We have a solid Saturday slate of games today and earlier this afternoon a whole bunch of value opened up with the Spurs resting Dejounte Murray, Jakob Poeltl and Keldon Johnson while the Heat are resting Jimmy Butler, Victor Oladipo and Caleb Martin. Let's get into today's top value options.
Going to just lump Lonnie Walker, Tre Jones, Devin Vassell and Zach Collins all together here as they all get a boost with the Spurs resting three of their starters this evening in a great matchup against the Pacers. Walker has the highest overall scoring output of the group while Jones and Collins both come in at near min-price salaries. I look for everyone here to have very high ownership tonight.
Jimmy Butler and Caleb Martin being ruled out should open the door for Max Strus to enter the starting lineup tonight against the Timberwolves. We've seen plenty of instances this season where Strus has stepped into a bigger timeshare due to guys being ruled out and putting forth a tremendous effort. Just last night against Cleveland he finished with 30 fantasy points in just 19 minutes.
With Domantas Sabonis out of the lineup against the Nuggets, we saw Trey Lyles play 34 minutes and finish with 29.8 fantasy points. Sabonis is again sitting out for the Kings which should lead to another 30-plus minutes out of Lyles against the Jazz here tonight.
Kristaps Porzingis is not going to play tonight with the Wizards on a back-to-back which means we should see Daniel Gafford start in a great matchup against the Portland Trailblazers. In limited minutes over the last two games, Gafford has had strong fantasy output, finishing with 22.75 and 33 fantasy points over 20 and 22 minutes.