What's up FANation! We have a nine-game schedule and make sure you pay attention before lineup lock. These are the initial value plays, but as we saw yesterday surprises happen. Ben Simmons was a surprise scratch and it changed the approach to the slate.

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James Johnson , PF/C MIN ($4,600)

Karl-Anthony Towns is out with a wrist injury and Johnson sees a bigger role with Towns sidelined. Even if Johnson doesn't score much, he contributes in several categories. In the last game, Johnson had five points, five rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three steals in 32 minutes against the Hornets for 29.8 DK points. He is averaging 27.5 DK points over the last three games. The Timberwolves are thin and he should play around 30 minutes.

Anfernee Simons , PG/SG POR ($3,500)

When Simons gets the minutes, he tends to produce. Damian Lillard left the last game early with a groin injury and won't play tonight. Simons played 28 minutes in the last game against the...