I had a very rough night in the NBA last night. With a few teams going, I seemed to pick all the stars of the evening, just never on the same team. I will look to bounce back on a smaller slate tonight that has some intriguing matchups, especially the NO vs. OKC game.
Russell Westbrook ($11000): Man is Russ just too good to pass up on in this matchup, even if it means messing up the rest of your roster. The Pelicans are bad at defending opposing point guards, Westbrook is on a four-game streak scoring 20 points to go with 10 assists, and this game will feature points. I’m not passing on Russy.
Draymond Green ($8600): I have played Green exactly one time in DFS play this season. I am always worried about the price tag and return on the price. However, I just don’t think the Magic have what it takes to stop the former Spartan inside. I look for the typical triple double type numbers from Green with some extra buckets thrown in.
Greg Monroe ($7100): I give up on trying to figure out J-Kidd. However, Monroe is still receiving the same amount of minutes and producing big time. Against a Celtics team weak on the interior, give me Monroe any day.
Bojan Bogdanovic ($3500): Here is a player who had so much DFS promise but has done nothing but frustrate owners all season long. This is a super high risk pick predicated 100% on the easy matchup against the Suns and the possibility of a game like Bojan had against the Kings at the beginning of February (32 fantasy points).
Josh Smith ($3900): In a move only the Rockets could make, Smith started on Tuesday and played fairly poorly. Granted the poor play was probably more due to the opponent, and tonight J-Smoove gets to go up against Portland, one of the worst teams in the league at defending the 4 spot. Both my high risk picks tonight are just that, but both could possibly end up being massive returns on very low price points.
Jae Crowder ($6000): Crowder had a very nice stretch about a month ago that saw a bump in salary, putting the Celtic forward just outside of comfort range. However, back down at $6000, I love the versatile forward, especially in a matchup against the Bucks that is sure to produce points.
Evan Fournier ($5900): Fournier is one of those players who you need to ride while hot. The last seven games, the Frenchman has rewarded owners with 28.5 or more fantasy points. Against the Warriors, the pace will be fast and there will be points aplenty. I like Fournier to cash in on the opportunity and hit the 20-point mark again.
Enjoy the games, and happy balling!