Lots of NBA games today, so I've got 2 options for every position.
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1. Shabazz Napier, ORL, PG ($3800)
Shabazz is very volatile, but has upside. Last game, he came outta nowhere to grab 11 points, 9 assists, 1 steal and a block. He's also got a 22-point game on the season. He's far from a guarantee, but if you catch him on the right day, you get a mini-explosion. For only $3800, you could get lucky if you're running low on dough...
2. Isaiah Canaan, PHI, PG ($4100)
Isaiah is another volatile asset - whose minutes and production fluctuate daily. His last 2 games though, he has been on a roll. 18 PPG, 4 3PM, 2.5 AST, 1 STL. Low field goal %, but the counting stats are there. I'm signing off on him tonight.
3. Manu Ginobili, SA, SG ($4800)
Health is always the issue with Manu, but he's been a Fantasy beast this year. Upside for price is the DFS game. Monitor his injury status though. He's a high maintenance asset...
4. Wesley Matthews, DAL, SG ($4800)
He's been streakier than usual this season (still recovering from his major injury last year?), but he's dropped 18 twice in the last 4 games. A safe bet to produce...
5. Justise Winslow, MIA, SF ($3700)
Solid, but unspectacular. For the bargain basement price of $3700, he's worth the upside. A breakout could emerge any day now. You can bank on mediocre counting stats from Justise every night - and that's not terrible value for the price - but there's more here. When he finally goes off, you will be rewarded. Will that be tonight?
6. Omri Casspi, SAC, SF ($4100)
In the midst of a career year, Omri is probably undervalued. Still a bit unpredictable from game to game, he produces more often than he doesn't. He is capable of beastly, multicat games. He has the potential to contribute in absolutely every category. Lots of upside here, but also some risk...
7. Aaron Gordon, ORL, PF ($4100)
Hasn't broken out yet in a significant way, but it's coming... He can do a little bit of everything, but has yet to do a lot of everything on the same day... He is a future Fantasy beast though, so a breakout is inevitable. Just try to catch him on the right day...
8. Luis Scola, TOR, PF ($4600)
Probably the safest option I've listed today, Scola is picking up where Jonas Valanciunas left off. Scola's first game in JV's absence yielded 20 & 8 on 8/16 shooting. He's gonna be great for the next month or so...
9. Andrea Bargnani, BKN, C ($3500)
For the minimum price, you end up with controversial plays like Andrea Bargnani. He usually sucks, but he still has the ability to score in bunches. Better in Fantasy than real life, Andrea scored 12 points on 6/9 shooting last game. He has the potential to put up numbers any night he gets minutes (which is rare, but possible)...
10. Robin Lopez, NY, C ($4400)
Being the "crappier Lopez twin" isn't always fun, but there is value here. He's no longer the overinflated Portland version, he's the Knicks' version - which is closer to his career averages... Underwhelming, but serviceable.
So there's 2 guys at every position - when you get stuck in a budget crunch.
Do your taxes.