With most likely the most rostered player being Russell Westbrook on Tuesday night, we would likely need a 75-point night to consider him making optimum value at FanDuel for that monster 13.3k salary. But is that possible in just three quarters? Just to hit value alone, Russell needs 65. He has been getting at or near that every time out, but we’re banking on a blowout today and playing a steady strong mid-range top lineup. If we are spending that much, we need to make sure we are getting a full compliment of minutes.
Tim Duncan – What a bargain at 6.9k at DK, where he is a plug-n-play against the Mavs, needing likely only 30 FPs to make value. The Spurs’ star is averaging 36 FPs and is still a viable consideration at 7.7k at FanDuel, as he has really only fell short of projection in one of his last eight games.
Danny Green – Consider Green as a play mostly if used for salary manipulation. He has been strong of late, nearing or exceeding expectations in nine of his last 11 outings. Over his last three games, he has fantasy totals of 29, 33.5 and 38.5.
Kawhi Leonard – Much more of a consideration at FD than DK, as we are looking for at least 40 FP from the Spurs’ star. The Spurs have had their sights set on this game, as they are trying to get out of the seven spot and get away from Memphis, as they would prefer Houston or Portland in a first-round matchup. Leonard has met or exceeded projection is 11 of his last 14, as his salary has steadily risen.
Monta Ellis – We prefer the Dallas guard over the likes of Danny Green, Klay Thompson, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Dwayne Wade on the salary scale. Monta has had two bad games in a row, so we look for the bounce back in this important seeding position game. His last outing against SA, Monta scored 38 points for total of 45.5 FP, while back on Dec. 20, he had 26 points and 38 FPs on opening night against the Spurs. He might be the best value shooting guard to target, especially with the high ceiling.
Dirk Nowitzki – He gets a slight recommendation with his 6k price tag at FanDuel and has topped projections four-straight outings, appearing to be getting ready for playoff mode. He is also 5.8k at DK, so we can use him there, too, if necessary.
Ed Davis – The Lakers’ PF may be worth a call at DK if he starts. But he is a consideration if he starts. Not even considered at FanDuel, however, with a 6k tag. He should make over 20 FPs, as he really hasn’t had a sub-par fantasy night in the last seven games.
Jeremy Lin – The Lakers’ guard is going to start alongside Jordan Clarkson and is worth consideration at DK. OKC is 25th against PGs and Lin was great on Sunday night, scoring 29 points against the lowly Sixers. Jeremy has some of the best upside in the league, putting up five 35-to-40 FP games over the last month.
Ed Davis – At DK only are we considering the Lakers’ F. Davis is rarely a fantasy disappointment because of his rebounding. He has had 30 fantasy points in two of his last four games. You get what you pay for here.
D.J. Augustine – The Thunder G is a super deep sleeper, but expensive for what he does. He could get extra run in a blowout, so at 3.6k at DK and 4.7k at FD, we know we are going to get at least 20 minutes from him and we like him to possibly see even more action in the fourth, as OKC is favored by double-digits.
Dion Waiters – The OKC shooter is great because of his price of 4.6k FD and his matchup against the Lakers. He is inconsistent and may be used only if necessary for maneuvering for the most part. He should get more than 30 minutes though, as teammate Andre Roberson is out with ankle injury. Waiters has a good ceiling and just scored 26 points two games ago against the Hawks, finishing with 38.5 FP.
Anthony Morrow – Plenty of Thunder are in play tonight and a good price here 4.4k at FD. Morrow has beat projections for five straight games and has over 20 FPs in four straight. He is on a nice fantasy run over his last five outings and has scored in double figures in seven-straight games.
Damian Lillard – We like Damian to get near 40 fantasy points on Tuesday night, as he has reasonable met his value in four of his last six outings. At 8.1k on FanDuel in what should be a relatively higher-scoring game. With the Blazers possibly missing two impactful players on offense in LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum, Lillard should get plenty of reps.
Draymond Green – The consistent Green gets his fantasy points every way possible, and this one will be closer than many of the Warriors’ game of late. He really can be used more at DK because of the lineup flexibility. While he hasn’t crushed his value at all of late, we know we can get around 30 fantasy points tonight, as the Warriors are expected to score over 105 points.
Reggie Jackson – Jackson’s production goes up when F Greg Monroe doesn’t play. With Monroe listed as questionable this morning with a knee injury, that will give us the chance to get the Pistons’ PG into more of our starting lineups at FanDuel. He really has been terrific, rarely meeting or exceeding fantasy expectation this month except for a pair of clunkers.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – KCP has scored double figures in eight of his last nine games, including 20 or more in three of his last four. He has beat projection in seven of last nine, and at 5.2k, his price this week alone has gone up $600 at FD. There is lost value, sure, but shooting guard is light because the matchups don’t seem to provide value at the position.
Greivis Vasquez – If Kyle Lowry is still sidelined with a bad back, Vasquez is a automatic consideration across the board. He had a rough time last time out with just 9.5 FP, but beat projections in five of his last six as a lower-tier play.
Ish Smith – SAC gives up tons of points, but we prefer him more at FD, than DK., since is 5.9k at DK, while he is 5.6k at FD. Still could consider him a play at DK, however, since he is such an extreme value play. Since becoming the starter on March 6, Ish has scored no less than 20 FP. Against SAC 10 days ago he had 28.5 fantasy points with 10-5-9. Smith has met his number for the most part for nine-straight until hitting just short of 21 against the Lakers on Sunday night.
Rudy Gay – Much more of a consideration at DK than FD for Rudy. He is averaging well over 40 fantasy points over the last three games and really has and only two disappointing fantasy efforts over his last nine appearances. The prolific scorer may even get more room to roam if Kings’ C DeMarcus Cousins (calf) misses the game.
Omri Casspi – Omri is on the cheap as we like him to have another profitable performance on Tuesday, just as he has beated projections in the last four. He fares much, much better at home. On road he has been scoring in single digits, while at home, he has had more of a penchant for scoring at least 10 points. Save money here.
Aaron Afflalo – In a tough night at shooting guard, we are going here for some value, as well, in what should be a high scoring game. He only has a 4k salary, so a pretty good value, as he is one of those guys you are going to need if you want to pay up for the high priced stars. He really has been a bust for the last six weeks for the most part but 20 fantasy points for the price still has to be considered as the Blazers are banged up.
Dorell Wright – Minimum salaried at FanDuel, and with Nic Batum doubtful for POR, Wright must be considered. He played 25 minutes and got 10 points and 24.2 fantasy last game and is an expected starter in a higher-scoring game. He is worth considering on both sites, although he is slightly better at DK because he does like to shoot threes.
Ersan Ilyasova – The Bucks’ PF is 5.6k at FD, but had a downer game last time out before he had met projections in five straight. He has scored in double figures in seven-straight contests and should be good for nearly a 5x here with at last 25 FPs expected.