Unlike most in the DFS world I really enjoy a smaller slate. Five gamers allow you go play a stars and scrubs lineup and have a great chance to win. You can highlight a few players you want to watch. Here are the picks for tonights slate.
PG: Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors ($8,900)
I am drawn to a Warriors stack after the embarasment from Christmas night. The Blazers have been underwhelming to say the least and have a serious issues guarding the three. Damian Lillard on the other end seems like a solid play but I am going heavy Warriors tonight.
SG: Brandon Ingram, Los Angeles Lakers ($5,800)
No Lebron, this becomes Ingrams team again whether the fans want it or not.
SF: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors ($9,300)
I reference my Steph Curry reasoning.
PF: Noah Vonleh, New York Knicks ($5,600)
Vonleh seems to be the only matchup the Knicks have against Giannis. He has played like the player people thought he would be coming out of Indiana. Vonleh also just put up 36 points on Christmas day against the same Bucks team he is playing tonight. Low cost for a solid matchup.
C: Ivica Zubac, Los Angeles Lakers ($5,400)
This pick could change depending on the health of Javale McGee, no matter what Zubac has been very impressive when given time to play. Centers versus Kings are also always a solid play.
G: Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers ($5,500)
Ball is a similar play to Zubac. With Rondo out he will be the primary point guard. Again PG’s versus Kings is also a solid play on most nights.
F: Gordon Hayward, Boston Celtics ($4,700)
Not gonna lie this one is a wildcard pick against a poor Houston defense. Hayward has been streaky all season, but brings multiple potential options for points. Hayward has been consistent with 25 minutes per game and could have a couple of nice matchups in this one.
UTL: Nemanja Bjelica, Sacramento Kings ($4,800)
Bjelica is a solid player and the Kings will need to use their bench playing back to back games.
I will look to make changes based on injuries. Also may look to stack more Kings/Lakers players. Want to stick with Durant and Curry as my star plays.