Daily Fantasy NBA 3/2/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Today's Matchups
March 2, 2014
It’s a pretty busy Sunday in the NBA, and all that on-court action will be bringing about plenty of fantasy considerations as usual. Before the early games tip off, let’s take a closer look at some of the rising trends out there in the fantasy basketball world and see if anyone is worth adding to your roster ahead of today’s action.
Mike Dunleavy, SG/SF, Chicago Bulls: We’ll start out with this afternoon’s early game, featuring the surprisingly good Bulls and the surprisingly bad Knicks. Dunleavy is a fantasy player to watch in that one, as he’s scorched the waiver wire charts recently thanks to a 16-point, eight-rebound, four-assist, two-steal outing in his last appearance.
Dunleavy is the dictionary definition of a streaking player right now, so owners kicking the tires here would be wise to jump on the wagon before the wheels fall off. He’ll see some nice numbers against a New York team that’s allergic to defense.
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Elton Brand, PF/C, Atlanta Hawks: Here’s a name we haven’t seen in a while. Brand has been making waves this weekend, thanks to a 10-point, seven-rebound, five-assist, five-block, one-steal outing against Boston. Over the past handful of games, he’s provided pretty good low-end stats across the board (save for a couple stinkers in points).
Brand is getting a higher dosage of minutes recently, thanks to a banged-up Hawks roster. Once the team gets healthier, he’ll be less relevant, but for now he should be worth a look today in Phoenix.
Vince Carter, SG/SF, Dallas Mavericks: It’s somewhat surprising to see Carter in this space so often, but he’s definitely earned the fantasy accolades. In his last outing, he provided 15 points, seven rebounds, an assist, three steals and a block against a good Bulls defense, which was his fourth consecutive double-digit points total.
Carter is nailing his outside shots right now (12 threes in his last three games) and once those stop falling the points totals will calm down. For now though, he’s a must-own player going into San Antonio today.
DeMarre Carroll, SF/PF, Atlanta Hawks: Let’s head back down to Atlanta again and check out Carroll, who always seems to make waiver wire waves at least once a week. He’s coming off a 24-point, seven-rebound, one-assist, one-steal and one-block performance in his last outing, which was his second 24-point game in his last three.
Now that we’re sure Carroll is healthy, fresh off his recent hamstring injury, there’s little doubt that he should be owned. Pick him up ahead of the Suns game today.
Jordan Farmar, PG, Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers don’t play until tomorrow, but we’ll go ahead and check out Farmar anyway, since he’s probably the most-added player since yesterday. He drilled eight three-pointers in a 30-point performance against Sacramento in his last outing, adding seven assists and a steal for good measure.
Farmar and the gang will be playing the Blazers tomorrow, which isn’t the greatest matchup in the world--but could be worse. Don’t expect his hot shooting to continue too much longer, but he’s worth a look in deeper fantasy formats.
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