IT’S THE WEEKEND! Can’t tell you guys how long I’ve been waiting to say that. The NBA has a beautiful 11 game slate for us! I’m going to cover some extra players because they’re in good spots.
Emmanuel Mudiay $4,900 – Mudiay went off last game against OKC, but the game before that put up a dud against BKN. I love his price though and matchup, so I think it’s important to mention him. This game has an O/U of 222 and Mudiay will have plenty opportunities to hit value. Elf is back which favors Mudiay because he plays poor defense. All in all I think Mudiay’s performance against BKN was a fluke, I expect him to be around value tonight.
Donovan Mitchell $5,500 – It’s hard to ignore Mitchell now-a-days as he just took over Hood for the starting SG spot and he has a great matchup against BKN. He gets a bump because of the fast pace BKN plays at and also because of his defense. In this spot Mitchell needs a couple blocks+ steals and he’ll be in a great spot.
JJ Redick $4,900 – Redick has been everything the 76ers could ask for to start the season because he provides a consistent 3-point shooter. They will need him tonight against the defending NBA champs and I like his matchup. The game has a 230 O/U and Klay Thompson isn’t the defender we once thought he was. I think Redick has a chance go off tonight ( GS giving up 108 per game).
Sindarius Thornwell $3,400 – Pat Beverly has been ruled out for tonight and as long as Thornwell is starting he makes for a great punt play. He can really score the rock and he has a great matchup against NO. He can easily hit value in this game and provide salary relief for your line.
Dillon Brooks $4,000 – I’ve touched on Brooks a couple times so far this year in the value articles. He doesn’t have the best matchup, but Brooks is one of those players that easily could heat up and crush value.
Also keep an eye on Wesley Johnson $4,600 IF Gallinari is out again.
Bobby Portis $5,000 – Portis did it again last night against IND where he produced a double-double ( which was good for 36.5 fps). He has another great matchup against tonight against SA. Aldridge isn’t a great defender and Portis should be able to get after him. The biggest thing is if Portis gets the minutes, right now the Bulls are commited to the rookie Markkanen. But, if Portis keeps playing like he has been he should start eating up some more minutes. He’s my lock for value tonight.
Ryan Anderson $4,400 – Anderson hasn’t been a big part of the Rockets offense so far this year and it shows with his pricing. But, the good news is he has a solid matchup tonight against MEM and earlier this year when they played Anderson went off for 34 fps. He’s worth a flier tonight.
Gorgui Dieng $3,800 – If you’re looking for a punt at PF tonight Dieng might be your guy. He’s been getting about 20 mins a game and hitting value. I like him tonight due to the blowout potential and matchup against PHO weak front court.
Luke Babbitt $3,500 – ONLY if Ilysova and Muscala are out again.
Not a fan of any value under $5,500 today with news that Tyson Chandler is back so that takes Alex Len out of the equation.