I’m going cheap at the lead guard position for today’s slate, as I’ve rostered both Cory Joseph and Derrick Rose. The price of the two are both below the 4k threshold which gives you the money to spend in other areas.
Harden ended Game 1 with a 16 point fourth quarter, proving more that he’s going to get basically whatever he wants against the 8th seeded Timberwolves.
The Cavs have been one of the worst teams all season long at defending the shooting guard position and that continued in Game 1 of the playoffs as the first time All-Star finished 7+ points over his price point value. I would expect more of the same tonight.
After not losing a Game 1 in the first round of the playoffs in over five years, it’s hard not to bet on “The King” to have a big night to try and tie up the series.
O’Neale isn’t expected to jump off the page for anyone, but this guy’s defense is a force. He’s capable of getting a couple of steals, as well as the potential block. If he’s able to rack up 7-10 points in his limited minute he has a chance to exceed his value and that could move your roster to the top of any tournament.
Crowder has finally found himself again as a member of the Jazz. His defensive prowess will be key in trying to slow down any of the OKC big three. He’s exceeded his price-point value in four straight games and I’m betting that streak continues.
Larry Nance Jr.
The Cavs played Nance both at the four and five in Game 1, which resulted in 29 minutes of action and a 23.5 fantasy point night. If he’s able to replicate that same type of production in Game 2, that would make back-to-back playoff games where he’s exceeded his value. That’s going to happen.
Turner is the perfect center for this matchup against the Cavs, as he’s able to step out to the 3-point line to defend Kevin Love in pick-and-pop situations, as well as defend the basket with a purpose. With guys like Rudy Gobert, Karl-Anthony Towns, Clint Capela and Steven Adams all on tonight’s slate, Turner could be the lowest owner of them all and his upside is as high as the best of them.