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|C Dirk Nowitzki (DAL@MIN)||$5,500||30.7||28.7||N/A||N/A|
The Noel pickup could cut into Nowitzki’s minutes at C and push him farther away from the basket which might be bad for his rebounds. But, coach Rick Carlisle is famously averse to trusting young players, so expect them to bring Noel along slowly. It seems the plan is to keep going super-small, and Nowitzki was just hitting a nice stride as the break hit. His 38-year-old legs will benefit more than most from the break, and Minnesota’s poor defense awaits.
|C Greg Monroe (MILvsUTA)||$5,500||28.3||30.2||N/A||N/A|
“Moose” Monroe was one of the hottest players going into the break, with three straight games of 38+ DK points. The loss of Jabari Parker means more shots for Monroe, and an increased need for his scoring. Plus, the alternative of playing Thon Maker against the brawny, brutal Jazz front line is just scary to think about. Expect a heavy load for Monroe, and low ownership in GPPs due to the low-scoring Utah matchup.
|PG Isaiah Thomas (BOS@TOR)||$9,000||35.7||44.9||N/A||N/A|
Two Eastern Conference contenders have a huge game here that should be one of the higher-scoring on the slate with a nice total of 215.5. Thomas hit a bit of a rut before the break with eight straight games of missing value at under 50 DK points, but he’s still taking piles of shots. His price dropped from over $10,000 to just $9,000, and it’s time to buy low here. Thomas will be chucking as usual and the break may have helped him as he’s been carrying a workload he’s never seen in his career.
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