In our NBA Fantasy Basketball Daily Shopper series, RotoBaller Brad Leibfried brings you his expert picks for NBA Daily League contests on DraftStreet.
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The Daily NBA Fantasy Shopper: NBA Expert Picks for DraftStreet - 11/26/2013
Today, we continue to mine the recent rash of injuries to find a bunch of solid options for today’s daily NBA leagues. Experienced daily leaguers know that finding the underpriced gem can go a very long way toward dominating their matchups. Let's see what's on tap for us for Tuesday's NBA games:
PG: Steve Blake ($13,487): With Steve Nash out with a litany of injuries, Blake has taken over the role as point guard and put up huge numbers. He has double-digit assists in five of his last six games, while also averaging 11.2 points a game. Tonight he plays a Wizards team that gives up 101 points a game and allows opponents to shoot 45% against them.
SG: Bradley Beal (13,045): In the same game as Blake, Beal has been on fire recently, having scored over 17 in six straight games while also pulling down 4.5 rebounds a game. The Lakers have an equally awful defense that allows 102 points a game and also permits opponents to shoot 45% from the field. With a shootout likely, Beal should have a monster game.
SF: Harrison Barnes ($11,719): Now that Barnes is 100% back from the injury that limited him to start the year, he has played to the standard he set in last season’s playoffs. To make things even better for Barnes, Andre Iguodala is on the injured list with a severely strained hamstring, which allows Barnes even more minutes. With double-figure scoring in six straight, Barnes should be a solid play tonight against the Pelicans.
PF: Ryan Anderson ($11,953): Four games into his season, Anderson has filled the role of bench scorer perfectly. In his four games, he has averaged just short of 19 points a game. With Anthony Davis on the team, Anderson’s rebounding numbers have decreased, but his scoring has more than made up for that. Golden State is better than most believe on defense, however David Lee is one of the worst defenders in the league at the power forward position, so Anderson should be fairly safe to deploy tonight.
C: Jermaine O’Neal ($6,195): O’Neal has missed the past few games with a strained groin, so be sure he is active tonight. However, Andrew Bogut has been suspended for tonight’s game, so if O’Neal is able to go he could be in line for big minutes. In limited minutes this year, he has been solid, but if given 30+ minutes, he could provide a very big night. Again, be sure to check on his health status during the day, but if his groin is healed enough to play, he should be a worthwhile play.
U: Jodie Meeks ($7,891): Meeks has been another surprise in Los Angeles, as the veteran guard is getting 27.5 minutes and scoring 13.3 points per game. His last four games have seen him score 25, 19, 8 and 14. He is the third player on this list in the Wizards and Lakers matchup, which I expect will provide plenty of fantasy goodness to go around.
Whoever you select, good luck with your Tuesday DraftStreet and Fanduel Daily League Fantasy Basketball selections!