NBA Value Bin: The Wright Stuff

Friday night is the beginning of the final weekend in February, and NBA DFS contestants have eight games to work with, including the Tony Parker Experience Freeroll.

Just like any night, you’ll need to save salary in a spot or two in order to fit as many studs into your lineup as possible.

Without further ado, here are the top NBA DFS value plays for Friday, February 26th.

J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford, Clippers ($9,700, $10,500) – The Kings are atrocious on defense. They’re allowing opponents to shoot 48.8 percent from the field in February and are giving up a league-worst 113.9 points per game in the month. They’ve also been especially bad when defending shooting guards, permitting the most points, assists and threes to the position. Neither of these players has an incredibly high ceiling due to the fact that they contribute little outside of points and treys, but they’re rather safe plays for their salaries and should get a little more burn with Paul Pierce out for personal reasons. At 219 points, this game also has the highest over/under of the evening.

Brandan Wright, Grizzlies ($7,300) – Wright wasn’t a popular play prior to his 15-point, six-rebound, two-block night vs. the Lakers on Wednesday, and he should be heavily-owned yet again when the Grizzlies face off against the same Lakers squad tonight. In three games since returning from knee surgery, Wright has played 16, 20 and 21 minutes, so it’s likely he could be in the 22-24 range tonight. That’s not normally what we wanna see in DFS, but against the Lakers, that’s proven to be enough to reach value.

Ian Mahinmi, Pacers ($9,300) – Mahinmi is quietly having an excellent season, and his most recent injury hasn’t prevented him from coming back strong. The Pacers center missed four games in the beginning of the month with a back injury, but he’s averaged 24.8 fantasy points in the seven games since. He’s been even better post-All-Star break, scoring 30.6 FPs per contest. Myles Turner is the “center to own” in Indianapolis, but he’s also $1,800 more. Mahinmi and the Pacers will face off against the Charlotte Hornets tonight, who are ranked 30th vs. opposing centers in the month of February.

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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