Daily Fantasy NBA 2/19/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 19, 2014
With the NBA kicking back into gear last night, we’ve officially begun the post-All-Star portion of the season, and from here it’s a sprint to the finish in fantasy leagues. We’ve got another heavy set of games headed our way tonight (11), so let’s take our daily look at some of the trending players out there who you should be considering for an addition to your fantasy basketball lineup.
Brian Roberts, PG/SG, New Orleans Pelicans: With Jrue Holiday banged up, Roberts has been a trendy add in fantasy circles recently. He’s delivered on his statistical promise, providing owners with five straight double-digit performances heading into the All-Star break. He’s also provided nine steals during that span, which has been a nice bonus for those relying on him.
Roberts and the gang will be at home against the Knicks tonight. We don’t see a whole lot of resistance there, so go ahead and pick him up if you’re looking that way.
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Chris Kaman, PF/C, Los Angeles Lakers: Of all the Lakers names on the waiver wire radar right now, Kaman is probably the one to have. He’s got three straight games with a double-double, and in his most recent outing he provided 19 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and a block.
Kaman has been good for across-the-board stats during his run, and has provided nine blocks in his last four games. As long as Dwight Howard doesn’t get in his way, he should have a fine game tonight at home against the Rockets.
Corey Brewer, SG/SF, Minnesota Timberwolves: With Kevin Martin out for another week or two, Brewer is the go-to guy as his replacement. In his last appearance before the break, he provided 22 points, two rebounds, an assist and five steals. That was just his most recent double-digit scoring performance; He’s done so in three of the last four games.
As long as Brewer doesn’t get into foul trouble early, he should be good for a nice stat-line. The drawback here is that he has an ugly matchup against the Pacers this evening.
Marvin Williams, SF/PF, Utah Jazz: Williams has been doing well for enterprising fantasy owners recently, and he’s only had one relative dud of a game in his last five. Just before the break, he put up a nice double-double against Philly, with 13 points and 14 rebounds in the Jazz’s third straight victory.
If Williams can get a pretty decent minutes-load--say high-20s minutes--he should have a nice game against Brooklyn tonight. At least kick the tires on him.
Taj Gibson, PF/C, Chicago Bulls: We’ve talked about Gibson a couple of times over the All-Star break, and here’s where he gets to pay off for fantasy owners who pick him up. He’s been one of the Bulls’ best players recently, with four straight double-digit scoring lines and two double-doubles in that span.
Gibson and the gang will head north of the border for their first post-break game in Toronto tonight. If he’s still available in your league, he’s a definite must-add, especially while he’s playing this well.
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