These fantasy basketball picks will help you dominate the competition tonight!
Stephen Curry was a letdown once again last night, and my value pick of Mirza Teletovic didn’t pan out like I had anticipated. On a short slate, you have to nail your picks or instantly be caught behind the 8-ball. We are back at it today for a HUGE slate of games.
Today’s Top Plays
Rajon Rondo ($15,950) vs Cleveland – Rondo is one of the most consistent players at the PG position, and he has shown that this season. He is the best passer in the NBA in my opinion, and is capable of huge games even when he doesn’t light up the scoreboard. He is averaging 11/11/8 this season, and just came off of a 57 FP performance against the Thunder. Kyrie Irving has never been known as a good defender, and Rondo should have no problem sharing the wealth and even contributing some scoring of his own.
Reggie Jackson ($14,100) vs Detroit– Jackson is leading the NBA with 41.7 minutes played per game, and this reason alone makes him a viable option against anyone. Fortunately, he is facing one of the worst one-on-one defenders in the league at the PG position in Brandon Jennings. John Wall just simply torched Jennings last time out, and while Jackson isn’t quite that same caliber of player, he is more than capable of exploiting a good matchup.
Michael Carter-Williams ($8,050) at Houston – You have no idea how excited I am to play MCW at this price. Patrick Beverley is out again, and that means that MCW will have an enormous size advantage over anyone Houston throws his way. It is possible that Trevor Ariza sees some time on him, but he still holds value in distributing the ball. His price tag will likely never be this low again, and I’m exploiting it now as long as I can. He posted a 19/8/5 line last night while leading the 76ers in minutes played. If you aren’t using MCW tonight at this price, I don’t know what else I can do to help you.
Anthony Morrow ($8,550) vs Detroit – Morrow exploded onto the scene against Boston, scoring 28 points in 31 minutes at minimum salary. With the Thunder devoid of scoring options outside of Reggie Jackson and Serge Ibaka, he will likely see a ton of minutes again tonight against the Pistons. He has taken 23 shots in 45 minutes this season, knocking down 5 three-pointers in the process. Another solid value that you can build your team around.
Anthony Davis ($22,100) vs Minnesota– The best young player in the game has yet another tremendous matchup. Thaddeus Young will miss tonight’s game following the tragic loss of his mother. It remains to be seen who will step in at PF, but it will either be Anthony Bennett, or perhaps the Wolves look to go big and start both Gorgui Dieng and Nikola Pekovic. Either way, Davis is the best player in fantasy right now, and is seemingly unstoppable. If you can afford him, you’re playing him. He is averaging 55.9 FP per game and has at least 24 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists in each of his last 4 games. You know what to do.
Kawhi Leonard ($13,700) at Los Angeles Lakers – Another bright young star in another great spot. Leonard is the only Spur who plays well over 30 minutes per game, and rightfully so. After becoming one of the youngest players ever to win NBA Finals MVP, Kawhi got off to a slow start this season. He has since turned it around, averaging just over 40 FP per game over his past 3 contests. This price is still a value for a player with his upside, and the Lakers have nobody that can cover him on the wing. Expect him to be wreaking havoc in the passing lanes all night long on his way to a great line.
Donatas Motiejunas ($6,750) vs Philadelphia – The “Pizza Man” burned plenty of DFSers earlier in this season with some incredibly bad performances. However, one key to success in DFS is having a short memory. Motiejunas has posted two solid games in a row (31.75,26), and should be in line for big minutes once again tonight. The Rockets are taking on the 76ers, who are coming off of a historic 53-point loss to the Mavericks. The Rockets starters won’t likely need to play the entire game, and Motiejunas will dominate time in mop-up duty. His price tag is a steal for a guy who should see 30+ minutes.
Roy Hibbert ($12,650) vs Denver – Hibbert has already had some huge games against teams who struggle against big men (Miami, Boston), and now gets the ultimate matchup against a weak frontcourt in Denver. He seems to have finally recovered his knack for rebounding the ball after a putrid season last year, and has six games with 3+ blocks already. Hibbert is a value play that could be one of the top scorers at the position. Enjoy him dominating the Nuggets down low.