The win streak is at 4 nights in a row cashing in gpp despite Shelvin Mack doing everything in his power to snap my streak. My subs don’t need to worry about me playing that bum anymore even though we still cashed. There is a FULL Friday night slate tonight with lots of excellent options tonight so I’ll leave a stud and a value play I like in tournaments again for each position. I will not be available on twitter tonight for questions.
Kyle Lowry @ DEN $8300
There are a lot of point guards I want to pay up for tonight but right now I am leaning towards rostering Lowry in my tournaments. I expect him to hit 5 or 6X value tonight (approx 45 pts) against a Denver defense that is atrocious at guarding points guards. They rank dead last in the NBA against point guards, giving up 50 FD points per game.
Other guys I like that I may pair with Lowry are Westbrook, Kemba Walker, Steph Curry and Isaiah Thomas.
Marcus Smart vs GSW $5600
Smart’s projection tonight is for 32 points which would be 6X value if its accurate. He has been playing extremely well this season filling in at several positions while Boston starters have been banged up. He gets a fast paced matchup tonight against a Warriors backcourt that can get lazy on defense at times. There’s plenty of hype for several players in this game, and Smart makes for an excellent value play at PG tonight.
Avery Bradley $7000
I am seeing plenty of value at the SG position tonight so I don’t think i’ll be paying up at the position tonight. If you do however, Bradley is extremely consistent and more than affordable. If Boston wants to keep up with the Warriors tonight they may will need to take and make the three ball. Insert Bradley, who’s shooting 40% from deep tonight. Bradley should exceed value tonight if you decide to pay up at SG.
Victor Oladipo vs $5500
Here’s my lock of the day for cash and GPP. If you haven’t noticed that rostering players against the Brooklyn Nets is how you win, you shouldn’t be playing NBA DFS. Besides the Nets being terrible defensively, Oladipo is coming off of a season best 49.5 FD points where he dropped 29 points, 10 rebs and 5 assists last night against the Rockets. I’m chasing the points tonight and I expect him to easily hit value.
Kevin Durant @ BOS $9700
I love KD tonight especially because this game is expecting some serious points. The over/under is at a whopping 226 points right now and KD should be contributing to plenty of those tonight. Jae Crowder also won’t be available for the Celtics tonight, who would have some impact on Durant defensively is he was playing. Expect a strong showing from Durant tonight.
Evan Turner @ NO $3900
Turner is projected to hit almost 7X his value based off a few opto’s I ran this morning so I am definitely intrigued at punting him at SF tonight in GPP. He should be relatively low owned and it would be huge if he scored close to his projection tonight against the Pelicans, who rank sixth last in the NBA against small forwards this season.
Blake Griffin $8800
Here’s another position there is lots of value in tonight but from a GPP standpoint, Blake Griffin makes for a solid play if you’re going to pay up. He’s been consistently scoring around 40 FD points and almost all of those are without him even playing in the 4th quarter. If the game remains relatively close, Griffin could be in for a huge night against the Kings, who rank 25th in the NBA against power forwards, giving up 46 FD points per night to opposing power forwards.
Alex Len @ IND $4800
Last season a nice money maker was rostering Len when Tyson Chandler was inactive. Well here we are, Chandler is out tonight and Len should see a pretty decent increase in minutes played tonight. Len has put up some 30+ FD games this season, which would be huge in GPP if he got close to his ceiling for less than 5k.
DeMarcus Cousins vs LAC $9800
From a cash standpoint, there is absolutely no need to roster Boogie tonight. From a GPP standpoint, he makes for an elite play as he should be very low owned and always carries a crazy amount of upside. His usage rate is sitting at a career high and he is also coming off of back to back 50+ FD games.
Pau Gasol @ LAL $6200
Pau returns to the Staples Center tonight and he’s been sizzling for the Spurs as of late after getting off to a slow start. He can stuff the stat sheet in several categories which is huge for FD scoring. Based on him trending up after his last 4 games, I’m willing to take a shot on him tonight. If he continues similar play like he has as of late, he should be looking to hit around 6X value tonight.
Hopefully this article helps you make your GPP lines tonight and as always, Good Luck!