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Yahoo Plays and Strategy for Saturday, January 21

This is one of my favorite cards of the year. It usually takes me 15-20 minutes to pick the players I want to write up, but I found all of these guys in less than five minutes. They all just popped off the page, and all of these guys are way too low on the salary chart in such incredible circumstances. Most of these players will be below $30, so let’s get started with a couple of guards!

Guards

Terry Rozier, CHA at ATL ($27)

The Hornets have had a nightmarish season in terms of injuries, but Rozier should step up with LaMelo Ball (ankle), Kelly Oubre Jr (wrist) and Miles Bridges (personal) all sidelined. Rozier has a robust 32.7 percent usage rate with those guys off the floor. That means he should be in line for 35-40 minutes, 20 shots and nearly all ball-handling duties. That’s great since he’s already been playing well alongside Ball, averaging 35 Yahoo points per game this season. That should be his floor in this matchup, with Atlanta ranked 21st in points allowed while allowing the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing guards.

D’Angelo Russell, MIN vs. HOU ($23)

Strangely, Russell remains at just $23. This guy has stepped up since Karl-Anthony Towns went down, scoring at least 28 Y! points in 22 of his last 27 games. Russell also registered a 33-point average in that span, seeing more shot attempts and usage with KAT sidelined. That makes him a worthy play against anyone, but Houston is the best matchup in the NBA, ranking 28th in total defense while surrendering the most fantasy points to opposing PGs. In their five matchups since the start of last year, D-Lo has a 38-point average against them!

Guard to Avoid

Tyrese Maxey, PHI at SAC ($25)

Maxey is an incredible player who’s probably got too much talent to be $25, but his role is terrible right now. The former Kentucky guard has been relegated to bench duties, failing to crack 30 Yahoo points in seven straight games. That’s sad because he’s averaging over 31 Yahoo points per game for the year, but it’s clear Philly wants to have him as a spark off the bench, with Joel Embiid and James Harden dominating all the touches in the starting unit. Maxey will be a…


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Publish date : 2023-01-21 08:06:00

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