Mastersball is excited to now be supporting NBA DFS, where you can indeed play against me at FantasyScore.
I have decided to go with a new look format for all of my daily fantasy picks. After reformatting my NFL picks, I am attacking the way I give NBA advice as well. I will divide players into categories based on price, risk, value, and production.
Can't Miss: High priced players owned by many but needed on your team.
High Risk: Players that are lower priced, and with the right matchup have the ability to make your team. These are the players that win you leagues and tournaments.
Fillers: Your steady players to fill out your roster. Nothing flashy but with middle of the road dollar values, these players are necessary to complete a winning roster.
So, let's take a look at today's games:
Damian Lillard ($8000): Lillard and the Trailblazers have gotten off to a better start than anyone expected. The ultra-talented PG is averaging 42.1 fantasy points per game and gets to face off against a Rockets team in turmoil fresh off a head coaching change.
Paul George ($8500): Anyone who tells you that George isn't still a bonafide superstar in this league is crazy. Just a year after a very serious leg injury, George is dominant once again. With a game against the 76ers on the books this evening, George should prove his worth.
Brook Lopez ($8400): Both the Nets and Hornets are coming into the second game of a back-to-back so the fatigue isssue is null and void. Right now, Brooklyn is the worst team in the NBA by a fair amount, and their only good player is Lopez. Look for his typically strong offensive season to continue.
Isaiah Smith ($5900) and Avery Bradley ($4200): I will double up on this one, as I am still not sold on the Mavericks solid start to the season. Smith has been an absolute revelation, averaging 34.8 fantasy points per game so far, and Bradley has added a a good level of scoring to his tenacious D. I like Bradley more for his price and because I doubt too many people will be using him.
Jerami Grant ($3000): Averaging over 20 minutes per game, Grant has been a solid if not spectactular option for DFS players this season. However, with a matchup against the not so sturdy Pacers defense, Grant has a chance to really have a breakout game and win you some money.
Al Horford ($6800): What a great value for the best player on the Hawks. With a very easy matchup against the Kings this evening, Horford will find easy ways to score and rack up fantasy points for much less of a dollar value than other big named centers.
Kemba Walker ($6500): Kemba is coming off his most impressive game of the season against the Knicks and gets an even easier opponent this evening when he faces the Nets. $6500 is a steal and should leave plenty of room for others on your roster.
Tobias Harris ($5500): Harris has justified his offseason contract and gets a chance to help you out big time going up against the youngsters on the Timberwolves.
Ryan Anderson ($4700): Great value here as Anderson will have to step up big once again with Anthony Davis injured.
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