While I am writing this, I am still curled up in a corner, sucking my thumb.
Week 10 in the NFL was brutal for me. But I am glad to have a much-needed distraction with the NBA to cure my ills.
We have a solid 9-game slate in the NBA tonight and lots of studs, some great value options and some nice, stackable games.
Let’s get down to business, shall we?
Analysis: Coming off his first career triple-double and putting up some consistent numbers before that, Ball has shown he can hang with the big boys, at least sometimes. There are a lot of mouths to feed for the Lakers, but they are 4th in pace of play and are on the road facing the Suns, who are 2nd in pace of play. The last time these two teams met, which was the second game of the season, Ball nearly put up a 60-spot himself. The Lakers look a bit different and the Suns most certainly do, since that game. But it’s hard to argue against Ball in this spot at what seems to be a very cheap price considering the upside he has flashed this season.
Analysis: You’re my boy, Lou! Seriously, I love this guy. He’s usually contingent on scoring to produce in fantasy and he usually is a high-usage player off the bench, however, minutes and usage have opened up even more with the absence of Pat Beverly. In the two games without Bev, Lou has put up minutes of 39 and 36. Tonight he gets another uptempo game with the 76ers, who are 3rd in pace of play this season. Likely facing J.J. Redick defense at times, Williams is in another plus-scoring spot. He’s got 40-45 upside and is certainly mispriced when taking that, his minutes and his usage into consideration.