Another weekend is upon us and what better way to celebrate it then with Friday night Fantasy NBA. There are eleven games to set our sites on and we are locked and loaded on some vey high value going tonight. Let’s get right to the fantasy basketball plays for tonight.
Goran Dragic PG Phoenix Suns ($7400 Salary at DraftKings) – Listen, I’m going to let you in on a little secret if you didn’t already know. Dragic has scored double-digit points in every single game this year. Besides that Goran is hitting his 3-pointers at a great percentage. In his last five games Goran has gone 11-of-23 in the trey department. He is however coming off one of his lowest fantasy point total. Having only gotten 10 points in his last game chances are he probably screwed you out of some cabbage. Fear not. When Goran has a rotten game more times than not he comes right back with a beast-mode performance. Always take a very good player after a lousy game.
Projection: 19 pts / 8 ast / 5 reb / 1 blk / 3 stl
Tony Allen SG Memphis Grizzlies ($4300 Salary at DraftKings) – Allen may not log in 35 minutes per game but I can assure you that in the 25 minutes that he does log in he makes the most of it. Tonight he’ll be facing the Detroit Pistons who he usually does very well against. In his most recent starts against the Pistons Allen has an average of 12 points while logging in 24 minutes. The good news here is that Tonys rebounds are up from the last time he met them, blocks and steals as well. Look for an above average stat line here with Allen rested I can only see positive things happening here. Wouldn’t mind him logging in another 5 -7 minutes though.
Projection: 14 pts / 2 ast / 7 reb / 2 blk / 3 stl
Paul George SF Indiana Pacers ($6700 Salary at DraftKings) – If you need a very reliable. (Keyword here, reliable) SF for your line-up without breaking your bank and leaving a little bit of room for a higher priced stud, then George is most definitly your man. The beautiful thing about starting George is that his price is basically still sitting at the mid-range price level. I feel one of those games, not like the one against New Orleans (37 points) somewhere in the mid-20 point range. George will not, I repeat, will not be pressured or contained by anyone on the Kings, I’m pretty sure about that.Start George in anything that you have going tonight, high value return for a mid-range price.
Projection: 24 pts / 4 ast / 9 reb / 1 blk / 2 stl
Zach Randolph PF Memphis Grizzlies ($7600 Salary at DraftKings) – You know how well the Memphis Grizzlies have been doing right? Unless you have been living in a cave, then chances are you know that the Grizzlies are the hottest club in the NBA right now. One of the main reasons for their success is this man, Zach Randolph. Here’s another stat that you may not be aware of, Randolph has had a double-double in evry single game this season except one and that happened 2 games ago versus the Cavaliers (19 points / 8 rebounds). He is literally good for a double-double every single night, literally. I promise you that if you start him tonight against the Pistons where he’ll be matched-up against Maxiell. Yeah, right. Stat Sheet Stuffer Alert !!!
Projection: 19 pts / 5 ast / 15 reb / 1 blk / 1 stl
Tyson Chandler C New York Knicks ($6100 Salary at DraftKings)- Okay, I really need your attention here, what I am about to say is important. Doo you realize what he has accomplished in his last 5 games. Look at these numbers. Field Goal Percentage the last 5 games: 4 for 4 vs. Milwaukee / 12 for 13 vs. Brooklyn / 3 for 4 vs. Detroit / 3 for 4 vs. Houston / 8 for 9 vs. Dallas. You’re talking 30 for 34 in his last 5 games !!! Talk about ‘hot’. C’mon, Tyson is a machine, he can’t be human. Regardless, start the machine and you’ll be thankful that you did.
Projection: 25 pts / 1 ast / 11 reb / 2 blk / 2 stl