Wednesday’s Plays of the Day
The Houston Rockets face the Sacramento Kings in what is expected to be a blowout by most. According to Vegas, the Rockets head into tonight’s matchup as 14.5 point favorites. With the Kings giving up the most 3-pointers in the league and having a 110.1 defensive rating, Chris Paul and the Rockets could find themselves having a big night.
His minutes have fluctuated since being traded to the Knicks at the trade deadline, but in each of his four games Mudiay has been able to reach value. Tonight the Knicks are facing a John Wall-less Wizards team, and with Mudiay’s price-tag so low the upside could be a promising addition to your roster.
The Jazz are looking to continue their 10-game winning streak against the Phoenix Suns. The Suns currently rank dead last in the league at defending the shooting guard position, and with rookie Donovan Mitchell playing at such a high-level it’s a match made in heaven for fantasy owners.
Well it’s a day where we go from one bad defensive team to the next, as KCP and the Lakers take on a Pelicans team that ranks just above the Suns at defending the shooting guard position. The Pelicans are also ranked 22nd in the league in turnovers per game at 13.8. With KCP’s defensive prowess and his 1.6 steals per game average, Caldwell-Pope could find himself having an above value type of night.
Green has seen an uptick in minutes since Trevor Ariza has been sidelined for the past nine games with a hamstring injury. While his playing time may have begun to fluctuate over the last four games, a matchup against the Kings could be just the remedy he needs to get back on a hot streak. His price-tag is too low and the upside is moderately high to where you should feel comfortable having him in your lineup.
Moore has been having a fantastic season for the New Orleans Pelicans. As the Pels continue to try to fight for a playoff spot, the team will continue to need Moore’s production on both ends of the floor. He hasn’t made value in three straight games, but this could be the night where he turns that around.
After getting a night of rest to heal a hurt finger, Draymond Green is expected to return against the Portland Trail Blazers. Green has exceeded value in the two games prior to his sitting out against the Suns. The Blazers have fallen into the bottom five of the league at defending the power forward position over their last five games. Pace and matchup of the game bodes well for the reigning defensive player of the year.
He doesn’t look like the same Jae Crowder from Cavs. This Crowder has been showing signs of the one we seen in Boston since being traded the Utah Jazz in the multi-team deal at the trade deadline. His price is still low enough to where the floor is so low and the ceiling is substantially high to where you put him in your lineup and you can feel confident about it.
Detroit is still in the hunt for the eighth-seed in the Eastern Conference, but have found themselves on a three-game losing streak that they will need to snap against the rebuilding Atlanta Hawks. With the Hawks ranked as the second worst team in the league at defending the center position this is my must play of the night.