Daily Fantasy NBA 3/12/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
March 12, 2014
We’ve got a busy NBA schedule on tap for tonight, so there are plenty of fantasy implications to check into before the games get started. Let’s take our daily look across the league at some of the up-and-coming fantasy trends out there and see if any of the current waiver wire pickups are worth your time.
Darren Collison, PG, Los Angeles Clippers: Collison has been hanging around the waiver wire for quite some time, and he’s been great in replacement of Jamal Crawford. In his last appearance, Collison put up 20 points, one rebound, four assists and two steals, giving him seven straight double-digit scoring outings.
As long as Crawford is banged up (and even afterward), Collison is a must-have fantasy guy. Keep him going until his minutes take a dive, which won’t happen tonight against Golden State.
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James Anderson, SG/SF, Philadelphia 76ers: The Sixers are on an epic losing streak, but there’s a bright side here for needy fantasy owners. Anderson has played well as of late, including a 17-point, two-rebound, three-assist, one-steal effort against the Knicks. He’s dumped in 11 three-pointers in just his last three games.
Anderson is turning into a real asset in the fantasy game, and he’ll sneak up on a lot of people since he plays for a horrible team. Tonight’s matchup against another horrible team (Sacramento) is great for him.
Miles Plumlee, PF/C, Phoenix Suns: Let’s head down to sunny Phoenix and check out Plumlee, who has bounced on and off the waiver wire radar at times this season. He’s coming off a solid game against the Clippers, posting 12 points, nine rebounds and two blocks. That’s his first promising line in a while, as he’s been struggling over the last few weeks.
Take the Clippers game with a proverbial grain of salt, but deeper-league owners might want to kick the tires here. If Plumlee can keep any sort of momentum going against Cleveland tonight, he’s worth a look.
Amar’e Stoudemire, PF, New York Knicks: The Knicks are on quite a roll. They’ve won their last four games in a row, and Stoudemire is a big reason why. He tallied 23 points, six rebounds and a block against the Sixers, which gives him six straight double-digit scoring performances.
We’ve always said that the main drawback to Stoudemire is his minutes limit, but he’s been doing fine with it lately and hasn’t shown many signs of wearing down. That’s great news for hesitant owners, so pull the trigger before tonight against Boston.
Maurice Harkless, SF, Orlando Magic: With Victor Oladipo getting healthier, the hourglass could be running out on Harkless. That said, he’s still got some value in the short-term at least. He’s coming off a 14-point, four-rebound, one-assist, two-steal effort against the Bucks, which gives him seven straight double-digit outings.
Regardless of the injury situation, Harkless will be able to carve out minutes if he continues to play well. Fantasy owners should hope for that, as he provides immediate value starting tonight against Denver.
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