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. (All prices are according to DraftStreet).
A-All Star priced players that should put up All Star stats today (target 35+ FP, $16,000-on up).
Paul George (17.8%) if you do not want to spend on Kevin Duarant go George who will cost you about 6% less than KD (I also like Nikola Vucevic against Philly but his price tag is higher than Al Jefferson's on DS, but much cheaper on other sites so I'll play Vuc elsewhere).
Al Jefferson (16%) is practically a must play based on the way he has played this past month and he should abuse whoever the Thunder try to throw at him today, especially the rookie Steven Adams. Big AL despite the moniker is exactly one of the lower priced "stars" tonight on DS making him an even more attractive own.
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).
Michael Carter-Williams (13.9%) is not an ideal option on sites like DS that subtract for miss shots, but on the sites that do not then MCW makes for a nice roll of the dice play against a Magic team I could see him getting a triple-double against if he can shoot better than 3-for-13 as he did against them two games ago. MCW is averaging more than four fantasy points on the road at 31.75 than at home (game is in Orlando).
Victor Oladipo (14.3%) disappointed some owners last night, well at least those who did not read yesterday’s Daily Dribble and heed our warning about using the rook against the Heat. Regardless, it is a new day and a the matchup could not be any better as the Magic take on the worst defense in the league in the 76ers and Oladipo will been leaned on more offensively with Afflalo still out and Jameer Nelson a game-time decision.
Kyle O'Quinn (Note: rather than individually listing every Magic player just realize they are all in play against the seventy-shitters especially Tobias Harris, Mo Harkless, Nikola Vucevic, and if you wanted to get creative even that big brute Kyle O'Quinn who is coming off a 37-plus FP performance I just would not use him on DS as his price tag is too high, but on other sites he is near minimum wage).
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).
Kawhi Leonard (12.9%) is heating up likely because he appears back near 100% healthy having posted 32 and 28 FP in his first two games back from injury. He and the Spurs will face a Mavs team that are allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing small forwards.
Markieff Morris (12.5%) faces a Hawks frontcourt that is down to Elton “Old Man” Brand and Mike Scott. The frontcourt injuries have gotten so bad for Atlanta that they are mainly rolling with one big man either Brand or Mike Scott and mixture of four guards/small forwards, which should present a favorable matchup of Markieff Morris who has exceed 25 FP in five of his last six games and played 30-plus minutes in three of his last four games. (I also like Gerald Green, Miles Plumlee, and Gerald Henderson at this price range).
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).
C.J. Watson(6%) will get the start again as George Hill is OUT today versus the Jazz, but the ceiling is very low for Watson, so it just comes down to the fact many owners may shy away from him and his salary is so low the star you can match him with may make up for the lack of potential on Watson's behalf. Update: Hill may now play
Perry Jones (Thunder's Perry Jones is expected to start in place of the injured Thabo Sefoloshia, but I believe he will be a popular pick and although his ceiling is higher than Watsons is floor is also lower).
E’Twaun Moore (6.2%) I added this one due to the recently news that Jameer Nelson is a game-time decision (undisclosed reasons as about 5pm). As was pointed out yesterday, if a player starts and is facing the Sixers they are almost always in play and with Arron Afflalo already ruled out Moore should be more involved in the offense then some of his previous spot starts.
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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