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Fantasy Basketball Week 18: Low Budget Players With 4 Games

For those looking to make a playoff push here are some cheap options with 4 games this week.

Isaiah Canaan fell into the starting job for the 76ers and can knock down 3's if that's a stat you need. In his debut Sunday he logged 29 minutes with 14 points. Look for his minutes and numbers to rise this week as he's still getting his feet wet in Brett Brown's system.

Tyler Zeller and  Brandon Bass are coming of back to back 30 plus minute outings, with Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk banged up. Bass and Zeller get a nice matchup with the Hornets and Bobcats the week.  Look for a couple cheap Double Doubles from both.

Jarrett Jack has been declared out for Monday's tilt so Deron Williams will move back into a starting role tonight and has a favorable match up in Denver - who can't defend Point Guards.  Williams is coming off his first 15 assist game since the 2011-12 season! Alan Anderson should get a lot of run tonight also.  He logged 33 minutes when Jack was out Friday and would be an excellent play in daily leagues tonight vs a Nuggets defense that can be carved up.

Toronto's James Johnson is coming off a 35 minute, 27 point effort Saturday and with Lou Williams injured, he may have similar outings this week. Johnson has so much talent being wasted in Toronto, I hope Saturday's game gets him more minutes.

Kyle Singler, D.J. Augustin, and Dion Waiters are guys to keep an eye on this week with Kevin Durant sidelined. Westbrook can't score all the points, so monitor these three closely Tuesday night against Indiana.

Cleveland's Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith's minutes are climbing and turned in a few nice games last week. Smith obviously is the better play but Shumpert will be a bargain in daily leagues.

The Biggest Bang for your buck this week will be Alexis Ajinca who will get all the minutes he can handle with Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson sidelined. He should put up great stat lines especially against Denver and Brooklyn this week. Dante Cunningham will also benefit from the Pelicans injured front court.

Danilo Gallinari is back in a starting role and will play 4 in front of a home crowd this week.  Arron Afflalo is gone, so Galo should see more shots. He has a great matchup with the Nets tonight.

If you want a cheap PG play this week it's Jerryd Bayless. Michael Carter-Williams is listed day to day but most likely looking at a few games. Bayless nearly Triple Doubled Friday night and would make a very nice plug in play this week.