Russell Westbrook ($13,400) – A 5 game slate with Russell Westbrook in play generally leads him to have a high ownership. Mix that with the fact that he’s playing the Brooklyn Nets tonight and you have a night where most will probably not be fading the 28-year-old fantasy star. His price is over 13k, but for good reason. He’s posted over 70 fantasy points in 3 of his last 5 games and is averaging 68.2 FP over that same time frame. He’s definitely going to be owned tonight so make sure to get him into your cash game lineups.
Klay Thompson ($7,200) – There was one hiccup in his last 4 games in which Thompson posted under 20 fantasy points (17.5 to be exact). However, in the other 3 he has hit 40 or been very close to it, proving he has actually been the more consistent player for his price tag since Kevin Durant went down with an injury. He’ll need 36 fantasy points to reach value tonight against a 76ers team that is giving up over 46 fantasy points to shooting guards over their last 10 games.
Paul George ($8,100) – George is probably going to be a player many people target at the small forward position tonight due to his recent consistency. He has posted at least 30 FP in his last 7 games and gets a matchup tonight against a Knicks team that is giving up over 50 fantasy points to the position over their last 5 games. George’s price is right tonight as he takes on the Knicks in Madison Square Garden, so make sure to lock him into your cash game lineups.
Kristaps Porzingis ($6,600) – Kristaps has had a great start to the month on March, posting no less that 24 FP in his first 7 games and putting up over 40 fantasy points in 3 of them. Tonight he gets a matchup at home against the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers have a great individual defender at the power forward position in Thad Young, but overall against the PF position this year they are in the bottom half of the league in fantasy points given up. The Knicks also go small frequently, allowing Porzingis to play stretch center. Because of this, I don’t think Young will give him any troubles and he should easily hit his 5x value by getting you over 30 fantasy points.
Jusuf Nurkic ($6,600) – Nurkic’s price is back down under 7k for his matchup against the Pelicans tonight, which is great news from a fantasy perspective. The 22-year-old Bosnian is a rising star in the league, and his fantasy production is backing it up. He’s posted over 30 FP in 7 of his last 8 games and had a massive 77 FP outburst against the 76ers last week. He’s proven that he is a consistent cash game play and is the center I will be targeting tonight in my cash game lineups.
Steph Curry ($10,100) – With everybody reaching up for Russell Westbrook tonight it’s only reasonable to assume most will not occupy their 2nd point guard position with another high-priced play like Steph Curry. This rules him out of cash game consideration, but makes him an ideal GPP play. He hasn’t produced like many thought he would since the Durant injury, but that also means he’s due for a big game. A matchup with the 76ers tonight puts him in a great position to produce, and he’ll need over 50 FP to be a solid tournament play.
Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot ($3,700) – Luwawu-Cabarrot has been seeing some increased minutes lately, averaging 30 over his last 2 games. It appears the Sixers are going to be implementing him more and more into the game plan and I think it’s only logical to use him as a GPP punt play tonight with his price still down under 4k. Given that he has produced in the court time he has been given I think it’s safe to say he’ll see at least 25 minutes again tonight, so he’s definitely a guy I’m going to consider in tournaments.
Solomon Hill ($3,600) – An inconsistent guy. There isn’t really much else to say about Solomon Hill. The Boogie trade to New Orleans hasn’t done too much to effect his minutes, though, as he still see roughly 30 a game. The real problem is simply in his offensive production, as he generally puts up under 10 points a game to go along with an average of 15 FP. However, he’s only $3,600 tonight and the guy has shown that he has 30+ fantasy point potential if he’s got his offensive game going. He’s as risky as a player can get, so use him at your own risk. But, I do believe he has the potential for a huge game against a lackluster Trail Blazers defense.
Tobias Harris ($6,000) – Harris has a “game time decision” stamp next to his name tonight and I think many are likely to pass on him because of it. However, he is expected to play today after being held out of practice yesterday. He’s been extremely consistent over his last 6 games, posting at least 27 fantasy points in each those contests. On Saturday he erupted for a monster 47.9 fantasy points against the Knicks and I think will be excited to keep his hot streak going tonight against the Cavaliers, a team that has actually been giving up a lot of fantasy points to opposing power forwards over their last 10 games. Make sure he’s playing before you lock him in, but if he is I love him tonight in tournaments.
Jahlil Okafor ($5,200) – Okafor has been playing well over his last 3 games, but I don’t necessarily think his price reflects that. He posted 26+ fantasy points in every game last week and draws a matchup tonight against a Golden State Warriors team that gives up 47 FP to centers per game. Okafor should easily flirt with 30+ fantasy points and has the potential to even get you over 40, making him an ideal play for his price tag.