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Day’Ron Sharpe/Brooklyn Nets
This should be a common theme in most lineups. Sharpe in particular is projecting for over 20 times value. Day’Ron has actually been good when given the minutes with stars not on the court and Brooklyn doesn’t have a ton of big men to rotate in. It is very possible for him to get a double-double here as long as he can stay out of foul trouble. It is projected for him to start and to play around 30 minutes. Keep in mind he is bare minimum price across all DFS sites. Don’t overthink this, lock him in and move on. As for others, Edmond Summer is my next favorite followed by Cam Thomas. In cash games, three nets should be in the cards and in GPPS I am thinking two of them.
Listen, we are going to have plenty of money to spend up on multiple players tonight. Lillard is projecting for single digit ownership in a tough matchup against the Timberwolves. There is no doubting how high this guys ceiling is. I prefer him over Joker because of blowout potential. I usually don’t build lineups with that in mind and you can honestly use both with the value we have. Portland has an all around good team which means Minnesota shouldn’t be able to double team anyone without paying the price. They also give up a lot of points to scoring guards which is exactly what Dame is. Keep in mind this is a guy with 75 FP upside.
The Jazz will be missing at least three of their starters tonight which should bolt NAW up to the starting five. His usage also takes a solid bump up with Conley, Clarkson and Markkanen off the floor. I don’t expect this game to be close whatsoever but NAW is near minimum price and should see a ton fo time regardless of outcome. Currently I have him getting around 35 minutes here and Utah doesn’t really have another good ballhandling guard.
Once again there will be no Donovan Mitchell. This bodes extremely well for Caris as we saw last night. The Thunder are a pesky team that can hang around ahgainst most teams and without their leading scorer I expect that to happen again. Levert should garner ownership but it is well warranted. On any other team this guy is a starter and he is priced under 5k across all sites.
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This should be a very fun game to watch as it is a rematch of last years finals. I lean Smart here because of the chance that GSW try to take away Brown/Tatum. If they attempt this, Marcus should be able to shoot a ton and really isn’t a terrible shooter. Grabs you assists and should be very aggressive defensively against Curry. Smart has averaged about 2 turnovers against Steph historically and could easily turn into more giving him upside. His ownership is low and this is a sneaky/cheeky play for tonights slate!
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