What’s up everyone and welcome to Ben’s Building Blocks! If you’ve never read my content before, welcome. To those that have, welcome back. I truly appreciate everyone that reads and supports during NBA season. This article is designed for me to highlight the top plays of the day. Obviously, things can change rapidly in the NBA with injury news close to lock, so I would be sure to subscribe to our premium package for access to our Final Thoughts cheat sheet, our premium discord channel and my core plays. Our Core Plays product gives you the ability to tail all of our analysts in your contests each night. We do the work for you, and you simply plug and play with our premium Core Plays. With that being said, let’s hop into the plays…
Both Spencer Dinwiddie and Mikal Bridges are viable top plays on Thursday night, but I’m going to lean towards Dinwiddie if choosing one on both sites. This game features tons of fantasy goodness, with two teams ranking top-ten in pace since the All-Star Break. Dinwiddie has been amazing when on the court for the Nets since joining the team – and is essentially putting up an average of 40 fantasy points per game with Ben Simmons off the court. He’s also topped 40+ DK points in four of his last five games. This game is tied for the highest O/U on the slate at 238 and we are going to want multiple pieces from both teams. I like Dinwiddie, and pairing him with Domantas Sabonis on the other side makes a ton of sense.
I’m sticking with the Nets here in the value section and going with Dorian Finney-Smith who is priced below $5K. There’s a chance we get some value from the Pacers, but as of now it’s scarce overall, As I noted above, this game has a fantastic fantasy outlook with that 238 O/U and we are going to want three to four pieces from it on a small slate. DFS has been very consistent with over 25 fantasy points in four of his last six games. His game also fits a fast-paced environment and if he’s racking up blocks/steals he could smash this price.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)