Darius Garland ($8,000) vs Wizards- Darius Garland has quietly been putting together some nice performances in the 2nd half of the season for the Cavs. He has shown off his ability to shoot the ball at a high level and dish out the ball to his teammates. In the last 5 games, Garland is averaging 23.6 PPG 7.8 APG while shooting 42% from the 3 point line. His turnovers are a bit high but he is doing enough to average 42.7 FPPG in those games as well. The Wizards have been winning games but they still can’t get stops so I like Garland in what figures to be a relatively high-scoring game.
Joe Harris ($5,700) vs Trail Blazers- Joe Harris has had some struggles fantasy-wise over the course of the season but over the last week or so he has been playing pretty well and doing enough of the other things to make him a fantasy asset. In the last 6 games, he is putting up 16.3 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.2 APG and has shot the ball at a 52.8% clip from the 3 point line. He is one of the best shooters in the league so when his shot is falling like this it is great news. His ceiling is a bit limited because he doesn’t fill up the stat sheet but at this price vs a bad defense, I will have him in my lineup.
Joe Ingles ($7,000) vs Suns- With Donovan Mitchell out of the lineup Joe Ingles continues to be the main playmaker and it is paying off. He is putting up almost 30 FPTS in his last 5 games and without Mike Conley, due to injury, he could be forced to take an even bigger role tonight. He is shooting the ball at over 40% from 3 in the last 5 games and that paired along with the playmaking should make for a solid outing tonight. The Suns will be tough but if the usage rate is where I think it will be, Ingles should return value here.
Robert Covington ($5,200) vs Nets- You never know what you’re going to get with Robert Covington but I have faith after an 0/6 game he will bounce back here. We know about Covington’s defense but his offense is what has held him back for most of this season. In 2 of the last 3 games, he hasn’t made a field goal, which has tanked his price, but I don’t expect that trend to continue. In Covington’s last game vs the Nets, he put up 37.3 FPTS and was active in all aspects of the game. I expect to see the same from him tonight on the road in Brooklyn.
Jusuf Nurkic ($7,100) vs Nets- It has taken Jusuf Nurkic a while to get back to 100% but it looks like we may be starting to see that from the Blazers center. In the last 5 games, Nurkic is averaging 15.2 PPG 12.4 RPG along with 1 BPG and SPG on nearly 50% from the field. This looks like the Nurkic we saw prior to his injuries. Nurkic will always be effective on the defensive end but the offense has turned a corner and he has started to separate himself from fellow front-court mate Enes Kanter. The center position isn’t one of the strengths for the Nets so I expect Nurkic to enforce his will in this spot.
Seth Curry ($4,000) vs Hawks- Seth Curry had a really rough middle part of the season but it looks like his shot is coming back and he has begun to be more effective with his touches. In the last 4 games, Curry is scoring 13.3 PPG with 2.0 RPG and is shooting 60% from behind the arc. Like Joe Harris, he doesn’t do much other than score but compared to others in this range he is an above-average scorer. He is coming off a 20 point game in the Sixers last outing vs the Hawks so I am expecting similar numbers from the 76ers guard.