PG Goran Dragic – 6,900 FD & 6,500 DK
The Miami Heat are another team effect by injury tonight. With Hassan Whiteside injured, the Heat must continue to rely on Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, James Johnson and Josh Richardson. The Minnesota Timberwolves allow the most points in the league to opposing point guards, allowing 60.8 FD points/game so far, this season. Goran Dragic has a favorable matchup against Jeff Teague, a player I would not consider a good defender.
Other Cash PG Option(s): Mike Conley & Damian Lillard
SG James Harden – 11,000 FD & 11,200 DK
After Harden threw up yet another poor outing on Saturday against the Memphis Grizzles, lock him in at hopefully low ownership for GPP and/or cash lineups! The Philadelphia 76ers allow 55.9 FD points per game to opposing shooting guards. This stat has the 76ers ranked 4th worst in the league vs. Shooting Guard and dead last amongst teams on tonight’s slate. If this game stays close Harden could be in store for a massive game…possibly at low ownership considering his recent struggles.
Other Cash SG Option(s): E’Twaun Moore (GPP)
SF Kevin Durant – 10,300 FD & 9,800 DK
On another night where the Small Forward position is very weak, grab guaranteed points where you can. Kevin Durant has an unreal floor and always carries a potentially massive ceiling. I’m not recommending Durant because of a favorable matchup or really any statistical backing. There’s simply too big of a difference in the projected between Kevin Durant and your other, lower priced options. The Golden State Warriors are favored at 5.5 with a 222 over-under.
Other Cash SF Option(s): Josh Richardson (GPP) & Robert Covington
PF Ben Simmons – 9,300 FD & 9,200 DK
Ben Simmons has been unbelievably consistent, so far, this season, averaging 43.8 FD points per game over his first six games. Although unconfirmed at the moment, the 76ers should be dealing with injury problems tonight with J.J Reddick and Joel Embid. Considering the possible injuries, Ben Simmons should have a massive usage/minute’s uptick. The 76ers are underdogs at +7 with a 215.5 over-under.
Other Cash PF Option(s): LaMarcus Aldridge
C Clint Capela – 7,500 FD & 6,700 DK
If Nene is out, fire up Clint Capela against a 76ers team that cannot guard the Center position. It’s that simple. Joel Embid is questionable and on limited minutes. If Nene’s out Capela will be Houston’s only remaining center. I expected him to play well with Harden, I recommend playing them together. The sky’s the limit for Capela if Nene is out in a close game against a weak 76ers defense. The Rockets are favored at – 7 with a 215 over-under.
Other Cash Center Option(s): DeAndre Jordan