Terrence Jones – PF – Rockets
Currently going for a price of $6,700 this represents great value for his production as of late. Looking healthy and fresh coming off a scary nerve injury the former Kentucky Wildcat is literally finding his legs. With Dwight Howard remaining out just keep punching his card when it’s in play. He’s got a motor that doesn’t stop nor does he depend on matchups which means you don’t have to avoid any games when healthy. Hell, he doesn’t even need the ball to be productive. He cleans up off the glass and is good for a few easy put backs every night on top of 10+ rebounds in the current rotation. Lock him in for 30 Fantasy Points a night which is a good floor and when he peaks out he’ll be a key to your daily success.
Tony Parker – PG – Spurs
The wiley veteran is turning a corner and finally logging healthy minutes. He suffered through injuries last year and like the aforementioned T. Jones took it slow upon returning. Looks like Pop is comfortable with his health now and his minutes and production have soared as of late. I expect that to continue as the Spurs make a late season push to climb the Western Conference seedings and avoid Golden State. With Duncan aging, this leaves it up to Parker and Kawhi Leonard and they have answered. Parker is averaging 28+ ppg, 5.7 apg, & 3.7 rpg in his last 3 contests and 36+ minutes. That’s an elite level for a PG, especially when he’s only costing you $6,600! I hate to advocate for anything about the Spurs but at least I can pocket a few dollars while I’m watching them ball out again. Take my advice and cash in for the next few weeks before his price catches up to his production.
Enes Kanter – C – Oklahoma City
I’ve been banging this drum ever since the trade was made AND coincided with Durant’s most recent injury and absence. He’s still only costing $6,200 while averaging 20.7 ppg and 10.7 rpg in his last 3 games including a 18 pt / 18 reb performance on national TV against daaa Bulls today. Again, I don’t think he needs to worry much about matchups. He’ll get his 30 minutes per night which will lead to production. Sure, Rusty B-ball is the alpha dog but when you take as many shots as he does you miss quite a few shots also which will keep Kanter’s rebound numbers up. And he’s basically the #2 option on offense…well maybe #3 since Westbrook is good enough to be the #1 and #2 option on his own. Invest now in Kanter because he’s good enough, he’s smart enough, and dog gone it Dolla said so. He can play now.
DUMPSTER DIVE OF THE WEEK! Alexey Shved – SG – New York Knicks
Yes, you read that correctly. I just advised you to insert The Shvedder into your lineup, IMMEDIATELY! I won’t pretend I predicted this when he was traded from the Rockets to the Knicks after looking like he literally belonged in a dumpster. And I won’t lie and say I didn’t laugh my ass off watching him make a pass that landed in the 20th row last week. But he’s currently costing you $5,800 while averaging 17.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, and 4.8 apg in his last four contests and that doesn’t smell like garbage to me…it smells like MONEY! So go ahead and stop listening to that little voice in your head telling you to completely disregard my advice at this point and lock him in until he wakes up and remembers he’s Alexey Shved.
Danilo Galinari – SF – Denver Nuggets
Speaking of garbage, that’s what Galinari looked like fantasy-wise both last year and the start of this one. However recently it’s looking like he’s regaining his health after rehabbing his ACL. He’s finally averaging about 30 minutes per game and his shooting has been on target. Because despite the middling minutes he’s still been able to average 18.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg, and 2.3 apg. That’s not elite but neither is his pricetag of $5,900. He’s raised his floor to around 30 fantasy ppg and that’s the right price for that production. And on this woeful Nuggets team I’d expect he’ll produce a few bangers to close out the year and when he does you can capitalize on that, literally. Not to mention, the Nuggets need him to produce for political reasons to maintain the fan base’s interest so he’ll get every opportunity to increase his numbers to close out the year on their way to another lottery pick.