This week’s daily fantasy basketball has some interesting match-ups, which makes for some interesting puzzles to work out. But I will attempt to offer a bit of help. As I said in my previous post (Guard Preview), when Kobe Bryant is in the lineup you play him, because you never know when he could erupt and carry your daily fantasy basketball team. There are also a few forwards and centers that can carry a lineup to daily fantasy dominance.
LeBron James is one guy that not only can carry his team, he can also carry your daily fantasy basketball team. He is almost guaranteed to get you atleast 40 daily fantasy points and has been getting between 50 and 60 on a consistent basis. Imagine if he had to play all four quarters. He only had 14 daily fantasy points in his last outing against Toronto, however the Miami Heat won by 1,000 points or so and LeBron got a much needed rest.
Kevin Durant is very similar to LeBronin that he is consistent in getting his 40 or so daily fantasy points per game, but he is also very good at going off for 50-60 once or twice a week. He is a must have if he fits into your daily fantasy basketball bankroll.
Dwight Howard has proven time and time he is a must have at center when Orlando plays. He is good for a consistent 40-50 fantasy points and can get beyond 80 as seen in the 81 point performance he had in daily fantasy basketball earlier this season.
For some reason I have not been sold on Kevin Love as a must have….I know, I must be crazy, right!!! Here is my reasoning, he IS going to get you between 40-50 points consistently, BUT can he go crazy and score 50 points, have 13 rebounds and a couple assist, steals, and blocks to mix in, I don’t feel he can. Until he does, I would rather have LeBron or KD at a cheaper price for the simple fact that they can explode for 70 to 80 daily fantasy points at any time. I DO however feel he is very good option because of his consistency, and is a must have if LeBron or KD have the night off.
On my list of value big men this week I have a couple of consistent double-double guys. The first is Drew Gooden. He has been piling up 20-30 point performances since Andrew Bogut went down and continues to be a good value. I also love the way Jason Thompson has been playing for the Kings and love his price in daily fantasy as well. I feel Serge Ibaka and Michael Beasley continue to be decent values in the middle price tier and can have top tier games from time to time because of Beasley’s ability to score and Ibaka’s knack for blocking shots. I continue to like Nikola Pekovic and Byron Mullens as value centers when Howard is not available. I hope you find your Fantasy value this week, good luck.