Welcome to Five Guys No Burgers And Fries: Daily Fantasy Strategy.
In this article we’ll be examining daily fantasy strategy by discussing five players that have an excellent chance of performing well this evening.
David Lee- Lee has established himself as the epitomy of consistency this season, averaging a ridiculous 20 points and 11 rebounds per game. For fantasy purposes this means Lee is as safe as they come for nightly production. Tonight he’ll take on Miami at home, who while conventionally a solid defensive squad, are now struggling mightily to defend opposing big men. They’re 23rd against the PF and 28th against the C in DEFF over the past 10 games. Earlier this season in Miami, Lee put up 22 and 14.
Emeka Okafor- Okafor has been upping the ante with his stellar play lately, harkening images of his dominant UCONN yesteryear. The minutes are a bit worrisome though, as he’s been over 30 just 5 times in his past 10 outings. Regardless, he’s shown a high enough floor with a 40fp ceiling on DraftKings scoring that he’s worth a play against the defensively disjointed Kings. It’s worth noting that the Kings are strongest against the C, but with the broken down nature of their defensive capabilities there should be more than enough wealth to go around.
Zaza Pachulia- Josh Smith was suspended for tonight’s game on account of “conduct detrimental to the team.” What that should really read is “conduct helpful to fantasy owners.” Zaza was in full beast modein the last game that J Smoove missed, coming through with 17 points and 14 boards in 38 minutes. He’ll have a tough matchup tonight against the Brooklyn front court, but should be able to grind out value based on volume alone.
Lance Stephenson- Apart from his infamous “sore toenail” incident, the Lanswer has been quietly productive during Indiana’s resurgence as a contender in the East. He’s averaging 22.39fp on DraftKings scoring in the past 9 games (excluding the one he sat out) and looked fine with Paul George back in the lineup the last two nights. His low price tag most places makes him an excellent value.
Tristan Thompson- Ever since Anderson Varejao went down with a split muscle, Thompson has been an absolute beast. Struggling with a terrible conversion rate from within two feet of the basket earlier this season, he’s managed to shore up his deficiencies and is now a double double machine. Portland is ranked 23rd in DEFF against the PF and is taking on Cleveland in the second game of a back to back that saw them go to overtime late last night. I expect the front court defense to be sluggish and uninspired, prime cut for Thompson to go off.
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Daily Fantasy Radio – January 16, 2013