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.
Marcus Smart – G – Boston Celtics – $2,700 – vs. Detroit
Smart’s knee surgery, he has been back for just four games, has helped to decrease his price. Prior to the injury, Smart hadn’t really gotten going yet but he also was showing flashes as he did put 26 points in one game against the Thunder. So far, Smart’s role has been limited in his return, but he is starting to get his legs under him and will begin to see his minutes increase. Two games ago, Smart put up 11 points against the Nets, and he followed that up with a well rounded performance (7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists) in Brooklyn.
Andre Roberson – F – Oklahoma City – $2,200 – vs. Memphis
At this point in the season, it is getting increasingly difficult to find true value plays, but it’s worth taking a shot with Roberson here. Kevin Durant is slated to be out of the lineup on Wednesday and while Anthony Morrow will get the start, Roberson will see an increase in playing time. When given the opportunity, Roberson has shown the ability to hit double figures in scoring and also add a few rebounds.
Robin Lopez – C – New York Knicks – $3,600 – at Miami
While Lopez has begun to have a larger role in the Knicks’ offense, he is still inconsistent as a scorer. The good thing though, is that his price reflects that and he is beginning to show more confidence in his left hand around the hoop. Entering action on Tuesday, Lopez was averaging 5.6 rebounds per game, along with 7.7 points, and is the source of at least consistent production. Lopez generally comes close to double figures in scoring every night, and is coming off a double-double on Sunday.