By Ramon Scott, @rsstreams
The last day of the NBA DFS regular season is not likely for the faint of heart, but we can still zero-in on some key games, as well as, some meaningless ones, that could provide the necessary combination of fantasy production to take down a tournament on Wednesday night.
While serious cash games can likely be avoided with such high volatility and lack of clear information, we can consider having a little fun with a a couple of small buy-in, big field tournament teams while enjoying the handful of games that still have an impact on the playoff picture.
Meanwhile, our key game will likely be the garbage game of the night – but nonetheless – a possible freewheeling one, when the Lakers host Sacramento. The game total is 205 and is closely rated. There is plenty of value to pick up here and get the big stars in the impact, must-win games.
Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook is leaving nothing to chance on every offensive possession, attacking the basket, handling the ball, and drawing defense to dish the ball. The Thunder is expected to be a considerable double-digit favorite at Minnesota on Wednesday night. They must win and get help from San Antonio at New Orleans in another playoff-impacting game.
The Brooklyn Nets have a very live lineup in the finale, as they are in a must-win and get help situation, but the matchup sets up nicely from stars Deron Williams and Brook Lopez.
Andrew Wiggins – Wiggins will benefit from the urgent tempo of this game, as he had been a fantasy crusher for over 10-straight games before actually falling short vs. New Orleans last time out. His salary actually drops here, so take him.
Tim Hardaway, Jr. – We have a shot here with a decent tournament play with Hardaway, as he put up 33 shots over the last two games, including 18 threes. He had nearly 34 fantasy points in the last game at Atlanta. The Knicks’ opponent is Detroit, so we give them a chance to salvage something here in the finale.
Omri Casspi – Mr. Fantasy over the last two games, averaging over 40 fantasy points playing 35 minutes in Sacramento’s makeshift lineup. He has taken 27 shots over the last two games, including 26 points against these Lakers on Monday.
Jordan Clarkson – Can’t get us off Jordan in this spot, as we are counting on him to light it up tonight. He really has been spectacular fantasy-wise, easily taking care of his value projection in nine of the last 10 games. He had 23 at Sacamento on Monday on 10-of-21 from the field, with six assists, five rebounds and five steals.
Jabari Brown – They couldn’t raise Jabari’s price enough tonight, as he should play over 40 minutes and put up 17 shots last game for 30 fantasy points. He has averaged nearly 19 points over the last three games.