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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.
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, $15,000-on up).
G Michael Carter-Williams (16.3%) is facing a Pistons team that are allowing the second most points to the point guard position over the last ten games at 25.3 ppg and the Pistons possess the worst defensive efficiency over that span.
G Kyrie Irving (16%) should have a field day versus, whichever Burk(e)s guard him.
G James Harden (17.8%) has been on fire of late averaging about 47 FP over his last three games.
C DeAndre Jordan (15.9%) has posted a double-double in three out of his last four games and has reached double figures in rebounds in every game since the 12th of December.
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, $12,000-$15,000).
G Shaun Livingston (12.3%) no DWill again tonight against a Miami Heat team that will be playing their second game of a back-to-back and own the fifth worst defensive efficiency rating to point guards over the last 10 games. Livingston has scored 25-plus FP in each of his last two games.
F Tyreke Evans (13.6%) has not reached 20 FP in his last three games so some Fantasy owners may shy away from him tonight, but the matchup is very tasty as the Mavs will be without Shawn Marion and the Pelicans will have to lean on Evans on the offensive end without Jrue Holiday sidelined.
G Monta Ellis (14.8%) slightly over 30 FP over his last two games and will be facing a depleted and likely emotionally down Pelicans team who are allowing the fourth most points per game to the shooting guard position over the last 10 games.
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-$12,000).
G Jameer Nelson (11.2%) three 30-plus FP games out of his last four and the Kings are allowing the fourth most FP to point guards over the last 15 days (nine games) and are allowing the most points per game to the position over the last 10 games.
F Glen Davis (12%) no Nikola Vucevic again and a more favorable matchup then he has had over his past two games.
G Trey Burke (11.2%) is averaging over six more FP at home then on the road at 24.61.
G Gerald Henderson (10.3%) stock is trending upward with his recent performances, including almost 30 FP in his last game and will be facing a TWolves team that are allowing 22.3 ppg over their last 10 games to opponents shooting guards. I also like Jodie Meeks, but you can get Henderson at a slight discount on DraftStreet and even more so on other sites.
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).
F Rahsard Lewis (5.8%) has scored 15.75 and 30.5 in the last two games where he has played 25-plus minutes, which he should see tonight.
F Tony Snell (6%) will continue to see extended playing time with the departure of Luol Deng, obviously his ceiling is a little lower with Boozer and Noah playing, but if you need some salary relief Snell would at least serve that purpose.
G Brian Roberts (5.5%) will again get the start with Jrue Holiday out for at least a month with stress fracture in his right leg. Roberts averaged a double-double in the five games he started last season with 12.6 points and 10 assists and is facing a Mavs team that has the second worst defensive efficiency rating against point guards over the last 10 games.
Best of Luck tonight, and for you season long players looking for some help check out this week's Fantasy Basketball Wire Wire Pick Ups and if you have any questions go rouge and post them in the comments section and/or send me a tweet.