This Sunday is the All-Star Game, which means today will be my final column of the first half. I know you’ll miss me, but blame the NBA for taking a full week off!
It should be a fun slate tonight, with all but six teams participating in games. Make sure to keep checking players’ injury statuses as game time approaches because coaches often give guys an extra day off to rest nagging ailments knowing they’ll have a week to recover.
Let’s take a look at the top NBA DFS value plays for Wednesday, February 10th.
Jerami Grant, 76ers ($9,000)
The Grants have a proud history in the NBA, and Jerami is no exception. Like his father, Harvey, and his uncle Horace, Jerami is blossoming into a fine basketball player (Jerian is still a little rough around the edges). He’s really elevated his play of late too, averaging 10.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.8 blocks and 0.6 treys over his last nine games. He also has games of 41.5 FPs and 36.8 FPs in two of his last six games, both of which are top-four scoring outputs for him this season. The Sixers play the Sacramento Kings tonight, who are 29th vs. opposing forwards over the past two weeks. The Kings have also allowed a league-high 116.8 points per game during that span.
Mike Dunleavy, Bulls ($6,000)
Dunleavy just made his return to the court Saturday after missing the entire season following back surgery. He was a welcome presence for the Bulls, who have more injuries right now than any other team. With Jimmy Butler out 3-4 weeks, Nikola Mirotic without a timetable and Derrick Rose always an injury risk, having Dunleavy back in the fold is huge. As expected, he didn’t play a whole lot in his first two games, but he looked solid in 16 minutes Monday, putting up 12.8 fantasy points. He won’t likely surpass the 20-22 minute mark tonight, but his knack for contributing in multiple category should net him enough fantasy points to reach value. There are few minimum salary players with that potential.
Mo Williams, Cavaliers ($6,300)
Mo Williams has failed to capitalize on Matthew Dellavedova‘s four-game absence, though he hasn’t really been given much of an opportunity. Wednesday should be different. Delly has all but been ruled out tonight, and a matchup with the Lakers should be the boost Mo needs to get back in DFS owners’ good graces. This is truly a punt play, but one that could produce huge numbers.
See you all next Friday!