Note: Important to tonight’s slate of games and roster building are the uncertainty surrounding Joe Johnson‘s availability and Kyrie Irving being held out of the Chicago-Cleveland contest. For my first submission to Sports Jerks Network, I humbly give you my expectations for the night – and hopefully a successful Heat-free lineup.
PG: Nate Robinson $5900 – Against a Cavs team playing without Kyrie Irving, look for Robinson to contribute heavily. With Hinrich on the shelf, Robinson has been a steady option for a Bulls team that continues to struggle to score points.
PG: Deron Williams $6800: The man is obviously playing hobbled but he stated he is good to go tonight despite recently suffering a calf contusion. His numbers have been well of late and the price he is at lets you allocate more salary elsewhere with confidence he’ll produce well.
SG: Eric Gordon $5400: The recent injury was concerning but when he plays he produces and can be counted on to play the first game of back-to-backs as he comes back from the knee injury. Another value pickup, and if his shot is on, he’ll score around 20 and can add some assists as well.
SF: Andrei Kirilenko $6000: Against a Phoenix defense giving up 100+ points on average and still trying to figure out how all their players fit together, look for the multi-talented Kirilenko to add in every category.
SF: Paul George $9000: Yes, this is a Lebron free lineup, and you most likely will face an opponent with James on their roster. I anticipate the Heat-Kings game to get out of hand and provide the opportunity to rest some of the big three. George, on the other hand, is still the Pacers primary weapon ,and against a generous Warriors D, George will produce as well as King James tonite.
PF: Carlos Boozer: $6600: The Bulls will snap out of their scoring woes against the Cavs and look for Boozer to lead the charge against the woeful Cavs squad.
PF: Dirk Nowitzki $7300: One game removed from his best game of the 2012-13 campaign it is readily apparent Nowitzki has regained his shooting touch and become that much more dangerous. Look for a high scoring contest here and Dirk will get his shots.
C: DeMarcus Cousins $7800: Look for Cousins to abuse the Heat big men and have night heavy with points, rebounds, and blocks.
Total Daily Fantasy NBA Salaries: $59,700