Daily Fantasy NBA 12/30/13: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
December 30, 2013
14 teams will be out on the court in the NBA tonight, which should make for a pretty good evening of basketball. All that action will have a heavy bearing on fantasy leagues everywhere, so with that in mind let’s take a look at some of the notable sleeper names and favorable matchup plays who could have big lines in this evening’s games.
James Johnson, SF/PF, Memphis Grizzlies: Johnson has been contributing across-the-board numbers recently, and he seems to be getting better (and more valuable in fantasy) with each outing. Saturday against Denver he posted 14 points off the bench, along with seven rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block. If you’re looking for a speculation add with upside, he’s your guy right now.
Johnson and the Grizzlies will be at home against the beat-up Bulls tonight, and things are looking pretty good for him as a low-end fantasy option.
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Miles Plumlee, PF/C, Phoenix Suns: Plumlee was superb last week, a three-game surge capped off by his career-high 22 points on Saturday. As if that wasn’t enough, he also grabbed 13 rebounds and three blocks. That was his second double-double in a three-game span.
Minus the stinker in Golden State, Plumlee is rocking out right now. If he can get around 30 minutes or so tonight against the Clippers, he could post another great outing.
Enes Kanter, C, Utah Jazz: There’s no way to mask Kanter’s recent struggles: He’s been pretty bad over the past handful of games. The big man did show some signs of life in his last outing on Saturday, though, with 17 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block against the Clippers.
Kanter’s not going to tear it up on a nightly basis or anything, but he’s got some potential if you’re hurting for a name at C. He’ll be at home against the Bobcats tonight.
Vince Carter, SG/SF, Dallas Mavericks: We’ve been interested in Carter recently thanks to his offensive surge over the past four games or so. In his last appearance against the Bulls on Saturday, he posted 18 points (with three made 3-pointers), four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block. He’s scored at least 14 in the past four games straight.
Who knows how long Carter can keep this up, but while he’s rolling he’s very relevant in fantasy. He’ll be in Minnesota tonight and can deliver some nice low-end numbers to needy fantasy owners.
Josh McRoberts, PF/C, Charlotte Bobcats: Let’s head back to the Jazz-Bobcats matchup and check in on McRoberts. He’s an interesting target: He won’t get you much in the way of points, but has been delivering well in other areas. Case in point, his last outing against Atlanta. McRoberts posted just five points, but had five rebounds, nine assists and a block.
There’s little doubt that he’s struggling offensively right now, but if you can hang in there with him he’ll produce in some of the tougher-to-get areas on the low end.
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