SuperDraft NBA Playbook & Example Lineups: February 13
Steve Pimental takes us through his NBA SuperDraft Playbook & Example Lineups for tonight's two-game slate!
Last week's SuperDraft Playbook was great, but it had a chance to be even greater. I couldn't quite pull the trigger on Ja Morant for my example lineup despite advocating for him in the playbook. Hopefully you were more brave than I, as that bravery would have been rewarded with 14.3% ownership and 92.25 fantasy points. Even so, our formula of getting at least 50 fantasy points from every player and spiking a couple big performances (John Collins and Joel Embiid ) produced yet another comfortable cash.
Things might be different this week with only two games on the slate. We still probably need at least 50 points from each lineup spot, but it will be vital to nail our Champion pick. With that in mind, let's take a look at our example GPP lineup, as well as other players I'm considering.
Jrue Holiday X2.25
I might play Jrue Holiday even if Brandon Ingram is healthy, but in that scenario, I think I would make Paul George my champion. Holiday has averaged 55 fantasy points with Ingram out the last two games.
Daniel Theis X2.05
Only the Pistons and Hawks have allowed more fantasy points to opposing centers this season. Theis is averaging 31.5 fantasy points since missing two games last week with an ankle injury.
Zion Williamson X1.75
Zion has at least 31.5 fantasy points over his last five games, and he had a career-high 50.75 fantasy points his last time out.
Danilo Gallinari X1.7
Gallinari has at least 30 fantasy points in seven of his last eight games, and the Pelicans have allowed the most fantasy points in the league to opposing small forwards. Gallinari is averaging 36.5 fantasy points in three games against the Pelicans this season.
Paul George X1.4
George has at least 41 fantasy points in five of his last six games. George is averaging 28.0 mpg in February, and he should top that total easily if this game stays close.
Others Receiving Votes
Tatum has had at least 42 fantasy points in six straight games, while Hayward has at least 36 fantasy points in 4 straight games, averaging 42.4 fantasy points over that span. I don’t love the matchup against the Clippers, which is the biggest reason they just barely missed my lineup.
Josh Hart X2.05
Hart had at least 33 fantasy points in four of his last five games, including three games in which Brandon Ingram played. He is playable regardless of Ingram's status.