NBA Value Plays 2/12: Crowder Finds a New Home
Good afternoon fellow FanCavers! It’s Monday which means the work week is back on the grind, but it also means I’m back to give you guys some value plays to plug into your lineup! Let’s get right into it. I will give you all a few guys under the $6,000 price on Fanduel for your lineups.
Jae Crowder (PF – $3,700) – I believe Crowder will go overlooked today as many do not fully realize he is now in a Jazz uniform and in a new environment. In his debut against Portland last night he played 28 minutes and eclipsed 25.5 FDP. Another thing that will keep his ownership low is his slow paced match up against the Spurs, but with LaMarcus Aldridge ruled OUT for tonight’s contest, he should see a lot of defense from Davis Bertans. Last game against Portland, Crowder did a little of everything, but the stat that intrigues me the most is that he took 11 shots. We can bump Crowder up even more if Rubio is ruled out. I will be locking in Crowder as my favorite value play of the slate this evening.
Davis Bertans (PF – $3,900) – On the other side of this match up we have to give Spurs PF, Davis Bertans a look. LaMarcus Aldridge has been ruled out tonight and Davis Bertans has had 2 20+ FDP outings in a row with him on the court. This is one of the toughest match ups on the board, but I think with Aldridge out we can expect big minutes from Bertans and he will hit at least 5x. I think Bertans makes for an excellent cash game value.
Reggie Bullock (SF – $4,800) – Bullock comes in to tonight’s slate very reasonably priced for his new expanded role with this Pistons offense. He has scored 39 real points in his last 2 games and has played no fewer than 33 minutes in his last 6 outings. The minutes are a huge boost for Bullock who should look to capitalize against the below average defense of the Pelicans. The spread is very close and the O/U is set for around 220. Look for Bullock to play his normal role of 35ish minutes and put up 25-30 fantasy points. Bullock makes for a low upside, fantastic cash game value.
D’Angelo Russell (SG – $5,400) – D’Angelo Russell is simply too cheap for his skillset this evening. Last game he played 31 minutes and whopped up for 37.3 FDP. If Russell even sees 25+ minutes tonight he is far to cheap where he will only need 27 FDP in order to reach 5x value. It’s worth noting that last game did go into OT (twice). He is nearing 100%, but it’s hard to tell if he is there quite yet. 18 shots is certainly encouraging and the next thing we will have to do is see if the Nets start Russell over Harris in the starting lineup. If we get any indication that Russell is good to go and is not limited he will be a must play for me. If we do not get indication, I still like him as a great option in all formats.
Rajan Rondo (PG – $5,500) – Rajan Rondo AKA Mr. Inconsistent minutes… I really like Rondo in this spot who should see a ton of Ish Smith defense. His minutes swing around like children on monkey bars though so it is very difficult to recommend him in cash games. I will reserve Rondo for GPP’s only.
Other values: JJ Redick ($5,400), Joe Harris ($4,600), Allen Crabbe ($5,000), DeMarre Carroll ($5,500), Shelvin Mack ($5,500), Mario Hezonja ($5,700)
The Nets make for a really cheap stack in a high paced (223 O/U) game. I love stacking 3-4 of them in your tournament lineups as none of them seem to ever be highly owned. I still do like Hezonja quite a bit and he should continue to see his very secure minutes with everyone still sidelined. Overall the Magic are pretty cheap in this match up and attempting to fill a void with Elfrid Payton now on the Suns.
As always I will be in the slack to answer any questions before lock and help decipher some more news that we will get along the way as the slate becomes closer.
Have a great rest of your Monday and let’s start the week in the green!
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