Stephen Curry (vs IND, FD - $11,100 DK - $10,400) Curry. I wish I could just say it’s Curry and be done with, but I feel people wouldn’t understand since his name isn’t Russell Westbrook. Pacers have been decent against Point Guards, but with George Hill out due to personal reason it means Ellis will be PG - who can’t defend at all compare to George Hill. I expect PG-13 and crew to keep this reasonable, so Curry should see his normal minutes. I know his price is steep on FD, but he could go full Curry tonight and not having Hill could make or break your lineup.
Chris Paul (@ NYK, FD - $9,800 DK - $9,800) CP3 has been literally the only reason why they have won games. This is the New Orleans Paul when they don’t have Blake. Now they’re squaring off against the Knicks and everyone goes “Knicks suck, this should be easy”. No! I don’t see that at all, and think should be closer than most think. Clippers coming off a back to back with Cleveland should tire them out enough. The Knicks can actually ball. But I like CP3 since Knicks do suck at the guard position and his usage makes him the key factor to this game if they want to win.
Cory Joseph (vs MIA, FD - $3,500 DK - $4,000) If you have been burned by Cory, raise your hand – ME –. Okay, everyone should be raising their hand - Since he has had his spots to shine and failed miserably. Tonight that is going to change I believe. Miami without Dragic has been terrible against the point guard. Add that Miami is without Whiteside and maybe Wade makes this blowout potential. So this just opens all doors for Cory just hit his x6 value. Cory is a good punt to have tonight if you don’t want to pay up in the PG spot, but he isn’t a "must" since he does have the risk factor of hoping this game follows the script.
Carmelo Anthony (vs LAC, FD - $8,900 DK - $8,300) Surprised? I mean, I tell you - the Knicks will keep it close with Chris Paul, but that means the Knicks do need to make baskets. This is your guy who will be making them, the man himself who just passed Larry Bird in most career points scored. I have stressed before that Melo isn’t just his one-dimensional and he is playing to actually win. They have slowly been building a team around him has been looking better and better. They might not have a point guard, but hey there is always next year. Melo should be a player to consider on DK mostly, but he still isn’t a bad GPP on Fanduel tonight.
Pau Gasol (@ BOS, FD - $8,500 DK - $8,400) Straight up I think it's annoying how DK sees him as his true role as a Center, but on FD you still have the option put him as a PF. Maybe with Noah out now, they might finally move him over. But Pau has a dream matchup against the Boston Celtics. Celtics have multiple big men, but none of them can actually play defense. Pau hasn't had that "oh boy he is still good" moment in a minute - and I think tonight is it. I had the feeling with Love 2 nights ago and it paid off, so I would play him. If you don’t believe I will be talking about the other side the ball soon.
Chris Bosh (@ TOR, FD - $7,600 DK - $7,600) It pains me to write his name, but I have to tonight. Whiteside will be out and they don’t have a big man beside old man goggle eyes and tattooed Mona Lisa. He has to take the full hull tonight and I doubt he will have trouble being able to fill the gap. His usage will be high up there and he on court 2-3 minutes longer than usual probably. I'm going with Bosh tonight - cash wise is a great play, and if you want GPP exposure it won’t hurt you.
Kelly Olynyk (@ BOS, FD - $5,000 DK - $5,000) I don’t know what it is about this guy, but I hate watching him. Could be that he looks like he might keep his hairline longer than mine or that he almost killed Love last year. But hey when someone squares off against Pau I have to consider the possibility that they will keep to the streak of Chicago sucking in the paint when Pau plays. Kelly, I think he could be the better here instead of Amir no matter who draws the start as they should both excel tonight. At the end of the day though I rather have "oink oink". If you want to take Amir Johnson I wouldn’t disagree with you, but Kelly is for sure a better player to hit a xt6 value.