Sked’s 1/31 GPP Lineup
Today, I’ve decided to give daily fantasy players a preview to one of my lineups. I usually make a few different lineups in terms of GPP and 50/50 tourneys, but this is one I feel like sharing since I can break down some different reasoning on why I’m choosing each guy.
PG – Kendall Marshall $6,400 – Everyone obviously knows about Marshall by now, but I still think he’s undervalued. He’s playing around 40 minutes per game, dishing out double-digit assists and taking double-digit shots. This has translated to an average of 35.5 FPTS in his last 10 games with legitimate big-game potential. Marshall also has a decent correlation to opponents in FPTS allowed. The Bobcats are average at PG, but there is also a decent drop off between Kemba Walker (out tonight) and Ramon Sessions.
SG – Randy Foye $4,700 (or Evan Fournier $3,300) – See here.
SF – Rudy Gay $7,300 – I know Rudy Gay was hurt for a little bit, but his percentage of plays has been surprisingly low (at least in the tournaments I’ve been in). Gay is good to go and DeMarcus Cousins is doubtful for tonight. The Mavericks are an average defensive team, but they are thin at SF without Shawn Marion tonight. Gay should have one of his 40-plus FPTS outings tonight. Since he hasn’t had a big game since Jan. 21, hopefully his percentage of plays continues to be low.
PF – Josh McRoberts $4,300 – The Lakers still have no consistency at power forward. Ryan Kelly has been starting, but has seen fewer minutes the past few games to Jordan Hill. Either way, the Lakers have one of the worst frontcourt defenses in the league and are quite frankly, very lazy on the boards. Most people will load up on Al Jefferson, but given his shoulder concern and that McRoberts has had several 30-plus FPTS games against weaker defenses, he provides great value.
C – Gustavo Ayon $3,100 – Since taking over at center, Ayon has posted 30.75, 18.5 and 25.5 FPTS. He doesn’t take a lot of shots, but he shoots at a high rate, the 76ers run the most possessions per game and have one of the worst defenses in the league. Add that to his usual rebounding and defensive stats, he’s easily a great value play at near minimum salary.
G – Michael Carter-Williams $8,300 – There’s a condition with this pick – DeMar DeRozan plays. If he doesn’t, go with Kyle Lowry here since he’s $8,300 also. You know how awesome he’s been as of late and he’ll be on a mission since he was absurdly left off the All-Star team. But if DeRozan plays, go MCW here. Jeff Teague is a game-time decision, but he isn’t much of a defensive presence and the Hawks are average defensively all around. You can bet MCW will test his ankle with his speed and crossovers. MCW is a rookie and may have some inconsistency, but in terms of variety of the way he can put up FPTS, he’s one of the best.
F – Nikola Vucevic $7,100 – In just one game back where he was limited to 20 minutes, Vucevic still put up a double-double for 34 FPTS. That was also against a legit frontcourt defense in the Raptors. Tonight, he reportedly won’t have a limit on his minutes (although it may not be his usual workload) and he’s going against the banged up and poor Bucks frontcourt. Vucevic is also a much more potent offensive threat and gets more shot attempts when next to Glen Davis as opposed to Tobias Harris.
UTIL – Pau Gasol $8,600 – His usage percentage is through the roof. He’s averaging over 45 FPTS in his last nine games while having big-game potential. The Bobcats give up the fifth-most FPTS to centers. Al Jefferson is battling a shoulder issue and Gasol should go into attack mode.
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