January 31, 2018, 1:44 pm
Dennis Smith Jr. ($6,800 FD/DK)- Ever since he’s come back from his injury, coach Rick Carlisle has loosened the reins on Smith and he’s flourished. Tonight, Smith gets the Suns who have been horrible defensively all year, especially against point guards.
Spencer Dinwiddie ($6,300 FD, $6,700 DK)- After playing last night, D’Angelo Russell is likely to be rested tonight against the Sixers which would present Dinwiddie with a great opportunity in a plus match-up against the up-tempo 76ers.
Terry Rozier ($5,100 FD, $5,300 DK)- Rozier has been great off the bench all year and with Marcus Smart out for at least another week, Rozier is in line for increased playing time as evidenced by the 29 minutes he received against the Nuggets in his last game.
Other good buys: Damian Lillard ($9,400 FD, $8,900 DK), Kyrie Irving ($8,900 FD, $9,000 DK), Elfird Payton ($7,300 FD, $6,800 DK).
Tyreke Evans ($8,400 FD, $8,200 DK) – Evans has had an amazing year and he returned in has last game against the Suns to drop 27 points in 26 minutes. He’s been a model of consistency and that shouldn’t change against the Pacers tonight.
Jordan Clarkson ($6,600 FD, $7,000 DK) – Clarkson is a high-risk, high-reward play for me tonight. With Lonzo Ball out, coach Luke Walton has been inconsistent with who he gives Ball’s minutes to. For example, Clarkson only played 21 minutes last game after receiving 30 minutes or more in four straight games. That being said, Clarkson does have an excellent match-up tonight against the Magic.
Nicolas Batum ($5,800 FD, $6,300 DK) – Batum can fill up the stat sheet in a number of different ways which makes him an intriguing play at his mid-level price especially tonight against the Atlanta Hawks, who have struggled on defense this year.
Other good buys: Victor Oladipo ($10,100 FD, $9,300 DK), Zach LaVine ($6,000 FD, $6,400 DK), Wesley Matthews ($5,400 FD, $5,500 DK).
LeBron James ($11,900 FD, $11,100 DK) – James is a popular play almost every time he plays but tonight he’s going to be more in demand than usual. With Kevin Love out, James will have to burden even more responsibility for the Cavs.
T.J. Warren ($7,100 FD, $6,700 DK)- I think Warren is a solid play no matter what tonight, but Devin Booker is currently listed as questionable and if he’s to sit out that makes Warren an even better play as he’ll have to shoulder the offensive load against the Mavericks tonight.
Josh Richardson ($6,400 FD, $6,200 DK) – Richardson has found his groove once again, and tonight he gets a great matchup against the Cavs who have been horrible on defense.
Other good buys: Ben Simmons ($8,800 DK), Brandon Ingram ($6,700 FD, $6,300 DK), Harrison Barnes ($6,600 FD, $6,700 DK).
Ben Simmons ($9,000 FD) – It looks like Simmons has broken through the rookie wall and has played great in his last few games. Tonight, Simmons gets an excellent matchup against the Nets.
Bobby Portis ($4,500 FD, $5,900 DK)- With Markkanen already being ruled out and Mirotic being listed questionable, Portis can be looking at huge minutes tonight if Mirotic can’t go which would make Portis a great play.
Jeff Green ($3,700 FD, $3,800 DK) – With Love being out for the next 6-to-8 weeks, the main beneficiary should be Green. Green has played well off the bench this year and should see an expanded role with Love out, starting tonight.
Other good buys: Kristaps Porzingis ($8,700 FD, $8,200 DK), Dario Saric ($7,000 FD, $6,900 DK), Frank Kaminsky ($4,000 FD, $4,400 DK).
Joel Embiid ($10,500 FD, $10,400 DK)- Embiid should play tonight after getting his last game off for rest and he will face the Nets who gave up a 20/20 game to Enes Kanter last night.
Dwight Howard ($10,200, $9,400) – Howard has had a great bounce-back year and lately he’s been on fire. Tonight he faces off against his old team the Hawks, who have struggled against centers.
