Welcome to Five Guys No Burgers And Fries: Daily Fantasy Strategy.
In this article we’ll be examining daily fantasy strategy by discussing five players that have an excellent chance of performing well this evening.
Jarret Jack- Jack has been a pleasant surprise for the Warriors this season, picking up right where he left off after an impressive campaign with the Hornets last year. It was one of the more savvy offseason moves, as the oft-injured Stephen Curry was likely to miss at least some action. Here we are now, with Curry on the shelf and Jack manning the ship for a Golden State team with no shortage of offensive talent around him. In his two starts he’s averaged 18/6/2.5/.5. Already a consistent weapon when coming off the bench, Jack will continue to provide excellent value as long his minutes are extended.
Luke Ridnour/J.J. Barea- I’ve grouped these two together because of the shape the Minnesota is looking to take this evening. With Alexsey Shved out and Ricky Rubio still on a strict minutes limit, there will plenty of fantasy goodness for owners to take hold of from both of these gents’. Both have been playing around 25-30 minutes, and I expect that number to increase tonight as the injury plagued Timberwolves seek to put something resembling an NBA team on the court for 48 minutes.
James Harden- Tonight should be the night Harden rights the ship and squares back on track after an underwhelming stretch of games that has definitely seen him play below his potential. Even before the plethora of injuries, Minnesota had no one that could guard Harden, and we may even see Andrei Kirilenko checking him at times tonight. Don’t worry about that possibility though, as Harden is too fast and strong for AK47 to hang with at this point in his career. You’ll likely find him at a discounted price on most sites.
Carlos Delfino- The Rockets have been bringing Delfino in early and often in recent games, opting to slide Chandler Parsons to the PF. This is terrible news for Marcus Morris and Patrick Patterson, but gold for Delfino, who has thoroughly been outplaying both lately. He’s played 23 minutes or more in each of his last 10 games, and has been flirting with 30 on a fairly consistent basis. Minnesota will have their hands full this evening trying to contain James Harden, and this should lead to broken down defensive schemes that open into plentiful kick-out trey opportunities.
Al Jefferson- It’s no secret that Cleveland’s bigs are among the league’s weakest interior defenders, and it’s also common knowledge that Big Al has been on an absolute tear as of late. He’s scored at least 20 points and ripped off at least 10 boards in each of his past three games, and more importantly is the focal point of Utah’s offense. The ball is worked down to Jefferson on a healthy percentage of their half-court possessions and his torrid pace should have no problems maintaining its curent fever pitch.
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