Hello to everyone who has been following me throughout the NBA season! I have recently been working at a breakneck speed at my day job and as such have been unable to offer much insight into the goings on in the NBA. However, I have kept up my DFS play and have enjoyed a very nice week, up until last night with the questionable, then playing, then not playing Lance Stephenson, whose Grizzlies got absolutely demolished last night. The NBA had one of those weird evenings on Monday with Cleveland losing to the Jazz, who were without their leading scorer, and a bevy of blowouts. Right now, there are too many teams dealing with massive injury problems, and the playoff picture is becoming very muddled. However, with the multitude of injuries, there are plenty of cheap players to pick up in DFS. So without further ado, let us look at the slate on Tuesday and try and pick a winning team.
Rajon Rondo ($7800) The Kings starting point guard is under $8000 and is playing the Lakers, a team notoriously bad at defending opposing PGs. I love the matchup and expect Rondo to produce over 40 fantasy points.
LaMarcus Aldridge ($7400) Aldridge is a guy I like to go to a lot. Kawhi Leonard ($8500) has been a bit up and down all season considering his elite price point, but the former Blazer forward seemingly is always overlooked. I love the matchup against the Clippers, who run plenty of small ball lineups. Aldridge should also rack up the boards to go along with a good points total on the evening.
Mario Hezonja ($4000) Denver is coming off a tough loss to the Heat on Monday night, and I feel as if the team will be lacking their usual energy level. With that being said, Hezonja produces when given over 20 minutes of court time, and the Magic second unit should see plenty of action. At a mere $4000, Hezonja is a great chalky pick.
Carl Landry ($3700) Philly is very beaten up in the injury department right now, and Landry is getting a bunch of minutes. With an easy matchup and a cheap price, Landry is worth a look to save money for more expensive options.
Darren Collison ($5200) I like Collison for similar reasons as Rondo. The matchup is there, and for a player who usually comes off the bench, the minutes have been there recently. The past three games have seen the Kings guard go over 25 fantasy points, and that kind of production is too good to pass up at that price.
Greg Monroe ($6100) The Raptors will likely be without Jonas Valanciunas, giving the Bucks' best center the chance to really break out. Since being relegated to a bench role, Monroe has been hit or miss, but at $6100, this is definitely a great opportunity to bet on a big game.Best of luck in your leagues, and happy balling!