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Mamadi Diakite, OKC 

Let’s pay attention to the Thunder starting lineup here before FULLY committing to Diakite. I say that because they’re on a back-to-back and did not give any minutes to Derrick Favors on Friday. He has been in and out of the lineup, so something worth monitoring. If Diakite is starting again, why wouldn’t we go back to the well here? He played 30 minutes on Friday and had 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three blocks, good for 29.25 DKP. He’s not had two impressive showings in a row and is proving he just needs the run to be productive. He’s free on every site imaginable, so if he’s starting, I’m going back to the well against one of the worst defenses in the NBA.


Darius Bazley, OKC ($4,200)

Even though he didn’t shoot the ball well on Friday, Bazley contributed across the board and got us there. He’s been getting us there and more lately, putting up 26.25 DKP or more in four straight games. The main thing is he’s just on the floor. He’s played 36 minutes in back-to-back games and has topped 32 minutes in three of four. With Gilgeous-Alexander, Wiggins and Robinson-Earl out, Bazley averages .85 FP/min this year. He’s a solid value going up against one of the worst defensive units in the league.

Immanuel Quickley, NYK ($3,700)

I’m not saying this doesn’t come with any risk because it does, but Quickley could be a sneaky GPP option on today’s five-game slate. Thibs can’t figure out what he wants to do at the point-guard position and Quickley was the guy most recently to see the most run. He saw 27 minutes against the Grizzlies while both Kemba Walker and Alec Burks played 17 or less. I specified GPP play at the top earlier because it does feel like roulette at times, we just don’t know which guy is going to play a majority of the minutes. We know Quickley can fill it up when given the opportunity, however, and at this price he has a LOT of upside.


Grayson Allen, MIL ($4,400)

The value on FanDuel is hard to come by, but Allen at just 4.4K makes a lot of sense. He’s playing 30+ minutes right now and is providing the Bucks with a lot of spacing as it allows their “Big 3” to create plays for themselves and everyone around them. Allen has been contributing at a high level, notching 10+ points, four or more rebounds and two or more assists in each of the last three games. He’s notched 28+ FDP in two of three games and is going up against a Portland squad that ranks dead last in three-point field goal defense.


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Mason Plumlee, CHA ($15)

If Plumlee can staty out of foul trouble here, he could continue his excellent play despite the tough match-up. He’s crushing on the glass right now, grabbing nine or more in four straight games while putting up 11+ in three of four. He’s been active defensively coming away with at least one steal in six straight games and chips in scoring and with some assists as well. He’s now put up 24+ Y! pts in seven straight games and has put up 28+ in four straight.

Evan Fournier, NYK ($15)

It has been the year of the streak, good and bad, for Fournier and right now he’s got it going on. He’s scored 18+ points in three straight games and because of that, his minutes are up as high as they’ve been in a while. In all three games, he’s put up at least 26 Y! pts and twice he’s topped 39. Since January 1st, the Lakers rank 21st in DRtg, so Fournier could continue his hot shooting against LAL here. This is a nice pace up spot for the Knicks too.