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    Point Guard

    Kyrie Irving ($8,900 FD, $8,000 DK) – Irving looks like he’s all the way back from his knee injury and he has been lighting it up recently. He has an easy matchup on tap with the Bulls that may look like a blowout, but the Celtics have struggled this year, even against inferior teams.

    Derrick Rose ($7,200 FD/DK) – What year is it? Derrick Rose is back to being a significant contributing member of a team and he has had some big games. Jeff Teague is questionable again but even if he does play I like Rose tonight to at least hit value.

    Other good buys: Ricky Rubio ($6,500 FD, $5,800 DK), Collin Sexton ($5,800 FD, $5,000 DK).

    Shooting Guard

    Bradley Beal ($8,700 FD, $7,500 DK) – Beal has backed up his All-Star selection from last year with a strong start to the year. Tonight he gets the Cavaliers in an excellent matchup he should be able to take advantage of.

    Dennis Schroder ($7,900 FD, $7,800 DK) – Schroder has played great in Russell Westbrook’s absence and should continue that trend tonight against the Knicks with Westbrook slated to miss another game. Those who roster him have to just hope the Knicks can keep it close enough so Schroder plays his full load of minutes.

    Other good buys: Evan Fournier ($6,500 FD, $6,200 DK), C.J. McCollum ($6,400 FD, $6,600 DK).

    Small Forward

    T.J. Warren ($6,400 FD, $5,800 DK) – Warren has been putting up some big numbers since he got inserted into the starting lineup and his price still hasn’t risen by that much. He does have a tough matchup tonight but Warren is still too cheap right now for me to pass up.

    Joe Harris ($4,800 FD, $4,700 DK) – The Nets will need to fill some wing minutes with Caris LeVert’s injury and it looks like Harris will be the one to fill that void for now as he played 34 minutes against the Wolves in their last game. I like Harris at this price with the real chance of him receiving extended minutes.

    Other good buys: Kawhi Leonard ($9,200 FD, $8,600 DK), Josh Richardson ($7,400 FD, $6,800 DK).

    Power Forward

    Blake Griffin ($8,800 FD, $9,400 DK) – Griffin has been a fantasy MVP so far this year and has put up some monster numbers. He has a tough matchup against the Raptors but he has shown he can have his usual big outings against tough opponents.

    Pascal Siakam ($6,400, $5,900) – The player most likely to defend Griffin will be Siakam, who has really come into his own this year. He has had a few breakout games this year and his production has been consistent so I like him at his price tonight against the Pistons.

    Other good buys: Anthony Davis ($12,300 FD, $11,3000 DK), Aaron Gordon ($7,800 FD, $7,700 DK).

    Centers

    Hassan Whiteside ($9,200 FD, $8,400 DK) – Whiteside is hot right now as he’s put up some monster numbers the last few games. He gets the Nets tonight, who have been a fantasy gold mine for centers over the past few years.

    Tristan Thompson ($6,100, $5,800) – Speaking of monster numbers, have you seen Thompson’s rebounding numbers lately? I would jump on Thompson right now as this may be the last time you get him this cheap.

    Other good buys: Mitchell Robinson ($5,100 FD, $4,100 DK).

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