By Ramon Scott, @rsstreams
Rudy Gobert – The Jazz should dominate the paint with Gobert, as Sacramento is seriously depleted in the from court. He has failed to meet expectations in the last two at his high-water mark here of 8.9k.
Jimmy Butler – The Bulls’ new leader is joined on the court by former leader Derrick Rose, who is slated to return. Butler is 8.4k on FanDuel tonight, but has been a good cash-game option, getting close enough to projection in five of the last six.
Elfrid Payton – Elfrid Payton continues to excel of late, but his matchup at home is a bit tougher against the Bulls tonight. Since his salary has gone over 7k, he really hasn’t had any over-the-top fantasy efforts, but he has fallen short of his projection only one time in the last month.
Monta Ellis – This game is expecting to be a up-tempo affair, so Ellis could break out of a bit of a fantasy rut. He has failed several times over the last two weeks, but his best games recent against OKC and SA were well-above projection.
Ish Smith – Ish Smith is the fantasy leader in Philly many nights of late, but the 76ers are 7 1/2-point underdogs at home to Washington. Canaan is now ruled out for the season, so Smith salary could go up further over the final few games. Can grab him here at 6.4k one more time.
Marvin Williams – Marvin continues his tremendous production with virtually no proportional salary increase. Marvin is still just 5k and has met or well-beaten his expectations in six of the last seven games.
Bismack Biyombo – Bismack continues to smash for well over 6x ppd getting plenty of minutes, as Charlotte has three forwards currently out with injuries, including Jefferson. He had 40 fantasy points against Miami last night.
Reggie Jackson – Jackson has put up near-superstar like fantasy totals several times over the last three weeks. Reggie’s salary is 8.3k tonight on Fanduel, so we can still see him approaching 40 fantasy points as he has been doing for the last three weeks.
Deron Williams – Williams has turned up his game over the last month, leading the Nets into the playoffs. Deron is now up to 6.9k on FanDuel, but he really has been stellar, going for over 40 fantasy points in three of the last four games and missing projection only twice in the last 10 games.
Brook Lopez – Lopez has been terrific fantasy-wise for weeks and this game looms large for Brooklyn, while Atlanta’s fate is already determined. Brook continues to be strong despite a strong price increase over the last three weeks. He nearly put 50 up on the Blazers Monday night.
George Hill – Hill faces the woeful Knicks, but he has failed to meet projection over the last two games. He may have hit the skids here in April, but this should be a pretty good matchup for him tonight.