By Dr. Joe Thompson, Mostly Sports Daily Fantasy Doctor: Twitter @DrJoeThompson
Playing basketball is great. Basketball can destroy careers and simultaneously start families. Joe Johnson destroyed Jusuf Nurkic’s career.
Jusuf’s new last name is now Johnson after that. Jusuf Johnson. It makes sense. Jusuf Johnson and Joseph (Joe) Johnson.
Jusuf’s new dad also hit the game winner against the Nuggets.
Lastly, Karl-Anthony Towns sonned Dante Cunningham. Crazy world we live in.
Let’s celebrate 2 new NBA families!
Tuesday Slate for February 9th, 2016
San Antonio @ Miami—8pm EST/5pm PST (SA -6.5; O/U 193.5)
Boston @ Milwaukee—8pm EST/5pm PST (BOS -4.0; O/U 208.0)
Washington @ New York—8pm EST/5pm PST (NY -1.5; O/U 207.0)
Utah @ Dallas—8:30pm EST/5:30pm PST (DAL -1.5; O/U 183.5)
Houston @ Golden State—10:30pm EST/7:30pm PST (GS -13.5; O/U 230.0)
Prices are courtesy of DraftKings.
Point Guard (High Value): Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors ($11,000)
Steph is playing at high level and DK is going to make you pay for him. The Point Guard position is thin tonight and your only options are to pay up or roll the dice on a mid-tier option. I prefer paying up at the most important position and Steph is the best player on the board. The Warriors/Rockets tilt has the highest O/U on the board tonight and having exposure to this game with the best player is a great thing.
Bargain(s): Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets ($5,000); Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics ($4,900)
Shooting Guard (High Value): Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks ($6,700)
Middleton’s price has gone down in recent weeks as the Bucks have continued to struggle. He’s still getting heavy minutes but his shooting has not been as great. He doesn’t have the strongest matchup tonight against the Celtics but I like his ability to make plays and he’ll still fire up some shots. If the Bucks want to stay in this game, they’ll need Middleton to have a big game.
Bargain(s): Evan Turner, Boston Celtics ($5,600); Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs ($4,700)
Small Forward (High Value): Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz ($7,300)
Hayward has also seen his price fall in recent days due to his inconsistent production. However, he’s coming off a great game against Phoenix and got his mojo back. The Jazz are figuring out their roster with Derrick Favors back but they’ll still rely on Hayward to be a playmaker and to set up Favors. Although the Mavs rank 5th against SFs, I like Hayward against Chandler Parsons.
Bargain(s): Jae Crowder, Boston Celtics ($5,700); Otto Porter, Washington Wizards ($5,700)
Power Forward (High Value): Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks ($7,200)
Kristaps is starting to heat up. He’s got back to back games of at least 43 fantasy points and he’s trending up in this matchup agains the Wizards who rely heavily on Marcin Gortat to anchor their front court. This game will be high scoring and I like Kristaps getting loose at home with another double-double.
Bargain(s): Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks ($5,800); Amir Johnson, Boston Celtics ($4,600)
Center (High Value): Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets ($7,400)
I’m at the damned if I do, damned if I don’t stage with Dwight. When I play him, he fucking sucks. When I don’t, he lights it up. He’s the best center on the board tonight and if the Rockets want to have any shot at winning in Oakland, they’ll need a monster game out of Dwight. He had a solid effort by his standards in his last game to the tune of 46 fantasy points against the Trail Blazers. I like him staying on track tonight against the Warriors.
Bargain(s): Jared Sullinger, Boston Celtics ($5,200); Andrew Bogut, Golden State Warriors ($4,400)
Get well soon!