Daily Fantasy NBA 3/14/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
March 14, 2014
After a light evening last night, the NBA will be getting back to business tonight. That means we’ll be seeing an up-tick in fantasy activity, so make sure you’ve got your roster up and running before tip-offs. That said, let’s take a look at the up-and-coming players in the fantasy world and see if anyone is worth adding to your squad before tonight’s games.
Henry Sims, C, Philadelphia 76ers: Sims has flown under the radar in fantasy this season, but he’s coming on strong over the past several games. He put up 20 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and a pair of blocks against the 76ers in his last outing, giving him four double-digit scoring performances in his last five games.
Before you go too crazy over Sims, keep in mind the fact that he has a bad matchup tonight against the Pacers. Still, deeper-leaguers who are in need of some size should give him a look.
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James Anderson, SG/SF, Philadelphia 76ers: Before we depart from Philly, let’s take a look at Anderson, who is making some waiver wire waves in his own right. He nailed five three-pointers against the Kings, resulting in 17 points, two rebounds and three assists. It was the second game in a row that he’d collected those exact stats.
With four straight double-digit performances under his belt, Anderson is getting into must-own fantasy territory right now. There are some blah matchups in his immediate future, but he should produce enough to warrant an add.
Thomas Robinson, PF, Portland Trail Blazers: Now let’s head over to the other side of the country and check out Robinson out there in Portland. He’s a speculative add right now thanks to LaMarcus Aldridge’s injury, but could pay off handsomely to those who bet big on him.
The last time Aldridge went down, Robinson’s numbers skyrocketed (temporarily). That could happen again as the Blazers finish off their road trip tonight in New Orleans. Give him a look.
Shaun Livingston, PG/SG, Brooklyn Nets: No one really expected Livingston to come on this strong, but he’s proven the doubters wrong with his solid play. In his last outing, he put up 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block against Miami, which gives him three straight double-digit scoring outings.
Livingston is a nice fit in the Nets’ current rotation, so expect them to lean on him considerably as the year wanes. The Nets don’t play until tomorrow, but you should definitely give him some consideration for the road game against the Wizards.
Darren Collison, PG, Los Angeles Clippers: As a replacement player for Jamal Crawford owners, Collison has been quite a blessing. He put up 11 points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal in his last game, and has reached the 20-point threshold in two of the last four.
Even when Crawford comes back, the Clips will probably ease him into the swing of things very gradually. That means Collison holds some residual value regardless. He’s got a great matchup tonight against the Jazz, too.
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