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!
Nassir Little (DK $3,000 | FD $3,500)
One of the first things I noticed on this slate is that we will be without Damian Lillard. Naturally, you would expect Simons to get the nod for starting, but I am going to look outside of him today. Bring on Nassir Little, who will play tonight after sitting out the last 5 with an ankle injury. If Little starts here he needs to be rostered. My assumption is that CJ3 shifts to PG and Nassir starts to combat the size of Zion/Ingram. Looking at Little’s stats, nothing stands out besides the fact that he’s been given inconsistent minutes. He’s risky, but at his price in a GPP format he has 7-8x potential.
Ish Smith (DK$4800 | FD$4900)
Ish has separated himself from the rest of the Wizard PG’s and is still sitting under 5K despite averaging 26FP over his last 5 games. Tonight he gets a Cavs team who are a league worst DvP against PG’s. He’s already torched them in their previous meeting dropping 34DKPT so it is a safe assumption that he will be around the same production level tonight. He is easily one of my favourite guard plays of the day given his price and match-up.
Avery Bradley (DK$3500 | FD$3600)
I am going to go out on a limb again here to try and differentiate my value plays from likely chalk. You may be thinking, why tf is Avery Bradley in here? Well first, I know he will be virtually un-owned. Second, MEM gives up the third most points to opposing SGs, and in their last seven have given up an average of 26 raw points to SGs. He is a lock for near 30 minutes regardless of a blowout, so he seems like a super cheap pivot off some of the higher owned, low end priced options. He’s shown that he has 30FP upside, and if he can get that for you in a GPP you should have a leg up on the field.
Other Considerations (in no particular order)