Tonight, there’s a loaded 10 game slate featuring many teams that have had injuries occur to big usage players. Two of which were DeMar DeRozan and also Hassan Whiteside. Let’s jump right into the value plays of today!
NORMAN POWELL ($4,200 FD , $4,600 DK)
During Demar Derozan’s absence, Norman Powell has produced mad numbers vs bad matchups, such as Memphis and San Antonio. However, tonight, Powell gets a better matchup on paper. Powell has played 33 and 39 minutes in place of Derozan, who missed his last two games due to an ankle injury. Powell has shot over 37 shots the past two games, connecting on 17 of them. At that price for both sites, Powell should easily hit value against a Bucks team allowing over 22.4 points per game this season to SG, and 38 FP for the past 10 games.
JAMES JOHNSON ($5,600 FD , $5,600 DK)
As Whiteside was ruled out earlier today from an ankle injury, doors were opened for many of the Heat players. No disrespect to Dragic and Waiters who seem like amazing cash and/or GPP plays due to their usage increase, but James Johnson is also a great play. Without Whiteside, JJ is averaging 34.2 FP and at a 5.6k salary on both sites, he is projected to exceed value. Willie Reed will probably get the start for Whiteside, which is also an amazing play, but due to his foul trouble issues, he’s a little more risky. Also the Heat announced that they have signed Okaro White to another 10-DAY contract, the same time that Whiteside was announced out… Maybe he gets some run today if Willie gets in foul trouble? Either way, lock in James Johnson into your lineups with total confidence.