Here are some of the top sleepers and bargains for tonight’s DraftDay fantasy games. Not the greatest night to sleeper/bargain crazy, so I advise only taking a couple tonight.
PG: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland
I know that Irving’s second half hasn’t been the greatest and he has had his rookie struggles, but he only costs you $8,000 in DraftDay lineups! Take him tonight, at the very least he will get a decent amount of points and allow you to get some more big time players. Also note that he is playing an awful Washington Wizards team that doesn’t really play much defense. I expect a relatively big night for Kyrie Irving.
SG: Avery Bradley, Boston
Avery Bradley is a big risk to take, even if you are getting a big time discount on him. I think tonight is about taking some of the cheaper post players, but if you like the bigger name post players, then Bradley is certainly one guy to take a look at. He has had a couple twenty plus point fantasy games lately and he takes on New Jersey tonight. He is very inconsistent, but if Boston annihilates the Nets like they should, then there should be plenty of minutes and opportunities for Avery Bradley to put up some decent points.
SF: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio
Again like Bradley, be cautious of taking shooting guards and small forwards as bargains tonight. Leonard has been consistently average to below average lately only averaging between twelve and fifteen fantasy points per game. His point totals are going down, but he is still rebounding alright. They play Phoenix tonight, which could bode well for him if they play up tempo. However, Suns are a dangerous team as of late and it could be a rough night for Leonard fantasy wise. Again I think it bears repeating that I think you should look at the post players rather than the guards tonight (besides Kyrie Irving).
PF: Kevin Seraphin, Washington
I know I picked him a couple weeks ago, but the man is one of the greatest bargains you will find right now. He goes up against Cleveland tonight, who doesn’t have the greatest post defense in the world especially without Varejao. He also is consistently averaging over twenty points a game lately and is scoring pretty well in those games. Rebounds will be an issue with him as he is a big inconsistent at that part of the game, but I think he gets a good amount of rebounds and points to put at or over twenty four fantasy points tonight.
C: Zach Randolph, Memphis
This is not a sleeper or a big time bargain, but he is under the average right now. He is averaging a double-double and over twenty fantasy points per game in his last five games. Now he scoring is down from what we have seen of Randolph in the past, but I expect those to go up very soon and should go up tonight. Memphis has endured five straight playoff teams in a row, so playing Utah tonight should mean a better night for Randolph and his teammates.