Cory Joseph ($4,400) – Joseph once again did not disappoint last night as he got the spot start for the injured Kyle Lowry. With Lowry set to have wrist surgery tomorrow, the sky is the limit for young Cory Joseph. In his last 2 games starting he has seen 30+ minutes and put up at least 25 fantasy points in both. The Knicks are pretty good when it comes to defending the point, but given the current situation with Lowry and Joseph’s low price tag he is a must start tonight in cash games.
Demar DeRozan ($8,500) – Kyle Lowry has officially been ruled out tonight as the Raptors take on the Knicks in Madison Square Garden. New York is in the bottom 6 this year defending the SG position and when DeRozan got the chance to face off with them earlier this year in Toronto he put up 34 fantasy points through only 3 quarters of action. If the Knicks can keep this one close, DeRozan could be in for a huge game. At the very least, he should reach value for your lineup
Andrew Wiggins ($8,600) – Wiggins has stepped up big with Zach LaVine out and has arguably been the most consistent player in the league over the last month, averaging 29 points a game to go along with 4 rebounds. In terms of fantasy, he has put up 9 straight games of 30+ fantasy points. Tonight he gets to matchup against a Kings team that has been struggling to defend the SF position recently as they try to figure out life without DeMarcus Cousins. Expect Wiggins to continue his hot stretch of February when he takes the court tonight.
Dario Saric ($7,000) – Fanduel finally caught up with Saric’s price tag, raising it to $7,000 for tonight’s tilt against the Warriors. The raise in price shouldn’t be enough to draw you away from the young power forward, though, as he has put up at least 34 fantasy points in each of his last 6 games. Philadelphia against Golden State obviously has blowout potential, but the Sixers will rely heavily on Saric to try and keep the game close. The Warriors are actually not superb when it comes to defending the power forward position so Saric should easily reach value and hit in the mid-30s for your lineup.
Karl-Anthony Towns ($10,600) – I apologize for adding another high-priced cash game play, but I can’t pass up writing on KAT tonight as he squares off with a Sacramento team that has absolutely no one to compete with him. The size difference he has on Willie Cauley-Stein and clear advantage against Kosta Koufos tell me Towns is in for a big game. The man has been on an absolute tear of late, posting 40+ fantasy points in 13 of his last 14 games. It may be a little difficult to squeeze him into your lineup, but if you can, definitely reach up for KAT.
Derrick Rose ($6,100) – Derrick Rose was our GPP point guard on Saturday and had a decent game against the 76ers. Tonight, he faces a Toronto team that will be without Kyle Lowry and have been struggling to defend the point guard position lately, as they are near the bottom of the league over their last 10 games. Also keep in mind that the Knicks waived Brandon Jennings early Monday morning, opening up more minutes for Derrick Rose. He usually sees minutes in the mid-30s but he may even see upwards of 40 tonight as New York attempts to figure out their backcourt.
Tim Hardaway Jr. ($5,500) – Hardaway Jr. has had a rough couple of games since the all-star break. This is great news for your tournament lineup as his price continues to drop and people steer clear of him. If Avery Bradley comes back tonight he could give Hardaway some trouble, adding to his risk. If Bradley does not return, however, expect Hardaway to have his way with a Celtics defense that is in the bottom 3 in the league defending the SG position over their last 5 games. He should have no trouble reaching value for your GPP lineup tonight and offers great upside.
Harrison Barnes ($6,100) – With a lot of big name small forwards taking the floor tonight, most will probably go with one of them and a value play to compliment it. This leaves middle-priced guys like Harrison Barnes with low ownership. Considering Barnes is the Mavericks #1 option, he should have no problem scoring tonight against a Miami defense that allows the 6th most points per game to opposing teams.
James Johnson ($6,100) – Johnson has been a little inconsistent as of late, posting 2 games with less than 20 fantasy points over his last 3. Tonight, he faces off with a tough Dallas frontcourt that just recently acquired Nerlens Noel. Johnson may have his work cut out for him but he his low ownership tonight will make him a great tournament play.
Al Horford ($6,100) – Horford’s lack of production has finally caught up to him on Fanduel as he is now listed at only $6,100. He hasn’t shown anything of late to suggest he can put up huge numbers, but a revenge game may be in order for him as he gets to take on his former team, the Atlanta Hawks. If you’re looking for a risky, middle-priced center for your GPP lineup I highly recommend plugging Horford in.