December 26, 2018, 4:56 pm
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De’Aaron Fox ($8,200 FD, DK) – Fox has played at an all-star level and has the Kings in the playoff race for the first time in a long time. Tonight he plays the Clippers, in a matchup of two of the fastest teams in the league.
Kris Dunn ($7,600 FD, $7,400 DK) – If you like narratives then Dunn is a great play. He faces off against his former team and coach who hasn’t give him glowing reviews since the trade to Chicago. Dunn has played well lately and if Zach LaVine misses this game Dunn becomes even a stronger play.
Other good buys: Spencer Dinwiddie ($6,900 FD, $7,000 DK), Fred VanVleet ($5,600 FD, $5,900 DK).
Devin Booker ($9,100 FD, $8,500 DK) – Booker has been hot lately and has the Suns playing a lot better. Tonight the Suns get the Magic in a soft matchup that Booker should be able to take advantage of.
Buddy Hield ($6,700 FD, $7,200 DK) – Hield is another player who has been in a good rhythm for his team. The Clippers and Kings game is one that I’m targeting today as it’ll be an up and down affair that will lead to a lot of extra possessions.
Other good buys: Luka Doncic ($8,300 FD, DK), Monte Morris ($5,700 FD, $4,600 DK)
Kawhi Leonard ($10,400 FD, $9,500 DK) – Kyle Lowry is doubtful tonight which means Leonard will be left to carry the load once again. Leonard has dominated with Lowry off the floor so he has the potential for another huge night.
Justise Winslow ($5,500 FD, DK) – Coach Spoelstra has come out and declared that Winslow will remain the team’s starting point guard with Goran Dragic out. Winslow has shown he can put up some big numbers when give the opportunity and he seems like a lock for extended minutes for the foreseeable future.
Other good buys: T.J. Warren ($7,600 FD, $6,100 DK), Jeff Green ($5,100 FD, $4,200 DK)
Tobias Harris ($8,000 FD, $7,800 DK) – Like I said, I’m targeting the Clippers and Kings matchup tonight. Harris looks like the best candidate from the Clippers to have a big night as the Kings have struggled on the interior.
Rodions Kurucs ($4,000 FD, $4,600 DK) – Kurucs has entered the starting lineup with Allen Crabbe going down with an injury and has played well; well enough that he may stick in the starting five even after Crabbe returns. Tonight, Kurucs gets the Hornets at home and makes for a solid cheap play.
Other good buys: Anthony Davis ($12,500 FD, $11,800 DK), Blake Griffin ($9,100 FD, $9,000 DK)
Karl-Anthony Towns ($9,100 FD, $9,400 DK) – Towns and the Wolves will face off against the Bulls tonight in a matchup Towns can certainly take advantage of. The Bulls have struggled to defend centers all year which means KAT could be in for a big game.
Deandre Ayton ($8,200 FD, $7,800 DK) – Ayton has been red-hot lately as he’s gone for 20 or more points in four straight while pulling down 17 or more rebounds in three straight games. Look for Ayton to keep it going against the Magic tonight.
Other good buys: Nikola Vucevic ($8,900 FD, DK), Cody Zeller ($5,300 FD, $4,400 DK)