Welcome to Five Guys No Burgers and Fries: Daily Fantasy Basketball!
In this article we’ll be examining daily fantasy basketball strategy by discussing five NBA players that have an excellent chance of performing well this evening. We’ll also recap how our top picks from the previous day performed from a daily fantasy basketball perspective.
Yesterday’s Five Guys
Kemba Walker had a monster evening, finishing with 18 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.
Spencer Hawes didn’t play the fourth quarter as the Sixers were run out of the gym, but he still managed to finish with 5 points, 10 boards and 3 assists. He didn’t kill your team, and would have almost certainly hit value had he played a full game.
Charlie Villanueva had an off game, but still logged 5 points, 6 boards, an assist and a steal. He was cheap enough that he finished near value even with this line.
Tony Parker didn’t play. Stupid Poppovich.
Greg Monroe continued his domination to the tune of 17 points, 11 boards, 4 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals.
Today’s Five Guys
Marc Gasol has rounded into form since Rudy Gay was dealt to the Raptors, going for over 30 standard fantasy points in each of his last three contests. Outside of one poor outing against Phoenix, he’s been as consistent as they come the past ten games. Tonight the Grizzlies take on Sacramento and I expect big things from Gasol once again. (DraftKings $7,000, FanDuel $7,100, FanThrowdown $7,300)
David Lee has uncharacteristically struggled in three of his past four outings, though a couple of those lines can be chalked up to blowouts. With the record setting defeat at the hands of the Rockets still fresh on the their mind, I expect an inspired effort from all the Warriors tonight. It also helps that Lee’s price has dipped to a more manageable level, and that the match-up is a plus. (DraftKings $7,300, FanDuel $8,100, FanThrowdown $8,200)
Jonas Valanciunas had a decent run earlier this year before a hand injury sidelined him. He’s returned to a back court situation more favorable than before, with Ed Davis out of town and Andrea Bargnani on the cusp of being traded. He’s provided two strong outings since returning, and his price tag is still dirt cheap. Ride him while you can. (DraftKings $3,000, FanDuel $3,700, FanThrowdown $4,500)
Patrick Patterson appears to have finally returned to early season form, and Marcus Morris has been relegated to reserve and cleanup duty exclusively. Pat went off for a 12 & 10 double double against the Warriors last week in 26 minutes, and has been chipping in similar value for eight games now. (DraftKings $5,300, FanDuel $4,600, FanThrowdown $5,000)
Ty Lawson has been on absolute fire in his past ten games, and the defense of Kyle Lowry should prove no hindrance in what figures to be a high scoring affair in Toronto this evening. Priced slightly below the higher tiered studs, Lawson represents an excellent discounted value for potential elite production. (DraftKings $7,300, FanDuel $7,200, FanThrowdown $7,200)