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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Daily Fix, December 5th


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Game Breakdowns:

Phoenix Suns @ Dallas Mavericks – Start Time 8:30 PM

Notable stats

  • Phoenix is 4th in pace ( 99.33 )
  • Dallas is 10th in pace ( 96.30 )
  • Dallas is 1st in offensive efficiency ( 113.4 )
  • Phoenix is 29th in assist percentage ( 52.6 )
  • Dallas allows the 3rd lowest field goal percentage at the rim, while also allowing the 7th fewest field goal attempts
  • Phoenix allows the 5th highest field goal percentage at the rim, while also allowing the 10th most attempts
  • Dallas has the 3rd highest field goal percentage at the rim, while also taking the 11th most attempts

Before diving into our analysis on each team, I think it’s best to have a quick discussion about the game within the game and how understanding player tendencies can be a huge boost. On Wednesday, we recommended fading Jabari Parker of the Bucks, despite coming off two straight impressive games and having a modest price tag of $5,300. The reason for this is because Jabari Parker does his best work at the rim. Against a Dallas Mavericks team with Tyson Chandler defending the rim, the prospect of Parker performing well seemed slim. The rookie is attempting 5.7 shots per game at the rim, with an impressive 70.6% field goal percentage. This also applies to Giannis Antetokounmpo who is attempting 70% of his field goals in the paint or at the rim. In fact, a good comparison here is the games against the Knicks and Bulls. The Knicks rank first in the NBA in lowest opponent FG% at the rim. In that game, Jabari Parker started and played just 24 minutes, while Giannis started and played just 17 minutes. Against the Bulls (who rank first in lowest opp FG% in the paint and 7th lowest at the rim) Parker started and played 25 minutes, shooting just 4/12 from the field. Giannis fared slightly better off the bench, playing 26 minutes and getting 13 points on 6/11 shooting. So now, let’s apply this theory to the Suns as they also have a deep bench, and are a team which gives DFS players fits.

SPIN (PHX): The consequence of the Mavericks amazing rim protection is the fact that they are yielding the most made three pointers per 100 possessions — 10.55. Isaiah Thomas ( $5,600 ) will be a fabulous play if he suits up, but given that he’s been ruled out without much question for four straight games now, I’m not expecting him to play. Markieff Morris ( $7,200 ) is a good jump shooter, but after closer examination of his game log, when he doesn’t record at least 5 assists, he hasn’t shown us nearly enough upside. In this case, we can reasonably project Markieff will not log many assists because the Dallas Mavericks don’t have any good defensive guards to force the ball to other players. Eric Bledsoe ( $7,900 ) is an accomplished slasher, but has significant work to still do on his jump shot. Bledsoe is just 32% from beyond the arc this year. Goran Dragic ( $7,400 ) feels like a good play. He’s shooting 40% from deep , so I’d consider Dragic a very strong GPP play. Gerald Green ( $4,900 ) should be one of the best players for Phoenix tonight. This game marks the beginning of a three game in four night stretch on the road for Phoenix against Dallas, then Houston tomorrow, and the Clippers on Monday. Green is playing 23.1 minutes per game on the road and just 20.1 per game at home. Similarly, Dragic is averaging just 27 minutes per game on the road, compared to 34.1 per game at home. It appears Hornacek likes to keep his starters fresh during road trips. Use Green in GPPs with incredible confidence.

SPIN (DAL): Monta Ellis ( $8,200 ) has been going absolutely bananas lately. Monta posted at least 44 fantasy points in three of the last four games on the Mavs prior road trip. He’ll be good again since Phoenix can’t protect the rim, but as always with Monta, he does little else except score. Reaching 5x value should be no problem for Ellis tonight but expecting anything about 50 is probably a pipe dream. Tyson Chandler ( $6,800 ) is always steady and can be relied on in cash games nearly every night. Roll him out again, as the Suns are 27th against centers — and as we outlined in the notable stats section, are awful at protecting the rim. He’s a lock to make value tonight in an up tempo game. Dirk Nowitzki ( $6,200 ) is entirely too cheap, and is also a good bet to reach value and if Phoenix can keep it close, he can return a lot more than that.


