Daily Fantasy NBA 3/19/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
March 19, 2014
With a busy night ahead of us in the NBA, it’s time once again to delve into the current trends in fantasy basketball and see if we can come away with a few lower-end players worth adding to your roster. If you’re looking for a sleeper or a matchup play for tonight’s action, here’s where to start.
Kendall Marshall, PG, Los Angeles Lakers: It’s been a while since we’ve highlighted anyone from the Lakers (mainly because the Lakers are just flat-out-bad), but Marshall has been making some waves over the past day or so. In his last appearance against San Antonio, he put up six points, three rebounds, nine assists and a steal.
Marshall’s stats don’t look so great on the surface--and they’re really not--but he’s just about all L.A. has with Nash officially done for the year. If you need assists and threes on the lower end, check him out against the Spurs tonight.
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Terrence Jones, SF/PF, Houston Rockets: Jones (who doesn’t play until tomorrow) shot to the top of the waiver wire heap on Monday with a stellar performance against the Jazz. He put up 30 points, five rebounds, an assist, a steal and four blocked shots in the blowout win, giving him two double-digit scoring outings in a row.
Jones is pretty much a must-own player right now, as he’s capable of delivering high-teens points with a handful of rebounds/blocks on any given night. He’s got a few decent matchups coming up, starting tomorrow against Minnesota.
Tim Hardaway Jr., SG, New York Knicks: It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Hardaway (mostly because it’s been a while since the Knicks have played), but he’s a hot trend out there in fantasy right now. He’s running on a streak of three straight 20-plus points outings, with eight made three-pointers in that span.
Hardaway has earned some extra minutes as a spark plug off the Knicks’ bench. He’s got a bad matchup against the Pacers tonight, but the road gets better from there. Regardless, he’ll be good for a handful of points/threes.
Gerald Green, SG/SF, Phoenix Suns: Green has pushed his way onto the fantasy radar with a couple of good outings to his credit in his most recent two appearances. On Monday against Brooklyn, he put up 17 points and a pair of steals, which followed a 28-point outburst in Toronto.
Like Hardaway, Green has been giving up the threes and points totals lately to make him worth a look. He’s got a good matchup against Orlando tonight, and is capable of going off if his long-range buckets are dropping.
Kris Humphries, PF/C, Boston Celtics: Humphries wouldn’t have been our first choice for a fantasy pickup early in the season, obviously, but lately he’s come on quite strong and warrants a look in your league. He put up just five points on a bad shooting night against Dallas, but still corralled 14 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block.
Humphries has three consecutive double-digit rebounds games to his credit, and can be utilized until he starts falling off again. That said, his matchup against the Heat tonight is pretty “blah.”
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