Finally, the NBA returned to action last night after a week-long hiatus. I eagerly awaited its return and it did not disappoint. A whole week away from NBA DFS is just too long, though I tried my hand (lightly) at a little NHL and Soccer action to feed my DFS addiction, with moderate success. But now I excitedly get back to my bread and butter. Tonight is shaping up to be another exciting slate with lots of value on the board and some intriguing situations resulting from trades that were made the last couple days. Let’s take a look at some low-owned GPP-only plays to target tonight, using FanDuel pricing.
D’Angelo Russell ($5,700): I feel like I write about this guy almost every night. He’s the ultimate boom or bust. The Lakers just traded away their most productive and consistent player in Lou Williams. This should free up some additional minutes and usage for Russell. Hopefully Walton realizes it’s time to finally start developing their young talent and is more consistent with the minutes.
Khris Middleton ($4,600): I typically avoid using players against the Jazz, but the price is just too good to ignore. Granted it was against Brooklyn, but Middleton dropped 39.1 FanDuel points in his last outing in a season-high 26 minutes. After a week of rest he should be close to full strength and it wouldn’t surprise me if his minutes continue to increase.
Robert Covington ($6,600): Gone are Ersan Ilyasova and Nerlens Noel, which means we’ll see a tighter and more predictable frontcourt for the 76ers going forward. Dario Saric is going to be “the play” tonight at PF, which I think will leave Covington underowned. I think he presents an interesting pivot off the chalky Saric for GPPs with 40+ point fantasy upside.
Nikola Jokic ($10,900): He burned a lot of people last night scoring only 18 FanDuel points in only 26 minutes of action, which will cause his ownership to drop significantly tonight. He’s expensive, but has the highest upside at the position going into one of the best possible matchups against Brooklyn.
Al Horford ($6,300): Most everybody at the Center position feels priced up tonight, but Horford is an exception. This is the lowest he’s been in quite some time. He struggled in the 6 games leading up to the All-Star break, but maybe after a much needed break he’ll be re-energized and flash his 40-50 fantasy point upside. This is just a situation of price enforcing and taking advantage of the discount while we can.