FanDuel NBA Plays for Super Wednesday, November 6
Welcome to NBA Wednesday. We have a $75,000 NBA Slam tonight and below I’ve given you three plays for each position ranging from value to stud. Good luck!
Stephen Curry ($9,600) – Chris Paul has been the ultimate fantasy point guard in this young season, but Curry reminded us of his tremendous upside by posting a triple-double (18 pts, 12 ast, 10 reb) on Monday. A likely up-tempo, high-scoring game against a Minnesota team that has been soft defensively should bring about more fantasy goodness from the offensive-minded Curry.
Mike Conley ($8,000) – Conley is one of the best point guards that nobody is talking about. He is averaging a consistent 34 fantasy points per game this season, and I would expect him to be near that total in a friendly home matchup vs the Pelicans. Conley has looked more aggressive this season, taking 15+ shots per game, and you can’t forget about his unique ability to rack up steals to boost his fantasy production.
CJ Watson ($3,900) – Watson has filled in for the injured George Hill for the past two games. He hasn’t done anything special in those two starts, but he is averaging a solid 24 fantasy in each of those outings. Check the injury report to see if Hill is playing on Wednesday, and if he is out, count on Watson as a safe, solid value play at the PG position.
Eric Bledsoe ($7,700) – Bledsoe was already a dynamic offensive threat, but now he is an even better fantasy option with the added responsibilities due to Goran Dragic’s injury. He is attempting more shots, handling the ball more, and churning out high assist totals in the process. It’s tough to pass up on a guy who is such an integral piece in his team’s offense for this mid-range price.
Aaron Afflalo ($6,100) – After a mediocre opening night, Afflalo has put up three straight 35+ fantasy point outings. While his scoring totals have been surprising, AA has always been the type of player to contribute in multiple categories like rebounds, assists, and steals. Orlando has been looking for an offensive playmaker to step up for their young team, and Afflalo seems to be filling that role for the moment.
James Anderson ($3,600) – This pick isn’t pretty by any means, but Anderson is starting for the 76ers, and seeing 25-35 minutes a night. That’s about all you can ask from a minimum-salary player, hoping he can eke out 20 or so fantasy points to hit value.
Andre Iguodala ($7,300) – Iguodala has “boom or bust” potential in a sense that he can be very passive offensively, or he can simply dominate a game (like he did against Philadelphia on Monday). I think we will see the aggressive side of Iggy on Wednesday, as his Warriors will take on a Minnesota team that is soft defensively (as previously mentioned), especially in the transition game.
Jeff Green ($6,900) – Green was benched against Detroit earlier this week, resulting in the dreaded “dud” fantasy performance. However, Green has gotten back on track by posting a decent stat line (22 points 5 rebounds) against the defensive-minded Grizzlies. He is still the primary scorer for Boston, and majority of the offense will run through him. Green should be able to capitalize on plentiful opportunities against Utah.
Landry Fields ($3,800) – Fields is what you would call a “utility player” for the Raptors. He does a little bit of everything: handle the ball, shoot the three, drive the lane, rebound, and he can play three different positions. For that reason, he has seen 28 minutes in each of the past two games, which has given him more opportunities to pay off his minimal price tag.
Kevin Love ($10,700) – Kevin Love is a fantastic player to use in 50/50 and head-to-head style games. This was on full display Monday night when Love had a poor shooting performance, but still managed to put up 39 fantasy points by getting easy buckets, earning trips to the free throw line, and corralling rebounds like a mad man. Needless to say, Love always finds a way to get it done, and he will be matched up against a weak defender in Golden State’s David Lee on Wednesday.
Blake Griffin ($8,800) – If I can give you one piece of fantasy advice in this young NBA season, it’s to start big men against Orlando. The Magic have struggled to contain opposing PF’s and C’s in every game this year, and I don’t expect that trend to change on Wednesday. Griffin has been more aggressive so far this season, and he should feast on this prime matchup.
Miles Plumlee ($4,700) – Plumlee started the season on fire as the Suns’ starting big man, but he has really cooled off as of late. Still, if you are looking for value at the PF position, it’s difficult to argue against Plumlee, who is seeing 35+ minutes in the rotation. Markieff Morris appears to be cutting into his production, but expect Phoenix to give Plumlee an extended run on Wednesday to counter the tall San Antonio frontcourt of Duncan and Splitter.
Enes Kanter ($7,000) – This is Kanter’s first year in the starting role for the Jazz, and the once highly touted draft pick hasn’t disappointed. Kanter is averaging a remarkably consistent 29 fantasy points per game, and now he has a fantastic matchup against a struggling Boston frontcourt. Expect Enes to be a candidate for 20 points and 10 rebounds tonight, with upside for even more.
DeAndre Jordan ($6,800) – Like I mentioned previously when talking about Blake Griffin: target frontcourt players against Orlando. DeAndre Jordan has really improved his game this season, looking more comfortable and poised in his role for the Clippers. In a stellar matchup like this one, we can expect Jordan to possibly go for 15+ rebounds and 3+ blocks, as he has already shown this year.
DeJuan Blair ($3,900) – Blair has been a pleasant surprise off the bench for Dallas. He is only playing around 20 minutes a game, but his efficiency has been off the charts, averaging 29 fantasy points in his last three games. Blair is pretty much splitting time at the Center position with starter Samuel Dalembert, but given his “catalyst-nature” for the Maverick’s second unit, he is worth consideration for this cheap price tag.