NBA Value Plays – 3/20
- Plays are based solely on opposition and pricing.
- FanDuel and DraftKings prices listed respectively.
• Point Guard
Yogi Ferrell ( $4,900 / $5,300 ) The injury to Dennis Smith Jr. has opened up the door for Yogi Ferrell to see more minutes and as of now, JJ Barea is listed as probable to play, but is priced significantly higher than I’d prefer. New Orleans has had difficulty in defending the point guard position, where Ferrell could play at times and either way, he’s a relatively safe roster, in this one.
• Shooting Guard
Jamal Crawford ( $3,600 / $3,800 ) Over his last 11 outings, Jamal Crawford has played 21+ minutes per game and for his cheap price, he’s been rather consistent, to which he should continue his play in a meeting with LA. Not only is this a nice spot for the veteran Crawford, as the Clippers have struggled against shooting guards, but today’s his birthday and he can get some revenge.
• Small Forward
Trevor Ariza ( $5,000 / $4,700 ) While all the hype and focus is around the backcourts, deservingly so, Trevor Ariza has found himself in a plus matchup as well, with the Trailblazers having troubles versus small forwards. For the most part, Ariza is an extremely consistent player, feeding off the playmaking of Paul and Harden and in a competitive game, he should return value.
• Power Forward
Montrezl Harrell ( $4,300 / $4,700 ) Currently, Tobias Harris is noted to be questionable, as he’s dealing with the flu and if he’s unable to suit up, Montrezl Harrell would be a strong candidate to get some extra run, here. Just last match, Harrell showed his ability to produce in little time, as he put up 24/7/2 along with 3 assists in only 20 minutes of action – temper your expectations.
Mike Muscala ( $4,000 / $4,100 ) Although this is a tough matchup with Utah, John Collins will be out for tonight’s game, which should afford Mike Muscala to see extended time, as well as the possibility of being a starter. On the other side, Derrick Favors has also been ruled out, giving way for the smaller, but physical Jae Crowder, potentially helping Muscala in the paint, tonight.
Extras: Smith, Daniels, Crowder, Powell.