Today we have a 7 game slate. Before I dive into the games I am going to explain the format I will use in my articles. I specialize on Fanduel but I am starting to try out Draftkings and I will see how it goes, so, for now, the articles will be for plays I like on Fanduel. Each article will have my 5 favorite plays, 1 from each position. I will also include my favorite game to target for each slate. I won’t just point out obvious high priced plays either. I will involve value plays as well. If there are any terms you don’t understand you can view my Guide to Daily Fantasy Sports or just tweet me @DfsSwaggyC . Now time to get into tonight’s games.
My Fab Five
Eric Bledsoe $6,600
Points Needed to Hit Value= 33
Eric Bledsoe is my play at PG. Bledsoe is in a prime matchup tonight against the Mavs. This season the Mavs are the second worst team against PGs and in the last 5 games they are dead last and it’s not even close. In those games the Mavs faced off against John Wall, Jeff Teague, Russell Westbrook, Patty Mills/Dejounte Murray and Iman Shumpert and they gave up an average of 58.1 FDP. I believe Bledsoe will do the same as that group of PGs and continue to beat up on Dennis Smith Jr.
Alec Burks $3,200
Points Needed to Hit Value= 16
Alec Burks is my play at Shooting Guard today. Burks was my main play at SG last night as well. In the games that he has played at least 20 minutes, he has averaged 23 FDP. With a player almost at the minimum salary, these are great scores and it gives you great value. Tonight Rubio and Sefolosha will still be out and Burks will receive at least 20 minutes so I think he will hit his value easily.
Robert Covington $6,700
Points Needed to Hit Value= 33.5
Robert Covington is my play at SF tonight. Last time Covington played GS it was last week and he only has 21 FDP. I believe that will cause people to pass up on him. All of the Sixer players put up lackluster stats that game. I can see Philadelphia putting up good numbers tonight and a strong overall team performance as well. I can see Covington putting up big numbers like he has many times already in this season.
John Henson $5,500
Points Needed to Hit Value= 27.5
John Henson is my play at the 4 spot tonight. The Mavs are right around the middle of the pack in DvP against PFs. The one weakness the Mavs have is rebounding. When you look at the Mavs big men there is not one who is a ferocious rebounder or a defensive anchor in the paint. I can see Henson putting up a double double en route to hitting value.
Al Horford $7,300
Points Needed to Hit Value= 36.5
Al Horford is my big man tonight. He is facing the Hawks tonight. The Hawks are the 8th worst team against big men so far this year. Horford has put up good numbers this year. I was stuck between him and Marc Gasol but I believe Gasol will be higher owned after his monster performance against the Pacers. With that being said I think both Gasol and Horford are great plays tonight.
My Game of the Night
Utah Jazz @ Orlando Magic
This game has a ton of good value on the Utah side and a few good mid-range plays on the Magic side. With Utah’s pace being up a bit from last year and Orlando having a fast pace I think this is a sneaky good game to target.