Daily Fantasy Basketball: Cheap Advice 2/22/16

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Point Guard

D’Angelo Russell (DK $4500, FD $4900, 23.4 USG) – I generally don’t target point guards facing the Bucks but now that Russell has been named the starter for the rest of the season, you have to consider him.  Keep in mind that this still is Byron Scott and the Lakers.  He could easily start Russell and then pull him within 4 minutes of action, but on a night where the guard position is kinda ugly, I’m willing to gamble a bit.  In the 13 games D’Angelo has played 30 minutes or more, he’s averaging 30.04 DKPTS.  If Kyrie sits (illness), I suppose you could also consider rostering Delly but he’s never been kind to me so I’ll let you ride that ship alone.

Shooting Guard

Kyle Korver (DK $4400, FD $4200, 14.3 USG) – Averaging 35.1 minutes per game over his last 5, Kyle Korver has turned he corner a bit with averages of 26.38 DKPTS in that span.  For obvious reasons, the Hawks are going to need to score a lot to keep up with the Warriors and with an implied team total of 108.3 (225 over/under), Korver is a nice cheap way to get exposure to this game.  The Warriors give up the 5th most fantasy points to opposing shooting guards and if this game can somehow stay close (GS -7.5), he should reach value with ease.  The SG position is really lacking tonight, which is another reason Korver keeps finding ways into my lineups.

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Small Forward

Mirza Teletovic (DK $4500, FD $4100, 22.6 USG) – Earl Watson‘s rotations have become really unpredictable but with Tyson Chandler being out (and Markieff Morris being traded) for the last 2 games, Teletovic has averaged 31.5 minutes (32.32 DKPTS).  With Chandler doubtful again tonight, I see no reason things could change.  The Clippers are huge 16 points favorites, which would give me second thoughts rostering the studs in this matchup but Teletovic is gonna see his whether this game stays close or not.  I also love that he continues to get his shots up, averaging double-digit FGA’s (11.5) over his last 6.

Teletovic is PF eligible on FD.  Someone to consider there might be Richard Jefferson if Iman Shumpert and Kyrie Irving are both out again. He played 25 minutes yesterday against the Thunder and scored 15 points with 6 rebounds for 24.2 FDPTS

Power Forward 

Kris Humphries (DK $3900, FD $3900, 20.0 USG) – Humphries has started the last 2 games for the Suns since being traded for and averaging 25.5 minutes.  Much like Teletovic, he would benefit if Tyson Chandler sits.  We’ve seen Humphries as a fantasy asset before when given the opportunity (back in his Nets days) and as long as he continues to see about 25 minutes of action in this high paced offense, he should keep producing fantasy goodness.  In the two starts, Humphries has produced 1.2 fantasy points per minute.  Also, the Clippers have the 5th worst rpg (rebound per game) differential in the league, which helps all opposing bigs.  That brings us to our next Suns value play . . .


Alex Len (DK $4600, FD $4600, 18.5 USG) – Too many Suns, I know but there’s no way I’m not rostering Len on a night like this.  On FD, I can understand wanting to roll out KAT, Monroe or even Sullinger, which makes rostering Len difficult but on DK where you can roster two, he’s a staple of mine. As mentioned above, there’s going to be lots of rebounding opportunities for Len but besides that, he is a very offensive minded center who can take advantage of a decent matchup.  He owned a 34.3 USG rate vs San Antonio yesterday and 27.8% the game before against GS.  With Morris out of town and Chandler out tonight, Len is the main focus of offense down low against a Clippers team that gives up the second most actual points per game on the season (second to only BKLN) to centers. On DK, fade at your own risk.

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Chris Fedail