All Games: Tyson Chandler – C, Dirk Nowitzki – PF, Monta Ellis – SG

GPP Only: Goran Dragic – PG, Gerald Green – SG, Isaiah Thomas – PG (if he plays obviously)

New York Knicks @ Charlotte Hornets – Start Time 7:00 PM

Notable stats

  • New York is last in pace ( 92.02 )
  • Charlotte is 25th in pace ( 94.26 )
  • New York is 27th in defensive efficiency ( 106.7 )
  • Charlotte is 25th in defensive efficiency ( 105.8 )
  • New York is 23rd in offensive efficiency ( 100.5 )
  • Charlotte is 27th in offensive efficiency ( 97.5 )

SPIN ( NY ):  Most, if not all of you, likely looked at this game, gagged, and then decided to completely fade it.  The numbers speak for themselves.  This is a slow version of Sixers/Timberwolves from Wednesday night, and we all saw how that went.  Amar’e Stoudemire ( $5,600 ) is still inexpensive, and he makes for a solid play as long as he remains in the starting lineup.  He’s not a must have player, but he should be safe for cash games, and usable in GPPs as well.  Jose Calderon ( $5,600 ) is an interesting GPP play.  Coming off a terrible game against Cleveland, he will likely be low owned considering half the DFS community got burned by him on a short slate.  Facing Kemba Walker and Charlotte’s 28th ranked defense against point guards, he could bounce back at very low ownership.  He’s already had some very nice game this season, so the setup is there for him.  Everyone else from New York is safe to avoid.

SPIN ( CHA ):  Charlotte is almost never a team worth targeting.  For some reason they’re all expensive despite regularly posting scores that come nowhere close to justifying their inflated price tags.  No Hornets are recommended plays tonight. Gary Neal ( $4,000 ) under normal circumstances would be recommended here, as he’s by far the Hornets best shooter and the Knicks allow the 3rd most 3-pointers per 100 possessions, but he’s returning from a shoulder injury, which is something I want no part of.


All Games – Amar’e Stoudemire – PF

GPP Only:  Jose Calderon – PG

Denver Nuggets @ Washington Wizards – Start Time 7:00 PM

Notable stats

  • Denver allows the 7th lowest field goal percentage at the rim
  • Washington has the 4th best field goal percentage at the rim
  • Washington allows the fewest field goal attempts at the rim per game
  • Denver attempts the 5th most shots at the rim
  • Denver is 6th in pace ( 99.08 )
  • Washington is 6th in defensive efficiency ( 99.6 )

 SPIN (DEN): Ty Lawson ( $9,200 ) is really starting to get up there in price, and is tough to use against a team as good as Washington is on defense. He is in play for GPPs because he has high steals upside against “John Turnovers Wall”, and Wall also plays an over-aggressive brand of defense which entails going for steals too often. Playing face up, sound defense is hard enough against the fastest player in the NBA — which Lawson is — but playing a type of defense that gets you out of position a lot can be absolutely devastating. The rest of the Nuggets are mostly uninteresting. Wilson Chandler ( $6,000 ) is a fine play, but he’s not a guy I’m scrambling to get into my lineups. Chandler will probably knock down a few threes and is a solid bet for around 30 fantasy points, but not much more.

SPIN (WAS): With John Wall ( $10,300 ) being harassed by Ty Lawson all game, I am completely disinterested in him at his current price. What we will likely see from the Wizards offense is a lot of high pick and rolls ( as usual with them ) but Marcin Gortat ( $7,300 ) will likely be the one doing most of the scoring in this 2-man game. Gortat is expensive but is averaging 34.1 fantasy points per game at home compared to just 26.1 on the road. He’s a good GPP play, coupled with Ty Lawson — because to maximize Gortat’s upside, we have to assume this game is at least relatively high scoring and close. Rasual Butler ( $3,700 ) is enjoying a renaissance year. He’s been getting a ton of run lately and is an excellent play in GPPs. I’d endorse him for cash games but he is playing a reserve role despite seeing approximately 25 minutes as the “6th man”.


All Games: Marcin Gortat – C (though I’d rather use Tyson Chandler)

GPP Only: Rasual Butler – SG, Ty Lawson – PG, Wilson Chandler – SF

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Philadelphia 76ers – Start Time 7:00 PM

Notable stats

  • Philadelphia is 2nd in pace ( 100.15 )
  • Philadelphia is 17th in defensive efficiency ( 104.0 )
  • Philadelphia is last in offensive efficiency ( 91.1 )
  • Oklahoma City is 7th in defensive efficiency ( 100.8 )
  • Philadelphia is terrible at basketball

