Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook – 2/9

John Wall

It’s crazy to believe that the All-Star Game is this weekend, which means that we are more than halfway through the season. Time flies by when you’re having fun. Let’s take this NBA season to the next level and win some more cash in daily fantasy basketball. As always, my prices are according to DraftKings.


Point Guard

John Wall ($8,900) – I figure most people will be all over Wall tonight, but that’s with a good reason. He’s the cheapest of the top tier point guards, and he faces an imaginary defense that is the Orlando Magic. The point guard position is loaded as always, but I’m going to fit in Wall anywhere that I can.

Devin Harris ($4,500) – He’s my punt/GPP play of the night. He’s going to get the minutes and has shown he can still produce when given the chance. It’s crazy to think that Harris is only 31, so he’s still got some left in the tank. Harris is coming off of back-to-back 15+ point games, so ad in a couple assists and a rebound or wo, and he will easily hit value.

Tyreke Evans ($7,900) – It’s hard to go against Evans tonight with Anthony Davis out for tonight’s game. Ever since Jrue Holiday went down, Evans has slid over to play the point guard position and has proven why he should play with the ball in his hands. The offense will sole go through Evans tonight, and I want a piece of that pie. If I’m not paying up for the top guys, I’m going with Evans for sure.

 

Shooting Guard

Victor Oladipo ($6,600) – Maybe it’s because I started to drink the Kool-Aid, but I have been going back to Oladipo more than I care to admit. He’s put up the numbers you want to see, and he has been getting the big minutes you love to see in DFS. I know some people are weary of a blowout, but I just don’t see that happening, so I’m not fading any Wizard or Magic. Oladipo comes at a fair price for someone who can drop 40 + fantasy points, while knowing you’re getting around that 28-30 point mark as his floor.

Kevin Martin ($5,800) – Since coming back from injury, Martin has hit the 22+ fantasy point mark in every game. In two of his last three games, he’s hit 40+ fantasy points. Martin seems to be getting his stroke back and has been given the green light to let it fly. The Timberwolves will need him to do just that tonight against the Hawks, so I’m starting him with confidence tonight.

Monta Ellis ($7,700) – There really isn’t a whole lot I like at the shooting guard position tonight. Ellis has been stepping up in the absence of Rajon Rondo. I like some of the cheaper guys more, but there is no denying that Ellis can drop 50+ fantasy points if he gets going.

 

Small Forward

Kevin Durant ($10,000) – He’s about as safe as you get tonight with a great matchup. Pay up for him.

Tobias Harris ($6,300) – He mad me look really smart last week when I recommended him. He’s at a great price tonight and has the potential to put up the same numbers. I like him the most of the mid-tier guys as well.

Matt Barnes ($3,900) – Again, not much here at the position I like tonight besides Durant. Barnes is my GPP play. Barnes has hit value in all but two of his last ten games. I like his upside that he brings in how he can do a little bit of everything in the stat sheet.

 

Power Forward

Derrick Favors ($7,200) – No Anthony Davis tonight means big things for Favors. I hate play frontcourt roulette with the Jazz, but Favors has the most upside and should have his way with Ryan Anderson down low in the paint.

Draymond Green ($7,500) – As long as he is under $8,000, he’s always in play for me. Hard to argue against everything that he can do and help you in the stat sheet.

Kenneth Faried ($5,800) – For a guy who averages close 30 fantasy points this season, he is underpriced in my book. IF I’m looking to save some cash, I have no problem using Faried

 

Center

DeAndre Jordan ($7,500) – I’m not saying Jordan will eat up all of Blake Griffin’s numbers, but those rebounds and some of those points have to go somewhere. Jordan is capable of putting up 10/15 on any night, and no Griffin means that his ceiling is even higher. Dallas doesn’t have the big men to bang with Jordan down low, so he’s my guy tonight.

Brook Lopez ($6,200) – Lopez has been quietly putting up solid numbers lately. I don’t think he’s going to be too highly owned, and while his matchup isn’t ideal, it’s hard to fade him when most of the lower price guys don’t have the same upside as him.

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