The Shot Dude: Seventh Day Hoops Part 2
Every great pie has two halves to it, so time for you to get a second helping.
And here's the evening helping of our NBA extravaganza.
Your favorite Shot Dude has returned after freshening up to provide you with some ideas to help you create winning fantasy squad No 2 for this Sunday. Since the Bovada data tool on our Home page is always available, you can access the sixgreat evening NBA matchups.
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My picks for the evening slate in rapid fashion are:
Kemba Walker, Charlotte ($8700) ... has been a fantasy point per minute performer for five straight games, and didn't scored less than 37 fantasy points in any of those contests. I foresee a sixth straight with a solid 38-40 fantasy points against Brooklyn tonight from Walker.
Derrick Rose, Chicago ($6900) ... averages over 16 shots a game, but has increased his offensive output lately with the injury to Jimmy Butler. Dude has cashed in for 35 or more fantasy points in 5 of the last 6 games he's played. The Bulls may blow out the Lakers, but I still see Rose getting 33-35 fantasy points in this one.
Victor Oladipo, Orlando ($6500) ... is coming off a brilliant double-double that resulted in a 40 fantasy point game against Dallas in his last outing. Since Indiana's defense is more stout, I like Oladipo to finish in a more normal 28-30 fantasy point range tonight.
Rodney Hood, Utah ($5900) ... has been at 27 fantasy points or higher in 7 of his last 10 games. This just might be because dude has only been below 33 minutes of playing time in two of those games. I like Hood for 27-29 fantasy points in tonight's game against Portland.
Gordon Hayward, Utah ($7600) ... has been the most reliable scorer for the Jazz with 10 consecutive double-digit scoring games. Even though Portland has been a top ten defense against small forwards this season, I still think Hayward gets 33-35 fantasy points against them.
Matt Barnes, Memphis ($4800) ... always seems to be a pest on the court and will bother Toronto tonight. Without Marc Gasol and Jeff Green, the Grizzlies have relied on Barnes for more offensively. Dude responded with a nice 33-minute, 25 fantasy point effort last game against Minnesota. Look for Barnes to be in the 24-26 fantasy point range tonight.
Zach Randolph, Memphis ($6500) ... has scored in double-digits in 7 of his last 8 games, and added double-digit rebounding in three of those contests. No doubt that the Marc Gasol injury has made Randolph the main man in Memphis and we have seen an increase in his 12 shots per game as a result. The 30-32 fantasy point area is where I see Randolph ending up tonight.
Bobby Portis, Chicago ($4100) ... has too cheap of a salary to ignore in this 'plus' matchup against the Lakers. Dude has registered fantasy games of 22 points or higher in 5 of his last 6. I look for another mid-20 minute, 22-24 fantasy point effort from Portis in this one.
Pau Gasol, Chicago ($8900) ... is the third player I like from the Bulls -- and with good reason -- as the Lakers have given up the highest fantasy point-per-game average to opposing teams so far this season. In fact, back on 28 January, Gasol shredded these Lakers for almost 47 fantasy points. I think Los Angeles holds Gasol to 42-44 fantasy points tonight.
Your favorite Shot Dude sincerely hopes these recommendations enable you to have a two-part winning fantasy Sunday.
Just like the pro ballers we all love, always give it your best shot!
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