SPIN ( OKC ):  With the return Kevin Durant ( $11,500 ) and Russell Westbrook ( $9,800 ), Oklahoma City is finally a complete team.  It’s hard to use their team statistics for analysis purposes, as the team is very different with those two on the court.  For example, they are certainly not going to be near the bottom of the league in terms offensive efficiency for very long.  Tonight they travel to Philadelphia to take on the Sixers in what will likely be a big win for the Thunder.  Durant and Westbrook essentially make the rest of the Thunder starters unusable for DFS.  They have very limited upside, and are overpriced.  Durant is overpriced for a guy on a minutes restriction that won’t see enough court time to pay off his price.  Westbrook can be targeted in GPPs because he has absurd upside in this matchup even if he only sees three quarters of court time.  In the rare event that Philly actually keeps the game close, he could really go off.  Reggie Jackson ( $7,000 ) will likely play heavy minutes off the bench, but he’s still priced like a starter and isn’t a recommended play because of that.  Jeremy Lamb ( $3,600 ) is a sneaky GPP play.  Not only can he post a solid score in limited minutes, but he will likely see increased court time due to blowout potential and the likelihood that Durant is still on a minutes restriction, and likely won’t be needed to play 30 minutes anyway.

SPIN ( PHI ):  Philly is the worst team in the league offensively, while Oklahoma City among the best defensive teams.  There’s just no reason to like Philly tonight.  Michael Carter-Williams ( $8,400 ) is a safe fade tonight despite his absurd usage rate.  It’s extremely unlikely he justifies his price tag in this matchup.  KJ McDaniels ( $5,700 ) has been producing nicely, but given the matchup difficulty, he can only be recommended as a GPP play.  Philly is just completely outmatched here, and it’s hard to see any of them having much success outside of fourth quarter garbage time.


All Games – None

GPP Only – Russell Westbrook – PG, Jeremy Lamb – SG, KJ McDaniels – SF

Atlanta Hawks @ Brooklyn Nets – Start Time 7:30 PM

Notable stats

  • Brooklyn attempts the 2nd most shots in the paint
  • Atlanta allows the 4th fewest shots in the paint, but the 11th highest field goal percentage
  • Brooklyn allows the 5th highest field goal percentage on right corner threes.
  • Atlanta has the 4th highest field goal percentage on right corner threes
  • Atlanta is 28th in total rebounding rate ( 48.1 )

SPIN (BKN): Brook Lopez ( $6,700 ) has posted two 40+ games in his last two contests and now draws one of the flimsiest inside defenses he’ll face all year. Lopez goes through spurts where he is completely disinterested in rebounding but he’s a worthy GPP candidate as a “Tyson Chandler” pivot — especially considering how poor Atlanta is at rebounding. Joe Johnson ( $6,100 ) has one of the best post games for any guard in the game, and he could definitely abuse Kyle Korver down low — if that’s who he draws. The volatile nature of Nets players, once again relegates them solely to GPPs, but Johnson is a very good candidate tonight. Kevin Garnett ( $4,400 ) as crazy as it sounds, might be the best play on either team in this game. The Hawks are really bad at rebounding, and Garnett leads the Nets by an astronomical margin with 15.9 defensive rebounds per 100 possessions. He’s in play in both cash and GPPs

SPIN (ATL): At his current price Paul Millsap ( $8,800 ) is completely unusable, so let’s get that out of the way first.  Jeff Teague ( $7,900 ) is a bit pricey and has been losing minutes at times to Dennis Schroder ( $3,600 ). Teague’s always in play for GPPs given his upside, but this doesnt feel like one of those nights. Kyle Korver ( $5,600 ) is a strong play at his current price. He should pay that off relatively easily, and he always has upside for more. He’s not in play for cash though, because if he ends up on Joe Johnson in the post, he could get into foul trouble pretty darn quick.


All Games: Kevin Garnett – PF,

GPP Only: Kyle Korver – SG, Brook Lopez – PF, Joe Johnson – SG, Dennis Schroder – PG

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Toronto Raptors – Start Time 7:30 PM

Notable stats

  • Toronto attempts the 3rd most field goals in the paint
  • Toronto has the 5th best field goal percentage on shot attempts in the paint
  • Toronto has the 2nd best field goal percentage on above the break three pointers
  • Cleveland has the 6th best field goal percentage at the rim

