Welcome back to this Monday edition of the NBA DFS Playbook.I think yesterdays win of the Lakers over the Warriors is a perfect example of just how things have gone at times this year. Some days, it’s just not your day. I think that’s a valuable lesson in DFS to remember. There’s still plenty of time to make this the best fantasy hoops season yet, so let’s continue to build that bankroll as baseball season comes into focus. All my prices are according to DraftKings.
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Jrue has quietly been one of the best point guards in the NBA this season since his minutes restriction was lifted. Nobody seems to be talking about it because of the Curry guy, but Jrue has been a great for DFS. He’s hit over 30 fantasy points in 12 our of his last 14 games. I expect that to continue tonight against Rajon Rondo and the Kings backcourt.
Stephen Curry ($10,600)
Curry will be severely under owned tonight after last nights polished turd the Warriors laid last night. I, on the other hand, expect Steph to come out with a vengeance and drop bombs like he normally does. The Warriors are playing at home and want the streak to continue. I think after last night Steve Kerr will be more hesitant to rest his guys if a blowout happens. I think Curry is a phenomenal tournament play tonight.
Zach LaVine ($6,000)
Ever since the dunk contest, it seems like everything ahs clicked for LaVine. He’s been playing around 35 minutes since the All-Star break, which is about 10 more than his season average until that point. He’s got five straight games of over 30 fantasy points so as long as he continues to get more minutes, he’ll continue to produce.
Jimmy Butler ($8,400)
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This is about the sweet spot for a guy returning from injury for me. I am always reluctant to roster a guy his first game back, but Butler is back to being Jimmy buckets. With Michael Carter-Williams being done for the year, the Bucks lose some length in the back court and they don’t have anyone that can guard him to begin with. If you have the extra cash tonight, I’m all in on Butler tonight.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($8,200)
The Greek freak is a steal tonight on DraftKigns for his price point. Like I mentioned before, MCW is done for the year so that means more shot opportunities for Giannis and he can continuet o fill up the stat sheet. He’s been on fire lately. I know he’s the chalk tonight but it’s hard for me to build a cash game lineup without having him in there.
Jeff Green ($4,700)
With Green getting more playing time with Luc Mbah A Moute sidelined, he’s a great pivot for salary relief. He’s getting more comfortable with Doc Rivers system with every game and he should wasily out produce his price tag with the rise in minutes. I love Green as a tournament play tonight.
David Lee ($4,800)
Speaking of salary relief, Lee is another guy I love tonight to save some cash. He’ll be highly owned but it’s hard to fade him to get some of the bigger names in there tonight. I’m honestly using him every where I can and getting 5x value seems to be as sure as anything tonight.
Jabari Parker ($6,500)
Parker is a little more expensive than Lee, but he’s worth the chance with the way he’s been playing lately. I would rather Lee in my cash lineups but Parker makes for a great tournament option tonight with Giannis for a Buck mini-stack. He’s finally starting to show why the Bucks drafted him so high and I’m riding that wave until it crashes.
Karl-Anthony Towns ($8,300)
KAT is a monster. I love putting this guy in my lineup and just watching him rack up fantasy points for me. He’s hit at least 4x in four of his last five games and he gets a great matchup tonight against the Hornets.