Kyle Lowry (vs LAL, DK - $8,900, FD - $9,300) – This top choice came down to Isaiah Thomas and Kyle Lowry, but I ultimately decided on Lowry for tonight. He’s coming off one of the best games in his career, in which he dominated the Warriors for 41 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 block, and 4 steals. He has been fire over the last 10 days, averaging 26.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 2.8 steals per game. Tonight, he gets a great matchup against the Lakers, who have been one of the worst teams in the NBA against point guards this season. Lowry scored 25 points with 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals in his only game against LA this season, and similar results aren’t out of the question again tonight. He’s a great option in all leagues.
Tyreke Evans (vs BOS, DK - $7,100, FD - $$7,500) – Evans’ price continues to rise, but it isn’t quite as high as it should be. In three games this season, he’s averaging 14.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 9.3 assists in 32.5 minutes per game. He has great triple double potential any time he steps on the court, and he also has the ability to add a few steals or blocks in any given game, which he hasn’t been this season. His minutes have increased in each of his first three games, and he could see minutes in the high-30s tonight. The Celtics have had an average defense this season, and Evans can be used in all leagues until his price jumps a bit.
Tony Parker (at PHI, DK - $5,300, FD - $5,500) – First, check and make sure Parker is active tonight, as the Spurs are known for sitting some of their veterans in easy matchups. If Parker plays, he’ll face one of the worst defenses in the NBA. Earlier this season, he scored 16 points with 2 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal in only 25 minutes against Philadelphia. Parker has really flashed big play ability recently, even with fairly limited minutes. Parker should be able to score and assist at will tonight, but he’s best suited for GPPs because his minutes are anything but guaranteed.
Anthony Davis (vs BOS, DK - $10,700, FD - $11,200) – There is no real reason to avoid Anthony Davis if you can fit him in your lineup tonight. He was off to a slow start in the beginning of the season, but he has been on fire recently. Over the last 10 days, he averaging 26.0 points, 12.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 2.8 blocks, and 2.0 steals in 38.6 minutes per game. The minutes are important because Davis has played 40+ minutes in half of those games. That gives him even more upside, as if he didn’t enough upside as a five category player already. He gets a great matchup against the Celtics, who have a weak frontcourt, and Davis can be used in all leagues tonight.
Robert Covington (vs SA, DK - $7,300, FD - $6,900) – Everyone was riding Covington while he was hot, but then he flopped against the Knicks, and now people have jumped off his bandwagon. That’s a mistake, though, as he rebounded well from that game with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and 2 steals. Aside from that one game, he has been extremely consistent with tremendous upside. The matchup isn’t ideal against the Spurs, but Covington is a huge part of the offense and he is a five category player. He has 7 or more steals in two of his last five games, which shows his upside. Even with that one poor performance, Covington can be used in all leagues.
Al-Farouq Aminu (at MIL, DK - $5,300, FD - $5,400) – Aminu has been an extremely streaky player throughout his career, and it looks like he may be heating up. In his last two games, he’s averaging 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. He gets a great matchup against the Bucks, who have been the worst team in the NBA at guarding small forwards this season. Aminu comes with plenty of risk, but he has a cheap price tag, plays heavy minutes, and is oozing with talent. He can be used in tournaments tonight.
Greg Monroe (vs POR, DK - $6,900, FD - $7,700) – Greg Monroe is the clear-cut best rebounder on the Bucks, as he’s averaging just under 10 rebounds per game on the season. The Blazers have been one of the worst teams in the NBA at containing big men who can rebound the ball. Monroe can also score at an elite level for a center, as well. Monroe has also been a significantly better player at home this season, and he can be used in all leagues in this cupcake matchup.
Lucas Nogueira (vs LAL, DK - $3,000, FD - $3,700) – Nogueira is nothing but a salary relief option in deep tournaments tonight. The Raptors recently stated that they wouldn’t be opposed to making some lineup changes, and that most likely refers to Bismack Biyombo. Nogueira has played 16, 16, and 25 minutes in his last three games, and he was extremely impressive in relief duties against the Warriors. Nogueira has the potential to contribute in all five categories, but he is young and there will be some growing pains in his starts. If they announce him the starter, he can be used in all leagues, as his minutes are more likely guaranteed. If Biyombo is still the starter, Nogueira is a deep tournament option.