Terry Rozier ($6,700) vs Suns– Rozier got a fresh new deal from the Hornets this offseason and up to this point he hasn’t lived up to it but recently he has been playing pretty well. In the last 6 games Rozier is averaging 20.0 PPG 4.0 RPG and 3.3 APG while shooing 51% from behind the arc. The assist numbers aren’t where we want to see them for a point guard but he is scoring effectively enough to make him valuable for us at this price. He will be up against the Suns who rank in the bottom half of the league defensively vs guards so I think Rozier should have a pretty solid night tonight at home.
Alec Burks ($6,000) vs Hawks– With the numerous injuries to the Warriors team one of the players that has had to step up and start scoring is veteran Alec Burks. He comes into tonight’s contest averaging 16.2 PPG and 5.2 RPG and despite his poor shooting percentage he is still putting up 32.2 FPTS per game. The Warriors won’t win many games but with Burks heaving up no less than 13 shots in 6 of his last 7 games and against a Hawks team that ranks dead last vs guards on DK this season I have no issues starting Burks at $6,000.
Kelly Oubre Jr. ($7,000) vs Hornets– Kelly Oubre is coming off one of the best games of his career on Friday night when he scored 22 PTS with 10 REB and 4 three pointers which was good for 48 FPTS. Consistency has been a bit of an issue but overall he has still played really well for a surprisingly decent Phoenix team. He is averaging 18.8 PPG while shooting 44% from the 3 point line in his last 5 games and he is very active on the glass and defensive end for the Suns. He is shooting too well right now not to pass up especially given all that he does around the floor besides scoring the basketball.
Domantas Sabonis ($8,000) vs Grizzlies– Myles Turner returning the lineup recently has affected Sabonis’ stats but that doesn’t mean he still can’t be effective in the front court. He has notched 4 straight double-doubles and has shot the ball more than 10 times in two of those 4 games. He won’t score as much as he did earlier this season but given his presence on the boards I don’t think that will matter that much, the assist numbers are up as well. Sabonis should be able to dominate a relatively young Memphis front court and continue his double-double streak tonight.
Joel Embiid ($10,300) vs Jazz– Embiid has a tough matchup tonight vs Rudy Gobert and the Jazz but after seeing what he has done since he was held scoreless I have no issues rostering him in this spot. He has scored 33, 27, and 32 points in the last 3 games and has accumulated a total of 44 rebounds as well. Embiid is a beast when he is fully engaged and all eyes will be on him in this matchup after the backlash he has received recently. After scoring no less than 57 FPTS in the last 3 games I can’t think of a reason that Embiid won’t be on my roster tonight at home vs the Jazz.
George Hill ($3,800) vs Knicks– Veteran George Hill doesn’t play a lot of minutes but he has learned to play effectively in them. He is averaging 11.0 PPG and 3.5 APG while shooting 62.5% in the last 4 games for the Bucks while only playing 17.5 minutes per game. He likely won’t see many more minutes than he is playing now but in a game vs the Knicks this could get out of hand quick and he will receive a little bit more run. Of all the players in this range Hill has easily been the most effective and if you are looking for a utility level point guard he is your guy in this matchup tonight.