Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Friday’s NBA Games

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where there is much in the fridge, but nothing to eat.

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

New York Knicks @ Detroit Pistons (Pistons -13.5)

Reggie Jackson, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe have super sweet matchups here, but it may all be for naught if the game is the runaway like the last Knicks road venture against the Celtics. Note that Langston Galloway still played 39 minutes in that game and will likely have to do so again with Calderon out.

Orlando Magic @ Atlanta Hawks (Hawks -12)

Not as certain this will go so one-sided as the Hawks tend to pull away late rather than flush teams early. Still, worth watching if you’re going with Al Horford or Paul Millsap tonight. Seems as if Vucevic plays a large amount of minutes no matter what, but if the Hawks do roll early, could suffer.

Top Plays in the…:

Top Tier (5.5K<):

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder @ Portland ($7,550)

Westbrook is unchecked right now in terms of shot attempts and since DraftStreet isn’t around to mark off for poor shooting, Westy has the volume to shoot his way into the top of the top tier every night. With that kind of shot volume combined with his all around the ballness, Westy is still a good value, even at 7.55K

Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers @ Memphis ($6,800)

Paul keeps it going without Blake in the lineup, doing it against the Rockets the last time out. Before you get spooked by playing in Memphis, consider that over the last three weeks, Memphis has been the third most generous to opposing point guards.

LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder ($6,600)

His price is down a little, but the matchup isn’t as bad as it might appear with Ibaka there and even with two sore thumbs, Aldridge continues to shoot, shoot, shoot. A tremendous contrarian play in tourneys tonight.

Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic @ Atlanta ($6,250)

Might be too rich for your blood, but the Hawks have given up the third most FP over the last three weeks, per game, to opposing fives. Vucevic can gobble up a lot of boards, too, as the Hawks don’t often concern themselves with OREB.

Al Jefferson, Charlotte Hornets @ Boston ($5,850)

Every time I think Al has a good matchup, he flops. But, I can’t dwell in the past so I have to like the matchup against the fifth worst C’s in a slightly higher-pace game than the Hornets usually engage.

Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio ($5,650)

He’ll likely have Kawhi on him, which will scare off some suitors, but Gay is one of the highest volume shooters in the game and he won’t have much to defer to tonight if Cousins is out and with Collison gone. He’ll be the first and second option for Andre Miller to choose from tonight.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat @ New Orleans ($5,500)

He finally was allowed to stay up late by nanny Eric Spoelstra in the overtime game against the Magic, so maybe that will inspire Spo to stretch the big fella’s minutes more regularly. Without Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson, there aren’t many guys on the Pelicans that could cause Hassan to get into foul trouble, so he has 40FP upside tonight.

Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz @ Denver ($5,150)

Favors gets a banged up and inconsistent Nuggets frontcourt and should continue his consistent, mid 30s FP scoring in a paced-up game in Denver.

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz @ Denver ($4,900)

Oh hey, we should include Gobert also, going against the fourth worst shooting team in a usually up tempo spot in Denver. As long as he can avoid J.J. Hickson getting him into foul trouble, Gobert has a strong game coming.

Terrence Jones, Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn ($4,850)

Mid 30s game have become the norm for Jones, who gets a surprisingly giving Nets frontcourt tonight. Jones has been getting plenty of rebounds and blocks and the Nets are bottom ten in shooting and been around the league average in getting their shots blocked.

Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons vs. New York ($4,800)

Even in a blowout, 30 minutes of Jackson could still get 35FP. He shoots. He scores. Jackson has 26% usage his last game against the Cavs, where he was super efficient against a defense that scores similarly vs. PG to Cleveland.

Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks @ Los Angeles Lakers ($4,700)

At SF, where Middleton tends to spend about half his time, the Lakers are not good at the defense. Middleton is at good price in a sleepy game that will wrap up this huge slate of games.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Taj Gibson, Chicago Bulls vs. Minnesota ($4,500)

There will be a lot of players on Gibson tonight as Pau Gasol is out and the Timberwolves give up a lot of points to PFs.

Trey Burke, Utah Jazz @ Denver ($4,400)

Burke gets the sad-sack Nuggets defense, once proud. Nugget PG have been plowed over in the last three weeks, giving up the most points to opposing PG. Burke takes a surprising amount of shots per 36 minutes and while he’ll likely only play 30, he use up a lot of possessions, going well over 30% in two of his last three games, both wins.

Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets vs. Utah ($4,100)

The Jazz defense has been stout lately, but Gallinari will hoist them no matter what and the Nuggets will need him to tonight, so he’s a good value down here.

Aaron Brooks, Chicago Bulls vs. Minnesota ($3,950)

The Timberwolves are no puppies, landing in the top 10 in PG defense over the last three weeks, but it’s hard to pass on the volume shooting and scoring of Brooks on a Rose-less Bulls squad with no Pau Gasol.

Other quick ones: Markel Brown, Nets and Joffrey Lauvergne, Nuggets (3K)

Both guys getting rotation run and can offer 15-20FP so you can get another top tier player.

Good luck tonight!

