0 NBA Player Breakdown 12/16/2015 | DFS Karma

NBA Player Breakdown 12/16/2015

NBA Player Breakdown 12/16/2015

Guards

 

Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe (at GS, DK - $8,400, FD - $9,200) – Bledsoe has been playing exceptionally well recently, as he’s averaging 25.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 3.0 steals per game over his last three games. He gets a great matchup against a fast paced Warriors team tonight, who have allowed a few huge fantasy games to elite players this season. Bledsoe’s price doesn’t represent it, but he’s playing as well as anyone in the NBA over his last three games. He was even the first player since Dwyane Wade to go 5x4, which means he recorded 4 stats in each of the five categories. He has triple double potential, and he’s as good of a play as anyone on the board.

 Raymond Felton

Raymond Felton (at IND, DK - $5,200, FD - $5,100) – Felton has been one of the most underrated players in the NBA recently. Over the last 10 days, he’s averaging 12.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. During that span, he even recorded a triple double against the Wizards. He has rejuvenated his career in Dallas, and he’s playing heavy minutes nearly every game. Tonight, he gets a great matchup against the Pacers, who are playing at a much faster pace this season. Felton is a fairly big part of the offense, and he has shown an ability to score fantasy points when given the minutes. His minutes should be set tonight, and he can be used in all leagues.

 Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday (at UTA, DK - $4,700, FD - $5,400) – Holiday has played 27 and 29 minutes in his last two games, which means he’ll likely see around 30 minutes tonight. He’s an extremely talented point guard, and his price still represents if he were on a 15-20 minute restriction. Over the last 10 days, Holiday is averaging 16.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 2.0 steals in only 25.4 minutes per game. He has been playing very consistently over his last few games, and he has also flashed great upside. Holiday gets a good matchup against the Jazz, who will be without Rudy Gobert tonight. Gobert is arguably their best defender, and Holiday should be able to easily exceed value tonight.

 

Forward

 

Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard (vs WAS, DK - $8,600, FD - $8,800) – It’s tough to argue with Leonard’s recent production in limited minutes, as he has been a huge part in why the Spurs have been on a historic run over the last few games. Leonard is a huge part of the Spurs, as he’s a five category contributor and one of their top offensive threats. The Wizards have really struggled against small forwards this season, and Leonard will have tremendous upside if he gets a full games worth of minutes. That’s a big if with how well the Spurs have been playing and how many injuries the Wizards are dealing with. For that reason, Leonard is best suited for GPPs tonight.

 Jon Leuer

Jon Leuer (at GS, DK - $5,900, FD - $5,000) – Leuer was inserted into the starting lineup for an injured Markieff Morris, but Morris is fully healed and Leuer has been playing well enough to keep the starting job. He played 33 minutes in the Suns last game and posted a great double double. Leuer averaged just around a fantasy point in 10 minutes in his first matchup against the Warriors, but he failed to score in that game. Leuer has great upside, and has been fairly consistent recently, as well. He’s going to continue to play heavy minutes for the Suns, and he can be used in all leagues in this fast paced game tonight.

 Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes (at CHI, DK - $5,100, FD - $4,900) – Barnes was recently named the starter over Zach Randolph, and he has thrived in his new role. In his last two games, he has scored 33 points with 19 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks, and 4 steals. He’s easily exceeding value, and he should be one of the first players inserted into your lineups tonight. He gets a great matchup against the Bulls, who have been playing at a faster pace this season and focusing less on defense. Barnes’ price is going to shoot up soon, and it’s a great idea to use him while he’s still this cheap.  

 

Centers

 

Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol (at CHI, DK - $7,400, FD - $8,100) – The Gasol brothers will face off tonight, and Marc comes a bit cheaper than his older brother, Pau. I’m going to save the money and get the guaranteed minutes Marc has. He has been playing extremely well recently, and he’s coming off a dominant performance, in which he scored 24 points with 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocks, and 1 steal. He has tremendous upside, and his price isn’t too expensive yet. The Bulls have really struggled against the center this season, as well, and Gasol is a versatile player that can score in a multitude of ways. He’s a great play in all leagues.

 Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor (at ATL, DK - $6,900, FD - $6,900) – For as stupid as Okafor is off the court, he is a tremendous talent on the court. Over the last 10 days, he’s averaging 19.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.0 assist, and 1.0 block per game. The Sixers are giving him big minutes again, and he has responded by being their best scorer and rebounder. He may see a few extra minutes tonight with Nerlens Noel out, which can only help his fantasy value. He has been tremendous since his terrible game against the Spurs, and the Hawks have really struggled against the center this season. The Sixers are feeding Okafor in the post, and he’s going to continue to be a huge part of the offense. He can be used in all leagues tonight.

 

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