Point Guard: Nick Calathes, MEM ($5,100): Mike Conley could return tonight, so this pick is dependent on that, but if he does not return, Calathes will be in all my rosters. In six starts, Calthes has totaled 34.5, 24.1, 29.5, 23.1. 28. and 37.4 FPs, and should produce similarly against an Orlando Magic team that ranks 17th vs. opposing PGs.
Shooting Guard: Rodney Stuckey, DET ($4,700): Stuckey has surpassed value in four out his last five games, and I can almost guarantee he will do it again tonight vs. Cleveland in a game that figures to be one of the higher scoring of the night. Add in that the Cavaliers are just 26th vs. SGs over the past two weeks and you start thinking Stuckey can hit 30 FPs. Stuckey is your safe value play at SG tonight — no doubt about it.
Small Forward: Chase Budinger. MIN ($3,700): It looks like Budinger will be picking up Kevin Martin‘s scoring load in the wake of his injury. As such, you should have no hesitation in rostering a near-minimum salaried player capable of getting you 20+ FPs. Tonight’s game vs. the Denver Nuggets will be one of the higher scoring on the night, and Budinger will play a big enough part in that to exceed value.
Power Forward: Kenneth Faried, DEN ($5,500): Faried has cooled off a little bit recently, but I suspect he can get things back on track vs. a Minnesota Timberwolves defense that has real trouble against opposing PFs. I think his value threshold of 27.5 FPs gets met, with a floor of no lower than 25 FPs.
Center: Zaza Pachulia, MIL ($4,300): With Larry Sanders out of the lineup, Pachulia will be the big man du jour in Milwaukee. Having exceeded value on his current price in each of the last four games, he should have no problem doing so again when the Milwaukee Bucks take on the New Orleans Pelicans tonight.
Thank you and good luck tonight !!!