DraftStreet Lineup Tips: NBA Picks Wednesday 3/20/2013

draftstreet-lineup-tipsLike any writer, I’d rather be right on my sleeper pick than on my obvious pick. The fact that my Power Play last Friday on DraftStreet came through with 47 points was nice. However, I was unhappy that my Bargain Play, Jodie Meeks, gave me just 4.5 points. I could have picked any other member of the Laker bench and come up with a better play. Like any good old Buck fan, I am blaming Steve Blake.

So I will put a big “L” on my forehead (cue Smashmouth) and make my picks for Wednesday accordingly. See if you can figure out what the two guards that I’ve chosen have in common (and I realized that after I picked them). Let’s take a look at the Power and Bargain plays for Wednesday

 

Power Play: Monta Ellis – G

Milwaukee Bucks at Atlanta Hawks 

(Draft for $17,367 on Draft Street)

Despite being a ballhog, Ellis has shown that he can play for winning teams. This is a big game for Milwaukee because the Bucks would like to get out of the chopping block that is the eight-seed in the Eastern Conference. They are just three games behind Atlanta who is currently in the fifth seed. The Bucks meet the Hawks three times in the next month. In the only meeting thus far this season, the Hawks came away from the Bradley Center with a one-point win, but Ellis had a decent game with 14 points, 10 assists, and a pair of steals.

Those are decent enough numbers, but it is what Ellis has been doing lately that should entice DraftStreet players. Ellis came up with a near triple-double on Tuesday in the win over the Trailblazers (21 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and three blocks) and has provided 40 or more DraftStreet points in four of his last five games.

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Bargain Play: Wayne Ellington – G

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Miami Heat

(Draft for $6,824 on Draft Street)

Injury replacements are all the rage and it looks like Dion Waiters is going to be out for at least a few games with a knee injury. Kyrie Irving (wrist) is already out, so the Cavalier reserves will be in full force as they face the city of Cleveland’s number one enemy. While the game may not be close, Ellington should get plenty of playing time as a starter. Since getting traded from Memphis, the 6-4 guard has averaged 9.9 points off the Cavalier bench. He started a pair of games in early March and provided 11.5 points and 5.5 rebounds (hardly mind-boggling numbers, but check out the price).

The biggest reason to take on Ellington is his Nov. 11 performance against the Heat. The guard knocked down seven 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 25 points in the win over Miami. Granted, the Heat were as, ahem, hot as they are now, but at least the reserve guard has some positive history on his side.

Perry Missner

Perry Missner

Perry Missner is a veteran fantasy sports writer. He has been writing about daily fantasy sports for over two years. He also serves as the Treasurer of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) and writes for RotoWire. He lives in Lafayette, LA with his wife and daughter.
Perry Missner
About Perry Missner

Perry Missner is a veteran fantasy sports writer. He has been writing about daily fantasy sports for over two years. He also serves as the Treasurer of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) and writes for RotoWire. He lives in Lafayette, LA with his wife and daughter.

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