NBA FanCave Favorites – 3/9
Hey FanCavers, tonight we have an awesome 10 game slate, filled with so much value and opportunity that you can go a lot of different ways. So, with that said, I’ll be giving you 5 plays that look promising and are in solid spots. Let’s get into it!
Frank Mason III ( $3,900 / $3,800 )
De’Aaron Fox has already been ruled for tonight’s contest against the Magic, leaving Frank Mason as the only point guard left on this Kings’ roster, as they traded veteran George Hill to the Cavaliers during the trade deadline, earlier.
At an extremely low price range, Mason has plenty of room for upside and an easy to reach floor, seeing as he’s in line to see 30+ minutes tonight and he showed last game that he is very capable of playing well, when called upon.
The rookie will get a depleted Orlando team that owns the 27th ranked defense in the league with a 108.8 team defensive rating and allows opponents to shoot an average of 47.3% from the field, making him a solid, but likely chalky play.
Jrue Holiday ( $8,500 / $8,500 )
Consistency has been key for Jrue Holiday, as he’s put up 43.1+ FanDuel points in 7 of his last 10 outings and with Anthony Davis doubtful to play tonight, he’ll have to step up and carry the majority burden of the offensive load, in this one.
With so many other solid shooting guards available, Holiday might not see as much ownership as he should, but that’s not to be expected of, as he’s played fantastic as of late and remains rather affordable for what his production garners.
The Wizards will be a tough test, as they place 12th in the league defensively with 105.7 team defensive rating and have been so dialed in, even without John Wall, which has made them less predictable and definitely more dynamic.
Kevin Durant ( $9,800 / $8,900 )
This should come as no surprise, as the injury to Stephen Curry has opened the door for Kevin Durant to do whatever he wants with this juggernaut of an offense and he performed incredibly when Curry went down, earlier in the season.
In the previous meeting with the Portland Trailblazers, Durant dropped an insane 50 real point outing, leading him to a crazy 69.4 FanDuel point effort and while that’s not necessarily fair to expect again, he’s in an amazing situation, here.
His price is just simply too low, especially considering the scenario, so for me personally, I feel no need to pay up to the other studs at the position, seeing as this is just one of those no-brainer lock him in spots, you can’t afford to miss.
Nikola Vucevic ( $9,200 / $8,300 )
Going back to the Magic and Kings game, Nikola Vucevic finds himself without both Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon, which puts him in a prime spot to see a ton of usage and run the offense through his post game, as the main/top option.
Since returning from injury, Vucevic has played well but not great, scoring in the double digits throughout all 8 games back and he has put up 3 double doubles in his prior 4 matches, to which he should be able to do in this one, as well.
Sacramento has been terrible versus centers all year, ranking 28th among the league in rebound percentage at an average of just 47.9% and although they limit paint production quite nicely, Willie Cauley-Stein will not suit up for this game.