April 1, 2017, 1:45 pm
With a small slate like today’s, it is important to make sure you spend that money in the right places. This miniature three game slate could provide enough stats for a full night of basketball, as all three games will be high scoring and filled with exciting basketball. Especially with the top two teams in pace both playing, there will be plenty of possessions for players to get their shot at value. Let’s get started.
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Damian Lillard $9,500: Lillard in a fast-paced game without Jusuf Nurkic? The matchup is incredible with the Suns trying to stop him and I don’t see someone slowing him down. The Blazers are currently eighth in the West and they can’t give games away so Lillard should be locked in and ready to deliver 40 or more FDP (8 of his last 9).
Kris Dunn $4,300: I feel that Dunn will be overlooked in tonight’s slate, which would not surprise me as having the options of Damian Lillard, Ricky Rubio, Elfrid Payton and Tyler Ulis to lead the top guys. But, looking at Dunn’s last four games he has earned the right to be considered at 4K playing at least 26 minutes and dropping above 20 FDP in all four. With a matchup with the Kings it is understandable to go Rubio as he has been a very steady and solid player lately, but if you find yourself needing to go low at point, here is your guy.
Devin Booker $8,000: Although his price has climbed, I still think Booker is a solid play tonight. He is producing at an incredible rate, posting at least 30 FDP in his last four games played and two of those games consisted of 47.9 and a 91.6 FDP outings. He has the green light, and with the minutes to back it up he can have another big night scoring the ball.
Evan Fournier $5,600: Fournier is starting to get into a groove, as he has hit value in six of his last seven games. With the Nets being his matchup, the increased pace and possessions will have the ball find his hands more often leading to more scoring opportunities, which is where he has been thriving.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson $5,000: It is incredibly hard for me to ignore Hollis-Jefferson’s production over the last five games, posting at least 27 FDP in all five. His minutes are starting to trend up hitting the mid to high 20’s, and with more minutes it only gives more opportunity for Hollis-Jefferson to contribute in multiple categories like he does so well.
Terrence Ross $4,400: Ross has finally broke out of his little slump and is starting to become more consistent. The fast paced game style is where he thrives and against the highest pace team in the league (Nets), he should be able to hit and exceed value like he has in the last six games.
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Gorgui Dieng $6,000: I said him last week and I am saying him again. Over his last nine games he has played 28 minutes or more and over his last four he has hit at least 30 FDP. With all the Wolves playing well I know it is hard to select the one that gets the most noise, but Dieng is worth heavy consideration as he contributes with blocks and steals along with regular big man duties.
Al-Farouq Aminu $4,800: Over his last five games Aminu has played at least 26 minutes or more and is hot over his last three posting 28 FDP twice and 30 FDP once. With Jusuf Nurkic out, Aminu will have more opportunity to operate and with the fast-paced matchup against the Suns, he is able to keep up in those small ball lineups.
Karl-Anthony Towns $10,600: Being the only player above 10K, I feel that Towns is the most reliable center and the place where I will be spending my money tonight along with the point guard spot. Over his last 25 games there is only one time that he did not hit at least 37 FDP. AND the last time he faced the Kings, he dropped a nice 29 & 17 game resulting in 56.4 FDP.
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