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Where to Play:
Tonight you’ll find me on DraftDay, DraftKings and FanThrowDown, three great sites with high quality interfaces and an immense selection of leagues. There are only five games on tap tonight so there should be lots of overlay with picks. None of the big name superstars are playing tonight, and the value picks are scarce, so were going to be sure to build a well-rounded team with no one priced too high or low.
Last Night’s Picks:
LeBron James – LBJ played like his usual self, racking up 30 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds with 2 blocked shots in only 30 minutes. If it weren’t for the blowout he would he would have been much better, but still a decent pick.
Tony Parker – Parker had a very slow start, but it didn’t seem to matter as he still ended up with 31 points 8 assists and 2 rebounds. When Duncan is out, Parker is one of the easiest picks out there and he exceeded value on all sites.
Kyrie Irving – Irving was solid in a home win with 24 points 8 assists and 6 rebounds in 35 minutes. Kyrie was also a nice pick last night, hitting value on all sites.
Last Night’s Sleepers/Value:
Mickael Gelable – So this guy is awful and I really hope you didn’t pick him last night. If you did, I apologize because he’s old and bad. With his price so low you might have gotten by in double up’s, but he definitely didn’t help you in GPP formats. He did get the start but managed only twelve minutes for the entire game.
Earl Clark – Clark was a very solid pick last night, racking up 17 points, 10 rebound, 2 steals, a block and hitting value on all sites.
Ricky Rubio – Like I said yesterday, keep riding him while his price is low because this guy has stud potential.
Picks of the Night:
Stephen Curry – Curry crushed it last night and has a great matchup again tonight. Dallas is nothing special against opposing point guards, making Curry a solid option tonight. Curry almost went for a triple double (31 Pts, 9 Ast, 6 Reb) earlier this year in a win at Dallas. He is on a back-to-back but I don’t see that being a big problem tonight. (DraftDay $13,650, DraftKings $8,200, FanThrowdown $8,800)
Al Jefferson – This should be a very safe pick, as he seems to always perform against the Kings regardless of where the game is played. Big Al has already played them three times this year and has put up around 30 fantasy points every time, I don’t see that being any different tonight. (DraftDay $13,600, DraftKings $8,000, FanThrowdown $8,100)
Danilo Gallinari – Until his last game where he only played 30 minutes thanks to a blowout, Galo has been a model of consistency for the past month. The Cavs’ struggle to defend wing players, so he should make for a nice play in a game Vegas thinks will be the highest scoring of the evening. (DraftDay $12,700, DraftKings $7,500, FanThrowdown $7,500)
Spencer Hawes/Lavoy Allen – This duo should rack up fantasy points against a Bobcats team who couldn’t guard big men if their lives depended on it. With Thaddeus Young out of the picture, Hawes and Allen have been getting more time on the court which has added up to better fantasy numbers. Hawes’ price is up there on some sites, but I still think he’s a solid play tonight. (Hawes - DraftDay $9,450, DraftKings $5,800, FanThrowdown $5,800, Allen -DraftDay $6,550, DraftKings $3,900, FanThrowdown $4,500)
Nick Young – Young had his first off game as a starter last time out against Indiana. That being said, he’s still logging crazy minutes and should be able to produce against Charlotte tonight. Over the last ten games, the Bobcats rank dead last in defending opposing SG’s. (DraftDay $8,750, DraftKings $5,400, FanThrowdown $5,300)