Sorare NBA GW 46 Primer | Bang For Your Bucks
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Welcome to the Sorare NBA Game Week 46 Primer!
The next round of action kicks off today, and we're here to break down all the relevant information for the upcoming slate. Lineups lock at 6:50 p.m. EST — with the upcoming contests running Friday-Sunday.
Let’s get into all the action for this weekend of hoops:
Game Week Rewind ⏮
It was a roller coaster of emotions in Milwaukee this Game Week.
Yesterday saw the Bucks absolutely get stomped by the rival Boston Celtics 140-99 in a potential playoff preview.
But Wednesday saw one of the wilder box scores of the season, with the Bucks ousting the Pacers 149-136 (in regulation, mind you) — and the duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday put on an absolute show:
Giannis’ 71 Sorare Points led the Sorare slate, with Holiday’s 70 coming in right behind him. Not to be outdone was Stephen Curry, with a 39-point, 8-rebound, 8-assist, and 8-3PT line tying Holiday at 70 Sorare points.
Some other players that provided significant value relative to their cap:
Svi Mykhaiiliuk (53 Sorare Points, +44)
Russell Westbrook (64 Sorare Points, +36)
Nicholas Batum (47 Sorare Points, +34)
PJ Washington (62 Sorare Points, +34)
Shaedon Sharpe (52 Sorare Points, +33)
Multi-Game Monitor 🗓
In Sorare NBA, having a player with several games during a competition can be a big advantage — with an extra chance at a ceiling performance.
Most teams have two games this weekend, so let’s highlight some of the potential teams that carry a bit more risk with just a single contest:
📉 1 Game: Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans
Injury & Roster Info 🏥
Here are some notable (not all-inclusive) injury/lineup situations to monitor and plan for ahead of this week's games.
A tough injury for Minnesota on Thursday, as Naz Reid suffered a broken wrist and is expected to miss significant time.
Knicks forward Julius Randle sprained his ankle earlier this week, and is expected to be out at least two weeks.
The information below is as of Friday, March 31, but can give broader insights for the rest of the Game Week.
Ruled Out ❌
Rodney McGruder, DET (foot), Alec Burks, DET (foot), Jusuf Nurkic, POR (knee), Jerami Grant, POR (quad), Anfernee Simons, POR (foot), Zach Collins, SAS (injury management), Jeremy Sochan, SAS (knee), Tyrese Haliburton, IND (ankle), Lauri Markkanen, UTA (hand), Terry Rozier, CHA (foot), Isaac Okoro, CLE (knee), Kyle Kuzma, WAS (ankle), Bradley Beal, WAS (knee)
Robert Williams, BOS (injury management), Will Barton, TOR (ankle), Jamal Murray, DEN (injury management), Gordon Hayward, CHA (thumb), Jarrett Allen, CLE (groin),
Game-Time Decision ❗️
Lauri Markkanen, UTA (hand)
Payton Pritchard, BOS (heel), Jayson Tatum, BOS (hip), Al Horford, BOS (back), Jaylen Brown, BOS (back), Lindy Waters III, OKC (foot), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC (ankle), Kyle Lowry, MIA (knee), Bam Adebayo, MIA (hip), Tobias Harris, PHI (illness), Devin Vassell, SAS (injury management), Kenyon Martin Jr., HOU (hip), LeBron James, LAL (foot), Kawhi Leonard, LAC (personal), Myles Turner, IND (ankle), Kelly Olynyk, UTA (illness), Kelly Oubre, CHA (shoulder), De’Andre Hunter, ATL (knee), Daniel Gafford, WAS (foot), Javonte Green, CHI (knee), Andre Drummond, CHI (personal), Alex Caruso, CHI (foot)
As injury information is breaking at all hours prior to lineups locking, an excellent resource for up-to-date news is the Underdog NBA Twitter account.
