March 11, 2017, 2:50 pm
Tonight’s 9 game slate is fairly jam packed with seven players over $10k and plenty of quality players following thereafter. Considering the Warriors/Spurs showdown serving as punt bowl with notable players out, this slate shows promise to hold plenty of potential and creativity in options. Lets jump in.
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Play: Ricky Rubio $7,100
Rubio has been nothing but consistent, contributing across the board in every which way showing why 7k is a bargain for a guy producing right around 40 FDP his last three games.
Value: Cory Joseph $5,000
With Kyle Lowry (wrist) still out, Joseph sitting at 5k playing at least 30 minutes a game is hard to ignore. His involvement across all categories is encouraging to show that he can reach value.
Play: Seth Curry $6,200
Curry is one of the safest plays in the tricky position of shooting guard tonight. Lots of the popular plays are coming off heavy minute performances from Friday and no matter what I see Curry seeing his normal workload, and producing his consistent DFS output.
Punt(S): Patrick McCaw $3,600 & Ian Clark $3,500
The Warriors simply only have so many players available with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala out for rest purposes. I expect both McCaw and Clark to get significant run and at bare minimum pricing, it is hard to look away from at least one.
STUD: LeBron James $11,600
James has been on a tear recently and there is no way of hiding it. Over his last four games played he has played at least 39 minutes, and has produced outings of 58.6, 63.6, 60.4 and 60.6 FDP. If those numbers don’t speak for themselves I don’t know what will.
Play: T.J. Warren $6,000
Ever since P.J. Tucker left for Toronto it seems Warren’s consistency factor finally came alive. Warren is one of my favorite plays every night because of how dependable he is and I expect him to produce a similar DFS output tonight.
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STUDS: Anthony Davis $10,900 & Nikola Jokic $10,100
It is always hard for me to trust low-end power forward plays and with plenty of value across the board tonight, I would not mind having one or both 10k power forward options tonight. Davis is always a risk because of being injury prone but the birthday boy coming off of a 17 minute game on Wednesday will have fresh legs to perform, keep in mind Davis dropped a 38-16-3-2-1 performance against the Hornets earlier this season. On the other hand, Nikola Jokic continues to amaze with his contributions across the board and with the matchup of Sacramento tonight I can see a potential triple double brewing.
Others to consider: Paul Millsap $7,900 & Marvin Williams $5,900
If you are looking for quality plays it is these two guys right here. With Dwight Howard (rest) out, Millsap will look to capitalize on the extra space on the floor and produce his usual across the board numbers (Ersan Illyasova is worth a look). Williams is really starting to come alive also, especially after Friday’s performance of 12 points, 18 boards and seven assists.
Play: Alan Williams $5,600
Over his last five appearances Williams has produced at least 27 FDP and the youth movement does not seem to be slowing down in Phoenix. Whether he sees 22 minutes and produces 34 FDP or 34 minutes and produces 45.5 FDP, Williams has been growingly a consistent DFS target.
Punt: Dewayne Dedmond $3,800
With LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined indefinitely due to his heart arrhythmia the Spurs will have an opening in their front court, and Dedmond has shown with opportunity he can in fact deliver. Keep in mind, this will also bring Pau Gasol back into the picture as he was coming off of the bench behind Dedmond so Gasol will be a solid play with no Kawhi Leonard (concussion).
Honorable Mention: Jusuf Nurkic $6,800
It is hard to ignore the bomb that he dropped on Thursday, scoring 28 points with 20 boards, eight assists, six blocks and two steals for a whopping 77 fantasy points. With Nurkic in his new home with consistent playing time, he has the potential to present similar stat lines like this in the future and tonight can be another one of those nights.
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