John Wall ($7,100) vs Heat- John Wall has been in and out of the lineup this season, but in the games he has played he has been great. In his last 4 games he is averaging 23 PPG 6.5 APG 3.3 RPG while shooting over 40% from behind the arc. I don’t think we’ll ever see the player he was earlier in his career but he is still more than capable of leading an offense. He is constantly flirting with 40 FPTS when he is getting full minutes and we have seen him get that as of late. I have no issues having him on my roster at this price, especially when he is distributing the ball like he has been.
Seth Curry ($4,700) vs Trail Blazers- Seth Curry started off the season red-hot, then he got COVID and struggled a bit in his return. However in the last 2 games he has looked like his old self and the numbers show that. He is 6/9 from behind the arc in those 2 games and he hasn’t scored less than 24.5 FPTS. His numbers as a whole have been ridiculous this season, he is shooting 50% from the field & from 3 point range, and he has yet to miss a free throw all season. He may not produce big numbers in terms of rebounds or assists but he is lights out from behind the arc and after what I saw in his last game, he will be in my lineup every game at this price.
Kelly Oubre Jr. ($6,400) vs Magic- Kelly Oubre has been tough to understand this season, some days he looks like he is back to his old self, and others he looks completely lost. He comes into this game in one of those good spells, 20.4 PPG 5.6 RPG and 50% from 3 in the last 5 games. The Magic lack a real presence at the rim and have been very mediocre on the defense end as a whole this season. That is why I will take the risk of a Oubre dud at this price but the more consistent performances have been encouraging.
Domantas Sabonis ($8,800) vs Pistons- Sabonis comes into this game playing like one of the best big men in the NBA. He is averaging 22 PPG 9.5 RPG as well as 4.2 APG. He stuffs the stat sheet night in and night out which is great for fantasy owners. He has yet to score under 40 FPTS in 4 of the last 5 and that includes two games of 59 FPTS+. The Pistons defense leaves a lot to be desired, so even though this is the 2nd game of a back-to-back, I expect Sabonis to be at his best.
Draymond Green ($6,800) vs Magic- Draymond Green has center eligibility now and that is a very intriguing option now for fantasy owners. Green still has some real issues scoring the ball but everything else in his game has been at elite levels. He is only averaging 5.6 PPG in the last 5 but he is putting up 8.0 RPG 11.6 APG 1.6 BPG and 2.2 SPG on top of that. This makes it very easy for him to rack up fantasy points and if he can actually put some shots in that is only a bonus. The Magic have been having issues bottling up guards all season so I think Green will find Curry & co. early and often tonight.
Frank Mason III ($4,000) vs Warriors- This play is contingent on either Evan Fournier or Cole Anthony missing tonight’s game, but if they do I love Frank Mason. With the numerous injuries in the Magic backcourt Mason has stepped up in a big way for Orlando. He got his first big minutes game on Tuesday night and he responded by putting up 11 PTS 7 REB and 4 AST. This was good for 25 FPTS and we should expect more as he gets comfortable with his new teammates. If 1 of both of those guys mentioned above are out, you can put Mason in your lineup comfortably at this price.