SPIN (TOR): Kyle Lowry ( $9,600 ) has been lighting it up since Demar Derozan went down with injury. This is a tantalizing matchup against a bad defensive point guard (Kyrie), but the price has me wondering whether he is worth fading in GPPs. He’s a lock in cash games obviously, but guard is historically one of the better positions so a GPP fade is in play here. His usage rate has been 38% with Demar out, so obviously he could still go for 60+ DK points, though. Greivis Vasquez ( $4,600 ) will continue to be a strong cash play until his price gets north of $5k, but 4600 is a point where you begin to consider possibly fading him in GPPs. There’s a lot stronger reasoning to fade Greivis than there is Lowry, strangely enough. Shawn Marion has been known as a strong defender throughout his career, but his quickness has obviously faded. At his advanced age though, he can still guard players like Greivis who don’t possess incredible quickness and athleticism. Instead, Lou Williams ( $5,300 ) is a guy that interests me. Tim Hardaway Jr lit up the second unit last night, and Williams is a similar player — except better. This could be one of his infamous “goes nuts” games.

SPIN (CLE): Lebron James ( $11,600 ) will almost certainly do a great deal of heavy lifting tonight on a back-to-back, especially after playing so passive last night — perhaps he was conserving his energy? James continues to be a guy I refuse to roster in cash games, because he’s priced like Anthony Davis without providing as many blocks and steals. The rest of the Cavs don’t have enticing matchups, though Anderson Varejao ( $5,500 ) could do well — but his price is too high


All Games: Kyle Lowry – PG, Greivis Vasquez – PG

GPP Only: Lou Williams – SG, Lebron James – SF

Los Angeles Lakers @ Boston Celtics – Start Time 7:30 PM

Notable stats

  • LA attempts the most mid-range shots per game
  • Boston allows the 3rd lowest field goal percentage from mid-range
  • LA allows the fewest field goal attempts from mid-range
  • Boston is 3rd in pace ( 100.14 )
  • LA is 7th in pace ( 97.51 )
  • LA is last in defensive efficiency ( 112.4 )
  • Boston is 26th  in defensive efficiency ( 106.4 )

SPIN ( LAL ):  Vegas has tonight’s matchup between the Lakers and Celtics projected to be the highest scoring game of the night, and there’s no reason to think it won’t be.  Both teams play fast, are terrible on the defensive end, but are actually good enough offensively to take advantage of the other team’s defensive deficiencies.  Kobe Bryant ( $9,400 ) is a solid play in both cash games and GPPs given his high floor and high ceiling.  He’s a stud that isn’t quite priced like a stud.  Jordan Hill ( $6,500 ) should thrive in this matchup against an undersized Boston interior.  He’s still attractively priced and is a recommended target in all game types.  Jeremy Lin ( $5,100 ) is an attractive GPP target due to his upside, but his inconsistencies make him a cash game fade, even in a very good matchup.  Carlos Boozer ( $5,900 ) is also in play in GPPs against Boston’s league worst defense against opposing power forwards.

SPIN ( BOS ): Boston is a great team to target tonight.  They play fast and they have the best matchup on the board against LA’s league-worst defense.  The most popular play is going to be Rajon Rondo ( $7,800 ).  It should come as no surprise that LA is ranked 30th against opposing point guards.  Jeremy Lin is one of the worst defenders in the league.  Rondo will be able to do as he pleases tonight, and given the pace of the game, he should be able to grab plenty of rebounds, dish out a ton of assists, and score enough to flirt with a triple double.  He’s a great play in both cash games and GPPs.  Jared Sullinger draws a great matchup with Carlos Boozer.  He’s been very consistent this year, and is a recommended play in all game types tonight.  Jeff Green ( $6,800 ) hasn’t been consistent enough to recommend for cash game use, but he’s a high ceiling player that is definitely in play in GPPs tonight.  Kelly Olynyk ( $4,900 ) is a risky GPP option coming off a huge game against Detroit.  He’s completely boom or bust, but is seeing enough minutes off the bench to be viable in this type of matchup.   The recommendation with Boston would be to focus mostly on Rondo, and mix and match the other high upside plays.  It’s very unlikely they all post GPP-winning scores, so mixing up who you decide to pair with Rondo across multiple lineups is the best way to go.


