I hope everyone had a chance to use the core lineup I gave on Monday. DeRozan had a career night and the other 4 had point totals well above their FPPG average. Nurkic and Valentine were both under 5% owned.
Tonight is only a 2 game slate, my wheelhouse is 5-9 games in a night, but I was able to create a lineup that looked decent. My 8 player team broke down to 4 different FPPG tiers; 2 in the 40s, 2 in the 30s, 2 in the 20s and 2 in the 10s.
The 40s- Durant 48.8, Paul 42.2
I was debating Paul or Curry, but I liked the way the rest of the roster fell into place with Paul. Kevin Durant will be around 100% at $8,700 against Ariza tonight.
The 30s- Clint Capela 34.8, DeAndre Jordan 34.8
I like Capela tonight at home against Golden State. Zaza is getting the start and Jordan Bell will be getting some minutes too. Capela is one of the clear miss matches the Rockets have against the Warriors so they should be using him in tonights offense quite a bit. I took DeAndre Jordan in the Utility slot, $6,700 was a great price Jordan.
The 20s- Trevor Ariza 25.4, Milos Teodosic 22.4
Ariza and Teodosic aren’t winning their individual matchups tonight, but they will be getting starting minutes against two players who aren’t known for their defense (Durant and Westbrook).
The 10s- David West 16.8, C.J. Williams 11
Rotowire has C.J Williams getting the start tonight, he played 29 minutes last last game, and over the last 4 games he has averaged 27.1 minutes. David West was the last player I took so it was kind of out of necessity. He is averaging 6.5 points, 3.5 Rebounds and 2.3 assists in 15 minutes over the last 10 games off the bench. Power Forward is the weakest position on the Rockets, West will be able to take advantage of their second unit.
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