DAILY DUNKS WITH DOTO
Steph Curry (FD-$9,300 DK-$9,800) - I want a stud going in the last game of the night and Steph gives me the late hammer. He’s under 10k on both sites and I will take the price discount all day. The Clippers struggle to stop opposing point guards and he should be well rested after the All-Star break. Steph is averaging 38/6/5 against the Clippers this year and at his discounted price, sign me up.
Tomas Satoransky (FD-$5,900 DK-$5,500) - Satoransky scored over 30 fantasy points in the his final three games before the All-Star break. George Hill is a decent defender but he hasn’t played more than 24 minutes in his two games with the Cavs so he won’t be on the court too much to stop Satoransky. He does a little bit of everything on the court and his price is still good for our cash game lineups.
Other plays I like: Jordan Clarkson, Austin Rivers or Kemba Walker
Lou Williams (FD$7,000- DK-$6,900) - In three games versus the Warriors, Lou Will is averaging 30 points and four assists. I know the Clippers have more scorers than last time they played but he will still shoot the ball 20 times and if this game stays close it will be because of Lou Williams and him jacking up shots.
Nicolas Batum (FD-$6,300 DK-$5,900) - He is just too cheap and the Nets are awful on defense. Batum should have no problem getting us 25 fantasy points and that’s taking a conservative projection. He’s showed us the ability to get close to a 50 burger and this is the cheapest that Batum has been in a couple of weeks. Sneaky upside with this Charlotte and Brooklyn game.
Other plays I like: Klay Thompson, Bogdan Bogdanovic or Tim Hardaway Jr.
Otto Porter Jr (FD-$7,500 DK-$7,300) - The Wizards offense evolves around two players with John Wall out and Porter is in a good spot tonight. I think he’s kinda over rated but without John Wall you can’t ignore a team’s second option in a game that should be one of the highest scoring of the night. On FanDuel I would play both Porter and Beasley and find value at other positions.
Michael Beasley (FD-$7,000 DK-$7,100) - He’s going to shoot the ball 20 times and see close to 40 minutes. Beasley is too cheap and the Knicks will let him do whatever he wants for the rest of the season. He’s averaging around 35 fantasy points in his last four games and the Knicks got blown out in two of those games. It really doesn’t matter how bad the Knicks are, Beasley will get his.
This whole position is like choosing which part of Fergie’s national anthem was good. Ben Simmons is $9,000 on both sites but he doesn’t score enough for me to be in cash games. Draymond Green is safe for cash but doesn’t have much upside. If Zach Randolph starts he will destroy Melo in the post. Lauri Markkanen and Dario Saric are good plays tonight and our safe for cash. If you want to save some money you could go with Starvin Marvin Williams but that guy is never fun to play. In cash I will lean probably towards a white guy but I won’t feel good about it.
Dwight Howard (FD-$9,000 DK-$8,400) - Dwight Howard might grab 25 rebounds tonight and if he’s aggressive on offense he should have no problem getting us 20 points. He is in a great spot and whenever I play one of Charlotte’s big three (Walker, Batum or Howard), I usually play all three because the offense comes from them. Great spot and his price is good for cash games.
Enes Kanter (FD-$7,500 DK-$7,600 ) - He’s like Beasley at this point, if he stays below $8,000 on both sites he will be a plug and play in these types of matchups. Vucevic is back for Orlando and I love to target him on defense. Kanter has been a monster since KP went down with an injury and that’s not going to change tonight. Just put in Kanter and in and on DK I am squeezing in Howard and Kanter.
Other plays I like: Steven Adams, Tristan Thompson or DeAndre Jordan
Dunks of the night: Steph Curry, Michael Beasley, Enes Kanter and Dwight Howard
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