Daily Fantasy NBA 2/21/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 21, 2014
With a heavy 10-game schedule on tap, the NBA will be very active this evening. That means there will be plenty of fantasy considerations out there as we get our lineups adjusted for the upcoming schedule. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at the trending players who are making waves as potential fantasy adds right now.
Patrick Mills, PG, San Antonio Spurs: With Tony Parker banged up, Mills has been a revelation for the Spurs this week. In two games since the break, he’s scored 54 points and hauled in eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals. He’s the dictionary definition of a hot fantasy trend at the moment.
Even when Parker comes back, you’ll probably be able to rely on Mills for at least a while before things get back to normal. Regardless, he needs to be owned everywhere before tonight’s game against Phoenix.
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Tim Hardaway, Jr. SG, New York Knicks: Hardaway has vastly exceeded expectations this season, and he’s just about the only person--save Carmelo Anthony--who can make that claim. He’s coming off another effective outing Wednesday against the Pelicans, pouring in a much-needed 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Hardaway has nailed seven three-pointers in his last two games, and he’s always good for a handful of threes. The Knicks will become increasingly reliant on him as the season progresses, starting tonight in a primo matchup against Orlando.
Jodie Meeks, SG, Los Angeles Lakers: Now that Steve Blake is out of L.A. Meeks has become a must-own player in any fantasy format. He returned from an ankle injury on Wednesday to put up 19 points, a rebound, two assists and a steal against Houston, and we can only expect his workload to expand from here.
Meeks was one of the hottest fantasy players out there before he got hurt, and now that he’s back you’ll want to make a move before someone else does. The Lakers host Boston tonight.
P.J. Tucker, SG/SF, Phoenix Suns: Let’s go back to tonight’s Spurs-Suns matchup for a moment to check out Tucker. We’re not sure exactly where his recent hot streak came from, but we know he’s worth a look in fantasy. He’s posted double-doubles in three of his last four games, including a 10-point, 11-rebound, six-assist effort in his last outing.
Tucker is providing enterprising owners with steady points and rebounds with a handful of assists and steals each game, which sounds pretty darn appealing to us. He’s at least worth kicking the tires on if he’s available in your league.
Josh McRoberts, PF/C, Charlotte Bobcats: McRoberts has been something of a grab-bag in fantasy recently. His steady stat has been three-pointers; He’s hit three in each of his last four outings. Aside from that, you can count on a pretty good amount of rebounds and/or assists with each outing, depending on how the game goes.
Weekly leaguers will definitely want to check out McRoberts as a plug-in option during busy stretches, and daily/seasonal owners can give him a look, too. He gets New Orleans at home tonight.
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