Daily Fantasy NBA 2/22/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
February 22, 2014
If your fantasy basketball team hasn’t been pulling its weight since the All-Star break, now’s your chance to improve your roster before the NBA’s weekend games. Here we’ve got our daily dose of up-and-coming players that have been blowing up the waiver wire lately, so let’s take a closer look and see if any of them deserve your fantasy attention.
Caron Butler, SF, Milwaukee Bucks: Butler was pretty good against the Nuggets in his last appearance Thursday, with a team-high 17 points, four rebounds, an assist, a steal and two blocks. That comes after a seven-three-pointer explosion in his previous outing.
Butler looks pretty appealing and is worth a look in most leagues. Still, you’ll have to beware of the starting lineup changes that happen in Milwaukee on a near-nightly basis. The matchup tonight isn’t great (Indiana), but he’s worth some consideration.
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Andray Blatche, PF/C, Brooklyn Nets: Blatche has been a boom-or-bust fantasy commodity over the past handful of games, so he’s a higher-risk option in most leagues. That said, he is coming off a nice game against the Jazz on Thursday, logging 25 points, six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block.
When Blatche gets the minutes, he produces. The problem is, we never know when he’s going to get the minutes from one game to the next. That said, he’s capable of putting up some solid numbers when he’s out there for an extended period. He’ll play the Warriors tonight.
Enes Kanter, C, Utah Jazz: We’ve talked about Kanter a handful of times over the past month or two, and he’s popping up on the radar again today. He had a nice night yesterday against the Trail Blazers, logging 25 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks in his second consecutive double-double.
If Kanter can keep his blocks volume up, he’s pretty much a must-own player just about everywhere. Pick him up before tonight against Minnesota. He should post another pretty good line.
Brian Roberts, PG/SG, New Orleans Pelicans: There were some pretty good offensive performances in the Pelicans-Bobcats matchup yesterday, and Roberts’ was one of them. He put up 20 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal in the loss, which gives him seven straight games with double-digit points.
Roberts has been good for scoring lately, and he’s also been able to provide a couple of three-pointers and a handful of other stats during his solid run. He’ll be in DC tonight to take on the Wizards in a decent matchup.
Brandon Bass, PF/C, Boston Celtics: The latest Celtic to emerge on the waiver wire radar is Bass, and he’s been getting progressively better after a period of hot-and-cold outings. Last night he logged 20 points, eight rebounds, an assist and a steal against the Lakers, which was his fourth straight game with double-digit points.
A lot of Bass’ stats last night can be attributed to the fact that the Lakers aren’t very good, but he’s still worth a look in some leagues if you need big-man help. He has a couple of nice matchups looming, starting tonight in Sacramento.
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