I will be picking from just the main slate which does not feature the New Orleans and Sacramento game. This is a bummer given that the game would have been loaded with offensive numbers. However, we do get an interesting five-game slate with some crucial games between a few teams. There are some injuries to note as Russell Westbrook is currently listed as questionable. Jimmy Butler has been ruled out against Milwaukee and Denver will be down a few names as well. Will Barton is listed as out, while Jamal Murray and Gary Harris Harris are iffy. Neither played yesterday against the Spurs.
($9,700 DK/$9,200 FD)
Damian Lillard continues to produce big numbers in the restart and we didn’t expect anything different. Lillard has scored over 45 fantasy points in the three games back and gets Denver tonight in what should be another high scoring affair. With Portland in a desperate need for wins, Lillard has played 40, 44, and 45 minutes since coming back. He is one of the safest plays on the board.
($8,400 DK/$8,800 FD)
Do you want to talk about scoring in the bubble? T.J. Warren is en Fuego and the price has finally adjusted but he gets a friendly matchup against the Suns. It is hard to see Warren dropping a dud tonight. Warren has dropped 32, 34, and 53 real point games since returning and also has six steals, seven blocks, and ten assists. He is doing it all and is a tough fade.
($8,500 DK/$8,600 FD)
The Clippers interior defense is one to take advantage of right now. Kristaps Porzingis should be able to have his way down low and can also shoot from anywhere. He has played well in the restart and I like him tonight against this Clipper frontcourt.
($5,800 DK/$4,000 FD)
With Patrick Beverley banged up, Reggie Jackson will draw some minutes alongside Lou Williams as well. Both are values tonight, although Jackson’s DK price is a little high. You can make the case for playing Williams over him there and then Monte Morris at $4,700 if Murray is ruled out. Even if Malcolm Brogdon is out, Aaron Holiday is in play. Plenty of options.
($5,000 DK/$4,300 FD)
With no Jimmy Butler and possibly no Goran Dragic, the Miami Heat are a bit thin. Duncan Robinson is cheap exposure to them. He is lethal from three point land and that gives him a slight advantage on DraftKings where you get the bonus. He is very cheap on FanDuel and this is a guy who should be out there 30+ minutes. While Milwaukee is a solid defense, hard to ignore the value here.
($4,800 DK/$5,000 FD)
Kelly Olynyk has been dropping some big fantasy points since the restart. He started the last game in the absence of Butler and dropped 15-6-8 with one block and two steals on his former team. He has been above 30 fantasy points in each of the three games back. For another 30-minute Heat player, you have a bargain.
($6,200 DK/$6,400 FD)
Myles Turner has the block shot upside but has failed to really put together a monster game in a while. In the lower $6,000s, he has the chance to give you some big-time value in a GPP and create some salary for other positions. It is also not a bad matchup against the Suns. They rank 18th in defensive efficiency against centers and allow 2.3 blocks per game to them.
($4,500 DK/$4,700 FD)
The Lakers clinched the one seed and are on the second night of a back-to-back. They played horrendous basketball last night and I am banking on some lower minutes and possibly even a rest day for one of the stars. Kyle Kuzma is cheap and is a very hit and miss player. He should see the upper 20s in minutes and possibly into the 30s against Houston. He has averaged 25 fantasy points in two meetings against Houston this season. At these prices, he is worth a shot in GPPs.
($10,700 DK/$10,600 FD)
I debated on putting James Harden here because he is a top-three fantasy player and you don’t need me to really tell you that. However, if Westbrook sits out tonight, we get Harden alone just producing monster numbers. If Westbrook plays, this would deflate the Harden ownership a little, especially with Luka Doncic right next to him just going bonkers to start the bubble games.