Today’s NBA targets break down the 10-game NBA slate we have with a look at the studs, sleepers and mid-range players you want to have rotating in your lineups.
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POINT GUARD TARGETS
- Kyle Lowry vs. PHI ($10,100) – Lowry puts up a massive game every now and then, but he’s by far one of the most consistent point guards to lock up even with the price running at 10K-plus. Lowry’s shot has dived a bunch, as he only went 3-of-12 from the floor on Monday night. Still, he put up the fantasy points considering his 12 assists and 7 rebounds that night. I don’t see a better option at PG for Wednesday’s slate of games.
- Ty Lawson vs. DAL ($8,700) – Lawson is one of the better values for Wednesday’s games. I love the sub-9K price tag for one of the best point guards in the game. Lawson is shooting 30-for-50 over his last four games played, while averaging nine assists and 3.5 rebounds. And, let’s throw in 1.3 steals to really get our DFS juices flowing.
- Tony Parker @ CHA ($6,000) – Will Parker get more minutes on Wednesday? That’s the question to ask yourself if you’re going to take the chance on him. The Spurs are slowly working Parker back into action, as he’s been back now for three games since being sidelined after Christmas Day. Parker certainly has the skills, just take a caution with the possibility that his minutes could be squeezed again.
- Patrick Beverley @ ORL ($5,300) – Beverley is contributing nice all-around numbers since he’s been getting full-time minutes, where he’s averaging 26.1 MPG over his last seven games played. He’s been awful with his shot shooting .394, but he’ll continue to give assists and rebounds along with steals to make him worth the risk.
SHOOTING GUARD TARGETS
- Dwayne Wade @ GS ($8,800) – Wade heads into Wednesday with a 22nd OPRK facing the Warriors. While the personal matchup is good for Wade, it’s going to be tough everywhere else for the Heat. Still, Wade is starting to show a bit of consistency giving owners points scored, along with other contributing stats. His shot is always inconsistent, even with his ability to fill a box score on a nightly basis. I love Wade on Wednesday.
- Monta Ellis @ DEN ($7,300) – I suggested Ellis for Tuesday’s games, and I like him even better on Wednesday. I don’t see that you’re going to find a better value at SG, unless DeMar DeRozan is miraculously ready to return from injury.
- Joe Johnson vs. MEM ($6,300) – It’s been awhile since I’ve suggested Johnson. Sometimes that’s just how things fall, although it’s not because I don’t like Johnson and his ability to put up solid points for owners. He’s really not a boom-or-bust player, but for the 6.3K price and the consistent production he gives owners I like Johnson with the Grizzlies coming to town. Over his last seven contests, Johnson has been averaging a bit less than his seasonal FPPG production at 29.9.
- Lou Williams vs. PHI ($4,700) – Lou! Lou! Lou! I dig Lou! Williams gets his fantasy points by sinking buckets and stealing balls – that’s it. You’re lucky if he contributes anywhere else. But, hey, I’m okay with points and steals if he keeps putting up 26.6 FPPG over his last six played. That’s about five points higher than his seasonal average. Oh, and don’t forget about the lovely 4.7K price tag. Boom!
SMALL FORWARD TARGETS
- Draymond Green vs. MIA ($8,300) – I’m only listing one stud SF option for Wednesday’s games, since there really isn’t anyone else I consider a stud. This would be a good position to lock down Green and play the value run with other slots. Green has a 15th OPRK matchup facing the Heat, which is decent, but it’s his ability to be dominant under the boards while scoring double-digit points.
- Nicolas Batum vs. LAC ($6,000) – Batum is a thorn in my side at times. Man, there are days where I’ve expected him to tank and he hasn’t, and then games where I expect him to do more and, well, you know the rest. The overall team matchup isn’t easy for Batum, but considering what the Clippers give up to SF on a nightly basis I like slotting Batum in action.
- Paul Pierce @ CHI ($4,800) – I know I get extra pushy with some players, and I do have my own personal favorites, so that’s why you see Pierce here a bit more than other players. He’s been suffering of late looking at his averages, but that can be attributed to one very bad game he had against the Spurs where he only notched 17 minutes. He’s been playing better since then and will give DFS owners a below 5K option that can hit the 25 FPPG mark from time-to-time.
POWER FORWARD TARGETS
- Anthony Davis @ DET ($11,100) – It’s not much news really when I list Davis in this slot, since most night’s he makes knees buckle with merriment. You like that word? Merriment? Yes, please pat me on the back. I’m not going any further on Davis, since we all know what the guy can do each night.
- Tim Duncan @ CHA ($8,900) – You have to continue to be wary of Duncan’s potential to receive less than 25 minutes a game, considering his age and that San Antonio wants to save him for the playoffs, but his matchup is solid yet again and I see him getting more productive over the next few weeks considering the amount of rest he’s getting.
- Dirk Nowitzki @ SAC ($6,600) – I wrote about Nowitzki just yesterday, and I don’t have a problem slotting him here again even not knowing the outcome of Tuesday’s game yet. Nowitzki and his consistent play gives owners a solid guy at PF that you can count on, without overpaying on price.
- Nene Hilario @ CHI ($5,200) – It’s the price tag that draws me to Nene on Wednesday night. DraftKings owners should take notice, and add Hilario to your roster considering his value and the 25.1 FPPG he’s putting up over his last six games played. Hilario is underrated in my mind, and a name worth keeping quiet since you don’t want everybody and their brother locking him down. But, suggesting here isn’t exactly keeping things quiet. Oops.
- Nikola Vucevic vs. HOU ($8,700) – Vucevic continues to make his presence known in my write-ups, no thanks to his incredible output over his last two games where he’s averaged almost 55 FPPG. Vucevic now has five double-doubles in a row and has a fantastic shot at hitting No. 6 facing the Rockets.
- Dwight Howard @ ORL ($8, 100) – Looking at Howard’s numbers of late you’re most surely afraid that he’ll keep duplicating his output, although as long as his salary doesn’t climb much beyond this you’re good to go on him. Howard may be struggling of late, but his matchups are surely hurting the club overall.
- Al Horford @ BOS ($6,600) – Horford, who is averaging 31.3 FPPG over his last six games played, deserves to find some success with the Hawks. But, lets’ get real here. They’re just aren’t that many players that will be ready, which is quite beautiful to so many DFS owners out there. Lock up Horford and take the chance that his numbers will climb some here on out.
Good luck on Wednesday! Catch me on Twitter @TheRolyPolyBoy where I may sometimes answer your questions, but only if I really, really feel like it.