Elfrid Payton (ORL) $7,000 vs. CLE
Ever since Serge Ibaka was traded, Elfrid Payton has been thriving in an increased role. He triple-doubled in two straight games last week and has averages of 12.9 points, 8.6 assists and 7.6 rebounds in his last seven games. Cleveland has been atrocious on defense lately, so Payton should have his way tonight against Kyrie Irving.
Ian Clark (GSW) $3,000 vs. SAS
Someone has to score for Golden State tonight, right?! Clark might be their best offensive weapon tonight. When given the chance to play, Clark has produced decent stats. He has three 20+ point games this season and has a great chance to score a career high tonight.
LeBron James (CLE) $11,000 vs. ORL
There really is no stopping LeBron James. He took a sip from the fountain of youth on Thursday and had a dunk fest against the Pistons. He is still averaging a career high in assists this season and will look to continue his dominance tonight.
Matt Barnes (GSW) $3,300 vs. SAS
Another low-ball option in daily fantasy tonight, Barnes can fill up the stat sheet. He will enter the starting lineup thanks to 80% of the Warriors starting five resting. There was a seven game run last season where Matt Barnes yielded 15.6 points, 3.6 assists and 6.9 rebounds per game. He should be able to duplicate that tonight.
Nikola Jokic (DEN) $10,300 vs. SAC
How can you not have Nikola Jokic in your lineups on a daily basis? Moving on…
DeMar DeRozan (TOR) $8,400 vs. MIA
While this isn’t the most ideal matchup, the upside of DeRozan being the No. 1 option on offense is too good to pass up. He put up 28 points, eight rebounds and six assists last night good for 50 DraftKings points.
Jonathon Simmons (SAS) $3,900 vs. GSW
Going off the lines of the Warriors, someone has to score for the Spurs and Jonathon Simmons proved he was able to score early in the season. Then again, Greg Popovich could throw a curveball and bring someone up from the D-League. Kidding aside, Jonathon Simmons went off for 20 points, four rebounds and three assists in the season opening win against…the Warriors.
Manu Ginobli (SAS) $3,100 vs. GSW
Hopefully Ginobli can turn back the clock and put up some offense for a depleted Spurs squad tonight. He was rested last night and will look to lead a Spurs squad without Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and LaMarcus Aldridge tonight.