FanEx Sports NBA Daily Fantasy Top Picks for 3/6/2014
Yesterday was a bit rough regarding some big name players not living up to their potential and fantasy players expectations. Kevin Love seemed human only scoring 19 points and 8 rebounds, Paul George was held to 2 points against the Bobcats last night who recently gave up 61 and 62 points to LeBron and Carmelo, and the entire Atlanta Hawks team who only put up 78 points in the game only had one starter to finish with double digits (Teague with only 10 points).
Everyone's total roster scores were drastically effected by top players not performing to their value, but not all players were duds last night. Carmelo Anthony dropped 33 points and helped his struggling Knicks defeat the Timberwolves in Minnesota. Al Jefferson has been a legit big man this whole season and not even the best defensive team in the league could hold him down as he scored 34 points in the Bobcats rout of the Pacers last night.
Today we only have three NBA games but they are star studded with the Heat taking on the Spurs in a Finals rematch, the Thunder and Durant take on Dragic and the Suns, and lastly the Clippers take on the dismal Lakers team that seems to be gaining some bit of confidence.
With only three games on the slate for tonight, I will only be giving out 3 studs that I think will help you fill out your perfect rosters. So here we go!
Thursday's Value Picks:
- Matt Barnes - $22.89 - Barnes was thrown around the trade talks prior to the deadline, but the Clippers decided to hold onto him and I think it has woken him back up. Since the deadline Barnes has scored double digit points in the Clippers last 5 games and he is coming off of a 28 point performance the other night against the Phoenix Suns. So far Danny Granger hasn't made an impact on Barnes minutes or production, but Doc has said that he thinks Granger could become a starter for the Clippers this season. Well that time hasn't come yet, so roll with Barnes tonight against a short-handed Lakers team.
- Boris Diaw - $26.20 - The Heat have shown that they aren't the best at defending the big men as proven in their recent games, and Diaw has been a consistent performer for the Spurs. Now Popovich is notorious for mixing up his lineups in-game and rolling with the bench, but Diaw was a big force for the Spurs in the Finals last year so I don't see Pop sitting Diaw in tonight's rematch.
- Xavier Henry - $18 - Henry played his first game for the Lakers in over two months last time out against the Pelicans and played a decent 14 minutes of action. In those 14 minutes he scored 12 points, but prior to his injury Henry was the Lakers top option next to Nick Young (also hurt). However, this pick could be really great or really bad because of D'Antoni's rotating lineups that change every single quarter. If Henry is able to get some garbage time tonight, I think he could out produced his value allowing you to grab the top guys like LeBron or Durant.
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