Steph Curry- Even in a matchup that went way under its’ expect total, Curry delivered the high priced goods. Curry diced the Houston defense for 29 points and 11 assists.
Russell Westbrook- Kevin Durant was having a rather off first half and third quarter, so Westbrook had to shoulder the load. He did so by pouring in 35 points
James Harden- Houston laid a huge egg, but that didn’t stop Harden from getting his numbers. Very important to Harden’s fantasy value, he’ll continue to play in blowouts.
Reggie Evans- A member of every single one of my lineups last night, Evans banged on Atlanta’s front line for 14 points and 22 rebounds.
Antawn Jamison- This one, I did not see coming. Jamison torched the inexperienced Kings bigs for 29 points and 9 rebounds.
1. Steph Curry- When Curry is on a streak like this, it’s best to ride it.
2. George Hill- A hobbled David West to take shots from and the league’s worst point guard defense. Sign me up.
3. John Wall- The Wizards are bad enough that they will probably play a competitive game against Charlotte, meaning Wall will get to work his magic against their pathetic D.
Value Play: As long as Kyrie Irving sits, plug and play Shaun Livingston.
1. Grevis Vasquez- A general strategy is to target players who get to be guarded by Steph ‘Ankles’ Curry.
2. Dion Waiters- As terrible as the team is, when Kyrie is out, I love their backcourt for fantasy. I’m probably the biggest Waiters guy amongst the Daily NBA Fantasy community, and I like it that way.
3. Nate Robinson- We now know Belinelli is capable of posting 2 fantasy points in 30 minutes of play; if Hinrich doesn’t go, Robinson is the play.
Value Play: Avery Bradley is only 7,050 on Draft Day. For that price, even against Miami, he is a great play.
1. Lebron James- The Celtics matchup is one that King James always gets up for. With plenty of talk about how the Celtics will end the streak, I expect Lebron to explode tonight.
2. Paul George- If David West doesn’t go, Paul George will be the play of the night. Cleveland has not one defender that can hang with Paul and he will get to shoot as much as he wants.
3. J.R Smith- Whatever is happening in New York isn’t good, but J.R is still getting his shots up with ‘Melo out.
Value Play: Jae Crowder, if Shawn Marion doesn’t go, and Al-Farouq Aminu if Crowder goes back to back up minutes.
1. Al Horford- Brannan Wright, Elton Brand and Dirk are really not all that interested in bodying up Big Al.
2. Joakim Noah- Denver’s bigs try hard, but they are all deficient in their own way on the defensive end.
3. Anthony Davis- Just keeping of the trend of starting the best big against Golden State.
Value Play: One night after destroying the Hawks, I love Reggie Evans again.
1. Dwight Howard- Finally rounding into shape as a top 5 player in the league, Howard is going to pound Phoenix.
2. Emeka Okafor- I just can’t quit you, Emeka. So cheap and so much production.
3. Greg Monroe- Good luck, Brook Lopez.
Value Play: Jermaine O’Neal is available for 7,950 on Draftday and will meet that value pretty easily.