Daily Fantasy NBA 3/15/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
March 15, 2014
We’ll be seeing another fairly active day of NBA basketball in the coming hours, so that means it’s time to give that fantasy roster a check-up. If you’re in need of a sleeper or a matchup play, we’re here to help. Here’s a look at some of the up-and-coming players who are trending in the right direction at the moment, so lets examine the numbers and see if anyone’s right for your lineup.
Shaun Livingston, PG/SG, Brooklyn Nets: Livingston has been tearing up the waiver wire charts lately, thanks to his much-better-than-expected play out on the court. He’s coming off a win against the Heat, during which he provided 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block. That’s his third consecutive double-digit scoring outing.
The competition will be a little less stout tonight against the Wizards, so Livingston looks like a pretty smart fantasy play.
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Tim Hardaway, Jr., SG, New York Knicks: One of the most dynamic rookie campaigns of this season belongs to Hardaway, as he’s increasingly come up big for the resurgent Knicks. In his last outing, he put up 22 points, three rebounds and a steal, following up a 28-point game against Philly.
In his last two games, Hardaway has drained eight three-point shots, and he always seems to be good for a few from long range. If you’re in the market for an outside shooter, he looks pretty tempting at home against the Bucks today.
John Henson, PG, Milwaukee Bucks: Speaking of the Bucks, let’s visit Henson, who has been making some waiver wire waves of his own. He’s coming off a 12-point, five-rebound, two-assist, two-steal, two-block outing against Atlanta, which was his fifth consecutive double-digit scoring performance.
Henson has eight blocks over his last five games, so he makes sense as a pickup from that perspective. Even better, the nonexistent defense and rebounding of the Knicks makes him a prime candidate for double-double territory.
D.J. Augustin, PG, Chicago Bulls: Let’s close things out today by looking at a couple of guys from the Bulls. We’ll start with Augustin, who has been one of the most unexpected fantasy surprises of the season. He put up 13 points, one rebound, eight assists and a steal in his last game against the Rockets, and before that he’d logged 22-plus in his previous two games.
If you haven’t hopped on the Augustin train by now, it’s probably already passed you by. That said, those in daily leagues should be aware of his awesome matchup at home against the incoming Kings. Can you say “mop-up time”?
Mike Dunleavy, SG/SF, Chicago Bulls: We’ll finish up today with Dunleavy, who earned some major macho points in the Rockets game. Even after sustaining a cut above his eye (which required 10 stitches), he was able to pour in 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Dunleavy got some major minutes in that one (37) which led to the extra production. If today’s game is a blowout, you may see more of the same. Grab him and hope he stays hot from behind the three-point line.
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