It’s the last week of the regular season, which means roughly 40-50% of fantasy basketball will be over for the owners who didn’t make the playoffs. Â But don’t worry! Â You don’t have to wait until fantasy drafts next October to get back to your fantasy winning days. Â Our friends at DraftKings run huge $ daily fantasy contests, and have got some of their biggest payouts yet. Â Play today in their $150,000 Bank Shot and for an entry fee of only $200, you could win $50,000! Â Payouts will go to the top 100 players, and the prize pool would make John Dillinger proud. Â Or you can always hop in the $15,000 Big Wednesday for an entry fee of only $27 and win $3 G’s! Â Now let me try and help you win some money with some good value picks for tonight:
Serge Ibaka ($5,600) –Â While he may put many men’s private collections in peril, Ibaka is coming off a big night against the Spurs (13 Pts 16 Rebs 3 Blks) and I think can replicate and probably improve upon those numbers against the Jazz tonight. Â After losing in San Antonio, I like the Thunder to play hungry and win big at home. Â With Paul Millsap likely to sit out and Al Jefferson still in the 30-minute range after missing a few, I like Ibaka to wreak havoc on the boards and in the paint.
Jason Thompson ($5,700) –Â Very quietly has played his way back into fantasy prominence scoring 18 in 3 of the last 5 and grabbing at least 8 boards in 3 of the last 5. Â With what should be a gutty matchup underneath between DeMarcus Cousins and Joakim Noah, look for Thompson to be able to exploit some boards and a few shots against the slower Carlos Boozer. Â I see a 16-11-2 game with little downside.
Dorell Wright ($4,800) –Â Even with the news that Nick Young thinks he will return tonight vs. the Heat, I like Wright to have plenty of minutes and three-point shots to be worth the money. Â Wright’s minutes didn’t fluctuate much with/then without Young anyway, and the Sixers will need the offense to try and keep up with the Heat going for their 20th straight. Â He’s scored double-digits in 6 of the last 7 and also has multi 3-pointers in 8 of the last 9. Â Add in a handful of other stats and he’s a guy to target.
Corey Brewer ($4,600) –Â I’ve been loving Brewer as a deep league option, and tonight for a daily league cheap option, I think Brewer is a solid buy. Â If the Knicks even play 130% better than Monday night they will lose by 20, which will give the Nuggets bench extra time on the floor. Â He does it all (scores, boards, dishes and steals) and should have a great game against a team that looked inÂ disarray.
Kosta Koufos ($4,500) –Â Another Nugget I like tonight is the big Kouf, who is coming off a solid 20-10 game his last time out. Â The Knicks rebounding was atrocious against the Warriors, and while Koufos is obviously no David Lee, he isn’t that far off from Andrew Bogut right now, who also had double-digit rebounds against the Knicks last Monday. Â Koufos went 10-11 from the floor his last game to get 22 points so I doubt he hits that plateau, but I could easily see a 15-10 game with a few other stats sprinkled in.
J.J. Barea ($4,600) –Â Hit 5 threes last night and has back-to-back 16-4-4 games going 17-5-5 with 5 3s yesterday. Â He’s got the shot to score 20 and does enough other things to be a solid buy.
Good luck tonight and win Razzball Nation some money!