Jaguar Lou’s Top Picks for 12/19/2017
PG John Wall– 9,500 FD & 8,800 DK
John Wall has the easiest matchup of the night against Rajon Rondo. I love rostering Wall and Beal in the same lineup tonight! Although Beal has a slightly better matchup, I have no problem rostering both, as Beal should be the primary scorer and Wall will hit value with assists, rebounds, blocks and steals. On a night with minimal options, John Wall is a safe play at a reasonable price for an elite point guard.
Other GPP PG Option(s): Fox/Mason & Jameer Nelson (GPP)
SG Bradley Beal – 9,400 FD & 8,900 DK
Bradley Beal faces a Pelicans defense that has allowed massive PPG to opposing shooting guards over their last 10 games. Beal should have no problem scoring and should also see a minutes/usage bump with Otto Porter expected to sit.
Other GPP SG Option(s): Khris Middleton, J.J Redick & E’Twann Moore (GPP)
SF Lebron James – 10,000 FD & 10,100 DK
Lebron James is the better of the two elite SF play’s tonight. Although the Greek Freak could hit value, Lebron’s usage has been off the charts and for a saving of 300 in the better matchup with the higher upside – give me Lebron James.
Other GPP SF Option(s): Robert Covington & Kelly Oubre **If Porter is out**
PF Anthony Davis – 11,200 FD & 10,100 DK
DeMarcus Cousins has a tough matchup against Marcin Gortat. Knowing that, Anthony Davis could be relied on more heavily due to his more favorable matchup against Markieff Morris or Kelly Oubre Jr. For a reasonable price, Anthony Davis could be a low owned superstar that has sneaky upside.
Other GPP PF Option(s): Zach Randolph & Dario Saric/Ben Simmons
C Willie Cauley-Stein – 6,000 FD & 5,200 DK
This is more of a GPP play but on such a small slate if I just listed expensive cash play’s it would be difficult to make a realistic with my picks. Cauley-Stein sees a great matchup against a 76ers team without Embiid tonight. You must pay down somewhere, Cauley-Stein is a safer option at Center that gives you salary flexibility on such a tough night for roster construction.
Other GPP Center Option(s): Kevin Love & Marcin Gortat (GPP)