January 23, 2015– NBA DFS Basketball Best Value Picks:
Paul George, SF ($9,000)
The annual Paul George slump has officially passed although his three-point shooting says otherwise. However, that could change in Saturday’s match-up with Sacramento. The Kings allows a league-high 10.3 three-pointers a game according to NBA.com stats, which could suit George very well since he attempts 7.6 a game.
Tyreke Evans, SG ($7,700)
Evans has recently encountered a rough patch because of a knee problem but a 46.5-FP game versus Detroit is an indication it might be over. Eric Gordon is out and Jrue Holiday is STILL on a minutes restriction so a high usage rate awaits for the 2010 Rookie of the Year.
The Middle Men
Zach Randolph, PF ($6,100)
After a week of outstanding performances from Jan. 4 to 10, Z-Bo is back to being mediocre in the last four games. That makes drafting the guy a bit of a red flag but one, they are playing Minnesota, which allows the fourth-highest FG% to opponents inside 10 feet. Second, Marc Gasol may be held out Saturday so an uptick in Usage and minutes could be in store for Randolph, who hasn’t had a double-double in TWO weeks.
George Hill, PG ($5,100)
Hill missed the last three games because of personal reasons, and it appears he will rejoin the team in Northern California to take on the Kings. At that price, I say he is a must-add and pretty much a lock to get 30 points in what will surely be a fast-paced, high-octane game between two of the league’s fastest teams. (Sacramento is tops in the NBA while Indiana is sixth in pace.)
Meyers Leonard, C ($4,000)
It’s a choice between Leonard and Indiana’s Myles Turner at center but since I already have two Pacers in the lineup, I’d tap the young Blazers center on this one.
Leonard has a string of three solid games that was capped by a double-double and Portland will be hosting the Lakers so that’s a good sign– especially the latter.
Dennis Schroder, PG ($4,900)
Schroder and Jeff Teague has literally been splitting time for the Hawks but it’s the former who has been playing really well the past 10 games. Phoenix plays fast and couldn’t stop opposing point guards so another solid performance for both of Atlanta’s point guards is not out of the picture.
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