by Will Overton
After some massive slates of games over the weekend we are back to that average range of games we are used to. Tonight’s schedule features seven games, which is a nice number to give you enough options at the top and bottom to diversify your lineups. We are here to help you win some money in DFS if we can and we are giving you our top three options for the night and some bonus notes as well for good measure:
George Hill – PG – Utah Jazz @ Minnesota Timberwolves
After a hot start to the season George Hill ended up sidelined for two weeks, but he hasn’t missed a beat. In two games since coming back from that injury Hill has 45 points combined and has knocked down eight three-pointers in the two games. Hill has been a scoring machine so far in Utah, and playing with Gordon Hayward these last two games haven’t slowed that down. You’d like to see more assists, but he’s getting steals, making threes and grabbing boards as well as scoring points so the fantasy points are racking up without assists and the price tag of $6,600 in a matchup with Ricky Rubio and Minnesota is too good to pass up.
JaMychal Green – PF – Memphis Grizzlies vs. Charlotte Hornets
Let me preface this by saying that if you are trying to get Russell Westbrook in your lineup tonight, this isn’t a price you want to pay. I don’t love the $5,000 price tag on him, but if you’re going balanced cash game lineup, I’m using Green. We don’t know if Zach Randolph is going to be back with the team yet tonight, and if he isn’t big things could be in store for Green. Even if Randolph is back Green is likely looking at 30 minutes or more and he has been solid lately. In his last five games Green is averaging 13.4 PPG and 8.0 RPG, while also collecting a blocked shot in four of his last five games. Green is also getting more range, knocking down three treys in the last game. The Hornets are a little thin up front right now and Green can take advantage of that.
Nik Stauskas – SG – Philadelphia 76ers @ Toronto Raptors
There aren’t an overwhelming number of options I love in the sub $4,000 range, which is why I won’t have Westbrook tonight, but one guy I do like is Stauskas who comes in at a weak position. Stauskas isn’t going to drop 40 fantasy points, but he’s been good for 25 – 30 on the regular lately. In his last 10 games Stauskas has averaged 12.9 PPG and 2.3 3PG, while also mixing in some steals and boards depending on the night and he also has 11 assists in his last three games. The Raptors have been susceptible to the three-pointer this season so far and Stauskas should be good for another game approaching 30 fantasy points which is all you can want for $3,800.
Bonus Notes for the Night
- If you are looking for another lower tiered guy to use tonight, a cheaper pivot from JaMychal Green could be Patrick Patterson. In his last four games Patterson has dropped 10 threes and he also has 21 rebounds in these four games with seven steals as well. Patterson should be in a good position here to keep the good games rolling against the Sixers and provide good value at $3,800.
- I’ve already mentioned that I’m not using Russell Westbrook tonight personally. With not using him I will most likely come down to Kevin Durant who has been consistently solid for under 10K or John Wall who is even cheaper at $8,700. Wall has topped 50 fantasy points or more in three of his last four games and he’s about as consistently good as they get.