Well, we are going to keep today’s intro short and sweet. It’s Spring Break for myself, so we are staying busy in my household.
Before we get to the picks, are any of you going to play Lou Williams revenge game against the Lakers?
I’m not, but you will probably win some money because I can’t make that play. But it’s a #narrativestreet option for you if you walk that path normally.
So as for today’s recommendations, check out the 5 games I have chosen below using DraftKIngs pricing and position eligibility.
Analysis: I remember the days when George Hill was a consistent play at the point guard position. He would score 30-35 points per night, sometimes more, but he was super reliable (unlike the free throw attempt in the .gif above). Those were the days when Derrick Favors was out… Well, what do you know, we are back to those good ol’ days again! Detroit in one of the top-10 worst teams against point guards this season. Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith are not good defenders, and with a very capable scorer in Rodney Hood manning the SG position and Gordon Hayward at the SF position, we shouldn’t have to worry about KCP guarding HIll. In fact, we might see some funnel opportunities here against the Pistons. No one will play Hill tonight but he’s super cheap and reliable for me.
Analysis: Fact: The Sacramento Kings are the worst team in the NBA against shooting guards. Fact: There are a lot of viable shooting guard options tonight. Fact: Devin Booker has seen his usage rate climb in the last week. Fact: Booker is averaging 34.5 fantasy points per game against Sacramento in three games this season. Fact: Booker has fired up 21, 20 and 26 shot attempts in his past three games. Fact: Booker is the top shooting guard option not named James Harden on the slate tonight.
Analysis: Boy, I must hate small forward tonight if i am recommending a priced-upped Paul George. Luckily, George has shown a consistent floor of 40 points in his last 10 games and has scored 40.5 fantasy points per game in three meetings with the Hornets this season. George also won’t have to contend with Nicolas Batum who is out of pocket for the Hornets tonight (cue up Jeremy Lamb). George has the highest usage rate on the team, but I am hoping the Hornets can at least keep this pace-up game close.
Analysis: For my next trick, I am recommending two guys who were on my list for Monday (but you wouldn’t know that if you aren’t a premium subscriber). WCS didn’t hurt us on Monday and tonight he’s in another great spot in an up-pace road game against Phoenix. The Suns have been weak against power forwards and centers all year long, and no matter where WCS lines up (likely PF), his upside is large at only $5,600. The Suns are fifth worst in fantasy points allowed to PFs, giving up 49.2 PPG this season. If the Kings sit some guys tonight, that should open things up for WCS even better.
Analysis: The GIF is back!!! And Zubac paid off big time on Monday. Despite the drastic increase in price, Zubac looks to have a foot in the door for the starting center job moving forward. Tonight he has a great matchup against the Rockets, and I expect Zubac to be one of the chalkier center options tonight. The Lakers are clearly looking ahead, so all the young guys are going to see a lot of run down the stretch, including Zubac.