FanDuel NBA Plays for Super Wednesday, February 12th
Welcome to Wednesday Night in the NBA! We have a full slate of NBA games tonight and a whole bunch of cash to give away, including the $120,000 NBA Super Slam. Below I’ve given you some of my favorite plays at varying price ranges. And as a side note, remember that the NBA is volatile as far as injuries and stomach flus and what not, so always be sure to keep up with the latest news so you don’t get stuck with a dud. I prefer to use Twitter for my up to the second information. Here’s a very short list of fantasy basketball people I follow who update that kind of information.
Brandon Jennings $8,500 CLE@DET: Jennings is averaging over 40 FDP over the last two weeks and gets a great matchup with Cleveland, who are giving up the second most FDP to point guards on the season. His lack of peripherals can sometimes hurt, but he’s been shooting well of late and I’m willing to ride the hot hand in a nice matchup.
Chris Paul $8,200 POR@LAC: We didn’t get to see just how many minutes Paul is going to play as he returns from his injury because the Clippers destroyed Philadelphia on Saturday, but he’s had plenty of rest after his 23 minutes and 25.4 FDP and now gets a game that should be fast-paced and close as the Trailblazers come into town. At $8,200 he isn’t a slam dunk play, but his upside far outreaches his price.
Brandon Knight $6,600 NO@MIL: Knight will take on the Pelicans who are giving up 42+ FDP to opposing point guards over the last ten games, while Knight is averaging 31.6 FDP during that same stretch.
Nick Calathes $5,100 MEM@ORL: Keep an eye on Mike Conley’s status here. If he sits out one more night Calathes will get another start. He put up a nice 37.4 FDP last night against the Wizards and took it to John Wall in the process.
Gordon Hayward $7,100 PHI@UTA: Hayward looks like he’s back on track now with back to back good games where he filled out the stat sheet for 40 and 35 FDP. Of course tonight he takes on the Sixers and we know what that means. The question always comes down to if the team facing the Sixers will blow them out before their players get to fill out that stat sheet. And yes, the Jazz are favored by seven points, but they also aren’t the Clippers or the Warriors, they’ve scrapped together 18 wins while the Sixers have had 15. These two bottom dwellers should keep this game within spitting distance at least.
Jamal Crawford $7,000 POR@LAC: On the flip-side of the Sixers/Jazz game is this high flying affair between two of the top teams in the league, the Clippers and Trailblazers. This game has the highest over under of the night at 216.5 and I’d be looking to mine some players for my team here. J.J. Redick looks like he’ll rest his hip over the All-Star break, which should give Crawford some more time on the court where he’s been lighting it up. He’s not going to give you those safe points from rebounds and assists, but he’s going to score and the Trailblazers have given up a whopping 50+ FDP to shooting guards over their last ten games.
Randy Foye $6,500 DEN@MIN: Foye had a down game last time out, but the Pacers will do that to anyone. Besides that game he has been on fire with Nate Robinson and now Ty Lawson out. The T-Wolves are an up-tempo team who are giving up 42+ FDP to shooting guards over the last ten games. Foye will be a staple on my teams tonight with Ty Lawson already ruled out.
Rudy Gay $7,700 SAC@NY: This is a tournament play for me, but Gay’s price is looking mighty good for his tremendous upside right now. He put up an okay 30 FDP against Cleveland his last time out, but only scored 15 points. His scoring will improve and the Knicks should help that with their recent play against small forwards, having given up an average of 42 FDP to them over the last ten games. Look for him to get back on track tonight.
Luol Deng $5,900 CLE@DET: Deng played well against the Kings for 32 FDP and looks like his illness that brought his numbers and price down is gone. Of the teams playing tonight, Detroit gives up the third most FDP to opposing small forwards. His price, ability and matchup come together nicely in this one.
Wilson Chandler $5,900 DEN@MIN: Chandler looks like he’s back on track after averaging close to 30 FDP over his last four games, including a good game against the Pacers last time out. He’ll need to step it up again with Ty Lawson out and he’ll get a good opportunity tonight in this high-flying matchup.
Kyle Singler $3,900 CLE@DET: Singler isn’t going to set the court on fire, but he’s getting plenty of minutes to try. He’s averaging 22.6 FDP over the last three games and takes on a depleted Cavs defense. For his price he should be able to hit value.
Kevin Love $11,300 DEN@MIN: His price may be too much to make a team around, but if you can, and he plays, he’s going to give you points, a lot of them. He’s missed two out of his last four games, but still managed to put up nice scores even through the nagging injuries. He’s averaging 53+ FDP over the last two weeks and Denver is giving up 55 FDP to opposing power forwards over the last ten games.
Derrick Favors $6,400 PHI@UTA: There are plenty of good plays for Utah players against the Sixers tonight, so don’t be afraid to explore them. I prefer playing big men against them when I can and Favors should have plenty of opportunities. He looks to be over his hip injury as he put up a double-double last night against the Lakers.
Anthony Bennett $3,500 CLE@DET: The premature draft bust looks like he has some life in him. With Anderson Varejao injured, Bennett had his best game of the season last night with 19 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers on 6-of-9 shooting. There s no way I trust him across the board in my lineups, but in a tournament I could see pairing him with Kevin Love for some nice possibilities.
Al Jefferson $9,800 CHA@BKN: Big Al isn’t slowing down as he took it to the Mavs last night for 30 points, eight boards, two assists and two blocks. He had one hiccup game against Phoenix, but otherwise he’s been a lock for 50+ FDP. Demarcus Cousins has more upside tonight, but Jefferson is just so consistent it’s hard not to strongly consider him in your 50/50s.
Andre Drummond $8,500 CLE@DET: Drummond is an absolute freak. He’s averaging 1.06 FDP per minute and is averaging 40 FDP over the last two weeks. The Cavs will be without Anderson Varejao and as long as Drummond can stay out of foul trouble he should have no trouble putting up his 40 with room to spare.
Spencer Hawes $6,300 PHI@UTA: Hawes hasn’t been playing well and when you couple that with back-to-back huge blowouts, his numbers look atrocious of late, but this game should be more competitive and Hawes gets the poor Jazz front court that was just decimated by Chris Kaman.