Point Guard: WIll Bynum, DET ($4,200): Will Bynum lost some of his minutes last game, but with tonight’s game looking like a blowout and the San Antonio Spurs ranking just 26th against point guards, I’m thinking Bynum gets his minutes back and produces above the 21 FPs he’ll need to reach value. One more situation that should be monitored is the health of Goran Dragic and Leandro Barbosa. Both are questionable tonight and if they were to sit, Ishmael Smith, PHO ($3,700) becomes a great play for almost the near minimum in salary.
Shooting Guard: James Anderson, PHI ($4,300): Last night, I’m pretty sure I was the only expert to recommend Kent Bazemore (who really paid off) so I’ll do so again tonight. My pick to click though, is Anderson, who will be facing an Orlando Magic defense that ranks just 26th against shooting guards in what figures to be a close and high scoring game.
Small Forward: Maurice Harkless, ORL ($3,700): Harkless was last night’s pick at this position and should pay off again tonight in a tastier matchup with Arron Afflalo once again expected to be out. Another player that I think can be a sneaky play here is Matt Barnes, LAC ($4,800).
Power Forward: Mike Scott, ATL ($4,500): Lots of bodies are out for Atlanta, and for the most part Mike Scott has produced when given the chance. Expect him to get value tonight against the Boston Celtics in a close game.
Center: Alexis Ajinca, NOP ($3,600): With 27 minutes in back-to-back games and an average of nearly 29 FPs in those two contests, I like Ajinca’s chances to exceed his value threshold of 18 FPs tonight in a high scoring game vs. the Dallas Mavericks and their 18th-ranked defense vs. opposing centers.
Thank you and good luck tonight !!!