I’m sure some people are looking at tonight’s games and think that it would be the best night to pass on daily fantasy. Only four games on the books, while the rest of the week has plenty more action. Personally, I love games like tonight where the pickens are slim. It means that your team must be solid all the way around, and requires more skill than big game nights.
Three of the four games tonight are over the 200 point over/under and the one that isn’t is hovering just below. I’m sure most people will be loading up on the Knicks tonight against the Lakers, but don’t sleep on the rest of the games. Let’s get right to it and jump in with my picks. My prices are according to DraftKings, so good luck and allons-y.
Kevin Durant ($11,600) vs the Mavs – What else can be said about Durant’s play that hasn’t been said before? Yea, his price his high, and it’s a lot to build a team around but he’s the best player in fantasy and in the league right now. Spend the money knowing he’s good for at least 50 fantasy points with a ceiling for 80.
Nikola Vucevic ($7,100) vs the Blazers – Vucevic has been quieter than normal with some duds over his last ten games. Thankfully, tonight he gets a Blazers team still without LeMarcus Aldridge. His can easily out-play his value, and at a cheaper price than most other guys. I think he bounces back tonight for another solid night to get himself going.
Jarrett Jack ($5,700) vs the Raptors – Jack had a monster performance against the Knicks. His 51 fantasy points were a nice surprise for guys starting him. I don’t see that happening again tonight. I still see Waiters as the guy to play for the Cavs. Don’t get me wrong, I watched JJ play for the Hornets and love what he brings to the court. Realistically though, you cant count on him to consistently have games like that. Tonight should be a tough night against a solid defensive team in the Raptors
Kendall Marshall ($4,800) vs the Knicks – Marshall has been frustrating to say the least in daily play. He has the capability to be a double-double machine, with nobody else to really challenge him for playing time, but still finds ways to come up short. Over his last five games, he hasn’t reached double digit assists at all, and only 10+ points once. His price is enticing, but I can’t justify putting him in my lineup until his production increases. Not to mention the way Mike D’Antoni coaches, there is no telling what his minutes will be since he changes rotations daily.