Alright, folks. We are one week away from ending NBA coverage for this season. Once April hits, we are a full go with baseball content (can’t wait!).
But there’s still a lot of time to be profitable in the NBA, but again, we have to continuously be on top of our game prior to lock because of injuries and rest.
I feel like I’ve picked a solid group of 5 that will suit up tonight. Some of them are on teams with playoff implications, others are on bad teams that have injuries and/or are playing their young guys lots of minutes.
I am not beating around the bush today, so let’s get to tonight’s Value 5!
Analysis: Teague makes another appearance on the Index this week, and I can’t remember if he ever had this season. But with that said, he’s in a dream matchup against the short-handed Nuggets, who are the worst team in DvP versus point guards. Teague has played this team one time this season and put up 28 fantasy points. While that doesn’t sound great, he played about 23 minutes. Hopefully, this game will stay close and allow for Teague to fill up the stat sheets against the defenseless Jameer Nelson and the other Nuggets backcourt members.
Analysis: This is a revenge game. Bogie will take on a Nets squad playing on the second night of a back-to-back and it will be his first attempt at sticking to the team that traded him earlier this season. The Wizards have run their starting five into the ground, and this is the perfect spot to give a few guys some rest. But if the Wiz don’t rest anyone, I still love Bojan as I would fully expect a blowout here and Bojan should easily see the floor in that event. I think people will stay away from him at this price, but he’s got 30-40 point upside for me thanks to the matchup and blowout potential.
Analysis: Tobias has reclaimed his starting position with the Nets and his fantasy results have improved a bit. This also is a revenge game for Tobias, facing his former team the Orlando Magic, on the road. Since the departure of Serge Ibaka, the Magic have seen opposing power forward fantasy production spike. Orlando doesn’t have anything to play for, but they will likely put up some effort for the home crowd. In two games against Orlando this season, Tobias has averaged around 25 FPPG, which comes close to paying off his current price. But those games were against Serge, so fire up Tobias as very low ownership and with confidence.
Analysis: This play on paper is a great fit for your daily fantasy roster, but I have this weird feeling about it. I am going forward with the move because I don’t like a lot at PF and SF today and like I said, on paper, Chriss is in a great spot against one of the weakest rebounding frontcourts in the NBA. I will feel more comfortable here if TJ Warren sits, which will open up more minutes for Chriss. There’s blowout risk here, but the Suns don’t have a lot of players and are committed to playing their young guys all the minutes they can handle. BROOKLYN blew this team out last night and Chriss still saw 31 minutes. He saw 38 minutes the game before against Miami, another blowout. He’s got 40-point fantasy potential here with a floor that shouldn’t kill your lineups.
Analysis: Centers against Philadelphia. That’s what we have here, even if it is Robin Lopez. Coming off a 1-game suspension for fighting with Serge Ibaka, Robin Lopez reclaims his starting spot tonight in a game the Bulls need to win to keep any flutter of the playoffs afloat. Lopez put up more than 30 fantasy points in this matchup earlier this season, and the 76ers are giving up more than 10 fantasy points per game than their season average since trading Noel and shutting down Embiid. This is WAY too cheap for a starting center against the 76ers, who don’t know what rebounds are.