Fanthrowdown Freeroll: Friday Night NBA Lineup Picks

Fanthrowdown-promo-bonusIt is always worth considering the competition. You can draft a player on their own merits, but it is worth noting which teams give up the most points. While it would seem like blowouts are a good thing for the winning team, they can often limit a player’s time on the court and, thus, reduce their production.

Friday’s Power and Bargain Plays come with the knowledge of the competition. The Rockets are an offensively gifted team, but also have given up the second most points in the league in March (the Kings give up the most). While 3-point defensive percentage might not be a worthy stat, the Bobcats have the second worst 3-point defense by percentage (the Suns are the worst).

 

Power Play: David Lee – PF/C

Golden State vs. Houston Rockets

(Draft for $8,300 on Fanthrowdown)

David Lee may have come in the news recently for his horrible post defense, but people enjoying a Fantasy Throwdown don’t care about defense (other than blocks and steals). Even as a fantasy entity, Lee won’t provide many of those defensive statistics. Again, we don’t really care as long as the 6-9 forward continues to score and rebound at alarming rates. Through four games in in March, Lee is providing 17.3 points and 14.0 rebounds. In his last two games, he has made 57.1% of his field goals and has not missed any of his six free throw attempts.

In two games against Houston in February, Lee averaged 15.0 points and 9.5 rebounds. He fouled out of the Feb. 12 game at Houston and scored 12 despite only going 3-of-10 from the field. I think the good times will continue to roll for Lee in the third meeting with Houston and he could have a 15-15 type game at the very least.

 

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Bargain Play: Kevin Martin – SG

Oklahoma City Thunder at Charlotte Bobcats

(Draft for $5,100 on Fanthrowdown)

When the Thunder traded James Harden, people were agog. How would the team manufacture points when Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook weren’t on the court? As it turned out, points have not been a problem in the post-Harden era and the incorporation of veteran shooter Kevin Martin has been a big reason why. The team has its best winning percentage in its history and Martin is hitting a career-high 43% of his 3-pointers. His scoring at 14.5 points may be his lowest average since 2005-06, but the veteran shooting guard should be a good buy against the Bobcats.

Of course, as noted above, you should beware the blowout. On Nov. 26, the Thunder whipped the Bobcats by a 114-69 score. In that game, Martin scored 12 points, including two 3-pointers. He has hit eight 3-pointers in his last three games and may be in line for a big game against Charlotte.

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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