Wednesday’s Plays of the Day
After taking a loss in last night’s matchup against a young Los Angeles Lakers team, the Celtics will look to avenge that loss against the other L.A. team. According to Vegas, the Celtics are currently one point underdogs in this matchup against the Clippers. With Milos Teodosic at the starting point guard position for the Clips and no DeAndre Jordan (ankle) listed as doubtful to play; Iriving could be in for another solid night in L.A.
This is a value play at the point guard position and it’s also a player that could be less than five-percent owned in most leagues. Tyreke Evans (illness) is currently listed as questionable for tonight’s matchup with the Spurs and if he ultimately can’t go, Chalmers could see a sizable bump in minutes.
The price-tag is pretty high for the Beard, but surprisingly the Rockets are only seven-point favorites against the Dallas Mavericks. The Rockets have been on a tear since Harden returned from his hamstring injury, as the team is currently on a three-game winning streak. The Mavs have found themselves struggling to defend the shooting guard position with the team currently ranked as the sixth worst at defending the two spot.
The Sixers are facing off against a Bulls team that ranks as the third worst at defending the shooting guard position. It should be noted that on the season the Sixers rank second-worst just above the Bulls, but the price-tag on TLC is too good for someone who could once again be flirting with 30 minutes of playing time with J.J. Redick (leg) and Jerryd Bayless (wrist) both listed as out.
The True Value Plays
The small forward position today gives you no reason to spend up. At least not to me. The two names that stick out for value is Dillion Brooks and Nemanja Bejlica. Both players are getting too many minutes and have exceeded their price-tag’s value more often than not and while neither may jump off the page, the salary you save to bolster your roster in other positions is a big plus.
This All-star starter is simply amazing to watch. That has nothing to do with DFS, but I thought I should let you know. Davis and the Pelicans could be without DeMarcus Cousins who played 50+ minutes in his historic triple-double game against the Bulls. There has been no word on a rest day for Boogie, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see his minutes get limited. The Hornets over their last five games are ranked as the 6th worst team in the league at defending the power forward position.
The Spurs are expected to be without LaMarcus Aldridge (rest) against the Memphis Grizzlies. Bertans started and saw extended minutes with Pau Gasol getting the night off in last night’s game against the Cavs. He finished with 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in 29 minutes of action. There has been no word yet if Bertans will start for the second-consecutive night, but after last night’s performance it’s hard not to place him in your lineups.
Horford put together an outatanding performance in last night’s loss to the Lakers. He now faces a favorable matchup against a DeAndre Jordan-less Clippers team that ranks as the fifth worst at defending the center position over their last five games. I’d put him in your lineups with confidence.