 

The Slate:

Friday, February 27
MATCHUP TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV
Orlando at Atlanta 7:30 PM FSFL SPSO
Cleveland at Indiana 7:00 PM FSOH FSMW
Washington at Philadelphia 7:00 PM CNSW CSN
Charlotte at Boston 7:30 PM SPSO CSNN
New York at Detroit 7:30 PM MSG FSDT
Golden State at Toronto 7:30 PM CSNB TSN
Minnesota at Chicago 8:00 PM FSN
Brooklyn at Houston 8:00 PM YES ROOT
LA Clippers at Memphis 8:00 PM FSWHD SPSO
Miami at New Orleans 8:00 PM SUN ESPN
Utah at Denver 9:00 PM ROOT ALT
San Antonio at Sacramento 10:00 PM KENS CSAC
Milwaukee at LA Lakers 10:30 PM FSWI TWC SN
Oklahoma City at Portland 10:30 PM FSOK CSNN ESPN

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Wednesday’s NBA Games

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we pick our poison and hope it doesn’t kill us.

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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Tonight Fantasy Aces is running a $2,500 Slam tournament so shake off the rust and get in the game!

Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

New York Knicks @ Boston Celtics (C’s -10.5)

Bargain targets are the issue here, with Tyler Zeller and Brandon Bass ready to assault the Knicks vacant front court and Jason Smith on the other side hoping to do the same to the Celtics. Still may be worth rostering, especially the Celtics, since they don’t have much behind their available bigs anyway.

Philadelphia 76ers @ Milwaukee Bucks (Bucks -10.5)

Milwaukee has been a good defensive team and the Sixers have thrown in the towel on 2015 (well, even more so). Jason Kidd likes to level the minutes anyway, so there is some decent need for caution in this game.

Los Angeles Lakers @ Utah Jazz (Jazz -10)

The Jazz by double digits? I guess, and if you are concerned about things getting out of hand, it could tip the scales on close roster decisions like Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward tonight.

Top Plays in the…:

Top Tier (5.5K<):

James Harden, Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers ($7,600)

Harden is fade-at-your-own-risk at this point. It’s a good positional matchup anyway and his assist and rebounds rate are MVP level, especially when considering his scoring. He’s also third in pace-adjusted FTA. Good dancer, too, I’m sure.

Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers @ Houston ($6,800)

With Patrick Beverley questionable, Paul gets another little boost on top of the boost he’s gotten since Blake Griffin went down. Paul has been his MVP version of himself lately and should find the high scoring nature of this game to his statistical liking.

LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio ($6,750)

I wish LMA’s price reflected how little he’s being discussed on this slate. The Spurs are bottom 10 in defense against the PF position and Aldridge is fourth in the league in pace-adjusted shots taken per game. If he’s in the game, he’s launching and the 193.5 number shouldn’t deter rostering him.

Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte ($6,550)

He was a letdown last time out, but now even more usage is coming his way after Derrick Rose went down. Charlotte, while being better defensively, still struggles against the PF position.

Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies @ Sacramento ($5,850)

Solid plays in a good matchup that pushes the total over 200 for the game. Cousins is a tough beast to corral, but Gasol and Z-Bo should be able to go, go, go with their FP stats anyway.

Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns vs. Denver ($5,700)

The matchup is elite, and it’s a high paced game. If it’s Bledsoe and not Knight running the point, chutes away. (Roster him.)

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Monta Ellis, Dallas Mavericks @ Atlanta ($5,300)

Monta is in a good matchup and will likely have a lot of possessions with the issues with Rondo swirling in Dallas’ locker room. Ellis is top-15 in pace-adjusted shot attempts, so he’ll have the ball, a lot. He’s boom or bust against the Hawks…boom tonight.

Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies @ Sacramento ($4,900)

Conley has been balling the last two games and if he gets to square up against Andre Miller, there are going to be problems for the Kings, who have been sixth worst vs. PG the last three weeks.

Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks @ Atlanta ($4,850)

The Hawks openly give up the offensive glass and are in a shooting slump. This leaves gobs (math term) of rebounds for Chandler. The gaudy rebounding advantages is what has placed the Hawks near the bottom 10 in defense vs. C despite the presence of defensively solid Al Horford.

Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets @ New Orleans ($4,750)

Williams goes against a bottom 10 PG defense with the Hornets and doesn’t have to fear the Brow in the frontcourt. Those are good things. Also good is his play without Jarrett Jack recently, being very fantasy relevant and valuable over that span.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Terrence Jones, Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers ($4,500)

Well, I wanted to wait a week to see how Jones played after returning from injury before rostering him. 32.25, 28.75 and 38.75 points later I think the coast is clear. Jones will be matched up with Spencer Hawks against the Blake-less Clippers.

Tyler Zeller, Boston Celtics vs. New York ($4,350)

We’re going to keep riding the short-handed Celtics and Zeller, when he can stay out of foul trouble, has been producing well with a low cap hit.

J.J Redick, Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston ($4,200)

He starts and the Rockets are bottom ten in SG defense (Sorry, Harden). Redick is also very trusted by Doc Rivers, even when Jamal Crawford is on. Has 30FP upside in a high scoring matchup.

P.J. Tucker, Phoenix Suns @ Denver ($4,000)

Here’s another guy with 30FP upside at a low cost. Tucker cobbles together numbers every game with his hustle and outside shot. Against the Nuggets, with a bottom 10 SF defense, and a fast paced game, Tucker has the upside tonight.

