• Today’s slates are an odd ones FanDuel, as there is no slate that includes every game. So for our purposes we will be looking at the five game starting at 3:30 and 6:00 EST. I made a cash lineup I really like pretty quickly and I’m excited to discuss them. Let’s start.

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    Point Guard

    Jeff Teague: $7,400

    Teague has been playing some great basketball as of late as the Pacers try to get into playoff form. This matchup with the Sixers is a great one for Indiana and especially for Teague who can rack up stats in a hurry in a fast paced game. He’s been rolling and is still under-priced so deploy him with confidence.

    Austin Rivers: $4,100

    With J.J. Redick out, Rivers has seen a nice bump in playing time as of late. He had a tough matchup with the Jazz last game and didn’t put up great numbers, but with an improved matchup with the Kings he’s sure to improve upon last game’s disappointment.

    Shooting Guard

    Victor Oladipo: $6,000

    Oladipo has not lived up to expectations thus far in OKC, but he has performed quite nicely in the previous three games against the Rockets averaging 32 FDP. That’s enough for 5x value at his price and should be all you need for  cash game without overspending on guys like James Harden.

    Denzel Valentine: $4,300

    With Wade out, Valentine has been seeing minutes in the high 20s to low 30s and has been producing pretty consistently. He’s at a nice price and can certainly hit value for you in this competitive Eastern conference battle.

    Small Forward

    Jimmy Butler: $10,00

    I’ll be paying up for Jimmy Buckets in this one, as he is simply the only consistent form of offense on this lackluster Bulls squad sans Dwyane Wade. His price is certainly high but with good reason as the man has been absolutely ballin’ lately with huge upside. Don’t be afraid to plug him into your lineup in this big game.

    Paul George: $8,800

    The two most expensive guys in the position but it’s well worth it. Playoffs Paul George is a different animal and has shown that side of him as of late. This matchup with Robert Covington isn’t the best, but I still see George getting his and carrying the Pacers to a win.

    Power Forward

    Richaun Holmes: $5,600

    Holmes is bound to be a popular play today but probably not as popular as he was a few games ago when he was putting up incredible value. In a tough matchup with the Pacers he’s bound to get a majority of the minutes at center and should have no issue putting up great value at his reasonable price.

    Skal Labissiere: $4,700

    Labissiere has been great as of late, exceeding value ever since he’s gotten the minutes to do so. With Kosta Koufos on the sidelines, Skal will have one of his best opportunities to but up solid numbers in a matchup with the Clippers.

    Center

    Hassan Whiteside: $8,800

    The Celtics have had their rebounding woes this season and Whiteside is one of the best rebounders in the league… yeah. On top of that, Whiteside has been on fire lately as the offense is starting to run through him again and he’s delivering. Deploy him in any format.

    GOOD LUCK!

Fantasy News

  • TJ Warren
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    According to Pacers beat writer Scott Agness, Pacers forward T.J. Warren has no injury worries heading into the season.

    Warren has missed 56 games during the last two seasons, but he hopes to stay healthy for all of 2019-20. Warren is likely to start for the Pacers and could hold top-100 value if he can stay on the court.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard expects to play for Team USA during next year's Summer Olympics.

    Lillard skipped this year's World Cup but is planning to play in Tokyo. He should be a late first-round or early second-round fantasy pick this year.

    Source: news.com.au

  • Stephen Curry
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Warriors guard Stephen Curry expects to play at next year's Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

    Curry will have a busy year ahead of him. Still, it's no surprise that many potential members of Team USA skipped this year's FIBA World Cup in favor of an Olympics appearance. Curry will be a popular early first-round pick in fantasy drafts.

    Source: ESPN

  • Isaiah Thomas
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery on his left thumb.

    This is rough news for the Wizards, who already have John Wall on the shelf. Thomas was a candidate to start at point guard, but instead he'll have to recover from yet another injury. Thomas averaged 8.1 points and 1.9 assists in limited action for the Nuggets last campaign.

    Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Free Agent

    According to Ian Begley, several Nets players are pushing for the team to sign Carmelo Anthony but it's unknown whether the front office will go forward.

    Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have already been reported as being among Anthony's supporters. Still, Melo could end up with a team other than the Nets or nowhere at all in the NBA. He averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds before the Rockets parted ways with him last November.

    Source: Ian Begley on SNY

  • Justin Anderson
    SF, Washington Wizards

    The Wizards signed forward Justin Anderson.

    The Wizards could use depth, but Anderson's deal is non-guaranteed and he is unlikely to make a major fantasy impact. He averaged 3.7 points last season in limited action for the Hawks.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Isaiah Taylor
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors have signed guard Isaiah Taylor, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    It's a partially guaranteed deal for Taylor, who missed last season due to injury. The Celtics, Nuggets, and Suns had also shown interest. Taylor averaged 6.6 points and 1.3 assists in 2017-18 with the Hawks. He's unlikely to put up big numbers with the Raptors.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Darius Miller
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans have applied for a disabled player exception worth $3.625 million, after losing forward Darius Miller for the season with an Achilles injury.

    Miller became a reliable perimeter threat for the Pelicans last year averaging career-highs in points (8.2) and assists (2.5) in 69 games. He then signed a two-year deal worth $14 million early in the summer. Without Miller, the Pelicans will likely give more minutes to Kenrich Williams and Nicolo Melli.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    According to Andrew Lopez, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram have been full participants in voluntary team workouts.

    It's great news for the two former number two picks as they enter their age-22 seasons with a fresh start. Neither Ball nor Ingram has played in 60 games in either of the past two seasons due to injuries. Ingram has never cracked the top 110/170 (8-cat/9-cat), but he could easily beat that in New Orleans with a quick tempo and new role. Ball had a top 60/85 finish in his rookie season, so there's definitely upside here. Lonzo does have a very wide range of possible outcomes, so draft him only if you're feeling risky.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Yante Maten
    PF, Miami Heat

    The Celtics are signing F Yante Maten to an Exhibit 10 contract on Tuesday.

    Maten had a strong season with the Skyforce in the G-League last year averaging 23.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. He was also productive in Summer League action with the Heat this summer.

    Source: Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter