DeMarcus Cousins- DMC absolutely murdered the weak Suns frontcourt with 34 points and 14 boards. When he is focused, watch out.
Paul George- I normally hate playing him, but in a tougher matchup, George fully delivered with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
Kendall Marshall- Marshall wasn’t great in Dragic’s absence, but he far exceeded value by going the near triple double with 9 points and 10 assists.
Mike James- James on the other hand, was absolutely terrible with almost no playing time, highlighting why he is cheap in the first place.
1. John Wall- With all of the injuries, Wall is being asked to do an incredible amount on offense. As long as this trend continues, he will be an elite fantasy option.
2. Russell Westbrook- Russ performs with particular pizazz against the Wolves, most likely because they have really no one to throw at him.
3. Jrue Holiday- No matter how Philly is, Jrue tries hard and has skill. That, and Cleveland is really, really, really bad at defending point guards.
Value Play: With Ty Lawson probably sitting, Andre Miller becomes a stud play for the night.
1. J.R Smith- When J.R is getting to the bucket, he is the best two-guard in the game. An MVP candidate, and I really believe that. Until this trend dries up, play him.
2. Dwayne Wade- Reduced cost from injury and one game left to clinch a playoff spot; get Wade in your line ups!
3. James Harden- Despite the threat of minutes being curtailed, Houston has clinched nothing. Possibly his one last big game.
Value Play: Pick your poison between E’Twaun Moore or Dequan Jones, either of which will draw the start at shooting guard for the Magic.
1. Lebron James- I feel like he might be a little upset about losing the shot at history deal. What resistance does the Hornets have?
2. Kevin Durant- One of the rare nights where I could advocate for running both Durant and James out together in the same lineup.
3. Jeff Green- Even if his price has raised, I’m buying into Green with Garnett out, especially with wins becoming more and more important as the season draws to a close.
Value Play: Maurice Harkless got 40 minutes of play on Wednesday and is going to get that again against a decimated Wizards team.
1. Al Horford- Who exactly is Boston planning on using to defend Horford? They literally have no one.
2. Al Jefferson- If LMA doesn’t end up going and J.J Hickson is still sick, this could be Al Jefferson versus Meyers Leonard. Ugh.
3. Tobias Harris- That’s right! Increased cost and all, I’m riding the Tobias Harris bandwagon all the way to the finish line.
Value Play: It is beyond insanity that Reggie Evans is as cheap as he is, but he’s a must play at a weaker position.
1. Greg Monroe- This big, powerful centers and power forwards against smaller and weaker defensive squads just aren’t fair.
2. Kyle O’Quinn- Calling my shot again. The Magic Center will be all my lineups and he should also be in all of yours.
3. Emeka Okafor- I always love Emeka, but with the amount of minutes he is getting versus his cost, he is even more appealing than usual.
Value Play: Jonas Valancinus is a relatively sturdy play if Amir Johnson ends up sitting the first game of the Raptors road trip out.