POINT GUARD TARGETS
- Jeff Teague @ PHI ($8,500) – With a decent slate of games on tap for Tuesday, you can have any of the top point guard options if you choose to fork out the dough for ‘em. You want Stephen Curry? Yours for 10.2K. John Wall? 9.5K. If you’re looking for a bit of love from Kyrie Irving, you can have him for 9.1K. While I like all those options from a skill standpoint, the better value to me is Teague. With his 42.1 FPPG average over his last six games played, Teague gives owners that mushy-gushy feeling without having to pay over 9K.
- Rajon Rondo @ SAC ($7,900) – Rondo has been up-and-down over his last six games or so, and a bit of consistency would go a very long way for DFS owners right now. Even with Rondo’s consistency issues, it’s his matchup that draws me to him as the Kings allow point guards to put up fantasy points. Rondo is a risk at this salary, but I like him to bounce back against the Kings after two sub par performances last week against the Pistons and Clippers.
- Trey Burke vs. GS ($5,500) – Burke is playing solid basketball right now, with his numbers jumping up significantly since mid-December. He is rebounding, dishing the ball and scoring points for the Jazz as his salary is a steal in my mind, so I’d take advantage while you can. I don’t’ see Burke staying below the 6K mark for too much longer.
- Isaiah Thomas vs. CLE ($5,400) – I know, you’re like what? Isaiah Thomas? Okay, maybe I’m a bit late to the party on Thomas, but he’s still someone that you’ve got to consider as a decent risk value. He’s slowed of late, but Thomas is still getting the minutes, which is huge. The personal matchup is good, so lock him up on the value side.
SHOOTING GUARD TARGETS
- Kobe Bryant vs. MIA ($8,600) – Good matchups are not here for the SG slot on Tuesday, but we’ve still got some nice options to choose from considering talent. Bryant is dealing with some tiredness and overall old-guy stuff, but I like him to take the court against the Heat. He’s your best option considering matchup (20th OPRK) and overall talent, although Dwayne Wade and Eric Bledsoe are worth looking at.
- Monta Ellis @ SAC ($7,200) – By now, if you read regularly, you know I’m a Monta Ellis guy. He makes my NBA Targets piece often, and it’s not without merit. Over his last 10 game played, Ellis hasn’t put up less than 29 FPPG – so you can count on him, like chicken noodle soup. You won’t have to pay too much for his services and Ellis makes a great addition to a lineup that is avoiding the Stars-and-Scrubs approach.
- Danny Green @ WAS ($5,700) – Green is still managing to get full-time minutes and while he’s not the most reliable player to hit his 27 FPPG average, I do like Green to get better with his shot and produce against the Wizards even with the matchup not being very good at all for Green. The hunch-thing plays a lot in this slot for me.
- Kyle Korver @ PHI ($5,000) – Great matchup for Korver, he’s hitting his 3-point shot wonderfully, and he’s starting to produce some other contributing stats to his line. For the price tag, I don’t see the risk being large at all. Look for Korver to get close to his 25.7 FPPG average on Tuesday.
SMALL FORWARD TARGETS
- LeBron James @ PHO ($10,500) – If James plays, he’s a great player for your build-around option even at the 10.5 K price. The matchup is pretty good for LeBron, a 21st OPRK against the Suns. I usually don’t go gaga for players coming off injury, but LeBron is one of those players that you can count on forever. Well, almost anyway.
- Draymond Green @ UTA ($8,300) – The matchup just ain’t gonna cut it for all us matchup hounds out there, although we can be forgiving sometimes. Green is playing great ball of late, and has been for awhile now, so he’s someone I don’t mind using when the matchup is bad. At least, currently, I don’t mind.
- Chandler Parsons @ SAC ($6,100) – For the price, you would think you’d get a bit more each night on average from Parsons, but it’s those huge boom nights that make Parsons worth the risk. Over his last 10 games, Parsons has only produced one game over 30 fantasy points. Still, considering other options on the night, I like Parsons enough to spend the bucks if my lineup calls for it.
- DeMarre Carroll @ PHI ($5,200) – Love the price tag, love the production he’s giving DFS owners of late. For the 5.2K spent, I don’t see how you can go wrong with Carroll’s 26.4 FPPG average.
POWER FORWARD TARGETS
- Tim Duncan @ WAS ($9,400) – Duncan should be well rested for this game facing the Wizards, as he’s only averaged 22-plus minutes over his last three games played. Look for him to go all out in this one for DFS owners, getting boosted minutes and production for owners. Expect a 35-point night from Duncan, with the possibility of more.
- Paul Millsap @ PHI ($8,300) – Millsap gets one of the better matchups on the night, although I’m not crazy about the way he’s played over his last three games. He’s getting the minutes of course, but it’s the inconsistency with his shot that can be bothersome. Still, look for a good night out of Millsap.
- Dirk Nowitzki @ SAC ($6,600) – Over his last two contests, Nowitzki has had a nice shot going 18-for-38, averaging almost 33 FPPG – that’s higher than his seasonal average. The individual matchup for Nowitzki is good and while his numbers aren’t dominating his production is decent for 6.6K.
- David West vs. MIN ($6,400) – The price is nice, although depending upon West to be healthy? That’s another story. The smart thing is to realize that West isn’t an automatic expectation for his almost 29 FPPG average, but to take into account that hard work does pay off. West works hard on the inside, manages to get his teammates involved and can take over a game when necessary.
- Chris Bosh @ LAL ($8,500) – The easy way out is to lock at DeMarcus Cousins, but do you really want to pay the 11K price? Bosh is a downgrade from Cousins of course, but he’s starting to come alive of late giving owners a reason to smile. Bosh is starting to correct himself after a poor showing at the beginning of January, so if you’re looking to ride a center into the ground without giving away too much cash, Bosh is your guy.
- Al Horford @ PHI ($6, 600) – I love that Horford gets a 28th OPRK and that he’s hitting almost 31 FPPG at this price. There just aren’t a lot of center options that I’m thrilled about on Tuesday, and Horford gives value and production.
- Tyson Chandler @ SAC ($6,400) – Chandler didn’t have the game I thought he would last time out, although I still believe enough in the guy to keep suggesting him when the situation is right. The matchup isn’t the best, but Chandler gives enough considering his 31.3 FPPG average. Just don’t believe that he’s fading away anytime soon.
- Hassan Whiteside @ LAL ($5,700) – The playing time isn’t horrible for Whiteside, and his production for minutes played is a bit of a reach, but he’s a smart end-of-the-lineup guy to take a chance on overall.
Good luck on Tuesday! Catch me on Twitter @TheRolyPolyBoy where I may sometimes answer your questions, but only if I really, really feel like it.