NBA Bargains 11/15/2016

There are five games on Tuesday’s schedule and it looks like we will have a reasonably good disbursement of players since there are quite a few good matchups but none that appear to be guaranteed locks.

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

Tyler Johnson – MIA vs ATL – Goran Dragic has already been ruled out of tonight’s contest as he convalesces with his sprained ankle.  Ideally Tyler Johnson will come off the bench and be the main scoring option and facilitator for the second unit with Josh Richardson drawing starting point guard duties.

Rajon Rondo – CHI at POR – Portland is once again among the League leaders in pace and they are not formidable against opposing backcourts.  Even though Rondo has only put up 30+ fantasy points twice in his last ten games, he is discounted enough that he is an interesting option as he should see 30ish minutes in this matchup and be a lock for at least 20 fantasy points, with point per minute upside against Damian Lillard.

Shooting Guard

Lou Williams – LAL vs BKN – This is a nice matchup for the suddenly resurgent Los Angeles Lakers, though they have a fairly deep rotation with only one player getting more than 28 minutes, once in their last three games.  Williams does have green light when he is on the court and he has been averaging 11.5 field goal attempts per game which is the third highest on the team (D’Angelo Russell 13.5, Jordan Clarkson 12.1) and he is reasonably priced, though there is not much upside left at his current salary.  Teammates Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson are also in play for this matchup.

Dion Waiters – MIA vs ATL – It looks like Waiters is going to be the guy getting the extra shots in the absence of Goran Dragic after he hoisted a season high 26 against the Spurs in San Antonio on Monday night.  We can also consider Josh Richardson who will be starting at point guard again, though he has only topped 20 fantasy points just once in his five games this season.

Small Forward

Kent Bazemore – ATL at MIA – Bazemore has been excellent and has topped 30 fantasy points in three of his last four outings (HOU, at CLE and PHI).  The key has been in increased shot attempts and he has averaged 12.7 in those three games.  In the five games where he has seen double digit shot attempts, he is averaging a very respectable 28.6 fantasy points per game.

Brandon Ingram – LAL vs BKN – There is a very good chance that the Lakers control this game from the opening tipoff and that bodes well for Ingram getting an extra turn or two in the rotation.  Tournaments only, but he is near minimum price on all daily fantasy sites.

Power Forward

Taj Gibson – CHI at POR – This is a great matchup for Gibson as the Portland frontcourt is not the most aggressive on the glass at either end of the court.  He will be overlooked tonight, but he has a very solid floor approaching 20 fantasy points and he has the ability to reach the thirty fantasy point plateau.

Trevor Booker – BKN at LAL – Booker laid an egg in the Staples Center on Monday against the Clippers taking just two shots and corralling only three rebounds.  He should bounce back in this game and return to the 25-30 fantasy point range with both of these teams in the top seven for pace this season.


Robin Lopez – CHI at POR – This should be a spirited matchup for Lopez as he returns to square off against one of his former teams.  He should be able to flirt with a double double and he is a fine option in all formats tonight.

Timofey Mozgov – LAL vs BKN – This is an extreme option and one that is not likely to pay off, though we have seen Mozgov against teams that do have more traditional pivot men that he can do battle with like Brook Lopez.  Otherwise, it would seem that spending on Karl-Anthony Towns and/or Hassan Whiteside are probably much better options on Tuesday.

Good Luck Gamers! ~ EMac