John Wall (vs ORL, $8,900) – Aside from his last game, in which he was pulled because it was a blowout, Wall has been playing unbelievably well this season. He has scored 39 or more fantasy points in his first six starts, and he’s producing in all five categories every night. He gets a great matchup against the Magic, who tend to play in shootouts, while playing very little defense. Wall scored 22 points with 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 blocks, and 3 steals in his only start against the Magic this season. He will likely be able to dominate again tonight, as the Magic play without Victor Oladipo, and Wall can be used in all leagues.
Klay Thompson (vs BKN, $6,700) – Thompson has been having an up and down start to the season, but it has been mostly down. He’s a great shooter, but he has been struggling a bit to score, and he also hasn’t been adding many extra stats to his fantasy production. He gets a great matchup against the Nets, who have arguably the worst defense in the NBA. Thompson is one of the best pure shooters in the NBA, and he could heat up in only a couple shots. That may be the case, if he gets a few open looking tonight, which is likely. His price isn’t too high, and he makes a great GPP option at shooting guard.
Emmanuel Mudiay (at PHO, $6,000) – It’s tough to ignore Mudiay, as he’s one player whose price hasn’t really been moving this season. He’s averaging 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 0.8 blocks, and 1.1 steals (30.3 fantasy points) per game. He gets a great matchup against the Suns, who are a team that loves pushing the pace. This game should quickly turn into a shootout, and Mudiay loves playing with the ball in his hands. He’s a triple double threat, and he’ll likely play 30+ minutes again tonight. He is best suited for GPPs, but he isn’t a terrible cash game play if you have the money for him.
Kevin Love (at MIL, $7,900) – Love has been playing extremely well this season, as he’s averaging a double double (17.6 points and 12.0 rebounds) on the season. He has also been playing heavy minutes for Cleveland, while shooting the ball early and often. He has great upside, as he has scored over 50 fantasy points twice this season, but he has also been fairly consistent with 35+ fantasy points in three straight games. The Bucks have a fairly good defense, but they really struggled to cover the power forward, and Love should have no problem scoring and rebounding tonight. He can be used in all leagues.
Draymond Green (vs BKN, $7,000) – Green has been enjoying a great season, as he’s a five category contributor, and he’s averaging 11.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 1.2 steals per game. His ability to contribute at a high level in all five categories makes him a safe play with great upside. He has nearly triple doubled in multiple games this season, and it’s only a matter of time before he successfully does it. He gets a great matchup against the Nets, who have one of, if not the worst defense in the NBA. Green should have very little problems compiling stats, and he can be used safely in all leagues.
Joe Johnson (at GS, $5,500) – Johnson has been playing well recently, as he has been playing well over his last few games. He’s rebounding and assisting the ball well, and he has scored a great amount of fantasy points in the games his shot has fallen in, as well. He has loads of upside, and his price is much lower than it should be. The Warriors have a good defense, but they play at such a fast pace that Johnson will have more than enough opportunities to hit value. Johnson can be used in all leagues for his low price tag.
Jahlil Okafor (at SA, $7,100) – Okafor is coming off a terrible game, but he still shot the ball over 15 times. He was on fire before last night, and he’ll likely continue shooting the ball tonight. He gets a matchup against the Spurs, who have really struggled to cover the center this season. Okafor is an extremely high upside player, and there is no reason to avoid him because of his struggles last night. He is best suited for GPPs, especially with this matchup, but his price isn’t too expensive, and he has great upside.
Zaza Pachulia (at HOU, $5,600) – Pachulia is priced similarly to a guy that consistently scores around 25 fantasy points per game, and that isn’t the type of player he is. In his first eight starts, Pachulia has scored 30+ fantasy points five times, and under 15 fantasy points twice. He’s essentially an all or nothing player, and he gets a great matchup against the Rockets, who will likely be playing without Dwight Howard tonight. Pachulia is a GPP only play because the amount of risk he comes with, but he should be able to exceed value in a plus matchup tonight.