3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Players to Avoid on 2/9/17
In daily fantasy basketball, finding players you want to roster is a lot easier than finding players to avoid.
You can find a ton of great information and research on guys you might want to include in your DFS NBA lineups, but what about guys you may want to lessen your exposure to, or even fade altogether?
Avoiding players whose matchups or situations aren't as great as they seem can often be just as important as finding the best targets. After all, it only takes one player to sink a lineup. Searching for the landmines could mean the difference from winning or losing your contests.
Wesley Matthews, SG, Dallas Mavericks
FanDuel Price: $5,800
The Jazz are allowing fewer than 0.7 FanDuel points per minute this season to small forwards, and Gordon Hayward has been a strong defender from that position -- he's holding opposing players to 41.2% shooting from the field, including 33.3% from beyond the arc.
If he and the Jazz are locked in on defense, Matthews will see a sharp decline in production from his last three games, where he's averaged 33.3 FanDuel points.
Frank Kaminsky, PF, Charlotte Hornets
FanDuel Price: $4,900
After producing 32 FanDuel points per game over his past three contests, it looked like Frank Kaminsky was finally starting to figure things out.
This moves Kaminsky back to the bench and while he should still continue seeing a fair amount of court time, it won't be enough to return value on his increased price tag from the last two weeks.
Joe Ingles, SF, Utah Jazz
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Alec Burks has been a big reason why -- he's scored double-digit points in six of his last nine games while splitting minutes with Ingles by coming off the bench.
Burks also isn't a great DFS option on Thursday, but as long as he's healthy and getting minutes, he'll continue sharing time with Ingles with Hood on the sideline. This is a situation you'll want to avoid entirely tonight.