To find hitting power in baseball — which can prove scarce throughout the marathon MLB campaign — we often stomach specialists such as Chris Carter in order to acquire homers. In hoops, we similarly need to pursue players who might only provide positive contributions in a few or even a single statistical category.
Elite Youth Patrick Marleau Jersey The Lakers’ Nick Young, for instance, is enjoying a breakout season beyond the arc. Currently fourth in 3-pointers made per game and with the requisite shooting freedom in an up-tempo offensive scheme, Young is 10th in the NBA in added value in 3-point production on the Player Rater. Despite providing scant value in rebounds or defensive metrics, we can acquire points and a high volume of 3-point production. Young is available in well over half of ESPN leagues as of Friday afternoon. While versatility is increasingly valuable in fantasy basketball, we also need specialists to fuel specific stats.
When Brogdon started seeing increased minutes as the team’s third guard on a thin backcourt rotation, his value in DFS play was easy to identify. The combination of deflated pricing and inflated minutes is a key recipe for attention in daily competition. The seasonal market naturally demands stronger and more enduring production given the finite nature of roster space, so interest in Brogdon has proven more modest. That said, the rising rookie is among the most-added assets of the past week — albeit he’s still available in more than 65 percent of ESPN leagues.
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This week’s edition of the Insider cheat sheet looks at Giannis Antetokounmpo’s rise as the East’s top player, Kyle Korver’s move to Cleveland and whether you should trade Joel Embiid in fantasy.
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