It could be a day to feature LeBron James and surround him with some decently priced hot hands that are likely to produce consistent results with some added tournament upside.
James and the Cavaliers will be going up against Milwaukee, which has the next-to-last ranked defense against small forwards.
LeBron is tabbed here to get nearly 45 fantasy points on Sunday and we know there is always a chance for more.
Westbrook could score 54 points, as he has been doing pretty much every game, and produce just about the same return for his 13.3k on FanDuel. Russell is up to 13.2k at DK. You simply are spending so much budget on him, while James is only 9.9k at DK.
There just has to be a place to draw the line against Westbrook. Of course there is concern that tomorrow’s game with the Heat is the highest total at 212.5. However, you can basically get Charlotte’s Kemba Walker and Orlando’s Elfrid Payton for the same price.
Walker is going up against Minnesota and is only 6.9k on FanDuel. We think Kemba can finish with over 35 FPs. He had 33 against SAC two nights ago. He is still increasing minutes off his long injury. Kemba is not as good of a value at DK, however, as is nearly off our radar over there.
Payton has been terrific averaging 16 points, 7.5 rebounds, nearly 10 assists and just over four steals a game of late. He is averaging 51 fantasy points over the last four games with back-to-back triple doubles. Elfrid could approach 40 fantasy points once again.
Bradley Beal – The WAS shooter is going up against the 27th-ranked shooting guard defense at SAC. We like him for at least 30 fantasy points on FanDuel. Beal is also consistent enough to reach his average in most games.
John Wall – He is going up against a poor defense at SAC and could reach nearly 40 fantasy points. He is 9.6k at FanDuel, which is no problem for us as he continues to be ultra-consistent at reaching most projections. Wall suffered an ankle sprain last Wed., but he played 39 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.
Avery Bradley – We have him for well over 25 fantasy points and that certainly is possibly, as he is going up against the 26th-ranked defense against SG.
Marcus Morris – Considering his recent production at this price, and the fact that he is going against Chandler Parsons, this will likely be the last time we can use him at this price. He is such a good value here, as he had 38 fantasy points last night and surely can be good for at least 25 points even on the back-to-back here at home against DAL.
Dennis Schroder – The 21-year-old German star has double figures in points in nine of the last 10, exceeding his expected value in eight of those contests, several by a considerable margin.