Daily Dish: Wednesday’s Fantasy lineup advice
November 19, 2014 - Finding Carter
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We’ve been comparatively propitious with injuries so distant this season, nonetheless there are a few pivotal absences in Wednesday’s line-up of games that we usually had to take advantage of for my FanDuel lineup.
Specifically, a Timberwolves’ damage issues have continued this season, withdrawal large holes in a team’s revolution in a brief term. Ricky Rubio’s ankle damage is set to keep him out a few some-more weeks, during least, and Nikola Pekovic is set to skip Wednesday’s diversion with a wrist sprain. Additionally, a group will be nonetheless energy brazen Thaddeus Young is divided from a group on personal leave, and will not apartment adult Wednesday.
Though that is all bad news for Wolves’ fans, it is good news for FanDuel players. With so many pivotal players out for a Timberwolves, there are lots of values available. I’ll be going with Kevin Martin, who should be a unquestioned tip descent choice for a Wolves opposite a Knicks, as good as Anthony Bennett and Gorgui Dieng tonight.
Bennett is a risk, obviously, given how frequency he has even looked efficient during a NBA level, nonetheless he looked good while stuffing in for Young Saturday. Bennett had 24.4 FanDuel points in that game, and comes during a rock-bottom cost that could infer to be a bargain. Dieng is some-more than $2,000 some-more expensive, nonetheless we have justification that he’ll be value that. Dieng is averaging 14.3 points and 12.3 rebounds per-36 mins this season, and customarily put adult outrageous games while averaging 12.2 points and 12.0 rebounds per diversion in 15 starts as a rookie.
Going with that contingent cost me usually $14,400 total, that left copiousness of room for stars. we grabbed 3 high-end guards and installed adult on Celtics opposite a 76ers, for a lineup I’m really happy with.
The tip to a lineup like this is to know that, nonetheless a prices vacillate on a daily basis, they don’t tend to pitch too most in any one instruction nonetheless warning. The value of an particular actor competence change most quicker than his dollar value does, so take advantage when we can.
My register for Nov. 19 during FanDuel.com:
PG Brandon Jennings, Pistons vs. Phoenix ($7,100)
PG Rajon Rondo, Boston during Philadelphia ($8,900)
SG James Harden, Houston vs. L.A. Lakers ($10,100)
SG Kevin Martin, Timberwolves vs. N.Y. Knicks ($6,200)
SF Jeff Green, Boston during Philadelphia ($6,900)
SF Solomon Hill, Pacers vs. Charlotte ($5,400)
PF Jared Sullinger, Boston during Philadelphia ($6,800)
PF Anthony Bennett, Timberwolves vs. N.Y. Knicks ($3,700)
C Gorgui Dieng, Timberwolves vs. N.Y. Knicks ($4,900)
Kevin Martin, SG, Timberwolves vs. N.Y. Knicks ($6,200)
If Martin isn’t scoring, he has roughly no value. That’s been a box with him for years, and it continues to be so with a Timberwolves. He has had some outrageous games this season, including 3 of 38 or some-more FanDuel points in a final seven, nonetheless averages usually 25.06 per diversion overall. Fortunately, with a team’s dual other primary scorers out, Martin should get as many chances to magnitude as he wants tonight, and should be a constant option. At this price, he’s value it if we get about 25 FanDuel points from him. He should soar past that.
Solomon Hill, SF, Pacers vs. Charlotte ($5,400)
Hill has scored during slightest 20 FanDuel points in any of a final five, with dual 35-plus indicate games thrown in for good measure. He has emerged as a plain choice for a Pacers in Paul George’s absence, and should advantage from C.J. Miles’ approaching deficiency with a calf injury.
John Wall, Wizards vs. Dallas ($9,100)
The Mavericks have been using teams off a justice this season, interjection to a decent invulnerability and one of a best offenses in new memory. However, they have been consider defensively during times, permitting 105 or some-more points in 4 of their final 8 games. With Devin Harris nursing an ankle injury, a Mavericks could be left with usually Jameer Nelson and Jose Juan Barea to play indicate guard, and Wall should positively flame those two. Opposing indicate guards are averaging 29.4 FanDuel points per-36 mins opposite a Mavericks, and Wall should have a good time opposite this defense, generally if his using partner Bradley Beal creates his deteriorate debut, that is possible.
Overpay of a night
Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Philadelphia vs. Boston ($8,600)
This should be a flattering good matchup for Carter-Williams, as a Celtics are permitting 33.9 FanDuel points per-36 mins to hostile indicate guards, however I’m not certain he’s versed to take advantage of it yet. Carter-Williams has shown approaching decay in 3 games given his lapse from shoulder surgery, sharpened usually 37.8 percent from a margin with as many turnovers as assists. He should get things going down a road, nonetheless his dollar value doesn’t compare what he’s giving we on a justice right now, so we should drive transparent until he shows he is behind during full strength.
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@minutemandan: Would a Kawhi Leonard-Dwight Howard trade be crazy? Need SF help, have DeAndre too.
CT: Not during all crazy. Howard and Jordan are redundant, and tiny brazen competence indeed be a some-more formidable position to fill than center. Howard is a some-more prolific player, nonetheless Leonard’s ability to fill adult a box magnitude nonetheless spiteful we anywhere competence usually be some-more valuable. we consider this is a plain trade, and creates a lot of clarity given a state of your team.
@CTowersCBS: Roy Hibbert rates out as a 3rd best C in category-based #FantasyBasketball leagues. Are we shopping it?
CT: Wanted to answer one of my possess questions that we acted yesterday. The responses from my supporters were expectedly mixed, given Hibbert’s lane record of inconsistency. However, we am shopping Hibbert, and we have been given a offseason, when we called him a candidate for a dermatitis season. Consistency stays an emanate for Hibbert, nonetheless he is anticipating ways to be prolific even when he can’t score, as his new 8-point, 7-rebound, 5-assist, 3-block opening opposite a Bulls shows. His margin idea commission can still be a guilt during a core position, and he’s not a widespread rebounder, nonetheless Hibbert is personification most improved round than final season, and looks like a plain No. 1 Fantasy core in category-based leagues.
Waiver handle fliers
Channing Frye, F, Magic (69 percent owned)
Frye’s tenure cratered when a knee damage got his deteriorate off to a delayed start, nonetheless he’s starting to locate on again. You still won’t have most use for him in traditionally Fantasy scoring leagues, since he doesn’t give we a high volume of possibly scoring or rebounding. However, in category-based leagues, few players can compare his sharpened ability during a brazen spot. Despite his delayed start, he is averaging 5.7 rebounds and 2.4 3-pointers per game, a multiple usually dual players have matched over a final 5 seasons. Frye’s ability to widen and space a building is positively vicious for a Magic group that relies on too many unthreatening fringe shooters, so don’t design his prolongation to loiter relocating forward.