Player to Target- Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat
Luka is in a smash spot tonight. Fitting him with any top level plays is going to be tough without much value on the slate. Bam Adebayo on the other hand has a perfect matchup to crush on a slate where the center position is not as stacked as usual.
Adebayo has a matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder that is without Nerlens Noel and Steven Adams is currently listed as questionable. That leaves the Thunder with a potential of playing major minutes for Mike Muscala. While Muscala can be a sneaky point producer, he does not matchup with Adebayo on the boards or on the defensive end.
Games to Stack- Atlanta Hawks/San Antonio Spurs or Cleveland Cavaliers/Memphis Grizzlies
Grizzlies vs Cavaliers is as juicy as can be for a fantasy matchup. For the Grizzlies, Ja Morant as almost a must play, while Dillon Brooks and Jo-Val are players that can be greta secondary options against the weak defense of the Cavaliers. Brooks stands out the most to me as he will likely be looking at the defense of either Darius Garland or Cedi Osman which at $5.8K even for a scoring dependant player still has a lot of value.
Never forget about Kevin Love, with the uptempo pace of the Grizzlies he could see some time playing the five against younger foul prone defenders. This game is tied for the highest total on the slate at 230, find some pieces and begin your build.
Favorite Value Play- Lonnie Walker, San Antonio Spurs
I have been waiting for a chance to play Lonnie Walker. With the injury to Rudy Gay, Walker finds himself in great spot, seeing a usage rate of 23% without Gay on the floor and 25% with the second unit.
Walker’s price is set at just $3.2K will allow you to stack two stars or just to fit Luka and some mid-level plays.
PG: Shabazz Napier, Minnesota Timberwolves
SG: Lonnie Walker, San Antonio Spurs
SF: Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies
PF: Dom Sabonis, Indiana Pacers
C: Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat
G: Malcolm Brogdon, Indiana Pacers
F: Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers
Util: Marc Gasol, Toronto Raptors
Other value I like tonight:
Luke Kornet, Chicago Bulls
Pascal Siakim, Toronto Raptors