Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook – 2/23

Tyreke Evans

I hope you have been paying attention to our daily fantasy playbook, because we have been on a roll here lately at FakeRoundball. I hope to keep that streak going tonight with this eight game card. I’m not too worried about an blowouts tonight, so everyone across the board is in play. As always, my prices are according to DraftKings.

Point Guard

Tyreke Evans ($8,000) – No Antony Davis, Ryan Anderson, or Jrue Holiday tonight for the Pels. That means Reke is going to be running the show, and he should be able to be physical enough to get in the paint as often as he would like. I’m high on Evans tonight and want to fit him in anywhere I can.

Kyle Lowry ($7,000) – Sticking with the same game here, Lowry is one of the best values of the night. He’s underpriced, and the Pels are about to pick people out the stands to play for them with all of their injuries. If I’m not paying up for Evans, I’m plugging I Lowry.

Isiah Thomas ($5,500) – IT2 looked right at home in his Celtics debut, well minus the ejection of course. He put up great numbers, and I see no reason why those numbers won’t continue to grow as he gets more involved in the offense. Oh, and this is a revenge game against the team that just traded him. Thomas should be on a lot of winning lineups tnight.

Shooting Guard

James Harden ($10,500) – I feel like it’s cheating having James Harden on here, but he gets a great matchup tonight against the Timberwolves. Just pay up and watch that glorious beard work it’s magic.

Dwayne Wade ($7,200) – Wade wasn’t spectacular last game but he did well enough to warrant a spot on my roster tonight. Full disclosure: this has more to do with the Sixers having absolutely nobody of importance in their backcourt than me believeing in Dwayne Wade. But with that being said, Wade is the one still running the show in Miami while Chris Bosh is out for the rest of the season.

Small Forward

Giannis Antetokounmpo ($7,400) – The Greek freak has been on a roll lately. What I love about him is that I know I’m getting around 30-40 fantasy points when he’s in my lineup. That consistency is what allows me to take shots on other guys, and it’s why I love using him in DFS.

Andrew Wiggins ($6,200) – Honestly, there are not many guys I like at the position tonight. I know the Timberwolves are letting Wiggins go out and make plays as they come to him, so he’s worth taking a shot in GPP. He allows me you to save a little money if you’re fading Giannis.

Power Forward

Pau Gasol ($9,700) – I’m riding this train until it derails completely. Gasol has been a steady monster lately. Milwaukee isn’t an ideal matchup, but he’s matchup proof right now.

Robert Covington ($6,200) – The Heat have been running with Goran Dragic in their spot, which is typically where Covington plays. I expect Covington to either be a great play or fall a little short. That’s why I see him as a GPP play, but I like him enough to where I’ll use him were I’m looking to save some cash.


Hassan Whiteside ($7,800) – Whiteside is coming off a monster game, and I expect that to continue with Chris Bosh out indefinitely. Also, Philly doesn’t have anyone outside of Nerlens Noel that is as long or can bang the boards with him. I’m paying up for Whiteside.

DeAndre Jordan ($8,800) – Like I said when Blake Griffin went down, those rebounds and points had to go somewhere. I just didn’t think all of them would go to Jordan. He gets the two bigs in Memphis tonight, but he has been hot enough that he is still worth rostering. If I have the extra cash, I’m like to fit him in my lineup.


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