Fantasy Basketball Daily Pre-Game Report for Wednesday, February 1

Wednesday’s Daily Fantasy Sports Tournament  Schedule:

Please note the different starting times for each fantasy sport.

Fanduel $2500 NBA Shot – 7:00 PM EST, $2 Entry, Top 123 Teams Paid
Fanduel $2000 NBA Assist – 7:00 PM EST, $5 Entry, Top 50 Teams Paid
Fanduel $5000 NBA Dunk – 7:00 PM EST, $100 Entry, Top 6 Teams Paid
Fanduel $5000 NBA Rebound – 7:00 PM EST, $10 Entry, Top 59 Teams Paid
Fanduel $5000 NBA Slam – 7:00 PM EST, $25 Entry, Top 24 Teams Paid
Fanduel Two Player Head to Head Matches – 7:00 PM EST, $1 to $535 Entry

Fanduel $750 Nightly NCAA College Fantasy Basketball Tournament – 6:30 PM EST, $10 Entry, Top 9 Teams Paid 

Fanduel $1500 NHL Fantasy Hockey Goal -  7:30 PM EST, $25 Entry, Top 7 Teams Paid
Fanduel $750 NHL Fantasy Hockey Save – 7:30 PM EST, $5 Entry, Top 13 Teams Paid 

Wednesday’s NBA Schedule, Probable Starting Lineups, Lines, Injuries and Daily Cash Tournament Picks

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Chicago (-1.5) @ Philadelphia   178.5 Total
CHI:  D. Rose, K. Korver, R. Brewer, C. Boozer, J. Noah
PHI:  J. Holiday, J. Meeks, A. Iguodala, E. Brand, T. Battie

  • Spencer Hawes is out.  Tony Battie will likely get the start at center.
  • Nikola Vucevic will play Wednesday.
  • Rip Hamiton is doubtful.  Kyle Korver could get the start.
  • Luol Deng is doubtful.  Ronnie Brewer will get the start.
  • Jrue Holiday could be a fantasy disappointment against the tough defense of Derrick Rose.
  • Joakim Noah has really been turning it on lately and deserves a play.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Value Pick:  Joakim Noah $6800


Washington @ Orlando (-10)   185.5 Total
WAS:  J. Wall, N. Young, R. Lewis, T. Booker, J. McGee
ORL:  C. Duhon, J. Richardson, H. Turkoglu, R. Anderson, D. Howard

  • Jason Richardson is out Wednesday.  JJ Redick will get the start at SG.
  • Andray Blatche is out for the next 3-5 weeks with a calf injury.  Trevor Booker should get good run and needs to be grabbed off your waiver wire.
  • Jameer Nelson is out with a concussion.  Chris Duhon will pickup another start.
  • Keep an eye on the Wizard’s young guys like Jordan Crawford and Jan Vesely.  There’s a good chance the the rebuilding is going to start soon and they could start getting good run.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Sleeper:  Trevor Booker $4900


Toronto @ Boston (-9)   173 Total
TOR:  J. Calderon, J. Bayless, D. DeRozan, E. Davis, A. Johnson
BOS:  A. Bradley, R. Allen, P. Pierce, K. Garnett, J. O’Neal

  • Andrea Bargnani is out.  Ed Davis or Linas Kleiza will get the start, but both will probably get decent minutes.
  • It looks like the Raptors might stick with the backcourt pair of Jose Calderon and Jerryd Bayless for awhile.  Both are good daily plays.
  • Rajon Rondo is out Wednesday.  Avery Bradley should pickup another start.
  • Leandro Barbosa returned from injury Tuesday, but only got 17 minutes of action.  Avoid him until he gets back closer to a regular 25+ minutes.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Sleeper Pick:  Jerryd Bayless $5200


Detroit @ New Jersey (-6.5)   183 Total
DET:  B. Knight, R. Stuckey, T. Prince, G. Monroe, B. Wallace
NJN:  D. Williams, A. Morrow, S. Williams, K. Humphries, J. Petro

