NBA Plays of the Day – 1/23
- Plays are based on stats, opposition, and pricing.
- Averaged 17-18 Season stats after player’s names.
- FanDuel and DraftKings prices listed respectively.
• Point Guard
Russell Westbrook – 24/10/9 [ $12,200 / $11,800 ] After a couple of lower output performances, Russell Westbrook had a great outing against the Cavaliers, putting up 64.8 FanDuel points, fueled by an incredible 23/20/9 stat line. Brooklyn is the 5th fastest paced team, and have been by far the worst team against point guards, all season long, further benefiting Westbrook’s cause.
De’Aaron Fox – 10/4/2 [ $5,700 / $5,200 ] With the Kings shifting the movement over to the young guns, De’Aaron Fox has seen steady action, playing 31+ minutes in 4 of his previous 5 contests, while being a solid contributor. Tonight, Fox is in a fantastic spot to continue his upward trending play, as he matches up with Elfrid Payton, who possesses a terrible 113.0 defensive rating.
• Shooting Guard
Evan Fournier – 17/2/3 [ $6,300 / $6,100 ] Over his last 5 games, Evan Fournier has been good, putting up 31.1+ FanDuel points, and with him being a top option on a struggling team, he’s really just gotta keep doing what he’s been doing. Sacramento owns the league’s worst defense, with a 110.2 team defensive rating, and have let opponents shoot a whooping 47.8% from the field.
Tim Hardaway Jr. – 18/3/4 [ $5,500 / $6,700 ] The recent news of Kristaps Porzingis being sidelined for tonight’s meeting with the Golden State Warriors has even more so opened up Tim Hardaway Jr., who should see a nice boost in usage. Golden State is undoubtedly a solid defensive team, however, with Hardaway controlling the offense, he should be able to do fairly well, here.
• Small Forward
Kyle Anderson – 8/2/6 [ $6,200 / $5,600 ] It appears as though Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely, and with Rudy Gay yet to return, Kyle Anderson remains as the only true small forward on this San Antonio roster. Cleveland has been beyond dismal on defense this year, as they hold a 109.8, and have been surprisingly horrible against small forwards, ranking as the worst in DvP.
Michael Beasley – 12/1/5 [ $4,800 / $5,500 ] As mentioned above, Kristaps Porzingis is out, which should allow Michael Beasley to see his fair share of minutes, to which he has more than take advantage of this season, in adequate time. On FanDuel, Beasley is just too cheap, and even though the Knicks are 14 point dogs in this one, he should have little trouble on returning his value.
• Power Forward
LaMarcus Aldridge – 22/8/1 [ $9,500 / $8,700 ] The injuries to both Kawhi Leonard and Pau Gasol have created a usage monster in LaMarcus Aldridge, and if his recent play hasn’t said enough, then his price has. Luckily, Aldridge still remains under the 10k mark, and with the Cavs struggles, ranking 25th in both rebound percentage and points in the paint allowed, Aldridge is a stud.
Carmelo Anthony – 17/5 [ $7,200 / $6,600 ] Carmelo Anthony has been solid lately, putting up 36.6+ FanDuel points in all of his prior 3 matches, while scoring 20+ points per game, giving OKC some much needed production. The Nets place 17th in defense, possessing a 106.1 team defensive rating, and although they’ve been somewhat better against power forwards, they’re troubled.
Steven Adams – 13/8/1 [ $7,500 / $6,800 ] The past 4 games have really shown a lot about Steven Adams, and his ability to do it on both ends of the floor really elevates the Thunder, as he has put solid double doubles in that span. As I’ve stated numerous times, the Nets are an easy team to target, and so is the case here too for Adams, with Brooklyn letting 45.3 points in the paint.
Bismack Biyombo – 5/5/1 [ $6,600 / $6,100 ] While the previous 2 outings haven’t been exactly ideal for Bismack Biyombo, he does have a “get right” spot tonight against the Sacramento Kings, who have been just awful. The Kings grab just a mere 30.8 defensive rebounds per game, which ranks 29th among the league, but are good to contain their opponents’ paint production.