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Ricky Rubio ($7,200) vs Knicks– Rubio has missed some time due to personal issue but he is expected to return on the road vs the Knicks. He scored 30 FPTS in his last game vs the Knicks but he did not shoot well and didn’t hit his points per game average. Rubio won’t be scoring 20 games a night but he is averaging around 13 a night and paired with his 9.3 APG and 4.7 RPG he has a really high ceiling if everything starts clicking. He didn’t miss too much time so I don’t expect rust to be a factor and what we have learned from the Knicks this season is they don’t show a lot of effort on the defensive end.
Devin Booker ($9,000) vs Knicks– Devin Booker has been playing great for the Suns and comes into this game averaging 29.8 PPG 6.0 APG and 4.0 RPG in his last 5 games. He was even better in the Suns last game vs the Knicks when he put up 38 PTS and 7 AST which was good for over 50 FPTS. Booker always seems to step up on the biggest stages so a game at MSG shouldn’t faze him and with him shooting over 50% in the last 5 games I am worried that if he is not on my roster I will miss out on a huge night. Roster Booker with confidence at this price tonight.
Josh Hart ($4,800) vs Jazz– Hart is usually the forgotten member of the big trade this offseason that sent Anthony Davis to the Lakers. Hart comes off the bench but he is a solid offensive option for the Pelicans. He is averaging 11.3 PPG and 6.5 RPG in his last 6 games which is good for around 25.1 FPTS per game. He comes in at a price under $5,000 and he has been very consistent which is why I am confident in him vs Utah tonight. He has scored 21+ FPTS in 5 of his last 6 games and has been very good on the glass which is not something we have seen that much of in the past. That paired with his 3 point shooting is something I like in a guy at this price.
Gordon Hayward ($6,400) vs Bucks– Gordon Hayward and the Celtics have a big game tonight vs the Bucks on the road which is probably a matchup between two of the best teams in the eastern conference. Hayward comes into this contest averaging almost 30 FPPG and he is shooting over 40% from behind the arc. He hasn’t been especially great in any 1 part of the game but he does a little bit of everything on the offensive end for Boston. Kemba is back so Hayward’s point scoring has slowed a bit but he is efficient enough and averages enough APG and RPG for me to like him at this price in a big game.
Enes Kanter ($5,700) vs Bucks– Enes Kanter comes off the bench for the Celtics behind Daniel Theis but he is a double-double threat almost every night for Boston. He is averaging 11.3 PPG and 11.5 RPG while shooting almost 60% in the last 6 games and has only played about 21 MPG. His defensive is a liability but if he can be so effective like he has been on offense I think he is worth rostering despite the only 20 minutes of playing time per game. With no games with less than 24 FPTS I think now is the perfect time to get him on your roster with Theis dealing with a bit of an injury.
Jaxson Hayes ($4,400) vs Jazz– Hayes doesn’t have the strength that we want in a center at this point in his career but he is getting an opportunity to play and he is taking advantage. His athleticism is off the charts and it is showing with his 11.8 PPG 5.7 RPG and 1.5 BPG over the last 6 games this season. Like Kanter, Hayes comes off the bench averaging around 21 minutes per game but he is very active on both ends so he can get some easy FPTS. The Jazz lack depth at the center position so I think Hayes and company could take advantage, especially with Lonzo & others playing as well as they are right now on offense.