Welcome to Five Guys No Burgers and Fries: Daily Fantasy Basketball!
In this article we’ll be examining daily fantasy basketball strategy by discussing five NBA players that have an excellent chance of performing well this evening.
Mareese Speights- The writing is on the wall for Tyler Zeller, as it appears the Cavs have every intention of increasing Speights’ role to a starter’s workload. He’s been solid for the Sixers and Grizzlies the past few seasons, but has been buried on the depth chart. He’s finally getting his chance to shine, and is proving himself to more than just the jumpshooter most had him pegged as. Look for him to dominate a weak Charlotte front court rather handily tonight.
Spencer Hawes- Many of us are still scratching our heads as to why Hawes was having his minutes challenged by Lavoy Allen to start the year, but at least now there will be no question about the playing time he’ll receive with Thaddeus Young out for an extended period. He’s proven to be a daily fantasy commodity in years past, combining a diverse scoring ability with a lower mid-range price tag. Indiana is on the third game of a back-to-back-to-back, and we expect fresh legs to prevail here.
Samuel Dalembert- At the risk of sounding unbearably trendy, we’re recommending Dalembert tonight if Larry Sanders is on the shelf. Anyone who saw the injury knows it’s a long stretch Sanders suits up tonight, and that means Dalembert should see the lion’s share of minutes. As an interesting aside, the Bucks are open about shopping Dalembert, which means they’ll likely give him the playing time to prove himself an asset to other squads.
Jrue Holiday- The Pacers are on their third game in three nights and have already shown themselves to be weak against opposing point guards. This one smells like a HUGE line from Holiday, while Nick Young and Evan Turner are locked down by The Lanswer and Boy George.
Damian Lillard- Ronnie Price is out for tonight’s tilt against Dallas, and Nicolas Batum has admitted to being so bothered by his current wrist injury that he can barely shoot. Lillard is on a mini-tear and Dallas is extremely weak against point guards- you do the math.