NBA Projections 3.13.14
Wow. Last night was awesome. After watching Kyle Singler post a miserable 6.1 I put down fanduel pretty discouraged and began to play FIFA 14. After a few games and a shower I decided to check back with fanduel and found myself sitting in fifth in a $2 qualifier for Fanduel’s DFBBC. Needless to say, with the help of Blake Griffin, I ended up winning a ticket to the DFBBC with my $2 entry ($200 value). I was thrilled. I also placed 58th in Fanduel’s NBA Shot which was my highest since the beginning of the NBA season when I finished 3rd. This has been 3 out of the last 4 nights where I have had a player score single digits and still hit over 300. The 300+ streak is cool but I could do without the single digit player for once.
Tonight we have a short slate, but interesting slate. One of the Best offenses going against one of the worst defenses. One of the other best offenses going against one of the best defenses. And lastly one of the most injury-ridden teams going against another injury-ridden team. My projections are gonna be “duh?” today due to the OKC-LAL game but lets get to it.
- Needs = What fantasy total they need to meet value.
- Projection = How many fantasy points my spreadsheet projects them to finish with.
- Difference = The difference in their projected total and what they need to reach value.
- Score = Their projection with salary factored in. a “bang for your buck” type statistic.
- P= Probable; Q = Questionable; O=Out;
Plays to Play
- Obviously if you can fit Durant, Westbrook, and Ibaka comfortable into your lineup then go for it. Even with a blowout they should all reach value early. I can see them having 70 points (as a team, not fantasy points) by halftime.
- Westbrook and Knight are your best bets at point but if you are looking for cheaper options other than Teague all you really have is Patrick Beverley and D.J. Augustin. Neither of these are offensive power houses and both are pretty good playing D.
- SG and PF are tossups after Harden, IBaka, and Millsap. Having trouble picking those positions.
- After Durant at SF your best options are DeMarre Carroll, Ryan Kelly, Khris Middleton, Caron Butler. I like them in that order.
- As for C: If you’re as nervous as I am about Noah and D12 going head to head, then your only option is Pero Antic unless Ilyasova is out. Then Zaza Pachulia becomes a punt. But I will most likely not be playing Steven Adams. Even if he gets garbage time there are just too many better scoring options for the Thunder than him.
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Good Luck tonight!