NBA DFS Basketball Value Picks– Oct. 23, 2017

The Studs

Giannis Antetokounmpo, PG/SF, Milwaukee Bucks ($10,900)

The Greek Freak is on a mission, period. No explanation needed on this one. Pick him up and be ready to roll.

Ben Simmons, PG/SF, Philadelphia 76ers ($7,700)

Ben Simmons is doing his best Giannis impression right now and that’s good news for fantasy owners. Simmons has just the right price to complement Antetokounmpo’s high-end salary and has a high floor given his penchant to contribute across the board (except 3’s). The Pistons has had its share of troubles stopping opposing small forwards, ranked dead-last in the league through three games.

The Middle Men

Otto Porter, Jr., SF/PF, Washington Wizards ($5,900)

I know it’s a small sample size (Wiz only had two games) but Porter is among a handful of 40-FP night scorers in Draft Kings at a price less than $6,000! He is very comfortable playing the small ball four and looks he will tip at 36-39 minutes most nights. What’s not to like?

Reggie Jackson, PG, Detroit Pistons ($5,800)

Jackson seems to have the inside track on the starting point guard spot for Stan Van Gundy, averaging 16.7 points, 6.7 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals a night. He has struggled with his shooting so far but once that part of his game levels down, Jackson is a really good pickup at a decent price.

Other options: Tobias Harris, SF/PF, Detroit Pistons; Marcin Gortat, C, Washington Wizards

The Bargains

Trevor Ariza, SG/SF, Houston Rockets ($4,600)

Ariza has been frustrating owners now but in fantasy, especially in DFS, you can’t let yourself get down on a player too long. Aside from the 7.5 FP clunker against Sacramento, Ariza has produced in the high 20’s without even reaching double-digits in scoring. Memphis is a pretty good defensive team overall, but I get the feeling TA will do well against the Grizzlies. At that price tag, I’m willing to gamble.

John Collins, PF/C, Atlanta Hawks ($4,000)

Collins is a little up and down but that’s not surprising since he’s still a rookie. He just picked up a double-double (14 points, 13 rebounds in 21 minutes) last night against Brooklyn so will he have a repeat against a Heat team that could be without Hassan Whiteside? Again, I won’t mind gambling given that low of a price tag.

Featured Image Credit via: Wall Street Journal

Note: All stats and salaries are from Draft Kings.

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  • Ivan Y

    The Greak Freak and Potter is a must start I think.