NBA Plays of the Day – 10/22
- Plays are based on stats, opposition, and pricing.
- FanDuel and DraftKings prices listed respectively.
- Point Guard(s):
Dennis Schroder [ $8,800 / $7,700 ] – Dennis Schroder and the Hawks kick off today’s slate against the Brooklyn Nets, who play among the league leaders in pace and give up a ton of points. Schroder has a 34.6% usage rating through the first two games and should give great production as the go to guy for Atlanta.
D’Angelo Russell [ $7,600 / $7,600 ] – With Jeremy Lin out for the year, D’Angelo Russell is the man moving forward. Today, he gets a great matchup versus Dennis Schroder, who was among the league’s worst point guard defenders last season.
Jrue Holiday [ $6,700 / $5,900 ] – In a similar situation to D’Angelo Russell is Jrue Holiday, with Rondo out, Holiday has much more responsibility to get backcourt production. Against the Lakers he should, who play at a very high pace, leading way to some turnovers and fast breaks.
- Shooting Guard(s):
Caris LeVert [ $5,500 / $4,700 ] – Jeremy Lin’s injury hasn’t only impacted Russell and his game, but it’s slides more minutes and plenty of usage over to Caris LeVert. When on the court, LeVert is right there with Russell and Booker for fantasy point production with an average of 0.78 per minute.
Kent Bazemore [ $5,000 / $4,800 ] – Kent Bazemore is the clear cut number two for the Hawks, with Tim Hardaway Jr. and Thabo Sefolosha leaving in free agency. Bazemore has been productive through two game, playing 26 minutes in both with solid value throughout the sheet.
Jordan Clarkson [ $4,200 / $4,900 ] – Jordan Clarkson gives the Los Angeles Lakers an option off the bench, similar to Lou Williams last season. With Caldwell-Pope coming back from his suspension, Clarkson will likely play less, but is still appealing due to the fact that this could be a blowout kinda game.
- Small Forward(s):
Paul George [ $8,400 / $8,000 ] – Paul George has been the epitome of production through his first two games with his new team and superstar teammates. George has a tough matchup against Jimmy Butler, but is by far the safest play at small forward on this slate.
Taurean Prince [ $5,700 / $5,300 ] – Taurean Prince has seen much more time and usage so far with teammates moving on in free agency. The Nets give up a ton of points and Prince has been consistently good through two, averaging 12ppg along with 8 rebounds across an average of 27 minutes played.
DeMarre Carroll [ $5,500 / $4,600 ] – DeMarre Carroll is set to face off against his old team, the Atlanta Hawks and I’d be willing to bet that he wants this one bad. Carroll has been what the Nets needed, getting production in points as well a limiting turnovers, despite playing in a fast pace.
- Power Forward(s):
Anthony Davis [ $11,500 / $10,600 ] – Anthony Davis is going to get anything and everything he wants against the Lakers, tonight. Expect the “Brow” to continue his hot start of 34ppg and just over 17 rebounds through two games to start the season.
Carmelo Anthony [ $7,500 / $7,100 ] – As the third option to this stacked OKC Thunder team, Carmelo Anthony has fit in quite well so far. Before the season started, people were wondering if his game would take a back seat, but he has actually taken his role and ran with it, shooting an average of 23 shots per game and scoring 24ppg.
Trevor Booker [ 5,600 / $5,500 ] – Trevor Booker is a very appealing play, because even though he comes off the bench he still get his, grabbing a double double in both games. His usage rate is second on the team, only to D’Angelo Russell, at 23.9%.
DeMarcus Cousins [ $11,500 / $10,400 ] – Just like his counterpart, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins is in line for a field day against a defensively lackluster Laker’s frontcourt. Boogie has put up over 60 fantasy points in both of his games so far and has absolutely dominated opposing teams on all fronts.
Steven Adams [ $6,400 / $5,700 ] – Steven Adams is in a sweet situation against an okay defender in Karl-Anthony Towns. His hard nose defense should provide plenty of blocks, steals, and boards to make up for the loss of point production with the comings of George and Melo.
Dewayne Dedmon [ $5,500 / $4,900 ] – Dewayne Dedmon has fit in very nicely with his new team, averaging 10/7 through two. Dedmon appears to be a productive piece for the Hawks and has the ability to eat against a subpar Nets frontcourt defense.
Extras: Ball, Belinelli, Crabbe, Nance, Towns.