Hey FanCavers, this slate has a lot to like about it, so I decided to deliver you guys some of my favorite cash plays. While, there’s many ways to go, I kept things straight and simple in this one, to avoid being “cute” and straying from the pack. Let’s get into it!
( $5,600 / $5,400 )
Over his last 3 matches, Cameron Payne has seen a good amount of playing time, as he has started as of late, which has been afforded to him due to the injury that Kris Dunn suffered and now, Antonio Blakeney will also be out, tonight.
In those games, Payne has put up 24.2+ FanDuel points, while shooting the ball fairly well, save the meeting with the Knicks, and with Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined, as well as other Chicago guards, he should capitalize on his time.
Expect this Bull to have a high ownership, especially in cash formats, as his safe floor and situation bode very nicely for him to continue his hot play and with the extra run that he may see, I don’t doubt that he’ll outplay his recent efforts.
( $8,100 / $8,300 )
On the other side of this matchup, Khris Middleton enters without the reliability of his All-Star teammate, which will definitely increase both his minutes and usage and if one thing’s for certain, it’s that he’s been a very consistent player.
During his last 7 contests, Middleton has failed to reach 35+ FanDuel points just twice and in that time, he’s scored 22+ points per game and to “paint a more ‘attractive’ painting,” he’s put up 45+ FanDuel points in his previous 2 outings.
Again, I’d expect to see an extremely high ownership on him, mainly due to the scenario, but it doesn’t hurt that this is a great spot for him to attack and his price, although it has been raised noticeably, remains to be rather reasonable.
( $13,100 / $12,100 )
You already knew this was coming, as LeBron James has been absolutely dominant over his last 5 games, which as we all know, started against the Phoenix Suns and for good reason, he should be in all of your cash lineups for this slate.
As noted, throughout LeBron’s run of tyranny, he’s put up 68.9+ FanDuel points (INSANE) and notched 3 triple doubles and just last match, he scored 35 points, dished 17 assists, grabbed 7 rebounds and the best part, he had 0 turnovers.
In both cash games and even gpp tournaments, I think he’ll be a staple, or at least a building block, seeing as the Suns rank dead last in the league defensively, as they possess a 110.9 team defensive rating and play at the 2nd fastest pace.
( $5,700 / $5,400 )
Going back to the Milwaukee Bucks side of things and no surprise here, as Jabari Parker has been seeing more and more time, since returning from his injury and I’d expect that to continue without the luxury of rolling out “Greek Freak.”
During his 20 games played, Parker has been hit or miss at times, which is to be expected as he shakes off the rust and is now sharing the ball with the new addition that is Eric Bledsoe, but tonight, he sees himself in a solid opportunity.
At his low to mid-tier price range, he could have some elevated ownership all around, however, I believe that he could really do some damage in this meeting and do his best to prove to people that he still can be the player that they need.