Today’s lineup changes make putting in a last-minute team easier than usual! So if you haven’t got a team in already, this is a good place to help you beat that 10:10 am lockout! NBA DFS Tips:
Terry Rozier $7,200
The injury bug still hasn’t left the Celtics, which should mean big minutes for Terry Rozier again. Rozier has played extremely well in the absence of guys like Kyrie and Smart this year, and I see no reason why that won’t continue today. The Celtics have a matchup against the Suns, the league’s worst PG defense, so there’s every chance Rozxier repeats the 57.5 fantasy point performance he had vs SAC.
Lonzo Ball $7,800
Lonzo Ball has played 44 minutes in each of his last two games and has put up the fantasy points to go with it, thanks to his ability to amass rebounds and assists. He’s narrowly missed a triple-double in both games, and unlike most players, he doesn’t need to score well to provide fantasy value. With some of their key guards missing, this may be another chance for Lonzo to get some good run, so hopefully, he doesn’t disappoint.
Will Barton $7,300
When Gary Harris is away, Will the Thrill comes to play. With the teams leading scoring out (Harris) Barton is the best-positioned perimeter player to take over the slack. In the last 4 games, he has averaged 38.2 fantasy points, with two big scores of 46.9 and 49.3. That’s the sort of upside you get from WIll, which makes him a great play, especially in tournaments.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope $6,500
Injuries are making things pretty simple today, with the Lakers injuries also opening up some time and shots for KCP (and we know he will take them). Its been 9 games since KCP scored below 20 – so his celing is high – but he’s also scored 30 or more in 4 of his last 8 games. With a good matchup today against his old squad, you have to imagine this might be a KCP revenge game?
Josh Jackson $7,000
After a slow start, Josh Jackson is really showing the promise people were expecting when he was drafted fourth overall. Jackson is averaging 36.3 fantasy points in his last 6 games, and his play seems to have cemented himself a spot in the starting lineup (although, it’s not as if they have many better options).
Julius Randle $8,100
I’ve always been a big Julius Randle believer, and it seems as if he just needed a contract year to bring it all out. Randle’s production lately has been incredible and he’s finally realised he has the size, skill, and agility to dominate games. Randle has been in great form for 20+ games now, so there are no concerns there. He also gets fired up for Blake Griffin games, so increased incentive should only help his fantasy appeal.
Marquese Chriss $4,00
Chriss’ last two games are a 43.5 and an 18.5. I think it’s pretty obvious that Chriss makes for a great tournament play, but not so much in cash. He’s still cheap enough that a low score won’t kill you, but the upside he presents can make a team.
Al Horford $7,000
Al Horford is very clearly the Celtics best player today so the responsibility rests largely on his shoulders. It’s very rare that he needs to take over games, but when faced with the opportunity let’s see what get produces today.
Nikola Jokic $9,700
Nikola Jokic also makes a great play vs the Sixers with Harris out, which makes the decision between these two tough. Based on your financials, both should be great plays.