Thursday-Friday 2-21 NBA Fanduel Analytics

By: Bryan Povlinski on February 21, 2013

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Top Overall Plays

1. LeBron James – Lebron has not had a single game this season that he has scored under 30 fantasy points. He’s your best bet to deliver a big line.

2. James Harden – Harden made a statement against the Thunder on Wednesday with a career high 46 points. He’s playing at an extremely high level and the SG crop is fairly weak.

3. Josh Smith – As of this writing he hasn’t been traded, but the swirling rumors suggest he will be on a different team by Thursday afternoon. If that’s the case then he probably won’t be in the lineup on Friday night.

Best Value Plays

1. Jeff Green – He’s been huge off the bench for the Celtics lately. He has a lot of talent and athleticism and he’s finally starting to using it to his advantage.

2. Thabo Sefolosha – Who would have thought that Sefolosha would outscore Durant by 10+ points last game? He’s a fairly reliable 3 point shooter and he racks up defensive stats. He’s a strong, low-cost option at SG.

3. Al-Farouq Aminu – He’s been very streaky this season, but when he’s on he’s a very solid play. Aminu is a great rebounder and he’s also a great defender who’s capable of multiple steals and blocks each game.

Trending Upward

1. Andrew Nicholson – He’s come on strong for the short-handed Magic and produced some nice lines recently. You can feel good about using him as an inexpensive option at PF.

2. Ty Lawson – He’s taking a lead role for the Nuggets by increasing his scoring and improving his assist rate. Ty is on his way to becoming a top flight point guard.

3. C.J. Watson – He’s getting more time with Deron not 100% and he’s making the most of it. If you’re bottom fishing on point guards Watson may be your best bet.

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