November 8, 2017, 3:59 pm
Wednesday brings just five games, but there are still some solid value plays outside of the biggest brand names.
Stephen Curry ($9,500 FD, $9,300 DK)- Curry has been consistent as ever this year, going over 30 fantasy points in each game. Tonight he’s in a great spot tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves who have given up some big games to point guards this year.
Goran Dragic ($7,100 FD, $6,800 DK)- A half-way decent player is playing against the Phoenix Suns? You start him. Lather, rinse, repeat. For his price, Dragic has a pretty high floor and tonight’s great matchup gives him a high ceiling as well, which makes him a fine play in the mid-level price tier.
Jeff Teague ($6,900 FD, $6,500 DK)- Jeff Teague can be inconsistent as they come, and him scoring less than 20 fantasy points a game after almost scoring 60 is just one example. However, tonight he gets a pace up game against the Warriors in the late game which is to Teague’s advantage. With the extra possessions Teague should have enough opportunity to hit value.
Devin Booker ($7,200 FD, $7,800 DK)- Booker and the Suns have come down from their hot stretch after the whole Bledsoe fiasco but I believe Booker is in a good spot to bounce back tonight. He gets a good match up with the Heat who are on a long road trip and so look for Booker to get back to his usual self.
Avery Bradley ($6,300 FD/ $5,500 DK)- Bradley is my favorite SG play of the night. He has been playing great lately, dropping 20 points in four out of his last six contests while piling up stats in other areas to help his fantasy value. Tonight he gets a Pacers team that loves to speed up the game which should allow Bradley ample opportunity to continue his recent success.
Andrew Wiggins ($6,300 FD)- The Timberwolves are hot coming into tonight’s showdown with the Warriors which means they should hopefully be able to keep the game close. Wiggins has historically played well against the Warriors, averaging over 20 points against them in each of the past two seasons so look for him to continue that success tonight.
Dion Waiters ($6,000 FD, $5,700)- Waiters hasn’t played in the Heat’s last two games in order to be with his family for the birth of his child but tonight he returns in a golden match up against the Suns. Waiters can fill up the bucket on any given night and tonight should be one of those nights.
Jimmy Butler ($7,700 FD)- It looks like the person to sacrifice the most since Butler’s trade to Minnesota has been Butler himself. While his arrival as resulted in team success Butler’s numbers and fantasy value have taken a huge hit. However, tonight Butler is in a good spot to get back on track in what should be a high scoring affair against the Warriors. He may also find life a little bit easier with Kevin Durant sitting this one out.
Brandon Ingram ($6,000 FD, $5,900 DK)- Ingram finally looks like he will be given consistent minutes in the 30’s, especially since Larry Nance’s injury. Ingram has responded with some solid performances justifying his extra playing time. Tonight, he faces a tough defensive Celtics team but his mid-level price makes him an intriguing option.
Tobias Harris ($6,900 FD, $6,600 DK)- Harris has mixed in some great performances with some duds. Tonight I think he has one of those great performances. The Pacers should help elevate the pace at which the Pistons usually like to play which should result in Harris being able to put up enough numbers to hit value.
Kristaps Porzingis ($9,800 FD, $9,500 DK)- Porzingis and the Knicks continued their hot streak last night as he dropped 28 points to help New York come back once again for another victory. The Knicks flying to Orlando after an intense game the night before to face a rested Magic team is a reason for concern but Porzingis only played 28 minutes last night which means he should be relatively fresh, though his questionable tag casts some doubt on his availability.
Aaron Gordon ($7,800 FD, $7,200 DK)- Gordon and the Magic came down to earth a bit after a couple of losses in a row at home to the Bulls and Celtics. Tonight, they face the Knicks in another tough matchup. This should be a high scoring game and Gordon has proven he can put up great numbers against anyone so he makes for a solid play at his price.
Marcus Morris ($4,100 FD, $4,000 DK)- Morris is my favorite cheap play of the night. He has put up good numbers in the limited minutes he’s gotten in the two games he’s played this year. Tonight he gets a great matchup against the Lakers and if he comes off his minutes cap he could be in for a big night.
Karl-Anthony Towns– ($9,700 FD, $8,900 DK)- The only bad performance for Towns this year has come in a game in which he was in foul trouble throughout the game but besides that he’s been lights out. Just like the rest of the Timberwolves in this write up, Towns is in a great spot against the Warriors who like to speed things up.
Hassan Whiteside ($9,000 FD, $7,400 DK)- if you’re looking for a narrative here, Whiteside was benched in the loss to the Warriors in the Heat’s last game which should hopefully motivate him to come out with a big game today. Either way Whiteside has a great match up tonight against the Suns, especially if the rumors are true and Tyson Chandler sits this one out.
Brook Lopez ($6,900 FD, $6,100 DK)- Brook Lopez has been great in his last three games, scoring 21 or more in each contest. Tonight he gets the Boston Celtics who will be depleted on the front line with the loss of Al Horfod. Look for Lopez to continue his impressive run.
Aron Baynes ($3,500 FD/DK)- With the news that Al Horford will be out tonight, Baynes immediately slides right in as a good play, especially considering his price. Baynes has performed well in his limited minutes this season and should get a big boost in playing time tonight making him a great play at his price.