Jaguar Lou’s Top Picks for 1/5/2018
PG Kyle Lowry – 7,500 FD & 7,300 DK
Kyle Lowry faces a Milwaukee Bucks team that has allowed the most FD points in the league to opposing point guards over their last five games. Conversely, Milwaukee is in the top five in the league containing the shooting guard. Toronto is very much a two-man team with Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. I called DeRozan in Toronto’s last game due to a poor matchup for Lowry, tonight I’m flipping the switch calling a massive game for Kyle Lowry, while DeMar DeRozan struggles in a tough matchup against a Bucks squad that has allowed a mere 33.0 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards over their last five, ranking them 5th best in the league.
Other GPP PG Option(s): Kyrie Irving
SG Bradley Beal – 8,600 FD & 7,900 DK
Bradley Beal has been on fire as of late averaging 58.05 FD points over his last two games. Beal sees a nice matchup tonight against Dillion Brooks and I don’t expect Marcin Gortat or Markieff Morris to score many points considering their matched up against JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol. Washington’s offensive production will have to come from somewhere and John Wall is very much a pass first point guard. This leaves Otto Porter and Bradley Beal. Beal sees the better matchup and comes into this game with more consistent game logs as well as a higher upside. Worth the Price!
Other GPP SG Option(s): Wesley Matthews (GPP)
SF Giannis Antetokounmpo – 11,000 FD & 10,700 DK
Over the last five games the Toronto Raptors have allowed 63.9 FD points to opposing power forwards, Conversely the Raptors have held opposing centers to a league best 23.2 FD points. Considering Valanciunas will not have any hand in guarding The Greek Freak, Giannis will be the superstar that I will be paying up for tonight.
Other Small Forward Option(s): Kawai Leonard & T.J. Warren
**Both the Jazz and Nuggets have been allowing a ton of points to opposing SF’s, seeing that their playing each other, I recommend having exposure to Ingles and Chandler – One should go off at low ownership and cheap pricing**
PF Ersan Ilyasova – 5,900 FD & 5,300 DK
The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing a league high 75.0 fantasy points to opposing power forwards over their last five games. Atlanta recently had a slight battle for the starting power forward position with John Collins playing well over a stretch of a time but Ersan has regained the starting role and is clearly the player to benefit from these advantageous DVP the Trail Blazers are exhibiting.
Other Power Forward Option(s): Marquese Chriss & John Collins (Hedge off Ersan)
C Karl Anthony Towns – 9,200 FD & 9,000 DK
Karl Anthony Towns has a great matchup tonight against a Boston team that typically has troubles with the big men. Considering the fact that Jones could potentially be out, in addition to Teague already being out, I’m expecting a large dose of KAT – a staple of consistency for this Timberwolves team, not to mention he has the best matchup of the night against Al Horford. KAT is expensive but worth the price!
Other Center Option(s): Dwight Howard & Pau Gasol (GPP)