In this article we break the minutes of notable 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 NBA daily fantasy strategy, and the breakdown below is a great road map to your success.
-All the Cavaliers played heavy minutes with CJ Miles suffering with the flu. Look for it to get a bit more crowded going forward with Boobie Gibson now back and Miles set to return, along with all the pieces from the Memphis trade suiting up.
-It’s a three-way time share at shooting guard for the Celtics right now, with Avery Bradley picking up the scraps at point guard as well.
-Brandon Bass will continue to lose minutes to Jared Sullinger as long as he can stay out of foul trouble.
-The Magic are finally starting JJ Redick and if that continues, their 5 starters will likely see the bulk of the minutes in every game going forward.
-All the Pistons minutes were skewed due to a semi-blowout last night, but as long as Andre Drummond continues to play over 20 minutes he makes an excellent start if you can find him for cheap.
-Royal Ivey got a matchup-based start, but logged just 18 minutes despite playing very well. Look for Dorrell Wright and Nick Young (who was solid again with 20 points) to resume that role going forward if Jason Richardson continues to miss time.
-Spencer Hawes continues to severely outplay starter LaVoy Allen, and Hawes has won the starter’s minutes already. He may win the job outright soon with this kind of play.
-Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders both played 30 minutes in a game for the first time this season. If Jim Boylan continues to play his starters like this, things will be much clearer in Milwaukee going forward.
-Serge Ibaka is now averaging 40 minutes per game over his last 3 games, and appears to be out of his mini-slump.
-Lamar Odom and Matt Barnes both played at least 26 minutes off the bench, and continue to outplay incumbent starters Caron Butler and DeAndre Jordan nightly.
-Kendrick Perkins played just 6 minutes last night while Nick Collison played 40. They badly needed two bigs against the Clippers and this timeshare doesn’t provide much value either way.