We have another exciting slate on Fanduel tonight and I canâ€™t wait to get into it. With a lot of injuries and a lot of players who are in good spots tonight we should see a wide variety of players being played. I love nights like this because not many lineups are similar. Letâ€™s look at my tournament lineup tonight
PG:Chris Paul: $9700
Chris Paul has really come around as of late. He has always been a good fantasy option but he is starting to hit his stride. He is coming off a 50-point fantasy point performance and managed 62 the game before that. It seems like Paul is attempting to put this team on his back and keep them winning games so I like him as a play tonight.
PG: Andrew Harrison: $4200
The Cavs have their big 3 out so this game should stay very close. Harrison has played consistently well this year fantasy wise and at this price it is tough not to play him. He should see a lot of usage for this Grizzles team and the Cavs wonâ€™t be able to do much to stop him.
SG: Demar DeRozan: $8400
DeRozan has been one of the most consistent fantasy options all year. He has a high ceiling and rarely falls below 30 fantasy points. Tonight they take on the 76ers who canâ€™t really guard anyone. I think the 76ers keep this game close enough that Derozan can fill up the stat sheet and have a monster night.
SG: JR Smith: $3500
Smith has been awful all year. That changed last night when Smith scored 23 points and put up 33 fantasy points. Pretty great for a minimum priced guy. We know Smith is streaky so this could be the start of something special. With the Big 3 for the Cavs being announced as out Smith will likely be looked at as the number one scoring option and his ceiling is by far the most for any minimum guy.
SF: Kawhi Leonard: $8300
Aldridge is out for the Spurs so automatically that makes me look at Leonard as a play. Kawhi is a guy who fills up every category of the stat sheet and has a good matchup with Boston. I look for this game to stay close and Leonard to be asked to do a lot on both ends for this team.
SF: Otto Porter Jr. :$5500
Otto Porters price is starting to come down and this is a perfect night to play him. The Hornets struggle to guard opposing Small Forwards and my gut just tells me he is in for a huge night. He doesnâ€™t rely strictly on scoring to have a good fantasy game so he isnâ€™t much of a risk at this price.
PF: Trevor Booker:$5900
Booker is starting to get a little expensive but is still cheap enough for me to take a chance on him. He has been pretty consistent over the course of this season and is asked to do a lot for this Nets squad. His matchup with the Lakers is a great one so he is a shoe in for at least value tonight.
PF: Tobias Harris: $5900
Harris is playing against a Mavericks team that is just awful. Harris will be underowned and even though this game likely will be a blowout he should be able to produce well enough while he is out there to surpass value.
C: Al Horford: $7900
Al Horford is a guy who is playing really well but is flying under the radar. With Thomas still out he will be leaned on to produce a big game. He is someone who gives you points in a multitude of ways and since this game is going to be close will get his full slate of minutes. Not many other people will be playing him so if he has one of his 50+ nights he will give this lineup a huge advantage.