Welcome back to another edition of ResearchFantasy’s NBA Breakdown. Tonight, we get a 10game slate on basketball. That is a great amount for Tuesday nights, so I am very excited.
Checking out the Vegas lines, we have four games under 200: LAC/UTA, MEM/DAL, IND/TOR and SA/DEN. The other six games are under 210: LAL/NO, MIL/BOS, WAS/DET, BKN/CHA, NY/PHI and NY/PHI. There is a very really chance you could leave a few thousand on the table tonight with everyone who is sitting, and some very serious blowout concerns.
On to my favorites!
Kemba Walker –Today is just a big, sloppy slate of DFS. Kemba is in a blowout situation, but one would figure the only way it gets to be a blowout is if the Hornets go up big. I love Kemba when he is on his home court, and the Nets will not stop him. I think tonight could be his last big regular season performance, and I certainly want to have a piece of it.
Tim Frazier – I remember when Tim Frazier was the backup point guard of the Blazers and he has a few games in the absence of Lillard. I cannot believe the Tim Frazier I am seeing now. Tim Frazier WINS people tournaments! His price has gone up, and I do think that will cause people to do a bit of a double take before playing him. However, he is playing the Lakers which could certainly see that potential lack of ownership wiped away. He is a good bet and a safe cash game play on the evening.
Patty Mills – Almost all of San Antonio is out tonight, leaving Mills as an appealing option tonight against the Nuggests. He is really a very good player, and should get some run tonight with so many Spurs watching from the sidelines.
Victor Oladipo – I think part of the reason I am suggesting him is just because I can’t figure out how to spend my salary tonight. For the most part, Oladipo has been solid, and Miami hasn’t exactly been the best defensive team down the stretch. I think he could certainly be in for a nice night.
Monta Ellis – The Pacers are currently sitting in the 7th seed, but the dust has not settled yet, so they still need to go out there and win. For them to do so, I believe both Ellis and George will need to be heavily involved in things. The matchup isn’t the greatest against the Raptors, but in a situation like this, I am not paying too much attention to matchups.
Jamal Crawford – It looks like all the starters and Austin Rivers are out, so that gives Crawford the opportunity for huge run tonight. The opponent could certainly be better, but Crawford’s price is so low that he should be able to effortlessly reach value.
Giannis Antetokounmpo – Giannis has been one of my favorite plays for some time now, and tonight is no different. Milwaukee is playing for nothing at this point, but they aren’t going to take their foot off the pedal any time soon. Middleton is currently doubtful, which means more of the offensive load will be on Giannis.
Paul George–I like the mentality of spending up tonight at the SF position, and George is an excellent way to do so. I think he will be heavily involved tonight in the offense, and there even exists a chance, being a back to back for them, that Toronto could rest some starters. George could be the highest scoring player tonight, if everything falls correctly.
Luke Babbitt –Babbitt is returning great value, even against teams he shouldn’t be doing it against. Tonight, he gets a team he should handily dominate in the Lakers. If you have a few guys at other positions you feel better about, and don’t want to grab the first two options, Babbitt makes a great pivot.
Zach Randolph –Randolph was a guy we suggested last time out, and he put up a near 50 point fantasy game. Tonight, the Grizz take on a Mavericks team that are fighting to stay in the playoffs. No one is going to be able to stop Randolph from getting his, and he makes a great game in both formats.
Jabari Parker – Parker is option B in this Bucks offense without Middleton. He is a safe bet to hit anywhere from 25-35 points, so he won’t crush you if he doesn’t hit value. I like putting him and Giannis together. If the game stays close, it will be because of them. Boston has struggled against big men at times, and Parker’s athleticism will challenge the Boston bigs.
Thomas Robinson – Robinson is another former Trail Blazer who excelled when given the chance. Once Brook and Young got shut down for the year, he became their biggest threat. Charlotte is generally a tough team, but Robinson is a guy I don’t mind rolling out regardless of opponent.
Hassan Whiteside – One of the most successful tricks in DFS is to play centers against Orlando. Well, tonight is Whitesides turn. I am not going to look at his game log and I don’t care if he is coming off the bench. He will be in my lineups tonight.
Nikola Vucevic – Vucevic is rejuvenated and now back in the starting lineup. Miami isn’t a great matchup for him, but he should still have success tonight. He makes for a good pivot off of Whiteside at a bit of a cheaper price.
Tim Duncan –I can’t believe I am suggesting this, but Tim Duncan looks to be the last man standing for the Spurs tonight. Denver is AWFUL against big men, and Duncan is one of the best in NBA history. He can very easily hit value before Pop inevitably sits him.
Good luck to everyone! Let’s all win some cash!