All Games – Kobe Bryant – SG, Jordan Hill – C, Rajon Rondo – PG, Jared Sullinger – PF

GPP Only – Jeremy Lin – PG, Carlos Boozer – PF, Jeff Green – SF, Kelly Olynyk – C

Houston Rockets @ Minnesota Timberwolves – Start Time 8:00 PM

Notable stats

  • Minnesota is allowing opponents to shoot 41% on three point attempts
  • Houston attempts the most three point field goals in the league by a wide margin ( 35.8 per 100 possessions, 2nd is 28.6 )
  • Houston makes the most three point field goals per 100 possessions ( 12.6 )
  • Minnesota is 29th in defensive efficiency ( 110.5 )
  • Minnesota is 5th in pace ( 99.18 )
  • Houston is 11th in pace ( 96.29 )

 SPIN (HOU): The Rockets have really impressed without Dwight Howard lately, and most of that has been due to the impressive play of veteran Jason Terry ( $5,700 ). Terry is enjoying a great season so far and is playing 30+ minutes with Isaiah Canaan and Patrick Beverley still out. Terry is an absolutely fabulous play in cash games at his price, but I’m significantly more interested in him if Mo Williams suits up for Minnesota. Zach Lavine is an athletic and lengthy defender who could provide Terry with a bit of trouble. If Lavine does start and Mo is out ( Mo is dealing with a sore back ), it makes me like James Harden ( $11,200 ) enough to where I’d definitely stomach that price in GPPs. Kyle Lowry has the same floor as Harden, so Harden is unlikely to make it into an optimal cash game lineup. Kostas Papanikolau ( $4,300 ) is a GPP play, as is Donatas Motiejunas ( $5,200 ). 

SPIN: (MIN): Mo Williams ( $6,000 ) is questionable for this game, and if he does suit up he will be much tougher to use than before. Obviously, if he is ailing he won’t be nearly as effective but he is certainly in play at his current price, given his usage.  Gorgui Dieng ( $7,200 ) is a fantastic GPP target due to his defensive skills and rebounding abilities. Those things increase his ceiling significantly, but his sporadic involvement in the offense makes him a risky cash proposition.


All Games: Jason Terry – SG, Mo Williams – PG ( if he plays and is reported to be without restriction), James Harden – SG

GPP Only:  Gorgui Dieng – C, Kostas Papanikolau – SF, Donatas Motiejunas – SF

San Antonio Spurs @ Memphis Grizzlies – Start Time 8:00 PM

Notable stats

  • San Antonio is 3rd in defensive efficiency ( 96.3 )
  • Memphis is 4th in defensive efficiency ( 98.3 )

SPIN ( SA ):  Tonight’s matchup between the Spurs and Grizzlies should be hard-fought and close, and it’s reasonable to expect Spurs starters to play their normal complement of minutes.  However, facing a Memphis team that is just as good defensively as the Spurs themselves, plus plays at a slow pace, it’s very difficult to recommend taking any San Antonio players tonight.

SPIN ( MEM ):  You can probably just read the blurb for San Antonio, but switch around the team names.  The only difference is that Memphis does have one viable GPP play.  While Tim Duncan and Marc Gasol are tangled up with one another, Zach Randolph ( $7,600 ) could flourish against a Spurs team that has given up some big games to opposing power forwards lately.  Given the matchup, he’s not a recommended cash game play, but this could be one of those games Randolph posts a huge line that nobody really sees coming.


All Games – None

GPP Only – Zach Randolph – PF

Miami Heat @ Milwaukee Bucks – Start Time 8:30 PM

Notable stats

  • Miami is 29th in total rebounding rate ( 47.6 )
  • Miami is 29th in pace ( 92.13 )
  • Miami is 25th in defensive efficiency ( 105.8 )
  • Milwaukee is 7th in defensive efficiency ( 100.8 )
  • Miami gives up the 9th best field goal percentage at the rim
  • Miami gives up the 7th highest field goal percentage in the paint, but also allows the 2nd fewest field goal attempts

 SPIN (MIA): Miami is dealing with some injuries tonight. Luol Deng will NOT play, If Shawne Williams ( $3,400 ) starts in his place, he will see significant run, making him a solid value play in cash and GPPs. He could end up being a trap in cash games if Giannis guards him, though, so don’t expect anything more than 20 points even if you do use him. Norris Cole is questionable for tonight with an illness, though he practiced Thursday so things are trending upward for him. If he is out, Mario Chalmers ( $6,200 ) will start and draw the great defense of Brandon Knight. Chris Bosh ( $8,600 ) posted his worst shooting effort against these Bucks in their first matchup this season, but that was without Dwayne Wade ( $7,500 ). Bosh shot 2-for-17 last time these teams played, and he still put up 35 fantasy points. On a night when center wasn’t otherwise strong, Bosh would be a cash game play. Tonight, he’s only a GPP play.

