Daily Fantasy NBA 3/28/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
March 28, 2014
There are 12 games on the NBA schedule this evening, so fantasy owners everywhere are scrambling to find the next big-ticket name for the upcoming matchups. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at some of the trending fantasy basketball players out there and see if any of these guys are worth your time as an investment or a sleeper/matchup play.
Gorgui Dieng, C, Minnesota Timberwolves: Dieng has been on our radar for a while, and it’s high time you jumped on the bus as well if you haven’t already. He put up another solid performance on Wednesday, logging 15 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in a win over the Hawks.
That gives Dieng five double-doubles in his last six games. He’s been on an absolute tear, with a defense-deficient Lakers team coming up tonight. The only potential drawback here would be a Nikola Pekovic return, but Dieng is too good to pass up regardless.
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Jared Sullinger, PF/C, Boston Celtics: Sullinger was on fire on Wednesday against Toronto. He put up one of the best scoring performances of his year, with 26 points and eight rebounds to his credit. He has four double-digit scoring outings in his last five games.
Even with Kris Humphries in the mix, Sullinger has risen to the occasion recently. He’s the big man to own on the Celtics team right now, so if you need points/rebounds you should look his way in Toronto tonight.
Aaron Brooks, PG, Denver Nuggets: Brooks is a relative newcomer to this space, but he’s back again with the production that brought him here in the first place. In his last outing Wednesday against San Antonio, he put up 25 points, five rebounds and eight assists, which gives him three double-digit scoring outings in his last five.
The trouble with Brooks is that he has a tendency to disappear for a game, only to reemerge when you’ve given up on him. He’s far more effective when his shots are falling, but he’ll get minutes regardless. The Spurs are on the schedule again tonight.
Terrence Ross, SG/SF, Toronto Raptors: Ross had a good game against Boston on Wednesday, putting up 24 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal. That gives him three straight double-digit lines, and he’s improving with each game.
Ross has been a very nice producer from outside, nailing 11 three-pointers in his last three appearances. We’re still looking at a lower-end add here, but if long-range shooting is what you need, he’s definitely a consideration at home against the Celtics.
Anderson Varejao, PF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers: It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Varejao, but he’s making some fantasy waves recently and deserves a look. In Detroit on Wenesday, he put up 12 points, 16 rebounds and a steal, which is his third double-double in the last six games.
Varejao is still worth a pickup, even though he has a tendency to disappear from time to time and very soon may have absolutely nothing to play for. He’s got a couple tougher matchups ahead--starting tonight in Brooklyn--before things start looking better.
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