November 1, 2017, 3:55 pm
John Wall ($9,700 FD, $9,500 DK)– You usually don’t need any extra incentive to play John Wall but tonight he gets a juicy matchup against the Phoenix Suns. The Suns are coming off a win in which D’Angelo Russell dropped 33 points against them so Wall is in a great spot tonight.
Kemba Walker ($8,400 FD, $7,600 DK)– Walker is on a bit of a roll lately, scoring 26 or more in his last 3 outings. Tonight he’s back at home against a Milwaukee Bucks team playing on the second night of a back-to-back. Look for another big game from Walker in what should be a fun one.
Kyle Lowry ($7,400 FD, $7,000 DK)– Another point guard on a roll recently has been Kyle Lowry. After mediocre performances to start the year, Lowry has put together some good games his past three times out on the court. He’s had at least 37 fantasy points in those three contests and should continue that streak against an up-tempo Nuggets team tonight.
Darren Collison ($6,500 FD, $6,200 DK)– The Pacers face off against the Cavaliers tonight, a game in which Collison should be able to do some damage. The Pacers like to play at a face pace as it is and the Cavaliers have been horrible on defense which can lead to a big game for Collison at his mid-level price.
James Harden ($11,000 FD/DK)– Harden’s price has dropped a bit recently which reflects his performance this year. While he hasn’t put up the numbers he did last year, he’s still a superstar and worth paying up for. Harden is in a good spot tonight against a surging Knicks team looking for a big win at home.
Victor Oladipo ($7,900 FD, $7,800 DK)– Oladipo is in the spot as Collison, going up against an awful Cavs defense. Oladipo is having a lights out start to the year and he should continue his strong performance tonight. Oladipo is coming off a game last night but the Pacers were able to get an easy win which meant less minutes for their stars.
Devin Booker ($7,200 FD, $7,800 DK)– Since Eric Bledsoe and Earl Watson’s dismissals the Suns and Booker have been playing a lot better. Booker has gone over the 30 point mark in each of the last two games and will look to continue his hot shooting against the Wizards tonight as the Suns look to move to .500.
Tim Hardaway ($5,200 FD, $5,400)– After struggling in the first few games it was easy to write off Hardaway as one of the worst signings of the off-season. However, THJ was able to get it going against the Cavaliers and had a vital scoring stretch in the game against Denver to seal the victory. Hardaway should have plenty of scoring opportunity tonight against the Rockets.
LeBron James ($10,400 FD/DK)– For fantasy purposes James is in a great spot tonight. His team can’t play any defense, they’re playing at home, the Pacers are a fast paced team and his team has lost three straight games. All these factors should lead to James having a big game, even by his standards.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($12,600 FD, $12,000 DK)– Antetokounmpo was the only bright spot for a Bucks team that got blown out against the Thunder. However, that blow out may have been a blessing in a disguise as it meant Antetounmpo played limited minutes and should be fresh and ready for the Hornets tonight.
Harrison Barnes ($5,800 FD, $5,700 DK)– Barnes isn’t the most flashy player but for DFS purposes he is very consistent. Barnes always has the ability to have a big game but his high floor is what makes him so appealing in fantasy.
Taurean Prince ($5,500 FD/DK)– Prince is having a solid start to his second year in the league. In three out of his last four games Prince has hit the 17 point mark while filling up the box score with his usual all around game. Tonight Prince gets the 76ers and should be able to put up good numbers in a pace-up game.
Anthony Davis ($11,800 FD, $11,400 DK)– With the way he’s played so far, Davis should probably be the highest priced player on the slate. In every games that he has finished, Davis has topped 60 fantasy points. Sure, Davis is always a big in-game injury risk but how many guys can you pencil in for 60 fantasy points?
Kristaps Porzingis ($9,700 FD, $8,900 DK)– With the way he’s started the year many have Kristaps Porzingis in the conversation for MVP. Porzingis is on an impressive roll and has led the Knicks to three straight wins. Houston doesn’t really have anyone who can match up with KP, which can mean another 30 point night for the unicorn.
Aaron Gordon ($7,500 FD, $6,900 DK)– Gordon has really come into his own for a surprising Magic team. Gordon has a great per-minute output to star the year but because he’s played limited minutes in a few games he still is kind of low priced. Gordon should get his usual big minutes tonight and despite the tough matchup with the Grizzlies, should be able to put up his usual good numbers.
Paul Millsap ($7,100 FD, $6,700 DK)– Millsap is starting to get into a groove after a tough start to the year. He’s topped 30 fantasy points in each of his last 3 games and will face the Toronto Raptors tonight in the Nuggets’ first home game after a four game road trip.
Nikola Jokic ($9,000 FD, $8,700 DK)– Just like Millsap, Jokic had a tought start to the year as well but also just like his teammate, Jokic has turned it around in impressive fashion and is starting to look like the Jokic from last year. The fact that the Nuggets are playing at home should help Jokic keep up his hot streak.
Dwight Howard ($7,900 FD, $7,500 DK)– Howard has been an absolute monster on the boards to start the year and in his last game out against the Bucks, Howard pulled down 22 rebounds. The Bucks have been giving up big rebounding games to centers all year long so Howard could be in for a big night.
Domantas Sabonis ($6,000 FD, $5,700 DK)– Myles Turner is out again for the Pacers tonight which means Sabonis will get another start. He has stepped up in a big way, putting up five straight double digit rebounding games. Sabonis will be a popular play at his position, and rightfully so with the matchup and the way he’s performed.
Lucas Nogueira ($5,600 FD, $4,900)– This recommendation is contingent upon the availability of the Raptors’ front court players. With a thin frontcourt against the Blazers in their last game the Raptors had to lean on Nogueira who delivered with a state stuffing performance in which he topped the 40 fantasy point mark. If the Raptors are once again thin in the middle, Nogueira becomes a strong play.