Courtney Lee, Memphis Grizzlies @ Sacramento ($4,000)

A true test of the 2015 adage, “Always roster the SG of whoever plays Sacramento”. Lee has alright games against the Blazers (29.75) and the Nets (26.75) over his last five, but has tossed a bagel in 17 minutes against the Thunder in that mix, too. He’s not a cash game play, but I’ll have him out there for value and because the Kings can’t help themselves in defending SG.

Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix ($3,950)

The price, the price is ri-sing. Since returning from injury and now replacing Arron Afflalo in the lineup, Danilo has been scoring, with a 27.25 and 30FP game since the break.

Aaron Brooks, Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte ($3,850)

Brooks should play a lot in the absence of Derrick Rose. Brooks shoots prolifically, scoring 43rd in pace-adjusted shot attempts so now with more minutes, we should see him getting likely close to 16 FGA per game.

Good luck tonight!

 

The Slate:

Wednesday, February 25
MATCHUP TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV
Dallas at Atlanta 7:30 PM FSSW SPSO
Miami at Orlando 7:00 PM SUN FSFL
New York at Boston 7:30 PM MSG CSNN
Charlotte at Chicago 8:00 PM SPSO CSNC
LA Clippers at Houston 8:00 PM FSW2 ROOT ESPN
Philadelphia at Milwaukee 8:00 PM CSN FSWI
Washington at Minnesota 8:00 PM CSNB FSN
Brooklyn at New Orleans 8:00 PM YES FSN
Phoenix at Denver 9:00 PM FSAZ ALT
LA Lakers at Utah 9:00 PM TWC SN ROOT
Memphis at Sacramento 10:00 PM SPSO CSAC
San Antonio at Portland 10:30 PM UPN2 KGW ESPN

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Monday’s NBA Games

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where fast paced games are the best games.

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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Tonight Fantasy Aces is running a $2,500 Slam tournament so shake off the rust and get in the game!

Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

Philadelphia 76ers @ Miami Heat (Heat -11.5)

Oh sure, just another reason for Spo to keep Hassan Whiteside’s minutes down. The Sixers can be a hot mess, especially after the deadline, but the Heat never pace the game up to be a big blowout. And with Bosh out and Wade having played a lot recently, I can see the game being closer that it appears it would be.

Top Plays in the…:

Top Tier (5.5K<):

James Harden, Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota ($7,500)

Harden’s the big play in the tier tonight, with a good matchup against Kevin Martin and the Timberwolves. Likely no Pat Beverly or an hobbled version means that Harden may be initiating things even more tonight.

Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis ($6,800)

Not a tremendous matchup, but with no Blake Griffin, Paul has been putting up more FP in his absence. The Clippers aren’t going to wilt against the Grizzlies, so Paul will need to be a big reason why they don’t.

Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee ($6,600)

Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah are unlikely to play, leaving a whole lot of Pau Gasol to drive to victory tonight.

Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers ($5,850)

The Clippers weren’t stingy even before Blake’s injury and are especially not so now that it’s Spencer Hawes patrolling out there.

Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns vs. Boston ($5,700)

Love the projected pace, the Suns at home, at that Bledsoe is the facilitator of all things offense in Phoenix.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia ($5,400)

Hassan Chop or Hassan Upside? Could be neither if the Sixers don’t put up a big fight, as it seems Eric Spoelstra is always looking for new and creative ways to limit Whiteside’s minutes. But, if he is out there 30 minutes or more, it should be all of the goodness against a Sixers team with a shot accuracy issue.

Kevin Martin, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Houston ($5,000)

Martin has been great since returning from injury and has taken the Usage King token from Mo Williams (since traded) and Andrew Wiggins. Going against James Harden should be an alright matchup at this price.

Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets @ Denver ($4,750)

No Jarrett Jack, more minutes, Denver Nuggets. Should be all the reason to roster Williams because when he is a 30-35 minutes player as he projects to be tonight, in a good matchup, he’s worth 1K more than this.

Goran Dragic, Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia ($4,700)

He slowly worked his way into the goodness in his first effort and now gets a friendlier matchup and another game under his reduced rate belt.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics @ Phoenix ($4,400)

Bradley has been good and has put back to back stellar games together that blow away this price point. It’s a nice pace game with two of the higher pace teams going.

Tyler Zeller, Boston Celtics @ Phoenix ($4,350)

The Celtics are likely still without Sullinger and Olynyk, so all the minutes for Brandon Bass (now priced a smidgie too high) and Zeller, who was on a good pace before getting into some foul trouble. Hey, he still managed double digit rebounds.

Alex Len, Phoenix Suns vs. Boston ($4,300)

Len has been getting minutes and producing. He should have a good matchup against the Celtics and specifically Zeller, who is likely going to be wary about foul trouble after spending an evening in it last night and eventually fouling out.

Jerryd Bayless, Milwaukee Bucks @ Chicago ($4,100)

Predicated on the absence of Michael Carter-Williams, there is enough all around offense to make it a solid play even against the Bulls.

P.J. Tucker, Phoenix Suns vs. Boston ($4,000)

I really like Tucker’s energy in a game and he usually gives you enough peripherals (steals, boards) to make his price point work. 4K is getting high, but in a pace game like this one, he should be good to go.

Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets vs. Brooklyn ($3,800)

He’s starting, so that’s something, and Shaw seems to like him, so there isn’t the abandon ship approach if something happens to go wrong one time on the court. If Gallinari gets 24-28 minutes, he’ll score enough to make the number.

