Tuesday night officially did it for me. The Golden State Warriors are the best team in the league by an absolute country mile. I know, I know, the Warriors have proven that all year long, but without the league MVP, Golden State beat one of the better Eastern Conference teams. It’s going to be fun watching teams throw the kitchen sink at Curry and Co. during the playoffs.
Games to target tonight
Lakers vs Nuggets (o/u 211.5)
Pacers vs Bucks (o/u 202.5)
Thunder vs Clippers (o/u 220.5)
Jrue Holiday ($7800) Last week, I watched the Pelicans defeat the Thunder and all the commentators could say was "Why isn’t Holiday starting? Well, I don’t have the answer for that, but I would ask the same question to DFS players without Jrue in their lineups. The guard has been incredibly consistent with a floor of 30 points and a ceiling around 55. With a matchup against the Rockets, look for the points to be more towards the ceiling than the floor.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($7900) This is my first time suggesting the Greek freak, but after benefiting from both of the recent outbursts, I am sold. Paul George ($8600) might be one of the better wing defenders, but Giannis isn’t dependent on points for DFS. Indy has been lacking in the rebounding category all season, and I look for Giannis to really cash in on that tonight.
Al Jefferson ($4800) Don’t feel like paying $7000 or more for a center? Well, in that case you’re going to be stuck looking for chalky options tonight. I love Big Al though, going up against the Sixers, who have been awful against opposing centers all season but recently have been abysmal. Look to Jefferson tonight to save some money.
Ed Davis ($4300) After watching the Blazers dismantle the Knicks on Tuesday, I became a Davis believer. The Blazers rotate their big men a ton, but Davis gets at least 20 minutes a game. Add that to the almost elite rebounding numbers and you have a very solid DFS player. As an added bonus, Davis’ blocks over the past 3 games? 5, 3, and 2.
D'Angelo Russell ($5800) Not much to say here really. Russell is starting (finally!) and since that time has been averaging over 30 fantasy points.
Will Barton ($6000) Barton had one of the highest ownership percentages I have ever seen the other night. However, after a dud performance (21 fantasy points), I reckon everyone will be gunshy. A nice matchup tonight against the Lakers should turn that around and at $6000, Barton’s a steal.
Markieff Morris ($5500) Morris was inserted into the Wizards starting lineup the other night and responded with 45.8 fantasy points. An all-around threat, Morris should be in your starting lineups, especially for only $5500.
I hope you enjoy the big slate of games and happy balling!