FanDuel NBA Plays for Super Wednesday, February 5th
Welcome to Wednesday Night in the NBA! We have a full slate of NBA games tonight and a whole bunch of cash to give away, including the $120,000 NBA Super Slam. Below I’ve given you some of my favorite plays at varying price ranges. And as a side note, remember that the NBA is volatile as far as injuries and stomach flus and what not, so always be sure to keep up with the latest news so you don’t get stuck with a dud. I prefer to use Twitter for my up to the second information. Here’s a very short list of fantasy basketball people I follow who update that kind of information.
Kyrie Irving $8,200 LAL@CLE: Irving usually plays better at home, and the Lakers remain horrible against opposing point guards. He has topped 30 FanDuel points in nine of his last 10 games, so he’s safe for that 30 with a lot of upside against the Lakers.
Brandon Jennings $7,400 DET@ORL: Jennings has been consistent of late with 40+ FanDuel points in 4 of his last six games. He can give you a horrible game now and then so carries risk, but his consistency of late and his favorable matchup make him a little safer than usual.
Rajon Rondo $6,300 BOS@PHI: Rondo’s 19 points, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds against Orlando on Super Bowl Sunday were great to see. Philly has been better against opposing guards of late, but they still are such a fast paced team and by no means a shut down defense, that this is a great matchup. Of course we have to still be wary of his minutes because he only had 27 last game and they want to continue to take it slow with him. But for his price and ceiling, even with 27 minutes, he is worth a play.
DeMar DeRozan $8,600 TOR@SAC: The Kings have been one of the worst teams in the league against opposing shooting guards this season and Derozan looks to be healthy with 57.8 and 35.8 FanDuel points scored in his last two after missing a couple games.
Giannis Antetokounmpo $4,000 MIL@DEN: With Caron Butler out with a high-ankle sprain now, Milwaukee should give Giannis an opportunity to show his stuff and against the past-paced Denver team he should have plenty of opportunities.
Danny Green $3,500 SA@WAS: Green returned from injury recently and didn’t blow anyone away with his first performance, but he did see 30 minutes on the injury depleted Spurs and for his price it will be difficult for him to not hit value.
Kevin Durant $12,200 MIN@OKC: In his last two games against Minnesota he’s hit 76 and 69.9 FanDuel points. Those are insane numbers and there’s no reason to think he can’t come close to them again tonight. It’s always sad to see him put up some insane game when he’s not on your team and the odds of that insanity tonight are pretty good.
Jeff Green $6,100 BOS@PHI: Green has a great matchup against the Sixers, but he is a tough nut to crack. His inconsistency is a bit maddening, but these two teams met just last week and Green played well (18 points, six rebounds, and four assists). His upside in this one is high and I think he makes a nice GPP play.
J.R. Smith $5,500 POR@NY: Smith’s price hasn’t caught up to his recent play, which has been good. He is consistently seeing 35-40 minutes off the bench and averaging around 30 FanDuel points per game. The Trailblazers play a nice up-tempo game and Smith should see plenty of work.
Zach Randolph $8,100 DAL@MEM: Z-Bo is averaging 18 points and 12 rebounds in two games this season against Dallas and hasn’t slowed down since Marc Gasol returned.
Jared Sullinger $5,800 BOS@PHI: Sullinger had 24 points and 17 rebounds the last time these teams met and there’s no reason to think he won’t be the point man down low again. Check on his hand injury to make sure he’s okay, but he looks like a go and for his price, a must start.
Kenneth Faried $5,600 MIL@DEN: Faried has played 30+ minutes in four of his past five games, which is great to see since that is not always the case in this rotation. He has rewarded his team and those who have been playing him on their fake teams with an average of 33 FanDuel points in those games.
Andre Drummond $7,800 DET@ORL: Drummond is a headache to play on your team sometimes, but as we saw the last time out, even with three quick fouls he was able to put up big numbers in limited minutes. He’s always a high upside play and that makes him worth it in GPP’s and elsewhere for those without heart conditions.
DeAndre Jordan $7,700 MIA@LAC: Jordan has been playing great lately and gets a poor rebounding Heat team to pick on tonight. He hasn’t dipped below 33 FanDuel Points in his last five games and that shouldn’t be a problem against Miami.
Robert Sacre $3,500 LAL@CLE: At minimum price you have to take a look at boring Sacre. Against the T-Wolves last night he played 31 minutes and put up 14 points and four boards for 24.3 FanDuel points. For $3,500 you could do worse.