Daily Fantasy NBA 2/5/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 5, 2014
There are a ton of NBA games out there tonight (12, to be exact), so fantasy owners will want to double-check those lineups before tip-offs begin this evening. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the trending players out there who are making waves on the wire and see if anyone’s worth adding to your fantasy roster.
Shaun Livingston, PG/SG, Brooklyn Nets: Livingston and the Nets don’t play until tomorrow--we’ll say that right off the bat--but he’s definitely worth keeping in mind. Thanks to his solid play as of late, he’s earned himself a larger role with the team, and is getting plenty of fantasy looks as a result.
Livingston has three straight double-digit scoring performances to his credit, and he’s coming off a 13-point, six-rebound, eight-assist, seven-steal effort against Philly. Keep him on your short list for tomorrow against San Antonio.
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Khris Middleton, SF/PF, Milwaukee Bucks: Even though the Bucks are horrible, they’ve got some talented players on their roster. One such name is Middleton, who has surged to fantasy relevance this season. He put up 19 points, four rebounds and three assists in the Bucks’ win over the Knicks earlier this week, and got there on the strength of five three-pointers.
Milwaukee is still pretty unpredictable when it comes to handing out minutes, but Middleton is a no-duh pickup regardless. He’ll be in Denver tonight.
Danny Green, SG/SF, San Antonio Spurs: Green made his long-awaited return to the lineup on Monday after sitting out with a hand injury since January 12. He was definitely rusty, but still put up seven points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in the win over New Orleans.
Green is one of those intriguing players who can provide depth in a few key categories--mainly three-pointers, steals and blocks. He’s streaky and may take a few games to knock the rust off, but is worth picking up ahead of tonight’s road game in DC.
Jarrett Jack, PG/SG, Cleveland Cavaliers: Jack got the start against the Mavericks on Monday, which is great news for his potential fantasy value. He responded by posting 12 points, three rebounds and eight assists in the loss, but things seem to be looking up as far as production.
Jack is the obvious choice to remain in the starting role, and he should be able to maintain a decent level of statistical value in fantasy as long as he’s there. We foresee another high-scoring game against the Lakers tonight.
J.R. Smith, SG/SF, New York Knicks: Has the streaky Smith finally leveled himself out? It’s possible, at least statistically. He’s got five straight games with at least 16 points to his credit, and is coming off a 30-point, seven-rebound, three-assist outing in an embarrassing loss to the Bucks on Monday. He’s made 10 threes in his last two games.
The Knicks desperately need consistent secondary scoring behind Carmelo Anthony, and would love it if Smith could provide that. He’s got a blah matchup at home against the Blazers tonight, but has enough of a ceiling to kick the tires on in fantasy.
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