With football season all but over and MLB still a few months away this new daily fantasy sports addict needed an outlet. Luckily for me DraftKings was the perfect place to get my feet wet in NBA DFS. While the winnings have been relatively small compared to my end of season in MLB DFS and NFL DFS, it has been a very fun ride.
Here are some of my favorite plays and reasons for playing them tonight
Just The Guards Tonight
Stephen Curry 9,000
Curry is 1,000 budget dollars cheaper than he has been in recent games and that is a huge bonus for daily players. He has one of the highest (if not highest) ceilings of any PG in DFS and DraftKings is basically bating you to use him. Great small tournament play especially.
Kyle Lowry 7,400
Lowry has kicked it into another gear ever since General Grievous (Greivis Vasquez) was traded to the Raptors. Lowry is a solid play against Minny as Rubio takes a few too many chances on D and loves to go under the pick in pick and roll situations.
Darren Collison 5,500
Collison has been very steady since taking over for the injured Chris Paul, but his ceiling is no where near as high as Curry’s. It all depends on where you want to spend tonight.
Again Stephen Curry and his discounted 9,000 figure.
DeMar DeRozen 7,600
DeRozen should hit value tonight against the Timberwolves, but he is not going to blow away his value numbers like some other SG’s might.
Jodie Meeks 5,800
Meeks has been in a lot of my lineups lately and he has been pretty steady. With Nick Young suspended Meeks will benefit from a few more scoring opportunities . His price is starting to get into the range where I may look elsewhere.
Avery Bradley 5,100
With Rondo back people may finally stop riding Bradley, but tonight is not the night to fade him. Rondo will probably play between 20-25 minutes and Bradley will be a huge part of this offense with Rondo in or out of the game.
I also love JJ Redick for 5,000 against a tired and humiliated Knicks team. Iman Shumpert is a good perimeter defender, but he may be licking his wounds after what the Pacers did to him and his teammates last night.
Feel free to tweet me @coachesser with any questions about which forwards or centers I have in play tonight.