It is Thursday and the streak of 6 plus games continues.
Matchup Chart- shows team totals, spread, pace and pace differential(good to see which teams are in a pace up spot) & DvP vs opponent. Raptors get the biggest pace bump followed the Celtics. Also the Pacers get a decent bump.
Boston- Marcus Smart is listed as questionable with an illness. IF Smart sits out then we should see Jaylen Brown move into the starting lineup again and he becomes a good play. This also opens up more minutes for Gordon Hayward as well. Hayward disappointing last game, but he is a talented player and this is a very good matchup. The Celtics will also run Terry Rozier more minutes as well.
Denver- Tony Craig and Trey Lyles are both listed as questionable. IF Craig sits out then Monte Morris and Gary Harris become nice plays. Harris should see a bump in minutes and Morris is 3.5k and should see a bump as well.
Raptors- Kylie Lowry and Danny Green are both listed as questionable. IF either sits then Jeremy Lin becomes a solid value vs the Lakers. Kawhi Leonard is close to a lock if Lowry sits at his price. This also helps Gasol and Siakam.
Minnesota– Jeff Teague, Andrew Wiggins and Derrick Rose are all listed as questionable. IF all 3 sits out again then this opens up some nice value. Tyus Jones should get the start. Keita Bates-Diop who has played well in the last 3 games should get the start as well. This also opens up more minutes for Josh Okogie and Cameron Reynolds who put up 21 FPS at 3k. Lock in Jones if Teague it Rose are out.
Tough matchup in pace down spot, but price is under 11k on DK.
Kyrie is under 9k on DK tonight and in an excellent spot at home vs the Kings. This is a pace up spot for the Celtics as well.
Augastin was in a good spot last night and in an even better one tonight. Still under 5k on DK
I will continue to play Knight as long as his price stays under 4K or he picks up more minutes. Dellavedova is out again, so Knight should see similar minutes as the last few games. Knight continues to come in under 10% and could do so again with the other value on this slate. Option to play SG on DK.
No Tyreke Evans, so Joseph should get some additional minutes. Attack the Thunder with guards. SG option on DK
This is a great spot for Lin and the Raptors. Minutes on the rise. Lowry is listed as doubtful now and if he sits lock and load on Lin.
* Lot of value here at PG.
Prefer to pay down at SG today
Playable at SG on DK.
Matthews is playing over 30 minutes a game and tonight he gets an excellent matchup. Thunder are ranked 29th vs opposing SGs over the last 10 games.
Harris continues to see around 25-28 minutes and his price continues to drop. This is an excellent matchup for Harris and the Nugget SGs as the Mavs have allowed the 4th most FPs to opposing SGs.
The Thunder will need George to step up tonight if the want to beat the Pacers.
Played well vs Celtics last time out. Playing well on his new team.
Kawhi Leonard– If Lowry sits out.
**Luka Doncic is popping up on the opto. Also he should come in at very low ownership his last performance. Nice contrarian play.!
I am going right back to Hayward. His shot has been on and playing with a bit more confidence. Excellent spot for him tonight.
Cheap option playing solid minutes.
Siakam gets a nice bump with Ibaka out and should pick up less ownership than Gasol. Excellent spot for him tonight.
Playing over 30 minutes in the last two games. Only 3.7K.
Playing very well lately.
Gasol has put up just over a FPPM this year. Tonight, with Ibaka out Gasol should start and see some additional run. Excellent spot vs the Lakers.
No Thompson or Nance agian, so Zizic shouls see solid minutes and get the start
Worth a punt. Played over 30 minutes last game
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Partial Lineup- this will be my core. I will be using players from this article to fill in the rest.
Lin- If Lowry sits
Knight at SG
this leaves 7.1 K left per position.