With another light night in NBA hoops tonight, it’s important to get the right guys in your lineup. I have some plays tonight that should be right on the money to do just that. I do have on sit in particular but, on a light night of action with only three games, I am hard pressed to veer away from too many guys. All my prices are according to DraftKings. Good luck, and allons-y with my picks:
Omer Asik ($4,000) vs the Nets – With Dwight sitting out tonight, Asik can finally get some playing time to show why the Rockets took him away from the Bulls. He is averaging close to 30 fantasy points a game, and was getting plenty of minutes even behind Dwight. Brooklyn isn’t all that great against big men either, so the matchup is there for him to have a great night and outplay his value.
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James Harden ($10,800) vs the Nets – With no Dwight tonight, it solely turns into the beard show tonight. He is averaging over 50 fantasy points a game, and only three out of his last ten have been below 45 fantasy points. Add Brooklyn being in the bottom third of the league defending his position, and Harden is primed for another great fantasy night.
Marreese Speights ($3,700) vs the Mavericks – Things are not looking good for David Lee tonight, so Speights should get the start against the Mavs. I like him a lot tonight against a Mavs team that doesn’t defend the paint well. Draymond Green will get increased minutes, but I like what Speights brings to the court. His athleticism will be key in him having a big night. His floor is 20 fantasy points with a ceiling for much more.
Any Blazers against the Lakers – I feel the need to say this because it will not be a blowout tonight. Portland has a tendency to play down to their competition on the road, and have been struggling as of late. I like most of the guys to return his value for the asking price. Lillard, Batum, and LMA all have a chance to have big nights and should be on most rosters tonight.
Pau Gasol ($7,600) vs the Blazers – Pau is the one guy that I am staying away from tonight. As I have mentioned before, I am always hard pressed to start a guy right when he comes off of injury. It’s not like the Lakers are fighting for a playoff spot or anything either. Pau should get some good looks down low with a nice matchup against Portland, but I am always hesitant when it’s anyone’s first game back form injury because you never know what you are going to get. The asking price is a little too much for me if he puts up a dud tonight.