Is today the day? Will the 22-0 Warriors drop their first game against the Pacers tonight? I personally don’t think so, but hopefully we’ll be in store for a great game. In the mean time, let’s check out some fantasy options for tonight’s games. 6 games on the board, starting at 7pm.
POR @ CLE 7pm
GS @ IND 7pm NBA TV
HOU @ BKN 7:30pm
OKC @ MEM 8pm
ORL @ DEN 9pm
UTA @ SAC 10pm NBA TV
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–Darren Collison is in my lineups tonight due to his recent consistency. The Kings like to run small with Collison also getting time at the SG position. Though he doesn’t start, he gets good minutes and is coming off of a 27.9 fantasy point performance in 33 minutes. Though his price is a little high, I still like his odds against the Jazz tonight.
–Patrick Beverley is the Rockets full time starting point guard now and is back to playing like he was last year. He’s listed very cheap but his price tag is climbing so get him while he’s affordable (not that he would get to a crazy high price but for now he’s a great value pick). The rockets are matched up with Brooklyn tonight who rank top 4 worst teams (defensively) in the league against guards. Which is also why I like James Harden. He’s obviously pricey, but the pros outweigh the cons on what he can do tonight in Brooklyn.
–Klay Thompson has been coming around lately as a fantasy option scoring 20+ points in his last 4 games. His price dropped below $6000 for a bit briefly but he’s now at $6100. Tonight should be a lot of run and gun for both the Warriors and Indy. Giving not only Thompson a big opportunity for a big night, but Paul George as well. PG13 doesn’t only score, he does it all for the Pacers, he averages almost 28 points, 8.16 boards, and 4.21 assists a game. He’s coming off of a monster 48 point performance (66.1 fantasy points) a few nights ago against the Jazz and he’ll be the go to man tonight against the Warriors.
–Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors are great plays tonight while Rudy Gobert remains out with an MCL sprain. Sacramento is not a great team defensively and both Hayward and Favors have been playing better than usual since Gobert went down. In my eyes they are both must plays tonight as the Jazz take on the Kings in Sacramento.
–Joffrey Lauvergne. Lauvergne is a great punt play tonight against Orlando. Aside from his disappointing performance three nights ago against Philly, I think Lauvergne is going to bounce back tonight. He’ll most likely draw another start at center and could give Nikola Vucevic a run for his money as he’ll be a popular pick tonight. Lauvergne is a risky pick, but his ceiling is high and you can’t beat his price.
–Festus Ezeli. Ezeli is a very consistent player and has a PER rating of 19.58 while only playing 19.7 minutes a game. So in other words, he’s very consistent. Like a mentioned above, tonight’s matchup against the Pacers should be a lot of run and gun offense, giving Ezeli plenty of opportunities to grab rebounds with the minutes he’ll get.
Other good plays:
Matthew Dellavedova (Especially if Mo Williams sits. He’ll be a great value play.)