Daily Fantasy Basketball Du-Rant
The Daily Fantasy Basketball Du-Rant provides you daily recommendations in a four tiered format, with specific targets for GPP tournaments (Guaranteed Prize Payout tournaments) and separate players that may be more geared towards Double Up (DU) contests. It does not mean they are only worth playing in said format, just that I like them in that type of format a little more. (Since there are only five games this evening will skip separating the picks into GPP/DU segments and just provide you with some players that have the potential to meet or exceed their value tonight).
For those of you checking out my recommendations for the first time, I group the players in A,B,C,D Tiers as a play on the old A,B,C,D basketball camps and as an easy way to distinguish player tiers. (All prices are according to Draft Street). If you have any specific questions post them in the comments section and I will answer them asap or send me a tweet by clicking on my twitter handle at the top of this article. To see who is starting each night visit our NBA Lineups Page
A-All Star priced players that should put up All Star stats today (target 35+ FP, $16,000-on up).
Carmelo Anthony (18%) is facing a Kings team that are allowing the fourth most points per games to opponents and doesno t have anyone to match up with Anthony who is averaging six more fantasy points per game at home at almost 40 FP than he does on the road.
Anthony Davis (18.9) is the eighth most expensive player, so in essence, you are getting a slight discount among the top salary options tonight. Davis should have a field day against the lowly Bucks who are missing about half their team to injury this evening.
B-rated Ballers: Big name players with big games, but not as high of a price tag as the top five or so priced players at each position (around 30 FP, $13,000-$16,000).
Paul George (14.3%) price tag has dropped some after a few sub-par performances, but he should bounce back tonight against a Mavs team that are allowing the fifth most points per game to opposing small forwards this season.
Rajon Rondo (13.8%) is averaging 12-plus more fantasy points when playing at the TD Garden and he is coming off a 42 fantasy point outing against the Mavs in his last game.
C-as in players that COULD be in line to provide you with good to great value in the mid-tier price range (target 25+ FP, $8,000-$13,000).
Zaza Pachulia (10%) has been solid of late scoring 22-plus FP in each of his last four games and both John Henson and Larry Sanders have been ruled out tonight, so that should mean Pachulia could see 30 or more minutes.
Nick Calathes (9%) will start again and he has been on a semi-heater of late making 15 of his last 21 shots and exceeded 26 fantasy points in each of his last two games.
Chase Budinger (7.8%) has been inserted into the TWolves starting lineup and is averaging about 20 FP in 28.5 mpg over his last two games and gets a Nuggets team that is banged up and are allowing the third most points to opposing teams on the season.
Patrick Patterson (10.5%) will get the start again as Amir Johnson has been ruled OUT. Patterson is coming off a 22 point performance against the Pelicans and has an even more favorable matchup tonight as Paul Millsap and the Hawks are allowing the second most FP to opposing power forwards over the last 15 days as I pointed out in today’s Daily Dribble article.
D-Discounted Dandies: Players on the cheap whose production may exceed what their discounted price tag suggests. (Double Digit Fantasy Production, $3,500-$8,000).
Tim Hardaway Jr. (5.7%) if J.R. Smith does not play I could see Timmy Jr. getting a few more opportunities offensively against one of the worst defending teams in the league in the Kings who are allowing the fourth most points per games to opponents.
Cory Joseph (8%) Tony Parker has been ruled out and Patty Mills is dealing with a sore ankle and may not play. I do not love the matchup versus Rajon Rondo and the Celtics, but Joseph has a good chance to play close to 30 minutes and he has reached or exceeded value in each of his last four games.
Kyle Singler (8%) will continue to start at shooting guard for new interim coach John Loyer. Singler is averaging a about 13 points in five games as a starter this season for the Pistons and is facing a short-handed Cavs team that is allowing the 5th most points per game to opposing shooting guards over the last 15 days.
Best of Luck tonight and don’t be afraid to go rouge and post your questions in the comments section and/or send me a tweet @FantasyNomad. Also, be sure to check out this morning's Daily Dribble for more DFS insight.
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