Hello Playmakers and welcome back to The Sixth Man report where we look into the daily slate for value to ensure that our playmakers have the most flexibility with their lineup construction from a price standpoint. With the NBA All-Star weekend in the rear view mirror we will switch gears to close out the remainder of the season with one thing on our mind; getting in the green. NBA is always changing, therefore we need to be on our toes more than ever in this day and age for the sport to be effective. Let’s keep grinding and see what’s available today!
PJ Washington (DK $4,500 | FD $4,700)
PJ gets a beautiful match-up tonight against a very bad Chicago squad who has limited resources in the 4/5 spots. Chicago is giving up just over 30FP to starting PF’s, something that we expect of PJ tonight. In their previous meeting this year he dropped 37 FP on these lowly Bulls so we can expect something quite similar here. What I would really like to see is for Washington to get more involved on offense as he’s only averaging 9 points over his last 5 games played.
Jae Crowder (DK $5,000 | FD $4,500)
You may be thinking that I have been plugging Crowder into these articles ever since he was acquired by the Heat. If you have, you would be 100% correct. Since joining the Heat Crowder is averaging roughly 36FP a game in 30 minutes of action. He’s still too cheap for his recent play and for his role on a team that has some injuries. Crowder gets a fantastic pace-up match against an Atlanta team that is poor defensively. Atlanta gives up the most blocks and steals per game, which also gives a slight boost here for Jae in terms of peripherals.
Thon Maker (DK $4500 | FD $4,700)
Although its almost a guarantee that the Bucks dismantle the Pistons tonight, I am not opposed to rolling with Maker who seems to be settling into his starting role nicely with the departure of Drummond. Even if this game is a blowout it shouldn’t prevent Maker from getting roughly 30 minutes of action. The Bucks have been beatable by bigs, and while most will gravitate to Wood, I will be rolling with Maker in my GPPs in an attempt to get similar output at a cost reduction and lower ownership.
Other Considerations (in no particular order)