Daily Fantasy NBA 2/8/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 8, 2014
We’ve got a pretty decent-sized schedule happening in the NBA tonight, so that means we’ll be tinkering with our fantasy lineups quite a bit over the coming hours. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the up-and-coming players out there who should be on your radar as potential adds and starts in this evening’s games.
Khris Middleton, SF/PF, Milwaukee Bucks: We’ve visited with Middleton a few times over the past couple of weeks, and he continues to maintain a strong waiver wire presence. It’s pretty easy to see why: He’s been one of the few bright spots on a crummy Bucks team, with at least 19 points in his past two games.
Middleton is coming off a 25-point, six-rebound, three-assist, two-steal performance in his last outing and he should continue to get minutes as his teammates keep going down with injuries. Bank on him as a big contributor tonight against the Rockets.
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Danny Green, SG/SF, San Antonio Spurs: Like Middleton, we’ve been checking out Green in this space with increasing frequency. He deserves the attention as well: He’s got at least 17 points in each of his last two games, with a combined 15 rebounds, five assists, two steals and four blocks in that time frame.
Green isn’t exactly well-known for scoring sprees, but he’s got a tasty matchup coming tonight in Charlotte. We fully expect him to keep his run of solid games going, and he should be an across-the-board contributor.
Nick Calathes, PG/SG, Memphis Grizzlies: It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Calathes, so let’s see what he’s been up to. He’s coming off a nice game (minus the icky six turnovers) against Dallas, accounting for 16 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals.
As long as Mike Conley is banged up, Calathes is a solid option in the short term. He’s got a decent matchup in Atlanta tonight, and thus should be able to reach double-digits in scoring and pitch in with a handful of other stats as well.
Mike Scott, PF, Atlanta Hawks: Let’s stick with that Grizzlies-Hawks matchup tonight and check out Scott. He’s been a shining lower-end fantasy pickup recently, providing consistent numbers off the Atlanta bench. In his last five appearances, he has at least 14 points, an assist and five rebounds in each game.
You’re not going to get much in the way of steals or blocks from Scott, but for how cheaply you can probably get him--and for a relatively low minutes-load--he’s a wise target.
Terrence Jones, SF/PF, Houston Rockets: Now we’ll head back to that Rockets-Bucks matchup to take a look at Jones. If he’s still out there in your league, you’d be silly to let him flounder on the waiver wire, as he’s been one of the most efficient players in the league. He’s got at least 16 points in his last four outings and makes his living taking high-percentage shots from the paint.
Jones will be a big contributor against a bad Bucks team tonight, and we’re thinking he’ll land in the double-double area by the time the game’s finished. Even if you don’t need him, he makes a great sell-high piece in fantasy right now and shouldn’t be ignored.
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