Monday DFS Resourceful Plays from RosterResource…
Trevor Booker – Booker started in place of injured Derrick Favors (back) and responded with 12 points, but he fell short of our expectations. Still, if Favs is out, it looks like 30 minutes or more for Book. The Wolves have six players listed as out or questionable overnight. This is expected to be the lowest scoring game of the night.
Trey Burke – Burke has been a solid fantasy producer for two weeks, as his salary has climbed from 4.9k to 5.3k. He had scored in double figures in six of his last seven games, averaging over four assists over that span, as well. We can expect a near 30-point effort with some upside, especially if Burke is faded because of the expected low score.
Ish Smith – Smith has had a couple of sub-par fantasy games of late, but he truly has been a huge bargain play for a little more than a month. He is coming off an 18-point, nine assist game against the Clippers on Friday, and here we get the rare appearance of the 76ers as a favorite against the Lakers. He has played over 30 minutes in each of the last two games.
Jordan Clarkson – Jordan exploded in the first quarter against BKN on Sunday and finished with another quality fantasy outing, which included seven assists and six rebounds. He turned in 50 fantasy points just four games ago against OKC and may get little resistance tonight at Philadelphia.
Mike Conley – Conley has had several rough fantasy efforts of late, but performed consistently at home against Golden State on Saturday with nearly 30 FPs. We think he should repeat against SAC tonight despite the fact that the Griz are on a back-to-back, following a blow out loss at San Antonio on Sunday.
Jeff Green – Green hasn’t disappointed his backers in six-straight, including a 28 FP game against the Warriors on Sat. His salary remains stagnant, so we can get a 5x with a 25-point FP effort. With Tony Allen questionable, Green’s usage will uptick.
Greivis Vasquez – Greivis is in our bargain bin at 4k on FD with Lowry sidelined. Vasquez is far from explosive, but usually had made sufficient value while subbing for the Toronto star point guard. That wasn’t the case last time out, as he fell way short of projection. A couple of facts for sure, however, is Greivis will be in the game and this is the projected high total of the night.
Lou Williams – Williams fantasy production has been steady and with Kyle Lowry out, this bargain may certainly be included at 4.7k at FD. Williams has pretty much met projection in four-straight and the Raptors are expected to score about 105 points tonight.
Michael Carter-Williams – MCW had a rough game on Saturday, held to just eight points by the Warriors, but he should find the sledding easier against another somewhat resting squad, Atlanta. Always seemingly a high-upside performer, he’s a stud-or-dud-type that has over 30 fantasy points in three of his last five games. We like the high side tonight.
Damian Lillard – DLill has backfired in back-to-back games after his 45 and 50 FP outings last week. With POR at home on a back-to-back and Phoenix’s Brandon Knight possibly back on the shelf after irritating his ankle sprain last night, Damian could get back to his near 40-point form. We are getting a sale price of $600 off a FD.
Gordon Hayward – Gordon really has been hot for the most part, as he has brought back value in six of his last eight games, including nearly 35 and 40 FPs in the last two. Still costly at 8.1k, but we have to like the matchup against depleted MIN and possible increased usage in teammate Favors misses the game.
Gerald Henderson – Gerald hasn’t failed to disappoint but for one of his last 10 games. Usually more of a cash play, Henderson has put up over 30 FPs in his last two outings. He should get up over 4x here at home against the Celtics, following his 9-for-10 shooting performance on Saturday night at home against ATL.
Dennis Schroder – Schroder will continue to be a value at this price as Atlanta appears content to rest players until the postseason. This salary represents his high-water mark, but considering he has crushed projection in several games over the last two weeks, there is no reason to think another stellar performance shouldn’t be expected from Dennis. Dennis takes a huge hit if PG Jeff Teague (ankle) is cleared to play.