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The point guard position is filled with quality mid-tier plays in Ricky Rubio, Mo Williams, and Goran Dragic. While I do believe Chris Paul will have a big game, his price tag is too high to use in cash games. Aaron Brooks is going to be heavily owned tonight despite his low ceiling, which is why I'd rather pay for a guy like Mo Williams, who has a floor of 25 fantasy points and can blow up for 40-plus fantasy points.
The shooting guard position is loaded as Eric Bledsoe has a dream matchup vs the Nuggets. While I do like Jimmy Butler on DraftKings, is price tag is outrageous on Fanduel. Eric Gordon continues to play almost 40 minutes a game and should have no problem reaching value. Like both Clippers shooting guards in Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick. The small forward position is the best place to save money on as Danilo Gallinari and Omri Casspi are great low-tier plays that will crush their value.
The power forward position has a lot of quality mid-tier options in Tim Duncan (on DraftKings), Nerlens Noel, and Terrence Jones. However, Pau Gasol is going to be force fed the ball tonight with Derrick Rose out, combine that with the great matchup and it is easy to see why he is one of the best plays of the night. The center position is all about DeAndre Jordan because the Rockets don't have anyone that can contain him and the Clippers have no one else that can rebound the ball. Alex Len and Omer Asik are quality low-tier options that will exceed their value.
Here is the early edition of the Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook for February 25th:
|Mo Williams||Hornets||4,650||5,400||5,600||Playing huge minutes for the Hornets and can drop 40 FP in any given night|
|Goran Dragic||Heat||5,000||6,300||6,300||Love the matchup and has a high floor/ceiling|
|Ricky Rubio||Wolves||4,900||6,900||7,000||Still cheap on Aces despite having 3 straight games with at least 40 FP|
|Elfrid Payton||Magic||4,650||6,000||5,600||Better play on DK./Aces. Has at least 31 FP in 3 out of the past 4 games.|
|Eric Bledsoe||Suns||5,700||8,400||7,900||Has a high ceiling and is averaging 7 rebounds & 8 assists in the past 3 games|
|Eric Gordon||Pelicans||4,800||6,300||6,000||Safe cash game option|
|Avery Bradley||Celtics||4,700||5,800||5,500||Good Mid-tier play. Like J. Crawford as well|
|Garrett Temple||Wizards||3,500||3,500||3,000||Great punt option as long as Beal is out|
|Jimmy Butler||Bulls||5,800||8,700||7,700||Will be asked to do more with Rose out. Expensive on FD though|
|Danilo Gallinari||Nuggets||3,950||4,000||5,000||Will destroy his value on Aces/FD|
|Luol Deng||Heat||4,600||6,200||5,700||Safe mid-tier play|
|Omri Casspi||Kings||3,800||3,800||3,700||Playing more minutes under Karl, but has a tough matchup|
|Gordon Hayward||Jazz||5,750||8,100||7,700||Only SF worth spending up for|
|P.J. Tucker||Suns||4,000||4,900||5,400||Super cheap on Aces and a good #2 SF option on FD|
|Pau Gasol||Bulls||6,550||9,300||9,800||CHA is brutal vs PFs and he'll see more FGA with Rose out|
|Tim Duncan||Spurs||5,700||7,600||6,800||Love his price on DK, especially since he's averaging 52 vs POR this season|
|Terrence Jones||Rockets||4,500||5,600||5,700||Good mid-tier option as long as he starts|
|Nerlens Noel||Sixers||4,900||6,700||5,900||Solid option on DK/Aces with a good floor and high ceiling|
|DeAndre Jordan||Clippers||6,200||9,200||8,800||Dominated HOU a few games ago by producing 62 FP|
|Alex Len||Suns||4,400||5,000||4,900||Has double digit rebounds in 3 straight games and he's playing 30-plus minutes a game during that span|
|Omer Asik||Pelicans||4,500||4,800||4,900||Will produce about 30 FP, but that is his ceiling|
|Rudy Gobert||Jazz||4,800||5,900||5,800||Decent GPP option that is boom/bust|