NBA Barometer: Towns Still Hot
NBA Barometer: Towns Still Hot

This article is part of our NBA Barometer series.


Gaining Value

Jalen Brunson and Devin Harris, DAL: J.J. Barea is out for the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles, leaving Brunson and Harris as potentially beneficiaries. Brunson has already gotten solid run this season during Dennis Smith, Jr.'s various absences and has flashed with a handful of double-digit scoring efforts and serviceable shooting. Meanwhile, Harris is much more of a known commodity and knows the Mavs system thoroughly. Both will naturally remain in backup roles as long as Smith is healthy, but each should see an uptick in minutes moving forward, enhancing their deep-leave value, at minimum, for the time being.

Delon Wright, TOR: Fred VanVleet continues to be an obstacle to backup point guard minutes for Wright, but the latter is seeing increased run recently in the two-guard rotation behind Danny Green. Wright has scored in double digits in four of the last six contests, logging over 20 minutes in each of them. The 26-year-old is shooting 43.6 percent from the floor– including 34.2 percent from three-point range – and even a slight uptick in accuracy combined with the recent upward trend in playing time would represent a nice boost to Wright's fantasy value in deeper formats.

Alec Burks, CLE: Someone has to score points for the Cavaliers, and for the moment Burks has stepped up to the plate. He began seeing starter-level minutes almost immediately after arriving in Cleveland, and he's now found himself in the

Want to Read More?
Subscribe to RotoWire to see the full article.

We reserve some of our best content for our paid subscribers. Plus, if you choose to subscribe you can discuss this article with the author and the rest of the RotoWire community.

Get Instant Access To This Article Get Access To This Article
RotoWire Community
Join Our Subscriber-Only NBA Chat
Chat with our writers and other RotoWire NBA fans for all the pre-game info and in-game banter.
Join The Discussion
Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for close to 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, and the NFL for, including serving as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' beat writer. He has previously written for and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports.
NBA DFS Breakdown: Do We Target Jazz at Hawks?
NBA DFS Breakdown: Do We Target Jazz at Hawks?
FanDuel NBA:  Thursday Value Plays
FanDuel NBA: Thursday Value Plays
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks
DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet
DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet