NBA DFS Value Vault - February 17
Published: Feb 17, 2022
Ivica Zubac, LAC ($4,700)
It’s hard to predict when Zubac is going to play a lot, but he has topped 26 minutes in three of the last four and has hit at least 23 in three straight. In those three games, he has two double-doubles and put up at least 29 DKP in each game. Houston is last in defensive rating, 20th in rebounding, and second in pace. All those things greatly benefit Zubac on this five-game slate.
Dennis Schroder, HOU ($4,400)
With Kevin Porter Jr. listed as doubtful and Eric Gordon ruled out, Schroder is firmly back in play on this slate. He started on Wednesday, played 38 minutes and went for 44 DKP. Though Schroder likely won’t have the ball in his hands nearly as much with Christian Wood back, he and Wood could dominate in pick-and-roll and pick-and-pop situations. Schroder is a must-play on tonight’s slate.
Jalen Green, HOU ($4,300)
So the Rockets are not only going to be without Kevin Porter Jr. but Eric Gordon as well. That puts Green into the limelight here. He’s started playing much better lately, scoring double figures in nine straight games. He’s also put up 17+ actual points in three of five while scoring 20+ FP in five straight and six of seven overall. With those two aforementioned players out, Green has a 26.2% USG rate. Green profiles more as a tournament play because of his low floor. Yes, I would play both him and Dennis Schroder in the same tournament lineup.
Jordan Nwora, MIL ($4,200)
After playing just 15 minutes against the Pacers, Grayson Allen was forced from the action and Nwora stepped in and played 26. Yes, Milwaukee went out and acquired DeAndre’ Bembry – but what’s his immediate impact going to be? Nothing! He’s been ruled out for tonight’s game. Milwaukee is down multiple players in the backcourt and on the wing, so Nwora is going to have a role. He’s played 23 and 26 minutes off the Bucks' bench in the last two games. With who’s out or has been traded, Nwora has a 22.2% USG and averages .81 FP/min.
Seth Curry, BKN ($19)
The Nets will be without Kyrie Irving tonight with this game being played in Brooklyn, so look for Seth Curry to be the leader of this offense once again. In two games with his new team, he’s scored 23 and 20 actual points with 38.75 and 34.25 DKP. He has a 23.6% USG rate and averages 1.09 FP/min and, somehow, he’s less than $20 on Yahoo! Washington is 22nd in DRtg this year and 19th in February, so advantage Curry and the Brooklyn offense.
Deni Avdija, WAS ($14)
As the Wizards head into the All-Star break, Avdija may be playing his best basketball of the season. The team will be without at least Bradley Beal (for the remainder of the year) and Kristaps Porzingis tonight, and Rui Hachimura is questionable. Avdija has seen an uptick in playing time lately, topping 28 minutes in four straight games. He’s had at least a block or steal in six straight games and has scored 10+ real points in four straight games as well. He’s put up 27 and 34 Y! pts the last two games and is in a good matchup against a banged-up Brooklyn team.