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It’s Wednesday, which means the NBA’s biggest night of the week, and what better way to stay involved then a daily contest from our friends at DraftKings? For some of you out there, you may be thinking your regular fantasy season is dead, so this is a great way to get back in the (fantasy basketball) game. Even if you’re still knee deep in fantasy competition, getting involved in a daily league can help keep you sharp and stay focused. DraftKings offers contests like the NBA $15K Big Wednesday Special or the NBA Steps (where you can turn $2 into $1,000, which will buy you a whole lot of sandwiches). If you live and breathe fantasy basketball, you become one with the ball. You are the ball. Now let’s have a ball with some daily competition, eh?

This week, I want to focus on key value guys, worth $6,000 or less at DraftKings, who you can pair around a high priced stud.  Over the last 5 games, Raymond Felton ($5,700) is averaging 10 points, 3 rebounds, 9 assists and almost a steal. The Knicks are a dynamic team, even with their various problems, so the assists should keep coming. Mike Conley ($5,600) is averaging 14 points, 2 boards, 5 dimes and most importantly 2 steals over the past 10 games. During his last 3 games, he produced 3, 4 and 2 steals. Thabo Sefolosha ($3,600) is underwhelming, except for the fact he has had at least 2 steals in 8 of his last 9 games. Ricky Rubio ($4,800) has been slow to return, but he was averaging 9 points and 7 assists over the past week and just exploded for 15 points and 14 assists on Monday.

If you need some big men, may I suggest the King of Blocks, Serge Ibaka ($5,900)? It seems like a man that was overrated in the preseason has become underrated during the course of the year. Maybe it’s because of the availability of guys like Larry Sanders ($6,000)? Ibaka’s rebounds can be uninspiring (6 or less in 5 of the past 8 games), but he still delivers blocks (at least 2 in 6 of those same 8 games). Sanders, of course, has been prime Ibaka. In 3 games in February, he is averaging 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks.

Feel free to hit me up in comments if you have any questions about solid plays for tonight’s game, as well as some players to avoid (Chris Paul is a good bet to stay away from).

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  1. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey whats up man!!! Hey I’m so pissed I dropped robinson for Splitter but whatever.. Hey I ended up dropping Favors and picked up Speights.. Do you think he’s good or do you think I should drop one of them? If so for who? Is Randy Foye still doing his thing? Or hook me up with another name if you think Ishould drop one of them please..

    • ChrisV

      ChrisV says:
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      @Frank Lynch: It seems like you make a ton of moves. Maybe you want to let your team settle and see how it plays out before you do another change.

      • Tony says:
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        @Frank Lynch: you may wanna grab favors back up if the rumors of Al Jeff going to SAS happens…. just depends.

        @ChrisV: what do you think about Antwan Jamison? Is he gonna see a major uptick in mins due to Pau going down? and with D12 down/hurt….? I play in an 18 teamer, so he is relevant to me…. i might take a gamble and pick him up thru FA tonight….? i’d probably drop tony allen, i also have thabo and kosta…. potential drops, they’ve just been a constant for me, again 18 teams, h2h, fpts league…..

        • ChrisV

          ChrisV says:
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          @Tony: I would drop Tony Allen for Antawn, but I have been burned…no, disappointed, burned is too harsh…by Jamison this season.

    • Eric says:
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      @Frank Lynch:

      Pick Favors back up man, Big Al or Millsap will be traded.

      Robinson is not a long term solution anyway. DRose is on his way back. Splitter is underrated, 12 pts 7 boards 2 assists 1 steal 1 block 1 TO what more do you want?

  2. Fenris-77 says:
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    Favors over Speights for sure.

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