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
Ricky Rubio absolutely dominated last night, finishing one rebound shy of his first career triple double. He added 18 points and 10 assists in what was easily the value pick of the evening.
Patrick Beverley was priced at the bare minimum on nearly every site, and for that he didn’t disappoint, chipping in 5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.
Rudy Gay struggled to get anything going last night, shooting 4 of 21 from the field. He still managed 11 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal, and a block so he didn’t completely tank your evening.
Josh Smith once again put on a clinic, thrashing the Magic for 30 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks.
Ryan Anderson had an excellent evening, going for 14 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, a block, and 2 steals.
Five Three Guys
Chris Bosh is the player with home run potential that you’ll find priced well below the obvious studs this evening. He’s coming off one of his better games of the year, and with Udonis Haslem out, the Heat will be forced to play small with Bosh at center. Oklahoma City has been terrible against opposing bigs, and Kendrick Perkins is simply too slow to make an impact. (DraftKings $6,400, FanThrowdown $7,200)
Chris Paul has been on a rampage since returning from his knee injury, and tonight’s victim is the Lakers point guard defense. Steve Nash has absolutely no chance of keeping up with Paul, and CP3 has averaged 24 points, 14 assists, and 2.5 steals in two meetings with the Lakers this season. (DraftKings $8,000, FanThrowdown $8,600)