Ranked plays by position and slate advice from RadThad!
1. Kris Dunn
2. Patty Mills/Bryn Forbes (value)
3. Kemba Walker (cash/GPP)
4. Ricky Rubio (GPP)
5. Chris Paul (GPP)
(Honorable Mention: Steph Curry and De’Aaron Fox in GPPs)
1. Zach LaVine
2. Marco Belinelli (value)
3. James Harden (GPP)
4. Bradley Beal
5. Jrue Holiday (GPP)
(Honorable Mention: Luka Doncic and Buddy Hield in GPPs)
1. Giannis Antentokounmpo
2. Davis Bertans (value)
3. Rudy Gay
4. Kelly Oubre Jr (GPP)
5 Kevin Durant (GPP)
(Honorable Mention: Wil Barton and Jabari Parker in GPPs)
1. Lauri Markkanen
2. Kenneth Faried
3. Derrick Favors
4. Josh Jackson (cash/GPP)
5. Marvin Bagley III (GPP)
(Honorable Mention: Jeff Green and Maxi Kleber in GPPs)
1. Jacob Poeltl
2. Dendre Ayton
3. Mason Plumlee (if +Paul Millsap sits)
4. Nikola Jokic (GPP)
5. Willie Cauley-Stein (GPP)
(Honorable Mention: Brook Lopez and Rudy Gobert in GPPs)
Top Stud (over $8K on FD): James Harden by median projection (followed by Nikola Jokic who has the best combination of median projection and value).
Top Stud (over $8K on DK): James Harden by median projection (followed by Nikola Jokic who has the best combination of median projection and value).
Top Value (under $5K on FD): Jacob Poeltl (followed by Marco Belinelli)
Top Value (under $5K on DK): Jacob Poeltl (followed by Marco Belinelli)
•Favorite GPP plays on Yahoo:
Guard: Kemba Walker, Zach LaVine, Klay Thompson (favorite GPP value plays are Marco Belinelli and Wayne Selden)
Forward: Marvin Williams, Jae Crowder, Mikal Bridges (favorite GPP value plays are Maxi Kleber and Iman Shumpert)
Center: Jarrett Allen, Jahlil Okafor, DeMarcus Cousins (favorite GPP value plays are Dwight Powell and Ed Davis)
– I’m not a psychic, however, I’m willing to predict that those of you who have already started constructing your lineups are using a number of players from the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls. How did I know that? Let’s just say I had a hunch. These guys will be very chalky today, and not necessarily “good chalk”, depending on who you roster (I’m talking to you Pau Gasol). In tournaments, consider fading these teams altogether, with the hope that the chalk plays turn out to be a complete busts. One team you could look to for overlooked value is the Phoenix Suns. Devin Booker has already been ruled out, so don’t be afraid to roster a few Suns in GPPs.
–James Harden will attempt to continue his streak of 30-point scoring performances tonight against Sacramento. I don’t think I’m going out on a limb by saying that his streak should remain intact by the end of the night. Rostering him would be a fine choice, however, in order to put him in your lineup, you need to use a few of the obvious value plays. Long story short, if you’re currently using James Harden, your lineup probably looks very similar to a large number of DFS’ers out there. Don’t give up hope just yet. As we saw last night, trade deadline mayhem can rear its ugly head at any given moment. If this happens right before lineups lock, you can make a quick value pivot, without giving up Harden.
– If you’re looking for tonight’s “not so sexy” game stack, might I consider the Washington Wizards at Milwaukee Bucks matchup. Sure, Milwaukee is favored by -11.0, but the over/under currently sits at 230.0. If the Wizards are able to keep this one even remotely close through the first three quarters of the game, a select number of juicy fantasy options from both sites could reward you handsomely. Personally, I’m going with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter (at the moment). Is there a chance that this game gets out of hand before halftime? Sure, but I’m not in the business of predicting blowouts. Besides, it’s called a “not so sexy” game stack for a reason (so don’t “at” me).