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Welcome to my Stacks article specifically designed for StatHero! This will be the case on Fridays moving forward. Each of my stacks will outline three players on teams that I’m looking to use on this slate. There will be a fourth player that needs to be added to your StatHero stack, though, as each stack gets a total of four players from one team.
There is also a “1st Round Bonus Wildcard” player that needs to be selected. These Wildcards are generally some of the best players available on the slate. Ultimately, your StatHero team will feature four players from one team with a bonus player.
The Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards rank sixth and fifth in the NBA in pace, respectively. Atlanta only ranks 26th in the league in offensive rating, while Washington ranks last in defensive rating. The Hawks are +3.5 point underdogs in a game set at 245.5 points, but they still boast one of the highest implied team totals on the slate at 121 points tonight.
Trae Young is coming off of a bad game, but is still averaging 26.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 10.4 assists in 33.5 minutes per game over the last 10 days. He’s a safe option, who comes with elite upside on a nightly basis. Young boasts a usage rating nearing 35% on the season, and he’s the focal point of the offense. This game should feature plenty of scoring, and Young will be the first option in 35+ minutes for Atlanta.
De’Andre Hunter has quietly caught fire in recent games. He’s averaging 14.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 35.0 minutes per game over the last 10 days. Hunter has flashed 40+ DK point upside, as well. He isn’t a big part of the offense, but has been an efficient scorer, who can contribute at some level in each of the five categories. Hunter will see 30+ minutes once again tonight, and he’s been consistent with upside during his most recent stretch of success.
John Collins is the final part of the stack. He’s averaging 23.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.2 blocks in 34.4 minutes per game over the last 10 days. Collins struggled in his last game against the Memphis Grizzlies, but flashed near 70 fantasy point upside in a recent game against the Dallas Mavericks. He’s another player locked into 30+ minutes on a nightly basis. He comes with elite double-double potential, and will benefit from the pace of this game as an athletic big.
The Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies currently rank 18th and seventh in the NBA in pace this season. Dallas also leads the league in offensive rating, while Memphis ranks 16th in defensive rating. The Mavericks are -6.5 point favorites in a game set at 226.5 points, and they possess an implied team total of 116.5 points tonight.
Luka Doncic has been an elite option throughout the 2019 season. He’s averaging 24.4 points, 9.0 rebounds, 10.0 assists, and 1.0 steal in 35.6 minutes per game over the last 10 days. He’s also coming off of a 70 fantasy point performance against the New Orleans Pelicans. Doncic is a triple-double threat, who boasts a 37% usage rating. He’ll see minutes in the mid-30s tonight, and he’s a must start in a Dallas stack.
Seth Curry has quietly caught fire. He’s averaging 28.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in 34.3 minutes per game over his last 3 games. Curry doesn’t boast an elite usage rating, but he has been an efficient scorer in recent games. He’s expected to find 30+ minutes once again tonight. He’s a player that could go overlooked, but comes with tremendous upside in a plus matchup against Memphis.
Kristaps Porzingis is finally playing well with Doncic. Over the last 10 days, he’s averaging 27.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 2.8 blocks in 35.0 minutes per game. Porzingis is coming off of two dominant performances, flashing 70+ fantasy point upside (although Doncic missed that game). His usage rating has been sitting in the high-20s or 30s in recent games, and his scoring has benefit greatly. Porzingis will see minutes in the mid- to high-30s tonight, and he’s another lock for a Dallas stack tonight.
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