Fantasy Basketball

By: Kento Kato

Regardless of if you are in a season-long league, or looking to do daily fantasy, these players are worth taking a good look at if you need an injury replacement or some cheap players.

Otto Porter

Porter is averaging 12ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.8rpg, 1.25spg and just under one 3ptm over the first 4 games of the season. With John Wall, one of the best playmakers in the league, getting him the ball, his offensive numbers should stay up. If anything, as he continues to grow in his first full season of staring, his overall numbers could improve. Available in about %35 of leagues on Yahoo, and being pretty cheap on daily fantasy sites, he is a good choice at the small forward position to give you a little bit of everything.

Al-Farouq Aminu

Aminu is in a great situation as he is the veteran starter on a young Portland Trail Blazers team. He is only available in %22 of leagues on Yahoo but is still pretty cheap on daily fantasy league given his hot start to the season. He has always been known as a decent role-player, a glue-guy. But over the last season or two, he has improved his jump shot and , Aminu has been able to showcase it with the amount of playing time he is getting now (at least 31 minutes in each game). With averages of 13.7ppg, 8.7rpg, and 2apg he is definitely worth a look and with the second highest scoring duo in Lillard and McCollum on his team, he should get plenty of looks.

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin is available in %22 of leagues and isn’t the cheapest player on daily fantasy. But the fact remains that he will score. He has two game of 14pts this year, but his other two games saw him score 23 and 24. That comes out to an average of 18.8ppg. Later on in the season, the likes of Lavine and Wiggins may blossom, but for now, Martin will get up shots. He doesn’t provide much outside of the scoring column, but with good percentages from the field, and the line, you could do a lot worse than Martin, who may still break out on any given night with a premier passer in Rubio by his side.

Avery Bradley

Owned in only %66 of leagues and still relatively cheap on daily fantasy sites, Avery Bradley is a good value pickup. He has’t shot the ball too well, but with 14ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.8apg, 1spg, and 1.25 3pm per game, Bradley can give you some quality fantasy points. He has played at least 30 minutes in every game this season and as one of the few veterans on a young team, the great perimeter defender should continue to see minutes.

Joffrey Lauvergne

Finally, a big man to keep an eye on. Lauvergne is injured right now which takes him out of the equation for daily fantasy leagues for now. But if you want a player to stash or a player to keep an eye on, Lauvergne could be it. In the first 3 games of the season, in just 19mpg, he averaged 10.7ppg, 6.3rpg, and 2apg. He is available in %93 of leagues on Yahoo and was and will continue to be cheap on daily fantasy leagues when he comes back.

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