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. We’ll also recap how our top plays from yesterday performed from a daily fantasy perspective.
Yesterday’s Five Guys
Mareese Speights had a solid, if unspectacular showing. He only logged 19 minutes due to the blowout against Charlotte.
Spencer Hawes landed right around value on most sites, but was unable to come up with a huge evening due to the poor shooting from the entire 76er’s team.
Samuel Dalembert continued his campaign to be a highly sought after big man come the trading deadline by heavily exceeding value on every site.
Jrue Holiday had a solid night, but was nothing to write home about in regards to his price.
Damian Lillard continued his recent hot streak, doing most of his damage in the first half. He reached value on all sites.
Today’s Five Guys
Ty Lawson has been on fire since returning from injury, and the Nuggets as a whole have been a high scoring, dominant force with him on the court. Denver takes on Chicago tonight, and the Bulls have shown themselves to be flawed against opposing point guards in the past few weeks. (DraftStreet $15,639, FanThrowdown $7,200, DraftKings $8,400)
Earl Clark has proven himself to be a diamond in the rough of the Lakers otherwise forgettable season, double doubling in each of his past three contests. With Pau Gasol sidelined for an extended period there’s never been a better time to get in on the minutes vacuum that is Clark’s role. (DraftStreet $12,537, FanThrowdown $4,900, DraftKings $5,900)
Kevin Garnett has displayed some unexpected youthfulness as of late, and with the exception of a minor hiccup against the Clippers has been absolutely on fire. He should have no problem teaching the young whippersnappers in the Lakers front court a thing or two this evening. (DraftStreet $15,832, FanThrowdown $7,200, DraftKings $5,900)
Nate Robinson has ran with his newly established starting point guard role, and appears to be flourishing in a way that no one could have predicted. At some point, regardless of Kirk Hinrich’s status, the gig will be up as Derrick Rose approaches his season debut. Until that happens though Robinson will remain a minutes hog on a team with no shortage of talented offensive weapons to open up the court. (DraftStreet $14,752, FanThrowdown $5,900, DraftKings $7,800)
Taj Gibson will draw another 40+ minute start if Joakim Noah is unable to go. That means he once again marks an excellent bet to hit value on volume alone. (DraftStreet $14,342, FanThrowdown $4,900, DraftKings 6,800)