Alexis Ajinca, New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto ($3,700)

Yes, Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon are going to hoard a lot of the shots that Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson would have taken, but Ajinca will get enough board, blocks and others to be a good value play here.

Isaiah Canaan, Philadelphia 76ers @ Miami ($3,600)

Minutes = Money? Canaan is an alright play against the Heat and is included if you wanted to dig deep to make some more top tier action happen. Should get minutes and points, but the pace may be meh.

Good luck tonight!

 

The Slate:

Monday, February 23

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Philadelphia at Miami

7:30 PM

CSN

SUN

Milwaukee at Chicago

8:00 PM

FSWI

CSNC

Minnesota at Houston

8:00 PM

FSN

ROOT

Toronto at New Orleans

8:00 PM

TSN

FSN

NBATV

Brooklyn at Denver

9:00 PM

YES

ALT

Boston at Phoenix

9:00 PM

CSNN

FSAZHD

San Antonio at Utah

9:00 PM

FSSW

ROOT

Memphis at LA Clippers

10:30 PM

SPSO

FSW2

NBATV

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Friday’s NBA Games

 

Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we’re thrilled to be back!

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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Tonight Fantasy Aces is running a $2,500 Slam tournament so shake off the rust and get in the game!

Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

No Worries Tonight!

Though the post-trade landscape makes every game somewhat of a land mine.

Top Plays in the…:

Top Tier (5.5K<):

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers @ Washington ($7,250)

Harden is great, but there is value galore in the backcourt tonight. The Brow has the huge upside, but he’s priced to always hit that upside. James, when he has plenty of rest, is a fantasy god, still. LeBron has a Washington team that should still struggle somewhat against the small forward position and the game should be a tight one against two top Eastern conference teams. Bodes well for big points.

DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings vs. Boston ($7,250)

We don’t know what the George Karl era will mean for our man Boogie, but the skills he has against a depleted and defensively challenged Celtics front court, in Sacramento, is too much to fade. Cousins is tonight’s best candidate for 20/20.

Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls @ Detroit ($6,700)

Gasol has one of the best production floors in the DFS game and has a very good matchup against a defensively indifferent Pistons frontcourt. Gasol is well rested and, being on the road, we’re hoping the game will be close enough to get 34-36 minutes.

Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns @ Minnesota ($5,700)

With Dragic and Thomas traded and Brandon Knight not likely to play, it should be all Bledsoe against the Timberwolves tonight. Bledsoe is already nearly a nightly play due to the pace and factor in the competition and the additional usage and Bledsoe is going to be rostered all over in cash games.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Dwyane Wade and Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat @ New York Knicks ($5,400)

Both priced very affordably for their potential impact against a poor defensive team. Wade, if healthy, should have a large usage bump from not having Chris Bosh on the floor and Whiteside gets to feast on a talent-thin Knicks frontcourt.

Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks vs. Toronto ($5,400)

He’s going to get overlooked, but this is a home game against tough competition and the Hawks are looking to regain their footing after taking a 3-3 post streak record into the all-star break. Very nice GPP play here for a guy who, if the Hawks are going to get to the Vegas number for them (104.5), is going to be a huge factor in how they do.

Giannis Antetokoumpo ($5,000) and Khris Middleton ($4,750), Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver

Denver has been a mess and just traded away Arron Afflalo, furthering the probable descent into lottery land for the Mile Highers. After trading Brandon Knight away, the Bucks are likely to lean more on their two other offensive stalwarts of the pre-AS break games, Giannis and Middleton.

Kevin Martin ($4,950) and Andrew Wiggins ($4,750), Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix

Great pace game with the evening’s highest game total, Martin and Wiggins are great plays, especially with the shooting challenged Ricky Rubio running the game.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz vs. Portland ($4,400)

Gobert is going to be as widely owned as Bledsoe, if not more so given the departure of Enes Kanter from the Jazz. Gobert can now take the lion’s share of the center minutes and, given his 1.1 points per minute rate, produce a goodly sum nightly, especially since his skills, rebounding and blocks, are fantasy gold.

Jason Smith, New York Knicks vs. Miami ($4,300)

Smith is a nice value pivot away from Gobert, if you are in the mood and would like to do so, and doesn’t quite get impacted by Hassan Chop’s defense given his ability to score away from the basket. Smith has been putting quality FP nights on the board and now, with Amare Stoudemire’s permanent leave from MSG, Smith can continue his run.

Jordan Clarkson, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn ($4,100)

Clarkson is a decent usage play as long as he is starting at PG, which he is slated to do so again, at home vs. the Nets. The Nets aren’t stout defensively against the point guard position so with Clarkson’s 27-30 minutes, if not more, the value should be there at 4.1K.

O.J. Mayo, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver ($4,100)

This is only if Jerryd Bayless can’t go for the Bucks tonight at the point, which would mean that Mayo would likely pick up some PG minutes for a team that would be down to Jose Gutierrez and that is all.

Jerryd Bayless, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver ($3,950)

Hey, speaking of Bayless, here he is. Bayless is a tremendous play even if Gutierrez gets the start, proven by the almost triple-double he rolled the last time such circumstances arose.If he does start, even better.

