NBA DFS Quick Look Friday
Without any marquee matchups, the Friday NBA slate is all about fantasy basketball. Make sure to hop over to FantasyDraft to get some juice on the games. Here are the guys I'll be considering for tonight's slate.
With a total of 225 and just a 4.5 point spread, the Phoenix Suns and Oklahoma City Thunder will take part in one of the best game environments on the slate. Both teams are on the second game of a back-to-back, so expect points to be scored like they're going out of style.
Over his last five games, Bledsoe has generated a high of 64 fantasy points and an average of over 48. With the total and matchup in mind, the stage is set for Bledsoe to record over that average.
Doug McDermott ($7,000) is a cheap option from this same game to consider. He comes off the bench for the Thunder, but with Oladipo questionable he should see considerable action like last night when he played 37 minutes.
Carmelo Anthony ($13,800) feels like a great value for what you're likely going to get out of him against the 76ers. He's got himself a solid floor due to minutes and shot selection (all of them), generating at least 33 fantasy points in ten straight games. Against Philadelphia this year, Carmelo has generated a stat line of 32.5 points, four rebounds, 1.5 assists and two blocks per game.
Derrick Rose ($11,900) has performed quite well recently and the 76ers pose a good matchup for him. He too is a guy to consider in this game.
In my eyes, Dwight Howard ($12,400) is severely underpriced on FantasyDraft. The big man has recorded 30+ fantasy points in five of his last six games with a high of 51 during that stretch. Against the Cavs, he should manhandle Tristan Thompson and Channing Frye down low, allowing him to produce similar to the last time these two teams played (7 points, 17 rebounds and 3 blocks).
The price tag for Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson ($10,600) has caught up to his recent play, so instead I'm looking to D'Angelo Russell ($13,000). Russell is averaging just under 23 points per game over his last four contests and will have an obvious size advantage against Isaiah Thomas tonight. Boston is allowing opposing shooting guards to shoot 45% from the floor this season, fifth worst in the NBA.
There is blowout potential in Utah, but if the Jazz and Nets game stays close, Rudy Gobert ($13,700) could have a dynamite night on FantasyDraft. This is an elite matchup for him that he has already dominated once before this season. Gobert put up a stat line of 15/16/2/3/1 earlier this year against the Nets.
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