The Sandman’s Grab Bag: NBA Sleepers is a daily fantasy strategy article finding value in guys you never would expect.
An important element of daily fantasy strategy is finding value, so we’ll be highlighting three sleepers every day to use in tournament play, so you can stack your lineup with studs. These are guys off the traditional radar. As Shakespeare once said, “To sleep, perchance to dominate thy fantasy basketball league”
Wilson Chandler – DEN SF – The Nuggets have been cautious with Chandler following his return from hip surgery, electing to sit him on Wednesday vs OKC. However prior to that, he’s gotten 20 minutes each game and posted 20+ FP each time. It’s clear the Nuggets want him on the floor since he was out there during OT versus Portland, hitting a game-deciding trey with 14 seconds left. He should get 20 minutes versus the Wizards tonight, who regularly lack defensive intensity.
Mareese Speights – MEM PF – Zach Randolph missed practice and is out today with a lower back strain. Frankly, the Grizzlies might not need him to beat the defensively inept Kings. Speights should see plenty of minutes in a super soft matchup while ZBO rests his tender back.
Stephen Jackson – SA SG/SF – Captain Jack played 24 and 28 minutes in his last two games for the Spurs. While it’s always dangerous to take any Spurs player considering the whimsical rotations of coach Poppovich, I’m fairly confident the Captain will see solid minutes off the bench with Manu Ginobli banged up. The veteran guard also has a friendly matchup with a Golden State team that is missing Stephen Curry, and often gives up big games to opposing guards. Vegas thinks the Spurs will win by 12, and I tend to agree with them. If the game gets out of hand, the Captain may see even more play. As a bonus, if the game does degenerate to a blowout, some other names to consider would be Draymond Green, Kent Bazemore, Charles Jenkins, Danny Green, and Patrick Mills.
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