DAILY DUNKS WITH DOTO
Tonight, there is a tasty eight game slate and I’m not going to lie I am feeling pretty confident in coming off a double cash in Chambers on FD and DK. The Spurs are resting everybody and their mama tonight so keep an eye out to see who they will be starting. Orlando/SA/PHI have a bunch of value plays today because of injuries and rest which makes this a great night to play. LeBron, Harden, Westbrook and Giannis are all in play but tonight I am going with a more balanced lineup for my cash games. There are a lot of good plays tonight. Good luck everyone tonight and follow me on twitter and lets talk DFS in the slack group @lawrencedoto.
Dame Lillard- Dame is not a one trick pony anymore and I don’t know if many of us are paying attention to him. He is averaging 25/5/6 so far and in six of his last seven game he has scored over 40 DK points (50+ three times). He is playing big minutes and he is a great play tonight and the team gets a bump in pace. He is at a great price and he is quietly turning into a more balanced player offensively. Lock and load Dame tonight.
Chris Paul- This game should stay close and that means CP3 will see around 35-40 minutes tonight. He looks healthy and in his last game he scored 58 DK points (18 points, 9 rebounds, 13 assists and 3 steals). Those stats are the reason why you play CP3, he is a stat sheet filler and is a fantasy point per minute monster. On DK, I am pairing him up with Dame and I am extremely confident in my back court tonight. These two are the safest plays with the highest floors
Others plays I like: Kemba Walker, Dennis Schroder, Kris Dunn, Dejounte Murray and Patty Mills
On DK tonight I am looking to play a point guard at the shooting guard position. CP3, Eric Bledsoe and Kris Dunn will fill my SG slot tonight. Harden is obviously in play but I also like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Jonathan Simmons and Alec Burks as value plays. KCP has the best match-up in my opinion out of thoe three he is safest. For punt plays I like DeAndre’ Bembry and I will be seeing who the Spurs will be starting at shooting guard tonight. The Spurs will all be in play but the starting should get big minutes in a great match-up. With a bunch of value plays tonight we should have no problem fitting in Harden tonight if you want to play him.
Giannis Antetokounmpo- The reason why he makes the list tonight (besides being an obvious play) is that this is the lowest his price has been on DK in over a month. He hasn’t been playing poorly but this just helps when it comes to building our teams. He is $600 cheaper than last game and with that extra savings from Lebron or Harden I am finding ways to get him in my lineup. He is always a good play and he should have no problem reaching that magical value word. If you are paying up for a stud tonight, Giannis is the one you should look at.
Brandon Ingram- Brandon Ingram is starting to look like an NBA player. He has scored 40 and 50 DK points in two of his last four games and this is a good match-up against the Hornets. He fills up the box score and he might have the safest minutes out of all of the non super stars going tonight. Good minutes and he seems to be on a hot streak makes him a must play in GPP’s tonight.
Other plays I like: Robert Covington, Joe Ingles, Al-Farouq Aminu
LaMarcus Aldridge- I know, I know another Aldridge mention. This is different and here’s why, Kawhi isn’t playing tonight and the rest of the starters didn’t travel with the team. There isn’t any reason why he can’t get up 20 shots tonight and grab every rebound. The back to back doesn’t scare me because they were home last night and this is a one game short road trip and they don’t play again until Tuesday. I can’t stop playing Aldridge and I don’t feel bad about it. He could be the highest scoring PF tonight and out of all the other players at his position he might be the safest tonight. LOCK AND LOAD BABY! This might be the last time I say that about him.
Ryan Anderson- When Ryan Anderson plays on the road, he needs to be in your lineup. Last game he couldn’t miss but at his low price he doesn’t have to be red hot from the field to hit value. I am loving this Portland and Houston game and I am expecting a shoot-out. He plays big minutes and will shoot around ten three pointers in this game, sign me up.
Other plays I like: Julius Randle, Marvin Williams. Ersan Ilyaova
Nikola Vucevic- I have been playing him every game for the last week and he has been getting my sexual juices flowing. There is only one downside to playing him tonight, it’s a back to back. However, Aaron Gordon is out and he is facing the same Hawks team that he dropped 61 DK points on a couple day ago. A part of me is saying this has been too good to be true but I am thinking positively about this. This is a smash spot and everything is pointing to him going bananas tonight. Lock and load? 99% yes.
Rudy Gobert- His price is way too low to ignore. He has played over 27 minutes in his last two games and he barely has to do anything to give us value tonight. Last season vs the Rockets he averaged 17/12 to go with almost three blocks. He isn’t a great offensive threat but if he grabs 12 rebounds and gets 3 blocks, he is almost hitting value. With his success against Houston and his low-price tag, he makes for a great GPP play and has a safe floor for cash.
Other plays I like: Whoever the Suns start at center, Richaun Holmes (if he starts) Enes Kanter for GPP’s
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