December 13, 2017, 4:54 pm
Damian Lillard ($9,500 FD, $9,000 DK)- Lillard has been on fire lately and has dropped 30 points in three straight games. Look for him to continue to stay hot in Miami tonight.
Kyle Lowry ($8,000 FD, $8,300 DK)- Lowry has the easiest matchup tonight for point guards. The only thing that can prevent Lowry from hitting value is the very real potential of a blowout tonight.
Rajon Rondo ($5,800 FD, $6,300 DK)- Rondo has looked great in his past two games since he’s come off his minutes limit. He’s played 37 and 42 minutes in his past two games and if Anthony Davis returns tonight, it won’t affect Rondo.
James Harden ($12,100 FD, $11,600 DK) – Most people thought that Harden’s fantasy value would take a hit with Chris Paul in the fold but that hasn’t been true at all as Harden has only gotten better since Paul has returned. Harden is hot right now and gets a cake matchup tonight.
Victor Oladipo ($10,000 FD, $9,200 DK) – Oladipo is coming off a 47 point game and gets his old team tonight in Indiana. Last time in OKC Oladipo dropped 35 points against the Thunder. Even at his rising price, Oladipo is worth it.
Donovan Mitchell ($7,600 FD, $7,000 DK) – Mitchell is throwing himself into the ROY conversation with his play over the last month. Tonight, Mitchell should be able to continue his strong rookie campaign match-up against the Bulls.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($12,100 FD, $11,300 DK) – After a bit of a dip in his production the Greek Freak has come back to his usual self. He’s had three straight strong double-doubles and gets the Pelicans tonight.
Jonathon Simmons ($6,500 FD, $6,400 DK)- The Magic are riddled with injuries which has forced Frank Vogel to play Simmons big minutes. Simmons put up 27 points, seven rebounds and five assists in his last game so he makes for a great play tonight with Aaron Gordon already being ruled out.
Wilson Chandler ($4,100 FD, $4,600 DK) – With all of the Nuggets’ injury woes, Chandler has been thrust into a bigger role. Though he hasn’t blown anyone away with his production, he’s still at a pretty cheap price for someone who can put up a big game any given night.
Carmelo Anthony ($6,700 FD, $6,500 DK)- With so many injuries to the elite PFs on tonight’s slate Anthony automatically becomes the top PF on the slate if AD is ruled out. Anthony has been pretty consistent this year and gets an up-tempo matchup against the Pacers tonight.
Serge Ibaka ($5,800 FD, $5,700 DK) – Ibaka has come on his past five games and is on a good roll. He gets the Suns tonight who have been more than fantasy friendly to opponents.
Nikola Mirotic ($4,800 FD, $5,200) – If Markkanen is ruled out tonight, I think Mirotic becomes a must-play. If Markkanen plays, I still think Mirotic is a good play at his price. Mirotic looked great in this last game and after playing 31 minutes in his last game, he shouldn’t have a minutes limit.
DeMarcus Cousins ($12,000 FD, $11,000 DK)- Cousins is always a good play but especially when AD is out. Cousins gets the Bucks tonight who have struggled against big men all year due to their lack of size.
Nikola Vucevic ($9,300 FD, $8,800 DK)- Vucevic has had monster three games in his last three outings. Tonight Vucevic will once again be the centerpiece of the Magic’s offense, though he gets a much tougher match-up against DeAndre Jordan tonight. Jordan is a much better defender than anyone Vucevic faced against the Hawks and Nuggets so there’s some reason for concern, especially at Vucevic’s price tag.
Rudy Gobert ($7,400, $6,600) – Gobert’s minutes keep going up since he’s come back from injury so he should be looking at around 30 minutes tonight which should be more than enough for him to pay off his salary.