NBA Thoughts – 3/16/17

Tonight’s six-game slate is filled with many different value plays and allows us to roster some of our favorite studs. There’s many ways one can go tonight, but ‘stars and scrubs’ is doable tonight and offers the upside I want in tournaments. I’ll go over lineup construction and some of my favorite plays. Let’s dive in!

Lineup Construction

There is some obvious value on tonight’s slate that is hard to pass up. Marreese Speights at minimum salary is going to be a staple of my lineups due to his expected workload and his per minute production. Denver also features value options like Barton, Plumlee and even Hernangomez to an extent. Depending on who starts in Denver, that can also give room to some of the studs at the top. Here is a list of my favorite value plays on the slate.

Marreese SpeightsMarreese Speights
Andre IguodalaWill Barton
Mason PlumleeTerrence Ross
Will BartonAndre Iguodala


Again, these guys are inserted into heavy minutes or are benefiting from injuries on their team. On a short six-gamer, these are the guys that provide the salary relief we need to roster the studs.

Guys that make it happen

On the last six-game slate, it was guys like Rodney Hood, Marcus Morris, and Maurice Harkless who had big games at a low cost. The studs were led by Jokic, Lillard, and Draymond Green who all approached 60 fantasy points. I’ll list some of my favorite studs on the slate to replicate some of that success.


Stephen CurryStephen Curry
Carmelo AnthonyCarmelo Anthony
Draymond GreenDraymond Green
Guillermo HernangomezNikola Jokic


You can’t go wrong with any of these guys, and for their price, they offer a ton of upside. A combination of both charts will leave you sitting pretty in tournaments.


As always, feel free to message me on Twitter (@MLora) with any questions regarding the slate. I’ll also be in the premium slack channel leading up to lock. I hope everyone has a profitable Thursday. Till next time, party animals!