NBA Value Bin: Barnes Stormer

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving full of juicy turkey, big wet kisses on the cheek from your Aunt Edna and some cashes in our daily fantasy football contests.

The NBA took a day off Thursday, so we all had some time to regroup, but we’re back tonight with a 12-game slate to tickle your fancy.

Here are the top value plays for Friday, November 27th.

Matt Barnes, Grizzlies ($7,000)

The bad boy of basketball has been filling in at power forward for the injured Zach Randolph, and he’s done well.

Barnes has started the last four games and is putting up an impressive 28 fantasy points per game during that stretch. His combination of scoring (12.3 points), rebounding (6.3), steals (1.8) and threes (1.5) makes him one of the top value plays over the past week.

Randolph will be a game-time decision Friday, but Barnes will be a nice play regardless of whether Z-Bo suits up due to the fact that his minutes will probably be monitored. The Bucks are also the worst team in the NBA against opposing power forwards.

Gerald Green, Heat ($6,400)

Luol Deng missed Wednesday’s game with a recurring hamstring injury, and Gerald Green got the start, racking up 25.25 fantasy points in a team high 38 minutes. Green is one of the more underrated threes-and-steals guys in the league and he can do wonders when given ample minutes. Deng is shaping up to be a game-time decision for Friday’s showdown versus the Knicks, but there’s a good chance Miami is cautious with him. Green is a true flier here but could really pay off.

If Deng plays, try the Spurs’ Boris Diaw, who should get some extra run with Tim Duncan (rest) ruled out for Friday night.

Jerami Grant, 76ers ($8,200)

By now you’ve probably all seen the video that shows Sixers’ rookie Jahlil Okafor brawling outside of a Boston bar. A suspension is inevitable, whether it be league- or team-imposed. This means more minutes for the rest of the Philly frontcourt.

Jerami Grant has been a solid contributor all season and figures to soak up the extra playing time a possible Okafor absence would afford him. The second-year small forward is averaging 21.1 fantasy points over his last seven games and has really turned it on with 10 blocks over his last five. He has the potential to double-double against a Rockets squad allowing the second-most fantasy points to opposing small forwards.

Seth Klein

Seth is a DFS writer at FantasyDraft, as well as a writer for TheFantasyFix and Razzball. You can find his player rankings at FantasyPros. Though he was born and raised in Los Angeles, Seth is a lifelong New York sports fan. Seth has no more access to the site than the typical user. Follow him on Twitter at @SethDaSportsMan.

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