Tonight is an excellent night for us daily fantasy basketball addicts. There are 12 games on the schedule tonight Draftstreet.com has a DSBBC qualifier running, Fanduel.com has the King of the Court going, and Draftkings.com has their 15K Pick and Roll going off tonight.
Now I am going to turn my focus to Draftstreet.com as I am looking for some players who could help secure that DSBBC ticket.
Enough chit-chat – let’s get down to business and find some players for tonight’s line-ups.
Nikola Pekovic, Minnesota Timberwolves ($15,512): The Montenegrin has put a nice run together on Draftstreet.com the last six games, scoring 30 or more fantasy points five times. Tonight he faces the Charlotte Bobcats who allows the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing centers this season. I like him to stay hot tonight with a great match-up against the defensive struggles Al Jefferson has.
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls ($16,199): The former Florida Gator has been on a tear, scoring 30 or more fantasy points in 11 of his last 14 games. Tonight he gets a match-up with the Milwaukee Bucks who allow the second most fantasy points to opposing centers this season. As long as he is over the illness he had at practice yesterday, he makes for a strong play against the struggling Milwaukee frontcourt.
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers ($18,008): If I am spending big money it has to be on the former Oklahoma Sooner. The Clippers took a big hit with Chris Paul going down to injury, meaning Griffin needs to step up his game. Tonight he is able to do just that against the Los Angeles Lakers who rank dead-last for fantasy points allowed to opposing PFs. In a game where very little defense is going to be played, he makes my list of considerations.
Tobias Harris, Orlando Magic ($9,585): Here is a money saving play. The former Tennessee Volunteer is going to be manning the PF position tonight with Glen Davis sliding to center while Nikola Vucevic is sidelined. Harris will face the Sacramento Kings who allow have allowed the third-most fantasy points to opposing PFs the last five games. In the first meeting with Sacramento, this season he finished with 27 fantasy points in 33 minutes, that is not out of reach for this match-up tonight.
Mike Dunleavy, Chicago Bulls ($9,245): The former Duke Blue Devil is going to see an increase in minutes now that Luol Deng was sent to Cleveland. Tonight he faces the Milwaukee Bucks who allow the eleventh-most fantasy points to opposing SFs this season. In the first two meetings with Milwaukee this season, he averaged 41 minutes and 28 fantasy points per game. Look for another strong outing in tonight’s contest that should be a close game.
Isaiah Thomas, Sacramento Kings ($15,832): The former Washington Huskie is coming off a strong 22 points, eight assists and seven rebounds during Tuesday night’s win over Portland. Tonight he faces the Orlando Magic whom he went off for 23 points, nine assists and five rebounds against in the first meeting. Look for another big performance from him in tonight’s game that has high scoring written all over it.
Jamal Crawford, Los Angeles Clippers ($10,950): Since the loss of Chris Paul, Los Angeles has asked the former Michigan Wolverine to take on a larger role for this team and he has done so. Over the last three games, he is averaging 39.3 minutes and 28 fantasy points per game. Tonight he faces the Los Angeles Lakers who rank dead-last for fantasy points allowed to opposing SGs this season. The opportunity is there for him to have a big night.
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats ($13,585): The former UCON Huskie star is usually not on my consideration list when he is away from home; tonight is a different story though. Walker faces the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight who allow the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing PGs this season. He is capable of putting up a 40 fantasy points performance on any given night tonight may be that night with such a favorable match-up.