From top to bottom, here is a brief recap of my best value picks for Feb. 4:
- For the first time in a long time, Damian Lillard looked human. He finished with 21-2-9 plus a steal. He didn’t have single TO in the blowout loss so that helped his value a little.
- Zion Williamson is still figuring everything out in his seventh game but he is an automatic 30+ FP player already. He had 20-7-4 plus a steal against the Bucks but if he just relaxed a little bit and lowered the TOs, it would have been better.
- Terry Rozier came up with his best outing in three games, totaling 20 points, five rebounds, and four assists. On the other hand, LaMarcus Aldridge basically did nothing against the Lakers’ gargantuan frontline and accounted for only seven points, three rebounds, one assist, and a steal.
- I did pick up Josh Hart and suggested Donte Divincenzo and Danuel House, Jr. and all three were even better than anticipated. Hart stuffed the stat sheet (8 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block) while Divincenzo posted similar numbers in 17 minutes. He accounted for eight points, five rebounds, five assists, and two steals. And the last but not the least, House went berserk with 22-9-1 plus three steals and a block.
- If your strategy was to stock up on the front (like pick up James Harden and Nikola Jokic) and then surround them with bargains, you may have found the night’s biggest success. Kyle Kuzma came out of nowhere with a double-double performance while Danny Green did enough to be serviceable. I got both in one of my teams at Yahoo and unsurprisingly won the league by a wide margin.
Here are another batch for Feb. 5:
No Luka Doncic, no problem. If you have Kristaps Porzingis, that is.
KP was brilliant in the two games without Doncic, averaging 36.5 points, 12 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 3.5 treys a game. There’s no way I’m leaving him out and his salary ($8,300 at DK, $36 at Yahoo) makes this move a no-brainer.
Another guy I’m looking at is DeAndre Ayton, who had at least 45 FP at DraftKings in four of the last five. Even with Andre Drummond, the Pistons allowed 26 and 17 to Jonas Valanciunas the last time so I’m expecting the same thing with Ayton.
Some Awesome Value
Draymond Green must be feeling more healthy these days given he has averaged a near triple-double in the past four: 9.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 10.5 assists, and three “stocks”. I’m still going to watch out if he’s going to be a late scratch before tipoff.
If you like some consistency in the wings, I’d suggest Alec Burks. Burks had at least 24 FP in DK in nine of the last 10 but if you’d want to gamble a little, check out Caris Levert, who had 29-3-7 in his first start since the injury. Personally, I’d go for Levert who costs a bit less than Burks in both DK and Yahoo.
I pretty much go for consistency here so it would be no surprise if I go for Patrick Beverley here. PatBev has three-game averages of 11.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.4 “stocks”, and three treys made. I prefer him more over at DraftKings, who priced him at $4,900, while Yahoo had him at $18.
For some reason, Yahoo pastes Duncan Robinson‘s salary at 11 bucks despite DR eclipsing the 20-FP mark in four of the last five. If your strategy is to load up front and punt one or two positions, give Robinson that one position.
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