Dwyane Wade (vs PHI, DK - $6,500, FD - $7,000) – It’s a bit risky anytime someone like D-Wade faces a team like the Sixers, as he’ll surely ride the bench in a blowout. With that being said, he should be able to score at while and pile up the fantasy points for as long as he stays on the court. He’s coming off a big game, and he’ll be shooting as much as he wants during this game. If the Sixers manage to keep this game close, Wade should easily have a great game. His price isn’t all that high, and he has flashed a great ceiling this season. He’s best suited for GPPs, but he isn’t the worst cash game play on the board.
Tyler Johnson (vs PHI, DK - $3,900, FD - $4,000) – Johnson was able to keep his minutes up with the return of Gerald Green from suspension. Johnson has also been playing big minutes along with D-Wade, which is encouraging. He’s filling the void left by Mario Chalmers, and he has flashed great fantasy upside. Johnson has exceeded value in two of his last three games, and he has great scoring ability. With that being said, he does come with quite a bit of risk. He’ll see a few extra minutes if this game is a blowout, and Johnson makes a great play in tournaments tonight.
Mario Chalmers (at SA, DK - $3,700, FD - $4,400) – Chalmers has been thriving in his new role for the Grizzlies, as they are in desperate need of a bench scorer, and that’s what he’s being. He has played well in each of his first four games with Memphis, and he’ll continue to have a high usage rate off the bench. His price is ridiculously low, and it’s only going to move up from here. The matchup against San Antonio isn’t ideal, but Chalmers doesn’t need many fantasy points to hit value, and he makes a good play in all leagues tonight.
Paul George (vs MIL, DK - $9,700, FD - $9,500) – PG13 is one of my favorite players to play right now, as he has been playing at an unbelievable level recently and his price isn’t out of control yet. He has scored 40+ fantasy points in eight straight games, including two games over 50 fantasy points and two games over 60 fantasy points. He gets a great matchup against the Bucks, who have been the worst team in the NBA against small forwards this season. PG13 is going to play a mixture of small and power forward, and he’ll make an even better play if George Hill and Rodney Stuckey are out again tonight.
Terrence Jones (vs NY, DK - $5,700, FD - $5,700) – T-Jones is a bit too cheap tonight, as this is the second game of a back-to-back and Dwight Howard will likely be out. That means Jones will eat up the paint, and he will likely get a few more minutes. Jones has been extremely impressive in his career when he has played big minutes, including 39.5 fantasy points the last time Howard rested. Jones also gets a great matchup against the Knicks, and he shouldn’t have a problem rebounding and scoring against Kristaps Porzingis tonight. Jones comes with a bit of risk, but he should be safe enough for all leagues if Howard rests tonight.
Jabari Parker (at IND, DK - $3,900, FD - $5,500) – Parker has played 30 and 31 minutes in his last two games, which is around what the Bucks would like him at for the season. Last year, he was on pace to potentially win Rookie of the Year before he was injured, which shows the potential he possesses. He gets a good matchup against the Pacers, who are playing at a much faster pace this season. Those are the types of games Parker thrives in, and he should be safe enough for all leagues with his minutes around 30.
Andre Drummond (at WAS, DK - $9,900, FD - $10,100) – If Drummond is playing, he needs to be considered. He is averaging nearly 20 points and 20 rebounds per game this season, which is out of this world. There isn’t any team in the NBA that is going to slow him down, including the Wizards. This game should be up-tempo, which means Drummond will have plenty of opportunities to score fantasy points. He’s a lock for a double double with upside for a 20-20 game with a few blocks. He can be used in all leagues.
Ian Mahinmi (vs MIL, DK - $4,500, FD - $4,800) – If you’re looking to save a bit of money at center, look no further than Ian Mahinmi. He doesn’t get a good matchup against the Bucks, but he’s going to play fairly big minutes with the injury to Myles Turner, and he doesn’t need many fantasy points to hit value. He has been hit value over his last few games, in which he has been struggling to score. He has, however, been a five category contributor, and he’ll have much better upside once his shot is falling. He makes a great option in all leagues.