Value plays following the trade deadline for NBA DFS contests on Yahoo! (Feb 9, 2019).
After the trade deadline, we spotlight new and improved roles for four players who find themselves with high value potential for tonight’s DFS contests on Yahoo!
Delon Wright ($10) – Delon Wright finds himself with new opportunities in a new city. He is now in Memphis where the talent level is less than in Toronto and he should find himself with a bigger role to play for the Grizzlies. Averaging 18.2 MPG and 16.3 FPPG with the Raptors, Delon Wright looks to see those numbers climb with his new team. At the minimum salary, look to take advantage of a player who finds himself facing heavier workloads to come – and could easily see that start tonight with something in the 22-25 minutes range.
Norman Powell ($10) – The Toronto Raptors sacrificed their depth to acquire Marc Gasol from Memphis. Norman Powell is in position to take advantage of the loss of Delon Wright and should find himself with increased minutes tonight in New York. He should be looking at 20+ minutes against the Knicks who are 29th DvP versus the SF position. Kawhi Leonard is nursing a sore knee, and may see limited minutes, opening up even more playing time. – not to mention the likelihood that we’ll see some garbage time in this one, too. Take a chance on Powell’s potential to increase his numbers with a great matchup at a minimal salary.
Jabari Parker ($14) – Jabari Parker‘s debut for Washington was nothing short of spectacular. In 23 minutes of play he put up 45.7 fantasy points and flirted with a triple double. He led the team in rebounding, had nine assists and seems to have instant chemistry with his new teammates. If this is any indication of his role with his new team, Parker stands to be a must play in DFS as long as his salary remains this low. Tonight is the night to get him in your lineups withe the Wizards facing a Bulls team that is 22nd DvP versus the PF position – and there’s a nice little revenge game narrative at play, too.
Bobby Portis ($20) – At $20, Bobby Portis doesn’t carry the lowest salary imaginable, but he still presents significant value in an opportunity to showcase his skills against his former team, just days after being traded. The Bulls are 22nd DvP versus the position and Portis should get ample playing time in what is likely to be off the bench against the second unit. In his Washington debut he scored 30 points and put up 41.2 fantasy points. Expect him to get 27+ minutes tonight and look for him to play with motivation in his return to Chicago as an elite usage rate player for a very affordable price point.