Jaguar Lou’s Top Picks for 1/8/2018
If you’re not max entering GPP tournaments, I strongly recommend only playing single entry and 3-5 person leagues.
PG Darren Collison – 5,600 FD & 5,600 DK
Victor Oladipo has a tough matchup tonight against a Bucks team that has allowed 36.2 FP to opposing shooting guards over their last five games, ranking them in the top 10 percent against defending the shooting guard. Conversely, Milwaukee has severe problems guarding the point guard allowing 73.1 FD points to opposing point guards over their last five. That’s a ridiculous number! Darren Collison has the best matchup of the night at reasonable pricing, lock him in.
Other GPP PG Option(s): Dennis Schroder & Steph Curry
SG Caris LeVert– 6,100 FD & 5,200 DK
With DeMarre Carroll sidelined, Caris LeVert should see extended minutes, shot attempts and overall usage. LeVert could very well be relied on to guard DeMar DeRozan, therefore the minutes should be there. Rondae Hollis Jefferson also sees a huge usage bump with DeMarre Carroll out for tonight’s game. Somewhat of a GPP play because it comes with some risk but with Butler, The Greek Freak, Lebron and Golden State on tonight’s slate, you’ll have to save money somewhere – Solid, talented value play.
Other GPP SG Option(s): Klay Thompson & Eric Gordon
SF Jimmy Butler – 9,700 FD & 8,400 DK
Jimmy Butler should be matching up against Lebron James in a high scoring affair for 25 + minutes, do I have to say any more? Foul trouble slightly concerns me but for a discounted price, in terms of elite players, Jimmy Butler is in a nice spot against a Cavs team that has allowed 56.0 FP to opposing Small Forwards over their last ten, tying them for first worst in the league.
Other Small Forward Option(s): Giannis Antetokounmpo & Andre Iguodala
PF Rondae Hollis-Jefferson –6,900 FD & 5,800 DK
With DeMarre Carroll sidelined, Rondae sees a big usage bump, at his reasonable pricing lock him in – his ceiling and floor is just too high tonight not to roster. Blake Griffin is the best Power Forward play of the night in terms of upside but for his price Rondae Hollis Jefferson is a nice play as well against a Toronto Raptors team that often has troubles with the power forward position. I like pairing Rondae in lineups tonight with Jonas Valanciunas, positive correlations.
Other Power Forward Option(s): Blake Griffin, Draymond Green & Anthony Davis (All viable cash plays)
C DeAndre Jordan – 8,300 FD & 7,800 DK
DeAndre Jordan faces a Hawks team that has led the league over their last five games in fantasy points allowed to opposing Centers at 54.5 PPG. I strongly recommend having either Jordan or Blake Griffin in your lineups tonight (That is if you don’t take both which is completely plausible) as this Clippers team is on one leg. I also expect the Hawks to shoot relatively poorly from the field, so I’m expecting a lot of rebounds for either DeAndre Jordan or Blake Griffin…Or both!
Other Center Option(s): Jonas Valanciunas (GPP)