While the NBA regular season comes to a close and coaches are electing to rest star players (take a seat, Russell Westbrook), NBA Daily Fantasy, fortunately, ensures that we get a new season starting every day. It’s a completely new environment today when selecting a team, with plenty of rookies getting an opportunity to impress and mid-range options standing up in the absence of the elite. NBA DFS Tips
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Tyler Ulis – $6,600
The door has opened up for Tyler Ulis again today, as Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will sit out against Sacramento. Expect a good boost not only in minutes but production also as Devin Booker usually carries a majority of the offensive workload. Ulis has been scoring well lately, from a fantasy perspective, and cracked 56.3 points against the Rockets in a breakout game last week.
Tyler Ennis – $3,500
I’m running with the two Tyler’s today on Moneyball with a mix of mid-range and a true bargain in Tyler Ennis. Ennis could potentially be 95%+ owned today in all contests considering his scoring potential now that D’Angelo Russell isn’t playing against the Pelicans today. Ennis isn’t usually blessed with this kind of opportunity, so expect him to make the most of the chance to run the Lakers offense.
Nicolas Batum – $7,000
Finding the low-end options is quite easy today, which brings me to selecting some of the more expensive options to fill your team up – firstly, Nicolas Batum. While most teams are resting their stars at this point of the season, the Hornets have elected to keep Batum’s minutes and usage up high and instead are resting star point guard Kemba Walker. Batum has been scoring in the 38-42 fantasy point range through his last three games, and I expect that to continue again today.
Jamal Murray – $4,100
With most of the Denver Nuggets team sitting this game out, expect Jamal Murray’s minutes stay high at close to 32+. Murray managed a high score of 43.3 fantasy points late last week against the Pelicans and will have another shot to perform like that today against the Mavericks.
Andrew Wiggins – $7,600
Andrew Wiggins has been in fine form lately with scores of 51.1 and 42.9 spread through his last three games. His minutes have stayed high up around 38 minutes, and his production should increase against an Oklahoma City Thunder team who are resting a fair portion of their team. Wiggins value skyrockets today, especially because of the lack of decent selections at this price range.
TJ Warren – $7,000
TJ Warren stands out as a huge play today just because of the increased offensive opportunity with Devin Booker sitting out, as mentioned earlier. There’ll be more shots to be spread around the Suns lineup, and we know that Warren will take advantage of this. TJ has also been rebounding extremely well lately, grabbing 16 rebounds in a game against the Thunder last week.
Skal Labissiere – $4,100
Sacramento rookie Skal Labissiere has stepped up in a big way to finish the regular season. He’s not your regular big guy and fits more of this prototype style of player we are seeing lately who can do it all. Skal has been tearing it up on a fantasy front lately as well, scoring 40.7 in his most recent outing against the Houston Rockets. Skal plays the Suns today and managed 46.2 fantasy points against them last time they met – lock him in your teams.
Cheick Diallo – $3,500
Cheick Diallo gets another chance to impress for the Pelicans as Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins rest today. Diallo has looked a little lost out there against opposition offenses but has shown enough glimpses of upside that the Pelicans keep rolling with him. The only time he played 26+ minutes this season he scored 35.5 fantasy points, I’ll be backing him in as a low-risk, high-upside play today.
Enes Kanter – $5,300
Playing Enes Kanter makes for a bit of a gamble today, but one that’s worth the risk. Russell Westbrook gets a well-deserved rest and with the game not meaning a whole lot for the Thunder at this point of the season, I’m expecting Coach Donovan to give Kanter plenty of minutes tonight. Kanter can go berserk when given a chance – so it’s up to you whether you’re willing to take the risk on him getting plenty of minutes today.
Alexis Ajinca – $3,500
As the Pelicans opt to sit Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, it leaves us with the usual beneficiary in Alexis Ajinca. Ajinca is the go-to bargain option at center today if you’re looking to save money at this position. He’s cracked 25+ fantasy points in his last two games, and there’s no reason he shouldn’t score that again today.