Daily Fantasy NBA 2/12/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 12, 2014
With all the NBA action set for tonight (13 games), fantasy basketball owners everywhere will be poring over their lineups in the coming hours. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the trending players out there on the wire who are making waves as potential adds for this evening’s games.
Zaza Pachulia, C, Milwaukee Bucks: With Larry Sanders out (fractured orbital bone) right now, it looks like Pachulia will be seeing some increased action for the Bucks. He got the start on Monday, and responded with eight points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Pachulia has been playing pretty well since he’s been in the lineup again, and we expect him to maintain a reasonable statistical pace while he’s getting increased minutes. He’s a candidate for a lower-end fantasy add as a Bucks starter, so look his way tonight against the Pelicans if you need help in the middle.
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Tyreke Evans, SG/SF, New Orleans Pelicans: Speaking of the Pelicans, they’ve got a potential add as well in Evans. He’s coming off a nice showing in Toronto on Monday, with 23 points, five rebounds and 10 assists in a loss against the Raptors.
The asterisk attached to Evans right now is his disciplinary situation. He’s been benched recently for reasons that aren’t entirely clear, and he’ll have to keep his head in the game if he wants to keep getting minutes. That said, he’s got a great ceiling for his fantasy level and is probably worth the risk.
Patrick Patterson, PF/C, Toronto Raptors: Let’s visit the aforementioned Raptors and check in with Patterson, who had himself a nice game Monday. He put up 22 points, six rebounds and two assists in the win, which was his third double-digit scoring performance in a row.
Patterson’s minutes will fluctuate based on what the team decides to do with Amir Johnson, but regardless he makes sense as a lower-end pickup. Even if Johnson is in there, Patterson still has value tonight against the Hawks and beyond.
Patrick Beverly, PG/SG, Houston Rockets: Now let’s check out the second Patrick on our list today and see what Beverly’s been up to. Thanks to a pair of strong performances in his last two games, he’s trending as a fantasy add. His most recent performance Monday netted 14 points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals.
Beverly will provide prospective fantasy owners with two main categories: threes and steals. If you’re hurting there, he’s definitely worth a pickup, but don’t expect a whole lot beyond those two stats against Washington tonight and beyond.
Chase Budinger, SG/SF, Minnesota Timberwolves: With Kevin Martin down due to an injury, the next man up is Budinger. He put up 15 points and seven rebounds in his last outing against Houston on Monday, which was his second consecutive double-digit scoring run.
We should expect to see Budinger earning some extra minutes in the near future, so any owners looking for a handful of threes and rebounds per game should kick the tires. The T-Wolves host Denver tonight.
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