Daily Fantasy NBA 12/27/13: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
December 27, 2013
With the NBA action picking back up this evening in a nine-game set, we’ll be seeing plenty of fantasy implications on the court tonight. There are some interesting plays out there that may not necessarily be on most owners’ radar, so with that in mind let’s take a closer look at a few sleeper and matchup-based prospects for tonight’s games.
Khris Middleton, SF/PF, Milwaukee Bucks: Middleton hasn’t played since Monday, so he’s been off the proverbial radar for a while. Let’s refresh our memories: In his last outing, he managed a whopping 41 minutes with 19 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. He should be getting all sorts of court time--at least in the immediate future, and as a result is a prudent add in fantasy. Middleton and the gang will be in Brooklyn tonight for a good matchup.
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Gerald Green, SG/SF, Phoenix Suns: Green is streaking right now, and while he’s hot he makes a nice addition to your roster. Here’s what he’s done in his last three outings: a combined 63 points, 16 made 3-pointers, 10 rebounds. As long as he keeps nailing shots from outside--and getting a good minutes-load--Green will be fantasy relevant. Try him out tonight on the road against Golden State in what should be a high-scoring game.
Jodie Meeks, SG, Los Angeles Lakers: Meeks has been a solid contributor since Kobe’s departure, and he’s probably the biggest fantasy beneficiary of that situation. In his last outing against the Heat, he posted four made 3-pointers, 17 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals. That makes five double-digit scoring outings in a row. Meeks should be good for a balanced stat sheet tonight in a cushy matchup on the road against the Jazz.
Mirza Teletovic, SF/PF, Brooklyn Nets: Let’s head back to the Nets-Bucks matchup tonight and take a look at Teletovic. He should be good for some lower-end production moving forward, as he’s been averaging over 10 PPG over his last five. Teletovic will likely make a few threes per game and hover around double-digit scoring. Normally he grabs a few rebounds, assists and blocks as well, so he’s got the potential to contribute across the board. The bad news here is that he’s got a trio of tough road matchups looming after the Bucks game.
Reggie Jackson, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder: Jackson certainly was impressive in the Christmas game in New York. He posted 18 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in the blowout win over the Knicks. That follows Jackson’s recent trend of a low-end fantasy breakout, with the potential to keep things going. He’s scored at least 18 in three of his last four and has endeared himself to the coaching staff enough to earn himself plenty of opportunities. The Thunder are in Charlotte tonight.
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