Daily Fantasy Rundown – NBA DFS – April 7th, 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.
Russell Westbrook (OKC) – Westbrook’s price point is starting to come back down which brings him back into the conversation, especially on a short slate. However, the matchup with the Spurs isn’t ideal because of the looming threat of Kawhi Leonard. San Antonio ranks 15th in defensive efficiency against point guards on the season, but the Spurs will often use Leonard to slow down elite perimeter players. Westbrook ranks as our second highest projected player this evening (behind DeMarcus Cousins). He’s best used in tournaments, but a viable option in cash games due to the lack of great options at point guard.
Ray McCallum (SAC) – Minnesota ranks dead last in defensive efficiency against point guards and overall defensive efficiency. The Kings are tied with the Spurs and Clippers for the highest team total of the day (111.25) and McCallum has seen his minutes rise in the last three games (34.7 minutes per game compared to 29.1 minutes per game in March). This is perhaps an indication that George Karl is preparing for next year and evaluating McCallum. The matchup is great and if that minutes bump for McCallum holds, he’s modestly discounted. He’s the top point guard value on Tuesday.