February 28, 2018, 5:30 pm
Elfrid Payton ($7,300 FD, $7,100 DK)- Payton has been solid since he came over from Orlando, hitting 30 more FanDuel points in every game he’s been in a Suns uniform. He makes for a safe play tonight against the Grizzlies.
Tomas Satoransky ($6,900 FD, $5,900 DK)- Satoransky has played some great basketball since Wall went down. Tonight, he gets the Warriors in a pace up game in which Satoransky should be able to us his all-around game to rack up fantasy points.
Andrew Harrison ($6,000 FD, $5,700 DK)- With Evans out again tonight, Harrison is in line to receive heavy minutes once again. Tonight’s matchup is a juicy one against the Suns and at his price, Harrison makes for a great play.
Other good buys: Stephen Curry ($9,300 FD, $9,500 DK), Chris Paul ($8,400 FD, $8,300 DK), Dejounte Murray ($6,800 FD, $6,000 DK).
Devin Booker ($8,700 FD, $8,600 DK) – Booker comes into tonight’s matchup hot. He dropped 40 in his last game and 30 in the game before that. The lackluster Grizzlies won’t have an answer for him tonight so look for another big game from Booker.
Bradley Beal ($8,500 FD, $8,800 DK) – Another player that has been scorching hot recently is Bradley Beal. Without Wall, Beal has been left with almost all of the playmaking responsibility and he’s responded well, even flirting with a triple-double in his last game. Tonight he will need to step it up even more as the Warriors come to town.
Tyrone Wallace ($4,500 FD, $4,700 DK) – If you need some salary relief at shooting guard tonight, Wallace is your man. Since Bradley’s injury Wallace has stepped up and has put together a string of some really solid games.
Other good buys: James Harden ($11,200 FD/DK), Lou Williams ($7,700 FD, $7,900 DK), Klay Thompson ($6,700 FD, $6,600 DK).
Kevin Durant ($9,800 FD, $9,700 DK) – Durant comes home tonight to play the Washington Wizards in the area he grew up in. His price has come down from a couple of weeks ago which makes him even more appealing as a play for tonight.
Kyle Anderson ($5,700 FD, $5,100 DK)- Pelicans have taken the philosophy that they’re not going to defend and just try to outscore their opponent which puts Anderson in a great spot tonight, especially at his price.
Kelly Oubre ($5,000 FD, $4,900 DK) – Another Wizards player who has stepped up in Wall’s absence has been Oubre. Oubre has put up some big games over the last few weeks and tonight he may have another one as he should see even more minutes than he’s been getting considering the Warriors’ personnel.
Other good buys: Giannis Antetoukounmpo ($11,000 FD, $10,500 DK), Paul George ($8,700 FD, $8,500 DK), Trevor Ariza ($4,700 FD, $4,600 DK).
Anthony Davis ($12,500 FD, $11,700 DK)- Davis has been on an absolute rampage since Boogie went down. Though the Spurs present a difficult task, Anthony Davis has shown he’s pretty much matchup proof so if you have the cash go ahead and play him.
Aaron Gordon ($7,600 FD, $7,000 DK)- This year’s breakout star has his season put on hold as he made his come back to the court. However, since his return, Gordon has played well and will look to continue his strong play tonight against the Raptors.
Jarell Martin ($4,100 FD, $4,400 DK) – Martin isn’t the sexiest pick but he makes for a great value tonight. With Evans going down, Martin has been playing more minutes and tonight he gets a great matchup against the defenseless Suns.
Other good buys: LaMarcus Aldridge ($8,700 FD, $8,100 DK), Draymond Green ($7,600 FD, $7,200 DK), John Collins ($6,500 FD, $6,100 DK).
Andre Drummond ($10,300 FD, $9,600 DK)- Drummond gets the Bucks tonight and should be able to feast tonight against an opponent that centers have thrived against all year.
Steven Adams ($7,600, $6,600) – Another team that has difficulty guarding centers has been the Dallas Mavericks. Adams should be able to rack up boards easily against the Mavs’ weak frontline.
Alex Len ($4,900 FD, $5,700 DK)- Len put up a dud his last time out but with Chandler out again tonight Len gets a chance to redeem himself. Tonight’s matchup against the Grizzlies and Marc Gasol is a tough one but it also means that Len will most likely play heavier minutes which makes him a good low-priced play.
