Wednesday’s resourceful plays from RosterResource…
Greivis Vasquez – Unfortunate that Kyle Lowry is still is having an issue with his back, as Vasquez is likely to be a core value play tonight. We’re counting on him for nearly 20 fantasy points here in well over 30 minutes.
Tony Allen – While Allen faces a tough matchup against visiting Cleveland, his positive fantasy production is hard to ignore. The Cavs are one of the worst team’s in the league against SGs. Allen is exceeding most every night despite a steady increase in salary. Like to see more than 25 FPs from Allen in this feature matchup, as he can be versatile in all formats.
P.J. Tucker – The Suns forward has been strong of late, averaging over 30 fantasy points in his last three outings, playing well over 30-35 minutes. We’re only asking him to get close to those figures for a great night against visiting Sacramento on a back-to-back for the Kings.
Kenneth Faried – Manimal surprising let his fantasy fans down last time out at ORL, but that was the last game of a five-game road trip in which he rested one game. Lately, though Faried has gone for 40 or more fantasy points several times this month. Blowout potential here with the Nuggets favored by double digits.
Ty Lawson – The DEN guard should enjoy the up-tempo tonight at home against the 76ers after he fizzled at the end of the Nugs’ road trip. He made his projections in the two games prior following his rest day, including a a near 40-point fantasy game at MIA last week. The caution here is the perceived lopsided matchup, as the Sixers, while showing some spunk, are on the back-to-back in the Mile High.
Jusef Nurkic – The 20-year-old Bosnian picks up too many fouls as times, but as a starter gives the Nuggets the missing size up front. He was used by coach Melvin Hunt extensively on the last two games of a long road trip and he responded with fantasy performances of 25.5 and 28.75 fantasy. Now the Nuggets are back home against a road-tripping Philly.
Robert Covington – Covington has been a bust quite frankly this entire month and is only a tournament punt only, as when he is on, he provides the punch at 4.5k at DK. Here, against a comparable opponent, we have the chance to score again. He had over 30 FPs last night, while putting up 40 FPs against SAC nearly two weeks ago. The total here opened around 207.
Ish Smith – Can Ish Smith continue to bring us all that value that he has brought us for pretty much the entire month of March despite a slow rise in salary? He turns the ball over quite a bit, and his shooting is poor, but Smith usually has met his expectation with several 8-to-10 fantasy point upside performances. This should be a good up-tempo contest, as the total opened at around 207.
Donatas Motiejunas – D Mo has made his price in five-straight, but has seen a steady increase in salary over that stretch. Donatas is a near 40 minute player of late. Dwight Howard returns tonight on limited minutes, but Terrence Jones remains for the HOU front court.
Al Horford – The ATL center hasn’t been terrific fantasy-wise lf late, as far as making a true value, but we give him a shot to go for more than 30 fantasy at the smaller Magic. The Hawks are favored by 8 here and are expected to score nearly 105 points. Horford is still near his season low salary.
Paul Millsap – Millsap has been super steady of late, making his cash-game backers satisfied. 8k, however, is a recent high water mark for the ATL PF, but expect the Hawks to have a good matchup with the Magic down low. Atlanta has played eight of its last 10 games on the road, so use sparingly.
Aaron Brooks – With Kyle Lowry out for opponent TOR, Brooks could get a call with his 5.9k price tag at FanDuel. Brooks handed out 10 assists last night against a Charlotte team that doesn’t handle the perimeter very well, similar to the Raptors in that regard. Brooks has averaged nearly 30 FPs over the last two games.
Enes Kanter – Enes is our other superstar play. Considering the Kanter has had his salary rise dramatically over his hot stretch, but the production just keeps rising right along with it. Surely, a regression may come soon as his price rises near 7k at FD, but everybody is probably going to want a piece of Enes on Wednesday night.
Steven Adams – Adams is an unstoppable fantasy force. Well, almost. He has smashed projections even with his dramatic rise in salary. That, of course, came with his increased minutes with the Thunder’s awful injury situation. We still think he can come up with with 4x tonight at San Antonio, continuing to play upwards of 30 minutes.
Brook Lopez – BroLo has been pretty terrific for his backers for most of March, and while everyone is quick to note the outlier of 68.5 fantasy versus Milwaukee last week, be sure to note the usual 40-point fantasy performances he has been putting up with regularity. Charlotte has question marks in the front court tonight with Al Jefferson (knee) and Cody Zeller (shoulder), both listed as questionable overnight.
Jeremy Lin – We’ll likely come back again tonight on Lin in some form, as he has starred in his starting role over the last two games. The Timberwolves have all sorts of injury issues, which may aid the Lakers here on a back-to-back out of OKC.
Jordan Clarkson – Jordan exploded for a career-high 30 points last night, compelling over 50 FPs along the way. Caution on the Lakers back-to-back, but Clarkson has rarely been a disappointment fantasy-wise this entire month.
Zach Lavine – Zach is a thrilling performer that will put you on the edge of your seat, for better or worse, several times during a basketball game. He really has treated us nicely when he has started for Ricky Rubio. With the T-Wolves listing six current rostered players on the overnight injury report, Zach is likely to start against this season’s worst defense against PG.
Giorgi Dieng – Giorgi is approaching 7k again and has been inconsistent of late, but gets a good matchup against the Lakers on their back-to-back. With all of Minnesota’s injuries, Dieng is going to play upwards of 40 minutes it would seem. Keep a close eye on the entire Timberwolves injury situation tomorrow.