With just three weeks left in the regular season, time is running out for teams to make a playoff push, improve their seeding or evaluate players for next season. There are only four games on the Monday night slate for fantasy basketball, but there is still plenty of value since many rotations are in a constant state of flux.
While none of these four players are likely to explode like Tyler Dorsey’s 49.75 DKFP in my Friday picks, they do offer great upside and should be able to help you build a winning lineup. To see my analysis of Dorsey and the rest of my top studs and values, check out my top targets for the day, but here are four more options from under $4K who I think can step up and return value this Monday.
PF/C RICHAUN HOLMES, PHO AT UTA, $3,900
Holmes has been a regular in the bargain bin throughout the season. He has served as a solid backup to Deandre Ayton ($7,000) and made the most of his limited minutes in the Suns’ second unit. Holmes has averaged 18.3 DKFP per contest in 16.3 minutes over his 66 games this season. He was hampered by a quad injury earlier this month but has settled back into his role, which seems to put him in position to chip in 20-25 DKFP every contest.
In each of his past four games, Holmes has more than 22 DKFP. He has averaged 8.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 0.9 steals, 1.0 blocks and 19.9 DKFP over his past 11 contests and has been a consistent option throughout that time. The matchup with the Jazz should allow Holmes to continue his production since Utah usually plays big. He doesn’t have the most upside of the players on this list, but he is one of the safest ways to get value if you’re spending under $4K.
SF/PF CHANDLER PARSONS, MEM VS. OKC, $3,900
Parsons has battled knee issues all season and was entirely out of the rotation from mid-October through mid-February. He has managed only 18.2 minutes in 17 games this season but has been a source of fantasy basketball production since his latest return to the rotation. The Grizzlies have suffered multiple injuries on the wing, which have opened up some decent playing time for the veteran forward.
In his past four games, Parsons has averaged 24.7 minutes per game and produced 26.6 DKFP per contest on 13.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals. He struggled a bit Saturday against Minnesota with just 14 DKFP in 20 minutes but had a run of three straight games with at least 28 DKFP before that. He has shown he still can produce in multiple categories and should be able to return value against the Thunder if he sees more than 20 minutes of playing time again.
PG/SG SETH CURRY, POR VS. BKN, $3,800
Curry has stepped up for the Trail Blazers since they lost CJ McCollum (knee). In the three games McCollum has missed, Curry has scored in double-digits and played at least 25 minutes. His best game of that stretch came against his former team, the Mavericks, who he had 20 points, five rebounds, two steals and 32.75 DKFP against Wednesday.
In the three games McCollum has missed, Curry has averaged 25.4 DKFP on 15.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 28.3 minutes per game. He should be able to keep producing in an expanded role in what is expected to be one of the highest scoring games on the limited slate.
C ED DAVIS, BKN AT POR, $3,800
Davis continues his revenge tour as the Nets head to Portland, where he played for three seasons after a year in Los Angeles. He just faced his former team, the Lakers, on Friday and lit them up for 14 points, 15 rebounds and 37.75 DKFP in just 20 minutes. He’ll hope for a similar revenge outing against the Blazers.
Davis has been a solid contributor off the bench for Brooklyn much of the year and is a reliable source of rebounding. He has at least nine rebounds in five of his past six games and seven of his past nine. He hardly ever goes totally bust as a result of his work on the glass and can go off for a big number if he gets solid scoring as he did Friday.
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