Daily Fantasy Rundown –NBA DFS – January 27th, 2015
Welcome to Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “leonem” and “dinkpiece”. Each day throughout the NBA season our daily NBA scouting reports will highlight the best top, value and cheap plays of the day based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games. Our analysis will help you consistently build winning rosters over the long run.
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Stephen Curry (GS) – Curry’s price keeps coming down but it’s really no fault of his own. Curry’s shooting 50.5 percent from the floor in January and posting a strong 26.7 percent usage rate. The usage rate is down slightly from the season (27.6 percent), as are the minutes (31.7 vs. 32.9) and those slight differences are limiting the upside in Curry’s game logs which is allowing his price to dip. The upside is still there if we catch Curry in a close game but it’s becoming more difficult to project at home. The Warriors are 10 point favorites tonight against the Bulls but they don’t play again until Friday. Curry has the highest upside of any point guard and his floor is pretty elevated even in limited minutes thanks to an efficient and fast paced Warriors offense. I believe he’s the top play at point guard, but at a stacked position I don’t think he’s a necessity on Tuesday night.
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John Wall (WAS) – Wall is a great secondary option for spending at the point guard position. He faces a Lakers defense that ranks 30th in defensive efficiency against point guards and 29th in overall defensive efficiency. Wall has some blowout risk (Wizards are 8.5 point favorites) but on the road it’s a bit less of a concern. In their earlier meeting this season in which the Wizards won by 16, Wall posted 17 points, four rebounds, and 16 assists in 37 minutes. Wall has historically been less efficient on the road, but I think his current reduced price tag mitigates some of that risk. I think he’s an acceptable step down from Curry where salary cap savings are necessary and a strong overall value play at a deep position.