Stephen Curry ($10,600) – The injury to Kevin Durant has shot Steph Curry’s Fanduel price over $10,000. However, last year when Durant was still on the Thunder, Steph was undeniably the Warriors #1 option and a DFS workhorse. His usage is going to go up with Durant sidelined and he gets a great matchup tonight against Chicago, who are giving up 45.2 FP a game to opposing PG over their last 10 games. His price may scare a lot of people away, but Curry is definitely on my cash game radar tonight against the Bulls.
Devin Booker ($6,200) – Tonight Booker is just about the cheapest option at SG (there are guys below him, but no one worth consideration). It’s reasonable to assume most people are going to find cap relief in his recent price reduction, which is $6,200. Booker is generally consistent enough to hit 30 FP a game and he gets a great matchup tonight against a Hornets team that allows the 7th most fantasy points a game to the SG position.
Andre Iguodala ($4,800) – With only one small forward priced above $6,000 on tonight’s slate, Fanduel users are going to be forced to reach down. Just like Curry, Iguodala is in a great spot fantasy wise due to the Durant injury. Though it looks like Patrick McCaw may be the one getting the start tonight, Iggy’s production and minutes of the bench will be increased and he will have a very high ownership, making him a great cash game play.
Enes Kanter ($5,900) – Kanter had a tough first game back from injury against the Lakers, posting only 9.9 FP in 19 minutes of action. His last 2 games, however, he has reached value, scoring 35.3 against the Pelicans and 29.3 against the Jazz. Tonight, he gets to matchup with a Portland team that is one of the worst in the league when it comes to stopping opposing power forwards. Once again, there isn’t a lot of variation at the PF position because of the small slate. Because of this, Kanter’s own % should be extremely high.
Jusuf Nurkic ($5,400) – The center position actually provides a few different routes you can go tonight, but I think most people are going to go with the Trail Blazers big man Jusuf Nurkic. He’s done well since joining Portland, averaging 29.7 fantasy points over his first 4 games with them. If he can come close this once again he’ll be well worth his price tag of $5,400. Though he’ll be facing an Oklahoma City team this is fairly tough against centers, the Blazers will probably have him in much of the game in an attempt to match Steven Adam’s size.
Eric Bledsoe (8,900) – There isn’t going to be a whole lot of variation tonight in cash and GPP games with such a limited amount of players to choose from, but if I had to pick one of the high priced PG’s to have a low ownership I would go with Eric Bledsoe. He’ll be taking on a fairly average Hornets defense and has the potential to go off for big game tonight in Phoenix.
Allen Crabbe ($3,500) – Allen Crabbe is as cheap as you can get with a price tag of $3,500. He generally slips people’s mind when you think of the Portland backcourt, but he still gets roughly 30 minutes a game. He has shown some upside during some parts of the year, but nothing insane. He does average 16 FP a game, however, which is right around what you need him to reach since his price is so low. Plug him in and hope he has his shot working tonight at home against a good Oklahoma City team.
Andre Roberson ($4,300) – Fanduel players are likely to go for a couple other low-priced value plays at the small forward position, like Iguodala or Moe Harkless. This bodes well for Andre Roberson, though, who has a great matchup tonight against an exploitable Portland defense. His price his back down closer to $4,000, which minimizes the risk factor if you’re looking to plug Roberson into your GPP lineup.
Taj Gibson ($4,400) – Sticking with another OKC guy, our GPP pick for the power forward position tonight is Taj Gibson. He’ll be coming off the bench once again and be fighting for minutes with Enes Kanter, who I expect most will probably go with at one of their power forward positions. This will leave Gibson with a low own % against a weak Blazers defense. As long as the minutes are there for him, I fully expect him to have a good stat line.
Alan Williams ($4,900) – Williams is once again a center I’m looking to target in GPP lineups tonight. He’ll be getting a matchup against Frank Kaminsky and the Hornets and should see somewhere between 20-30 minutes as the Suns continue to keep Tyson Chandler out of the rotation. Alan’s numbers have shown that, when he gets the chance, he is a pretty decent NBA center. As long as Earl Watson continues to give Williams some minutes, he should be a great start tonight against a Charlotte team that is giving up the 9th most fantasy points to centers this year.