Jrue Holiday ($7,700) vs Nuggets- Jrue Holiday is having a very solid season in his first year in Milwaukee. Coming into tonight’s game he is averaging 17.1 PPG 5.9 RPG and 5.9 APG on over 50% shooting from the field in his last 7 games. This is good for almost 40 FPPG and against a below average Nuggets defense I think he could have even more success. His scoring can be inconsistent at times but with the lack of a real rim presence on defense and his ability to fill up the stat sheet I am confident in Holiday at this price.
Dennis Schroder ($5,700) vs Thunder- Dennis Schroder has been a great option behind LeBron and AD this season for the Lakers, and has played even better in his most recent contests. In the last 6 games he is averaging 16.2 PPG 4.8 APG and 3.0 RPG while shooting 46.2% from behind the arc. I like him in this spot vs his former team and he comes in at a very reasonable price. OKC is in the bottom half of the league vs opposing guards on DK this season and while he is shooting it this well, I see no reason to not have him in my lineup.
Patrick Williams ($5,100) vs Wizards- Like a lot of rookies, Patrick Williams hasn’t been the most consistent but he has played much better in the last 3 games than he has in previous games. In the last 3 games he hasn’t grabbed less than 7 rebounds and has averaged over 30 FPPG. He seems to be finishing at the rim better as well, which has led to an increase in his FG%. The Wizards are having trouble stopping anybody this season so I will take a long look at this rookie at $5,100.
Kyle Kuzma ($5,200) vs Thunder- Kuzma gets a lot of hate but at this point of his career he is who he is, and that’s a very solid off the bench scorer. He is averaging 11 PPG and 5.7 RPG while shooting 42.9% from 3 over the last 6 games for LA. He has scored over 20 FPTS in 4 of his last including a game where he almost hit 40 FPTS. He is priced realistically especially vs the Thunder who are allowing the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing SF/PF’s this season. He won’t do anything special but if he keeps shooting it well and attacking the glass he should be a valuable option at this price.
Nikola Jokic ($11,100) vs Bucks- As much as I don’t want to do it, I have to. Jokic is the highest priced player of the slate for good reason. In the last 5 games he has put up 33.2 PPG 10.0 RPG and 6.2 APG on 58% from the field. His numbers are ridiculous and in 2 of his last 3 games he has scored over 77 FPTS. He has been so dominant and no teams seem to have figured out how to slow him down. We can’t expect numbers like that but even if he doesn’t score 50 he is still averaging near a triple double on the season. For $11,100 options, Jokic feels pretty safe and he has shown there could still be massive upside if he gets hot.
Jalen Brunson ($4,400) vs Timberwolves- Over the last week or so Jalen Brunson has become a very reliable option off the Mavs bench. He hasn’t scored under 20 FPTS in any of the last 4 games and in 3 of those games he hasn’t shot below 50% from the field. The Timberwolves may be the worst team in the NBA currently so I expect the Mavs to have no issues in this game and for Brunson to even see some more playing time if this game starts to get out of hand.