Daily Fantasy NBA 2/24/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 24, 2014
The NBA will be cruising into the new workweek tonight with five matchups on the schedule. Even though it’s not necessarily a heavy evening of basketball, there will still be plenty of fantasy considerations to keep in mind. With that, let’s take our daily look at the trending players out there and see if anyone is worth an add to your fantasy roster.
DeMarre Carroll, SF/PF, Atlanta Hawks: There hasn’t been much to like about the Hawks lately, but that was before they played the hapless Knicks. Carroll broke out on Saturday, notching a career-high 24 points and adding six rebounds and two steals along the way.
That follows a down-game against Detroit (likely due to a balky hamstring), so this is good for Carroll’s fantasy value. Keep in mind, he doesn’t play until tomorrow against Chicago, but is worth a look in most mid-to-deep leagues.
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Enes Kanter, C, Utah Jazz: We’ve been following Kanter pretty closely over the past few days, and he’s provided some pretty good value for his fantasy level. Saturday against Minnesota, he tallied 25 points, seven rebounds, an assist and a steal, which was his second straight 25-point outing and fourth straight double-digit points total overall.
With Derrick Favors hurting, Kanter has really come into his own. As long as he’s getting the minutes (and he should be regardless), he’s a solid fantasy play. The Jazz host Boston tonight.
Kyle Singler, SG/SF, Detroit Pistons: Singler is a relative newcomer to the waiver wire radar, but he’s been making quite an impression over the last several games. He didn’t score a ton in his last outing (seven points), but still managed five rebounds, two assists and three steals against Dallas.
Singler has been getting starts recently, and as his minutes-load has risen so has his production. As long as that trend continues, you can kick the tires. The Warriors come to town this evening.
Brian Roberts, PG/SG, New Orleans Pelicans: We’ve visited with Roberts from time to time in this space recently, and he’s making an appearance again. He struggled from the floor against the Wizards on Saturday, but still put up seven points, an assist, nine rebounds and a pair of steals.
That scoring letdown broke a string of seven straight double-digit points outings for Roberts, but it’s good to know he’ll still contribute in other ways if he’s not hitting. The Clippers are in New Orleans tonight.
Jermaine O’Neal, C, Golden State Warriors: We’ll finish up today with a relative risk in O’Neal. He came out of nowhere on Saturday to hang 23 points and 13 rebounds against the Nets, and has garnered some significant fantasy attention because of it.
That said, O’Neal hadn’t done much of anything before this, so this really came as a shock to pretty much everyone. On the optimistic side, he may put up some decent points/rebounds totals with Bogut hurting, but probably won’t replicate Saturday’s performance in any way, shape or form against Detroit tonight.
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