There are times when it’s just not your night and Feb. 2 wasn’t, at least for my suggested value picks. Here’s the recap:
- I did go for Spicy P and Jrue Holiday and they simply just did not do enough for various reasons. Siakam and the Raptors completely destroyed the Bulls so he doesn’t have to do much while Holiday had to give way to the excellent performances of Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and Zion Williamson.
- Jerami Grant and Kyle Lowry did satisfactorily well if you consider them as secondaries. But since Grant played 45 minutes in an OT game, 14 points, three rebounds, one steal, and three blocks felt like he came up short. As mentioned, Toronto obliterated the Bulls so 14-4-6 plus a block is good considering the circumstances.
- OK, let’s not talk about the Tucker-Hartenstein pick. The Rockets have won against the Pels so I shouldn’t question Mike D’Antoni’s judgment but how the hell could someone play 38 minutes and give you ONLY nine rebounds and a steal?
Let’s do better next time and here I go again:
I am not going to abandon my philosophies just because Jrue Holiday had a bad night. Especially when I have a plethora of options in a 10-game night.
For centers, I am choosing between Nikola Vucevic and DeAndre Ayton mainly because they are doing really well during the past five. They are also very salary-cap friendly with Vucevic only at 35 bucks at Yahoo and $8,800. Ayton had a slight edge on Yahoo at 36 bucks but he is only at $7,700 at DK. Given their salaries, you probably know who to pick up on Yahoo and DK, respectively. Both Charlotte and Brooklyn are among the worst teams in allowing rebounds so expect the big men to feast on their respective opponents.
Jayson Tatum will also be on my radar as he appears over his groin injury which forced him to miss some games. He has averaged 22.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.3 “stocks”, and 2.3 made threes a game over the past three. Atlanta is the second-worst team in the league when it comes to allowing points so I don’t think Tatum will have any trouble getting his production on Monday.
Some Awesome Value
Look up and down the roster and you’ll readily see something ain’t right. Whatever the reason, though, you have to capitalize.
What I’m talking about is Ja Morant going for $6,800 at DK (still at $30 at Yahoo) and Buddy Hield at $6,200. Hield had only two bad games in the last 10 so the consistency is still there. At $24, he is also an option at Yahoo.
Taurean Prince ($20 at Yahoo, $5,100 at DK) has largely been consistent but he has also been overlooked for the most part. He won’t give numbers that jumps out at you but 13 points, five rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.5 “stocks” and 2.3 threes made a game over the last six is pretty good to me.
And have I said Larry Nance Jr. will continue to be in here if he continues to be where he’s at, salary-wise? The guy is only worth $16 at Yahoo and $5,400 at DK while averaging 14.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.1 threes over the past six games.
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