Welcome to Five Guys No Burgers and Fries: NBA Daily Fantasy Strategy. In this article we’ll be examining NBA daily fantasy strategy by discussing five players that have an excellent chance of performing well this evening.
Paul George - My boy George (see what I did there) has been an absolute monster at home this season. The Pacers are coming off a back to back, which is slightly disconcerting, but the Hawks have been THAT bad at defending opposing wings. Just take a look at what Jimmy Butler, Nate Robinson, and Luol Deng did earlier this week. I fully expect George to run unmolested up and down the court, and produce a very strong fantasy night.
Deron Williams - Williams has been dealing with various ailments all season, the most recent of which is a tweaked ankle that occurred this past Friday. Normally we’d suggest caution before investing in a high salary player with a recent injury, but the Nets have had three days off and Williams finished out the second half with the injury. It also help that he gets a juicy match up with Steve Nash and the Lakers’ up tempo pace.
Earl Clark - Metta World Peace is suspended tonight for tickling Brandon Knight’s chin, and Dwight Howard is still nursing his decimated shoulder. This means Clark is once again in line for huge minutes in a game where the Lakers will struggle to keep enough fresh interior bodies on the floor at all times. He’s been providing excellent value, even at an elevated price tag, and should have no problem reaching it again tonight.
Pau Gasol - This is essentially the same the same situation as Earl Clark. The one difference being Pau is slightly more expensive, and undeniably more talented when given a prominent role in the offense.
Reggie Evans - Someone cheap will have to take advantage of the Lakers’ makeshift front court tonight, and with Andray Blatche likely to miss the evening’s contest with an illness, it could be Evans’ turn for 30+ minutes. He’s a rebounding machine, and with Howard and World Peace out of the way, he should have little competition for boards. Be sure to keep your eye on Blatche’s status before plugging him in your lineups.