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3 years agoIsaiah Thomas is going to miss his second straight game, and that opens the door for Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier. Both will see over 20 minutes, but those minutes depend on what Celtics head coach Brad Stevens needs at the time. That does not make me confident in advising playing either. Smart is primarily a defensive player while Rozier is a young player that is a streaky scorer. Smart will likely contribute more across the board, which makes me more confident in playing him than Rozier, but since he has struggled to shoot this year, it is still a shaky pick. When it comes to standard formats, Thomas could be out two weeks, which means Smart and Rozier should be picked up and monitored for the time being. They are streamers with upside, making them fantasy relevant.--Jake Finnen - RotoBallerSource: Scott Souza
3 years agoKevin Love is unsure whether he will play against the Heat, which gives LeBron James and Kyrie Irving higher DFS ceilings. As I said in my previous post, Iman Shumpert will likely see the biggest increase in minutes with Richard Jefferson and Mike Dunleavy contributing fantasy irrelevant stats. For their cheap prices, they may get 10 points with a few rebounds, but don't expect much more from Dunleavy or Jefferson. This game will be dominated by James and Irving and with Love out, they are must plays. This injury doesn't affect standard leagues.--Jake Finnen - RotoBallerSource: Ira Winderman
3 years agoJ.R. Smith is still dealing with a knee injury and DeAndre Liggins will get the start. Look for Iman Shumpert, Mike Dunleavy, and Richard Jefferson to all see increases in minutes, but it still makes them high-risk DFS plays. Inserting a player outside of the Cleveland Big 3 is always a gamble but with Liggins starting, Shumpert will likely see the biggest impact. His athleticism and defense does not necessarily translate to fantasy production, which still makes him risky, but he will see more minutes. It is more likely that LeBron James and Kyrie Irving shoulder the offensive burden while the rest of the Cavaliers give them defense to support. This looks to be a good game for James and Irving.--Jake Finnen - RotoBallerSource: Ira Winderman
3 years agoDerrick Rose will be missing his second straight game which gives Brandon Jennings a major boost in every fantasy format. His price is starting to rise but anytime you can get a high quality starting point guard for a cheap price, you need to take it. Jennings led the Knicks in scoring last game and even though it was in a blowout to the Cavaliers, we can only assume a closer game will mean better stats for Jennings. Jennings' value will continue to rise for as long as Derrick Rose is out. Jennings will contribute in nearly every category when given enough minutes.--Jake Finnen - RotoBallerSource: New York Knicks Twitter
3 years agoWith Shaun Livingston out, this is an ideal time to stream the rest of Golden State's bench. Ian Clark will likely see the most increase in minutes as a surprisingly consistent replacement. He has managed to score in all the games he has played in, and assuming this will be a blowout, I am taking Clark with confidence. It doesn't hurt that his price is way too good to pass up. Livingston should not miss extended time, but he should still be picked up in standard leagues.--Jake Finnen - RotoBallerSource: Anthony Slater
3 years agoWith Gordon Hayward out, Joe Johnson will get the start and be one of the main sources of offense for the Jazz. Without Hayward, Dante Exum will be pulled up from the bench as a more versatile guard while Boris Diaw fills in defensively. Only Joe Johnson and Boris Diaw bring value tonight due to Exum's inconsistency. As for standard leagues, these players need to be monitored to see if tonight leads them on an upward trend for the foreseeable future.--Jake Finnen - RotoBallerSource: Tony Jones
3 years agoThis is huge. Without Gordon Hayward, the Jazz will need scoring from SOMEWHERE. Joe Johnson will likely get the start with Trey Lyles and Boris Diaw seeing an increase in minutes. This is a great place to find value because the Jazz bench will likely see plenty of minutes. Hayward should not be out for extended time so don't resort to picking up the Utah bench - they offer minimal fantasy value outside of DFS.--Jake Finnen - RotoBallerSource: Andy Blarsen
3 years agoAccording to Trail Blazers Insider Jason Quick, Maurice Harkless was going through warmups 'gingerly' and should be avoided tonight out of precaution. Usually when a player's ankle is visibly swollen, it's not a good idea for them to play and even worse idea for fantasy players to play them. Evan Turner is the top guy off the bench for Portland and he should see even more usage to go on top of his already consistent minutes.--Jake Finnen - RotoBallerSource: Jason Quick
3 years agoWith two backcourt players out, look for Tim Frazier to emerge as the workhorse tonight. In tandem with Anthony Davis, the proven duo should be able produce against Philadelphia. Along with Langston Galloway, the New Orleans guards will need to help Anthony Davis get the team out of a three-game, possibly four-game losing streak. If you need value, look no further than New Orleans.--Jake Finnen - RotoBallerSource: Scott Kushner
3 years agoDarrell Arthur is going to be a huge value play tonight for DFS. When he is given the minutes and the right matchup, he will outperform expectations. He will not face a tough backcourt and should be able to grab plenty of rebounds while having his fair share of shots. He has been shooting above 40% from the field recently and this can free up some serious space for superstars tonight. Standard leagues can avoid Arthur unless his minutes see a more consistent upward trend.--Jake Finnen - RotoBallerSource: Chris Dempsey
3 years agoEmmanuel Mudiay is out against the Wizards after tweaking his ankle Wednesday. Jameer Nelson will get the start in his place. Nelson has thrived in starting spots and Washington has been giving up more points than usual recently. Unfortunately, being guarded by John Wall drives his value down for DFS, but Nelson should be owned in standard formats.--Jake Finnen - RotoBallerSource: Chris Dempsey
3 years agoAfter missing three straight games with a hip injury, Paul Millsap returned to the court on Monday, and posted 24 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Despite his questionable tag, Millsap will again lace up and is active Wednesday night. Expect Millsap to get his normal minutes as he's always a reliable daily fantasy option.--Demetri - RotoBallerSource: Twitter
3 years agoLuke Walton continues to shuffle the starting five around as the Lakers will continue to take the court without D'Angelo Russell, Nick Young, and now Jose Calderon. Calderon had started the last nine of 10 games without Russell, and will now likely miss two to four weeks with a right hamstring strain. Clarkson will now take his place in the starting lineup. With all the injuries in Los Angeles, I expected Clarkson to shine in his increased role, but he has produced inconsistently. I like Clarkson tonight against the Houston Rockets, the team he scored his season high against during this campaign's opener.--Demetri - RotoBallerSource: Twitter
3 years agoThabo Sefolosha replaced Kyle Korver in the starting lineup in Monday's contest versus the Oklahoma City Thunder. It is unclear why this happened, but it looks like the same will be the case for Wednesday night's tilt against the Miami Heat. Korver is almost $1,000 cheaper in DraftKings, but doesn't come with as much upside as Sefolosha. Not known for the same scoring abilities as Korver, Sefolosha spreads stats and doesn't need to put the ball in the hoop to produce. Sefolosha is a solid play versus the Heat.--Demetri - RotoBallerSource: Rotowire
3 years agoInitially listed as a game-time decision, Nikola Jokic will take the court against the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night. Jusuf Nurkic will still draw the start at center and is the less expensive option for daily fantasy. However, it's been a couple weeks since Nurkic has played close to 30 minutes in a single contest. The Nets have displayed plenty of vulnerability guarding the center position this season. Jokic is typically the better play, but it's unclear how healthy he is. It might be wise to fade both of them despite Brooklyn's struggles.--Demetri - RotoBallerSource: Twitter

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