By Dr. Joe Thompson, Mostly Sports Daily Fantasy Doctor: Twitter @DrJoeThompson
What a weekend! Sad news, RIP DAVID BOWIE. Good news, I got to move into a new house. I made money on some Draft Kings & I got to eat a burger. My life is pretty good. I want yours to get better as well using my NBA picks.
- Ian Mahinmi abuses Clint Capela, who now needs counseling.
2. Kristaps with an amazing tip-dunk.
3. Vince Carter pulls a great YMCA move. Put your head down, go to your strong hand, forget anyone else is on your team, hammer home a dunk.
4. Gordon Hayward really hates Jordan Clarkson.
5. DeMar DeRozan dunks it. This is the first time the TSN announcer ever saw a dunk in real life.
6. Jeremy Lin makes Austin Rivers and Cole Aldrich look foolish then gets hammered. LIFE.
Monday Slate for January 11th, 2016
San Antonio @ Brooklyn—7:30pm EST/4:30pm PST (SA -14.5; O/U 193.0)
Washington @ Chicago—8pm EST/5pm PST (CHI -8.0; O/U 207.5)
Miami @ Golden State—10:30pm EST/7:30pm PST (GS -13.5; O/U 206.0)
Prices are courtesy of DraftKings.
Point Guard (High Value): Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors ($10,500)
Curry or Wall will be heavily owned tonight due to both being in good matchups. I’m going with Curry in that he’s the MVP, it’s the last game on the night to get some exposure, and he’s fully back from his injury. He shook off all the injury rust from his last game in a 69! fantasy point outburst against the Kings. He 69’d the shit outta them and we are all better for it. The Heat defend well against PGs (rank 1st on DK) but these type of stats go out the window when it comes to Curry and the Warriors.
Bargain(s): Goran Dragic, Miami Heat ($5,800); Shane Larkin, Brooklyn Nets ($4,400)
Shooting Guard (High Value): Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls ($8,300)
Butler has gotten 39 minutes in 4 straight games and has eclipsed at least 43 fantasy points in those 4 games (including a nice back-to-back 50+ fantasy point outing). Three of those four games were against defenses who guard well against SGs meaning it didn’t matter, Butler was gonna get his. As a result, he’s in the middle of a good stretch and should continue his high-level of play against the Wizards who are still without Bradley Beal.
Bargain(s): Garrett Temple, Washington Wizards ($4,500); Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs ($4,000)
Small Forward (High Value): Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs ($8,400)
The SF spot is slim pickings tonight with Kawhi at the top of the board. He’s expensive relative to his consistency, but when he does go off, he gets you more value than almost all SFs. He’s got a chance to have a great game tonight against the struggling Nets who will be rolling out either Bojan Bogdanovic or Joe Johnson to guard Kawhi. On the flip side of that, Kawhi should easily shut down either Bojan or Johnson tonight. The Spurs are also coming off a couple days rest and that’s a good thing for Kawhi and co.
Bargain(s): Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors ($5,000); Jared Dudley, Washington Wizards ($4,400)
Power Forward (High Value): Chris Bosh, Miami Heat ($7,800)
This is an intriguing matchup for the front court of the Heat. They will have a size advantage with Whiteside and Bosh against Green and Bogut but with the Warriors likely to go small during long stretches of the game, this will force the Heat to roll with Bosh at the 5. This is a good thing as Bosh will be called upon to score in bunches, especially since Dwayne Wade is battling shoulder problems (he’s probable for tonight).
Bargain(s): Bobby Portis, Chicago Bulls ($4,500); Nene Hilario, Washington Wizards ($3,900)
Center (High Value): Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets ($7,600)
The Nets are a mess right now but they desperately need scoring and the true scoring threat for the Nets is Brook Lopez. Joe Johnson is not the model of consistency that he used to be, therefore the scoring burden has fallen up on Lopez. The Spurs rank 19th against Centers on DK and will be keying on Lopez. However, Lopez should still get more than enough scoring opportunities to get you value at this price point.
Bargain(s): Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls ($5,400); Andrew Bogut, Golden State Warriors ($4,600)
Get well soon!