FanDuel NBA Plays for Super Wednesday, February 19th
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.
Stephen Curry $9,900 GS@SAC — You know what Curry can do on any given night and the Kings allowed him to score 54 FDP the last time they met. His upside is too high not to put him in your tournament plays tonight.
Isaiah Thomas $7,900 GS@SAC – Thomas hasn’t dipped below 32 FDP over the last five games, but his price remains depressed. The Warriors aren’t slouches on defense, but Thomas’ steady production makes him a safe play.
Jameer Nelson $5,500 ORL@CLE — Nelson was still able to meet value last time out with 13 assists even though he had a horrible shooting night against Milwaukee. The two games before that he ran up against the Pacers and the Grizzlies, so we can excuse a low scoring night. His matchup tonight against Cleveland looks good tonight and so does his price.
James Harden $8,600 HOU@LA — The last time these two teams met, Harden put up 38 points, four rebounds, and four assists. And now he’s coming off one of his best games in a while against the Wizards who he put 49.2 FDP on. His price has fallen due to his recent paucity of points, but this matchup is perfect for the bearded one.
Lance Stephenson $7,500 IND@MIN – Stephenson hasn’t been lighting up the court since returning from injury, but is still getting his playing time and contributing in multiple categories. I wish his price would come down a bit, but I like this matchup too much to not give him some run on my teams tonight. The T-Wolves have given up 44.2 FDP over the last ten games to opposing shooting guards and even more over the last five games. I like that trend.
Gerald Green $5,700 BOS@PHO – Green continues to play well in Eric Bledsoe’s absence and went off last night for 36 points. He doesn’t fill out the stat sheet, but for his price he has nice upside. Boston has been trending up in fantasy points allowed to shooting guards. On the season they are a respectable 34 FDP allowed, but over their last five they’re up to 39+ allowed.
Paul George $8,200 IND@MIN – I know, I know, George has been a pain this season for us, but matchup and price dictate that we take a look at him. In just 28 minutes last night he put up 37.9 FDP against Atlanta. The last time he met Minnesota he put up 45 FDP and George actually has a better average on the road. We know his upside, but also his downside from game to game, so he may just be a tournament play if you are going the safe route.
Luol Deng $6,000 ORL@CLE: Deng didn’t put up the numbers you would hope last night against a poor Sixers defense, but the game got out of hand and he really wasn’t needed much. Tonight he takes on an Orlando team that has given up a whopping 45+ FDP over the last ten games to opposing small forwards. If you add that to his 6k price he makes for a nice bargain tonight.
Kyle Singler $3,900 DET@CHA — You know what you are getting from Singler on any given night. And yes, it’s not much, but 20 – 25 FDP for $3,900 can work in your favor if it helps optimize your line up.
David Lee $7,900 GS@SAC — Lee looks to be back on the healthy side of life after his 21 point 11 rebound game against Miami right before the All-Star break. He’s now had the All-Star break to rest and gets a nice matchup with Sacramento to go along with his cheaper price tag coming off his injury.
Greg Monroe $6,300 DET@CHA — Monroe is playing more minutes under the new coaching regime in Detroit and is more involved in the offense. At his current price and average of 30+ FDP over the last three games, I think he makes for a safe play until his price rises with his uptick in play.
Tristan Thompson $5,600 ORL@CLE — Thompson has hit 31_ FDP over his last three games and looks like he’s the true beneficiary of Anderson Vareajo’s absence. That should continue tonight against an Orlando team that has given up over 43 FDP to power forwards over the last ten games.
Dwight Howard $9,100 HOU@LAL — Howard is averaging 15 points and 14 rebounds against his old team this season and tonight should be no different. The Lakers have been horrible against big men all season and Howard should have his way in the paint
Chris Kaman $5,700 HOU@LAL — Kaman’s price has naturally shot up, but that’s because he’s been dominating with 37.1, 44.5, 52.8 and 40 FDP over his last four games. Pau Gasol is close to returning, but he is questionable for tonight’s game and if he can’t go Kaman is still a value option even if he can’t hit those big numbers.