Gerald Green ($3,900) and P.J. Tucker ($3,800), Phoenix Suns @ Minnesota

It likely won’t end up this way, but the Suns/Timberwolves matchup should have lots of fantasy goodness, as we’ve noted already, and with Knight not likely to be available for the Suns and Bledsoe not likely to take 40 shots, that leaves Green and Tucker to help along the way.

Anthony Tolliver, Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago ($3,500)

Chicago’s defense against the small forward isn’t terrific and Tolliver has been playing well in the Pistons rotation. Now that Kyle Singler is gone, it’s possible that Tolliver steps into that role and is a great value at 3.5K

Ray McCallum, Sacramento Kings vs. Boston ($3,300)

May be a too popular play given his price, but he had some starts last year that were fantasy solid and if Andre Miller and Darren Collison are no-gos then McCallum jumps into a high pace game with a high number. Not too shabby.

Good luck tonight!

 

The Slate:

Friday, February 20

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Toronto at Atlanta

7:30 PM

Sportsnet One

SPSO

New Orleans at Orlando

7:00 PM

FSN

FSFL

Indiana at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

FSMW

CSN

Chicago at Detroit

7:30 PM

CSNC

FSDT

Miami at New York

7:30 PM

SUN

MSG

Phoenix at Minnesota

8:00 PM

FSAZ

FSN

Cleveland at Washington

8:00 PM

FSOH

CSNB

ESPN

Houston at Dallas

8:30 PM

ROOT

FSSW

Denver at Milwaukee

8:30 PM

ALT2

FSWI

Portland at Utah

9:00 PM

CSNN

ROOT

Boston at Sacramento

10:00 PM

CSNN

CSAC

San Antonio at Golden State

10:30 PM

KENS

CSNB

ESPN

Brooklyn at LA Lakers

10:30 PM

YES

TWC SN

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Friday’s NBA Games

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where you won’t have to sweat the super late games because all the West is in the East tonight. 

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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The Daily Picks are based on prices on Fantasy Aces — get started playing Salary Pro and Survivor and all the rest of the daily fantasy basketball contests on Fantasy Aces today! Get up to a 100% deposit bonus using the promo code RotoAdviceCLICK HERE!

Tonight Fantasy Aces is running another qualifier for their #FABC contest in SoCal so get in there and win a trip to a live final!

Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

Miami Heat @ San Antonio Spurs (Spurs -10.5)

Oooooh….potential blow out or will you get Pop’d? The spread rarely matters when it comes to minutes with the Spurs and they usually manage to the score so it’s rare that Duncan, Parker, Ginobili will get long minutes if the game is in hand. The Heat’s best fantasy plays, Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside, should still be alright as the Spurs frontcourt has been giving to opposing bigs and they can get their number before the music stops, whenever that is in terms of blowout.

Top Plays in the…:

Top Tier (5.5K<):

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans @ Oklahoma City ($7,600)

The game between Oklahoma City and New Orleans means much, playoff-wise, to both teams and I expect them both to go all-out to win. This means the star players doing star things tonight. Brow, Russ and KD should be in line for a baller’s feast, so any of them are good to go.

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans ($7,150)

Always a threat to be THE top fantasy scorer of the night, especially if Kevin Durant is out, which does not look to be the case tonight. The Pelicans have been tougher on PG of late, but none of that matters to a wide open Westbrook. He could be at 60FP before the night is out but needs nowhere near that to be a good play tonight, even with Durant.

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors @ Atlanta ($7,100)

As we’ve been saying in these spaces, Curry is still a top tier play, it’s just the minutes weren’t there due to contest. He’s been back in the high 30s in MP and he has been killing it out there. He has a tough defensive Atlanta team, but the Hawks haven’t had to contain a team like the Warriors. Feeling the Vegas number (214.5) is inline, if not conservative tonight. Curry is a massively good play.

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans ($7,050)

A good deal for Durant, who is the alpha dog, FP-wise, when he is on the court. Given the rim protection of Anthony Davis and Asik, it could mean more Durant from the outside to win, which both teams desperately need to do tonight.

Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Lakers ($6,000)

The guy the kids call Vucci Mane should be in line for a tremendous game against the defensively challenged Lakers. Yes, the Magic are a pool of dysfunction, but Vucevic is not, he’s a steady provider of goodness and I’ll be having a plate tonight. Lakers also fourth most in fouls per FGA, so more for Vucci there, too.

Andre Drummond ($5,900) & Greg Monroe ($5,700) Detroit Pistons vs. Denver

Drummond and Monroe gets to play a truly hot mess situation that is the Denver Nuggets. I really like Yusef Nurkic, but he commits the most amazingly WHY? personal fouls. Monrommond (or would it be Drumroe?)  can open up the proverbial skull that is the Nuggets frontcourt and feast on the goo inside. Nuggets also foul a ton, second most in the league.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat @ San Antonio ($5,400)

The Beast of the East. Will it be the ridiculous, Jeremy Linsanity-ish Hassan Upside tonight or the foul-prone, minutes reduced Hassan Chop? Metrics show the Spurs being top 10 friendly to opposing centers while not fouling particularly much or missing a lot of shots that would provide steady rebounding munchies for Hassan. The result is a solid game for the new big man on the DFS campus and since his price isn’t to the point where you would need 40FP to make him worthwhile, he’s a great selection on Aces.

UPDATE: Whiteside now doubtful to play with his injured ankle,  so check his availability as close to lineup lock as possible.

Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks vs. Golden State ($5,300)

Yup, he’s going to get scorched by Steph Curry tonight, but this is the type of game that Teague lives for: high pace, lots of movement and space to create and big numbers. Jeff TEAGUE will get his name called by Hawks MC Ryan Cameron tonight and you’ll be happy when you hear it.

Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors @ Atlanta ($5,300)

Green’s price has finally returned from the upper 5Ks meaning he will no longer have to get to 38-40FP to make value on Aces. The Hawks do allow for offensive rebounds and Green will take advantage of the very fluid action tonight to get his share. Green will probably have to guard Paul Millsap tonight and if Millsap returns the favor, the Hawks have been eighth most generous to opposing PF, giving Green some more ops to pile up the points.

Brook Lopez & Jarrett Jack, Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks ($5,100)

The Brooklyn duo should be able to make major hay against the Knicks, who are in the bottom ten both against PG and C over the last three weeks. Lopez is a nice tourney play in that he comes off the bench and can be up and down, but he gets shots off when he is in the game. Jack, despite the return of Deron Williams, has been working long minutes alongside Williams, so there is little to show that his value will fall.

D.J. Augustin, Detroit Pistons vs. Denver ($4,900)

Augustin has had a couple of blips over the last five games, but the other three have been DFS gold, so he’s essential in a good matchup, which is what a home game against the careening Nuggets portends to be.

Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia 76ers @ Boston ($4,650)

Noel is another who has been up and down, but has more or less been a point per minutes played guy over the last week or two. Noel is in one of the fastest paced games of the day in Boston. The C’s have one of the lowest FT rates, which makes Noel a little safer as well.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks @ Houston ($4,400)

Middleton will soon go the way of our good friend, and common DFS play, Steady Bob Covington, who saw his price go into the mid-tier before Friday’s slate. Middleton has been at least a 5K level play recently, touching the 40s in his last two games. Houston provides another opportunity to get frisky with the 40FP mark with their faster pace and high foul rate.

Trey Burke, Utah Jazz @ Phoenix Suns ($4,300)

The Jazz are going to need all the offense they can get to keep up with the Suns in Phoenix. Burke gets to play against one of the friendlier PG defending teams, especially when Isaiah Thomas is on the floor. Burke may come off the bench, but the scoring potential is large with this one tonight.

Carlos Boozer, Los Angeles Lakers @ Orlando Magic ($4,250)

Is it too late to jump on the Boozer bandwagon? Understanding he’s coming off the bench, like the Burke pick above, but the Magic are horrendous defensively up front, and that includes the power forward position. An offensive (read: shoot-a-holic) four like Booze should feel right at home.

Jordan Clarkson, Los Angeles Lakers @ Orlando ($4,100)

Did you hear the one about the Magic being bad defensively? You have? Ok, then. Enjoy some Jordan Clarkson if you desire a lower cost guard that can get to value and allow you to go higher on your 7K play of choice.

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Philadelphia 76ers @ Boston ($4,000)

Boston’s frontcourt is givey, the pace is going to be quick and the price is right for the man known as LRMAM.

Good luck tonight!

The Slate:

Friday, February 6

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

TICKETS

Golden State at Atlanta

7:30 PM

CSNB

TSOH

New York at Brooklyn

7:00 PM

MSG

YES

Cleveland at Indiana

7:00 PM

FSOH

FSMW

LA Lakers at Orlando

7:00 PM

TWC SN

FSFL

LA Clippers at Toronto

7:00 PM

FSWHD

Sportsnet One

ESPN

Philadelphia at Boston

7:30 PM

CSN

CSNN

Denver at Detroit

7:30 PM

ALT

FSDT

Milwaukee at Houston

8:00 PM

FSWI

ROOT

Memphis at Minnesota

8:00 PM

TSOH

FSN

New Orleans at Oklahoma City

8:00 PM

FSN

FSOK

Utah at Phoenix

9:00 PM

ROOT

FSAZ

Miami at San Antonio

9:30 PM

SUN

KENS

ESPN

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Monday’s NBA Games

Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Lakers

Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where you likely need to pay up for forwards tonight.

The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

Philadelphia 76ers @ Cleveland Cavaliers (Cavs -16)

The Sixers have been more frisky lately and if you think that the Cavs winning 10 in a row and playing at home might make diffuse that youthful vigor, consider that the Sixers just got done with a tightly contested game with the Atlanta Hawks, in Atlanta, where the Hawks played the starters well into the fourth, albeit at a lower 30 minutes played overall. Still, 16 points is a big spread and the Sixers aren’t ever accused of consistency, so if you’re playing LeBron or Kyrie, buyer beware, but the Sixers guys should be good no matter what.

Orlando Magic @ Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC -13.5)

The Magic are reeling, or maybe it’s just Jacque Vaughn. Either way, the ship, as Michael Ray Richardson once eloquently intoned, be sinking. The Thunder aren’t playing great, either, but the more uptempo Magic of late plays into the hands and skills of Westbrook/Durant.

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Dallas Mavericks (Mavs -12)

The Timberwolves are finally trying to put the band back together, with Kevin Martin back from injury and perhaps Ricky Rubio at the helm as PG tonight. Problem is, this team is still awful defensively. The Mavericks are without Rajon Rondo, but they were better statistically without Rondo so far, so it may all add up to a Maverick runout tonight, but we’re hoping that we get some #PointMonta in before the curtain falls.

