DAILY DUNKS WITH DOTO
I am back and I’m not going to lie, I missed you guys. Like the Judge I have had problems with my teeth and I had to get my wisdom tooth pulled. I came back just in time for this sexy 11 game slate. There are a lot of injuries so make sure you keep an eye out for them. Klay and Steph have already been ruled out and who knows what else will happen before tip-off, here are my plays for cash games tonight.
John Wall- John Wall is too cheap on DK ($8,500). Over his last four games, he has scored over 45 fantasy points and his priced has gone down for whatever reason. I love it when John Wall is aggressive on offense because he will put up big numbers. Utah’s defense does not scare me and he will be fresh because the Wizards have not played since the sixth. He has 52 assists over his last four games and that gets the juices flowing. Wall is a good and safe cash game play tonight.
Jamal Murray- The broken arrow in cash games? Yeah, why not I am feeling a little crazy tonight. In seven of his last 10 games, he has scored over 33 fantasy points and his price is perfect for our cash games. Every time I have played him in cash games he is low owned and on the nights when he gets us over 30 fantasy points, I have been winning. He is risky but he does have huge upside, if you play Murray tonight make sure you pair him up with safe sex and possibly just getting a handy Gary Harris or another safe play because if he lays an egg at least you have some consistency at another position.
Other plays I like: Shabazz Napier on FD, Jawun Evans or Jarrett Jack
CJ McCollum- I was an idiot last night because I didn’t lock and load him in my cash games, I blame the fact that I got my wisdom tooth pulled earlier. Tonigh,t I am closer to 100% and I will not make that same mistake. Over his last seven games, he has scored over 40 fantasy points in five of them. He gets a big bump in pace against the Rockets and he will see big fat Eric Gordon defense. Obviously without Dame he gets a bump in his usage right but that’s pretty obvious. Take advantage of his price because he will see extra possessions and if he can catch fire he will have a monster night.
Gary Harris- I am getting a little out of control with playing Jamal Murray in my cash games so I need a safe play in Gary Harris. This Atlanta and Denver game should be a shoot-out and Harris should be on the court for around 35 minutes. Harris is boring and I want that in some of my cash game plays.
Other plays I like: Donovan Mitchell, Tyreke Evans or Jrue Holiday
Kevin Durant- No Steph and no Klay means KD will go off tonight. He will be highly owned but I don’t care. Too many times we avoid the chalk and when it goes off we are left out of the fun. KD will have to carry the offense load tonight and without the splash brothers the game should stay close. I don’t think his injury was too serious and I am hoping people will be scared off from playing him. Lock and load KD tonight
Paul George- His price never seems to go up on DK, he is too cheap tonight to ignore. This Minnesota and OKC game should be the best of the night and I all the exposure that I can get. If he has an off night he should still get us around 30 fantasy points and if he’s on, the sexual juices will be flowing! Let’s hope this game lives up to the hype and all the stars show up.
Other plays I like: Trey Lyles, Gerald Green or Wesley Matthews
Domantas Sabonis- Myles Turner has been ruled out for this game and Sabonis will enter the starting lineup for him. His minutes scare me a little bit but if he gets 30 or more minutes he should have a good night. Whiteside will dominate him downlow but there is no way Whiteside can guard him on the perimeter. Don’t expect a 50 burger but he should be safe for around 30-35 fantasy points.
Lauri Markkanen- With Nikola Mirotic being listed as doubtful for this game, Marrkanen should be in our cash game lineups. If you want to save some money tonight you could go down to Bobby Portis who also saw over 30 minutes in the last game Mirotic sat. Both are good for cash games but Portis will save us money and on this slate, I am looking for any place that I can find value.
Other plays I like: Mason Plumlee, Markieff Morris or Carmelo Anthony
DeMarcus Cousins- I don’t care about Marc Gasol defense, Anthony Davis is doubtful and Cousins will shoot the ball close to 25 times this game. In his last two games against the Grizzles, Cousins went off for 28/10 with seven blocks and the game before that he went bonkers and scored 41 and grabbed 16 rebounds. Cousins is the best center in the league and he is match-up proof. I hope others are scared off because of Marc Gasol because I won’t be.
Steven Adams- In his last three games that he has faced Minnesota, Adams has had his way with KAT. He has averaged 21 points and nine rebounds. KAT is a great offensive player but I love to target who he should defend. Adams is a sneaky way to get a piece of this Minnesota/OKC game and he is safe for when it comes to cash games.
Other plays I like: Bismack Biyombo or Jusuf Nurkic
Dunks of the night: Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins, Bobby Portis and Jamal Murray
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