It finally looks as though FanDuel is starting to make preseason prices correlate to how players play, instead of just having everyone be at a base value. I for one, think this should’ve been straight from the get go, but better late than never… I guess. Nonetheless, tonight we have a small 3 game slate, featuring some nice matchups and maybe some diverse lineups. Let’s get it!
DAL @ ORL – 7 | MIA @ BKN – 7:30 | TOR @ POR – 10
- Plays based on stats, opposition, and pricing.
- FanDuel and DraftKings prices listed respectively.
- Times for tonight’s games shown in Eastern Time.
- Point Guard(s):
Damian Lillard [ $8,800 / $8,600 ] – ’16-’17 was definitely Damian Lillard’s best year and bad news for the rest of the league if he ups that this season. Dame is known for putting up points in a hurry and showed that against the Suns with 18 in 15 minutes.
Tyler Johnson [ $4,500 / $4,900 ] – Through 17 minutes against the Hawks, Johnson amassed 14 points off the bench. His situation tonight is just as sweet, with a high tempo game in Brooklyn.
Dennis Smith Jr. [ $4,300 / $6,100 ] – Dallas will be resting 7, yes 7, of their players tonight, so you should probably play this man. In his last game, against Chicago, Smith Jr. had 14/3/2 with 2 steals in just 18 minutes.
- Shooting Guard(s):
DeMar DeRozan [ $7,800 / $8,500 ] – DeMar DeRozan is by far one of the league’s best when it comes to scoring, as evidenced by his 27.3ppg last season. Playing against Portland, the game should be a decently fast pace, giving him that ability to put up a lot of points in his time.
D’Angelo Russell [ $6,600 / $7,500 ] – Big things are coming for DLoading this year, trust me. To open up the preseason, Russell scored 19 points along with 4 assists and 2 rebounds in a shootout against the Knicks.
Seth Curry [ $4,600 / $4,400 ] – The brother of Steph, Seth Curry, is proving to be more than just the little brother. In 70 games, Curry shot his field goals at 48% and his threes at 42%, better than his brother – though obviously a much smaller sample.
- Small Forward(s):
Maurice Harkless [ $4,700 / $4,500 ] – Due to Turner’s injury last year, Harkless saw a 9 minute increase from the previous season. He stepped up big time for the Blazers, shooting 50% and 35% from three, in 69 starts.
Justise Winslow [ $4,600 / $4,900 ] – Being the young and talented player that he is, Justise Winslow just needs to stay healthy and he will do big things. Last preseason game, against Atlanta, Winslow put up 6/2/8 with 3 blocks and a steal.
Jonathan Simmons [ $3,200 / $4,900 ] – Under legendary coach, Gregg Popovich, Jonathan Simmons became an integral piece off the bench and in the playoffs. Coming off the bench, Simmons gives fast production and is a good defender.
- Power Forward(s):
Trevor Booker [ $5,000 / $4,600 ] – Against the Knicks Trevor Booker was a beast on the glass, grabbing 13 rebounds along with 6 points. In a matchup versus the Heat, don’t expect much different as he will likely see 20+ minutes and get his share.
Dwight Powell [ $3,400 / $4000 ] – With Harrison Barnes, Dirk Nowitzki, and Nerlens Noel out tonight for Dallas, Dwight Powell will see good minutes. Throughout the preseason, Powell has accumulated 12 points over 25 minutes on 5-12 shooting.
Jonathan Isaac [ $3,300 / $5,100 ] – In his first preseason game, Jonathan Isaac impressed, putting up 15/3 in 29 minutes and shot 60% from the field. The 6’10 Forward, selected 6th overall in the draft, will see lots of run in Orlando this season.
Hassan Whiteside [ $9,200 / $8,400 ] – Since joining the Heat, Hassan Whiteside has elevated his game to another level. Last preseason game, versus the Hawks, he had a decent night of 8/11/1 across 19 minutes of play.
Jonas Valanciunas [ $5,800 / $5,500 ] – In two preseason games against the Clippers, Valanciunas has been very efficient and has put up a minimum of 10 points. Tonight, he’s in another spot where he could post a double double, giving solid production.
Bismack Biyombo [ $4,200 / $4,200 ] – Though not much of a scorer, Bismack Biyombo cleans up the glass well and loves his block parties. With the Mavericks sitting many of their starters, he should get 15+ minutes against the second and third units.
Extras: Lowry, Kilpatrick, Gordon, Swanigan.