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NBA Player Breakdown 1/1/2016

NBA Player Brakedown 1/1/2016

Guards

 

John Wall

John Wall (vs ORL, DK - $9,700, FD - $10,200) – Wall is beginning to price himself out, but he has been on fire recently. Over the last 10 days, he is averaging 18.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 13.6 assists, 1.0 block, and 2.4 steals per game. The Magic have really struggled defensively this season, as many of their games have turned into shootouts, which is the type of game that John Wall thrives in. He has double doubled in seven consecutive games, and he’s a triple double threat every night. He also is elite at blocks and steals for a guard, and he can be used in all leagues tonight.

 DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan (vs CHA, DK - $8,000, FD - $8,400) – DeRozan has been one of the hottest shooting guards in the NBA over the last 10 days. Over that span, he’s averaging 25.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 1.0 steal per game. He gets a great matchup against the Hornets, who have really struggled against the shooting guard this season. His price isn’t all that high yet, and he has tremendous upside. He is a huge part of the Raptors offense, and he has the potential to contribute in all five categories. DeRozan makes a great play in all leagues tonight.

 Ish Smith

Ish Smith (at LAL, DK - $6,500, FD - $5,800) – Smith’s price is on the rise, but he’s still too cheap. In his last two games, he’s averaging 20.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 10.0 assists, 1.0 block, and 2.0 steals per game. He’s playing big minutes as the top point guard on the Sixers, and he’s leading the entire offense. That isn’t going to change tonight, and he’ll have the ability to contribute in all five categories once again. He gets a great matchup against the Lakers, who have been one of the worst defenses in the NBA, and he can be used in all leagues.

 

Forward

 

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh (vs DAL, DK - $7,300, FD - $7,500) – Bosh has been playing well recently, although he does come with a big of risk each night. Over the last 10 days, he’s averaging 24.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. He has tremendous upside for his price, but he has also disappeared in a few games this season. He’s a significantly better player at home, which is where he’ll be playing tonight. The Mavs have been a slightly worse than average team against the power forward this season, and Bosh makes a great GPP option.

 Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel (at LAL, DK - $6,300, FD - $6,300) – In his short career, Noel has been a significantly better player when he’s starting at center with Ish Smith in the lineup. In the Sixers last game, they opted to bring Okafor off the bench and start Noel at center, and that will likely be the starting lineup again tonight. If that is, Noel makes a great play in all leagues, as he’s averaging 17.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 2.3 blocks, and 3.0 steals per game in the three games Smith has started for Philly. If Okafor is starting, Noel is still a good GPP option because of Ish Smith’s ability to make others better.

 Jerami Grant

Jerami Grant (at LAL, DK - $4,400, FD - $4,500) – Grant is another player that will benefit if Jahlil Okafor starts this game on the bench. Grant would likely start at power forward, and he was able to score 16 points with 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 blocks, and 2 steals in his last game. He has already dominated the Lakers once this season for 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks, and 1 steal in 30.5 minutes. The Sixers have no reasons not to give him big minutes tonight, as he has played his way into big minutes recently. Still, he comes with a bit of risk, but he can be used in GPPs with this great matchup tonight.

 

Centers

 

Nikola Vucevic

Nikola Vucevic (at WAS, DK - $7,900, FD - $8,200) – Vucevic is finally the most expensive center on the slate, and he deserves to be. He has been on fire over the last 10 days while averaging 23.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 4.2 assists for per game. He has been consistently been exceeding value, and he’s one of the top options for the Magic on offense. He doesn’t get a great matchup against the Wizards, but this game should be fairly fast paced, and Vucevic is matchup proof. He can be used in all leagues tonight.  

 Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky (at TOR, DK - $4,600, FD - $4,100) – Al Jefferson recently had a setback with his injury, and he’s out for the foreseeable future. That opens up minutes for Kaminsky, who is averaging 14.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game over the last 10 days. His price isn’t all that high, and he has tremendous upside. He was a guy that could contribute in all five categories in college, and he was one of the best scorers in the nation. He has brought that with him to the NBA, and it’s only a matter of time before he starts contributing peripheral stats along with his scoring. 

 

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