I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend of fantasy football, it’s time to get back to the grind of daily fantasy basketball though today. The NBA card for tonight has five games on tap that will be highlighted by the Indiana Pacers taking on the Portland Trailblazers. Today I am looking at Fanduel.com for some players that are on my radar tonight. Let’s get right to this and see what is on tap tonight.
Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers ($7,600): On a night where I am not finding much value for big men in the middle I have the former Georgetown Hoya on my radar. Hibbert enters tonight’s contest scoring 30 or more fantasy points in two of his last three games. Tonight Hibbert will face a Portland team that ranks below average for fantasy points allowed to centers this season. In what should be a hard fought game between these two teams, Hibbert is going to be needed if Indiana wants to come out of Portland with their 17th victory.
Marcin Gortat, Washington Wizards ($7,300): The Polish big man is playing like a man possessed right now, he has scored 30 or more fantasy points in four of his last five games. Tonight Gortat will face an Orlando Magic team that is on paper is actually ranked in the top 10 in fantasy points allowed to opposing centers. I Still like Gortat though as he is playing big minutes and should be able to bang in the middle with Vucevic.
Ryan Anderson, New Orleans Pelicans ($6,400): Now that Anthony Davis is going to be sidelined with a fractured hand, Anderson will be the beneficiary of this situation. Tonight Anderson will face a Chicago Bulls team that is allowing the 10th most fantasy points to opposing PF’s this season. Look for Anderson to log close to 40 minutes tonight on his way to exceeding his value.
Glen Davis, Orlando Magic ($5,900): Davis has done a superb from a fantasy perspective since joining the starting line-up this season. Over the last three games Davis is averaging 33 minutes per game while averaging 24 fantasy points per game. Tonight Davis will face a Washington team that ranks in the middle of the pack for fantasy points allowed to opposing PF’s. I like Davis tonight to exceed his value against a below average defense.
Omri Casspi. Houston Rockets ($4,300): From the looks of it there is a chance that Chandler Parsons will not be suiting up tonight. Casspi makes for an interesting spot start as he is capable of putting up superb numbers when given the chance. Utah is allowing the third most fantasy points to opposing SF’s this season so if Parsons is a no-go Casspi is an outstanding value play.
Trevor Ariza, Washington Wizards ($6,300): Most people will lean towards Webster in this spot since he is playing a ton of minutes at the SG position; I feel Webster’s price has come up a tad too much as the value is gone with him. Ariza on the other hand has scored 22 or more fantasy points in four straight games since coming back from his injury and now faces an Orlando team who allows the ninth most fantasy points to opposing SF’s this season. You save a few bucks and still get a guy who is logging big minutes while staying consistent.
Eric Gordon, New Orleans Pelicans ($6,100): The loss of Jimmy Butler has hurt Chicago at the two spot as the Bulls rank dead last in fantasy points allowed the last 15 days. Gordon is very capable of putting up big numbers when the match-up is in his favor (41.9 fantasy points against Philly two games ago) and tonight that match-up is in his favor.
Manu Ginobli, San Antonio Spurs ($5,400): As much as I am not a big fan of playing any Spurs players since you never know if Pop is going to rest them, I do have Manu on my radar tonight. Ginobli has scored 22 or more fantasy points in three of his last four games and now tonight he will face a Hawks team that is allowing the seventh most fantasy points to opposing SG’s this season. As long Manu is getting minutes he should be able to exceed his value tonight.
John Wall, Washington Wizards ($10,000): The former number one pick has been a fantasy gold mine to the lineup this season. Wall is averaging 40 FPPG while dropping 45 FP in four of his last six games. Tonight Wall will face an Orlando team that ranks in the middle of the pack for fantasy points allowed to opposing PG’s this season. Look for Wall to continue his dominating ways with a big outing tonight.
Trey Burke, Utah Jazz ($6,800): The rookie Burke is starting to get comfortable with the NBA game now that he has six games under his belt and playing a season high 32 minutes in his last game in which he finished with 34.7 fantasy points. Tonight Burke will face a Houston Rockets team in what should be a fast pace game, allowing Burke to have plenty of opportunities to shine.