Due to time constraints, I wasn’t able to give you my picks on a night where bargain options abound so I’m going to kick things off with a recap on my last bargain suggestions.
- As expected, Kyle Kuzma had a nice game against Phoenix once again with 19 points, four rebounds, and some extras. Jordan McRae was also solid at 15 points and seven rebounds while Aron Baynes disappeared, totaling his lowest output in six games.
Friday had six games so I guess we won’t have any shortage of bargain options. Here are 5 of them:
1.) Derrick Jones, Jr., SF/PF, Miami Heat
Yahoo: $12; DraftKings: $3,900
What I like about Jones, Jr. is his workload remained steady for the past 10 games and that has led to some solid stat lines as well. As long as someone gets a reliable diet of playing time, he is bound to produce. The ultra-athletic forward is averaging 11 points, 5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 steals in the past two games and has played 31 and 37 minutes, respectively, in that span.
2.) Enes Kanter, C, Boston Celtics
Yahoo: $19; DraftKings: $5,500
No, I don’t think he’ll block anywhere close to six shots anytime soon but Kanter is a solid option since he can pile up points and rebounds in a hurry. The Turkish big man is averaging 33 FP in the past four games and had double-digit rebound games in five of the past seven.
3.) Josh Hart, SG/SF, New Orleans Pelicans
Yahoo: $15; DraftKings: $3,900
There really is something about players playing their former teams and out of the three former Lakers now playing for New Orleans, Hart is the one that can be considered a bargain,
Throw away the scoring dud last game. I bet Hart will put everything on the line just to get back at the Lakers for one night.
More daily fantasy notes:
- It wouldn’t hurt tapping the services of Kyle Kuzma once again. The Pelicans is among the league-leaders in pace (7th according to NBA.com) but they are also the fifth-worst in defensive rating. For someone who relies on scoring like Kuzma, that’s a recipe for success.
- With Jonathan Isaac out with a left knee sprain and bone contusion (and Aaron Gordon still nursing a left Achilles injury), it will be up to Terrence Ross and D.J. Augustin to pick up the scoring slack. The bulk of the offense, however, should go through Nikola Vucevic, and making him a centerpiece of your roster is not such a bad idea. Vooch has dropped at least 41 FP in five of the last six games.
- How about Kelly Oubre over the past three games: 25 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.7 steals, and four treys made per game in that span while making 57% of his shots.
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