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).
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, $16,000-on up).
Dwight Howard (19.1%) with no Nikola Pekovic, Howard should continue to dominate. Howard is averaging about 50 FP over his last two games.
Stephen Curry (21%) is an astronomical price to pay, but you do not get more consistent then Curry who has scored 35-plus FP in three of his last four games. Curry posted a triple-double the last time he faced the turrible defending Sixers team. With only six games on the docket, spending on Curry makes more sense tonight.
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-$16,000).
Spencer Hawes (13.4%) is inside the top 20 in rebound chances per game and is facing a Warriors team that will likely be without Andrew Bogut and David Lee. (For more on why I see a bounceback game from Hawes view today’s Daily Dribble article).
Brandon Jennings (16%) over 94 FP in his last two games combined and is facing a banged up Spurs team.
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).
Khris Middleton (11.5%) John Henson will be the more attractive own, thus making Middleton a possible GPP darling as he should have low ownership and he has averaged 33 FP over his last two games.
Patty Mills (9.7%) if you have been reading these articles and my Daily Dribble articles you know I have professed my love affair for this Patty everytime Tony Parker has been out. Mills has done everything to strengthen our bond this Valentine’s month as he is averaging 18.2 points, almost three 3-pointers, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and a little more than a steal per game in five games, so you know he’ll “Be Mine” again if Parker is out.
Roy Hibbert (11.3%) is a risky play as always, but he is averaging about five more FP per game at home then on the road and has a very favorable matchup against the Nuggets who allow a ton of points in the paint and a ton of rebounds (opponents have seventh highest rebounding percentage in the league when facing the Nuggets).
John Henson (11.7%) the kid they call “Gadget” for his long, lanky physique which he uses well to contests shots (2.2 bpg). Henson is coming off a 30-plus FP performance, helped by his four swats, and is facing a Celtics team that played yesterday, has played four games in the last six days, and will be without Rajon Rondo.
Zaza Pachulia (9.9%) for more ZaZa check out today’s Daily Dribble article (click on the blue link).
Harrison Barnes (10%) is averaging over 30 minutes per game over his last four games, including 39 minutes in his last game where he scored 23 points. Barnes could be in for another big night as the Sixers suck on defense. (This is if David Lee is out).
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).
Chase Budinger (8%) stepped up his production in his last game as he finished with 22.25 FP (on DraftStreet) in 29 minutes. Budinger is minium salary on most sites, which would make him even more appealing
Kyle Singler (8%) will continue to start at shooting guard for new interim coach John Loyer. Singler is averaging a surprising 14.8 points in four games as a starter this season for the Pistons and is facing a Spurs team that is allowing the 10th most points per game to opposing shooting guards over the last 15 days.
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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