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Daily Fantasy Basketball Sleepers For Thursday, February 6th

| February 6, 2020 7:24 am PDT
NBA DFS Sleeper Thursday February 6th 2020

Things calm down a bit in the NBA on Thursday night, as just five games hit the hardwood. Of course, the league is only calm in terms of game volume, as NBA trade rumors are running wild.

There is talk of major names being moved, while many are speculating what will happen. Will the Celtics trade for a big man, or could the Bucks add a new piece?

Only time will tell.

Definitely keep an eye on all of the moving pieces, as it’s still possible a deal impacts how we go about our NBA DFS business. Also, keep tabs on the latest odds at the best NBA sportsbooks and join me as I go over the top NBA DFS sleepers for Thursday, 2/6:

Coby White, Bulls – PG ($3.8k)

Kris Dunn is set to miss some time due to a knee injury, while Chicago is one of the most banged up teams in the league right now. That could hand White some more run than usual.

White isn’t the easiest guy to trust, but he’s an explosive scorer and could save you a lot of salary. It can’t hurt that he’s facing a terrible defensive team in the New Orleans Pelicans.

Alternative Point Guard Sleepers For 2/6
  • Donte DiVincenzo, Bucks – PG ($4.4k)
  • Shake Milton, 76ers – PG ($4.7k)
  • Dejounte Murray, Spurs – PG ($5.1k)

Ben McLemore, Rockets – SG ($4.5k)

It’s very early in our lineup building process, but I have mild interest in McLemore due to his price. I’d be hitting the lock button if Russell Westbrook (questionable) winds up being ruled out for the second game in a row.

McLemore dropped 26.5 fantasy points in 37 minutes last game. Should Russ sit, he’d be among the top NBA DFS value picks of this slate.

Alternative Shooting Guard Sleepers For 2/6
  • Bryn Forbes, Spurs – SG ($4k)
  • Terrence Ross, Magic – SG ($5k)
  • Eric Gordon, Rockets – SG ($5.3k)

Trevor Ariza, Blazers – SF ($4.3k)

I am tempted to slide Shaquille Harrison in this spot, but we need confirmation that Chicago will be down a ton of bodies – more than usual. For now, I really like Ariza’s price.

The veteran swingman doesn’t offer an amazing ceiling, but he’s going to log 30+ minutes in close games. He can get hot from outside and rack up defensive stats. I don’t mind using him in a plus matchup at home against the Spurs (healthy 230.5 Total at BetOnline)

Alternative Small Forward Sleepers For 2/6
  • Shaquille Harrison, Bulls – SF ($3.2k)
  • Kyle Kuzma, Lakers – SF ($5k)
  • Evan Fournier, Magic – SF ($5.6k)

Thaddeus Young, Bulls – PF ($5.5k)

Start all of the Bulls, am I right? Well, kinda. Chicago is beaten to a pulp when it comes to injuries right now, so anyone who is locked into big minutes is on the table.

Young fits the criteria and is still a good price. His matchup with the Pels also looks good on paper, especially since he dropped 35 fantasy points in this same matchup earlier this year.

Alternative Power Forward Sleepers For 2/6
  • Luke Kornet, Bulls – PF ($3.9k)
  • Bobby Portis, Knicks – PF ($3.9k)
  • Carmelo Anthony, Blazers – PF ($5.7k)

Brook Lopez, Bucks – C ($5.2k)

I don’t love the idea of pitting Brook Lopez up against Joel Embiid, but Splash Mountain is logging good minutes right now. He will at least be needed to try to combat Embiid down low, while his uspide from outside is obvious.

Another 9-block outing like he had a couple of games ago can’t be expected, but Lopez can still score well and should see 30+ minutes in this matchup out of necessity.

Alternative Center Sleepers For 2/6
  • Isaiah Hartenstein, Rockets – C ($3.5k)
  • Tyson Chandler, Rockets – C ($3.5k)
  • Derrick Favors, Pelicans – C ($5k)

Summary

This is a weird slate and it’s much like Tuesday’s in that it’s small, yet riddled with superstars. It’s a great slate to bow out of and just focus on NBA betting, but if you play, consider the value plays above.

I’d say things are also pretty fluid, as we don’t know what other big NBA trades could be coming. We also can’t be sure how the Rockets and other teams adjust to some of these moves.

This at least gets the ball rolling. Whatever you do, I wish you luck. Enjoy the games!

Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

When it comes to the NFL, Noah's favorite team is the Cleveland Browns. He enjoys cheering them on with his wife and daughter.

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