Speaking of injuries — Steven Adams remains out for the Grizzlies, but his style is certainly IN. The boisterous center wore the team’s giveaway for the fans as his courtside fit — which featured his face on a Hawaiian shirt. Magical:
Value Plays 🤑
Last Game Week's Value Pick Performances:
Player | L10 | GW 45 Performance
Shaedon Sharpe, 19 L10, 52 Sorare Points (+33) 🔥🔥🔥
Drew Eubanks, 16 L10, 28 Sorare Points (+12) 🔥
Keon Johnson, 6 L10, 28 Sorare Points (+22) 🔥🔥
Svi Mykhailiuk, 9 L10, 53 Sorare Points (+44) 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Bryce McGowens, 6 L10, 21 Sorare Points (+15) 🔥
TJ Warren, 7 L10, 18 Sorare Points (+11) 🔥
Jevon Carter, 17 L10, 32 Sorare Points (+15) 🔥
Game Week 46 Value Picks:
*Note — these selections are based purely on L10 value in lineups — and do not consider the auction or market prices of the players listed.
Shaedon Sharpe | 22 L10, Drew Eubanks | 16 L10 and Kevin Knox II | 9 L10 — You can pretty much copy and paste the info for both Shaedon Sharpe and Drew Eubanks from last week. With the Blazers shutting down their entire core, this team is going to provide a ton of value for the rest of the regular season.
One of last week’s value picks, Keon Johnson, fractured his finger on Wednesday — meaning this already thin rotation loses another body. This should expand minutes for Kevin Knox, who has now gone over 20 Sorare Points in each of his last three games.
Also Consider: Trendon Watford (questionable, 25 L10), Jabari Walker (7 L10)
Svi Mykhailiuk | 13 L10 and Theo Maledon | 14 L10 — Svi Mykhailiuk is not a name I forecasted being a great play earlier in the season, but the career reserve has taken advantage of a decimated/tanking Charlotte backcourt to produce some significant value over the past few weeks. Mykhailiuk was the TOP overall value play in GW 45, coming in a massive +44 above his cap — and with no lineup changes seemingly on the horizon for the Hornets, I don’t see why anything changes.
One addition to the guard rotation this past week was Theo Maledon, who has strung together two nice performances (including a 41 Sorare Point line on Tuesday) since seeing his playing time increase. With Terry Rozier already ruled out and Gordon Hayward doubtful, there should be more than enough minutes to go around for the remaining guards left in the rotation to find some nice value.
Also Consider: Bryce McGowens (7 L10), Mark Williams (26 L10)
Obi Toppin | 9 L10 and Isaiah Hartenstein | 16 L10 — As mentioned earlier, Julius Randle is going to miss at least two weeks after spraining his ankle earlier this week. This opens up the frontcourt in New York a bit, with the biggest beneficiary likely being Obi Toppin. The reserve has not seen the floor much this season, but went for 60+ Sorare Points last April — and has displayed the ability to rack up stats before. At a 9 L10, he should get enough minutes to easily surpass his cap, with a higher ceiling than your typical reserve.
Isaiah Hartenstein should also see additional run, and has put together three straight 20+ performances as his minutes continue to creep up.
Also Consider: N/A
Bennedict Mathurin | 14 L10 — His cap has gone down to a beautiful value level — while his role continues to increase with Tyrese Haliburton out.
Celtics not resting — Boston currently has Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Al Horford, and Payton Pritchard all questionable, with Robert Williams doubtful for Friday. If the Celtics decide to mail it in against a shorthanded Jazz roster, it could open up significant value for whichever players are active.
Live Before Lock 🔒
Got last-minute lineup questions? I'll be on Mike Zakarian / Team Hold's Live Before Lock stream every Monday and Friday at 5:30 PM EST (Thursday instead of Friday this week due to the ASB), breaking down all the news, lineup questions and value plays right before the Game Week locks. Join us for some fun (and giveaways) tonight!
Thanks for reading! — Ghost
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