John Wall ($8,300) vs Timberwolves- From a team perspective John Wall has probably not been playing the best, but he has been very solid from a fantasy perspective. In the last 4 games, Wall has put up 21 PPG 7.8 APG 4.5 RPG which is good for over 42 FPTS. He hasn’t been shooting the ball efficiently but he is racking up enough counting stats for him to be worth your while. Since Christian Wood returned to the lineup Wall’s assist numbers have ticked up as well. Be sure to take a long look at John Wall tonight on the road vs the Timberwolves.
Will Barton ($6,200) vs Pelicans- Will Barton failed to make a shot in the Nuggets last game, but prior to that he had been playing some great basketball. Even with a 6.75 FPTS performance, he is still averaging 30 FPPG over the course of the last 6. Barton will be up against a mediocre Pelicans defense, and despite being an alternative option, he is still able to stuff the stat sheet. With 1 prior game of 33.8 FPTS vs the Pelicans, I think this is something that we could see from Will Barton again tonight.
Kelly Oubre Jr. ($6,300) vs Hawks- Oubre has been one of the most inconsistent players this season on DK but with Steph Curry hurt I like him a lot tonight. Oubre is coming off a fantastic game vs the 76ers where he recorded 24 PTS 10 REB and 3 AST on 57% shooting which was good for 45.5 FPTS, his highest mark of the last 10 games. Oubre has shown he can thrive as a bigger part of the offense earlier this year and we are seeing that again. Look for Oubre to have a strong night vs a Hawks team that is playing better, but still leaves a lot to be desired on the defensive end.
Kristaps Porzingis ($8,100) vs Pacers- Despite hearing some trade buzz over the last couple of weeks, Porzingis has recently turned his game up to another level. He has scored over 22 PTS in 4 of the last 7 and is coming off a huge game of 29 PTS 9 REB 4 AST and 2 BLKs. The block numbers have been here all year but it is good to see him record 4 AST in each of his last 2 games. He has faced off against the Pacers once this season and recorded 53.3 FPTS and looks like he had the upper hand against Indiana’s big men. I love Porzingis at this price compared to other options in this range.
Myles Turner ($5,500) vs Mavericks- Despite having Porzingis on my roster I think I want to have Myles Turner as well. Both of these guys block a huge amount of shots but their defense as a whole can be called into question. Turner has the ability to score 30 FPPG with ease if he can score the ball even a little bit because of his blocking ability. His price is very cheap in this spot and while there is a risk because of his inability to rebound or score in huge numbers there is still upside in my opinion. Look for Turner to have a solid game vs the Mavs who ran 17th vs opposing centers on DK this season.
Khem Birch ($4,400) vs Trail Blazers– It’s unclear at this point what the Magic’s rotation will look like with the slew of moves they made at the deadline, but I would look at Khem Birch. Bamba hasn’t been playing a lot and at times Birch has played 20+ minutes for this Orlando squad. It likely won’t be pretty but getting a starting center at this price could be something to look for in the short term. There isn’t a ton to go off of here but in terms of usage, I think he has the most to gain of all the other players in this range vs the Blazers who played last night and lack a real force on the defensive end at the center position.