Jeff Teague – We'd obviously love Teague even more if KAT were to sit, but he's still a very good tournament option whether KAT plays or not in this pace up spot against Elfrid Payton and the Pelicans. Derrick Rose is Q for this one after returning from injury and playing 27 minutes last time out. The good news is that Rose came off the bench in his return while Josh Okogie stayed in the starting lineup, so Teague didn't have to share as many minutes with the high usage Rose. Teague ramped up to 31 minutes last game and he's got a great shot of seeing around 30 in this one as well in a game Vegas projects for around 235 points.
Jamal Murray – I'd like Murray quite a bit better if both Gary Harris and Will Barton miss this one, but at his price, he's still playable in this great matchup even if they do play. Murray popped off for 63.2 FD points the last time these teams met a couple weeks ago, and though he's been relatively quiet of late, he can get scorching hot in no time. I really like me some Murray today for GPPs.
Jrue Holiday – I'm having a hell of a time getting away from Donovan Mitchell today, and I completely understand if you want to go that way, but with the rising price, high ownership, Kris Dunn defense, and the fact that he's due for one of his patented 6-25 outings from the field, I'm considering a dangerous fade in GPPs, getting my Utah exposure through Joe Ingles and Rudy Gobert, and pivoting to a much lower-owned Holiday at a similar price. As mentioned before, this Minny/NO game has a high projected total – the highest on the slate – and Holiday is great way to get low owned, high upside exposure to it with leverage on the Mitchell ownership.
Jeremy Lamb – Lamb makes me a little nervous given he's yet to reach 30 minutes since returning from injury, but this is an outstanding paced up matchup against the Sacramento Kings and he's priced pretty well at $5500 on DK and $5800 on FD. Lamb has flashed 40+ fantasy point upside several times this season and as the second leading scorer for a Hornets team with a currently struggling Kemba Walker, there's plenty of opportunity here for him to put together a big game.
Kelly Oubre Jr. – I'm encouraged by the 30 and 33 minutes that Oubre Jr. has received the last two games coming off the bench with Devin Booker out. He came back to earth last game after going off the previous game and I would expect his ownership to take a dive with everyone flocking to Royce O'Neale for value. Oubre Jr. has already shown significant upside at his price, and now he's getting the minutes, which makes him a strong GPP play.
Joe Ingles – Sure, Ingles will take on some ownership today, but I think the most popular build will involve O'Neale to pay up for the studs in Westbrook, Jokic, and Davis. Ingles was pulled with three minutes left in the game last night so he was in line to see about 34 minutes, which is right around where he should be again tonight if this one is reasonably close. Ingles is the second ballhandler and playmaker for the Jazz now with Mitchell taking lead guard duties and he's still priced very well on both sites at $6100.
Richaun Holmes – People are catching on to Holmes and we should see some ownership tonight but we can't argue with the price or production. Holmes has been a monster off the bench in three of his past four games yet he's still priced below 4k on both DK and FD. Holmes is similar to Montrezl Harrell in that he's got a great motor and he fills up the stat sheet in limited minutes.
Josh Jackson – Jackson's price has risen a little bit but he's still too cheap at $5500 on DK and $5100 on FD for a guy seeing 30 minutes a night and taking on a bunch of Devin Booker's massive usage. We of course always have to worry a little bit about the Suns getting blown out by a superior team, but this one is at home, and the Suns have proven to actually be quite competitive over their past several games, which I think continues tonight.
Rudy Gobert – This is a dynamite matchup against the young Wendell Carter. As I've mentioned before, the Jazz are desperate for wins and Gobert is going to play 35+ minutes in close games. Opposing centers have smashed Chicago all season long and I would expect nothing different from Gobert tonight. He makes for a very strong play tonight.
Nik Jokic – Like Gobert, Jokic is also going up against a very young center tonight, and he should be able to use his bulk to dominate DeAndre Ayton in the paint and on the boards. Jokic is the least expensive of the studs going tonight but he has nearly as much upside in this fantastic matchup.