Daily Fantasy NBA 2/1/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 1, 2014
There are a ton of NBA games (12, to be exact) on the schedule this evening, which means we’ll be seeing all sorts of fantasy considerations out there on the court. That said, let’s take our daily look at some of the trending options on the wire and see if anyone’s worth putting into your starting lineup tonight--and beyond.
Tim Hardaway, Jr., SG, New York Knicks: Ever since his big-time performance Thursday night, Hardaway has been tearing up the waiver wire radar. He was deadly from outside, dropping six three-pointers in a 29-point, three-rebound, one-assist effort that helped bury Cleveland. He’s scored double-digits in his last four straight.
Hardaway’s big contribution will be his made three-pointers. If he can nail a handful of them (and he has 12 in his last three games), he’s fantasy gold. That said, he probably won’t get as many minutes against the Heat tonight.
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Gerald Green, SG/SF, Phoenix Suns: The Suns have been a nice surprise in the NBA this season, and as a result their players are getting some extra fantasy attention. Green is a case in point, with double-digit scoring in his last four games. That includes 16 points, four rebounds, two assists and a block in his last outing against the Pacers--and that was something of a down-game for him.
Green has 10 made three-pointers in his last three games, so he’s on par with Hardaway from outside. That said, Green will offer more results in other categories and should get more playing time. He’s at home against the Bobcats tonight.
Darren Collison, PG, Los Angeles Clippers: With Chris Paul out, the Clippers have actually improved offensively, thanks in large part to Collison. He’s been super-efficient, and has racked up double-digit points in his last six straight. In his most recent outing, he put up 22 points and five assists against Golden State.
We’re looking at points, assists, made threes and maybe a rebound/steal here and there with Collison. That should continue as long as CP3 is out. He gets a nice matchup tonight at home against the Jazz.
Courtney Lee, SG/SF, Memphis Grizzlies: Lee got a chance to shine last night, and he took full advantage of it. With Mike Conley ailing due to an ankle injury, Lee handled the work at the point, posting a total of 16 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and a block against the Timberwolves. It was a nice bounce-back from his four-point outing the game before.
With Conley hurt, Lee is next in line to get minutes and should thrive in an expanded role. The Grizzlies are back home tonight against the Bucks, and Lee shouldn’t go unowned before then.
Terrence Ross, SG/SF, Toronto Raptors: Ross had another nice night in Denver yesterday, accounting for 18 points, one rebound, three assists two steals and three blocks in a stat-sheet-filling effort. He’s still rolling hot following his 51-point effort a few games back. That makes five double-digit performances in a row for him.
How long can Ross keep this up? Who knows, but he needs to be owned everywhere. The matchup tonight against Portland isn’t the greatest, but he’s on too much of a hot streak to be ignored.
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