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Daily Fantasy NBA 2/7/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks

Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups

February 7, 2014

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Thanks to last night’s thin schedule, there wasn’t much going on in the way of fantasy basketball. That’ll change tonight, as we’ve got a packed slate once again. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the trending players out there and see if they can provide your roster with a solid lift in this evening’s matchup. If you’re looking for a sleeper or investment opportunity, here’s where to start.

Steve Blake, PG/SG, Los Angeles Lakers: We’re going to start things out by looking at a couple of players who distinguished themselves during the Lakers’ bizarre game on Wednesday evening. Blake is the top prize here in fantasy, coming off a 11-point, 10-rebound, 15-assist triple-double.
It looks like Blake is officially over his elbow injury, and L.A. certainly needed the extended minutes from him in that game. Given their injury-plagued roster, we’d say that trend will continue. He’s in Philly tonight, so grab him ASAP.

Daily Fantasy NBA 2/7/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks

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Jordan Farmar, PG, Los Angeles Lakers: Blake isn’t the only fantasy gem to try and mine after Wednesday’s game. Farmar fought off cramps to score 21 points and add eight assists in the win, filling up the stat sheet with five made threes, a board and two steals.
Farmar is expected to play tonight against the Sixers, so it should be safe to look his way in fantasy. You’ll want to double-check the lineups just to make sure he’s back to his old self, however. When he’s been healthy, Farmar has been a solid asset on just about any fantasy team out there.

Amar’e Stoudemire, PF, New York Knicks: Here’s a familiar fantasy name who hasn’t made too many ripples in the proverbial pond until recently. After complaining that he wasn’t getting enough playing time, Stoudemire has been getting extended minutes over the past couple of games, and doing good things with them. He was in there for 22 against Portland, notching 15 points and seven rebounds during the loss.
Stoudemire is looking better with each game, which is a great sign. He’s getting up there in years and doesn’t have quite the stamina he used to, but for lower-end fantasy production you can’t beat his potential ceiling. He’ll see Denver at home tonight.

Randy Foye, PG/SG, Denver Nuggets: Speaking of Denver, let’s stick with that Knicks-Nuggets game and take a look at Foye, who is worth your attention in fantasy as well. He was great in his last outing against Milwaukee, accounting for 20 points, three rebounds, six assists, a steal and four blocks. That gives him at least 20 in two of the last four.
Foye is getting all kinds of minutes lately, which is great news for his potential production in fantasy. He’ll wear out at some point, but for now he’s a great pickup while he’s streaking and pouring in the numbers over extended court time.

Marvin Williams, SF/PF, Utah Jazz: When the season began, there weren’t too many high hopes out there on Williams as far as fantasy numbers go. He’s exceeded expectations, however, and he’s now on the radar in just all but the shallowest fantasy leagues out there.
Williams is coming off a nice 23-point, eight-rebound performance against Toronto, and even when he’s not scoring he’ll contribute in other areas. Jump on the train before someone else in your league does. He plays Dallas tonight.

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