NBA: Monday DFS Morning Lineup

With a weak night at point guard on tap, we may just look to take our shots in the front court with a solid trio of starters, along with our top-tier superstar on this night, Houston’s James Harden.

While even Harden has the chance to fall a bit short of a normal lofty return for for 11.6k, he surely can get close to an easily high fantasy-point night, with the usual Beard-type upside. James has had FP games of 56, 49, 63 and 66 over his last six overall outings.

We are also likely to stay off Sacramento big man and fantasy superstar DeMarcus Cousins, due to his match-up with the rugged Grizzlies. DMC had a sub-par 16 points and nine rebounds in the last meeting against Memphis. Given his increased salary of 11.4k, we will opt for one of our recent favorites in the post.

Utah Jazz LogoRudy Gobert – Rudy was incredible against OKC on Saturday, as he now has amassed double figures in points in four-straight games. Long gone are the days of Gobs as a discount center, but his production appears headed back in form after a recent string of sub-par performances. Given the lack of depth and size Minnesota is facing due to injuries, Gobert could crush 40 FPs for his 8.4k at FanDuel.

Josh SmithHouston Rockets LogoJosh Smith (pictured) РSmith thrilled his backers with well over 40 fantasy points at home against MIN on Fri. in over 40 minutes. HOU has a depleted roster, and this game is expected to be the highest scoring game on the night, so we could get a 5x here with the Rockets having injuries in the front court.

Phoenix Suns LogoMarcus Morris – Too bad the Morris twins can’t be coupled as an entry. You would have an unstoppable force on some nights, like last night for example. Marcus has averaged over 35 fantasy over the last two games and has pretty much returned value in eight of his last nine.