Matchups for Tuesday, April 15
All times are ET.
Key: Opp. PPG = Points per game allowed to opponents. Opp. FGP = Field goal percentage allowed to opponents. RPG Diff. = The difference between team's rebounds per game and its opponents' rebounds per game.
Start 'em, sit 'em
Randy Foye is averaging 17.4 points and 4.9 assists in April, including more than two 3-pointers per game. The Pistons have nothing to play for, and Foye had 18 points, five rebounds and four assists earlier this month versus Detroit.
Al Thornton is averaging 23.5 points in his past two games, and more importantly has seen 40-plus minutes in those two games. Expect a big game against New Orleans, especially as Corey Maggette (5-for-14 from the field on Saturday) has only recently returned from a hamstring injury and the Clips need offense.
Both Francisco Garcia and John Salmons are decent options, and if Kevin Martin can't suit up Tuesday, both are candidates to go off; Salmons is averaging more than 19 points in his past three games, and Garcia is averaging two steals in April.
Mike Conley is averaging 19.7 points (with eight combined 3-pointers) in his past three games. Hakim Warrick is also worthy of a mention; he's averaging 38 minutes in his past five games, with decent, if unspectacular, stats during that time. Channing Frye has come from nowhere to average more than 17 points and 11 boards in his past three games since Joel Przybilla went down. He's erased the value of Travis Outlaw, too, but has put up must-start numbers, so make sure he's in your lineup. With Brad Miller officially shutting it down for the season, Spencer Hawes' playing time is now decided by how long he can stay on the court. Hawes has accumulated five or more fouls three times in six games this month, but if you're desperate for warm bodies, Hawes can provide rebounds and a block or two.
Adam Madison is a fantasy basketball analyst for ESPN.com.