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Daily Buckets - Tuesday

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

7:00 p.m. - Boston Celtics at Indiana Pacers
7:30 p.m. - Sacramento Kings at Detroit Pistons
8:00 p.m. - San Antonio Spurs at Chicago Bulls
8:00 p.m. - Milwaukee Bucks at Minnesota Timberwolves
8:00 p.m. - Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder
8:00 p.m. - Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies
10:30 p.m. - Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors

BIG-TICKET ITEM (Salaries $8,000 and Above)

Russell Westbrook, PG, Oklahoma City (vs HOU): Westbrook has been putting up elite-type Fantasy numbers over the past six games, posting at least 20 points in five of his past six games. He also has averaged 8.7 RPG and 10.3 APG with 3.3 SPG over the past three outings, posting big numbers in multiple scoring categories. His daily Fantasy salary should probably be about 15-20 percent higher on certain daily Fantasy providers sites.

MID-LEVEL VALUES (Salaries between $5,100 and $7,999)

If you spend big up top, you’re going to need some fillers to bring down your average per player salary. Check out these steals from the bargain bin:

Mike Conley, PG, Memphis (vs POR): Conley has been dynamic in four of his past five games, with one stinker. That poor performance actually keeps down his daily Fantasy point average, and therefore his daily salary. Over his past two games, he is averaging 16.0 PPG, 5.5 APG, 4.0 RPG and 2.0 SPG, and that's what you can expect against a poor Portland scoring defense which gives up 102.8 points per game.

Marc Gasol, C, Memphis (vs POR): Gasol started out a bit slow in his return from a knee injury last month, but he has been producing consistent and near-elite results since the calendar turned to the month of March. In five games in March, Gasol is averaging 18.4 PPG with 8.2 RPG, 3.8 APG, 2.0 BPG with 1.0 SPG. He has been performing like the top centers in the league during the span, but his daily Fantasy salary has yet to rise to that level just yet.

Ersan Ilyasova, PF, Milwaukee (at MIN): Ilyasova has been fantastic in two games since his return from suspension, averaging 14.5 PPG with 9.5 RPG. At his recent rate of production, he is a must-start in all daily Fantasy leagues until he shows signs of slowing down.

Klay Thompson, SG, Golden State (vs DAL): Thompson's daily Fantasy salary on certain sites is an average of his production over the past handful of games. He was limited to just six minutes of action, and very little production, Friday against Atlanta. While that hurt daily Fantasy owners that night, he still was able to play. When that game is factored in by computer's, without any reasoning or special circumstances entered in, his salary level is kept down. That means he is a great bargain. In the other three games from March 4-9, he is averaging 21.7 PPG with 3.7 RPG, 2.7 APG and 1.0 SPG.

THE BARGAIN BIN (Salaries less than $5,000)

Khris Middleton, SF, Milwaukee (at MIN): Middleton has tremendously underrated lately. Over the past three games, he is averaging 20.3 PPG with 4.7 RPG, 4.3 APG and 1.0 SPG. He is getting starter's minutes, and his daily Fantasy salary resembles that of a player stuck deep on the bench. Take advantage.

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