Degen Nation, we are back on another Tuesday. Apologies for the scarcity of my presence here lately, as I have had just a ton going on lately, trying to buy a house, trying to sell a house, my kids have been sick for a month it seems, had to get tubes put in my daughters ears yesterday, work has piled up over the course of the last month, so you get the gist. ANYWAYS, I do plan on continuing to put out content when I can and I will do my best, good people! Now, I know the title of this article is the Quick Bricks Core 4, but today I am going to roll out a few guys who I think will fly quite a bit under-the-radar for tonight’s star-studded slate. I will let you guys choose what studs (cough…Harden…cough) you would like to roster, and I am going to provide a few guys to help fill out those rosters…
Eric Gordon ($4,900)– Yes, I mentioned I do like Harden quite a bit tonight, but I also like Gordon here as well. OKC has been bad against the SG spot since the injury to Roberson earlier this season, and it has shown quite bigly as they have allowed the MOST FPs on average to the SG spot over their last 10 games, as well as the 3rd most FPs on average over their last 5. Gordon has a really nice price-tag tonight, and believe he could easily come with some decent ownership. Since returning from an illness that kept him down for over a week it seemed, Gordon has returned and bounced back nicely as he has seen 28 and 27 minutes in his last 2 contests, while also accumulating FP totals of 29 and 37.3 in those two as well. Not only has he shown his shot is back to fire emoljis, so has his usage rate over those last 2 games at a 30.8% clip! Also, in those two he averaged 25.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, and 0.5 apg.
Paul Millsap ($5,800)– I will definitely take the cheaper price on Millsap tonight as he continues to get back into the flow of things. He gets a great match up here with Dallas tonight, who we all know struggles quite a bit against bigs as they have allowed the 10th most FPs on average to the PF spot over their last 10 and 11th most over their last 5 contests, so Millsap at his price is lovely tonight. Paul has seen a modest 20.9% usage rate in his 3 games since returning, while also playing decent minutes at 26 and 27 over his last two, while also putting up 28.5 and 34.8 FPs in those last two as well. This should be an interesting game, and you know Jokic is going to be included in this article as my only high priced gem, and I do say gem, good people.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ($5,700)– Another nice, SHOULD be low-owned option, under $6k for tonight’s slate is Mr. Hollis-Jefferson. RHJ has really came back strong since returning from injury and gets a nice match-up tonight with Golden State. The Warriors have allowed the 9th most FPs on average to the PF spot over their last 10 games, and it is worth noting that RHJ has seen quite the success against the Warriors so far this season. He has notched out 16 points, 12 rebounds, 5 dimes, and 1 steal, with a very nice 25.4 usage rate in the lone game between the two this season. RHJ has seen a pretty admirable 23.2 usage rate over his last 4 games since returning, and this was also good for the 2nd highest rate on the team in that span.
Nikola Jokic ($9,600)- The only high priced player I put in this article, and its for very good reason as Jokic has just ravaged the Mavs this season. In 2 games this seaons versus the Mavs, Jokic saw a 29.0% usage rate, in route to a pretty monstorous 20.0 ppg, 17.0 rpg, 9.0 spg, 1.0 spg, and 1.5 bpg. So, as you can see by his averages, he has had their number this season so far. Also, supporting a team high 23.0 usage rate over the teams last 5 games, and it also definitely worth noting that the Mavs are allowing the 8th most FPs on average to the C spot over their last 10 games as well. So, don’t be afraid to roster some Joker for tonight, good people!
That will do it for me tonight! Obviously, there are tons of studs to choose from tonight, but I hoped with this article it might help you fine folks make some roster-filler decisions, as I found that these guys should be in line for pretty good games tonight given their situations, so there you have it! GOOD LUCK and win all the monies!