Welcome to Friday Night in the NBA! FanDuel is raising the bar on Friday night’s with it’s brand new Friday Primetime Series. 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 lineup changes, so always be sure to keep up with the latest news so you don’t get stuck with a dud.
Deron Williams $7,200 CLE@BKN – Williams has stepped it up of late as the Nets make their playoff push. He’s hit 40+FDP in four of his last six games and gets a nice matchup at home (where Williams averages two more FDP) against the Cavs who give up an average of 44+ FDP to point guards.
Jarrett Jack $5,200 CLE@BKN – His last game was a killer to my teams, but he hit 31 and 51 FDP the two previous games filling in for the injured Kyrie Irving and I’m not overly concerned with Deron Williams’ defense. His price is still at value for his average points as the starter, so I’m okay with giving him another shot.
Tyreke Evans $8,300 UTA@NO — His price keeps shooting up, but it still hasn’t caught up to his play of late. He’s averaging 37 FDP this month and gets a great matchup against the Jazz who are giving up the worst Efficiency rate to shooting guards over the last ten games. To add onto that, Eric Gordon and Brian Roberts are banged up, which should give Evans even more chances to put up fake points.
Eric Bledsoe $7,200 NY@PHO – Bledsoe has been consistent of late, hitting 35.7 FDP over his last four games. I like this game to be competitive with both New York and Phoenix having played well of late and both sitting on the edge of the playoffs. There shouldn’t be any let up in this one.
LeBron James $10,400 MIA@DET – LeBron has averaged 49.5 FDP over his last five games and shouldn’t have too much trouble hitting that against Detroit. The Vegas spread in this one is only 6 points and the Heat are just 5-5 over there last ten games, so the Pistons could be able to keep this one interesting with Drummond and Monroe matched up with the weak Heat interior.
Corey Brewer $4,600 LAL@MIN — In your “start cheaper guys against the Lakers” files, we have Brewer. He has been getting around 30 minutes a game and put up 22 and 29 FDP in his last two games. The Lakers make for a matchup that should get him his 25 to 30 FDP without much of a problem.
Carmelo Anthony $10,200 NY@PHO – I usually don’t put the LeBron’s and Melo’s of the world in here, but I like both quite a bit tonight. Anthony wants badly to get into the playoffs and every game is a big one for the Knicks from here on out. He will take his team on his back in this one and that means plenty of fantasy points.
Jordan Hill $4,900 LAL@MIN – Hill has hit 31.8, 45.6, 14 and 48.2 FDP in his four games since returning from injury. Minnesota has given up 48 FDP per game to power forwards over the last ten and at his price, Hill will be hard to pass on.
Al Jefferson $9,400 CHA@ORL — Big Al’s fantasy production fluctuates a good deal, but his floor is so high it’s not usually a problem. His lowest FDP game over the last nine matchups was 31.9 and his last time out he put up 53.5. The Magic are getting smoked by opposing centers, giving up 38.6 FDP on average for the season.
Chris Kaman $5,300 LAL@MIN – Kaman got to last night’s game late due to personal reasons, but still was able to help the team out with 13 points, 4 rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes. Now that he’s with the team and Pau Gasol is still out, I think he’ll get more work tonight and be able to hit value against an underachieving T-Wolves interior defense.