Jaguar Lou’s Top Picks for 1/2/2017
PG Dennis Schroder – 7,700 FD & 7,300 DK
Dennis Schroder is a safe play with GPP upside at reasonable pricing. That basically sums it up. Look at his last four game logs; 48.1, 37.3, 36.5 & 37.2. Schroder has been the center of this Atlanta offense as of late and with the variety of stats that he’s capable of, Dennis Schroder is just a smart play at 7,700 on Fan Duel and 7,300 on Draft Kings. Not to mention his favorable matchup against the 5’ 10’’ Tyler Ulis.
Other GPP PG Option(s): Kemba Walker
SG C.J. McCollum – 7,100 FD & 7,300 DK
With Damian Lillard returning from a five-game absence tonight, C.J. McCollum finds himself in a nice matchup against J.R Smith/Dwayne Wade. Although I expect Lillard to play his full allotment of minutes, I’m also expecting him to ease back into rhythm tonight with a pass first style of play. In my opinion Lillard’s return makes C.J. McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic great plays on tonight’s five game slate.
Other GPP SG Option(s): Dwayne Wade & Garret Temple (Value GPP)
SF Lebron James – 11,500 FD & 11,700 DK
With Kevin Love designated as questionable with an illness, I’m assuming he’s going to be out for tonight’s game. This is the first game, so we will get the confirmed lineup prior to lock. But under the assumption that Love is out, Lebron James is a lock on all sites. His usage is off the charts without Love on the court and that won’t change tonight if Kevin Love is confirmed out.
Other GPP SF Option(s): Evan Turner
PF Jae Crowder – 4,300 FD & 4,000 DK
*If Kevin Love is OUT*
Jae Crowder would see an uptick in minutes, shot attempts and overall usage if Kevin Love does not play in tonight’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Crowder will need to be on the court simply because he’s a big bodied defender on a Cavs’ team that is currently plagued by injuries.
Other GPP PF Option(s): LaMarcus Aldridge & John Collins
C Jusuf Nurkic – 6,500 FD & 7,000 DK
With Damian Lillard returning from a five-game absence tonight, Jusuf Nurkic also finds himself in a nice spot tonight. Nurkic becomes a solid play for many of the same reasons as the aforementioned C.J McCollum. Lillard will be easing himself back and I expect him to be primarily looking for his teammates creating offense. In a solid over-under of 212 favoring the Cavs’ by 8.5 points, there is more than enough fantasy goodness to go around.
Other GPP Center Option(s): Dwight Howard (Chalk) & Pau Gasol (GPP)