Monday’s Plays of the Day
Fox had himself an amazing January where he averaged 14 points and five assists while shooting 42.5 percent from beyond the arc. The Kings are facing a tanking Bulls team that will be without their star rookie Lauri Markkanen (planned). It could be an easy night for Fox as he uses his speed to gather points and if he can continue to knock down a few wide open baskets and get some steals, he should be able to exceed his price point.
The Indiana Pacers are expected to be without Victor Oladipo (illness) and with the recent news that Darren Collison will be missing the next two to three weeks for arthoscopic knee surgery, Joesph could be given all of the minutes he can handle. Price and potentially makes him a lock for those trying to stack their roster.
The Wizards are on a four-game winning streak even without their star point guard John Wall. Bradley Beal deserves major credit for their success, as the shooting guard has been putting up big fantasy numbers. With the Pacers missing their All-Star – Victor Oadipo (illness) – in tonight’s matchup, Beal should have a strong chance to continue his strong play.
Currently listed as probable, rookie Donavan Mitchell has just been a beast this season. No matter the opponent, this guard continues to play at a high-level. Tonight he faces a Pelicans team that ranks dead last at defending point guards. While Mitchell may be listed as a shooting guard, he’s constantly having the ball in his hands.
Gallo is back in action for the Clippers and has looked solid in his first two outings since his return. The Clips are facing a Mavericks team that will be without Harrison Barnes due to an ankle injury. The fill-in starter for the Mavs has not been named yet, but looking over the roster it’s hard to see a matchup in which Gallinari wouldn’t have the upper hand in.
This is a pretty obvious one. Just like his teammate Cory Joesph, the price and potential is just too good to pass up. Stephenson can fill out a stat sheet, so don’t be surprised if he finishes with a 30+ fantasy point type of night.
Harris is still getting acclimated to his new team, but in his first game he was able together a solid line finishing with 33.8 fantasy points. The Clippers will use their versatility and quickness against this worn down Mavericks team. The matchup seems right for Harris, but I’ll be totally honest and say that this is more gut feeling than it is anything else.
This is probably my favorite play of the night. The Bulls will have no Markkanen and have also traded away Nikola Mirotic, so Portis should find himself with a sizeable role whether that be as the team’s starter or off the bench. His ability to put together defensive stats to go along with his rebounding and scoring should make for a solid night against a Kings team that is at the bottom of the league in defensive efficiency.
The guy has a chance to go off for 50+ fantasy points on a nightly basis. His price is too low in my opinion to where you can’t have him in your lineup.