Last night was one of the chalkiest nights of the season. I’m thinking tonight won’t be much different due to some poor pricing by FanDuel and a couple obvious value plays. I hope to identify some low-owned GPP-only plays to help you pivot off the chalk and move up the tournament leaderboard.
Tim Frazier ($4,000): A thin backcourt for the Pelicans gets even thinner tonight with E’Twaun Moore already being ruled out. Frazier played 23 minutes last game and I project him to exceed that tonight. He struggled shooting and only finished with 2 points, but did have 4 rebounds and 5 assists. He has a high ceiling when the minutes are there so this could be a good opportunity to take advantage of tonight and I expect him to be low owned.
Kyle Korver ($4,500): He’s played really well since coming to Cleveland and his remained under the radar. He’s carved himself out a nice role off the bench, playing 25+ minutes in 8 straight. He’s like the poor man’s Lou Williams. If LeBron misses tonight’s game, Korver could pick up a couple extra minutes and Cleveland may rely on him for more scoring.
Andrew Wiggins ($8,700): There’s still some sticker shock with his elevated pricing, but the salary is well deserved. He’s really thrived as the team’s lead scorer in LaVine’s absence. Wiggins has one of the best matchups on the board, pace-wise and DVP, against the Rockets. The Rockets are apt to blow anybody out the way they’re playing right now, but if the TWolves are to keep it close it may have to come on the back of Wiggins and another 40+ point performance.
Bobby Portis ($4,200): He was chalk last night, but will not be tonight. He earned the start but inexplicably played only 16 minutes despite a decent fantasy performance, accumulating 18.9 FanDuel points. I really did not understand Chicago’s rotations last night. Maybe it was just a situation of the bench playing so well that Hoiberg left them in. It would not shock me to see the exact opposite tonight. I think it’s worth the gamble to throw him in a GPP when everybody is jumping ship after last night.
Dwight Howard ($7,200): Box score watchers will see he put up a dud last night, scoring only 14.4 FanDuel points in 23 minutes. Looking at Howard’s last couple back-to-backs, he played around 25 minutes on the front-end and 32 and 37 minutes on the back end. I’m hoping this trend holds tonight because he has a prime matchup against Orlando’s weak frontcourt. Let’s also not forget to mention the revenge narrative playing at Orlando. FWIW – He put up 57.1 FanDuel points a few weeks ago in another revenge spot at Houston.
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