Trying to put a Monster team together for a chance at your share of $30,000 in prizes? This is a great place to start, NBA DFS Tips: Today’s 14 game slate has a massive range of options for you to choose from, but here are a few of the better ones to get you started!
Eric Bledsoe $6,300
You gotta love the narrative of the revenge game, right? Bledsoe is starting to find his form in Milwaukee, with 47.2 and 41.6 point performances in his last three games. The only down game was a 32 point destruction of Dallas, in which Bledsoe only played 21.6 minutes. Bledsoe has found his role with this team and you have to bet he’ll be trying to showcase it to the best of his ability against his former team – especially when they parted on such bad terms.
George Hill $4,500
George Hill has averaged 27.4 over his last five games, including a 37.6 in his last. During that stretch he’s been incredibly consistent, not falling below 20 points once. With a $4,500 salary HIll, looks like one of the more undervalued plays of the day.
Donovan Mitchell $6,600
I’m a pretty massive Donovan Mitchell fan, but I think this matchup is great for him. His usage has been sky high, but the thing holding back his fantasy scores has been his field goal %. He has still averaged 34.6 over his last six, with a high of 47.8 and a low of 24.3 which is extremely solid. But with below average ball handlers, Mitchell seems likely to pick some pockets in this one and shoot at a higher percentage than normal, which usually means good things for the rookie. It just feels like this is a day where Mitchell will be on the winning Thursday Monster lineup.
Will Barton $5,800
Wilson Chandler is a GTD for this one, which potentially means Will Barton will move into the starting lineup. He started in Chandler’s absence last game, playing 36 minutes and scoring 37.7 fantasy points. He also enjoys this Houston matchup, scoring 49.9 against them in their most recent game last season. Barton is another one that feels very much like a member of the winning Thursday Monster team.
LeBron James $11,600
LeBron James against Brooklyn feels like a safe bet, especially given the team is playing so poorly they will no doubt need his production. Although after their flogging of Detroit, maybe they’ve finally find their groove? Let’s hope not because if this one stays close, LeBron is set for a massive fantasy performance. Before last game, LeBron was coming off a three-game stretch of 55.8, 56.2 and 61.8, which is the return you’ll be needing in the Thursday Monster.
Kenneth Faried $3,000
Kenneth Faried has been relegated to the deep bench this year with the arrival of Millsap, however, Millsap will now miss up to three months after undergoing surgery on a torn ligament in his wrist. Does that mean more playing time for Faried? He started last game and will start again today, but it’s hard to be sure just how much Faried may get to play. After getting the start in the Nuggets last game he played 19.2 minutes and scored 20.4 fantasy points at only $3,000. That return is great, but even he plays even a few more minutes, it could be a lot better. Faried has been a great per minute contributor this season, averaging 15.3 points and 9.9 rebounds per-36. There’s not much hope of Faried getting 36 minutes, but if he gets 20+ he will massively out-produce his salary.
John Collins $5,000
John Collins has been an incredible per minute producer all season and he’s finally starting to see enough minutes for that to really matter. He’s played more than 20 minutes in his last six games, including 36 minutes in the last game which resulted in a 35.8 fantasy point performance.
Marc Gasol $8,200
With Mike Conley out, a lot of the responsibility falls on Marc Gasol’s shoulders. So far he’s worn it well, with 71.1 and 48.9 fantasy point performances in two of his last three games. In today’s game against the Mavs – who often trot Dirk out at center – they don’t have anyone with a hope of slowing Gasol down. And because Memphis is trying to hang in the playoff race, this one is a must-win. That means relying on Gasol even more.