Daily Fantasy Basketball Bargain Buys For Wednesday
The NBA slate is fully loaded for Wednesday night, offering up an insane 11 games for us all to work with in daily fantasy basketball.
These jam-packed nights are the best times to break things up with some Turbo and Late contests on DraftKings, but either way, we’ve got you covered with numerous bargain buys to consider. Let’s keep it tight with a $6k price threshold and see which guys can both save you some cash and also help you form a GPP winner tonight:
PG: Derrick Rose – Bulls ($6k), Jeff Teague – Hawks ($5.9k), Jeremy Lin – Hornets ($5.4k) and J.J. Barea – Mavs ($4.8k)
Rose shot the ball 21 times in his last game, which tells us that even though he isn’t the player he once was, he still has a role that might trick you into thinking he is. The point is there is value and volume here, plus a good, up-tempo matchup with the Kings.
Value is the key word with Teague, too, who went nuts (53 fantasy points) last time out and has been super efficient lately in mostly under 30 minutes. Atlanta is trying to trade him but as long as he’s out there and playing like this – especially at this price – you have to consider using him.
Lin and Barea both should be starting tonight, as Kemba Walker and Deron Williams are both sidelined with injuries. Linsanity is the safer play with the better matchup, but you can save more with Barea. Both guys represent strong value, so pairing them wouldn’t be insane.
SG: Rodney Hood – Jazz ($6k), J.J. Redick – Clippers ($5.1k) and Wayne Ellington – Nets ($4k)
There isn’t a ton to love at shooting guard below $6k, but Hood is a good start. He’s pretty involved in Utah’s offense and he faces a bad Nuggets defense tonight. That’s good enough for me, as he’s been a lock for around 30 fantasy points lately.
Redick is not a lock for anything outside of scoring, but he’s really cheap and he’s being used more with Blake Griffin out for eternity. He can get hot at anytime and at home against the Timberwolves certainly qualifies.
Ellington is somewhat of a throw-in, but he’s starting and getting decent run for a Nets team that badly needs his shooting. He also doesn’t do much outside of score, but he has an outside chance at 25-30 fantasy points if he can get hot.
SF: Jae Crowder – Celtics ($6k), Aaron Gordon – Magic ($5.4k) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – Hornets ($4.5k)
Crowder had dropped in price and for a while was as stable as it could get at small forward, so he’ll be worth considering tonight.
I’d rather drop to Gordon or MKG, though. Gordon has been feasting in a new role for the Magic, and in a very up-tempo game with the Thunder, he could be very busy. The same goes for MKG, who is going to see more shots with Kemba Walker, Al Jefferson and Nicolas Batum all dead. He normally gets defensive stats anyways, so he is a terrific value with solid upside.
PF: Serge Ibaka – Thunder ($5.8k), Kenneth Faried – Nuggets ($5.7k), Taj Gibson – Bulls ($5.6k) and Jordan Hill – Pacers ($5.5k)
Ibaka is truly all over the place when it comes to his game logs, but he’s fresh off of a 42-point fantasy outing. Let’s roll with that considering his value is so sweet. The same goes for Faried, who can be super erratic and faces a tough Jazz defense, but my goodness, THE PRICE.
I probably prefer Taj or Hill, though, who both are getting awesome run due to injuries and that’s not going away anytime soon. I slightly prefer Hill of the lot, as he’s busted out for 36+ fantasy points the last three times he got killer run. Tonight he faces a bad Nets defense, so yeah.
C: Zaza Pachulia – Mavs ($6k) and Gorgui Dieng – Timberwolves ($5.7k)
Myles Turner is a good value but he passes our pricing threshold. That leaves us largely with Zaza and Dieng, both of which are pretty cheap and are rather stable. Pachulia was a spare his last time out, but he’ll be facing a Heat team that will likely be without Hassan Whiteside.
Dieng is the play either way, as he’s been a monster as the starting four with both Kevin Garnett and Nikola Pekovic ailing. With both likely sidelined again tonight, he’s a threat for 35+ minutes and 30-35 fantasy points.
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