Constructing a lineup in daily fantasy basketball is half knowledge and half gut feel. Once you had the knowledge part down to pat, you may want to resort to your intuition especially when you had to choose between players that make the most sense. That is especially true when we have a pretty hectic 8-game slate. So without much ado, here is our best fantasy basketball lineup for today:
Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets
You can't go wrong with them studs (KAT and Luka are all playing) Read More
The point guard position is the deepest in fantasy basketball but owning the best ones will allow yourself to separate from the pack in many categories. Ideally, a point guard is your lynchpin for assists and steals, gives you a healthy dose of scoring and three-pointers while being a stabilizing force for the FT% category.
But what if your PG also contribute in the rebounding category, possibly even add some defensive stats, and not hurt you because of a poor shooting clip? Well, I'm talking Read More
Who To Own
Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards
Beal had a 34-7-5-2 line in a loss against the Chicago Bulls and he may have to do more with John Wall on the sideline with a bone bruise issue. In the last two games that Wall is out, Beal is averaging 37 points, nine rebounds, and 10 assists.
John Collins, PF, Atlanta Hawks
Collins is a walking double-double, accounting for 10 double-doubles in his last 11 games. If one is that automatic, Read More
Steph Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors
Monday night's slate has a plethora of options at the top but my vote of confidence goes to Curry. Aside from that loss to Toronto, Curry has made 12 treys and reached over 60 fantasy points during that those outings. A Curry-Mike Conley matchup should be fun but I expect the two-time MVP to come out on top in style.
Dario Saric, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Saric has made the most out of his opportunities Read More
1.) Damian Lillard
Dame may have flamed out in the 2018 playoffs but he is still one of the most devastating offensive forces around. He has the fifth highest PPG average among active players at 23.1, behind LeBron James (27.1), Kevin Durant (27), Carmelo Anthony (24.1), and Anthony Davis (23.4).
2.) Steph Curry
Heard this guy is a pretty good shooter. He is second all-time in 3PT percentage among players who appeared in at least 200 games and took at least two three-pointers. The first? Read More
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers ($9,300)
Dame has been a usage monster since Jusuf Nurkic went down and he has not disappointed DFS owners. He has hit at least 40.7 fantasy points in the past seven games with a high of 55.3 FP. Almost the entire offensive load will practically be on his shoulders, so expect Lillard to be at the 28-point, 6-rebound, 7.5-assist and over 4 trey-a-game average he's had in the past four games.
Rajon Rondo, New Orleans Pelicans ($5,600)
After dropping Read More
1. Nicolas Batum, SG/SF, Charlotte Hornets
People forget Batum has long been a fantasy stud and he is beginning to show that after missing the early part of the season. Though he doesn't give you excellent percentages, Batum can pass the hell out of the ball, averaging almost six dimes over the last 5 games. He has also averaged almost 12 points and almost six rebounds during that span. The Hornets, are playing on a tail end of a back-to-back, so there's a chance fatigue will set in. Nevertheless, Read More
Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers ($8,300)
Dame has been off with his shot lately and is facing a stout defensive team in Memphis. That doesn't mean you shouldn't consider him. Perennial All-Stars like Lillard go off at the slightest hints and his salary is the lowest since the start of November. Plus, the Grizzlies won't be playing Mike Conley because of an Achilles issue so Lillard has one less problem there.
Jimmy Butler, SG, Minnesota Timberwolves ($7,500)
Butler has Read More