NBA $10,000 THURSDAY SPECIAL
Tomorrow’s fantastic thirteen-game slate has a lot to be excited about. There are some great matchups in store, highlighted by the Sixers vs Pelicans game that will be fast-paced, high-scoring and close. There’s also the Portland vs Milwaukee game which features two of the league’s most in form teams. We also have $10,000 in prizes up for grabs in tomorrow’s Thursday Monster, which makes a great day of basketball taste even sweeter. If you’re not sure where to find the best fantasy value tomorrow, here are a few places to start.
Ben Simmons $9,400
Ben Simmons is averaging 48.2 fantasy points over the last two games. He’s had some great matchups and he’s taken advantage of them despite the Jimmy Butler acquisition. Simmons has another top five PG matchup against the Pelicans in a game that’s expected to be extremely fast-paced. The Sixers and Pelicans have the highest projected total for the day with a massive 236 over/under. Simmons seems extremely likely to take advantage of all of the additional rebounding, fast break and assist opportunities in a great matchup/
Kemba Walker $9,300
You’re no doubt aware that Kemba Walker has scored 103 points over the last two games. Walker followed up his insane 60 point game with another brilliant 43 point performance. Walker has been on a run like you would not believe, leading the league with 29.6 points per game. The Pacers defense is great, but are they likely to slow Kemba down? If he maintains his current form, I don’t think anyone can.
Devin Booker $8,000
Devin Booker is coming off a 50.6 fantasy point performance just in time for a matchup against the lowly Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are one of the league’s worst defensive teams and they routinely haemorrhage points at all positions. One of the reasons for that is that they lack a single lock down defender with Kris Dunn out. For one of the league’s best scorers like Booker, the Bulls are a matchup you circle on the calendar.
D’Angelo Russell $7,300
Since Caris LeVert’s injury D’Angelo Russell has been in incredible form. RUssell has averaged 50.2 over the last two games. Russell has had 23 points in both games to go with 6 and 10 assists, respectively. He’s been scoring efficiently and diming team mates up, which bodes well in a decent matchup vs Dallas.
Trevor Ariza $4,800
Trevor Ariza has been a little up and down but the forward matchup against the Bulls is a great reason to take a chance on some of the Suns’ forwards. Ariza is at a low enough price that he won’t kill you if he has a down game, but he has enough upside to make things interesting in tomorrow’s Thursday Monster.
Dorian Finney-Smith $4,300
Finney-Smith has been playing big minutes and returning great value of late. Given that the Mavs have a ton of outs, Smith has played an average of 36 minutes in his last two games. At his low price, Finney-Smith becomes a must consider with that amount of playing time.
Pascal Siakam $7,300
Tomorrow Pascal Siakam has the league’s best matchup at Power Forward. The Hawks give up over 55 fantasy points per game to power forwards, which means there are plenty of points to go around for Siakam. Siakam has been okay, but he has slightly been underperforming his price of late. However, that bodes well for us tomorrow, as it could mean Siakam’s ownership rate is much lower than it should be, which is what we need for tournament play.
DeAndre Jordan $7,500
Just like Pascal, DeAndre has the best matchup at his position tomorrow. The Nets give up even more at centre than the Hawks do at Power Forward, giving up a crazy 65 fantasy points. Jarrett Allen has also been playing well for the Nets, which should mean DJ stays out there to combat him. If Jordan plays big minutes, he should return a very strong fantasy score given the matchup.