Rajon Rondo's injury makes Monta Ellis a strong buy

Rajon Rondo's injury makes Monta Ellis a strong buy

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Rajon Rondo's injury makes Monta Ellis a strong buy

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(Matthew Emmons, USA TODAY Sports)
(Matthew Emmons, USA TODAY Sports)

With a few series put to rest, there are two Game 5 matchups on the docket Tuesday.

Today's pool includes must-starts Houston Rockets two-guard James Harden, Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul and San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard.

Fantasy owners will be able to use all of them, because injuries have opened up serious profit potential on several low-priced buys.

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F Blake Griffin,Clippers vs. Spurs
$7,900 salary | 15.8% of cap

Griffin has the biggest upside with three games of 55 or more on FantasyScore this series.

C DeAndre Jordan, Clippers vs. Spurs
$7,000 salary | 14.0% of cap

Outside of a 21.5-fantasy point dud, Jordan has posted lines of 34.5, 44.3 and 35 fantasy points in each game.

G Monta Ellis, Mavericks at Rockets
$5,700 salary | 11.4% of cap

The loss of point guard Rajon Rondo fueled Ellis' surge of 44.4 fantasy points the last three games.

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F Al-Farouq Aminu, Mavericks at Rockets
$3,000 salary | 6.0% of cap

Aminu has thrived in Chandler Parsons' absence, with a cool 30.1 fantasy points per game over the last three.

G Jose Barea, Mavericks at Rockets
$2,900 salary | 5.8% of cap

Barea is a must-start at this low price after posting 36.6 points per game in the last two games.

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G Tony Parker, Spurs at Clippers
$5,700 salary | 11.4% of cap

He's averaging just 8.8 points and 2.5 assists this series, and that just won't cut it at this price.

F Trevor Ariza, Rockets vs. Mavericks
$5,000 salary | 10.0% of cap

Ariza has been nearly invisible at an average of 15.9 fantasy points per game over the last three tilts.

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