Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Sixth Man as we look to find value on tonight’s six-game slate. We’re hopefully out of the clear of the NBA’s massive scheduling flux and will be treated with some decent matchups all week. As of now there is not a whole lot open for value, but there are a few pieces of information to keep our eyes on as the day progresses. Let’s dive into it!
Dillon Brooks (DK$5200 | FD$4900)
With rookie sensation Ja Morant shelved for the next few weeks we should see a few different options emerge in Memphis to help in his absence. As most people will be looking at Tyus Jones, I am going to pivot to Dillon Brooks at a bit of a discount. Brooks holds the second best usage rate on his team and holds respectable PPP numbers at 0.94. Even prior to Morant going down, Brooks held stable minutes and was attempting an average of 12 SPG which should only increase under the circumstances which means Brooks should be in a safe spot tonight against the Pacers.
Robin Lopez (DK$4400 | FD$3500)
We already have word that BroLo will sit again tonight with back issues, so its safe to lock in brother, and trusty sidekick, Robin yet again. Should have a clear path to 23+ minutes yet again and will hopefully be able to improve his rebounding against a Knicks team that ranks middle of the pack for rebounding on a nightly basis. It’s going to be hard to ignore him tonight given the slate size and his role. Don’t get pretty, just play the dude and spend up at another position.
Ky Bowman (DK$5100 | FD$5800)
Bowman should be in line for another start with both Green and Russell out of the lineup tonight in a pace up matchup against the Warriors. Oddly enough, Green sitting out impacts Bowman in a positive manner more so than any other guard. Bowman should be in line for 25+ minutes again and produces at a beautiful 1.15 PPP with Russell/Green out of the lineup this year. Although Robinson holds the higher usage, Bowman should be able to get his as the Hawks rank in the bottom-10 against opposing guards.
Other Considerations (in no particular order)
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