*** I’m using DraftKings’ pricing, so the picks will be geared towards that site.  But assuming there isn’t a major difference in salary, these plays can be used anywhere.  And as always, make sure to check for the latest injury news and lineup changes. ***


John Wall (WAS) $8,300 v. Phoenix

Wall has put together back-to-back 60+ point performances, and this game should be a fast-paced shootout (PHO -2, 214.5 O/U).  His price is still relatively low, and you should take advantage while you can.

Brandon Knight (PHO) $7,700 v. Washington

Knight should be good for 20+ FGA, and he does a nice job of filling out his line with peripherals.  As I mentioned with Wall, this is going to be a great game for fantasy purposes.  Load up on Suns and Wizards.


James Harden (HOU) $10,500 v. Dallas

No Dwight tonight, so Harden will handle a bit more of the load.  He’s been averaging over 40 MPG in his last five, and he’s scored at least 51.5 DK points in each game during that stretch.  I expect that trend to continue tonight.

O.J. Mayo (MIL) $4,400 v. Detroit

A little bit of a flier here, but Mayo can get hot and fill it up.  When he’s hitting shots, everything’s gravy.  When he’s off, Kidd tends to yank the leash.  I think people will be scared off by only 24 minutes last game at San Antonio, so you should be able to get him at extremely low ownership.


LeBron James (CLE) $10,000 v. New Orleans

An up-tempo match-up against a bad defense; this is a prime spot for King James.  He hasn’t been showing off that 70 FP upside much lately, but we all know it’s there.

Jared Dudley (WAS) $3,800 v. Phoenix

The Wizards are extremely thin up front (Gortat, Nene, Humphries, and Gooden have all been ruled out), so Dudley should see a fair amount minutes tonight at the 4 (and maybe even the 5 given no Chandler on the other end).  Plug and play.


Terrence Jones (HOU) $4,900 v. Dallas

Howard is out tonight, and I think a lot of people will naturally shift to Capela.  I think you should use Jones instead for a few reasons.  First, Capela’s minutes are highly volatile.  Even with Dwight out, he’s seen as few as 15 minutes in a game (Chuck Hayes got Howard’s minutes in lieu of Capela one night, and Hayes got released the next).  Next, Jones’ price is much better than Capela’s ($4,900 v. $5,800 respectively).  And Jones offers a little more flexibility at PF than Capela can at C.  Finally, as touched on initially, Jones will probably be lower-owned than Capela while having as much, if not more, upside.

Jon Leuer (PHO) $4,100 v. Washington

Markieff is allegedly giving it a go, but Tyson Chandler remains out.  As I pointed out when discussing Jared Dudley, the Wizards have very little depth and size up front tonight.  I think Phoenix will go small too and give Leuer minutes that might otherwise go to Alex Len.  As an aside, Leuer’s coming off a game where he played 38 minutes and scored 42 FP.  That should further tip the Leuer/Len scale in Jon’s favor.


Greg Monroe (MIL) $6,900 v. Detroit

Revenge game.  Drummond has been putting up some phenomenal fantasy numbers this season, but he plays so soft on D.  He’s making a concerted effort to foul less, so he often sacrifices easy points inside to stay on the floor.  Monroe should feast tonight.

Al Horford (ATL) $6,700 v. Lakers

The only concern here is how many minutes will he see?  The Lakers are horrible against opposing bigs, and Horford should have a field day while he’s on the floor.  I think he’s in line for 1.5 FP/min (maybe more).  As long as he gets 28 minutes, he’s good to go.  There’s 50 FP upside here at less than $7k, so I’m willing to gamble a little.

That wraps it up for tonight.  Quick review: just stack the Wizards/Suns game.  Good luck tonight!


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