Daily Fantasy NBA 1/28/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
January 28, 2014
We’ve got a pretty decent-sized schedule coming up in the NBA tonight, so there should be a good bit of fantasy activity happening in the coming ours. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the trending players out there and see why they’re suddenly so popular. If you’re looking for a sleeper or a matchup play for tonight’s games, this is where to start.
Courtney Lee, SG/SF, Memphis Grizzlies: We’ve seen Lee on the waiver wire radar quite a bit recently, and he continues to be a popular pick up thanks to his impressive on-court play. He hasn’t been in action since this past Saturday, when he put up 15 points, two rebounds and three assists against Houston, which was his fourth game in a row with double-digit points.
With Tony Allen out, Lee has earned some extra minutes, but should remain a decent play even after he comes back. The matchup against Portland isn’t spectacular, but he’s still on the lower-end radar.
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Boris Diaw, PF/C, San Antonio Spurs: Diaw made news on Sunday less for his offensive line than his performance guarding LeBron (he did a pretty good job). The Spurs lost, but he still put up 15 points, one rebound and three assists. That gives him double-digit points in four of his last five outings.
With Kawhi Leonard out, Diaw has remained a strong injury replacement. He’ll make the relatively short trip to Houston tonight and is a candidate for an add in deeper leagues.
Jodie Meeks, SG, Los Angeles Lakers: Meeks has been fun to watch recently. His breakout season continued on Sunday against the Knicks at the Garden, when he posted 24 points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist. That line included six made three-pointers, giving him 13 over his last three games.
If Meeks is still unowned in your league, now’s the time to pounce. His run of big minutes should continue at least until Kobe comes back. That said, the Lakers get a scary matchup against the Pacers today.
Brian Roberts, PG/SG, New Orleans Pelicans: Roberts has been a pretty good fantasy add in the wake of Jrue Holiday’s injury. In his most recent matchup this weekend against the Magic, he put up 15 points, two rebounds and two assists. That gives him at least 13 points in five of his last seven outings.
Roberts has been virtually automatic for double-digit scoring recently, and he’ll get a handful of rebounds/assists to help out as well. He’s also pretty good about not turning the ball over, which will help his line tonight in Cleveland.
Gerald Wallace, SF/PF, Boston Celtics: Celtics/Knicks doesn’t have the same luster as it has in years past, but this game should be watchable anyway. Fantasy owners will want to take notice of Wallace, who is coming off a 12-point, five-rebound, two-assist performance against Brooklyn.
Wallace has double digits in points over his last two games, and should see a ton of minutes tonight if the score is close. He’s worth owning everywhere while Avery Bradley is banged up.
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