NBA WEDNESDAY 2/10/16
Wednesday is our final HUGE NBA Slate of games before the All Star Break.
We’ll have a very small 2 game slate on Thursday, but, we probably wont have very much on the line as far as Dollars go that night…
As I said, tonight however, we’ve got a MASSIVE NBA Slate of games, with 12 games on the Schedule, we’ve got allot to break down and look over tonight,
so I wont bore you too long with this little introduction.
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2/10/16 SLATE BREAKDOWN
By looking at the Chart above, we can easily see which teams / players we should be targeting this evening.
By now you should all have a good understanding of who we’ll be targeting tonight.
We like to try and target players from any game with an game score of 305+
At this point in the NBA DFS Season, we’ve seen statistics and trends finally begin to
normalize and now we should really be able to take advantage
of these matchups on a nightly basis.
Today, I’m going to be pulling in some data directly from the NBA Projection Sheet,
which we will post daily for you here ->> TODAY’S PROJECTIONS <<-
The prices on the Sheet all be FANDUEL Prices
(but can generally be used on Draftkings as well).
Today, we’ll be looking mainly at which players have been paying off “Cash” and “GPP” target scores over
the last hanful of games.
I expect there to be some MASSIVE scores
tonight across the NBA DFS Landscape, so, take these “target scores” with a grain of salt.
Either way, looking at the data, I think we’ll be able to see some trends on a few players
and hopefully we can nail down a few guys to win us all some money, errr, I mean “credits” tonight.
***NOTE*** You can click on any player name and check out their
recent game log via Basketball Reference
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Derrick Rose – Our leader today in GPP Target points over his last 3 Games is Derrick Rose. With Jimmy Butler out for the next few weeks, Rose has really stepped his game up on the Offensive end of the floor. Going up against the Atlanta Hawks, who are a shell of the 2014/15 Team that finished as the #1 Seed in the East. As you can see from the above chart, he’s averaging close to .5 more FP/Min in the last 3 Games than his Season FP/Min average. I am expecting Rose to finish the 1st half of the Season with another solid performance tonight.
Kyrie Irving – Comes in as our 2nd rated GPP Player tonight, and he’s recently been on a hot streak. He looks to be finally back to 100% after that devastating knee injury in last years NBA Finals. With a matchup tonight vs the woeful LA Lakers, the only real concern I have is the risk of a blowout. With #2 PG Matthew Delavedova out, I still think Irving will get around 30 minutes, and, vs the Lakers he should be able to approach 40 FP in that time frame.
Nicolas Batum – He will probably be one of, if not THE most popular player tonight, thanks in large part to his recent HOT streak. As you can see, he has outscored his GPP Target score by 10 over his last 3 games, averaging a ridiculous 46 FP Per game in that time frame. Tonight, he gets a bit of a pace down game vs the Pacers, but, that doesn’t really scare me off Batum with the way he’s been playing lately.
Kobe Bryant – This is a big “narrative street” play for me tonight. As Kobe Bryant makes his last trip into Cleveland to take on LeBron James and the Cavaliers. I know Kobe isn’t anywhere near the player he was in the past, but, something tells me he’ll be ready to put on a show, one last time against LeBron. Maybe I’m reading a little too much into it, but, we all know the type of “big game” player Kobe is. With the All Star Break looming, I don’t think he’ll have any trouble getting up one last time vs King James.
Stanley Johnson – Pictured above, you’ll only see his numbers from the last 3 games, but, Stanley Johnson has been putting up solid numbers for some time beyond that. Recently, his ownership level has been on the rise, because, unlike his performance on the court, his DFS Salary simply hasn’t increased in the same manner. The fact that he is under $5,000 is really a Mystery to me. I expect him to be extremely popular tonight, and for good reason.
Kent Bazemore – One of the more consistent, mid priced players at the SF position tonight. He’s been solid all year long and he gets a matchup tonight with the Bulls without Jimmy Butler. He has a solid 21% usage rate and plays nearly 30 minutes every night. He’s a great cash game player because of his consistency and he’s also a solid GPP player because his low salary allows you to fit in some big dawgs further down in your lineup.
LaMarcus Aldridge – With Tim Duncan taking his annual midseason vacation before the All Star Break, Aldridge has really stepped his game up for the Spurs. Everyone knows, the Spurs are only going to go as far as Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge take them, as they are clearly the two new cornerstones of the franchise. That being said, you can see that Pop is starting to trust Aldridge more, as they both learn each other’s nuances. I missed on Aldridge last night, vs the Heat, but I wont make that mistake again tonight. LOCK AND LOAD
Markief Morris – Its really tough to suggest a player vs the Warriors, as they have pretty much been dominating every team they run across this season. However, I do like Morris in this uptempo matchup tonight. The Warriors are a great Defensive Team, but, their pace of play usually leaves some spots open for other up teampo teams (like the Suns) to put the ball in the basket. Morris has been playing well of late, putting in around 33 FP per night in his last 3. The uptempo manner of this game should lead to plenty more opportunities for him to stuff the stat sheet tonight.
Gorgui Dieng – Everyone’s favorite cheap Center this past week, and I see no reason to go away from him tonight. The T’Wolves big man combo of Towns and Dieng really could be scary in the near future as both players are physically imposing on the glass. Towns should be a solid play tonight, as he’ll probably log close to 30 minutes again vs the undersized frontcourt of the Raptors, who, are probably looking again to the All Star Festivities this weekend.
Pau Gasol – Everything I mentioned above about Derrick Rose, also applies here for Pau Gasol. With Jimmy Butler out, the Bulls are going to rely much more on Gasol and Rose to help guide them through this stretch without their leading scorer. A matchup vs the Hawks, who really aren’t that big up front should lead to a good game from Gasol. If he can keep Horford (who has also been playing well) somewhat in check, I don’t expect Pau to have much trouble putting in 40+ fantasy points this evening.
About the Author
CeeGee, has been an avid Season long fantasy player since the days of steno notebooks and weekly calls to the league commissioner to make lineup adjustments… Currently a Top 3% Grinder (according to RotoGrinders rankings) has been grinding Daily Fantasy Sports since 2013… While a cash game player at heart, there have been Several Top 1% Tournament finishes in MLB, NBA and NFL since 2013