There is good value in the $10-$12 range for tonight’s Yahoo! contests (Feb 11, 2019).
We’ve identified five players trending toward bigger roles with their teams. In today’s Value Aisle, you’ll find players with significant upside in tonight’s NBA slate, all at $12 or less.
Joe Harris ($11) – Joe Harris is getting major minutes of late, averaging 31.2 MPG over his last 5 games. In that span he has score 17+ points in 4 of 5 games and has averaged over 24 FPPG. He is shooting a career best 45.3% from 3-point range and scoring a career best 13.4 PPG. His salary is the lowest it’s been since mid-December, however. He is a solid value play considering he is getting more minutes than Shabazz Napier over the last five games he’s played, and Caris LeVert is still limited in only his second game back from injury.
Dion Waiters ($10) – Coming off two consecutive starts, Waiters put in his highest minutes totals of the season. With 32 minutes on Friday and 41 minutes on Sunday, Waiters is clearly in line to play a much bigger role for Miami in the second half of the season. In a tough road matchup at Golden State on Sunday, Waiters put up 36.6 fantasy points, scoring 24 points, including six 3-pointers. He is a solid candidate to see increased minutes and usage rate as the season goes on as Miami is likely to rest 15 year veteran, Dwyane Wade, down the home stretch. At the salary minimum, Waiters is a top value play (particularly if Wade happens to sit).
Ivica Zubac ($12) – Zubac fell one rebound shy of a double-double in his first game with the Los Angeles Clippers. He managed to put up 29.8 fantasy points in 23 minutes with his new team. With Montrezl Harrell facing his sixth straight game on the road, Zubac is in a great situation to get increased minutes tonight in Minnesota. Look for Zubac to get significant play and an attractive usage rate now that he is with the Clippers. He is an elite value play as he approaches 25-30 MPG in his new city with a great FPPM trend.
Marquese Chriss ($10) – Since joining his new team in Cleveland, Chriss has seen a significant increase in minutes, averaging 23.5 MPPG in the two games. It may be cause for concern that Kevin Love might be active in this game, but even if he plays he should see limited minutes. He only played 6 minutes in his first game back from injury on Friday and sat out entirely on Saturday. Look for usage in the 20’s for Chriss now that he is finding himself in the rotation in Cleveland on a squad with a shortage of talent on the roster. He has a great matchup against the Knicks who are 29th DvP against the PF position and is the type of player that contributes nicely in a number of different stat categories.
Landry Shamet ($10) – In his first game as a Clipper, Landry Shamet made a big impression, outplaying Garrett Temple while scoring 10 of his 17 points in the 4th quarter off the bench in Boston on Saturday. He is a select PG with minimal salary and tremendous upside for Los Angeles. Temple is not longer the answer for the Clippers and Shamet is a great shooter with 20+ fantasy point potential against a Minnesota team that should be shorthanded again in the back court. Note that we see really nice ownership potential for him (i.e. on the low side at the position), so he could be a really nice leverage play for GPP purposes thanks to the shooting efficiency and minutes upside.