It’s another Wednesday but what makes this Wednesday so special is that it’s filled with an 11 game slate from the NBA. Another Wednesday to play daily hoop and another day to win some cash. I have looked over these games in detail and am proud to say that these featured players will be the difference in an ‘L’ or a ‘W’ for us. Let’s go for the ‘W’ tonight. Here are your plays.
Brandon Knight PG Detroit Pistons ($7600 Salary at FANDUEL) – If there is one thing that you could literally say about Knight is that he improves with each and every start. He’s just coming off of a great stat line versus the Cleveland Cavaliers where Brandon put up 17 points (5-13 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 7-7 FT) to go along with 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Keep in mind that this is coming from a guy who is playing with an injured thigh. The Pistons rotation has been shorten, hence the extra minutes that the big guns are receiving. Knights production, in this spot tonight against the Warriors, screams double-double. No need to scream, I hear you.
Projection: 18 pts / 6 ast / 6 reb / 2 stl
Arron Afflalo SG Orlando Magic ($5300 Salary at FANDUEL) – Here’s another player who will have a great night of fantasy production. Arron has been on a tear over the last two games and it’s this writers opinion that it will continue into tonight game against the Jazz. Afflalo is coming off of a 30 point game (11-18 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT) against the Lakers this past Sunday, Arron also added into the mix with 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal while logging in a big 40 minutes. His best fantasy performance to date, can he duplicate that? Maybe not those exact numbers but he’ll be in the vicinity of them. Another big fantasy night in store for Arron.
Projection: 25 pts / 3 ast / 5 reb / 2 stl
Danilo Gallinari SF Denver Rockets ($6400 Salary at FANDUEL) – I know, I know. Gallinari isn’t the most consistent shooter in the NBA or for that matter the Rockets. What has ticked me off about this kid is his inability to register a flippin’ double-double. He has only obtained one DD since the season has started and I’m looking for number two here tonight. Danilo has been close on so many occasions in obtaining double-double status. I say that he’ll punch it in tonight when he goes up against the Atlanta Hawks in what should be an extremely close game. If he logs in his regular 30-plus minutes this should be a cake-walk.
Projection: 27 pts / 4 ast / 9 reb / 1 blk / 2 stl
David Lee PF Golden State Warriors ($8600 Salary at FANDUEL) – Lee is quietly putting up beast-like numbers basically every single night. He obviously doesn’t get the attention that his peers get but that’s a good thing. I hope Joe Public keeps ignoring him, that will keep his price tag stable.Lee has just recently come off of 6 straight double-double games. That’s right, six. In his last game against the Orlando Magic Lee fell short having scored 22 points but only grabbing 9 rebounds. One short. Tonight versus the Pistons, Lee begins his next double-double streak and will do so in ‘beast-like’ fashion.
Projection: 24 pts / 5 ast / 11 reb / 2 blk / 2 stl
Greg Monroe C Detroit Pistons ($7600 Salary at FANDUEL) – I’ve been personally starting Monroe on numerous occasions. Tonight will mark another one of those glorious occasions. I will be starting Greg tonight and will count on him to turn it around after his two last outings. In his last two starts Monroe was less than average to say the least. Tonight he’ll be facing a Golden State Warrior team that he blew apart the last time he faced them. Monroe was ‘fantasy city’ during that game. He ended the night with 25 points, 1 assist, 8 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal. I’m looking for a similar, if not better stat line from Greg tonight and he’ll get it too. Start him, best value at center on the whole card today. Price is up there a bit but worth every nickel.
Projection: 26 pts / 3 ast / 13 reb / 2 blk / 1 stl