John Wall ($10,400) – Wall was in our cash game picks last night and didn’t disappoint, posting 12 points to go along with 19 assists. Tonight he gets to matchup against a Toronto team that is starting Cory Joseph (who you should also keep in mind as a cash game pick) for the foreseeable future. Wall has also strung together 12 straight double-doubles and I fully expect that reach 13 tonight as the Wizards rely heavily on him in a game that has playoff implications. There are quite a few big name point guards on tonight’s slate, so there should be some variation with who fanduel players go with. Personally, if I’m reaching up here, I’m going for Wall.
Gary Harris ($5,500) – Gary Harris has now strung together 5 straight games of at least 28 fantasy points, averaging 20.5 ppg over that stretch. Surprisingly, his salary has not jumped over $6,000. He only needs 25-30 points again to reach value in your cash game lineup and he should easily be able to do that against a Milwaukee Bucks team that is middle of the road when it comes to guarding the shooting guard position.
Terrence Ross ($4,400) – Ross has started for the magic at SF in his first 2 games with the team and he hasn’t disappointed, putting up 25.5 and 37.8 fantasy points. Fanduel has only raised his salary to $4,400 and this may be the lowest we see it for a while if he’s able to put together a decent game tonight against a weak Knicks defense that has given up the 4th most fantasy points to the position over their last 10 games. Expect good production and a high own % as Ross draws another start tonight against New York.
Willie Cauley-Stein ($5,400) – In his first 3 games without DeMarcus Cousins, Cauley-Stein has proven he can be a star, a dud, or an average player on any given night. Tonight, I’m going to have to go with more of the average player/star approach when he takes on a Brooklyn Nets team that is last in the league defending power forwards. He got the start on Monday against Minnesota and is expected to get another start tonight. If you need some cap relief from the power forward position, Cauley-Stein makes for a great cash game play.
Kyle O’Quinn ($4,700) – Willy Hernangomez has been ruled out tonight, opening the door for O’Quinn to get more minutes and usage against the Magic. Orlando has been particularly bad when it comes to guarding the center position this year, giving up 47.7total fantasy points per game. Since center doesn’t seem like the position to reach up for tonight, many players will probably flock to O’Quinn to provide cap relief, allowing them to reach up at other positions. He should be fairly owned a very good start in cash games.
Jrue Holiday ($7,700) – Holiday has seen his numbers diminish since DeMarcus Cousins has been in New Orleans. However, Cousins is suspended tonight, allowing more usage for Jrue Holiday as the Pelicans take on Detroit. The Pistons are in the bottom 10 in the league guarding the point all season and Holiday should be able to exploit that tonight.
Will Barton ($5,900) – Will Barton filled in nicely for the Nuggets heading into the all-star break, as just about everyone on their team was injured. With everyone back and healthy, though, he has resumed his place on the bench. He is generally out of consideration for cash games, but he still sees around 30 minutes a game, making him an interesting option in tournament lineups. He has shown he has upside and tonight may be the night to roll with him in your GPP’s against an average Bucks defense.
Harrison Barnes ($6,100) – Wesley Matthews has been ruled out tonight against the Hawks. Barnes is already the Mavs #1 but with Matthews out Barnes’ usage will be slightly increased in a matchup against a weak Hawks defense. Barnes should have no trouble reaching value tonight and offers good upside for your GPP lineup.
Markieff Morris ($6,600) – Most people will probably buy up at the power forward position tonight, leaving players like Markieff Morris as great GPP plays. In his last 2 games he has gone for 41.7 and 17.1 FP, respectively. His inconsistency draws him away from cash game consideration but if you want a guy with a good matchup (Toronto is in the bottom 8 defending PF) then Markieff is your guy.
Kosta Koufos ($4,200) – Between the 2 big men in Sacramento, Cauley-Stein is going to get the nod from most fantasy owners. However, Koufos has the same matchup tonight against a feeble Nets defense that has allowed the 5th most points per game to opposing centers. To match this, they are also in the bottom 4 in total fantasy points given up to position. Koufos should start at center tonight for the Kings and see good minutes as Sacramento attempts to abuse the Nets inside.