Fantasy Basketball

Monday’s DFS NBA 2/24

Steph CurryThere are only five games being played tonight, but there is plenty of action to be had on DraftKings tonight. With two of Golden State’s bigs hurt, Jared Sullinger out, and the Bucks/76ers playing each other, there are tons of options tonight. Here’s who I’m looking at for each price range tonight.

$8,000 – Max Salary

Stephen Curry (PG/SG – $10,400) will probably be a lesser owned stud tonight with guys like Griffin and Carmelo playing, but I like Curry the most for GPPs. The Pistons aren’t that good against guards and have given up big games recently to Kemba Walker. Curry is a better passer and shooter than Curry and he had success earlier in the season against Detroit. He put up 41 fantasy points in only 29 minutes of action. He’s made 8 of his last 12 three pointers and has six plus assists in eight straight games.

Carmelo Anthony (SF/PF – $10,800) is the safe stud tonight as he’s taking tons of shots in his last few games and being successful doing it. He has taken 25+ shots in four of his last five games resulting in an average of 55 fantasy points per game. He has 43 fantasy points against the Mavericks earlier in the season while only making 6 of 16 from the field. Anthony should be a very safe play for 48+ fantasy points because he’s likely to take another 25 shots.

$6,000 – $7,900

Brandon Knight (PG/SG – $6,700) is a guy that I never thought would be a safe play, but against the 76ers and with a cheap price I like him a lot. He had 36 fantasy points against them earlier in the season and has been great lately. He is coming off a 53-fantasy point game in his last appearance and has been good for 32+ in eight straight games. Knight’s success has come because of more shots and subsequently more points. He has taken 17+ shots in seven of his last eight games. The 76ers tempo and terrible defense should be a great matchup for Knight.

DeAndre Jordan (C – $7,200) had a monster game against the Pelicans earlier this season posting a 14/20/0/0/5 line and 50 fantasy points. Well, he’s still rebounding well, which should mean he’s ready for whatever guy the Pelicans throw his way. He has 12+ rebounds in nine of his last ten games. At this price and against New Orleans, I really think Jordan is a safe option tonight.

Thadeus Young (SF/PF – $7,400) is a guy that I hate to use, but this matchup against the Bucks is too good to pass up. He has played extremely well against them this season with a 51-point performance against them. These points came off of a line of 30/10/3. Young is coming off his best game of the season where he scored 30 points and added 13 rebounds, six assists, and seven steals. Those monster numbers could happen again tonight, but I’m leaning more towards a double double with mid 20s in points.

Rajon Rondo (PG – $7,400) is one guard that I love to use. He is a passing machine, he gets easy rebounds and even brings some tough ones down, and has shot nicely this season. He has been good for 30+ fantasy points in six straight games with three 40+ point performances. If you believe in the every other game theory then he’s about to have another 40+ night against Trey Burke and the Jazz tonight. In those six games, he has 10+ dimes in five of them and 15+ real points in four of them.

$4,500 – $5,900

Enes Kanter (C – $5,900) is a solid option tonight as long as he starts against the Celtics tonight. Jared Sullinger is out, so he’ll have to battle it out with guys like Bass, Humphries and Olynyk. I like Kanter in a battle between those three guys and earlier this season Kanter put up 32 fantasy points on them. In his last three games, he has 33+ minutes in each and 32-fantasy points or more in each as well.

The Rest

Arnett Moultrie (PF – $3,500) has a great matchup against the Bucks as the starting power forward. He is extremely cheap, so I’m looking for 20 fantasy points. Anything more is gravy. Against the Mavs in 31 minutes, Moultrie managed 19 fantasy points. I think he can get a little bit more against the Bucks tonight.

Kris Humphries (PF – $4,100) is starting for Jared Sullinger tonight and because of that, I like him. The Jazz are not that good against opposing big men and we should see a solid night from Humphries because of it. He had a really good game against the Kings in his last game giving me more confidence in this pick tonight. His line of 19/8/4/2/2 resulted in 41 fantasy points and a happy dance from whoever used him that night.

Jermaine O’Neal (C – $3,300) played 22 minutes the last time the Warriors met and had 22 fantasy points on 17 points and six rebounds. He probably won’t shoot 7 of 8 from the field again, but with David Lee and Andrew Bogut likely out, he’ll probably see 35+ minutes. He has three games of 30+ minutes in his last ten and in those games he put up 39, 18, and 20 fantasy points. With his matchup against the Pistons, I like him to have a night closer to the 39-point game than the 18 or 20 point games. The Pistons are that bad against opposing big men.

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