Saturday isn’t the busiest of days, but there are some potential blowouts, which means there will be a number of cheaper players that get big minutes. Let’s find them.
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Alec Burks, $5,100.
The 76ers have no interest in winning so it’s a nice game to roll with some cheap Jazz players. I’m taking Burks above Trey Burke because he’s cheaper.
Danny Green, $4,500.
The Magic are brutal on the road and Green is a guy that can go off if given the chance. He’ll get his chances in this game.
Gordon Hayward, $7,500.
And another Jazz man. Hayward is the most consistent of the team and doesn’t cost too much. I like my chances.
Boris Diaw, $5,000.
If Boris is getting 30 minutes in this game, he’s the play of the night. He can get the job done in a number of ways, definitely against the Magic.|
Marc Gasol, $7,600.
This is going to be a close game and Gasol is going to be active against Al Jefferson all night. I expect a quality night from him in the 40 Fantasy Point range.
Patty Mills, $4,100.
I’ll put my money on Mills getting plenty of playing time, maybe even the entire fourth quarter if the game gets that out of hand, which it could.
Carmelo Anthony, $10,000.
I wasn’t going to do this, but now I am. Melo isn’t getting 40 points each night, but you have to think he’ll get plenty against the Cavs in this one. I’m guessing 50-60 Fantasy Points.
Matt Barnes, $5,700.
I like the upside Barnes has as he’s played 70 minutes in the last two games. He’s also shooting well and has solid rebound numbers for a SF. Take him.
Even with only six games going on Tuesday night in the Association, there are a number of players I like across the set of game. Roster below for use at DraftKings.com.
Kendall Marshall, $5,100.
Should we give up on Marshall? No. He got the start last night which is good enough for me. The Pelicans aren’t great against PGs either.
Gerald Green, $6,000.
The kid is playing well and the Clips aren’t that great of a defensive team, especially on the road. For the price, Green still brings value.
Kent Bazemore, $4,400.
I hate going with so many Lakers, but Bazemore is getting minutes on a team that always plays in a high-scoring game. What’s not to like?
Markieff Morris, $5,700.
Another Sun? Why not. These guys can score in bunches and they’ll definitely need it against the Clippers. Ride the big ball of heat.
DeAndre Jordan, $7,200.
On the other end of the court is this cat. Jordan has been playing great lately and he’s still relatively cheap. I’ll take it.
Perry Jones, $3,000.
We all know the 76ers aren’t trying anymore and that means PJ3 could easily put in 30 minutes for this game. Sign up all of the Thunder’s reserve players if possible.
Paul George, $9,000.
The Pacers aren’t playing great at the moment and this will be another tough one. Expect George to step up in a high-scoring and hopefully close game.
Dwight Howard, $9,400.
Let’s see what the Heat can do against Howard. My money is on Dwight to have a pretty big game, especially at home.
Compared to a usual Friday, this is somewhat of a small schedule with only seven NBA games tonight. Nevertheless, that’s still enough games to pick up some value plays for your squad.
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Mike Conley, $7,000.
He may not be playing at the same level from before his injury, but this matchup could change that. The Thunder defense has not done much as of late.
J.R. Smith, $5,500.
While his numbers aren’t at where they could be, Smith is getting the minutes to produce. That may come to fruition against the Warriors.
Wesley Johnson, $4,700.
Due to injuries, the minutes have been there for Johnson. Even better is this game against the Kings, who don’t play defense.
Markieff Morris, $5,800.
Morris has been underrated for the past month and his price is still sitting at a favorable range.
Marc Gasol, $7,100.
As said with Conley, the Thunder defense hasn’t been great and Gasol can fill up more than one category on the stat sheet.
Kawhi Leonard, $5,200.
He returned to the lineup Wednesday and put in 29 minutes. As long as he’s on the court, Leonard can do something for your team.
MarShon Brooks, $3,200.
He provides instant offense for the Lakers off the bench and is getting at least 20 minutes per night.
Carmelo Anthony, $11,000.
Melo is scoring at a ridiculous rate at the moment and now gets the Warriors, who don’t really have anyone to mark him up. This could easily be another 60 Fantasy Point night.
Unfortunately the weekend is over, but fortunately there is plenty of daily games to take part in on Monday. Even with only five NBA games, there are plenty of poor defenses in action.
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Brandon Knight, $6,700.
BK has started to look like a legit fantasy PG over the past month and that definitely will continue against the 76ers. Look at his price too.
Kyle Singler, $4,100.
For his price, I’m going to keep putting Singler in my lineups. He gets 30-plus minutes every game and the Pistons don’t play defense so you know it’ll be a high-scoring.
Draymond Green, $5,200.
All Dray will continue to get minutes as long as the Warriors frontcourt is beat up. The Pistons will have a problem guarding his flexibility as well.
Thaddeus Young, $7,400.
His numbers from last game are ridiculous and now he faces the Bucks. While Young seems a bit pricey, it’s not that much for his upside.
Enes Kanter, $5,800.
Give Kanter the opportunity and he will put up numbers. Give him a start against the Celtics and he’s a steal.
Will Bynum, $4,000.
Bynumite continues to get minutes with the new coach and he puts up numbers no matter what. At his price, that isn’t all that bad.
Rajon Rondo, $7,400.
Here’s another guy I’ll keep using if the price doesn’t go up. Rondo will be back on Monday and faces the Jazz.
David Lee, $8,000.
He should be back from a stomach flu and you know the Warriors will get at least 110 points in this one.
My last column got me to 29th overall in the DraftKings freeroll game with over 2,200 people. I’m going to one-up that and make the top 10 on Friday. Ready?
Rajon Rondo, $7,600.
Well, he didn’t get traded so there’s that. Rondo is facing the one of the worst defenses in the league so that’s reason enough to get him. His numbers have gotten back to normal for a couple weeks now and he’s definitely worth the price.
Kyle Singler, $3,900.
The fact that Singler has fouled out in two straight games yet still has played 69 minutes is pretty weird, but the fact that he’s getting a ton of playing time is good enough for the shooter.
Tobias Harris, $6,300.
Whereas the Magic are brutal on the road, they are actually not terrible at home. That’s where Harris comes in. He’s looked better since the ASG break as well.
Carmelo Anthony, $10,300.
On the other end of the court, it’s not like the Magic play great defense by any means. Then you have Melo coming off a 42-point game. Good enough for me.
Elton Brand, $4,200.
The veteran is getting more minutes lately due to injuries and now faces a Detroit frontcourt that isn’t all that good defensively.
Kendall Marshall, $6,700.
His assist numbers are off the charts and you know he’s going to keep getting these 40-minute games. The Lakers are going to juice Marshall for all he’s worth.
Boris Diaw, $5,200.
He’s getting 30 minutes per night due to injuries and is just over $5,000. There’s no reason not to like the Frenchman.
Carlos Boozer, $5,800.
He’s back in the starting lineup after a calf injury and gets to face the struggling Nuggets. Look at his price.