Hassan Whiteside ($8,100 FD, $8,600 DK)- Whiteside is a bit frustrating to own because his minutes are so inconsistent. However, Whiteside has shown the ability to put up big numbers even in limited minutes so he’s a good play for me against a bad Cavs defense.
Other good buys: Al Horford ($7,100 FD, $7,600 DK), Myles Turner ($5,800 FD, $6,100 DK).
November 14, 2019, 1:58 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma started and finished Wednesday night's contest with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting, five rebounds, two assists, and three 3-pointers.
Kuzma has put together a nice streak of games. He adds scoring and 3-pointers, but can't find a way to help teams in other categories. Kuzma will likely end up having late round value at this pace.
November 14, 2019, 1:53 amJaVale McGeeC, Los Angeles Lakers
JaVale McGee put up a double-double on Wednesday, finishing with 18 points, 17 boards, two assists, three steals and three blocks.
McGee was the better center in this contest and played 28 minutes to Dwight Howard's (15 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one block) 20 minutes. McGee put up one of his best performances of the season, but it's hard to get too excited by one night of work. Howard seems to be the center to own for the Lakers.
November 14, 2019, 1:46 amD'Angelo RussellPG, Golden State Warriors
D'Angelo Russell ended the night with 21 points, two rebounds, eight assists, a steal and a block.
Russell is clearly the go-to option on this Golden State team. He is a top-40 guy right now and has the potential to keep that up for the rest of the year.
November 14, 2019, 1:40 amDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green didn't contribute much on Wednesday, ending with 10 points, only one rebound, five assists, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers.
Green contributed in each category, barely. It was nice to see him knock down a couple shots from beyond the arc, but these are hardly the numbers owners were expecting when taking Green in the early rounds. He is currently returning top-125 value and could be a great buy-low opportunity, but it's hard to trust much on the Warriors right now.
November 14, 2019, 1:35 amWillie Cauley-SteinC, Golden State Warriors
Willie Cauley-Stein scored 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting and added five rebounds, three assists and two blocks on Wednesday.
Cauley-Stein had the best game of the Golden State big men (Marquese Chriss ended scoreless with six boards, two assists and two blocks) and is having a top-100 year so far. He might be doing it quietly, but it's hard to fault you if want to pick up Cauley-Stein now.
November 14, 2019, 1:28 amEric PaschallPF, Golden State Warriors
Eric Paschall came off the bench on Wednesday and dropped 15 points with three rebounds.
Paschall still logged 32 minutes but didn't stuff the stat sheet like we have seen in the past. He put a nice move on LeBron, but he is starting to regress despite taking 15 shots in this one. If you picked him up, he is worth holding onto for a bit longer.
November 14, 2019, 1:19 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard had trouble finding his rhythm in Wedensday night's 114-106 loss to the Raptors, ending with nine points (2-for-12 shooting), 10 assists, two blocks and two from deep.
Lillard had a rough time finding the bottom of the net in this one, but still managed to get 10 dimes and two blocks. Lillard is a top-5 player right now and there is no reason to worry after tonight's performance.
November 14, 2019, 1:14 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum finished the night with 19 points, six rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and hitting three shots from deep on Wednesday.
McCollum has been shaky this season and it was nice to see an uptick in 3-pointers and rebounds in this one. He will likely pick it up as the season continues, and if you're looking for a buy-low candidate, this might be a good target for you.
November 14, 2019, 1:10 amRodney HoodSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Rodney Hood (back spams) returned to action on Wednesday night and dropped 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting, two boards, an assist and five 3-pointers.
Hood looks like someone that should be owned in standard leagues as he is providing nice numbers from deep and shooting 50 percent from the field this season. He's currently inside the top-120.
November 14, 2019, 1:04 amAnfernee SimonsSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Anfernee Simons came off the bench on Wednesday and finished with 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting and three 3-pointers.
Simons can hold some value in deep leagues due to his ability to score and knock down shots from deep. The upside is there, but at this point, he doesn't hold much value in standard leagues.