Top Plays in Top Tier (5.5K<):

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta ($7,600), Russell Westbrook ($7,150) and Kevin Durant ($7,050), Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Orlando

All three of these guys I like tonight but they all have caveats stapled to their backpacks tonight. Davis is coming off an injury so his total availability is in question against Atlanta, a tough matchup. Westbrook and Durant have the uptempo, desperate Magic in OKC tonight which would be great if not for the threat of total domination. Of the three of these I like Westbrook to get his first and hopefully the Magic can keep it close enough to make it a fruitful endeavor.

Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers @ Brooklyn ($6,700)

Paul has been playing very well and should find the sledding easier vs. the Nets and Jarrett Jack (3rd worst in last three weeks). Being on the road and having the spread closer should push Paul’s minutes into the mid-30s, which usually inspires value numbers from Paul.

Marc Gasol ($6,050) and Zach Randolph ($5,950), Memphis Grizzlies @ Phoenix

A more up-tempo game for the Grizzly front court, and if you don’t want to roster both frontcourt guys, you have to go Z-Bo right now due to his recent track record of getting rebounds over Gasol and PHX getting tough on centers the last three weeks.

Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia ($5,800)

There is risk of lower minutes, but the Sixers get their shot blocked, miss shots and turn the ball over so much, Love has to be in play here anyway.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Monta Ellis, Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota ($5,550)

#POINTELLIS is in play without Rondo and he should play enough to get his value against the Timberwolves. Ellis’ usage has been going up and should get higher without Rajon to control the ball.

Tyreke Evans, New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta ($5,500)

Evans also will have the con for his team and he might be the reason that I like Westbrook over Davis tonight — Evans gobbles up the possessions. Against the Hawks, who may be without DeMarre Carroll tonight and are definitely without Thabo Sefolosha, Evans is going to have to do some heavy lifting to end the Hawks 19-game winning streak.

Brandon Knight, Milwaukee Bucks @ Toronto ($5,200)

The Raptors have been friendly to opposing point guards and Brandon Knight has been very solid lately, scoring over 30FP in four of his last five games.

Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota ($5,000)

Love any big going against the off-target Timberwolves, but especially Chandler, since Dallas only really has him to gather those errant shots. Also, the Wolves get blocked as much as any team in the league, again leaving the play-me sign squarely on the seven-footers jersey.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte ($4,550)

I’m not so much bullish on this play for the DvP angle since Lance Stephenson is back, but the price plus the possibility of more usage without John Wall if he misses the game makes this a value play.

Robert Covington, Philadelphia 76ers @ Cleveland ($4,450)

The ironically nicknamed (by us) Steady Bob is a decent play tonight, even if things get a little out of hand. MCW might be out tonight, which would leave Covington as one of the few scorers left for the Sixers.

Giannis Antetokounmpo ($4,450) and Khris Middleton ($4,400) Milwaukee Bucks @ Toronto

If the Bucks are stuffed with injured big men against and Pachulia and Ilyasova are out, this would give more time to Giannis, who has played well with more time on the floor, getting 33 minutes the last three games and scoring at least 27.50 with each one of those games. This would also help secure the minutes for Middleton, who has consistently scored over the last five games (31.75, 35.25, 23.25, 22.00 and 23.50).

Jeff Green, Memphis Grizzlies @ Phoenix ($4,450)

Terrific tourney play, Green gets the uptempo Suns and their bottom ten defense against the small forward position.

John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks @ Toronto ($4,000)

Last Buck, I promise, Henson is a solid value play if both Zaza and Irsan are out. The last two games Henson has scored 30.25 and 31.50 in about 25MPG.

Steven Adams, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Orlando ($3,950)

The Magic are not good at all versus opposing centers and they have their shot blocked more than any other team right now, making Adams a solid punt play.

Devin Harris, Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota ($3,900)

Should be Harris filling in for Rondo tonight against the defensively challenged Timberwolves. He’s not a boom-shaka-lacka slam dunk play, as his FP has fluctuated even when being the starter, but the price is right, especially with fewer values at forward tonight.

Good luck tonight!

The Slate:

Monday, February 2

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Atlanta at New Orleans

8:00 PM

TSOH

FSN

NBATV

Philadelphia at Cleveland

7:00 PM

CSN

FSOH

Charlotte at Washington

7:00 PM

TSOH

CSNB

LA Clippers at Brooklyn

7:30 PM

FSW2

YES

Milwaukee at Toronto

7:30 PM

FSWI

TSN

Orlando at Oklahoma City

8:00 PM

FSFL

FSOK

Minnesota at Dallas

8:30 PM

FSN

FSSW

Memphis at Phoenix

9:00 PM

TSOH

FSAZ

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Friday’s NBA Games

dame

Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we can’t decide which point guard narrative to go with, but we do know Dame is burning.

The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

Golden State Warriors @ Utah Jazz (Warriors -10)

Our nightly Warriors warning. It’s a risk and it seems like Curry doesn’t make value on nights where he’s throttled down like this. They are all priced up to the point where you have to guarantee 34-38 minutes for the primaries to roster them. Utah is likely safe, but their frontcourt is going to be taxed by Bogut (unless he gets scratched again right before tip-off) and Hayward is going to be pressured by Dray Day Green and Barnes. It’s a pass for me tonight in this game except for single tournament action for a single Warrior.

