Ten games on the NBA slate tonight. Only two of the ten games have double digit spreads, and three of the ten games have totals over 210 points. Expect another night of close, competitive and high scoring games. In the world of fantasy basketball, nothing can be better than seeing close point spreads and high totals. So when I see only two spreads over ten points and high totals overall, I know my key players will be playing quality minutes and contributing to lots of scoring chances. The fantasy preacher been on quite the roll lately, sweeping the DFS board the last two nights and cashing in ten straight games. The key to my success the last two nights was finding many value players in the $3,200 – $8,500 range and staying away from the higher priced players. Yes I know top players are usually good for 40-50 fantasy points a night, however, when you spend $10,000 – $11,000 on one or two top players you leave the rest of your team seriously handicapped, especially if one of these players has a off night or involved in a blowout where they only play 25 minutes or so. Perfect example last night, I used Bazemore $3,800 had 38 fantasy points, Lillard $8,300 had 58 fantasy points, & DeRozan $7,700 had 49 fantasy points. I just spent under $20,000 of my $50,000 salary allowed produced 145 fantasy points already and had over $30,000 left to spend on my five remaining players. This put me in position for a winning night.
Wednesday night will be the start of filling your pockets full of vitamin C (AKA cash). With my concept of fading the higher priced big name players and sticking with the players in the $3,000 – $8,500 range, I expect Wednesday night to fill your pockets with so much Vitamin C that you just might call in sick at work for the rest of the week and take a mini vacation. All prices listed are according to a DraftKings $50,000 salary daily league.
Players To Start:
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Damian Lillard – $8,200 – Since LaMarcus Aldridge went down, Damian has been one of the top PGs in the game. Last night was another day at the office, producing 58 fantasy points. Furthermore, over the last seven games he is averaging 26.5 PPG, 6.5 APG, 3 RPG, and 1 SPG. Playing the Nets tonight should be another 40-50 fantasy point night for Lillard. Damian is no devil and is a must start.
Thaddeus Young – $7,600 – Thaddeus is one of the hottest players in fantasy right now. In his first two games since Philadelphia did the big dump, he is averaging 60 fantasy points a game at a price under $8,000. Over his last two games he is averaging 29 PPG, 9RPG, 6.5 APG, and 6.5 SPG. Just his steals alone will give you 13 fantasy points. He is on an insane tear and plays in games that are blowouts as well. He is the one player that must be in all lineups. If you want to feel Young at heart and a kid with all his toys again, get Young in your lineup so he can get you the additional vitamin C you will need for all those toys.
DeAndre Jordon- $7,400 – DeAndre been a man on a mission. Producing almost as many fantasy points per game as Blake and costing you $2,600 less. Great value for the rebounding machine. Over last seven games, DeAndre is averaging 12 PPG, 14 RPG, 1 APG, 1.5 SPG, and 3 BPG. If you do the math, he is averaging around 41 fantasy points a game over his last seven games. The way Andre is playing now, he might just want to change his first name to Michael!
Players To Sit:
Andre Iguodala – $6,000 – Andre has been cold most of the season. He just doesnt seem comfortable playing for Golden State. His price keeps dropping however there is no value in using him. Over last seven games, he is averaging 10 PPG, 6 RPG, 4 APG, and 1.5 SPG while playing tons of minutes. These numbers would be okay if his price was around $4,000 and not $6,000. This is the bad Andre not like the good Andre aka Michael Jordan.
Kendall Marshall – $6,600 – Kendall has been cold as ice since Kent Bazemore came on the scene. His price is way too high. Over last two games since Bazemore arrived, he has put up 3.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 7.5 APG, 2 SPG, and 3.5 turnovers. Last night he totally disappeared; playing only 18 minutes scoring 0 points, and 4 turnovers. You can let Kendall collect splinters in is butt sitting on the bench.
Tyreke Evans – $5,500 – Tyreke was very hot for awhile scoring and producing at will. Now he is cold as ice. Over the last six games, he is averaging 10 PPG, 4 RPG, 6 APG, and 2 turnovers. Again these numbers are okay if his price was around $4,000 and not $5,500. Tyreke has become nothing more then a high priced bench warmer. Leave him on the bench and spend your money elsewhere.
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