NBA DFS Value Plays
Welcome to another edition of our NBA DFS value plays. There were no games on this afternoon to enjoy, so instead we must withhold our excitement until at least 7 pm (est) when the first set of eight games tip off. In this edition we’re going to take a look at some serious value picks who could end up making or breaking your daily fantasy basketball contest.
- Tony Parker ($4,900)
The last time he played Sacramento he had a terrific game, shooting 11/17 and 6 assists in 30.6 minutes. At less than $5000 Parker is a solid pick.
- Zach LaVine ($4,800)
At $4800 LaVine is a very nice value. Playing big minutes the last three contests (41.4, 38.9, 38.7) means more chances for production and he shouldn’t disappoint. As long as he keeps being priced like this, lock the shooting guard into your lineup.
- Kawhi Leonard ($6,400)
Leonard has been one one of the league’s best players lately. He could easily be worth $7500-$8000, as he is averaging 33.87 fantasy points on Fanpicks over his last 4 games. He has been tremendous from beyond the three point line during that span as well, so roll out Kawhi with confidence.
- Derrick Favors ($6000)
Favors is in full health, has a nice matchup versus the Pelicans and scored just under 30 fp in just under 40 minutes the last time they played. Watch out for a big game tonight, possibly 30+ fps from the Utah power forward.
- Bobby Portis ($4,200)
As cheap as you can go for a fairly regular contributor, Portis is a solid choice. The Bulls forward been averaging 20.83 Fanpicks fantasy points over his last 3 games. That’s enough to warrant considering him for your roster, especially at that price.
- Robin Lopez ($4,800)
Knicks center Robin Lopez played 30+minutes in his of his last 4 games, averaging 23.33 fps over that span. At $4800 that’s a tremendous deal considering he has a great matchup with the Pistons today. To expect 30 fantasy points isn’t crazy, and 25 should be a given. Maybe the best value pick of the day.
With March Madness fast approaching, College Basketball’s Top 25 is under the spotlight. Villanova is the clear collegiate powerhouse, with the rest of the class jockeying for position behind them.
Fanpicks has a daily fantasy version of “bracketology” coming for the much anticipated event, so make sure you know all there is to know. Here’s a look at the entire Associated Press Top 25 Poll.
Kansas – the only other school to receive first place votes – comes in second, followed by Oklahoma, Iowa and North Carolina.
Maryland, Virginia, Xavier, Michigan State and West Virginia round out the top 10. In fact, all top 10 schools held a position in the top 10 in last week’s polls as well. Something to remember when putting together your March Madness Brackets.
Golden State Warriors vs Chicago Bulls – 1/20/16 Preview
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Though Golden State has a .500 record over their past four, no one will remember anything prior to Monday’s MLK Day beat down of the Cavs. The defending champion Cavaliers were embarrassed at home by MVP favorite Steph Curry and the Warriors 132-98, with Curry contributing 35 points in only three quarters of play. The Warriors beat the Bulls by 12 points back in November, but this is the closing game of a three-game road trip. Steph Curry will need the continued help of his teammates to fight through the East Coast fatigue and beat the Bulls.
Chicago has dropped four of their last six, so they need this one as much as the next team. Losing Joakim Noah long-term definitely stings, but having a former superstar step in to replace him isn’t the worst situation the Bulls could be in. Pau Gasol will see a big jolt in his playing time, which could result in a steady DFS production, but others such as Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis will see some wood as well. In these teams’ first meeting, Jimmy Butler shot 11-of-16 vs Curry, Iguodala, Green and Barnes…but he was 0-for-4 when Klay Thompson was covering him. Watch for the game inside the game in this one.