry and the idea of a 3-guard lineup with Klay Thompson pic.twitter.com/smNNQwgopZ— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 9, 2019Russell had a career year for the Nets last season, averaging 21.1 points and seven assists while shooting 36.9% from 3-point range. He made his first All-Star team, as well.Russell inked a four-year max contract, but many have speculated the Warriors may look to move him for another asset once Thompson returns healthy. “It was a lot of surprises, just all around, throughout free agency,” Russell said, via The Athletic. “So, I think it’s just one to add to it. I knew it was an opportunity, I knew it was something that could possibly be true. We had to wait until a few other pieces did what they did.”Russell is expected to slot into the Warriors backcourt next to star Stephen Curry next season as Klay Thompson continues to recover from the torn ACL he suffered in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Raptors. Related News “That’s the business of it. It is what it is,” Russell said. “You put yourself in position to go somewhere for a long period of time and it may not be what it is a year later. That’s the business. I’ve come to the realization of that, I understand that. Whatever situation I’m in, I know the business side of it. We’ll just see. I can’t predict it.” D’Angelo Russell understands his partnership with the Warriors may or may not last long term: “You put yourself in a position to go somewhere a long time and it might not be what it is a year later.” pic.twitter.com/ITdbIA99y7— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 9, 2019The Warriors traded Andre Iguodala to the Grizzlies in order to create salary cap space to add Russell.
Injured WRs and TEs are wreaking havoc on the first round of the fantasy playoffs, as T.Y. Hilton, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Evan Engram, Gerald Everett, and Greg Olsen have already been declared out (and Adam Thielen is “doubtful”). There are also a few key pass-catchers (Julian Edelman, Will Fuller, Marquise Brown, Ryan Griffin, David Njoku) who enter the weekend with “questionable” tags, and at least a couple figure to be true game-time decisions. We’ll have the latest updates below throughout the day to help with your Week 14 fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions. For updates on injured RBs Josh Jacobs and Jordan Howard, click here; for the Week 14 weather report, click here. Follow us on Twitter for more news and updates @SN_Fantasy. WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Julian Edelman playing Week 14?UPDATE: Edelman is officially ACTIVE.Edelman (shoulder) is “questionable” for what feels like the 14th-straight week, but once again, he’s in no danger of missing this week’s game. Despite a tough matchup on paper against the Chiefs, Edelman is a must-start in all formats. WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPIs Will Fuller playing Week 14?UPDATE 2: Fuller is officially OUT. UPDATE: Fuller is expected to miss Week 14, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Fuller (hamstring) got in limited practices all week, and he figures to be a true game-time decisions for Sunday’s early-afternoon game against Denver. If Fuller plays, consider him a boom-or-bust WR3, as he is most weeks. If he’s out, bump up Kenny Stills into WR3 territory. WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endMarquise Brown injury updateUPDATE: Brown is officially ACTIVE.Brown (ankle) is once again “questionable” despite practicing most of the week. This is fairly common for him, so it’s likely he suits up for Sunday’s early-afternoon game against the Bills. The exciting rookie has been the definition of a boom-or-bust WR3 this year. Given his matchup against Buffalo’s stout secondary, he’s riskier than usual in all formats, but we thought that two weeks ago against the Rams when he caught two scores. If you need higher-ceiling players in your lineup, you can stick with Brown. MORE WEEK 14: Sleepers | Busts | Start ’em, sit ’emIs David Njoku playing Week 14?UPDATE: Njoku is officially ACTIVE. Njoku (wrist) has been officially activated from injured reserve and is fully expected to play on Sunday against the Bengals. Njoku hasn’t played since Week 2, so it’s tough to know what to expect here, but given his talent level and the relatively soft defense he’ll be facing, he’s a legit low-end TE1 this week. MORE WEEK 14 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup Builder Ryan Griffin injury updateUPDATE: Griffin is officially ACTIVE. Griffin (illness) manged to get in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, but he’s still listed as “questionable” for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.Considering he got some practice time in, it’s unlikely he’ll miss the game like teammate Le’Veon Bell. As long as he’s active, have him in your lineup. If he’s out, Daniel Brown and Trevon Wesco will split time at tight end.