With a full slate of games capping off the long weekend on Monday, you have plenty of options! Good luck! Below, where it says Draft Now, it means right now! Contests live at 2:00 pm!
POINT GUARD TARGETS
- Damian Lillard vs. SAC ($9,500) – Lillard is the type of player who goes off when his team needs it. He doesn’t need a good matchup, or a high-profile day in the league to inspire him. But he has those things anyway.
- John Wall vs. PHI ($9,300) – With even Wroten banged up, there is just no one on this defense that can stay in front of him.
- Goran Dragic vs. LAL ($6,800) – Matchup, matchup, matchup.
- Mo Williams @ CHA ($6,300) – You really can’t argue with 52 points (that’s real points, not fantasy points). Yeah. And he followed that up with 26-5. That’s a good run right there. Even if it is only two games.
SHOOTING GUARD TARGETS
- James Harden vs. IND ($10,800) – With this many options, this is one of a select few who can be so much better than everyone else that not having him really hurts you, no matter how good your other choices were.
- Tyreke Evans @ NY ($8,400) – He can score in a hurry when the matchup is right. And he is playing the Knicks.
- Monta Ellis @ MEM ($7,000) – Ellis is someone who likes having the ball in his hands because, sure, who isn’t? But you know what else he is? Someone who likes his point guard getting him wide open looks.
- Evan Turner @ LAC ($5,400) – He’s miscast as a shooting guard here – he handles the ball like a point, but defends the other team’s small forward. You can expect more assists than most shooting guards, consistently – he plays point, again – with scoring upside just because of the limited options on this roster.
SMALL FORWARD TARGETS
- LeBron James vs. CHI ($10,800) – Have you watched this guy play? Of course you want to play him if you can. Is today a good day to stick to the mid-level options, because there are so many? Of course.
- Rudy Gay @ POR ($7,700) – They are going to need someone to score, and if Portland has a weakness, it’s stopping these kinds of versatile wings. Expect Gay to spend a lot of time crashing the boards, which could help in a number of ways in terms of his final stat line.
- Chandler Parsons @ MEM ($5,900) – On paper, this matchup isn’t great, but with Parsons’ specific skill-set – a midrange game – he could actually find that he is the best option available on a lot of possessions.
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. MIN ($5,600) –
POWER FORWARD TARGETS
- Blake Griffin vs. BOS ($9,800) – This might be the first time all season I’ve recommended Griffin, who can disappear for stretches. He can’t disappear for a single second against this front court. He’ll be too busy dominating.
- Pau Gasol @ CLE ($9,500) – Especially with Love a little banged up, Gasol is going to be the primary offensive weapon for this team as they try to keep pace with Kyrie and LeBron. They’re going to need him to score, so one way or the other, he’ll have the opportunity.
- Jared Sullinger @ LAC ($6,700) – He and Blake are just such different players. They can both find success in this one.
- Tristan Thompson vs. CHI ($6,300) – He’s getting plenty of run at a couple of positions, and could help them limit Love’s minutes.
- Marc Gasol vs. DAL ($8,400) – The second Gasol on this list, but he might be the better play in this matchup. Dallas is missing the pure bulk needed to contend with a guy like this.
- DeAndre Jordan vs. BOS ($7,600) – All the matchup upside I mentioned talking about Blake – it still applies here.
- Marcin Gortat vs. PHI ($5,900) – Why not? The Sixers don’t defend anyone well.
- Timofey Mosgov vs. CHI ($4,800) – The Bulls just have a way of forcing everything inside, and for Mosgov, just being involved is an upgrade, no matter how good the guy defending him is.