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).
A-All Star priced players that should put up All Star stats today (target 35+ FP, $16,000-on up).
Dirk Nowitzki (16%) owns the 11th best Approximate Value total…ah forget it no need to go to deep stats to prove a point when Dirk and the Mavs play the worst defensive team in the NBA tonight in the Sixers.
Andre Drummond (18%) leads all centers in double-doubles with 40 in 54 games and he is facing a Hawks team that will be starting old man Brand and when he is not on the court the undersized Mike Scott will take his turn getting abused by Dre.
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).
Robin Lopez (13%) posted a double-double last game in the abscence of LaMarcus Aldridge with 11 points and 14 rebounds versus the Spurs and has an even better matchup against the defensively challenged Enes Kanter.
Damian Lillard (15.8%) will be counted on to carry more of the offensive workload with LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined and the Spurs are allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing point guards over the last 15 days.
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).
Jose Calderon (8.4%) this is more about the matchup than the player as we have found it almost does not matter who the point guard is against the 76ers they can not seem to stop anyone and they are probably feeling a little demoralized since 20% of their starting lineup was sent packing yesterday.
Carlos Boozer (12%) Denver is in the top three in points allowed per game to opponents and is sixth worst in limiting rebounds to opponents at 44.1%. Obviously Joakim Noah is in play too, but he will cost you over $6K more than Boozer.
Enes Kanter (11%) will start again for the injured Derrick Favors. Kanter is averaging 14.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in 23 games as a starter this season.
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).
Arnett Moultrie (7.7%) will replace the recently departed Spencer Hawes in the Sixers starting rotation, has a favorable matchup in the Mavs and should see enough minutes to reach value allowing you to add another star to your roster.
Tony Wroten (8%) is expected to start with the departure of Evan Turner, but even if he does not he should play plenty of minutes and should have very little trouble reaching his value at this price tag.
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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