Daily Fantasy NBA 2/26/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 26, 2014
With a busy 10-game schedule set for the NBA tonight, fantasy owners everywhere will be flocking to the waiver wire to try and get a jump on the latest trends. With that in mind, let’s take our daily dose of trending players in fantasy basketball. Here’s a look at some of the guys who are being added right now; Let’s see if anyone’s right for your team.
Jermaine O’Neal, C, Golden State Warriors: After his out-of-nowhere 23-point, 13-rebound game against Brooklyn, O’Neal burst onto the waiver wire scene. He followed that up with another double-double, this one with 16 points and 10 boards in Detroit.
Even with the encouraging statistics since returning from his wrist injury, this is O’Neal’s ceiling. That said, if you’re a deeper-league owner who wants to take a chance, keep in mind that he’s an injury risk who could very well come back to earth in Chicago tonight.
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O.J. Mayo, PG/SG, Milwaukee Bucks: Welcome back, O.J. Mayo. In 35 minutes against the Sixers on Wednesday, he provided seven three-pointers, 25 points, a rebound, three assists and a steal. It was his second double-digit scoring performance in the last three games.
All that said, a Mayo add is probably only for the adventurous deeper-league owners. We’ll need to see a larger sample size before we deem his conditioning issues behind him. He’s also got a tough one tomorrow night in Indianapolis.
Kyle Singler, SG/SF, Detroit Pistons: Singler has been all the rage in fantasy recently, more so after his stat-sheet-filling 18 points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks against the Warriors in his last outing. That’s nine double-digit scoring totals in his last 10 games.
For lower-end across-the-board production, it doesn’t get much better than Singler right now. He should be able to provide stats in just about every category on a semi-regular basis. The Pistons have a couple of tough Texas games ahead, starting tonight in San Antonio.
Vince Carter, SG/SF, Dallas Mavericks: Carter caught fire from downtown in the Garden on Monday night, nailing seven three-pointers against the can’t-catch-a-break Knicks. When he was finished, he had 23 points, three rebounds, three assists and a block to his credit.
If Carter’s still out there in your league, he’s definitely worth a look. He’s been producing way above expectations for quite some time now, and this effort will only serve to increase his fantasy visibility. He gets the Pelicans at home tonight.
Pablo Prigioni, PG/SG, New York Knicks: Speaking of the aforementioned Knicks, Prigioni is making some noise on the waiver wire--it’s not for reasons you might expect, though.
Teammate Raymond Felton was arrested on gun charges following New York’s loss to the Mavericks on Monday, and in the wake of that situation Prigioni will get an up-tick in minutes due to disciplinary action. He’s not much of a scorer, but should come away with a decent amount of assists and steals. The Knicks don’t play until tomorrow against Miami, though.
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