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Tony Wroten

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Point Guard: Jerryd Bayless, BOS ($4,300)/ Tony Wroten, PHI ($4,900): Both these guys should reach value and then some tonight.  Bayless will be seeing increased production tonight given the extra run he’ll have with Rajon Rondo declared out for tonight’s game.  Meanwhile, Wroten should get extra minutes in an expected high scoring blowout vs. Golden State.  I played Wroten last night in my cash games for that exact reason and it paid off.  Expect Bayless to be the more highly-owned of the two tonight, and thus the safer play, while Wroten will be the less owned, sneakier play of the two, which perhaps makes him best suited for tournament play.

Shooting Guard: Evan Fournier, DEN ($3,500): With word out of Denver that the Nuggets will be without star PG Ty Lawson, Fournier should see enough extra run to exceed value this evening vs. the Indiana Pacers, despite not starting.  Given the serious blowout potential this game now has, coming off the bench could actually increase Fournier’s playing time with the possibility of the second unit getting extra run in a blowout.

Small Forward: Chase Budinger, MIN ($3,700): Kevin Martin is out for the foreseeable future and so long as that’s the case, Budinger will be starting for the Minnesota Timberwolves.  At such a low salary, and a value threshold of just 18.5 FPs, reaching value should not be a problem tonight in a high scoring game.  Expect 20-25 FPs.

Also consider: Kyle Singler, DET ($3,900)

Power Forward: Boris Diaw, SAN ($4,300): Tiago Splitter is out tonight for the Spurs, and as a result, Diaw should see close to 30 minutes and produce 20-25 FPs, just as he’s done most nights when receiving that kind of run.

Center: Zaza Pachulia, MIL ($4,300)/ Larry Sanders, MIL($5,400): This pick is largely dependent on whether or not Sanders plays tonight, but either make a fine pick against a Boston Celtics team that ranks 29th vs. opposing centers over the past 15 days.  Keep your eyes and ears on Twitter for whether or not Sanders is going and adjust your roster accordingly.

Thank you and good luck tonight !!!

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