Happy humpday everybody. Hopefully you survived an injury plagued night last night. The injury bug has bit my lineups a few times in the last week but I still managed to cash last night. Here’s to a healthy night in the NBA tonight. Any lineup questions can be asked on twitter, @MonstarsDFS.
Stud: Russell Westbrook @ GS $12300
Westbrook vs Durant? Yeah I am thinking Westbrook is going to play with a little extra fire tonight. It’s been awhile since I’ve called him an absolute lock in cash due to his price tag, but tonight I am building around him.
Mid-tier: Elfrid Payton @ NO $6200
Payton has been on a tear as of late. If Fournier is out again he should continue to get extra shots. (His problem is if they go through the hoop or not). He is cash viable tonight.
Value Play: Sergio Rodriguez vs TOR $4100
If McConnell is out tonight Sergio is a great punt play in cash.
Stud: Giannis Antetokounmpo @ HOU $10600
There shouldn’t be much blowout risk in this face paced game tonight. I’d rather save the money and go Giannis over Harden with both expected to score around 50 FD points tonight. Harden is still an elite option tonight if you have the money.
Mid-tier: Victor Oladipo @ GS $5600
You need to target this game in cash tonight and Oladipo isn’t a bad option but I have two better SG’s I’d rather save money on tonight in the section below.
Value Play: Norman Powell @ PHI $3600 & Jodie Meeks @ NO $3800
Both are waiting on news to see if they will start tonight. My guess is one of them will get the nod and therefore I will be locking one of them into SG to save money for the big boys tonight.
Stud: Kevin Durant vs OKC $10400
If Klay Thompson is ruled out tonight (personal) except KD to eat against his former team. However, I believe there is way too much value at the position tonight. I will be rostering KD in GPP and I’m still considering if I want him cash tonight or not.
Mid-tier: Rudy Gay vs IND $7300
I don’t see a need for Gay in cash tonight and he’ll likely be like 2% owned. However, he is pretty consistent and always a safe cash play.
Value Play: Jerami Grant @ GS $3600
With Adams ruled out again tonight, look for Grant to get plenty of minutes tonight in a high paced game that should EASILY allow him to exceed his value.
Stud: Draymond Green vs OKC $8100
No need for AD tonight. Draymond has a high ceiling tonight especially if Klay is ruled out.
Mid-tier: Enes Kanter @ GS $6300
I feel like a broken record writing @ GS and vs OKC but lets face it, its the marquee matchup tonight. Kanter burned his owners the other night but I’m expecting a bounce back performance tonight with Adams ruled out again.
Stud: DeMarcus Cousins vs IND $10700
I wish it was any other night because I’m all about the price tag on Boogie tonight. I just can’t fit him into my cash lines. I love him in GPP tonight and he is definitely cash viable if you want to pay up at center.
Mid-tier: Greg Monroe @ HOU $5900
There is a strong chance the Bucks will need to keep up with the Rockets lethal scoring tonight. Moose could see some extra run tonight if he starts out hot with the second unit. Again he’s more GPP tonight but he’s not a bad play.
Value Play: Cody Zeller vs POR $5100
He’s more mid-tier but he’s still pretty cheap facing the worst defense in the NBA. Note, if Noah is ruled out tonight for the Knicks, Kyle O’Quinn becomes a virtual lock at Center for only $4600.
Hopefully this article helps you build your lines tonight and as always, Good Luck! Lets avoid those injuries tonight too!