Other good buys: Nikola Vucevic ($7,800 FD, $7,600 DK), Marc Gasol ($7,200 FD, $8,400 DK), Myles Turner ($7,000 FD, $7,300 DK).
January 19, 2020, 12:23 amNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic scored 13 points on 6-of-19 shooting and grabbed 13 boards in a 109-95 loss to the Warriors on Saturday.
Vucevic struggled from the floor on Saturday, but owners can give him a break as he's posting second-round per game value so far this season. Vucevic is a double-double factory that averages 1.7 threes, 0.9 steals and 0.9 blocks.
January 19, 2020, 12:22 amAnfernee SimonsSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Anfernee Simons started for C.J. McCollum (left ankle sprain) on Saturday, but was quiet in his 35 minutes on the floor with 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting with three rebounds, one 3-pointer and one assist.
Simons' potential breakout performance was stolen from under him by Gary Trent Jr. Both these young guns are promising assets and should take turns surprising us with big nights. Tonight was Trent's. Simons is a hold while McCollum remains sidelined by his ankle injury.
January 19, 2020, 12:18 amGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. had the game of his young career on Saturday, dropping a career-best 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting with a full stat line.
Trent Jr. hit 5-of-9 shots from downtown and chipped in five rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 36 minutes of action. The Blazers ran an eight-man rotation and without C.J. McCollum (sprained left ankle), Trent Jr. splashed his way to a stellar explosion. He's worth a speculative add for short-term value.
January 19, 2020, 12:14 amMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz scored a team-high 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting to go with six rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes on Saturday.
D.J. Augustin (sore left knee) is being reevaluated in three-to-four weeks and Fultz is averaging 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in the two games since Augustin went down. Fultz needs to be grabbed in all 12-team leagues with Augustin sidelined and he has the potential to breakout in the second half of the season.
January 19, 2020, 12:12 amJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson scored 18 points in Saturday's win over the Knicks, finishing with three rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block and seven turnovers.
Contributing across the board in all countable statistics this would have been a great game for Richardson, except for the seven turnovers. He continues to be a solid contributor in defensive statistics and has seen his ball-handling duties increase, so owners should take this performance with a grain of salt.
January 19, 2020, 12:10 amChris PaulPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Chris Paul was crazy-efficient in Saturday's win over the Blazers, turning back the clock for a vintage performance highlighted by 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the field and 5-of-5 from the line.
CP3 also added four rebounds, seven assists, three triples and just one turnover in 28 minutes of action. He is at risk of being traded before the deadline, but a regression on another team would be minor. As always, Paul's biggest risk is his ability (or inability) to stay healthy.
January 19, 2020, 12:06 amShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander double-doubled for the Thunder in their 119-106 win over the Blazers on Saturday, tallying 20 points on 9-of-17 shooting with 10 rebounds and five assists.
SGA has been a top-25 asset in 9-cat over the last two weeks and this could just be a preview of what could be an explosive post-ASB run by the "future" of the Thunder.
January 19, 2020, 12:03 amZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
LaVine dominated the Cavs on Saturday with 42 points (19-of-31 from the field), six rebounds, five steals and two blocks in a 118-116 victory.
LaVine increased his career-best streak of 20-point games to 10 with an exclamation point on Saturday. LaVine is on a roll posting first-round value this month while shooting 50 percent from the floor. Try to sell-high on him before he cools down.
January 19, 2020, 12:02 amNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel made his 19 minutes off the bench count on Saturday, chipping in 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting with five rebounds, two dimes, two steals and two blocks.
Noel is a per-minute beast and we can hardly wait for him to be unleashed down the road. For that to happen, the Thunder will need to find a taker for Steven Adams (right knee contusion), who put up a lackluster showing with five points, nine rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes as a starter.
January 19, 2020, 12:01 amFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz finished Saturday's win over the Knicks with 17 points, on 6-of-12 shooting from the field, with no other countable statistics logged.
Coming off the bench, Korkmaz scored 17 points, with three from behind the arc. However, the nice points are completely empty as he did not contribute at all in any other statistical category and over the past five games has averaged less than two rebounds and one assist per game. He should not be owned in any but the deepest of leagues.