Fresh from Fantasy Stars: Our Moneyball NBA thoughts for Wednesday April 6th
Overall thoughts on the slate of games
It’s an enormous 11 game NBA day but only 9 of those are in the Wednesday Moneyball bank.
It’s NBA silly season with players being rested, shut down for the year and late scratchings galore. That presents a few value opportunities for those willing to do the work though!
Players to consider
Damien Lillard (Portland) $8,200
We really like this pick today. Don’t expect too high of ownership either given his form has been well down. The Blazers can clinch a playoff spot with a win today and Dame has proven himself as a big-game player. He’ll be aggressive today and has a good matchup against the Kings in what should be a high-scoring game. Backing him to go over 40 fantasy points and chalk up x5 production.
Jimmy Butler (Chicago) $8,200
Happy to pay up for Jimmy Butler as well who is in rip roaring NBA fantasy form of late. He had some time on the sideline that would have freshened him up somewhat and he is finishing off what has been a disappointing Bulls season very well. A potential matchup with Tony Allen is the only negative we can find on Butler today and we’ll have pretty high exposure with him.
Moe Harkless (Portland) $3,700
You don’t know Moe! He’s in a rich vein of form and at $3,700 looks perhaps to be the best high floor, high ceiling guy on the slate. The Blazers and Kings should run up the score and Moe has gone over 22 fantasy points (which is x5.9 production!!) in six of his last seven games.
Jabari Parker (Milwaukee) $6,500
Jabari was always going to take some time to find full fitness and get his athleticism back following knee surgery last year. He’s playing with a chip on his shoulder and his last three fantasy scores have delivered enormous value and on a tricky night at Power Forward he’s our number one play.
Tyson Chandler (Phoenix) $4,800
He’ll probably have a lot of interest today but it’s hard not to like him. We expect the game will be closer than the betting lines suggest. His form has been terrific and he’s made it very clear that he doesn’t want to be part of a rebuilding process in Phoenix. With that being said and given the contract he is on he needs to perform exceptionally well to have any trade value so he can get to a more positive situation. He’s a savvy veteran that will understand that and it’s no surprise to see him putting up some good numbers during junk time of the season.
Sample Moneyball BANK line-up