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Elfrid Payton ($6,700) vs Rockets– Elfrid Payton won’t come into games dropping double-digits with ease but he is a true point guard who loves to get his teammates involved. Coming into this game he is averaging 9 PPG 10.3 APG and 3.0 RPG in the last 3 contests. Surprisingly, he has scored 18+ points in 2 of his last 4 but that is not something that I would expect from Payton. The value here is with his high assist numbers and his ability to rebound very well for a point guard. He doesn’t have the highest ceiling but Payton is a solid option vs the Rockets and their small ball lineup.
Seth Curry ($6,100) vs Bulls– Seth Curry has been shooting the ball extremely well as of late and he has looked a lot like his brother. He is shooting 52.4% from 3 while averaging 19.7 PPG in his last 6 games. This isn’t a fluke either because he is shooting around 45% from the 3 point line for the entire season. He has made 11 threes in his last two games and against the Bulls, whose defense leaves a lot to be desired, he should have some open looks again. The best part of this is aside from yesterday, he has played this well with Luka on the court so if he is back in the lineup I wouldn’t expect his production to dip.
Kevin Huerter ($5,700) vs Grizzlies– The Hawks have been playing some great basketball out of the all-star break and Huerter is one of those middle tier players on the roster that has been a big reason for their success. He does a little bit of it all, averaging 12.7 PPG 4.7 APG and 4.3 RPG in his last 6 games for Atlanta. After a 19 and 8 night in which he scored 45 FPTS vs the Blazers I expect Huerter to keep on churning out solid fantasy performances vs the Grizzlies defense that ranks 28th vs SG/SF’s on DK this season.
John Collins ($8,900) vs Grizzlies– Trae Young’s assist numbers have jumped over the last month or so and John Collins is a huge reason why. Collins has put up 25.2 PPG and 10.5 RPG in his last 6 games and has shot an excellent 63.6% from the 3 point line. Collins can do it all and is a force on the glass for a Hawks team that doesn’t have the greatest center options with Capela still out with injury. With Collins hitting 3 threes in each of his last 3 games along with ability to score at all levels at under $9,000 I think we are getting a steal.
Hassan Whiteside ($9,600) vs Magic– Whiteside continues to put up big numbers for the Trail Blazers this season. He has put up 18.4 PPG 15.4 RPG and 3.6 BPG in the last 5 games and has continued to be the best rim protector in the game. The good thing is Vucevic likes to play near the rim so Whiteside likely won’t be stretched to the outside often in this matchup. Vucevic is also a below average post defender so I believe that Whiteside will have a field day with this matchup, assuming he stays out of foul trouble.
Bobby Portis ($3,900) vs Rockets– Bobby Portis has continued to play well with his increase of minutes that we have seen since the all-star break. He has scored double digit points in 4 of his last 5 games and in their last matchup vs the Rockets on 2/24 he put up a very solid 12 PTS and 8 REB which was good for 24.5 FPTS. At this price we aren’t going to get guys who score 30+ FPTS regularly but Portis has the skillset that we like from players in this range. As long as he continues to play around 20 minutes per game he should have a solid night in this matchup.