Daily Fantasy NBA 3/21/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
March 21, 2014
We’ve got a hefty NBA schedule set for tonight, which means fantasy owners will be busier than usual. Before we finalize our rosters for the evening, let’s take our daily look at some of the up-and-coming players out there who could provide some nice value for your squad tonight and beyond. If you’re looking for a sleeper or a matchup play, here’s where to start.
Ryan Kelly, PF, Los Angeles Lakers: How many different Lakers have we highlighted this season? We’ve no idea, but it’s been quite a bit. Kelly is just the latest L.A. addition to the waiver wire radar, as he’s been coming on strong lately. He put up 14 points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block in his last outing.
That gives Kelly four double-digit scoring games in his last five appearances. As long as he keeps getting those heavy minutes, he’s worth a pickup. That includes tonight against the Wizards.
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Avery Bradley, PG/SG, Boston Celtics: Speaking of coming on strong, Bradley has been doing just that recently. He has three straight double-digit points lines to his credit, and in his last appearance he put up 23 on six three-pointers alongside four rebounds and an assist.
It’s safe to say Bradley is back to form after missing a month or so due to injury. His minutes are on the up-swing, and he should get plenty of court time tonight in Brooklyn. Keep him in your fantasy plans.
Randy Foye, PG/SG, Denver Nuggets: Foye was on fire during his last appearance, continuing a rising trend for him. He put up 22 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals against Detroit, nailing five three-pointers in the process.
That gives Foye eight made threes in his last three games, and seven steals in just his last two. If Ty Lawson back in action tonight against Dallas, you can expect Foye’s court time to take a dip, though. Keep that in mind if you’re kicking the tires here.
Aaron Brooks, PG, Denver Nuggets: Let’s stick in Denver for a moment and check out Brooks, who also benefited from Lawson’s absence. He put up 27 points (a season-high), six rebounds and a whopping 17 assists as a fill-in, leading to a sharp spike in fantasy pickups everywhere.
Brooks played 47 minutes against the Pistons, when he normally gets anywhere from 15-25. This latest performance should serve as a bit of a boost to his court time, though, so check him out as a lower-end source of assists.
Tony Wroten, PG, Philadelphia 76ers: There’s not much to like about the 76ers and their epic losing streak, but Wroten can provide a source of hope for fantasy owners. He put up 17 points (four threes), six rebounds, seven assists and two steals against a good Bulls team, which was his sixth double-digit scoring performance in the last seven games.
As long as James Anderson is banged up, Wroten looks like a good play in most fantasy leagues. He’ll see a hot Knicks team tonight that has been recommitting itself to defense lately, but still should put up some good numbers.
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