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Injury’s to Monitor/Notable

Steph Curry- OUT

Dejounte Murray-  Questionable

Joel Embiid- Questionable

Devin Booker- OUT

SGA- OUT

DeAaron Fox- OUT

Tre Mann- OUT

Aleksej Pokusevski- Questionable

Jae Crowder- OUT

Julius Randle- OUT

Wendell Carter Jr- OUT

Evan Mobley- OUT

Christian Wood- OUT

Domantas Sabonis- OUT

Deandre Ayton- OUT

Jimmy Butler- OUT

Guard

Jordan Poole has been seeing a lot of success with Curry sidelined. Averaging over 30 minutes a game and nearly 25 points in that span as well. He gets a big pace up spot against Sacramento who also are terrible on defense. He shoots a ton and is projecting for nearly 6x value. With most of Phoenix sidelined for rest and a date with the Thunder, Cameron Payne should see an increased run here. I don’t expect CP3 to play a lot here and wouldn’t even be surprised if he was ruled out before lock. Payne’s price has come down vastly since his departure from the starting lineup and gets a smash spot against the tanking Thunder. Paul George should be playing today and gets a good matchup against the Pelicans. They have already clinched their playoff berth and should be looking to knock off any extra rust that may still be lurking in him. He will be needed to keep this game close and is a great play here tonight. In tournaments, I really like Brandon Williams here. His price has come down a little and San Antonio isn’t great against defending guards. If Dejounte gets ruled out, it only helps his case more as he is the primary ball handler and gets  a lot of assists to go with his scoring.

 

Bonus: As I am writing this, Jimmy Butler was ruled out making Kyle Lowry a stand out play tonight as well. He is priced with Butler assumingly in and gets a decent matchup against Toronto.

Forward

With all the rest days going on with the Suns, Torrey Craig becomes a fantastic option tonight. In the past couple of games when Jae Crowder has been absent he put up nearly 50 FP in one and 33 in the other. Now add in that he is playing the Thunder who are just atrocious all around and it makes for an elite opportunity. If it comes to this, he should also see some blowout run too. Brandon Ingram has been performing well since returning to the court and gets a decent matchup tonight against the Clippers. They haven’t secured a playoff berth yet, forcing this team to continue playing their starters full run at full throttle. He is still a little cheap for the upside he has and ca contribute in all five categories. Jaylen Hoard is looking like a solid GPP play tonight. The Thunder are done with the year and just trying to get to the end by playing all there bench players. Looking to see what they have for the upcoming year. As we have seen, Hoard played big minutes his last game and should again tonight. His price tag has jumped but even putting up 25-30 FP would suffice here and I think his ceiling is higher than that.

Center

Javale Mcgee is looking like the best play of the slate. With no Ayton, he should start and is under 4k across both sites. He can grab a ton of boards and can add points and other stats too. Throw in the fact that the Thunder have nearly nobody who can guard him and this is a clear recipe for success. He is projecting for nearly 10x value right now and the only thing that can get in his way is foul trouble. Another center that really peaks my interest is Karl Anthony-Towns. He gets an excellent matchup against Houston who is absolutely terrible against big men.  A double-double is highly likely here and even if he only plays three quarters he should still smash his price tag and be an elite play. With Butler being ruled out, Bam Adebayo makes for a solid tournament option. The Raptors don’t have a true big center and I wouldn’t be surprised if they just try and feed him the entire game. He might garnish some ownership but it shouldn’t get too crazy with other options here.

Main Lineup Musts: Jordan Poole, Javale Mcgee, Torrey Craig, Cameron Payne

GPP Lineup: Jordan Poole, Javale Mcgee, Brandon Ingram, Karl Anthony-Towns, Torrey Craig, Paul George.

Written by Spike (Follow @MichaelWellspe1 on Twitter)

 

 

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