Daily Fantasy NBA 1/27/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
January 27, 2014
We’ve got a pretty busy evening coming up in the NBA, and that means there will be plenty of fantasy implications out there on the court tonight. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at the trending names on the wire right now and see if anyone’s worth your time and consideration in their starts tonight.
Terrence Ross, SG/SF, Toronto Raptors: There’s really not much question about it: Ross is the hottest add off the wire right now. He came out of nowhere on Saturday night to drop a franchise-record (tie) 51 points on the Clippers, connecting on a whopping 10 three-pointers.
This is hard to pin on anything but fluke territory, but there are some things to like about Ross. He seems to put up good points numbers if he gets the minutes (30-ish), and has four double-digit outings in his last six games. He won’t drop 50 on Brooklyn, but might be worth a pickup anyway.
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sport
DeMarre Carroll, SF/PF, Atlanta Hawks: We’ve visited with Carroll quite a bit over the past couple of weeks, and he maintains a strong waiver wire presence with his recent play. He returned from a one-game injury absence (hamstring) to put up 12 points, six rebounds and four assists against Milwaukee.
Carroll has been earning his keep with the Hawks hit by injuries, and he should continue to play well. You might be able to get him on the sly and stick him in the lineup for OKC tonight.
Darren Collison, PG, Los Angeles Clippers: Collison has done a nice job filling in for Chris Paul, and even though he’s been hampered by a toe injury, he’s putting up some nice lines on the Clips’ current road trip. He put up 12 points, six rebounds and four steals against the Raptors, which was his third consecutive double-digit scoring outing.
If Collison is still available in your league and you’re looking for point guard depth, you can’t really do much better. As long as his toe doesn’t flare up again, he should do fine in Milwaukee tonight.
D.J. Augustin, PG, Chicago Bulls: Augustin’s likeability dipped a bit following a seven-point performance last week, but he was back in owners’ good graces against Charlotte. He put up 28 points, three assists and two steals on Saturday, which gives him six double-digit scoring performances in his last seven.
Augustin is about all the Bulls have left at PG, so he’ll continue to hold some strong value. Look for at least 20 points tonight against Minnesota.
Lou Williams, PG/SG, Atlanta Hawks: Let’s head back down to Atlanta for a moment and check out Williams, who also deserves your attention. He put up 18 points and five assists in Milwaukee Saturday, which gives him double-digits in three of his last four outings. He also made three triples.
Williams has a lower ceiling compared to some of the other guys out there, but is still worth a good long look in most leagues. He’ll stay in the low-20s as far as minutes, but should still come up with decent numbers against OKC.
For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.