The 2017/18 regular season is coming to an end, which means it’s getting hard to put lineups together in daily fantasy. At this time of year, some teams are tanking, some are fighting for playoff position, and there are plenty of guys out there that you’ve never heard of who have become fantasy relevant. To help make things easier for you today, here are some of my best plays of the day. NBA DFS Tips:
Delon Wright $4,700
With DeMar DeRozan and Fred Van Vleet out, Delon Wright could be in store for a big game. He hasn’t had any consistent form of late, but with seemingly a great opportunity today, fantasy players should hope he hits the high end of his expected outcome. Wright makes for a good tournament play.
Spencer Dinwiddie $4,900
Spencer Dinwiddie hasn’t found his consistency back, but the way his minutes are trending he seems primed for a big game soon. This matchup with the Bulls may help speed up that process, and given his price and earlier season form, Dinwiddie looks like a solid tournament play with strong upside.
Marshon Brooks $4,800
Marshon Brooks was brought up on a 10-day contract and has since earned himself a multi-year deal with the Grizzlies on the back of averaging 23.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. That has translated to an average of 36 fantasy points per game, which can’t be ignored in today’s slate. The numbers make Brooks look like one of the best plays of the day. Given the Grizzlies back up his play with a two-year deal, we should have some level of confidence that it is indeed sustainable.
Damyean Dotson $3,500
Another guy you may never have heard of, but Dotson has had back-to-back strong outings with 50.7 and 26.6. One of the upsides of Dotson is he hasn’t been doing it as long as Brooks, which means he may not be on people’s radars yet, but it also means he’s not quite as safe an option.However, he’s played 36 and 30 minutes in his last two, which looks good for fantasy players putting him in consideration.
LeBron James $11,600
LeBron James is a tough one today because I worry about how much he actually cares about playoff seeding? In fact, the Pacers might be a preferable matchup than the Heat – depending on who you ask. However, on a day devoid of many standout options, you can expect at least a certain level of consistency from LeBron in the worst case scenario. We all know you can expect even more from the King on his best day, which makes this a play worth going to.
Montrezl Harrell $4,600
Montrezl Harrell has been seeing 20+ minutes per game lately, and we should all know what that means from a fantasy perspective. Harrell routinely returns great value when given minutes, which is what he should see today.
Anthony Davis $13,000
The Pelicans are in a must-win situation, which leaves the question, is Anthony Davis good enough? He has had 65.7 and 70.4 in his last two games and played 40 in the last contest to scrape a win vs GSW. IT seems likely another performance like that will be necessary today, which makes him hard to resist in fantasy.
Nikola Jokic $11,200
Nikola Jokic has finally found his alpha and has been on an absolute tear down the stretch. Maybe Jokic is stepping it up for the playoff race, or maybe, like last season he’s finally comfortable again in the role he’s meant to be in. Jokic is averaging almost 60 fantasy points in his last 6 games, which makes him a seemingly obvious choice with a good matchup vs Portland today.