SPIN (MIL): Jabari Parker ( $5,300 ) has a good matchup once again, especially if Shawne Williams starts at the SF spot. Parker will be able to abuse Josh McRoberts on the inside, so expect a very good bounceback by the first-year pro. If Norris Cole starts, Brandon Knight ( $7,200 ) is a solid option in cash, but Chalmers is a very capable defender, so if Cole is out then I’d save Knight for GPPs.


All Games: Jabari Parker – SF, Brandon Knight – PG (if Cole plays), Shawne Williams – SF (if he starts)

GPP Only: Chris Bosh – C, Dwayne Wade – SG, Mario Chalmers – PG

Orlando Magic @ Utah Jazz – Start Time 9:00 PM

Notable stats

  • Utah is 28th in defensive efficiency
  • Utah is 28th in pace ( 92.88 )
  • Orlando is 26th in offensive efficiency ( 97.8 )

 SPIN (ORL): Kyle O’Flagrant Fouls ( $3,600 ) will likely start at center again tonight with Nikola Vucevic still ailing with a lower back inury. As frustrated as I still am about his dumb self getting ejected on Wednesday night, we have to go back to the well again with him (and with confidence). He’s a great value play. Tobias Harris ( $6,800 ) is once again a fabulous GPP play.

SPIN (UTAH): Enes Kanter ( $5,700 ) sees his rebounding percentage skyrocket without Alec Burks on the court. Burks is once again out, so Kanter should be a very solid producer tonight. In addition to the rebounding boost, Kanter also has a 26.4% usage rate with Burks out — a team high. Trey Burke ( $5,400 ) is also a fantastic value and is good for cash games and GPPs. His usage also climbs with Burks out. Derrick Favors ( $7,400 ) is the one who experiences the production dip with Burks out, as his usage falls from 24.2% to 20.0%.


All Games: Enes Kanter – C, Trey Burke – PG, Kyle O’Flagrant Fouls – C

GPP Only: Gordon Hayward – SF, Tobias Harris – SF

Indiana Pacers @ Sacramento Kings – Start Time 10:00 PM

Notable stats

  • Sacramento is 1st in total rebounding rate ( 54.8 )
  • Indiana is 2nd in total rebounding rate ( 53.2 )
  • Indiana is 26th in offensive efficiency ( 97.8 )
  • Indiana is 26th in pace ( 93.92 )
  • Sacramento allows the 3rd highest field goal percentage at the rim
  • Indiana has the 3rd lowest field goal percentage at the rim, while also attempting the 4th fewest shots
  • Indiana allows the 3rd highest field goal percentage from mid-range, while also allowing the 6th most attempts

SPIN (IND): With Demarcus Cousins out for the Kings, Roy Hibbert ( $7,100 ) becomes a very viable GPP option at center. If Rodney Stuckey ( $4,600 ) starts at the point guard spot once again, he’s probably going to be my favorite cash game price-adjusted SG play. Solomon Hill ( $4,800 ) is still receiving big minutes, but I’m not expecting anything close to a repeat of his performance from last night against Portland. He’s not a horrible GPP play, though. David West ( $6,600 ) is too expensive for someone who doesn’t rebound. I’d use Dirk over him 100/100 times tonight.

SPIN (SAC): With Cousins out, Reggie Evans ( $4,200 ) should continue to get great run. He’s an excellent GPP play (as you can see by his 48 fantasy point outburst against Memphis recently). Rudy Gay ( $7,700 ) has a 29.7% usage rate with Cousins off the court. He’s a good play tonight, especially in GPPs. Finally, Darren Collison ( $6,700 ) is a very strong play at point guard tonight. I’d use him in cash and GPPS.

Consensus Price-Adjusted Cash Game Rankings:

Point Guard:

  1. Greivis Vasquez
  2. Kyle Lowry
  3. Rajon Rondo
  4. Trey Burke
  5. Brandon Knight ( if Cole starts)
  6. Darren Collison

Shooting Guard

  1. James Harden
  2. Kobe Bryant
  3. Jason Terry
  4. Monta Ellis
  5. Rodney Stuckey

Small Forward

  1. Jabari Parker
  2. Rudy Gay
  3. Jeff Green
  4. Shawne Williams

Power Forward

  1. Dirk Nowitzki
  2. Amar’e Stoudemire
  3. Jared Sullinger
  4. Kevin Garnett


  1. Kyle O’Flagrant Fouls
  2. Enes Kanter
  3. Tyson Chandler
  4. Marcin Gortat


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