DAILY FANTASY BASKETBALL IS BACK!!!!! Wow, I thought that break would never end! We’ve got a fairly nice slate of games today with 9 games on the slate, so let’s get right to it. These are the guys I’ll be considering for my daily fantasy line ups.
Lebron James had two of his best games of the year in the last two fantasy performances. He posted fantasy point totals of 59 and 71 in those last two games and should continue to play at this high level.
Carmelo Anthony has a tough match up as Memphis has allowed the lowest total points over the last 10 games. Melo was still able to get 47 fantasy points the last time he played them and if he’s at a nice price might be a nice GPP play on Tuesday.
Blake Griffin is playing at an elite level right now, but has a somewhat tough match up with the Spurs on Tuesday. That being said he’s still averaged 32 fantasy points in 2 games against the Spurs, and with the way he’s playing right now he could be worth a play.
NOW ONTO THE REST OF THE PLAYS
Michael Carter-Williams might be over looked by some people simply because I fully expect people to be all over Kyrie Irving. Irving had a good all-star game and won the MVP, but I still don’t trust him to play any defense in any type of game. MCW has averaged 45 fantasy points over 3 contests already this year against Cleveland. He’s the type of point guard I really like to use because he can fill up the stat columns in a couple different categories.
Arron Affalo had some tough games before the all-star break, but I fully expect him to bounce back in the first game out. He’s got a nice match up with a Bucks team that struggles to defend the SG position. Affalo had his best game of the year in a previous match up with the Bucks where he went for 64 fantasy points.
Goran Dragic ill be playing the Denver Nuggets in the first game back out of the break and they have been giving up a ton of points. Before the all-star break the Nuggets were giving up 110 points per game over the last 10 games. Dragic has scored over 20 points in 7 of the last 8 games before the break while also adding in some steals and assists to rack up the fantasy point total.
Nikola Vucevic seemed to be back and fully healthy before the break as he was able to play 37 minutes in both the games prior to the break. He’s matched up with a very weak Bucks front court that should allow him to post a double-double in this contest. He’s averaging 32.5 fantasy points in the two previous contests with the Bucks this year.
Wilson Chandler should benefit from Ty Lawson being out again and he’s been pretty consistent without him. He’s priced fairly around the industry and has posted 24 or more fantasy points in the last 5 games. Phoenix is giving up 105 points per game and I fully expect Chandler to get his fair amount of shots.
AND THE VALUE GUYS TO FIT THE STUDS
Dion Waiters is priced pretty well around the industry, but he does come with a slight risk. He’s played over 20 minutes in each of the last 5 games and will be matched up with the 76ers who are 28th against the SG position.
Kyle Singler has played over 30 minutes in 7 straight games and even over 40 at times. He’s priced near minimum on most sites and as long as he’s priced there then you have a good chance to hit value in those type of minutes. He’s put up at least 20 fantasy points in the last 2 games before the all-star break.
Mike Conley will play for the Grizzlies so the value of Nick Calathes is gone.
Ty Lawson is expected to miss the Nuggets game.
Anderson Varejao did not travel with the Cavaliers for their game.