Friday 2-8 NBA Fanduel Analytics

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Top Overall Plays

1. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade – The Heat should be in store for a fast-paced battle against the Clippers at home. Look for Bron and D-Wade to produce like you’d expect.

2. LaMarcus Aldridge – He’s been extremely consistent lately and Houston loves to run so this could be a high scoring affair.

3. James Harden – The Beard struggled for the last couple weeks of January, but he’s come on extremely strong as February has come along with his first career triple double and a monster game against D-Wade and the Heat. Don’t hesitate to pay the premium to get him in your lineup.

Best Value Plays

1. Jerryd Bayless – With Rudy Gay gone he’s become one of Memphis’ top scoring options on the wing

2. Marreese Speights – The backup power forward has thrived since his arrival in Cleveland. You can count on him to be productive.

3. Robin Lopez – He’s extremely cheap and he produces fairly consistent numbers for the Hornets. He’ll likely be needed to bang against Al Horford and Atlanta’s big bodies.

4. Ricky Rubio – He’s finally starting to turn it on, and it seems like it may be due to the fact that he’s finally at full health after his return from knee surgery.

Trending Upward

1. Maurice Harkless – He’s been given as many minutes as he can handle with Orlando’s backcourt injuries and he’s produced fairly well over the last few games.

2. Lance Stephenson – Lance is finally starting to become an integral part of the Pacers offense. Early on in the season he was just filling a spot and trying not to turn the ball over. Now he’s a lot more aggressive and looking for his opportunities

3. Amare Stoudemire – Another guy that’s starting to round into form. He’s been learning to mesh well with Carmelo and having Ray Felton back to run the show has also helped send his stock climbing.

4. Nate Robinson – He’s been a huge reason the Bulls have maintained a solid record with Rose out. Hinrich is still expected to be out for the Bulls so he should have free reign in the Bulls’ backcourt.

 

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About Bryan Povlinski

Bryan is a Manager of Business Intelligence and Analytics for a fulfillment company in Indianapolis by day and the founder of Spreadsheet-Sports.com by night. He is a graduate of Indiana University, and enjoys applying his passion for analytics to sports. His favorite sports teams are the Indiana Hoosiers, North Carolina Tar Heels, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Indianapolis Colts. Contrary to popular opinion, he hates pizza and loves spreadsheets.
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