The Value Vault is back for this lovely 8 game Monday slate. There’s a lot of close games spread wise tonight outside of Den being favored by -13.5 against the Lakers. There’s a couple injuries out there that could change the Value Vault a little before tip off, but I’m writing this as of 2 P.M. As of now Nicholas Batum is Questionable, if he’s out Jeremy Lamb makes for a great play. Rudy Gobert is also Questionable, if he plays expect this game against the Clippers to stay close. Last big injury to look into is Kawhi Leonard. Right now he’s questionable to play, but it’ll be interesting if he doesn’t against the Hawks.
Patty Mills $4,000– Mills is a lock again tonight with Tony Parker out against the Hawks. With LMA out and Kawhi Questionable I think Mills is in a good spot. Oh and I didn’t mention he will get Dennis Schroeder defense. At $4,000 Mills only needs 20 fps to hit value. Lock Mills in and he’ll give you the salary relief to pay up for the stars.
Evan Fournier $5,500- Since the beginning of the month (7 games ) Fournier has played in over 30 minutes 6 times. He get’s a lot of run, but if his shot isn’t falling he won’t hit value. Luckily for him tonight he plays against the Kings who struggle guarding anyone. This game should be high scoring and no defense. At $5,500 Fournier needs 27.5 fps to hit value.
Brandon Ingram $4,000- I feel like I write about Ingram every night the Lakers play and rightfully so. His last four games he’s logged 39, 35, 41 and 38 minutes. In each of those games he’s scored over 22.1 fps. For only $4,000 he’s coming to us at a huge bargain for multiple reasons. First he’s so cheap that if he doesn’t hit value it most likely won’t kill your line. Second he’s been playing a ton of minutes lately because Magic Johnson wants to see the young guy’s play. Lastly he does a lot on the court. He can score, get assists and rebound the ball. Tonight he has a great match-up with the nuggets. This game will be very fast paced with a lot of scoring so look out. Lock in Ingram, even if the game gets out of hand I still expect him to hit value.
Trey Lyles $3,500- Derrick Favors will be out for over a week with a knee issue and Lyles looks to be in line for most of those minutes. This play is interesting because if Lyles does start he will get Blake Griffin. Also if Gobert is out the Clippers may run away with this one. Lyles is a pretty good shooter and starting to rebound the ball better. Last game he played 26 minutes and recorded 19.5 fps. At $3,500 Lyles makes for a nice value play and only needs 17.5 fps to hit value.
Ivica Zubac $3,700- Zubac is another player benefitting from the Magic Johnson takeover. He’s just taken over the starting spot for Tarik Black and he’s been getting the job done. My only concern is that he gets limited minutes. He played 19 last night and 17 the night before, but in both of those games he was over 23 fps. If Zubac can get over 18 fps tonight he will allow you to pay up at other positions that will help tremendously. Lock him in because I think he will.