JEREMY'S DAILY JEWELS
We’ll kick things off by checking out some DVP that actually matters: Fanduel points per minute over the past two weeks.
Bet that I’ll have Andre Drummond and/or Blake Griffin in my lineups on Wednesday. Opposing bigs have been feasting on the Nets like Glen Big Baby Davis at an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Another stat I sometimes like to look at is the number of 40+ fantasy point games a team has allowed to each position on the year. This can be useful when deciding which studs you want to pay up for.
All the revenge game truthers out there will probably love Andrew Wiggins on Wednesday – and this time there’s some data to back them up. Wiggy has an affinity for playing against the team that drafted him, Cleveland, although it is worth noting that he’s been a lot better back in Minneapolis.
I want to get lots of exposure to the T-Wolves on this slate, but mainly with the cheaper guys like Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson. I don’t mind Jimmy Butler here, but I really don’t think he’s the smart play. Perhaps some more value will open and if that’s the case, then I’ll consider playing me some Jimmy G. Buckets. That price increase of $700 on FD and $600 on DK means a lot more to me than the fact that he’s fresh off a strong performance. Buckets has 11 games of 50+ fantasy points on the season, and 10 of those came at home at the Target Center.
Dejounte Murray will be a popular play on Wednesday, and I’m all in. While he has been losing some tick to Tony Parker lately, each playing around 24 minutes, he’s also had to face some tough PG’s in those games: Ricky Rubio, Chris Paul, and Jamal Murray. Coach Pop is likely to have a longer leash with his second-year point guard against the Suns.
Murray is basically a longer (pause) and more athletic version of Josh Hart – another guard who fills up the stat sheet and had a tremendous game against Phoenix on Tuesday.
You gotta love a little Slow Mo Kyle Anderson in an up-tempo game with plenty of opportunities for steals and blocks.
If Pau Gasol rests or comes off the bench in this game, then I’ll load up on some LaMarcus Aldridge. Otherwise, I think LMA is still a solid play who will probably get around 40, but PF is rather strong on Wednesday.
Motown has been hopping lately, going 3-0 since the arrival of Blake Grizzy. Let’s have a gander at how his teammates have been performing over that span.
Don’t overlook Jrue Holiday on this slate, don’t Jrue it! When Boogie Cousins went down, Jrue’s price went all the way up to $8.5K on FD, which was well-warranted. Now, his price sits at $7.6K and it surely won’t stay down there for long.
Brooklyn: second night of B2B/3in4
Cleveland: second night of B2B
Houston: second night of B2B
Memphis: second night of B2B/3in4
Minnesota: 3 full days of rest
Phoenix: second night of B2B/3in4
San Antonio: 3 full days of rest
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