April 22, 2017, 10:37 am
Today’s four game slate includes pivotal game three’s and four’s that could be the end or beginning of series’. With the Wizards and Warriors looking to put the Hawks and Trailblazers on their heels and Raptors and Grizzlies clawing their way back into an even series, all four games will be exciting and DFS fun filled. Lets jump in.
Editor’s Note: Hoop Ball Premium Subscribers get access to even more info, articles, live chats, tools and more. Subscribers to our Hoop Ball Fantasy Pro Service get in-depth analysis on a one-on-one basis from our pros. Check it out!
John Wall $10,300: The Wizards walk into Atlanta with a 2-0 lead and it has a lot to do with the play of John Wall. He has been on another level the last two games, posting 51.5 and 56.8 FDP scoring 32 actual points in both contests. His across the board contributions allow Wall to reach value and even exceed at his price, creating a solid building point to start building a great lineup.
Dennis Schroder $8,500: The Hawks are looking for answers being down 0-2 in this series, but Schroder on the offensive side of the ball has been doing some damage. Providing 37.8 and 42.1 FDP the last two games, he has established that he can score the ball and help lead the Atlanta offense. I do not normally play two guys who are facing off against each other but with the offensive battle these two have been displaying, I feel Wall and Schroder will continue to score the ball and see who comes out on top.
Giannis Antetokounmpo $11,000: Leading the young Bucks to a 2-1 series lead, Giannis has been an animal posting 47.1 and 52.5 FDP the first two games of the series. I will admit his price has went up a decent amount but I still feel that he will be posting a massive line against a team that he has not been having problems with.
Bradley Beal $7,800: Beal WILL get his shot attempts and nobody will stop him in doing so. He is one of the safest plays tonight with his reachable price for value and his upside can reach even beyond if he gets hot. Atlanta has been unable to stop the backcourt of the Wizards and I do not see anything changing going into game three besides the location. Which means the leaders of the team (Wall and Beal) should be full force.
Khris Middleton $7,100: Middleton caught my eye early on crafting my lineup, with the primary reason being his consistency. With plenty of high priced players on the table, you need to find consistency amongst the middle tier and Middleton fits the bill perfectly. Having his best game of the series in game three posting 38.1 FDP, Middleton is poised to hit value at a great price.
Maurice Harkless $4,900: Looking through the small forward position, it can be very difficult to make a decision on who is the best fit for money purposes. Harkless chips in stats in plenty of categories which makes me like him in an up and down game with plenty of small ball involved. Posting 33.1 FDP last game and 22.1 in game one, Harkless is one of the safer plays to reach value at his price.
Editor’s Note: Hoop Ball and RotoTracker have partnered up to give our podcast listeners and premium subscribers discounts on the best DFS tracking service in the industry. You want to win and this is what we use and what the pros use. Click here to find out more.
LaMarcus Aldridge $7,200: Aldridge went MIA in game two, but has contributed nicely in games one and three posting 33.2 and 30.2 FDP. Alongside Kawhi Leonard, Aldridge will be looked to in the offense and if he is aggressive unlike game two, I like him to hit value comfortably.
Zach Randolph $6,500: There was concern that this serious could get out of hand, but with the return to Memphis the Grizzlies have shown they can make this a series and a DFS friendly one. Randolph has been a spark posting 35.5 and 32.6 in his last two games, and with the move to the starting lineup resulting in the Grizzlies win ZBO will be a large factor for the Grizzlies.
Targeting Aldridge and Randolph is a move I would not normally make as I stated earlier (playing players against each other), but it has to be considered that their prices are a really good fit to complement playing other big names at other positions.
Marcin Gortat $5,800: After a slow end to his season, Gortat has picked it up posting back-to-back double doubles in the last two games. His last performance he added five blocks resulting in 41.5 FDP, which is his highest total in the past two months. With the likes of John Wall and Bradley Beal feeding dimes to the big man, I love his upside.
Editor’s Note: We have a brand new APP for all of our FREE Hoop Ball podcasts. You can download it for your Apple devices here and for your Android devices here. ALSO, you can subscribe to our flagship show Fantasy NBA Today on iTunes right here and on Stitcher right here.
*Consider JaVale McGee if you are feeling adventurous due to his high productivity in his limited minutes.