Daily Fantasy NBA 3/4/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
March 4, 2014
We’ve got a medium-sized schedule coming up tonight in the NBA (six games), but there will still be plenty of fantasy considerations out there on the court. With that said, let’s take our daily look at some of the trending adds out there and see if any of these guys could make a difference for your fantasy team.
Vince Carter, SG/SF, Dallas Mavericks: Carter and the Mavs don’t play until tomorrow, but we’re going to single him out anyway since he’s one of the top fantasy trends out there. His solid offensive showings continued on Sunday, with 21 points, four rebounds and five assists off the bench against San Antonio. That’s his fifth straight double-digit scoring performance.
If you’ve been on the fence about Carter (which is fair), it’s high time you picked him up. Sure, this probably won’t last, but you might as well ride the wave while it’s here. He’s in Denver tomorrow.
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Matt Barnes, SF, Los Angeles Clippers: Barnes has quietly gained some fantasy steam over the past handful of games, and he’s looking like a pretty shrewd add at the moment. He put up four three-pointers, 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in his last outing, which gives him five straight double-digit scoring outings.
Barnes is pretty close to a must-add player right now, but his value may take a hit once Danny Granger gets going. Still, he should be good for threes and a handful of other stats in Phoenix tonight.
Terrence Jones, SF/PF, Houston Rockets: Jones had a great night against the Pistons on Saturday, and he’s been riding that line into fantasy relevance over the past couple of days. He put up 22 points and 10 rebounds in that one, which was his third double-digit scoring outing in the last four games.
The proverbial jury is still out on whether or not Jones can sustain this production for an extended period, but Saturday’s line is certainly encouraging. You should view him with a little speculation tonight against Miami, but things could get better with improved matchups.
Manu Ginobili, SG/SF, San Antonio Spurs: Ginobili isn’t quite the fantasy force that he once was, but he’s still relevant in most places. He’s coming off a series of good performances, including 15 points, four rebounds, seven assists and a steal in his last appearance. He’s scored 15 or 16 points in four of his last five games.
Ginobili’s main drawback is his minutes-load, which is directly affected by his injury pretty significant injury risk. He’ll sit in garbage time, and there may be some of that tonight against the Cavaliers.
Reggie Jackson, PG/SG, Oklahoma City Thunder: Let’s dig a little deeper and check out Jackson, who has been a hot fantasy topic recently. He’s coming off a pair of double-digit scoring efforts in his last two outings, including 17 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal against Charlotte.
The big question surrounding Jackson concerns how many minutes Caron Butler will take from him once he’s acclimated into the rotation. We doubt even the Thunder know at this point, so it’s just something that will have to play itself out. The matchup against Philly tonight is very good, though.
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