By Darryl Howerton #21
|Monday’s picks (3 of 5 at 4.00-plus value)||$33.1||161.7||4.89|
|Season’s picks (159 of 270 at 4.00-plus value)||$1770.7||7623.3||4.31|
Accountability Report uses FanDuel’s scoring system (cost in thousands)
There is nothing quite like an overtime game to pad your fantasy stats, so we thanks all the Clippers and Rockets who helped provide our Monday Fantasy Daily Five picks Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford that extra-period platform to six-times their value and give us a 4.89 value score on the day.
Tyler Johnson, Heat (vs. Milwaukee)
Even though his price is rising, Johnson is still considered a bargain, especially when he is replacing Goran Dragic in the starting lineup. As it stands now in January, T.J. is averaging 10 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Give him 34 minutes though, as he has received in his last four games and he’ll average 13-4-4 for you.
Dwayne Wade, Heat (vs. Milwaukee)
D-Wade is enjoying one of his healthiest seasons in awhile. So use his injury rep from the past to your benefit and play Wade while you can because his mid-tier price is not going to last forever. On the season, Wade is averaging 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists, which is good bang-for-buck play.
Paul George, Pacers (at Phoenix)
Phoenix is tailor-made for George to go off on, with not much rim protection and virtually no perimeter defense. Sure, George may play less than his customary 36 minutes if the game is a blowout, but he should still be able to pick up at least his averages: 24 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists.
Kenneth Faried, Nuggets (vs. Oklahoma City)
Denver’s never-say-die attitude got them a win over Golden State last week, so don’t be surprised if Faried logs enough minutes against West power OKC to be a good fantasy play Tuesday night. He normally plays 27 minutes per game—averaging 12 points and 8 rebounds—and should earn his low mid-tier salary in Tuesday night’s high-transition game.
Alex Len, Suns (vs. Indiana)
Len is coming off a hand injury that has kept him out of the Suns’ last four games, which has also kept his salary low in the bargain-basement category. Play him Tuesday night, where he is expected to match up with Ian Mahinmi, who himself may or may not be healthy. When Len gets 17 minutes, he is good for 5 points and 5 rebounds. If he logs 20-30 Tuesday, expect some more.