Monday 3/4 NBA Fanduel Analytics

By: Bryan Povlinski on March 4, 2013

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Top Overall Plays

1. LeBron James – LeBron had a monster game on Sunday against the Knicks (as expected) and the Timberwolves have no one that can stop LeBron so a repeat performance could be in store. However, I’m wary of a “take it easy” game for LeBron. On the 2nd night of a road back-to-back against a struggling Timberwolves team I have a feeling the Heat will do just enough to keep their 14 game winning streak going but nothing more.

2. Al Horford – Horford played well against the Lakers last night and the Nuggets are statistically the worst team against centers so I wouldn’t hesitate to plug him in again.

3. Stephen Curry – Steph cooled down a bit after his ridiculous hot start to last week. Unfortunately, the Warriors went 0-4 in despite Steph’s dominance so he might have to bring his game to an even higher level.

Best Value Plays

1.Jason Kidd – JKidd is one of the oldest guys in the league so the 2nd night of a back-to-back might be tougher on him than others, but Cleveland can’t guard point guards and Kidd can knock down 3’s so he may be a good play for tonight.

2. J.J. Hickson – The Bobcats don’t play much interior defense (they gave up a huge double double to Jason Thompson last night) so Hickson should be a strong play at center.

3. Anthony Davis – The Brow has been playing well lately and the Magic struggle defending the power forward position so he might be in store for a big game.

Trending Upward

1. Nicholas Batum – Batum has been playing extremely well lately, but there were reports of a re-aggravation to his wrist injury over the weekend. Check back for reports closer to game-time because if he’s going to take a game off it may as well be against the Bobcats.

2. Ersan Ilyasova – Ersan produced a monster game against the Raptors over the weekend. He’s clearly a big part of the Bucks offense now so be sure to get him in your lineup.

3. Derrick Williams – Williams has essentially become the go-to guy in Minnesota. He faces a stiff task against the Heat, but someone has to score points for the Timberwolves.

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