In this article we break down big minute players to increase your chances of winning daily fantasy tonight.
The amount of time each player is on the floor is a huge factor in daily fantasy strategy, the breakdown below is a great road map to your success.
For the Bulls, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah and Luol Deng all continue to hover around 40 mpg and are great plays nightly on volume alone.
Kirk Hinrich did nothing in 33 minutes. You can safely ignore him even when it looks like he’s providing value.
Alan Anderson and Kyle Lowry effectively soaked up all the minutes we thought Landry Fields was locked in to. Not touching that mess on the wings outside of DeMar DeRozan anymore.
Amir Johnson played 44 minutes despite coming off the bench. He’s back.
With everyone healthy for the Pacers, DJ Augustin was relegated to backup point guard minutes exclusively.
Glen Davis started in his second game back and he’s going to slowly siphon minutes from everyone, but Nikola Vucevic will take the smallest hit.
Roy Hibbert played just 22 minutes due to foul trouble, even though he was playing well statistically. He’s impossible to trust.
Jameer Nelson’s minutes have come back to earth since E’twaun Moore has been healthy. He should stay around 30-35 a night.
You still can’t trust the minutes of anyone on the Nets outside of their big three. No one else played over 25 minutes again.
The Hawks only played 8 guys with the Josh Smith suspension, so you can safely ignore any trend you might be trying to find from this box score.
Greivis Vasquez was the only Hornet to play over 25 minutes (he played 40) even with Eric Gordon out of the lineup. Don’t fall into the Al-Farouq Aminu trap.
The Hornets are splitting their big man minutes pretty evenly among four players, which is never good for fantasy owners.
Jared Sullinger, unsurprisingly, was limited to just 20 minutes again due to foul trouble. He can’t be trusted.
Nothing really to take away from the Thunder and Nuggets blowout, other than Serge Ibaka looked healthy in his 26 minutes.
Elton Brand played 26 minutes off the bench for the Mavericks and he continues to outplay Chris Kaman on both ends of the floor.
The Rockets have fallen in love with getting Carlos Delfino in the game early and sliding Chandler Parsons up to the power forward spot. That is great news for them and bad news for Patrick Patterson and Marcus Morris.
Kawhi Leonard is a hell of a basketball player, but even in a great game for him yesterday he played just 23 minutes. Stay far away in daily leagues.
All of the Blazers starters played over 30 minutes in the second half of a back-to-back, they are going to do that just about every game this season with the terrible bench still unproductive.
Tyler Zeller played a team-high 40 minutes for the Cavaliers, and they simply have no other options for big men right now.
Dion Waiters played just 22 minutes coming off his big game against Sacramento, and shot just 1-of-9 from the field. He’s too inconsistent to trust for big minutes nightly.