by Ray Kuhn
We know all about the stars, but when constructing your DFS squad it goes much deeper than that. You need to build a complete, effective, efficient, and economical squad. And that is where we come in. Picking Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, and LeBron James each night is always a good idea, but it is not that simple.
There is a salary cap we must be aware of, and values must be found. Finding these “undervalued” options can generally be done in a few ways. Young players or players entering into roles they didn’t previously have are often a good place to start.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at three players for tonight’s action on Fantasy Score that we like for one reason or another. While the pricing is specific to Fantasy Score, the same logic applies to any DFS site and is also helpful for your season long league.
Nik Stauskas – Philadelphia 76ers – G – at Milwaukee – $2,400
After missing the first game of the season with back spasms, Stauskas is back in the starting lineup and without a minutes limit. So far the results haven’t fully been there, but we have to give the young guard some time to get in a groove. We know that the 76ers don’t have many options on the perimeter, so Stauskas is going to continue to get chances. In his most recent start, he put up 15 points while making three of nine long distance attempts. In season long leagues, Stauskas’s four rebounds are an asset, but his general lack of assists are a problem. But in the daily game, it is hard to argue with a starting who has the ability to score at just about the minimum price.
Kristaps Porzingis – New York Knicks – F – at Cleveland – $3,500
We are just four games into the season, but so far Porzingis has shown why the Knicks selected him fourth overall. The forward has is averaging 11.8 points and 8.2 assists in his debut season, with double digits in three of his four games. Porzingis will continue to get plenty of playing time, and he will continue to improve. In his last game against the Spurs, Porzingis put up 13 points along with 14 rebounds. Even when Porzingis is having trouble getting his shot to fall, he does a good job of getting to the line and continuing to make plays in the paint.
Kosta Koufos – Sacramento Kings – C – at Phoenix – $3,000
This is all about opportunity for Koufos. If DeMarcus Cousins is sidelined once again, you have to like Koufos here in a starting role. On the season, Koufos is averaging 7.3 points and eight rebounds per game in a limited role. With an increase in minutes, expecting a double-double out of Koufos wouldn’t be surprising here