Fantasy Basketball: Who’s hot, who’s not, trade target and Joel Embiid’s DFS outlook for Wednesday
There was no shortage of scoring in Tuesday’s eight-game main standings, with seven players amassing 30 points by the time the final horn of the evening rang. While no player surpassed Damian Lillard’s mark of 38 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo outscored every player in Fantasy points, almost hitting a triple-double. There’s another stud that seemed poised to stand out on Wednesday, but we’ll take a look at who isn’t and the players to target in trades before buffing the DFS main game here.
Who is hot
Antetokounmpo looks fresh after a three-day hiatus and has already posted two strong stats this week. The Milwaukee Bucks star went on a 46-point double-double on Monday against the Sacramento Kings, posting 36 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists against the Phoenix Suns in a straight second leg game. He averaged 34.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 7.0 rebounds over five games in March.
The Oklahoma City Thunder were wary of the SGA in March, but that hasn’t stopped him from playing at the elite level whenever he hits the court. The point guard returned from a one-game break and scored 35 points on seven rebounds and four assists against the Brooklyn Nets. He is averaging 35.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting at least 50 percent from the field and from three-point range in four games this month.
Bridges smoothly transitioned to the first offense after moving from the Phoenix Suns to Brooklyn. He scored at least 30 points for the seventh time in 14 games for the Nets on Tuesday, scoring 34 points at home. He didn’t excel as a rebounder or playmaker, but made four saves. Bridges is averaging 26.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting 50.6% off the net.
Whom to buy
Isaiah Stewart is closed for the season, so there will be no confusion about Wiseman’s role in the Detroit Pistons’ promotion. The former second overall player has nearly averaged a double-double since leaving the Golden State Warriors. He averaged 13.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game in 10 games for Detroit.
You don’t have to be cute with this tablet. Embiid vs. Jarrett Allen-less Cleveland Cavaliers. Evan Mobley is a capable defender, but he is not strong enough to handle Embiid’s physical strength throughout the game. The Philadelphia 76ers star scored 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against the Cavs last month alone without Allen despite shooting 9-of-21 field goals. I doubt he’ll be this ineffective a second time.
Still deciding who to commit to your DFS list? Below we’ve identified a player to ban and one to avoid until cautioned, but you can check out my full selection of stud and value play in each position by heading over to SportsLine.