NBA Plays of the Day – 2/1
- 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
Kyle Lowry – 16/6/5 [ $7,400 / $7,300 ] Its been a while since Kyle Lowry had a breakout type game, however, tonight’s matchup against the Wizards affords him a rare commodity, as he’ll take on backup guards, while Toronto is also without VanVleet. There is no one in Lowry’s way tonight, besides himself, and he should have little to no trouble on providing his value or more.
Dejounte Murray – 6/2/5 [ $6,300 / $5,900 ] Since taking over for Tony Parker, we’ve seen, more definably, what kind of player Dejounte Murray really is and in his most recent outing against Denver, he put up 30.1 FanDuel points without scoring. My only real concern is that Chris Paul plans to suit up for tonight’s contest, which could limit Murray, but this game should stay close.
• Shooting Guard
Malcolm Brogdon – 13/3/3 [ $5,400 / $5,300 ] The news of Eric Bledsoe being sidelined, allows Malcolm Brogdon more minutes and whether or not he sees the starting lineup or comes off the bench matters little to me, as he’s still serviceable. At his rather cheap price, considering what this game may entail and his capabilities, Brogdon is a solid play and should receive solid usage.
Wayne Selden – 8/1/1 [ $3,600 / $4,000 ] Not only does Wayne Selden get a Pistons team without Avery Bradley, but it seems as though he’s taken over Ben McLemore’s role and with Tyreke Evans out of the rotation, he’s in a smash spot. Selden has played 27+ minutes per game over his previous 4 games, and has put up consecutive 26.4 and 36.8 FanDuel point efforts, respectively.
• Small Forward
Jimmy Butler – 21/4/5 [ $8,900 / $8,600 ] After missing 4 straight contests with a knee injury, Jimmy Butler has provided decent production in his 3 matches back and is in a prime position tonight versus the Milwaukee Bucks. It’s pretty clear that Butler will see Giannis defense, however, the Bucks have had trouble in defending small forwards, ranking near the bottom in DvP, lately.
Dillon Brooks – 8/1/3 [ $4,000 / $4,400 ] Similarly to his teammate, Wayne Selden, Dillon Brooks has seen more of a defined role, which has been mainly due to the insane amount of injuries Memphis has dealt with over the season. Brooks will allow you to save salary and fill up with studs elsewhere, while still affording you around 30+ minutes, and a sweet matchup versus Detroit.
• Power Forward
LaMarcus Aldridge – 22/8/1 [ $8,900 / $7,700 ] This is an iffy spot for LaMarcus Aldridge, because even though he should easily see the bulk of San Antonio’s usage, the Rockets have been elite at limiting opposing power forward production. There are some nice benefits to rostering Aldridge tonight, notably his cheap price, and Houston has allowed 47.7 points in the paint per game.
Taj Gibson – 12/7 [ $5,400 / $5,400 ] Targeting Milwaukee down low has been consistent all season long, especially after trading Greg Monroe to the Suns, allowing bruisers like Taj Gibson ample comfort to get things done. The Bucks grab only 31 defensive rebounds per game, the same as the Timberwolves (opening John Henson), and rank 20th defensively with a 106.7 team rating.
Karl-Anthony Towns – 19/12/1 [ $9,300 / $8,700 ] Definitely my favorite play on tonight’s slate, for the same reasons said above, but in a grander, more dominant factor, as Karl-Anthony Towns has been a double double machine as of late. Towns’ game logs haven’t looked overwhelming since his big night in Houston, however, this matchup is just too damn good to for me to pass up.
Jonas Valanciunas – 11/8 [ $6,300 / $5,600 ] Interestingly enough, and odd as it is, when Fred VanVleet has been out, as he will be tonight, Jonas Valanciunas has seen a nice bump in production, and it only gets better against Washington. I will continue to echo this, to which Steven Adams backed me up with his solid outing of 16/12/1, the Wizards struggle against physical big men.
Extras: Westbrook, Harden, Giannis, Anthony, Capela.