Today is a brilliant day for daily fantasy NBA! Here are my NBA DFS Tips:
Firstly, it’s the weekend, and weekend basketball is the best.
Secondly, there are nine games of basketball today.
But most importantly, there are a couple of key players who are sidelined. While unfortunate, this opens up the door for plenty of unique value options for our fantasy teams.
Read on to find out who are the best plays for today’s $15,000 Saturday Swish on Moneyball.
Jamal Murray ($5,600)
Let’s get things started with Jamal Murray.
Murray, who is priced right in the middle of the range at $5,600, could be an excellent selection today if Gary Harris (GTD) sits out.
To explain, Harris missed the Nuggets game against the Timberwolves and that means Murray went large with 43.3 fantasy points on 17 shot attempts.
This is big-time value.
Shabazz Napier ($3,600)
Shabazz Napier also finds himself in play today because Damian Lillard is sidelined.
With Lillard out, Napier will slot into a larger role in the Trail Blazers team today and is certainly worth the punt considering he is priced right near the minimum.
James Harden ($11,100)
Chris Paul out, James Harden in.
It sounds simple and that’s because it is. With Paul off the court, Harden’s production increases significantly.
Expect the old Rockets team in which Harden was controlling every aspect of the Houston offense today.
C.J. McCollum ($7,000)
Another fantastic play due to Damian Lillard’s injury is C.J. McCollum.
We all know that McCollum always has the potential for a big day, but he should be right in form today against the Nuggets.
Simply, without Lillard, McCollum slots into more ball-handling duties and that means potentially more scoring for our teams.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($12,200)
The thing I love about Giannis Antetokounmpo is that I could really just write his name here and not have to explain why he is a good daily fantasy NBA selection.
So, I might just do that today.
Evan Turner ($4,300)
Another player who should greatly benefit from the absence of Damian Lillar is Evan Turner.
Turner is one of the more likely to see a natural boost in minutes and usage considering that McCollum was already playing a major role in the team.
On the other hand, Turner will fill bigger shoes tonight for the Trail Blazers and is a chance to score upwards of 5x value.
Michael Beasley ($6,300)
While the theme of this piece has been picking players who are expected to perform better than their salary suggests because of injury news, Michael Beasley is just a great selection because he has been playing excellent basketball.
Look, Beasley has scored upward of 37.3 points in each of his three last games and has scored a 46 against the Thunder recently, as well.
He’s in form and this will continue for as long as his confidence is high.
Mike Scott ($3,800)
Talking about increased roles, Mike Scott has slotted into a bigger role at the Wizards lately now that Markieff Morris has been struggling to get going.
Additionally, the absence of Otto Porter means that Scott is seeing minutes in the mid-20’s and he has finally made the most of them.
Scott has scored 28.8, 37.8, and 29.3 in his last three games. That’s incredible production from someone priced at $5,500, and not just $3,800.
Nikola Jokic ($8,700)
Nikola Jokic has slowly been recovering from his ankle injury and the Nuggets started easing him into games.
With 22 minutes and 25 minutes in in his first two games back, Jokic scored just 31 fantasy points.
But then, the Nuggets gave him some extra run against the Timberwolves and he saw 36 minutes out there on the court, which suggests he is back to normal.
While he only managed 31 fantasy points again, there is big potential here for scoring now that the minutes are back.