By Dr. Joe Thompson, Mostly Sports Daily Fantasy Doctor: Twitter @DrJoeThompson
It’s crazy what’s happening with my writing. If I post a take about someone posterizing another player, chances are they’re gonna get posterized pretty soon. My example today: Boban Marjanovic. He wanted to challenge Alex Len and Len did him bad not once but twice.
However, all is good for Boban. The guy gives hope to me and every male in the world. If Boban can get a wife like this, we all can. SERIOUSLY.
For each day this weekend, you should be looking to roster these players.
Fantasy Point (FP) references in this article reflect DraftKings Fantasy NBA Scoring.
PG Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder @ Dallas–Last week, Westbrook got ejected in a meaningless game at home against the Mavericks after he got tangled up with J.J. Barea. Seeing that Westbrook is a competitor, I doubt he has forgotten his exchanges with Barea and the Mavs. Westbrook is also playing great lately, flirting with triple-doubles on a nightly basis. I expect a huge night for Westbrook against the Mavs who should be playing at full strength.
SG Monta Ellis, Indiana Pacers @ Golden State–Ellis is returning to the Bay Area where he spent the early part of his career and found his NBA identity as a scorer and fleet footed defender. I’m picking Monta because George Hill has already been ruled out for tonight meaning Monta will slide over to the PG position once again. The Pacers have 3 horses that can keep them in the race (highest O/U on the board tonight) and they will need Monta to lead the way.
C Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls @ Boston–Gasol is coming off a bad game against the Warriors (they have that effect on several players). He’ll be looking to get back to his dominant ways tonight against the Celtics frontline. He’s benefitting greatly from Joakim Noah going down, as he’s getting more touches and more minutes.
PG Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets vs. New York–Kemba has been playing well lately and is the most consistent offensive player for the Hornets right now. He’ll be going up against Jose Calderon who is not traditionally known for his defense. Kemba had a solid outing in his last game but it wasn’t enough to get value against the Thunder. With an easier opponent, I see Kemba getting loose.
SF Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit–Gallo continues to be the best offensive threat and consistent scorer for the Nuggets. Despite what opposing defenses run at Gallo, he continues to produce in the scoring department and can provide nice passing on occasion. Detroit will be in the middle of a long road trip and will be their 3rd game in 4 nights. I expect them to be a little fatigued going into the game. This seems like a good game for Gallo to go off and have a huge night.
PF DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana–I’m not jumping off Cousins (phrasing) for anyone. He’s playing at a very high level and doing it against numerous double and triple-teams. The Pacers are also in the midst of a West Coast road trip and this will be their second game in a back-to-back. I expect an uptempo game and with a thin front line for the Pacers, Boogie should have his way with the Pacers.
PG Deron Williams, Dallas Mavericks @ Houston–DWill is very consistent with his occasional breakout performance. The Rockets have been at the bottom of the barrel at defending Point Guards on DK (currently rank 26th). This should be a high-scoring game and DWill should benefit from the uptempo style of this game. Also, his price point will make him rather attractive if you don’t want to spend on PG.
SG DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors vs. LA Clippers–DeRozan and Kyle Lowry have formed arguably the top backcourt in the NBA. Both score at a high clip, pass the ball well, and rebound effectively for their position. This game should be an up-and-down affair which bodes well for both teams. However, DeRozan should thrive in this type of a game especially if he gets loose early.
C DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers @ Toronto–DJ posted a double-double last night agains the Cavs but it wasn’t his best performance as he’s still getting back to normal after being sick and missing several games. With Blake coming back next week, this will be DJ last opportunity to be the #2 option for the Clippers and he’ll certainly want to take advantage of it in this plus matchup against the Jonas Valanciunas and the Raptors.
Have a great weekend!
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