A 10-game slate Monday provides us with plenty of interesting choices for our DFS basketball lineups.
DFS Basketball Value Picks– Jan. 4, 2015
Kemba Walker, PG ($8,200)
In case you missed it, the Charlotte Hornets are depleted as hell, forcing Kemba Walker’s hand to be as offensively aggressive as we have seen him. As result, Walker became the BEST fantasy point guard the past 10 days not named Russell Westbrook, capping his week with 51.3 fantasy-point performance versus, ironically, the OKC Thunder.
The Hornets will face a Warriors team Monday night that is probably missing Stephen Curry. While that does not guarantee a win, a closer game score means a chance for Walker to pad his stats for our Daily Fantasy basketball cause.
Draymond Green, PF ($9,900)
Two triple-doubles the past two games, including an unheard of 86.75 FP night versus Denver. I won’t be surprised if Green guns for a third straight 3D without Steph Curry.
The Middle Men
Monta Ellis, SG ($5,800)
Ellis doesn’t have his usual games statistically this season but he is still solid in reality and sneaky in fantasy. He is averaging almost 32 Fantasy points in the past six games and at under 6k, that’s a huge bargain.
Jonas Valanciunas, C ($5,200)
The Lithuanian big man has missed a chunk of games, 17 to be exact because of an injured hand, but he is looking more and more comfortable 10 games into his return. The minutes isn’t there yet, but the production is coming around. Valanciunas tallied a double-double in 24 minutes versus Charlotte, giving him a nice 30-FP output.
Shane Larkin, PG ($4,400)
Jarrett Jack goes down for the remainder of the season with an ACL injury and so, as Jack’s primary backup, Larkin is in line for a starting gig. It’s also possible that Donald Sloan may get some run at the point, but for now it’s Larkin’s job to lose. Larkin is just good for 17.6 FP for the season but anywhere in the mid-20’s should be a nice boost for any one who adds him to the roster.
Meyers Leonard, C ($4,200)
At his production rate the past 5 games, it’s a surprise Leonard’s salary remains at the low four thousands. The Blazers center is averaging 26.5 fantasy points during the past 10 days in 27 minutes of action. Leonard has been shooting the lights out as of late, drilling 18-of-33 treys (55%) since December 20.
Note: All stats and salary is from Draftkings.com.
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