• Today’s light four game slate consists of a fair split of two games to target in WAS@CLE and MIN@POR, and then two games to shy away from in TOR@DAL and NY@SA. With star player injury updates pending, we will go ahead and craft a lineup on what we do know going into the night. The prices and positions will reflect upon FanDuel figures. Lets get started.

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    Point Guard

    Kyrie Irving $9,100: The last time these two teams met the final score was a 140-135 OT win for the Cavs. With LeBron James (eye) uncertain to play in the second night of a back-to-back and Kevin Love still on a 25-30 minute restriction, Irving may get a large bump in usage and full control of the offense. Even if LeBron plays, I still like Kyrie in a competitive game.

    Ricky Rubio $7,400: Coming off a nice 19 & 15 performance last night, Rubio has another nice matchup against a friendly Portland defense. With his across the board contributions and his involvement in the projected highest point total game tonight, Rubio can comfortably hit value and even exceed at his price.

    Shooting Guard

    Bradley Beal $8,000: With the Wizards bench becoming more deep throughout the season, Beal has been a standout in retaining his minutes and producing largely as a result. Beal dropped 59 FDP the last time the Wizards and Cavs played and he attempted to shoot 28 times. This is one of my two favorite plays tonight and with the second highest projected point total I see Beal being a major piece in all my lineups.

    Seth Curry $5,300: In Thursday’s win over the Clippers, the Mavs made a change in their starting lineup moving Curry to the point guard position and Nerlens Noel to the center. Curry responded by posting 23 points with three rebounds and four assists. The move got the ball in his hands a lot more and with the praise he got after last game, I expect Curry to have plenty of opportunity to reach value.

    *Consider C.J. McCollum $6,900: I know his play as of late is below value for him, but he did drop 43 actual points against the Wolves earlier this season.

    Small Forward

    Andrew Wiggins $7,000: Remember when I said I had two favorites on this slate earlier? Here is the second favorite. Coming off a 47 FDP night last night, I expect Wiggins’ scoring to continue to as his production and minutes are sky high right now. With the uncertainty around LeBron James (eye) and Carmelo Anthony (knee), this play is safe and has wonderful upside.

    Punt Play of the Day: Mindaugas Kuzminskas $4,000: The Knicks are banged up right now and with Lance Thomas (hip) already ruled out and Carmelo Anthony (knee) also questionable, Kuzminskas can potentially see the likes of 32 minutes like on Thursday against Portland. While looking for punt plays I like playing guys who assert themselves, and when Mindaugas gets time he is a go-getter so hopefully he can hit the likes of 25 FDP.

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    Power Forward

    Kristaps Porzingis $6,700: Speaking of the Knicks, this guy is healthy and is really coming alive as of late. Posting 36 FDP in his last three games, Porzingis is playing north of 30 minutes a game and could have the offense run through him because of all the injuries to the Knicks (they should run through him anyways). Regardless if Carmelo Anthony (knee) plays, Porzingis will fall into a lot of my lineups today due to his consistency and upside going into tonight.

    Gorgui Dieng $5,000: Now this is not the most glamorous play at power forward, but with a high point total game and the injury to Nemanja Bjelica (foot), Dieng could be a solid play tonight. Playing 30 or more minutes in five of his last six games, the opportunity is open to put up a double-double with a couple of blocks in a fast paced game.


    Karl-Anthony Towns $10,400: Being the second highest priced player on the slate tonight, I love Towns as my anchor in the late game of a small four game slate. His minutes, usage, and production are all there for me to be comfortable spending my money here.

    *Consider Nerlens Noel $5,900 if he remains the starting center for the Mavs.


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