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.
Chris Copeland played just 18 minutes in a start for the Knicks. He’s really only useful when Melo is out.
Iman Shumpert played just 15 minutes in his debut, while JR Smith racked up another 38. He’ll be just fine.
Amare Stoudemire had his minutes limit lifted and played well, but still only saw 20 total. He’s going to be inconsistent for the time being.
Brandon Knight was benched in the 3rd quarter and played just 18 total minutes. He’s one of the most inconsistent players in the league. That allowed Will Bynum to explode in 29 minutes, but they’ll usually cancel each other out.
Nikola Pekvoic struggled and played just 25 minutes due to leaving the game with an injury.
Luke Ridnour’s minutes stayed steadily over 30 despite Ricky Rubio moving him to the shooting guard spot, where he actually performed better with 21 points.
Ricky Rubio still doesn’t look right, but his minutes are up near 30 now.
Derrick WIlliams got the start last night, and both he and Dante Cunningham played 31 minutes.
Ersan Ilyasova struggled and played just 19 minutes last night, while John Henson played well once again. His contract is the only thing keeping him in the starting lineup at this point.
Beno Udrih and Mike Dunleavy are both playing more minutes off the bench lately, and it’s hurt the value of former 40+ minute guys Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings.
Pau Gasol played 25 minutes in his return, and it looks like Earl Clark and Antawn Jamison will split about 40 total minutes off the bench behind him and Dwight Howard going forward.
Mario Chalmers struggled with his shot last night and found himself back to playing just 20 minutes. He’s only going to be a factor when he’s shooting well, which is impossible to predict.