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Josh Engleman

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The following picks come from Awesemo.com’s Director of Content, Josh Engleman. Josh posts his projections daily for subscribers and is the co-host of the NBA Strategy show Monday through Friday morning.

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J.J. Barea

With Wesley Matthews on the sidelines, J.J. Barea should see a couple extra minutes. Those minutes are incredibly valuable for a guy like Barea. Barea scores 0.5 fantasy points per possession, which is a rate higher than most point guards on the slate. If he plays 24 minutes as I expect, he’ll be looking at a projection of 27 fantasy points. This doesn’t take into account a matchup with one of the worst defenses in the league. There’s also the potential for additional minutes. It doesn’t matter which site you play him on, Barea looks great either way.

Harrison Barnes

Barea isn’t the only Maverick I’m targeting. Barnes is simply too cheap on both sites. He was limited to just 17 minutes on Saturday, but that was strictly due to foul trouble. Matthews being out is simply one less mouth to feed in Dallas. The upside for playing Barnes at this price can be seen in his game log for Dallas’s game against the Wizards last week where Barnes scored 45 fantasy points. In my model, Barnes has the third best per $1000 projection on the entire slate. He’s a no-brainer cash option.

Josh is Contributor for Awesemo.com where he hosts video and writes content regularly across the primary sports of MLB, NBA, and NFL as well as contributing to the development of models and projections for soccer. He originally started producing projections & articles for Reddit's r/DFSports in 2014 where he built a loyal following that brought him to where he is today. Josh is most known for his elaborate Excel spreadsheets, which he shares in all of his video content. You can find him on Twitter or hanging out in Awesemo's Premium Slack. You can contact Josh by emailing [email protected].

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