  • Ben Gordon is out with a lingering shoulder injury.
  • Charlie Villanueva is out.
  • Will Bynum is out.
  • MarShon Brooks is out indefinitely.
  • DeShawn Stevenson is doubtful with a sore knee.  Shawne Williams got the start at SF in the Nets last game.
  • Mehmet Okur is doubtful with a sore back.  Johan Petro will get the start.
  • Brandon Knight has been slumping and could be hitting the rookie wall a little early.  Avoid him for a few games.
  • Anthony Morrow took 17 shots in 38 minutes of action Tuesday.  He did tweak his ankle, so check his gametime status.   He’s going to be a solid play with several Nets injured.
  • The Nets signed Keith Bogans and waived Larry Owens.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Sleeper Pick:  Anthony Morrow $5700


Miami (-6.5) @ Milwaukee   195.5 Total 
MIA:  M. Chalmers, D. Wade, L. James, C. Bosh, J. Anthony
MIL:  B. Jennings, S. Livingston, C. Delfino, LRMAM, D. Gooden

  • Stephen Jackson remains in the doghouse.  He got a DNP Monday and might not get off the bench again tonight.  Shaun Livingston will continue to start.
  • Mike Dunleavy should get good minutes with Stephen Jackson falling out of the rotation.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Sleeper Pick:  Drew Gooden $5900


Phoenix @ New Orleans (-1.5)   183 Total
PHO:  R. Price, J. Dudley, G. Hill, C. Frye, M. Gortat
NOR:  J. Jack, M. Belinelli, T. Ariza, C. Landry/J. Smith, E. Okafor

  • Steve Nash is listed as probable with a thigh injury.  Either Ronnie Price or Sebastian Telfair will pickup the start if Nash can’t go.
  • Marcin Gortat should be able to put up a good line on the weak New Orleans interior.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Value Pick:  Marcin Gortat $7200


Oklahoma City @ Dallas (-1.5)   197 Total
OKC:  R. Westbrook, J. Harden/T. Sefolosha, K. Durant, S. Ibaka, K. Perkins
DAL:  R. Beaubois, V. Carter, S. Marion, D. Nowitzki, B. Haywood

  • Jason Kidd is out.  Rodrigue Beaubois will start and makes a solid daily play.
  • Vince Carter has been showing signs of life and should be a decent daily play at a low salary.
  • Dirk Nowitzki is still not looking like his old self and I don’t think it’s going to get any better.  His daily salary has come down quite a bit, so he’s turned into a good value play.
  • Thabo Sefolosha missed Monday’s game with a foot injury and he is out again tonight.  James Harden becomes an excellent play.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Sleeper Picks:  James Harden $6600, Rodrigue Beaubois $5400


Indiana @ Minnesota (-3)   195.5 Total
IND:  D. Collison, P. George, D. Granger, D. West, R. Hibbert
MIN:  R. Rubio, L. Ridnour, W. Johnson, K. Love, N. Pekovic

  • George Hill suffered an ankle injury and is out.  Darren Collison and Paul George will both see a bump up in minutes.
  • Roy Hibbert should be able to post a decent line against Nikola Pekovic.
  • Darko Milicic is still suffering from the flu, but says he’ll play.
  • JJ Barea is probable.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Value Pick:  Roy Hibbert $7000


Houston @ San Antonio (-5.5)  196 Total
HOU:  K. Lowry, K. Martin, C. Parsons, L. Scola, S. Dalembert
SAS:  T. Parker, K. Leonard, R. Jefferson, T. Duncan, D. Blair

  • Tim Duncan is due for a game off soon, so be safe and check his gametime status.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Value Pick:  Tony Parker $7200


Charlotte @ Portland (-15)   183.5 Total
CHA:  K. Walker, G. Henderson, B. Diaw, T. Thomas, D. Diop
POR:  R. Felton, W. Matthews, G. Wallace, L. Aldridge, M. Camby

  • Nic Batum suffered an knee injury and is out.  Jamal Crawford should see a bump up in minutes and fantasy value.
  • LaMarcus Aldridge has a good matchup and should be able to put up an above average line.
  • Boris Diaw is back in the starting lineup and makes a good daily play.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Sleeper Pick:  Boris Diaw $6000


LA Clippers (-2)  @ Utah    197 Total
LAC:  C. Paul, C. Billups, C. Butler, B. Griffin, D. Jordan
UTA:  D. Harris, G. Hayward, J. Howard, P. Millsap, D. Favors

  • Al Jefferson is a gametime decision with a foot injury, but he says he’ll play.  Derrick Favors would get the start if Jefferson can’t go.
  • Raja Bell is out.  Gordon Hayward will get the start.
  • Daily Fantasy Cash Game Sleeper Pick:  None


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