DFS NBA 4/8: FanDuel Plays
There are 6 games on the slate tonight and a lot of players I really like:
Jeff Teague $6,700 – There’s a lot to like about Teague tonight. His salary is slightly depressed, he has a great matchup in Detroit, and he’s at home. He hasn’t had any spectacular previous matchups but with the added benefit of Lou Williams absence he’ll surely get minutes tonight and is a very safe and solid play.
Ricky Rubio $7,100 – Rubio will probably be underused tonight with Patty Mills, Reggie Jackson, and Ray Mccallum all as strong plays tonight. But with the absence of every scorer on the Timberwolves (Martin, Pekovic, and Budinger) besides Kevin Love, Rubio will be handling the ball a lot and he has a chance to have a great game tonight. He hasn’t dipped below 30 fantasy points in any game this year that Kevin Martin has sat, which is absolutely astounding. He has a good matchup at home to boot, I like him a lot especially in GPPs.
Other Strong Plays: Mccallum $5,600, Reggie Jackson $6,100, Patty Mills $4,100
James Harden $10,100 – It’s hard to not like Harden tonight against the Lakers. Howard is still out and they actually aren’t massive favorites on the road. If he plays 4 quarters he’ll likely be the top play tonight.
Rodney Stuckey $4,400 – If Will Bynum is out again Stuckey is a great play. He’s their backup PG and in previous games against Atlanta he had a USG% of 26% and 31%, which is on par with star players like Lebron and Harden. I’ll take that from a $4,400 salary player in a good matchup.
Kyle Korver $5,000 – He’s going up against one of the worst defenses in the league and he’s only $5,000, while I don’t expect Korver to go off tonight he’s almost a sure thing for 25-30 fantasy points.
Jodie Meeks $5,700 – He’ll be completely under the radar tonight but with Bazemore out and Nick Young banged up it’s hard to believe Meeks will get less than 35 minutes tonight. Houston is not good against SGs, I think he’s a great GPP play tonight.
Wes Johnson $4,400 – With Bazemore out Johnson will assume the starting role and could even play some PF tonight. He’s just way too cheap against a turnover happy Houston offense to pass up.
Kawhi Leonard $6,700 – Leonard has been playing great lately and with Parker out I assume he’ll take a greater offensive role tonight. Minnesota is decimated and if they get sloppy he could really fill up the stat sheet tonight. I like him as a GPP play tonight over Chandler Parsons who will probably be used more.
Chandler Parsons $7,000 – Obviously a great play against the Lakers and seems to fair better when Howard is out. I can’t imagine him having a poor game tonight.
Jordan Hill $6,000 – I’d just like to note that due to the weakness of the PF position tonight, Jordan Hill could be +70% owned. He’s obviously a strong play tonight but my philosophy on big field GPPs is if a played is going to be 75%+ owned it’s a smart fade by default, since a bad game or an injury gives you a massive edge on the field. Hill is probably the most risky 75%+ play this entire season so now seems to be a good time to fade him in the Slam tonight.
Tim Duncan $7,700 – Minnesota isn’t good against big men and with Kevin Love at PF I assume Duncan will get big minutes at center against Gorgui Dieng who is not a good man defender. With Parker out, his role should be bigger tonight and I expect big numbers from Duncan.
Terrence Jones $5900 – The perfect fade to Hill, Jones has been inconsistent lately but he has 50 point upside against an absolutely atrocious defense. I like him a lot in GPPs.
Omer Asik $5,800 – This is another player who will get massive ownership tonight in the slam, and may be worth fading in big field GPPs for that exact reason. However, in 50/50s he’s a very safe play and will surely outperform his salary against a decimated, terrible Lakers.
Pero Antic $4,500 – They’ll need his size tonight against Detroit so he should get more minutes than normal. He has 30+ point upside and a good matchup.
Andre Drummond $7,900 – He’s been a beast lately and against a small Atlanta team he has the potential for a big game. I don’t think he’ll do better than Asik or Antic $/pt but he’s definitely someone to consider in the Slam.View all posts by Max J Steinberg