Tonight’s a really bad four-game slate. In all honesty, I will end up just stacking the Nets/Heat game and enjoying watching it but if you’re looking into actually playing this slate let’s get into some plays.
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The plays below in this daily article are low owned pivots and GPP plays. This means that these players will be RELATIVELY low owned and ‘contrarian’ relative to the more highly owned, chalky plays of the night.
Top GPP Play: Shabazz Napier
3.3k seeing over 22% of the usage while on the court. He’s basically the 3rd string PG but does see around 20 minutes a game which gives him the chance to crush his price tag. He breaks the slate if for some reason this game only goes 3 quarters.
Fade: Kyle Lowry
10)% paying up for Leonard. However, I think there is a really high chance the Raptors blow this team out. Easy fade with a questionable tag.
Top GPP Play: Jonathan Simmons
This is going to be a lot of dumpster diving as it will be crucial to hit these lower priced players with there only being four games. Simmons is still on that big contract and should see his minutes increase deeper into the season. He’s a stat sheet stuffer who will hit 10x if his 3-ball is dropping.
Top GPP Play: Justise Winslow
Winslow is another stat sheet stuffer who can pose a major ceiling if his shot is falling. With the Nets turnover prone with there players outside of Dinwiddie, there should be a lot of opportunities for Winslow to pick up steals/blocks tonight. Will also get some late 4Q run if the game is a blowout.
Top GPP Play: James Johnson
The Nets struggle with bigger SF’s on the boards and inside the arc as they play small ball outside of Jarrett Allen. Johnson will most likely be matched up with Jared Dudley and even occasionally Joe Harris if he’s in the rotation with Whiteside. He could break the slate if given extended run against the Nets.
Top GPP Play: Jusuf Nurkic
Center is stacked on DK but on short slates I always turn to Nurkic for his 50+ DK point upside. He only is going to hit that range 20% of the time but on a slate like this against Kanter defense, sign me up. He’s going to be lower owned than Whiteside and Vuc.
Written By: Robert Viafora