The experts have a lot of high-priced studs at the top of the Consensus list tonight without many cheap value plays to go along with them.  It could be a difficult night to make a lineup where you get more than one stud player in your lineup unless some value opens up as we near tipoff.

Be sure to check back about a half hour before tipoff for our “NBA Consensus Lineup Construction” article for some sample FanDuel and DraftKing lineups to consider for tonight.

The numbers in the parenthesis are the number of experts that picked that player to give you more context as to the gaps between players and the tiers. Here are the Industry Consensus picks for tonight…

Highly Touted

  • Stephen Curry (10x) – Looks like the experts are expecting a big bounce-back game from Curry coming off one of his worst games of the season on Saturday
  • DeMarcus Cousins (8x) – Put up a 20-20 yesterday and should be able to produce big numbers again tonight against the Bulls

Recommended

  • Paul George (6x) – Coming off a 45-point effort and gets a favorable matchup with the Sixers tonight
  • Monta Ellis (5x) – Playing big minutes as usual but his scoring has been down while his rebounds/assists have been up lately, he could put it all together tonight against the Sixers
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (5x) – Has been a fantasy monster since the All-Star break averaging 19.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game
  • Zach Randolph (5x) – Put up his first career triple-double on Saturday and has a juicy matchup against the Suns tonight, reasonably priced
  • Jimmy Butler (5x) – Getting back on track after missing some time, playing the Kings porous defense should help
  • Jared Sullinger (5x) – If he gets 30+ minutes he is a double-double machine but the minutes aren’t always there
  • Andre Drummond (5x) – In 3 games versus the Bucks this season, he is averaging 15.7 points, 18.3 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 1.7 blocks per game 

Suggested

  • Kawhi Leonard (4x) – Produces consistent fantasy production across the board every night, averaging 23.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocks over his last 5 games
  • Taj Gibson (4x) – A little risky as he is playing through a hamstring issue but has averaged 29 minutes, 13.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in his last 2 games
  • Isaiah Thomas (4x) – Has scored 20+ points in 9 straight games
  • Evan Turner (4x) – Should see a few extra minutes with Jae Crowder out again tonight
  • Zach LaVine (4x) – Should get his minutes regardless of the score in a high Vegas total against the Warriors tonight
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (4x) – Has 4 straight double-doubles and will need a big game tonight against the Warriors who will be without Andrew Bogut down low
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (3x)
  • Ray McCallum (3x)
  • Amir Johnson (3x)
  • Marcin Gortat (3x)
  • Ricky Rubio (3x)
  • George Hill (3x)
  • Klay Thompson (3x)
  • Draymond Green (3x)
  • Ian Mahinmi (3x)
  • DJ Augustin (3x)
  • Bradley Beal (3x)
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (3x)
  • John Wall (3x)
  • Matt Barnes (3x)
  • Tyson Chandler (3x)
  • Gorgui Dieng (3x)

Hope you find the right combination to cash!

Check back tomorrow for the next edition of the NBA Industry Consensus picks.

 

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