The Shot Dude: Laundry Day
Since the only things still clean are two mismatched socks and a pair of swim trunks, I guess it's laundry day!
While my load agitates away, let's discuss today's NBA slate.
Your favorite Shot Dude has examined the schedule and will focus my recommendations on the four evening games.
My strategy is to pay for lower-salaried point guards and pay up everywhere else.
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Donald Sloan, Brooklyn ($4600) ... played the most minutes last game since Fri 29 Jan. This resulted in a fantasy score of over 40. The Nets get home court against a winded Milwaukee team that played New Orleans last night. I estimate Sloan's output at 22-24 fantasy points today.
Shelvin Mack, Utah ($4300) ... has made fantasy value in five of his last seven games, including a 33.6 fantasy outburst against Washington two days ago. The Jazz face Sacramento, the team that ranks 24th against opposing point guards. Look for Mack to post 23-25 fantasy points.
Monta Ellis, Indiana ($6600) ... has tallied 32 fantasy points or more in five of his last seven games. Ellis and the Pacers will face Atlanta and their 17th-ranked defense against shooting guards. Even though the total for this game is sub-200, I like Ellis to take the Hawks for 28-30 fantasy points in this one.
Khris Middleton, Milwaukee ($7900) ... has only failed to reach 36 fantasy points or more once in his last nine contests. Dude was just short of his first career triple-double last night by two assists on the way to producing a 48 fantasy point effort. Brooklyn is not great against shooting guards, ranking 21st. Middleton should be in the 34-36 fantasy point range.
Carmelo Anthony, New York ($8900) ... has been just as consistent as Middleton, with at least 35 fantasy points in eight of his last ten games. Today's matchup with the Lakers has the closest spread and just might produce the highest total of any of the evening games. Get some Knicks on your fantasy squad because Los Angeles gives up the highest fantasy point average to their rivals. I like Melo for 39-41 of them.
Gordon Hayward, Utah ($6900) ... is a great play today because Sacramento is equally as bad against small forwards -- ranked 24th -- as point guards. With seven games of 28 fantasy points or more in his last ten, Hayward fits right in with this consistent bunch. I foresee 33-35 fantasy points for him.
Paul Millsap, Atlanta ($7800) ... has been on a bit of a scoring roller-coaster lately, but he's still managed six games of 36 fantasy points or greater in his last ten. Indiana does play above-average defense against power forwards, but home court advantage will aid the Hawks. Millsap should be in the 36-38 fantasy point neighborhood.
Thaddeus Young, Brooklyn ($6900) ... has taken on more of a scoring role with Joe Johnson now in Miami. With at least 30 fantasy points in six of his last nine games, dude's shone. This game projects for 206 points, and I sense Brooklyn will come out on top. Let's put Young down for 32-34 fantasy points today.
Robin Lopez, New York ($5900) ... might not score as high as his twin brother Brook today, but I think he's a better value for your fantasy lineup. Since the Lakers currently rank 28th in defending centers, dude should hold his own just fine. He lit up LA's other team for 20 points and 19 rebounds two days ago. I conservatively put his fantasy total at 28-30 points tonight.
Your favorite Shot Dude hopes all your fantasy games are wrinkle free and you come out a winner.
Tumble dry on low, use a dryer sheet and always give it your best shot!
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