Saturday 3/2 NBA Fanduel Analytics

By: Bryan Povlinski on March 2, 2013

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Top Overall Plays

1. Stephen Curry – Steph is a shoe-in for Western Conference Player of the Week. He cooled down a bit last night against the Celtics but still put up a solid line. The 76ers have been struggling big time so I don’t see their defense as much of a resistance.

2. Joakim Noah – Noah had a monster game on Thursday against the 76ers and he seems to have put his issues with plantar fasciitis behind him. He should have a huge workload battling with fellow All-Star Brook Lopez.

3. David Lee – Lee came back from suspension to have a big night on the boards against the Celtics last night. His scoring has been down lately, but that could change quickly against the 76ers.

Best Value Plays

1. J.J. Hickson – He’s been delivering for the Blazers lately with a double double almost every game. He definitely doesn’t have the capability to get double digit blocks like Noah did on Thursday but he rebounds and scores well.

2. Jonas Valanciunas – He hasn’t been scoring many points for the Raptors, but he’s rebounding and blocking shots so he should be a reliable fantasy play. He’s going up against Larry Sanders so that’s a more difficult matchup than normal, but I still think he can deliver some value.

3. Joakim Noah – He’s looking like the top overall center for the night and he’s also a great value play. He’s a great selection to have in your lineup.

Trending Upward

1. Ersan Ilyasova – He’s been picking it up for the Bucks since the All-Star break and he’s finally out of his early season slump.

2. Larry Sanders – He’s also been great since the All-Star break and the Bucks frontcourt has not been the reason for their recent team struggles.

3. Derrick Williams – Williams has found his groove with the T-Wolves and with Kirilenko out he has to take on a bigger part of the frontcourt scoring.

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