Who To Own
Anthony Davis, PF/C, New Orleans Pelicans
Davis' salary can be crippling but with a nine-game slate, it's easier to find production at a discount. I mean, how can you go wrong on picking someone who dropped over 60 fantasy points after leaving the pre-game warmups to vomit? The Pelicans will be playing Sacramento, another ultra fast-paced team, making this a very fantasy-friendly matchup.
Lou Williams, PG/SG, Los Angeles Clippers
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1.) Lonzo Ball, PG, Los Angeles Lakers
Verdict: Buy Low
Ball is barely clinging into a top-150 value because of poor percentages and mediocre point production. However, the things that he's really great at (assists and steals plus out-of-position stats like rebounds and occasional blocks) are among the rarest in fantasy basketball. In addition to that, scoring can easily be replaced and his shot attempts per game (7.8) and FT attempts per game (0.7) barely moves the needle. If an impatient Read More
Players To Own:
Paul George, SF, OKC Thunder
Russell Westbrook suffered a terrible ankle sprain late in the game against the Pelicans and will likely be a scratch Wednesday versus Cleveland. That would mean PG13 will be called upon to carry more of the load which he is not a stranger of. He may not be scoring much over his last 5 (17 points per game) but all the other numbers (7.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 2.6 steals, and 1.4 blocks) are superb. Without Westbrook, expect George to look for his Read More
Lonzo Ball, PG, Los Angeles Lakers ($7,800)
It will be somewhat of a grudge match when Denver visits the Staples Center Tuesday night after the incident at the Mile High City involving Luke Walton and Nuggets guard Jamaal Murray. Nevertheless, it would seem like Ball likes his matchups against Denver, averaging 11.7 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, and 2 steals in three previous outings.
Dario Saric, PF, Philadelphia 76ers ($6,700)
Saric has been on fire from deep as of late, draining an eye-popping Read More
1. Kevin Durant, SF/PF, Golden State Warriors
Starting with the highest-paid guy, KD is a no-brainer must-start for every DFS team. You have earned as much when you average 34 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 blocks in a four-game span. Expect that kind of numbers especially with Steph Curry out, but since Draymond Green could be on the shelf as well against the Lakers, the Slim Reaper should go berserk in Kobe's jersey retirement night.
2. Omri Casspi, SF/PF, Golden State Warriors
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Tier 1 – James Harden, PG, Hou
We get to choose from James Harden, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis in tier 1, and I would take Harden here. He scored 73 fantasy points on Monday with 37 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Quite simply, Harden gives you the highest ceiling of any fantasy player right now. Chris Paul hasn’t had a negative effect on his fantasy output and he’s starting to heat up from 3-point range, hitting a season-high 8 of them on Monday.
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Andre Drummond, C, Detroit Pistons ($8,900)
Drummond is as consistent as they come, having sub-40 FP games only twice in the past 10. In a previous matchup against the Pacers earlier this month, Drummond torched them with 14 and 21 with 4 assists and a block (47.75 fantasy points). Indiana is among the league's worst in defending opposing centers so there's a chance Drummond could follow that up with another solid game.
Lonzo Ball, PG, Los Angeles Lakers ($7,100)
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Lonzo Ball, PG, LAL ($6,000)
Lonzo totaled 9 points, 6 assists and 4 blocks in 39 minutes last night against the Celtics. Lonzo was clearly overmatched by Kyrie Irving, and I bet having to chase Irving around all night contributed to his poor performance on offense. He was just 1-5 from 3-point range, and most of his points came on floaters in the lane, or on aggressive drives to the basket while the Celtics were getting back on defense. Obviously, tonight will be his second game in as many Read More
In this article, I will recommend players that you may want to target and build around your NBA lineup tonight (Cash & GPP). These players shall exceed value because of increase playing time and increase usage rate.
Daily Fantasy NBA Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – October 19, 2017
Lauri Markkanen, PF, Chicago Bulls (FanDuel: $6,500, DraftKings: $5,600)
Lauri Markkanen will draw the start at PF on Thursday's opener against the Raptors because both Nikola Mirotic (face) and Read More