Daily Fantasy NBA 1/26/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Today's Matchups
January 26, 2014
We’ve got eight games coming up today in the NBA, same as yesterday. That means we’ll be seeing lots more fantasy action out there on the court during the coming hours. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the trending names out there who may be able to make a difference for your fantasy team today.
Mirza Teletovic, SF/PF, Brooklyn Nets: Teletovic flat-out exploded on Friday night against Dallas, accounting for a career-high 34 points in the win. The outing included a whopping 24 points in just the second quarter, seven three-pointers and a 12-of-18 shooting line.
Hmm. Teletovic has been good for a solid outing here and there, but nothing like this. That said, he’s definitely worth owning in just about every league due to his potential, just don’t expect another 34 today in Boston.
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Marcus Thornton, SG, Sacramento Kings: Thanks to a career-high (tie) scoring outing on Friday against the Pacers, Thornton is riding high on the waiver wire charts right now. He posted 42 points, five rebounds and a steal, notching seven three-pointers in the process.
The big line is exciting, but prospective owners should be cautious here. Thornton is likely getting shown off as trade bait, and will revert back to his single-digit scoring ways soon. That said, he’s not as bad-looking as a short-term option this weekend. He’ll see the Nuggets today.
Tobias Harris, SF/PF, Orlando Magic: Harris has just about reached must-own territory by now, so if he’s still out there in your league, pounce on him. He’s coming off a 28-point, 20-rebound game against the Lakers on Friday, which was his second double-double in a row.
We’d like to see a little more long-range scoring from Harris, but we’re not going to be picky here. Start him with confidence in New Orleans today.
Boris Diaw, PF/C, San Antonio Spurs: With San Antonio hurting right now due to injuries, Diaw has been able to come into his own lately. He’s coming off a nice night against Atlanta, with 21 points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block. That’s double-digit points in three of his last four.
Diaw’s minutes have been difficult to predict, but on average they seem to be hovering in the mid-to-high 20s, which should be enough for a long consideration today against the Heat.
Gerald Wallace, SF/PF, Boston Celtics: Although he didn’t quite fill up the stat sheet as well as he did in his first start, Wallace did a pretty good job in his second on Friday. He put up 13 points, two rebounds, three assists and three steals against Oklahoma City, which should further solidify his playing time over the next few games.
While Avery Bradley is on the mend, Wallace should see an extended workload, so it’s open season for the next six or seven days. He’ll see Brooklyn at home tonight.
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