Daily Fantasy NBA 3/3/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
March 3, 2014
We’ve got a pretty heavy NBA schedule tonight, so you know what that means. We’ll be seeing all sorts of fantasy considerations out there on the court this evening, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look at some of the up-and-coming fantasy names out there who could have a big impact on your roster in the coming days. If you’re looking for a sleeper or a matchup play, here’s where to start.
Jordan Farmar, PG, Los Angeles Lakers: We’re going to start things out today by looking at a pair of Lakers who are currently burning up the waiver wire charts. Farmar is probably the trendiest add right now, thanks to his career-high eight 3-pointers and 30 points in his last outing. He’s hit 12 long-range bombs in his last two appearances combined.
We’re bound to see a downtrend on Farmar here pretty soon, once his threes stop falling. Still, if you’re in a deeper league and stuck for an outside threat, there are worse options out there. He’s in Portland tonight.
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Wesley Johnson, SG/SF, Los Angeles Lakers: A short trip down the roster from Farmar is Johnson, who has turned some heads in his own right. In the Lakers’ last game, he put up 12 points and 12 rebounds, which continues at trend of three straight double-digit scoring outings for him.
The three assists and three blocks against Sacramento didn’t hurt Johnson’s appeal either. He’s rejected seven shots in his last two games and makes a pretty reliable source of lower-end across-the-board production. If you’ve got to pick up one player on the team, it should be Johnson.
Terrence Jones, SF/PF, Houston Rockets: From straight out of nowhere this morning comes Jones, who surged to the top end of the waiver wire trends list yesterday with a strong performance against Detroit. He put up 22 points and 10 rebounds, which was his third double-digit scoring performance in the last four games.
It’s been a while since Jones has shown any fantasy life. He had a bad month in February, but if this is a sign of a return, he’s worth a look. He doesn’t play until tomorrow, though, and it’s a blah matchup against Miami.
Alexis Ajinca, PF/C, New Orleans Pelicans: We visited with Ajinca last week, and he’s been maintaining some nice value since then. In his most recent appearance versus the Clippers, he put up 11 points, 10 rebounds, an assist, a steal and two blocks. It was his third double-digit scoring outing in the last four.
The Pelicans are on an epic losing streak right now, but Ajinca should continue to get minutes and kick in some fantasy value. The good news is that he’ll play a bad Sacramento team tonight.
Khris Middleton, SF/PF, Milwaukee Bucks: Rounding out today’s crop of interesting fantasy up-and-comers is Middleton, who is coming off a nice game against the Nets. He put up 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in that one, giving him four straight games with double-digit scoring production.
Middleton is on a roll right now, but could be the victim of a lineup flip at any given time. Keep that in mind during a nice matchup against the Jazz this evening.
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