Friday night’s big 10-game NBA slate is going to be crazy! It is the biggest slate of the week, there are a ton of injuries to process and half of the games have a Vegas total of 220 points or higher. As you would expect on a big slate with a lot of injuries opening up playing time and usage for other players there are a lot of options.
My Droppin’ Dimes list has expanded tonight to include “And 1” for the continuation but here are a few other players that somehow didn’t make my final list: LeBron James, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Eric Bledsoe, Ben McLemore and Frank Mason (if De’Aaron Fox is out). As you can see there are a lot of the “high-priced” studs that I am forgoing in order to load up on “value” studs that abound on the slate.
The grid below is a snapshot of today’s slate that shows the overall rating for each position for each team. The numbers highlighted in red are the positions that are in the top 25% of their position for the slate and indicate good plays. Meanwhile, the numbers highlighted in blue are the positions that are in the bottom 25% of their respective position for the slate and are positions to avoid.