The first full week of NBA is in the books.  Hope everyone is making a few bucks playing DFS.  Last week, the DFS write up did really well.  Now, I do read the questions and comments below but I must tell you all I am a daily NBA guy not a season long guy.  Razzball has good guys on the site that could answer your questions on season long.  Also, it’s easier to hit me up on twitter if you have any questions.  With that said let’s get on with this nice 8 game slate.

Note: The struggling Memphis Grizzlies play at the Utah Jazz with a O/U at 179 right now.  This might be the lowest O/U game of the year.  Utah plays at a snail’s pace and Memphis got boat raced the last two games.  I recommend staying far away from this game.  There are way better spots to get fantasy production on Saturday night.

 

Point Guards

If you want to pay up for a PG you can certainly do that.  I must caution you though.  Steph Curry (10,400) plays against the Kings and the Warriors are favored by 17 ½ right now.  Chris Paul (9,100) went out with a groin strain on Thursday night but is probably to play.  So, if you want to pay up look at John Wall (9,000).  He’s as consistent as they come and shouldn’t be highly owned.

Deron Williams (5,900) has a dream matchup vs. the Pelicans.  The Pelicans have given up the most production to PG’s so far this season and it’s not even close.  I haven’t rostered a Dallas PG yet this year but tonight might be the night.

I know Jarrett Jack (5,600) plays for the crappy Brooklyn Nets.  Hey, I’m not a fan of rostering Brooklyn players either, but Jack isn’t a bad cash game option on Saturday.  Should see around 30 mins and MCW won’t be guarding him because he’s out with a injury.  Jack should 5x his value and that’s what you’re looking for in your cash games

T.J. McConnell (5,000) has been a DFS darling for a few days.  Anytime a player gets over 30 Draft Kings points at bare min or around bare min price, his price is going to shoot up.   He will be popular in cash games so fading him in tournaments isn’t a bad option.

 

Shooting Guards      

Bradley Beal (6,800) has been on fire to start the season.  His lowest fantasy output has been 32.5 points on opening night.  For a position with not many good options, Beal is a great way to lock in some consistent production for under 7k.

Nik Stauskas (4,200) is a nice cheap source of salary relief.  He saw 35 and 37 minutes the last two games.  

 

Small Forwards

Kawhi Leonard (7,900) has been a monster to start the season.  He is averaging 33 minutes, 21.6 points and 9.2 boards in five games this season.  He’s a plug and play for me on Saturday night.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (7,300) is a player in the same mold as Kawhi Leonard.  He hasn’t had a game below 30 fantasy points yet this season.  I highly doubt the Brooklyn Nets slow him down.

Evan Fournier (5,800) has gone from a nice value to a player we really have to consider fading at this price.  Last night he burned us with a horrible shooting night, going 3-11 from the field.

 

Power Forwards

Anthony Davis (10,600) had a monster game last night with 43 pts, 10 rebs, 3 dimes, 4 stl, and 3 blks.  Now he get to face a Dallas team that gives up the most production to PF’s.

I know I don’t have to tell you to play Blake Griffin (9,600).  I will tell you that he is playing in a game with a O/U at 218 right now against a team that gives up plenty of fantasy love to PF’s.  Also, Blake hasn’t had a game under 40 Draft Kings points.

Clint Capela (3,700) is listed at PF on Draft Kings, but he plays center. Capela started for the injured Dwight Howard Friday night.  I must warn you guys that Capela likes to foul and teams love to send the piss poor free throw shooting DeAndre Jordan to the charity stripe.

 

Centers

The center position is kinda of a mess on Saturday night.  Boogie Cousins, Nikola Vucevic, Andrew Bogut, and Omar Asik probably won’t play.  Dwight Howard has a bad back and is questionable.  Marc Gasol and Rudy Gobert are both good defenders that are playing against each other.

Jahlil Okafor (6,300) isn’t in a bad spot, but you have to remember he is still a rookie.  His upside is limited.  I don’t see him reaching 40 fantasy points but 30 isn’t out of the question.

Dewayne Dedmon (3,900) will start for the injured Nikola Vucevic.  Last night he didn’t have the greatest night with 10 pts, 4 rebs, and 3 blks.  However, he did play 30 minutes and that is key.

 

Don’t forget to check twitter for any late scratches and player news.  As always you can catch me on twitter @realdaddybigs or leave a comment below. Good luck this weekend in your games.

  1. Cruise says:
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    Thoughts on Will Barton?

    • danb

      DB says:
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      @Cruise: Think he is more of a bench guy. His value takes a serious hit when Chandler gets back. Right now he is a 20 to 25 mins a game. 8 to 15 pts a game

  2. eric says:
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    ei danb, thoughts on payton?im a little concern hes not fitting on skiles system

  3. danb

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    Not really a fan. He will never be a good shooter. As long as Dipo is there the back court is his

  4. TheJohn says:
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    ibaka dirk or giannis millsap!

    westbrook or james dirk!

    harden love or james collison ibaka…

    sorry for many question!! really considerin my trades now!!

    • danb

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      @TheJohn: Giannis and Millsap and it’s not even close. James and Dirk but if u need a pg then I’m fine with Westy. Harden and Love and that’s not really close either

      • TheJohn says:
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        @DB: thanks bro… lets hope i get some of them off

  5. Nathan McClellan says:
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    Hayward or Rubio? My best categories are assists and points while i’m middle-of -the pack in rebounds, FT%,FG% and Rebs.

    Thanks

    • danb

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      @Nathan McClellan: If your best cats are points and assists that is cuz of Rubio not Hayward. Hayward helps in more in FT, FG and a little bit in RB’s. So if you take Rubio out in favor of Hayward your points and assists will take a hit. I would try to trade Hayward. Utah’s pace of play is pathetic.

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