F-1 Chris Bosh: Bosh had the night off yesterday as the Heat were preparing for the playoffs and for the Bulls tonight. Although Bosh had been a very inconsistent fantasy player this season, Bosh has seems to have found his stride late in the season as he has averaged 39.75 fantasy points over his last 4 games. Yes they are playing a very stingy Bulls defense tonight, but last week against the Bulls, Bosh had 20 points and 8 boards.
F-2 Jason Smith: Kaman is ruled out for the rest of the year which bumps Smith into the starting rotation. Smith has stuggled in his last two games, but he is capable of having big nights as two weeks ago he has 46 fantasy points, and he is averaging 25.4 fantasy points over his last 7 games.
G-1 Greivis Vasquez: Valued at 11.6K, Vasquez has been a consistent 2.0 as he has averaged 23.4 fantasy points over his last 9 contests. Expect 24+ tonight in a high scoring affair against the Rockets.
G-2 J.J. Barea: With Ridnour doubtful for tonight, Barea draws another start at point guard against the Pistons who gave up 116 points last night to the Hawks. Barea scored 28 points last game against the Grizz, and we see a stat line close to: 22 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds for tonight.
G-3 Marco Belinelli: Since Gordon has been out, Belinelli has been starting as SG in his place, and valued at just over 7K. Gordon has missed the last two games due to injury, so we believe he will miss tonight. Belinelli has averaged 18.8 fantasy points over his last 6 games.
G-4 Rodney Stuckey: Like many of the SG’s in the NBA, Stuckey is very streaky. Yes, he did have 0 points last night, but in his previous 2 games, he had 23 and 38 fantasy points respectively. We believe he will go off tonight against the T-Wolves. After all, he can’t have back-to-back awful games, right?
Other Guards to consider: Monta Ellis (averaging 38 fantasy points over his last 4 games, and he had 30 fantasy points a week ago against the Pacers.) Brandon Jennings (38 fantasy points last game against the Pacers).
C-1 Roy Hibbert: A no brainer tonight against the Bucks. Hibbert has posted a double-double in 5 straight games now and last week against the Bucks he had 23 points and 14 rebounds. It would be a big mistake to not plug him into your lineup tonight.
C-2 Greg Monroe: A very solid play tonight against the depleted T-Wolves. Monroe has averaged 34 fantasy points over his last 5 games, and with Love still out, Monroe should have no problem controlling the boards.
C-3: Nikola Pekovic: Pekovic has stepped up his game since Love has been out as he has had a double-double in 2 of his last 3 games. He is averaging 25.25 fantasy points since Love went down with a concussion.
F: Chris Bosh
F: Jason Smith
G: J.J. Barea
G: Greivis Vasquez
C: Roy Hibbert
C: Greg Monroe
U: Marco Belinelli
U: Nikola Pekovic
U: Rodney Stuckey