Each Monday, I will be taking a look at upcoming injury/suspension impacts, teams/situations to attack, and NBA players who I believe will either be under-owned or underpriced. On bigger slates, it’s easy to get lost in the vast number of options, sudden injury news, etc.
Having an idea ahead of time of whose price you should be immediately aware of can help you sort through the chaos. More importantly, anticipating which NBA players are in a position to take a step forward ensures you will get a player that doesn’t just outperform his salary but does so at suppressed ownership.
From this point forward, all stats will be filtered to include the previous 10 games (~three weeks) only, in order to catch trends that haven’t had enough time to drastically change season-long numbers.
Without further ado:
Nikola Jokic (usage bump) and Monte Morris (minutes) are the more obvious beneficiaries, but I believe it’s actually Will Barton who will benefit most. He should essentially play Jamal Murray’s role, as the playmaking/scoring sidekick. Barton is locked into 30+ minutes with Murray out.