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.
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Yesterday’s Five Guys
Jonas Valanciunas held up his end of the bargain with 8 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks.
David Lee had an average game with 12 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, and a block.
Marc Gasol continued his heater with 24 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, and a block.
Patrick Patterson chipped in just enough to save his evening, but still not enough to reach value.
Ty Lawson kept up his torrid pace to the tune of 29 points, 9 assists, 1 rebound, and 3 steals.
Today’s Five Guys
Ricky Rubio has been given the reigns to the Minnesota offense, and as underwhelming as that seems he’s been able to keep them competitive through most games. He’s also shooting more than normal, most likely due to the added offensive burden on all the Wolves. Utah has proven to be extremely soft against opposing point guards, and on the second night of a back to back I think Rubio will simply be too much. (DraftKings $5,900, FanDuel $5,300, FanThrowdown $4,900)
Patrick Beverley has been explosive in the past week, taking full advantage of Toney Douglas’ absence. Douglas is once again questionable, and James Harden has already been ruled out, leaving the door open for a 30 minute situation. If that happens, look out. He’s priced at bare minimum on most sites. (DraftKings $3,000, FanDuel N/A, FanThrowdown $3,600)
Josh Smith has been playing like someone deserving of the max contract he’s lobbying for. He’s been shredding opposing defenses with his unique skill set affixed to his 6’10 frame. Tonight against the undermanned and undersized Orlando Magic he should have no problems repeating his gaudy numbers. (DraftKings $8,700, FanDuel $8,900, FanThrowdown $8,400)
Rudy Gay struggled with foul trouble last night, ending up with only 25 minutes. Because of that, I’m much less weary of the back to back against the Knicks tonight, who also happen to be extremely poor at defending opposing athletic wings. The Toronto offense has been built around Gay, and it’s unfathomable that he would finish with less than 20 shot attempts tonight. (DraftKings $8,100, FanDuel $7,300, FanThrowdown $7,400)
Ryan Anderson has been off of the radar for the better part of the past month, but has been holding steady around 20 standard fantasy points per game, while playing around 30 minutes. Tonight he’ll take on a Portland team that has shown great difficulty in defending stretch big men, as is evidenced by the seven treys Anderson stuck to them last meeting. (DraftKings $5,200, FanDuel $5,900, FanThrowdown $6,600)