By Des Boodam
We had an easy cash on Sunday with several players crushing value including Nikola Jokic and Aaron Gordon. Monday’s night slate is right in my sweet spot with 6 games. I love me a six game slate and in the past my greatest success in both GPPs and cash games has come when there are 6 games to pilfer from. We are still getting our feet wet on this fantasy season, and I love entering in half way through the season when there is a substantial body of work to base roster decisions off of. I hope that the NBA this season can go even a fraction of as well as the NFL did… but most of all I hope we can have some fun playing the DFS game responsibly.
PG – Elfrid Payton @ LAC
Payton is a threat to score 20+ points every game and has a great matchup against the Clippers on the road. This game should be fast pace with a lot of possession and a lot of scoring – I like Payton in this spot.
PG – Terry Rozier @ BKN
I like Rozier a lot against a terrible defensive team in the Brooklyn Nets… if Kyrie is out, his value triples, and that’s not an exaggeration – jump all over Rozier if this happens.
SG – Austin Rivers vs MEM
Rivers crushed value on Sunday night with the continued extra playing time with Chris Paul out. I think this happens again, especially if Harden’s minutes are reduced even a little. This is the Rocket’s first back to back game since the middle of December.
SG – Jaylen Brown @ BKN
Brown crapped the bed for me last time I played him in a cash game, but I don’t think that will happen against Brooklyn. He’s too cheap and has way too much upside to ignore at the $4K price point
SF – Jae Crowder vs DET
Crowder isn’t a throwaway by any means and he has great matchup, but he’s always going to hover around the 22-24 fantasy points range. His chances of going under that range are greater than going over, but at the end of the day, as far as roster construction goes – Crowder is the best fit at the SF position.
SF – Nikola Mirotic @ LAC
Mirotic was over 25 min is last time out, and was dirt cheap. I recommend getting him now while the price is still low, because it’s going to skyrocket. There’s plenty of minutes to go around in New Orleans and Mirotic is in a great position to score.
PF – Anthony Davis @ LAC
Maybe this game will go into OT, and although I’m not crazy about rostering three of the same teammates I do believe this game will be high scoring and close. I hate to say it though, but the Brow needs to get us 60 points in this one to make it worth our while.
PF – LaMarcus Aldridge vs CHA
I hope I’m not chasing stats here but Aldridge had a career high in his last home game a double OT thriller where he netted 56 points.
C – Jusuf Nurkic @ SAC
I love that Nurkic doesn’t have to go up against a legit big in this game and just like the last game they played — I expect him to go off… he will by high owned and that’s ok… his upside is huge.
Good Luck gamers!!