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Injury’s to Monitor/Notable
Steph Curry- OUT
Jaylen Brown- Probable
Brandon Ingram- Questionable
Malik Beasley- OUT
Jayson Tatum- Probable
Al Horford- OUT
Kyle Kuzma- OUT
Jaden Mcdaniels- OUT
Bojan Bogdanovic- OUT
Lebron James- Questionable
Hassan Whiteside- Questionable
There are a couple of plays that really stand out to me here. Chris Paul came back from an injury and played 30 minutes. I expect that to go up a little today and he is just far too cheap for what he can do on the court ($7200 DK $6600 FD). Before he was injured he had a double-double in six of his last seven games. Another guy I am building around is Tomas Satoransky. He started in the last game and played about 30 minutes. He is still flat minimum on FD and only $3800 on DK. He is averaging about 0.8 FPPM across both sites which makes him a great play if he just hits averages not to mention if he is having a great game he can absolutely smash that price tag. One more I really like Terry Rozier. His price has come down across both sites but we have seen the massive upside he possesses and he gets a great matchup against the Nets.
With Al Horford out, Grant Williams should slot into the starting lineup again making him a great option tonight. Over his last five games, he is close to a FPPM. This is also a pace up spot against Minnesota and he has the ability to contribute in all five categories and should see 25-30 minutes here. Kristaps Porzingis has been playing extremely well lately and will once again be without Kyle Kuzma. His usage rate gets a big bump without him in and he has had massive games in that time span. He is still a little underpriced and I want to take advantage of it while it lasts. In tournaments, Lebron James makes for a sneaky option. Assuming he plays, he will be needed to keep this game remotely close and has triple-double potential on any given night. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are probable and both make for great options as well against a struggling Timberwolves defense.
Robert Williams has been pretty inconsistent lately given he is notorious for getting into foul trouble. That being said, he gets a great matchup against Minnesota and Al Horford is out for the game. As a result of his recent performances, he has become very cheap for the upside he has ($6k DK $6800 FD). I still don’t mind the higher price on FD considering he has multiple position eligibility. He should dominate on the boards and also adds stats in most other categories. Joel Embiid also makes for a great play tonight and using two centers on DK seems like a great choice here. The matchup against Phoenix isn’t ideal but they also don’t have anyone who can really stop him. He has had a double-double in eight of his last ten games and I don’t see that coming to an end tonight. We should be able to pay up for him with the value we currently have and more value that will potentially open up. In GPPS, I think Rudy Gobert makes for an interesting option. Dallas is very slow paced yes, but they struggle against rebounding centers. Gobert fits that match to a tee. Projecting for under 10% ownership as of now which always makes for a great tournament play.
Main Lineup Musts: Tomas Satoransky, Chris Paul, Robert Williams, Grant Williams, Kristaps Porzingis.
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