Fuego Steve’s NBA GPP Plays 12/28/17

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NBA GPP Cheat Sheet

Prices listed are Fanduel unless otherwise noted.

 My NBA articles will mostly focus on Fanduel lineup construction since besides center, you need to play two at each position. The players recommended are usually still good plays on DraftKings unless the pricing is drastically different. Also, many players on DraftKings have dual position eligibility or may be listed at a different position. I will try to mention if there is a specific good play on DK based on price or position eligibility. The players listed are in no particular order, as sometimes I am giving choices to help build your lineups at all price points.

 

Point Guard

Damian Lillard – $8800 – The only point guard I would pay up for tonight. I am paying down at the position on Fanduel.

Terry Rozier – $3800 – With Jaylen Brown out, his usage goes up.

Tyus Jones – $3600 – We have seen what he can do when given the start and the opportunity. Will be super highly owned. But he’s good chalk.

Kyrie Irving – $8600 – Pivot off of Lillard, or if you wanted to be contrarian and pay up for both point guards.

Value/Punt Plays – Tony Parker $4100, TJ McConnell $4600

 

Shooting Guard

Kris Middleton – $7500 – Favorite play if not paying up for The Freak.

Marcus Smart – $5600 – Disappointed last night, think he bounces back against the bad DVPs of the Rockets versus the position.

James Harden – $12500 – Just may need him to win tonight. Usage up with no Paul or Cappela.

Eric Gordon – $5800 – Same thing about usage as Harden.

Andrew Wiggins – $5400 – Think he gets 5-6X tonight.

Punt Plays – Jamal Crawford $3700

 

Small Forward

The Freak – $11900 – Currently leaning Harden over him if I must choose. Putting both in your lineups is not a bad idea.

Jimmy Butler – $8900 – Still liking the upside at his price. Been playing well.

Trevor Ariza – $5500 – Usage should also go up some. Don’t love the ceiling though.

Jonathan Simmons – $5800 – Let us down recently. Look for a bounce back game even with Evan Fournier back.

Value/Punt Plays – Reggie Bullock $4400, Stanley Johnson $4000, PJ Tucker $4000

 

Power Forward

Jayson Tatum – $5700 – Played well last game with no Brown.

Taj Gibson – $5500 – Good value play and good play overall.

Tobias Harris – $7400 – The thing that bothers me is that his price jumped.

Ben Simmons – $9000 – Not sure I am paying up at the position tonight, though he is a decent play with upside.

Dario Saric – $6200 – Like the risk/reward at the price.

Value/Punt Plays – Ryan Anderson $4200, Ed Davis $3900

 

Center

Andre Drummond – $9500 – Like the price break off of the other two high priced centers tonight with similar ceiling.

Al Horford – $7100 – Good matchup versus the Rockets and Nene starting.

Bismack Biyombo – $5500 – Still decent price for a starting center, even against Drummond.

Karl-Anthony Towns – $10000 – Has been playing better lately and still good ceiling.

Value/Punt Plays – Nene $3500

 

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Fuego Steve has rapidly become one of the best DFS players in the industry for MLB, NBA, and the NFL. Just over the past year he has won numerous GPPs, including three qualifiers. Fuego was a live finalist at the 2017 & 2018 Fanduel Basketball Championships. Mainly a tournament player, he specializes in multi and single-entry gpps, roster construction, game theory, qualifiers, short slates and has a knack for projecting ownership percentages.