1.) LaMelo Ball, PG, Charlotte Hornets
Yahoo: $22; DraftKings: $5,600; FanDuel: $6,400
I still wouldn't completely trust Melo but after three super games, he deserves come consideration especially at Yahoo and DraftKings. He is averaging 16.7 points, 5 rebounds, 5.3 dimes, and totaled 10 "stocks" in the past three games. We also saw him in lineups with both Terry Rozier and Devonte Graham, so the sky is the limit for Melo at this point forward.
2.) Eric Gordon, SG/SF, Houston Rockets
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Serge Ibaka was the centerpiece of the bargain picks that I recommended the last time as he completely dominated Brooklyn in only 19 minutes. He came up with a mind-boggling 27 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.
The weakest link was Seth Curry, but for someone who is at the minimum, hovering around the 20 FP is not too bad. Shake Milton (14 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal), Marcus Morris (nine points, five rebounds, two assists, one block), and Josh Richardson (14 points, Read More
Four playoff games, for Game 3s will be on hand on Saturday afternoon, so who should be at the top of your priority list? Well, the Rockets are in no hurry to bring Russell Westbrook back after leading the Thunder, 2-0, so James Harden almost has a 100% chance to get his 50 FP. On the other hand, Oklahoma City should be playing with desperation so I think it's a good idea to have Chris Paul or Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
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Here's a recap for the Jan. 7 picks:
I started out by striking out because Dante Exum did not play overall, it was a pretty decent batch of bargain options. Naz Reid was OK in only 10 minutes of playing time (10 points, five rebounds, 1 assist) but a a block or a steal here or there would have pushed his total to about 20 FP.
Svi Mykhailiuk and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson each had over 20 FP with Svi with 23 FP which were also fine given their salaries.
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Draymond Green, PF/C, Golden State Warriors
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This guy should be in every DFS roster and if you're not having him, there is something wrong with you. Hell, he can even be considered a bargain with his price.
Green is averaging 16 points, 10.7 rebounds, 8.7 assists, a steal and a block in this series and there is no signs of him slowing down. I see him pretty much having a triple-double from hereon out.
Kyrie Irving, PG, Boston Celtics
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Monday night features only two games but there will never be a shortage for bargains if you know where to look.
1.) P.J. Tucker, PF, Houston Rockets
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Tucker comes up big in Game 3 and has some solid averages this series (13 points, six rebounds, two assists, and 1.3 steals. He is a big part of the Rockets' offense and defense and will continue to see upwards of 30 minutes every single night.
2.) Luke Kennard, SF, Detroit Pistons
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1.) Eric Gordon, SG, Houston Rockets
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The Jazz are on the bind when it comes to their defensive game plan against James Harden. They tried to take away his step back but the Beard still had his way against the Utah defense all game along.
That said, other Rockets were beneficiaries of Harden's stellar play. Eric Gordon, for one, found himself wide open too many times, resulting in three made treys en route to 17 points, three rebounds, an assist, and two blocks.
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1. Markieff Morris, PF, Washington Wizards ($5,100)
Kieff has been a force on the glass lately with three double-doubles in a row and four consecutive double-digit rebounding efforts. Best thing is, his shooting has also found its mark in that span, hitting at a 57% clip from the floor. Next matchup will be Utah, which can be tough on the interior, but Morris salary is middling at best, still making him one of the must-start guys for NBA DFS Wednesday.
2. Eric Gordon, SG, Houston Rockets ($7,100)
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There are 20 NBA teams that will play four games through Nov. 21-27 but schedules are not created equal. Here are players to target for the upcoming week of fantasy basketball:
NBA Fantasy Basketball Forecaster: Nov. 21-27
Indiana Pacers, 4 games
Player to watch: Jeff Teague, PG
Teague's transition from Atlanta to his hometown Indiana has been up and down since Paul George went down with an ankle injury the past two games, the 2015 All-Star was brilliant. He is averaging 25.5 points, eight Read More
On the rise?
Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves
Wiggins provide the one thing that shooting guards should and that's putting the ball through the hoop. On only his second year in the league, the Canadian wing already ranked No. 5 among two's in scoring (20.7) which is nice. He also has a knack of getting fouled (5th among guards with seven FTA per game), which is, again, very nice. However, he is pedestrian anywhere else and is not exactly someone you'd rely on to supply three-point shooting.
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