Ok, now we’re talking! Tonight’s slate is a beauty, filled with 8 games, a ton of high caliber players, and pretty good player pricing. On a side note, as someone who lives on the East Coast, I for one am very happy that the latest game being played will start at 9pm – yes, I know tomorrow is a Friday lol. Alright, enough with all the blabbering and gibberish, you came here for some plays!
- Plays are based on stats, opposition, and pricing.
- FanDuel and DraftKings prices listed respectively.
- Point Guard(s):
John Wall [ $10,000 / $8,600 ] – The New York Knicks are team known for giving up a ton of points and against the Wizards I can’t see that changing. John Wall, who averaged 23/10/4 last season, is a speedy playmaker who will take exploit their guards.
Darren Collison [ $4,900 / $5,200 ] – With Jeff Teague now on the Minnesota Timberwolves, Darren Collison will start at the point. In his first preseason game, Collison put up 10/5/3 with an amazing 7 steals against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Ish Smith [ $4,300 / $4,700 ] – Previously mentioned in the 10/4 Plays of the Day, Ish Smith had very solid game of 10/7/1 with 3 steals and a block. Reggie Jackson is once again out tonight, freeing Smith from the bench and facing off with Schroder.
- Shooting Guard(s):
Avery Bradley [ $5,300 / $5,200 ] – Even at his size of 6’2″, Bradley is known has one of the league’s toughest defender. In his Pistons debut, he played 30 minutes and scored 14 points.
Tim Hardaway Jr. [ $5,000 / $5,800 ] – No Carmelo Anthony means more shots for Tim Hardaway Jr. and that’s looking pretty good so far. Versus the Nets he had 17/2/7, shooting 5-11 from three and 40% from the field in 25 minutes.
Lance Stephenson [ $3,300 / $5,000 ] – I must say, I like Lance Stephenson quite a bit tonight against a banged up Cleveland Cavaliers team. Stephenson is a spark off the bench, as he had a stat line of 17/6/6, and could see something similar here.
- Small Forward(s):
Paul George [ $8,500 / $7,500 ] – For the first time ever, we will see the trio of Westbrook, George, and Melo in action. Tonight he matches up against the only flaw in the Pelcan’s starting lineup, small forward, and should see solid time and production.
Otto Porter [ $5,800 / $5,200 ] – Over the course of last season, Otto Porter really elevated his game. Raising his three point average to 43%, Porter his now a threat inside and out.
Tobias Harris [ $5,600 / $5,400 ] – Now in a starting role with the Pistons, Harris has been able to show off his exceptional game. In 28 minutes against the Hornets, he scored 13 points along with 9 boards and 2 assists.
- Power Forward(s):
Anthony Davis [ $10,800 / $9,800 ] – Davis is the most dominant power forward in the game and gets an incredible matchup against Melo. Although Carmelo isn’t a terrible defender and can hold his own, Davis has 2″ on him and should create troubles.
Kristaps Porzingis [ $8,000 / $7,900 ] – The Washington Wizards are known for their inconsistent front court defense and Porzingis is a unicorn. In the first preseason game against the Nets, he had 15/5/2 and now gets another sweet situation.
Ben Simmons [ $5,600 / $7,100 ] – Ben Simmons was very impressive in his preseason debut, with 6/9/7 against the Grizzlies. Embiid, and Saric are out, making Simmons a very appealing play, again.
DeMarcus Cousins [ $10,200 / $9,700 ] – When paired with Davis, Cousins game becomes that much deadlier. The Pelican’s starters have played a ton of minutes, as evidenced by his 33 minutes in which he had 20/10 with 5 assists.
Myles Turner [ $7,200 / $7,000 ] – Turner will be tough matchup for Love, as he has the ability to pound the paint and spread the floor, like him. Last preseason game he showed out with 17/9/3 in just 24 minutes of game time.
Richaun Holmes [ $3,300 / $4,200 ] – Similar to Simmon’s situation, Holmes will see more action and minutes with many of the starters out. Though he’ll likely split time with Okafor, he did have 9/3/3 in 17 minutes last game.
Extras: Smart, Beal, Warren, Leuer, Monroe.