Welcome to “Blick’s Six”, where I’ll use game environments to find six players I believe will be low owned with plenty of upside. These players will be a perfect way to diversify otherwise cash-like builds. Let’s get to it!
Games/Teams to Target
The Lakers stand out as the team with the best matchup and they have a number of guys who seem underpriced. The Suns are in a great spot, too, thanks to the slate’s largest pace boost.
Miami is in an excellent spot if NY can keep it close, but the lackluster/unpredictable NY rotation could keep people away from the entire game.
Lastly, both Minnesota and Utah are playing up in pace, and Rose out means there’s plenty of value to be had.
With Chris Paul back, Harden is without a doubt overpriced. That being said, there’s plenty of value tonight so overpaying for a player that people will be excited to fade for the first time in weeks is a contrarian strategy that could really pay off. Paul will be limited and Harden still has the highest floor/ceiling combo on the slate. I love the correlation he gives with Kenneth Faried, someone I’m most likely locking into all my lines.
Towns played 6 minutes on the road last game against this same Jazz squad, yet finished with 60 DK points. His second half was dominant. With Rose already ruled out, he’s about $1500 too cheap at home. Gobert continues to be a good matchup as he’s always around the rim offensively, and his shot blocking aggression leads to open opportunity inside for the center. Expect KAT to be chalk, but good chalk.
Kuzma should, in theory, benefit greatly from the return of Rajon Rondo. Kuzma struggled last game, but his scoring efficiency should get a sizable boost, and he’s proven to be the type of player whose overall activity level rises as his scoring does.
Javale McGee &/or Ivica Zubac
Tyson Chandler is most utilized when they’re facing a dominant opposing center. Bender/Holmes does not fit the criteria. I expect we’ll see a ncie mix of Zubac and Mcgee, both of whom are really cheap, FPPM monsters, and in an ideal matchup. Playing both costs you KAT, but it could be worth it.
Richaun Holmes (/Bam Adebayo)
Holmes is questionable once again, but man is he intriguing if he plays. Holmes has put up some monstrous stat lines in limited minutes recently, and his game should thrive in the pace-up environment. Since he’s questionable, he’ll no doubt be low owned.
If we don’t have news by 7:30 on Holmes, Bam Adebayo is an excellent hedge pivot. Whiteside is less effective on the road, leading to an average of four fewer minutes per game, opening the door for Bam. The matchup is excellent (it’s also excellent for Whiteside, making Bam risky) if the minutes come.
Waiters is well rested after sitting out last game, and the minute totals are trending in a very positive direction. Even more importantly, he was on the floor to close both games, suggesting Spoelstra’s trust level in Waiters is high. Waiters is second on the team in usage rate since returning from injury and first in his past three games.Fantasy Basketball