by Ray Kuhn
We know all about the stars, but when constructing your DFS squad it goes much deeper than that. You need to build a complete, effective, efficient, and economical squad. And that is where we come in. Picking Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, and LeBron James each night is always a good idea, but it is not that simple.
There is a salary cap we must be aware of, and values must be found. Finding these “undervalued” options can generally be done in a few ways. Young players or players entering into roles they didn’t previously have are often a good place to start.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at three players for tonight’s action on Fantasy Score that we like for one reason or another. While the pricing is specific to Fantasy Score, the same logic applies to any DFS site and is also helpful for your season long league.
Tony Parker – G – San Antonio Spurs – $4,500 – vs. LA Lakers
As is par for the course with the Spurs, you must verify Parker’s status prior to lineup lock, but I would expect him to play tonight. Since the start of the season, we have seen Parker’s drop by $1,300 as his role is not what it used to be. While there are going to be nights when Parker scores just four points and three assists like he did against Toronto two nights ago, he is also capable putting up 17 points with seven rebounds and five assists like did last week against the Grizzlies. On the season, Parker is averaging 12.7 points and five assists, good for 24.12 fantasy points. You have to like Parker’s match-up against the struggling Lakers tonight, and he won’t tie up much of your cap space either. The dependable Parker should not be ignored.
Jon Leuer – F – Phoenix Suns – $3,800 – vs. Portland
Tyson Chandler being sidelined has certainly helped, but Leuer’s role has continued to increase and his performance is helping to ensure he stays in the lineup. Leuer has reached double figures in each of his last five games, averaging 14 points about 6.5 rebounds per game. The forward is averaging 8.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game on the season, and that is only rising based on his recent performance. What is good though, is that his price has not risen at the same rate of his success.
Jordan Hill – C – Indiana Pacers – $2,800 – vs. Miami
Hill isn’t going to come up with a game breaking performance, but at this price some dependability shouldn’t be overrated. On the season, Hill is averaging 9.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game with a secure role on a nightly basis. There is something to be said for receiving guaranteed production at a minimum price when constructing a lineup. Additionally, Hill has value in season long leagues too and the difficult to fill center position.