Daily Fantasy NBA 3/22/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
March 22, 2014
We’ve got a busy evening coming up tonight in the NBA, which will continue what’s been a very busy stretch for fantasy basketball leagues everywhere. Before we get those lineups locked in for tonight’s games, let’s take our daily look at some of the up-and-coming players who could prove useful to your fantasy team in their upcoming matchups.
Gorgui Dieng, C, Minnesota Timberwolves: Dieng has shot up to the top of the waiver wire charts over the past day or so, thanks to his inspired game against Houston on Thursday. He posted 22 points, 21 rebounds, four assists and a steal in the loss, which was his third double-double in a row.
Thanks to the T-Wolves’ injury situation, Dieng has been getting all sorts of minutes lately, and that should continue for the near future at least. He’s a must-have player right now, but he won’t hit the court again until tomorrow against Phoenix.
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Ramon Sessions, PG/SG, Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks don’t play until tomorrow either, but we’ll go ahead and visit with Sessions since he’s such a hot trend at the moment. Thursday against Golden State, he put up 18 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal, capping off a consecutive four-game run with double-digit points.
With Nate Wolters hurting (broken hand), Sessions should pick up even more minutes in the foreseeable future, so he’s a solid trend to follow. Tomorrow, he’s got a great matchup against Sacramento.
Patrick Beverley, PG/SG, Houston Rockets: Beverley has been a regular fixture on the waiver wire radar recently, and it’s pretty easy to see why. In his last outing on Thursday against Minnesota, he put up 14 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals. He’s scored in double-digits in his last three outings.
Beverley’s long-distance game is working pretty well right now; He’s got six three-pointers in his last two games. He’s extremely streaky, though, so tread with caution here. He’ll see the Cavs tonight.
Dion Waiters, SG, Cleveland Cavaliers: Speaking of the Cavs, let’s head over to their bench as we stick with the Cleveland-Houston matchup tonight. Waiters is running hot thanks to his latest outing, during which he poured in 30 points, two rebounds, four assists and three steals against the Thunder.
That’s five straight double-digit outings for him, and he just seems to be getting better each time. Granted, he did take a lot of shots against OKC (and missed a lot), but it seems like he’s healthy and should be considered tonight.
Jamal Crawford, PG/SG, Los Angeles Clippers: Granted, Crawford is a speculative add based on the rumor that he could come back from his strained left calf injury this evening against Detroit, but he’s definitely worth watching.
Crawford hasn’t played since logging 10 minutes against the Hawks all the way back on March 8, so don’t expect him to come out firing if he does make his return tonight. Still, if you’ve got the roster space in a yearly/weekly league, now’s the time to grab him if you can.
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