Nerlens Noel , C NYK ($5,100)
I mean, do I think he’s going to put up 24 FDP in blocks and steals again? No I don’t, but he’s been really good in both departments recently. He’s had two or more blocks in nine-of-10 overall and has had a steal in three straight and in seven-of-10. That, paired with the rebounds he’s getting and a few points each game and you have yourself a safe, reliable cash game center here, folks. The match-up is ideal as well considering the Rockets rank 27th against centers according to DvP.
Trevor Ariza , PF MIA ($4,800)
It’s been up and down for Ariza in terms of production, but he’s had some really big games of late and that’s why he makes the cut in terms of top FD value plays. He’s topped 27 FDP in three-of-five. He’s extremely valuable in terms of defensive stats picking up a steal or more in six straight games while blocking shots in three-of-four. Charlotte also ranks 28th against the PF position in terms of DvP.
Charlie Brown, SG OKC ($3,500)
The Thunder have a lot of value between Brown and Gabriel Deck, both who have recently entered the rotation. Brown started the other day and played 27 minutes, putting up eight points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal. He was aggressive offensively and the team already announced they want to see what they have with Brown and Deck as they bumped Kenrich Williams from the rotation.
Reggie Bullock , SG/SF NYK ($4,900)
Here’s a guy who’s benefiting from having Thibs as his head coach. He has played 35+ minutes in seven-of-eight games and the only reason it wasn’t all eight was because of foul trouble. Bullock has hit three or more three-pointers in six straight, which is why he’s more valuable on DK. He’s had a very safe floor in recent weeks pouring in 20+ DKP in 10 straight outings.
Keldon Johnson , PF SA ($4,800)
I know it was overtime, but it’s hard not to love seeing Keldon Johnson playing 39 minutes in a game. Johnson’s topped 30 minutes in four-of-five overall and has topped 25 DKP in four of those five as well. Johnson’s number should continue to be called upon as Derrick White is out and Dejounte Murray could sit this game out.
Maxi Kleber , PF/C DAL ($3,500)
With Kristaps Porzingis slated to miss a few more games, it’s hard not to like Kelber at this price point. He’s played 27 and 28 minutes the last two games and even went for 23.75 DKP last night, which is far exceeding 5x his current salary. SAC is 30th in DRtg as a team and 22nd in DvP against power-forwards.