Daily Fantasy NBA 3/1/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
March 1, 2014
Today, we’ll be kicking off a pretty busy weekend in the NBA, so fantasy owners will want to make sure their lineups are ready to go. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the trending players out there who might be worth an add before tonight’s games. If you’re looking for a sleeper or an up-and-coming player, here’s where to start.
Khris Middleton, SF/PF, Milwaukee Bucks: Middleton has hit the waiver wire radar a handful of times this season, and he’s back again after a nice performance against the Pacers in his last outing. He put up 22 points, two rebounds, an assist and three steals in the loss, which is his third straight solid fantasy performance.
As long as the Bucks don’t tinker too much with the lineups (which is far from a given), Middleton should get enough action to be relevant pretty much everywhere in fantasy. He’s at home against the Nets tonight.
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Kyle Singler, SG/SF, Detroit Pistons: Singler has been floating around the top spots among waiver wire adds for a week or two now, and he continues to give some pretty nice returns. He managed 15 points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal in his last appearance against the Spurs, which gives him at least 15 in three of his last four.
Singler should be owned in all but the shallower leagues out there, and looking ahead, he’s got a mix of good and bad matchups. The one in Houston tonight isn’t great, but he should still perform pretty well.
Greivis Vasquez, PG/SG, Toronto Raptors: Vasquez doesn’t play until tomorrow, but we figured we’d give him some space today since he’s been playing well. On Thursday against Washington, he put up a season-high 26 points, two rebounds, eight assists and two steals, which was his third straight double-digit scoring performance.
Granted, those numbers were inflated due to three overtimes and some injury issues for the Raptors, but they’re still worth noting. With the lineup banged up, Vasquez should get some extra work tomorrow against the Warriors.
Jordan Hamilton, SF, Houston Rockets: Let’s head back to that Pistons-Rockets matchup tonight and check out Hamilton. He was in fine form in his last appearance, logging 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals against the Clippers. He’s come off the bench to put up two straight 24-minute contributions, and should only improve from here.
Hamilton is the bench guy to have in Houston right now, so look his way if you’re in need of a lower-end contribution. He should continue to get consistent minutes tonight against Detroit.
DeMarre Carroll, SF/PF, Atlanta Hawks: Carroll has popped on and off the waiver wire radar quite a bit this season, and he’s here once again thanks to his performance against Boston. He put up 24 points, seven rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in that one, which was his third straight double-digit scoring outing.
Carroll has been good for a handful of points, threes and rebounds recently, and won’t provide much else. Still, he’s got plenty of value in fantasy and should do well in Phoenix tonight.
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