NBA Plays of the Day – 10/13
- Plays are based on stats, opposition, and pricing.
- FanDuel and DraftKings prices listed respectively.
- Point Guard(s):
Steph Curry [ $9,700 / $8,800 ] – Kevin Durant is out tonight with an illness, which makes Curry the clear cut option to produce big time. Though his numbers don’t reflect that he plays better without KD, he has the potential to go off as the number one guy.
Derrick Rose [ $5,500 / $4,600 ] – LeBron James is out tonight with a lingering ankle injury, leaving Rose and Wade as the team’s two ball handlers. In his 3 preseason games with the Cavs, Rose has been extremely efficient, shooting 60% from the field.
Patty Mills [ $4,300 / $4,300 ] – Dejounte Murray and Tony Parker are out tonight for San Antonio, making Patty Mills the only true point guard available. Mills has scored in double figures in all 3 preseason games and is an overall great play, tonight.
Milos Teodosic [ $3,000 / $4,800 ] – Since joining the Clippers, Milos Teodosic has been exactly what LA thought he would be. Teodosic has gives solid production all over, with his crafty play and flash passing.
- Shooting Guard(s):
James Harden [ $11,000 / $10,100 ] – Chris Paul is out again tonight and James Harden has proven to be great point man over the last year. Harden has struggled with his shot this preseason, but is a triple double threat every single game he plays in.
Jrue Holiday [ $6,900 / $6,500 ] – Rajon Rondo is expected to miss over 4 weeks, giving Jrue Holiday more responsibility in the backcourt. Holiday has played 25+ minutes in all 3 preseason games and scored in double figures while filling the stat sheet.
Klay Thompson [ $6,800 / $6,100 ] – With KD and Draymond both out tonight, we may see some vintage splash bros action. Klay has shot over 55% in all 3 preseason games and found his range against the Timberwolves, shooting 8-10 from three.
Lou Williams [ $5,000 / $4,900 ] – Going up against his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, Williams should light up their weak defenders. Sweet Lou is in a nice position against a bad Laker’s team and should see his normal 19+ minutes again here.
- Small Forward(s):
Tobias Harris [ $5,600 / $5,600 ] – Tobias Harris has been the most consistent player all preseason for the Pistons, other than Ish Smith. Harris has played a minimum of 25 minutes per game and is a guarantee for double figures in the points categories.
Trevor Ariza [ $5,600 / $5,100 ] – Trevor Ariza has been on fire all preseason long for the Houston Rockets. Ariza has shot 42% and over in all 4 preseason games and scored a minimum of 14 points in a standard 24+ minute log.
Kelly Oubre Jr. [ $3,300 / $5,000 ] – John Wall is out tonight for rest and Beal and Porter haven’t played all that well this preseason. Last preseason game against the New York Knicks, Oubre had 14/1/3 in 25 minutes of action.
Jonathan Simmons [ $3,200 / $5,300 ] – Evan Fournier is coming back from an injury, but with this being the final preseason game, he may not play all that much. Simmons has impressed this preseason, scoring double figures in 4 out of 5 games.
- Power Forward(s):
Giannis Antetokounmpo [ $10,200 / $9,100 ] – It doesn’t take too much time for “The Greek Freak” to have impact on a game. In his 1 preseason game, against the Bulls, Giannis scored 24 points in just 23 minutes on 70% shooting from the field.
Blake Griffin [ $8,700 / $8,500 ] – As the Clipper’s go to guy, Blake Griffin has played well and been a promising sign, post Chris Paul. Griffin should see a ton of usage as they attack the paint, allowing him to possibly suffice the 20 point mark tonight.
Ben Simmons [ $5,600 / $7,600 ] – Ben Simmons is already one of the guys who seems to be able to do anything he wants on the court. Simmons is a focal point of a young talented team and should see more ball handling time with Fultz out tonight.
Skal Labissiere [ $4,100 / $5,800 ] – Though Labissiere hasn’t played all that well efficiently he has scored 13+ points in 3 preseason games so far. Skal may not be a highlight player, but does see minutes and should take advantage with Green out.
DeMarcus Cousins [ $10,200 / $10,600 ] – As one of the league’s elite centers, Cousins is a good play most every night, as he will get his. Boogie is an all around big man and could put up numbers close to a triple double in this one.
DeAndre Jordan [ $7,900 / $7,600 ] – Tonight Jordan faces up against Brook Lopez and the LA Lakers, not much more need to say than that. DJ is probably the bang for your buck tonight at the center position tonight and is a lock for a double double.
Joel Embiid [ $7,500 / $7,800 ] – While Hassan Whiteside is a tremendous shot blocker, overall, he is not a great defender. Against the Nets, Embiid put 22 points, 7 rebound, and 3 assists in just 15 of game time.
Enes Kanter [ $5,200 / $5,300 ] – The Wizards are just one of those teams that opposing big men love to pick on and Enes Kanter has some of the best foot work in the league. Kanter has scored 14 points in all 3 preseason games and seen solid minutes.
Extras: Mason, Holiday, Miles, Davis, Capela.