Daily Fantasy NBA 3/16/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Today's Matchups
March 16, 2014
Today will be a pretty active day in the NBA, so we’re sure to see a lot of fantasy basketball activity out there as well. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the trending players out there who might make smart additions to your lineup before today’s tip-offs. If you’re looking for an up-and-comer or a matchup play, here’s where to start.
Chris Anderson, PF/C, Miami Heat: Anderson has been one of the hottest fantasy adds over the past day or so, thanks to his solid outing against Denver on Friday. He put up 14 points on a very efficient 6-of-7 shooting and added six rebounds with four blocks in 22 minutes off the bench in the loss.
Anderson generally doesn’t get a whole lot of minutes, and with the season winding down you may see the Heat sitting him more often than not. Still, if you need blocks and a handful of points/rebounds, he’s worth a look against the Rockets today.
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Avery Bradley, PG/SG, Boston Celtics: Bradley made his return to the court on Friday, following an ankle injury. He played pretty well, logging nine points, a rebound and a steal in 17 minutes of action on the court.
At this point, Bradley is more of an investment than anything else. The team will likely build up his minutes-load fairly slowly, but ultimately he should get back into the starting rotation. At that point, he’ll be an excellent fantasy play, but first we’ve got to get past New Orleans today.
P.J. Tucker, SG/SF, Phoenix Suns: Coming off his suspension against the aforementioned Celtics on Friday, Tucker put up a heavy 41 minutes of action. All that court time resulted in 11 points, 10 rebounds and five steals in the Suns’ win. That’s his second consecutive double-double.
Tucker has eight steals in his last two games, and he’s riding a three-game double-digit points streak. He should continue to get a pretty heavy minutes-load, and that translates to fantasy success in deeper leagues. He’s in Toronto today.
Danny Green, SG/SF, San Antonio Spurs: Green’s three-ball was working during his last outing on Friday against the Lakers. He hit 5-of-8 from behind the arc, resulting in 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks during 22 minutes of work. That’s his second consecutive double-digit scoring outing.
Green has hit nine three-pointers in his last two games, so you can see the reason for his fantasy appeal. He’s got a great matchup at home against Utah today and his streaking play should maintain itself.
Kris Humphries, PF/C, Boston Celtics: Let’s finish things up today by heading back to Boston and checking out Humphries. On Friday, he put up 11 points, 13 rebounds and an assist, which was his second double-double in the last four games.
Anyone who’s picked up Humphries in fantasy can attest to how streaky he is, so don’t expect a sustained run here. That said, he makes sense as a shorter-term investment in certain formats, so don’t shy away from him too quickly.
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