NBA Bargains 11/27/2016

It’s Sunday FUUUUNNNNDDDAAAAYYYYY!!!!!  This article will be focusing on the six game slate beginning at 6:00pm ET tonight.  There are sizable contests on most sites utilizing this 12 team player pool.

As always, more information will be released by the teams closer to tip-off, but this should give us plenty of discounted options to work with in the meantime.

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Point Guards


Patrick Beverley – HOU at POR – While he really does not have a lot of upside, Beverley is a steady fantasy contributor who rarely scores less than 20 fantasy points on any given night.  He does this with a mixture of steals, assists and maximizing his limited scoring opportunities.  This game should have one of the highest totals of the day and we can use Beverley as our discounted ticket for admission.

Jose Calderon – LAL vs ATL – It looks like Calderon will continue to start in the absence of D’Angelo Russell who should be out of action for another two weeks.  While it is never exciting rostering the 35 year-old veteran, it is one way we can get to all of the top-shelf options tonight.

Darren Collison – SAC at BKN – With new coach Dave Joerger deciding to scrap the “two big man” strategy, we should see the Kings start to play at a faster pace.  It remains to be seen if Collison will be the starter or come off the bench, but either way he is a fine option at his reduced price tag in a game that should be a freewheeling affair.

Sean Kilpatrick – BKN vs SAC – Staying in the same game we can look to Sean Kilpatrick as another discount option who may be eligible at either guard position depending on your preferred DFS site.  With Rondae Hollis-Jefferson potentially missing another game with his sprained ankle, Kilpatrick should be in line for a secure 25-27 minutes.


Shooting Guard

Kent Bazemore – ATL at LAL – Bazemore has been mired in a shooting slump over his last three games going just 4 for 28 and this has in turn really dropped his price tag.  He has a nice matchup today against his former team and in the first meeting this season he dropped 25 fantasy points on them.  That is in line with his season average and this is a nice time to arbitrage the value from his depressed salary.

Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams LAL vs ATL – Both Lakers shooting guards along with teammate are again in play with D’Angelo Russell out of action and Julius Randle listed as questionable for this matchup against the Hawks.  While their prices are creeping up, they have a steadier base of production than some of the other discount dandies out there today.  There is a good chance that Nick Young will be back in action after missing Friday’s game, but this duo is still in play regardless.


J.J. Redick – LAC at IND – While he is almost entirely dependent on his scoring for his fantasy production, Redick is a steady option who is not flashy, but generally makes for a nice differentiation play in H2H format games.


Small Forward

Glenn Robinson III – IND vs LAC – With both Paul George and C.J. Miles out of action on Sunday, Robinson should be in line for another start and while he will be popular, he should be a safe bet for 30+ minutes of action.

Trevor Ariza – HOU at POR – The twelve year veteran continues to chug along and he is averaging just over 25 fantasy points in his last five meetings with the Trailblazers.  He is best used in tournaments however, since his boom/bust nature is more tolerable.

Brandon Ingram – LAL vs ATL – This is a tough matchup for Ingram, so he is really only an option if we get word that Julius Randle is ruled out since this will solidify the rookie’s rotation minutes.

Solomon Hill – NOP at DAL – Hill is an extreme punt play who is viable if he is starting for the injured Donte Cunningham.  It needs to be noted that the Dallas Mavericks are playing at the second slowest pace in the league this season so that is what makes this a somewhat tenuous recommendation.  Tournaments only.


Power Forward

Ed Davis – POR vs HOU – If Davis gets another start for the Blazers, he is definitely in play as someone who can flirt with a double double as long as he sees upwards of twenty minutes.  Houston is once again a sub league average team against opposing frontcourts from a fantasy perspective.

Trevor Booker – BKN vs SAC – Booker is a solid option who contributes in the hustle stats with just enough scoring to give him a solid twenty fantasy point foundation and the ability to flirt with forty fantasy points when things go his way.  This is a matchup where the Nets will need his tenacious rebounding if they want to compete with the Kings.




Kosta Koufos – SAC at BKN – The veteran Greek is an extreme punt option who has seen is price dip since being moved to the second unit.  This was not a demotion, but new coach Dave Joerger realizing that the “two big man” system he ran is Memphis with Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph really no longer has a place in today’s pace and space NBA.  Koufos should still see plenty of action against Brook Lopez and he has a reasonable chance to reach twenty fantasy points if he can get twenty minutes on the court.

Mason Plumlee – POR vs HOU – This should be a high scoring affair and we have seen Plumlee becoming a trusted fantasy commodity with his ability to contribute across the entire box score which limits his dud performances.


Good Luck Gamers! ~ EMac