Daily Fantasy NBA 3/9/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Today's Matchups
March 9, 2014
Eighteen NBA teams will be in action today, so fantasy owners need to get prepared for the upcoming onslaught of games. With that said, let’s take our daily look at some of the notable players out there who are making waves as potential sleepers and waiver wire adds in this afternoon/evening’s matchups.
Terrence Ross, SG/SF, Toronto Raptors: Ross has been a pretty hot fantasy add for quite some time now, and he continues to maintain form this weekend. He’s coming off a nice performance against Sacramento, logging 18 points, two rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block. That line comes after he missed out on a game last week with an ankle injury.
It looks like Ross is back to playing form, so he remains a top waiver pickup. His streak of five straight double-digit scoring performances will go on the line today in Minnesota.
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Kendall Marshall, PG, Los Angeles Lakers: It seems like we could highlight a different up-and-coming Laker every day, and if that’s the case, Marshall is today’s candidate. He’s hot right now thanks to his 14-assist, eight-point, three-rebound performance on Saturday in a very high-scoring game.
Obviously, Marshall won’t return this sort of value on a regular basis, but he does work in deeper leagues as a matchup-based play. The downside is that he’s got some tough matchups looming, starting today against Oklahoma City.
Marcus Morris, PF, Phoenix Suns: We visited with Morris the other day, and now it’s time to give him one last once-over before today’s game. Here’s the scoop: He has four straight double-digit scoring performances under his belt, including 15 points, three rebounds and two assists in his last outing.
Marcus isn’t quite Markieff when it comes to fantasy value, but he’s been holding his own lately. His run of solid play should continue today against Golden State, so grab him if you’ve been kicking the tires here.
Evan Turner, SG/SF, Indiana Pacers: It’s hard to know what to make of Turner right now. He’s coming off a bad five-point, one-rebound, two-steal outing, but before that he dropped 22 on Charlotte. He’ll deliver solid outings like that on an occasional basis, but will also madden with mostly ugly lines.
The Pacers are looking pretty lethargic lately, which could lead to more minutes for Turner. If you’re thinking of using him, we’d say to make sure you’re watching the matchups. He’s got a couple good ones coming up; Today against Dallas just looks okay.
Kenneth Faried, PF, Denver Nuggets: Faried was a joy to watch against the Lakers on Friday. He went off on L.A., logging 32 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block. That’s his seventh straight double-digit scoring outing, and he only seems to be getting better.
We doubt anyone expects Faried to outdo his tilt against the Lakers, but he’s a must-have fantasy player regardless. He’s got a few good matchups looming on this road trip, as well as a few clunkers. Today against New Orleans is somewhere in the middle.
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