Eric Bledsoe (vs LAL, $8,400) – Bledsoe has been playing extremely well recently, as he is averaging over 50 fantasy points per game over his last three games. Bledsoe is also a triple double threat whenever he steps on the court, and he’s 23.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game. He gets a great matchup against the Lakers, who are a fast paced team that plays very little defense. They will also be on the second game of a back-to-back, which should give the Suns a small advantage in the pace department. Bledsoe is a focal point of the Suns offense, and he can compile stats in a hurry. He can be used in all leagues tonight.
C.J. McCollum (at SA, $6,700) – McCollum is a guy who can heat up or cool down in a split second. Luckily for his fantasy outlook, he’s a huge part of the Blazers offense, and he’ll likely see at least 15 shots per game. He doesn’t add many steals or blocks to his stat line, but he rebound the ball fairly well and add a couple assists per game. He gets a matchup against the Spurs tonight, who haven’t been a great defensive team this season, but they do play at a slow pace. McCollum’s price is a bit too high for him to be trusted him cash games, but he makes a great tournament option because of his natural scoring ability.
C.J. Miles (at CHI, $4,100) – Miles is a player similar to McCollum in the aspect that he relies heavily on scoring for his fantasy points. He’s averaging 11.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 1.7 steals in 27.0 minutes per game. His minutes tend to fluctuate, and there doesn’t seem to be a real reason as to why they aren’t set. He gets a matchup against the Bulls, who similarly to the Pacers, are playing at a faster pace this season. That will open up a few more opportunities for Miles, and he’s a tournament play on a night that doesn’t have many great value plays at guard.
Paul George (at CHI, $9,200) – PG13 doesn’t get the respect some other players get, which seems a bit ridiculous to me. On the season, he has scored 38.5 or more fantasy points in every game, aside from his second start against the Utah Jazz. He has also scored over 50 fantasy points three times and over 60 fantasy points once. Aside from his one down game, PG13 is averaging over 48 fantasy points per game. He gets a good matchup against the Bulls, who are running at a much faster pace this season, and George has one of the best floor/ceiling combinations on the slate. His price is still a bit too low, and he can be used in all leagues.
Terrence Jones (vs BOS, $6,000) – Jones lost some of his minutes to Marcus Thronton when he was out due to an injury, but he was quickly given them back, as he has been playing too well not to play heavy minutes. In his last two games, He has scored 39.5 and 40.25 fantasy points. He gets a great matchup tonight against the Celtics, who have struggled to guard opposing big men this season. His minutes will likely stay in the 20s if Dwight Howard plays tonight, which makes him a bit more of a tournament option. If Howard is out, for some odd reason, Jones will become a must start in all leagues.
Jerami Grant (vs DAL, $4,600) – There are a few players in the NBA that don’t seem like great fantasy options, but it’s impossible to argue with the production. One of those players in Jerami Grant. Grant plays minutes in the low-20s to low-30s each night, and he has scored between 21 and 34 fantasy points in each of his last four games. His price is fairly low, and that is a great floor for someone with his price tag. His ceiling is also great, but it’s more likely that he stays around his floor each night. He gets a good matchup against the Mavs, who haven’t had a great defense this season, and Grant can be used in all leagues.
Dwight Howard (vs BOS, $7,400) – Howard will likely start tonight, as he sat out of the Rockets last game, and they had last night off. Howard is averaging a ridiculous 39.4 fantasy points in only 30.2 minutes per game, and he still isn’t priced anywhere near an elite center. In two games that he played over 30 minutes in, Howard scored 53.75 and 43.5 fantasy points. The Celtics have been light up by centers all season, as they have a small and weak frontcourt, and Howard can be used in all leagues if he’s playing.
Zaza Pachulia (at PHI, $5,700) – Pachulia continues to play well, and his price isn’t increasing all that much. On the season, he’s averaging a double double with 10.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. He also has a couple other added stats, but he gets more of his fantasy points from scoring and rebounding. He gets a great matchup against a young Philly frontcourt, and Pachulia has really played well in the majority of his games this season. In 10 starts, he has scored 30+ fantasy points six times, while scoring under 20 fantasy points twice. That shows that he is a bit risky, but he can be trusted in all leagues with a great matchup tonight.