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Cash Plays

Kemba Walker ($8,500) – Kemba Walker has one of my favorite matchups tonight against a Denver defense that is giving up 111.4 points per game, which is 3rd worst in the league. He has put up at least 38 fantasy points in 6 of his last 7 games and shouldn’t have any trouble getting between 40-50 again tonight. Look for ways to get him into your lineup.

James Harden ($11,500) – Harden is reasonably priced coming off a sub-par performance, and his success against the Memphis Grizzlies this year makes it difficult to pass on him. The Grizzlies are obviously a good defensive team, but he should have no trouble flirting with 60+ fantasy points if he can keep his turnovers down. Other than that, it’s hard to find an excuse to fade Harden at home tonight.

Moe Harkless ($4,800) – Moe Harkless is going to be a popular pick yet again tonight when the Blazers take on the Nets in Portland. Fanduel is slow in raising Moe’s price even though he has hit 20+ fantasy points in his last 4 games, while also logging at least 34 minutes in each of those contests. The Nets are last in the league this year in fantasy points allowed to opposing small forwards, and have been particularly bad over their last 5 games, giving up an average of 47.1 per game to the position. Harkless should have no trouble reaching value tonight against Brooklyn’s lackluster defense.

Marvin Williams ($5,700) – With Frank Kaminsky out tonight with an AC join sprain, the Hornets are going to look to Williams to help with production out of the power forward position. This increase in usage should make him a popular cash game play tonight against the Nuggets, who are giving up the 7th most fantasy points to opposing power forwards since the all-star break.

Jusuf Nurkic ($6,400) – His price is on the rise, but for good reason. Nurkic has put up at least 30 fantasy points in 3 of his last 4 games and draws a fantastic matchup tonight against the Brooklyn Nets, who give up the 4th most fantasy points to opposing centers. Portland has been implementing him more and more into their game plan, giving him back to back games of 35+ minutes. He should see that once again as long as Brooklyn can keep this one somewhat close. He needs around 30 fantasy points to reach value for your lineup and I don’t see him having any trouble doing that tonight.

 

GPP Plays

Malcolm Brogdon ($5,200) – Brogdon was a popular play in the middle of the year with Dellavedova out, but since then he has really slipped people’s minds. He hasn’t done anything superb for the Bucks, but he also hasn’t done anything to disappoint. With most people looking for other point guard options, Brogdon has a low own % night in and night out. Tonight, he matches up with a Raptors squad that is currently thin at the PG position. He needs 25 to reach value and should be able to do that if he sees his usual 25-30 minutes.

Lou Willaims ($6,100) – Lou William’s streak of consecutive games with at least 20 fantasy points ended at 13 last night against the Clippers. He’s had a good start to his Rockets career, but his bad performance last night is likely to draw people away from him. His price is a bit up due to his recent production, but nothing he can’t handle. He needs about 30 to reach value tonight and brings serious upside if you use him in your GPP lineup.

Andrew Wiggins ($7,900) – Tonight Wiggins matches up against a tough Spurs team, leading me to believe many will pass on the young star. He’s had great production with Zach LaVine out, posting 40 fantasy points regularly. He had his worst performance in a while on Wednesday against the Jazz, adding to the likelihood that many will pass on him. It seems like a risky play, but Wiggins recent production leads me to believe he can hit 40 fantasy points tonight and reach value for your GPP lineup.

Ryan Anderson ($4,900) – Ryan Anderson is always one of my favorite GPP plays because of his inconsistency but nice upside. The only risk I can find is that sometimes D’Antoni only gives him minutes in the low 20’s, though this shouldn’t be a problem considering he’s averaged 30.5 minutes when Houston has faced off with Memphis this year. He should easily score 25 fantasy points tonight if he’s given that kind of run time and brings a lot of scoring potential along with him.

Tristan Thompson ($6,100) – He’s a bit pricey for how I usually view his production, but with most Fanduel players likely to pass on him tonight, Thompson could be the dark horse center that helps GPP lineups get to the top. Hassan Whiteside’s inside play should keep Thompson around the rim, offering him a chance at some extra boards, which is where his fantasy production generally stems from. If you’re looking for a middle-priced center for GPP, go with Thompson.

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