Daily Fantasy NBA 3/11/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
March 11, 2014
There are seven games coming up in the NBA today, and all that activity will surely lead to lots of fantasy considerations. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the up-and-coming players out there who could offer your lineup a jolt of statistical prowess during tonight’s matchups. If you’re looking for a sleeper or a lower-end investment, here’s where to start.
D.J. Augustin, PG, Chicago Bulls: Augustin is back near the top of the waiver wire list early this week, thanks to a nice performance in an overtime win against the Heat on Sunday. In that victory, he put up 22 points, one rebound and two assists. It’s the third time in the last five games he’s scored at least 22.
If Augustin is still floating around out there in your league, grab him--regardless of the format. He’s been a blessing from long range recently, nailing four three-pointers in two of his last five appearances. Tonight’s matchup against the Spurs isn’t great, but it shouldn’t matter too much.
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Ryan Kelly, PF, Los Angeles Lakers: Kelly doesn’t play again until Thursday, but those in seasonal leagues may want to get the jump on him now. He’s drawing attention for his two most recent games: He scored 24 points with 11 rebounds against the Nuggets and 12 points and eight assists against the Thunder.
If Kelly can play well enough to remain in the starting lineup, he’s definitely worth a look based on his minutes-load. That said, he’s got some ugly matchups looming before the light at the end of the tunnel, starting in OKC Thursday.
Kris Humphries, PF/C, Boston Celtics: Humphries had a great outing against the Pistons on Sunday in his most recent game. He put up 20 points (a season-high for him) with 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. That’s quite the turnaround after his two-point game against the Warriors last week.
There’s some inherent risk involved with Humphries, but when he’s on his game--as he was against the Pistons--there’s little argument as to his fantasy viability. Tonight’s game in Indianapolis is a sketchy matchup, but deeper-league owners might want to swing for the fences here.
Corey Brewer, SG/SF, Minnesota Timberwolves: We’ve seen Brewer on and off the waiver wire radar this season, and he’s back in owners’ good graces again. He’s coming off a nice one against the Raptors, with 17 points, three rebounds, three assists, a block and a whopping six steals. The swipes were a great bonus and made up nicely for his two-game drought.
Brewer has scored in double-figures in five of his last six games, so he’s pretty reliable for points. He’ll also nab you a handful of stats from across the board, so he makes quite a bit of sense tonight against Milwaukee in a choice matchup.
Devin Harris, PG/SG, San Antonio Spurs: We’re going to dig a little deeper as we finish things off today by checking out Harris. He burst onto the fantasy scene on Sunday, logging 20 points, a rebound, five assists and four steals. It was his second consecutive double-digit scoring outing.
Deep leaguers definitely want to be checking out Harris, but mid- and shallow-sized owners can probably leave him. He’s got a mid-range matchup tonight against the Warriors.
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