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Where to Play:
Tonight Ill be playing on DraftKings and DraftStreet. I like playing on DraftStreet because they are very quick to update player prices which gives you a good idea of who’s performing well as of late. If someone’s price is really high on DraftStreet but not so high on another site, it makes me think hard about picking that person. DraftStreet also recently updated their draft team page, which looks much cleaner- check it out!
Russell Westbrook – So this game was pretty much over by halftime, but thankfully Westbrook did his damage while he was in the game. He only played 28 minutes but was still able to put up 34 FP- not great based on his price but not going to hurt you either.
Zach Randolph - ZBo totaled 28 FP against Minnesota last night. This game also turned into a blowout, but ZBo still got his.
Chandler Parsons – Surprisingly, Parsons struggled to find his shot against the Kings last night, shooting a dismal 2 for 12 and 0 for 6 from three-point range and only tallying up 16 FP. Also, Carlos Delfino returned from an elbow injury and took away some of his minutes.
Last Night’s Sleepers/Value:
Jason Terry – Terry was a fantasy stud last night returning x4 value on DraftStreet. The game went into triple OT, and Terry was in it for all three of them, ending the game with 30 FP.
Jeff Green – Green was also a very solid value play racking up 28 FP. The triple OT definitely didn’t hurt him (and Terry), but both of these guys would have been solid plays anyway.
Jimmer Fredette – Aaron Brooks got some minutes last night and took away from Jimmer’s time on the court as he only played for eight minutes. He was a gamble play that would not have paid off last night.
Picks of the Night:
Paul George – Might be his last game before the return of Danny Granger, and he’s at home where he plays his best with a very favorable matchup. The Nets rank 2nd to last in defending opposing SFs in their past ten games. (DraftStreet $15,969, DraftKings $8,700)
Tony Parker – If Duncan and Manu are out, it doesn’t matter who TP plays- he’s going to dominate them. Parker has been carrying the Spurs for a while now and is putting up monster numbers every night. He is on the road against a Bulls team on the second night of a back-to-back, but as long as Coach Pop doesn’t do something crazy like bench him just because, he’s going to produce. His price is a little high on DraftStreet, but on sites like DraftKings I’m definitely taking Tony. (DraftStreet $18,745, DraftKings $8,900)
Chris Paul – Put up huge numbers in yesterday’s early game in NY and looked like he is fine after the injury. His price has dropped on many sites compared to what it used to be, and as long as he plays tonight he should produce very serviceable numbers. (DraftStreet $14,352, DraftKings $7,600)
Jeff Green – Yes, he played huge minutes last night, but so did all of the other Celtics, including KG. The C’s should have a much easier game tonight, meaning KG won’t be playing as many minutes, meaning more court time for Jeff Green. He has been very solid since Sullinger went down and will be up against the Bobcats front court which is god-awful. (DraftStreet $8,743, DraftKings $4,500)
Lavoy Allen – Went berserk last game against the Bobcats and draws a much tougher matchup tonight against the Clippers, but his price is still dirt cheap on some sites (like DK). If you can get him for cheap, I still think he’s a good play tonight. This is a prime example where DraftStreet is telling you that this player is worth way more than the $3.9 that DK has him listed for. (DraftStreet $12,682, DraftKings $3,900)
Charlie Villanueva – This guy has been on fire since Andre Drummond went down two games ago. He is playing an average of 28 MPG and has had 31 FP in each game. It’s been Villanueva on the court at the end of games, which is really more important than being a starter on the court at the beginning. (DraftStreet $7,537, DraftKings $4,000)