Welcome back to another edition of ResearchFantasy’s NBA Breakdown. Tonight, we get a 7 game slate with some fun games that should be high scoring.
One to my favorites!
Russell Westbrook – See Russell Westbrook, play Russell Westbrook. Did you just see Chris Paul put up 71 fantasy points on the Kings? I’ll pay the high price for a guy who should put up a big number tonight.
Mike Conley – With Marc Gasol out, Conley’s play has picked up considerably. He gets a favorable matchup tonight against a Denver team that has been known to give up points to guards. He’s not my favorite play, but his price and return should be good tonight.
Donald Sloan – On a night where you may need to find value to play the guys you want, I offer up Donald Sloan. Sloan has been forced to pick up his play since Joe Johnson left, and is still dirt cheap. No, I don’t love the matchup against Paul, but he should still see minutes to produce.
James Harden – Aside from his performance against the Spurs, Harden has been very consistent as of late. He gets a pass though because very few players end up doing well against the Spurs. The matchup against Milwaukee isn’t intimidating, and I think Harden should get back on track tonight.
Khris Middleton – Who would have thought at the start of the year that Middleton would have been one of the most consistent players in the league going into March? I mean, all year. I like the pace up matchup against Houston tonight, and Middleton should continue his consistent ways.
Lance Stephenson – It never makes me comfortable selecting Stephenson, but as long as Allen is out, I think you have to consider him. He price is low, and if this turns into a blowout, he stands to benefit even more.
Kevin Durant – Durant has picked up his play and I don’t expect that to stop tonight. He gets the best matchup one can get against the Kings, and he should pay off his salary yet again.
Otto Porter – Porter as well has been turning things around after a disappointing stretch. Tonight, he gets the hapless Sixers, whom he should feast on with ease.
Robert Covington – Covington is certainly a bit of a risky play, but the Wizards represent a good opportunity as they play fast and give up a ton of points. If his shot is falling, he can be a difference maker in a lineup.
Thaddeus Young – The Clippers have no one that can match-up against Young, so he is my go to tonight at the position. His price is getting to the point where I do have some hesitation, but not much.
Kenneth Faried – I know the early chatter is all Barton, but Barton had many of his big games when the team was down Mudiay and Harris, as well as Galinari. That isn’t the same scenario here. I think the scoring is going to run through Faried, and while I do hesitate to play a Nuggets big man, he could be the best bet.
Jabari Parker – Parker finds himself in a great situation against Houston. The Pf spot has been one that Houston has been burned by all year, and Parker has been playing great ball. I can see him putting up points in the mid 30’s, easily paying off his salary.
DeMarcus Cousins – OKC has been battered by centers lately, and tonight, they will get the biggest and baddest of them all. Boogie has been on a roll, and I love the upside he possesses here. It would not surprise me to see him in the 60’s tonight.
Marcin Gortat – Tonight, we roll out another center against the Sixers. Gortat has seen his playing time drop, but you don’t need much time to rack up points against Philly.
Nikola Jokic – BUYER BEWARE – You can’t trust the Denver big man situation. Nonetheless, Jokic remains a top option to put up a monster game at a reduced price in a moments notice. I would only rely on him in tournaments.
Good luck to everyone! Let’s all win some cash!