Top Plays in Top Tier (5.5K<):

James Harden, Houston Rockets @ Boston ($7,600)

He’s pushing the inside of the envelope on pricing, as he’s escalated to 7.6K and needs to make 50 FP to get 6.6x value on Aces, but there is no Dwight Howard so he has to be a consideration with the value of a larger slate.

Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls @ Phoenix ($6,350)

Pau made his number late last night against the Lakers, but there he was, providing value even at his higher salary. There is a risk of Pau getting some down time, but I would think that Noah would be the first to get extra rest against the Suns, given his more recent aches and pains. Gasol against the Suns with good pace and the Bulls not defending anybody is going to put up FP.

Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors @ Brooklyn ($5,850)

Lowry’s price has come down since DeRozan has returned and he’s no longer a lock for 30%+ Usage but Brooklyn has been very poor defending opposing PGs (saw it first hand against Atlanta, third worst in the last three weeks) so Lowry should get his 38FP to make value.

Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Sacramento and Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers @ Atlanta ($5,800)

Listed together due to price and that both will be highly sought after tonight all over the industry. Irving due to the fact that LeBron is out and he pasted a 55 point night (over 70FP) his last time out under the same situation. Lillard will be a hot roster due to the REVENGE NBA narrative because of his All-Star snub AND subsequent non-rostering with DeMarcus Cousins getting Kobe’s slot over him as well. Dame is burning, America, and he might just try to end the Atlanta Hawks 17-game win streak all by himself.

Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings @ Cleveland ($5,550)

As inexpensive on Aces as I’ve seen Gay in a bit, he has a tasty matchup against the LeBron-less Cavs team. Add in the possibility of newly minted All-Star Cousins missing the game and Gay is a tasty treat.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Minnesota ($5,350)

Another discount based on his productivity and the probability of a missing teammate (Tony Wroten), MCW is a good play against a Timberwolves team that is above average (slightly) in turnovers, shoots extremely poorly and plays fast. Should be fun!

Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls @ Phoenix Suns ($5,200)

Rose is not the MVP version of himself. He can’t finish at the basket right now and has the look of a strikeout pitcher that needs to adjust a little to maintain effectiveness. However, he does have the ball a LOT and will not hesitate to try and score. Jimmy Butler looked hurt at the end of last night’s game against the Lakers, which would mean more scoring responsibility for Rose.

Darren Collison, Sacramento Kings @ Cleveland ($4,950)

Below 5K is a rare visit for Collison, who could see the same uptick in usage with Cousins out as Gay. Kyrie Irving is not as prime a target in the last three weeks, but he’s not shut down play like Brandon Knight or Chris Paul, either.

Gorgui Dieng, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Philadelphia ($4,850)

Good price for Dieng, who has been playing well at power forward with Nikola Pekovic back. The Sixers are a top team to target up front and with all the missed shots sure to be clanging around tonight, Dieng is a nice bet to retrieve his share and then some.

Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat vs. Dallas ($4,650)

He’s at home, which I like when rostering shot blockers since the home stat crew are typically more ready to count the blocks. The Mavericks, beyond Tyson Chandler, are terrible at the rebounding, ranking second worst at defensive rebounding % (Sixers are the worst to add to Dieng value).

J.R. Smith, Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Sacramento ($4,600)

It’s not a value price, sadly, but the world worst SG defense is the Kings’ defense. Smith, who is streaky, is coming off back-to-back stinkers, so….he’s due? I think so here.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Robert Covington, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Minnesota ($4,450)

The guy we ironically call Steady Bob has a nice matchup and the Sixers simply don’t have anyone else to stretch defenses for MCW to attack, so Covington gets oodles of PT and in matchups against soft teams he is a good bet to score mid 30s, which would put in well into Value Country.

Mario Chalmers, Miami Heat vs. Dallas ($4,300)

Beyond Dame and Kyrie, Chalmers may be the next highest % owned on Aces tonight due to Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng out and the usual usage pop. He gets into the 30s pretty regularly in that scenario, as he did against the Bucks.

Donatas Motiejunas, Houston Rockets @ Boston ($4,250)

He hasn’t been guaranteed big minutes even with Howard out, but the matchup with the C’s may force the issue a little more as they are bad against scoring frontcourt players, which D-Mo is and Joey Dorsey is not.

Danny Granger, Miami Heat vs. Dallas ($3,500)

Granger played well his last time out and bench guys typically play better at home. Granger is a tourney play where you need some serious salary relief, but with Deng and Wade out Granger was asked to play 36 minutes and will shoot and rebound against a poor defensive rebounding Maverick team that is also among the bottom 10 in defending SFs.

Good luck tonight, everybody!

The Slate:

Friday, January 30

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Portland at Atlanta

7:30 PM

CSNN

TSOH

Minnesota at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

FSN

CSN

Houston at Boston

7:30 PM

ROOT

CSNN

Toronto at Brooklyn

7:30 PM

TSN

YES

Sacramento at Cleveland

7:30 PM

CSAC

FSOH

LA Clippers at New Orleans

8:00 PM

FSWHD

FSN

Dallas at Miami

8:00 PM

FSSW

SUN

ESPN

Golden State at Utah

9:00 PM

CSNB

ROOT

Chicago at Phoenix

10:30 PM

CSNC

FSAZ

ESPN