Here’s tonight’s slate:
Detroit Pistons (18-15) at indiana Pacers (18-14)
Spread: Ind -4 ½ O/U 201 ½
Oklahoma City Thunder (23-10) at Charlotte Hornets (17-15)
Spread: OKC -6 ½ O/U 208
Orlando Magic (19-14) at Cleveland Cavaliers (21-9)
Spread: Cle -9 O/U 194 ½
Milwaukee Bucks (13-21) at Minnesota Timberwolves (12-21)
Spread: Min -1 O/U 201 ½
New Orleans Pelicans (10-22) at Dallas Mavericks (19-14)
Spread: Dal -3 O/U 207 ½
Houston Rockets (16-18) at San Antonio Spurs (28-6)
Spread: SAS -11 200 ½
Memphis Grizzlies (18-16) at Utah Jazz (14-17)
Spread: Mem -1 186
Denver Nuggets (12-21) at Golden St. Warriors (30-2)
Spread: GS -14 213 1/2
Philadelphia 76ers (3-31) at L.A. Clippers (21-13)
Spread: LAC -12 ½ 210
Russell Westbrook (10,700) is always a good way to start off your lineup. He’s the most expensive player on the slate for a reason. He has had over 50 DK points in 7 out of his last 10 games.
To afford a few high end studs we gotta find some value. With Ish Smith priced up to (7,300) and going up against Chris Paul, the value is gone. Trey Burke (4,600) is taking full advantage of Alec Burks broken fibula. Posting B2B 35.75 fantasy pt. games. He’s getting FGA’s and minutes. That usually equals to production.
SG looks like a spot to save a little money by not spending on James Harden (10,100). I have a rule that I don’t roster players verse San Antonio. The Spurs are just too good on defense.
Khris Middleton (6,800) is on fire right now. Averaging 40.3 DK points in the last 5 games and B2B 50+ DK points. At this price his floor is around 34 DK points. So there is still some meat left on the bone.
J.J. Redick (5,500) is about fully priced on DK right now. He was around 5k and that left us some value. He’s still not a bad cash game target because you pretty much know what you’re getting and they play the 76ers.
Paul George (8,800) is kinda of in no man’s land for me Saturday night. He’s in a bit of a slump for Paul George standards. I would rather have Kawhi Leonard (8,500) in a great match up vs Houston or spend up for the matchup proof LBJ (9,700) or KD (9,900).
Evan Fournier (6,000) has had some good games as of late. I would let someone else pay his rising price. He was $4,700 four games ago. Then he get’s to go up against the stingy Cavs defense which held him to 11.25 DK points back on 12/11.
If you want to save some coin take a look at Jeff Green (5,700) with Matt Barnes suspended for his run in with Knick coach Derek Fisher banging his estranged wife.
Draymond Green (9,600) is needed to carry more of the load with Curry, Barnes and Ezeli injured. On a site like DK that has double/double and triple double bonus he has more value. Green had his 5th TD of the year last game.
Andre Drummond (9,400) is the top priced option and never a bad choice. I’m more inclined to save $1,600 and go with DeAndre Jordan (7,800) that has a super matchup vs. the 76ers. Yeah there is a chance of a blowout but they are going to need Jordan to do some of the damage to get to that point in the game. The Clips don’t have Blake Griffin and never really had a SF.
Karl-Anthony Towns (7,000) keeps putting up big games and his price barely rises. The center position being under priced on DK is a good thing because rostering two centers on DK is a play most people are reluctant to do. KAT has a price around 35 DK points. In his last 10 games he is averaging around 39 DK points and that’s just a floor.
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