Daily Fantasy NBA 4/4/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks
Fantasy Basketball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Tonight's Matchups
April 4, 2014
With a whopping 14 games on the NBA schedule tonight, the fantasy basketball action will be running high. It’s one of the last such busy days on the league’s regular-season schedule, so enjoy it while you can. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the trending fantasy players out there who should be able to put up some nice lines in their games this evening.
Ray McCallum, PG, Sacramento Kings: The hottest property in fantasy right now is the Kings’ McCallum, who has been tearing it up recently. He’s coming off 27 points (a career-high), four rebounds and five assists against the Clippers, which gives him at least 22 in his last two outings.
With Isaiah Thomas dealing with injuries right now, McCallum has stepped into the limelight and is excelling. He’s pretty close to a must-have player, so scoop him up before Golden State tonight.
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Gorgui Dieng, C, Minnesota Timberwolves: Though Dieng makes our list once again today, his value has taken a significant hit. He put up eight points and nine rebounds in his last outing, mostly thanks to the return of Ronny Turiaf.
That said, Dieng is still a nice play for lower-end owners, and he’ll provide a lot of points/rebounds capabilities you normally wouldn’t get anywhere else. He’s got a few tough ones coming up (starting in Miami tonight), but is still a nice pickup at that level.
Ramon Sessions, PG/SG, Milwaukee Bucks: Now let’s head over to Milwaukee and check out Sessions, who has been a frequent subject in this space over the past couple of months. He was at it again in his last appearance, scoring 19 with three rebounds and six assists against Miami.
That’s five straight games that Sessions has hit the 40-minute mark, so he’s getting plenty of opportunities to succeed. The tough matchup in Chicago tonight is a bummer, but you can expect a pretty decent line here regardless.
Aaron Brooks, PG, Denver Nuggets: Brooks went off against the Pelicans on Wednesday, catapulting himself onto the radar of fantasy owners everywhere. He put up 24 points on six three-pointers and added three rebounds, an assist, two steals and two blocks for good measure.
Brooks now has double-digit scoring totals in three of his last six games, and has made 13 three-pointers in just his last four. There’s no reason to think his play will slow down, so he’s a great option in Memphis this evening.
Kyle Korver, SG/SF, Atlanta Hawks: Speaking of three-ball shooters, let’s check up on Korver, who played his second game back from injury on Wednesday. He got his stroke back, tossing up four three-pointers against the Bulls, resulting in 12 points, four rebounds and an assist.
The bad news here is Korver’s seven turnovers in the past two games. That said, he’s normally a reliable scorer, so there aren’t too many reasons to doubt him at the moment. The Hawks will try to dig in against Cleveland at home tonight.
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