Daily Fantasy NBA 2/11/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 11, 2014
We’ve got seven matchups headed our way in the NBA tonight, which means we’ll be seeing a significant fantasy impact out there on the court. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the up-and-coming players out there who are burning up the waiver wire and see if they’re worth adding to your roster. If you’re looking for a sleeper or a matchup play, here’s where to start.
Kendall Marshall, PG, Los Angeles Lakers: Marshall has been pretty hot as a shooter this season. Case in point, his 13-point, 11-assist outing against the Bulls, which was his second double-digit scoring performance in the last three games. He’s been nailing his long-range shots this season, including eight in that three-game span.
With Steve Nash hurting again, it makes sense that Marshall would get some extra minutes. He’s got a nice matchup this evening against the Jazz, and should serve as a nice pickup before then.
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Marvin Williams, PF/SF, Utah Jazz: Let’s stick with that Lakers-Jazz matchup for a moment and check in on Williams. He’s been red-hot recently, and it’s been turning a lot of heads in fantasy. Over his last three outings, he has at least 21 points in each game, including a 23-point effort with five made-threes against Miami on Saturday.
With Williams cooking right now, it makes all sorts of sense to snatch him up in fantasy again. He’s been deadly from outside, putting up a whopping 10 threes in his last two games.
Kirk Hinrich, SG, Chicago Bulls: The Bulls are back from their grueling six-game western road trip, and they’ve returned to the familiar comforts of the UC. Tonight they’ll host Atlanta, and Hinrich is worth a long look for that game and beyond. He’s provided at least 15 points in both of his last two outings, including a 17-point, four-rebound, five-assist, three-steal effort against the Lakers.
The major drawback to Hinrich right now is his minutes limit, which is supposedly capped at 20-25 right now. Don’t get too excited; We’re probably looking at his ceiling. Still, he’s worth looking at for the Hawks.
Dion Waiters, SG, Cleveland Cavaliers: Waiters isn’t the most consistent shooter in the world, but could provide some value in deeper fantasy formats. He’s got double-digits in points over his last pair of outings, with the most recent being 18 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals against Memphis.
If Waiters can remain at least semi-productive, he should continue to get a healthy minutes-load, and thus enough numbers for fantasy relevance. Give him a spin against Sacramento tonight.
Thabo Sefolosha, SG/SF, Oklahoma City Thunder: It’s worth figuring out how to spell Sefolosha’s name and plugging it into the waiver wire list in your fantasy league. He’s been putting up some solid numbers recently, most notably a 12-point, two-rebound, two-assist, four-steal effort against the Knicks on Sunday.
That makes Sefolosha relevant in deeper leagues right now, and we like the way he’s been playing. The matchup against Portland tonight isn’t so great, but he’s worth checking out anyway.
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