Russell Westbrook (vs SAC, DK - $10,700, FD - $10,700) – Westbrook is coming off a bad game, but he has been on fire besides that game. Over the last 10 days, including his struggles against the Hornets, Westbrook is averaging 26.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 9.0 assists, and 3.3 assists per game. He gets a great matchup against the Kings tonight, who have one of the worst defenses in the NBA, and Westbrook has already triple doubled against them this season. Westbrook isn’t going to come cheap, but he has been consistently hitting value at his ridiculous price tag, which makes him one of the best plays on the slate.
Andrew Wiggins (at PHI, DK - $6,400, FD - $6,700) – Wiggins hasn’t been having the breakout season that most people expected, but he has been scoring exceptionally well for the Wolves. He’s averaging 20.5 points per game on the season, but he hasn’t been adding many peripheral stats. He gets a matchup against Philadelphia tonight, and the Sixers have struggled defensively for most of the season. They have allowed huge games to scorers, and Wiggins has already dominated them for 32 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, and 1 steal this season. Wiggins certainly comes with a bit of risk, but he has been playing well over his last few games, and he’s a great tournament option tonight.
Shane Larkin (vs BOS, DK - $4,400, FD - $4,500) – Larkin has been playing well on a per minute basis this season, and he will likely see extended minutes with the recent injury to Jarrett Jack. On a per 36 minute basis, Larkin is averaging 12.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 2.5 steals per game this season. He’ll likely see around 30 minutes tonight, as the Nets don’t have anyone else to turn to at point guard, and he’ll likely be able to exceed value while his price is still low. He doesn’t get a great matchup against the Celtics, but he has played fairly well against them in limited minutes this season, and his price is only going to go up if he sees extended minutes.
Kevin Durant (vs SAC, DK - $10,000, FD - $9,900) – Durant has been playing well recently, as he’s the other half of the Thunder’s offense with Russell Westbrook. Over the last 10 days, he’s averaging 25.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.8 blocks per game. He gets a great matchup against the Kings, who have struggled defensively for the majority of the season. Durant is a slightly cheaper alternative to Russell Westbrook if you can’t fit him in your lineups. Durant and Westbrook also play well off each other, and they can both be used in the same line as a great stack. Durant can be used in all leagues tonight.
Draymond Green (vs CHA, DK - $9,900, FD - $9,700) – Green has been an absolute monster recently, as he has triple doubled in each of his last two games. Over the last 10 days, he’s averaging a ridiculous 18.7 points, 11.5 rebounds, 8.5 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 1.8 steals per game. He’s a true five category contributor, and it looks like he’s finally beginning to hit his potential. He’s going to play big minutes for the Warriors, as he does every night, and he’s a slightly better player at home. He gets a great matchup against the Hornets, who have really struggled against power forwards this season, and Green is the best play on the slate, as he has as much upside as anyone, but his price tag isn’t nearly as high as some of the other elite options.
Tristan Thompson (vs TOR, DK - $5,200, FD - $4,600) – Thompson was recently inserted into the starting lineup, and he’s playing a few extra minutes per game because of that. His price is still low because he hasn’t been playing all that well, but the Cavs have been winning, which means Thompson’s spot in the starting lineup should be safe. He doesn’t record many stats besides scoring and rebounding, but he’s a double double threat any time he steps on the court, and he gets a good matchup against the Raptors tonight. Thompson doesn’t have great upside, but he’s fairly cheap, and he can be used in all leagues.
Brook Lopez (vs BOS, DK - $7,500, FD - $8,700) – The Nets recently lost Jarrett Jack for the season, and Lopez will likely benefit from that. In the game Jack was injured, Lopez recorded 30 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block. He has been on fire over the last 10 days, averaging 22.4 points, 11.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 2.2 blocks, and 1.4 steals per game. He also gets a great matchup against the Celtics, who are a bit undersized at center. Lopez has dominated them in three games this season, and he can be used in all leagues tonight.
Karl-Anthony Towns (at PHI, DK - $7,300, FD - $7,800) – KAT has really been playing well recently, as he’s averaging 16.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game over the last 10 days. He gets a great matchup against the Sixers, who have struggled defensively this season. KAT has loads of talent, but he has been extremely up and down this season, which can be expected for a rookie. He has been playing well over the last few games, and he can be used in all leagues against a weak defense tonight.