Elfrid Payton (ORL) $7,400 vs. BKN
You could spend another $500 for Ricky Rubio, but both guards really give you the same production. Rubio is playing out of his mind lately. Payton is a walking triple-double as well. In his last five games, Payton is averaging nine fantasy points over his season average. The Nets have been the second worst team against opposing point guards this season.
Evan Fournier (ORL) $5,600 vs. BKN
Another under the radar player, Evan Fournier has been playing well since the Serge Ibaka trade. Again, the Nets are among the worst defenders against shooting guards. His scoring average has increased nearly two points in his last five games. In addition, he has scored 20+ points in three straight games.
Jimmy Butler (CHI) $9,600 vs. ATL
Jimmy Butler has been doing it all for the Bulls. He should remain relatively fresh as the team has only played twice this week and that included four days off in between games. His assists have doubled in the past four games due to the absence of Dwayne Wade. Get Jimmy-Buckets in your lineups!
Ersan Ilyasova (ATL) $5,900 vs. CHI
Ersan Ilyasova should be in play tonight. Without Taj Gibson there anymore, the paint has opened up and Ilyasova is coming off a week where he pulled down a career high 18 rebounds. The tempo should favor him also with guarding Nikola Mirotic.
Meyers Leonard (POR) $3,000 vs. PHO
Jusuf Nurkic will be out two weeks with a leg injury, so Meyers Leonard will presumably be the starter for the Trail Blazers. The Suns’ up-tempo offense should benefit Leonard, who has been connecting on 45% of his 3-point attempts.
Tim Hardaway Jr. (ATL) $6,100 vs. CHI
Thabo Sefolosha is out again tonight and THJ thrived in his time as a starter. He put up 19 points in 36 minutes last game. Kent Bazemore did return, but that didn’t affect Hardaway’s playing time. Insert him into your lineup tonight.
Taurean Prince (ATL) $4,800 vs. CHI
Taurean Prince has started each of Atlanta’s last three games and is averaging 13.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, two steals and 1.3 3-pointers in 36 minutes over those three starts. He is also averaging 22.3 DraftKing points per game in his last five contests. The spread in this game is only 201, so a lot of scrappy play would benefit Prince.
Nikola Vucevic (ORL) $7,600 vs. BKN
To go off the scoring angle, this game is the highest projected for the evening at 221.5. Brook Lopez does not guard opposing centers well and Vucevic should have his way in pulling down rebounds. Lopez pull down 5.4 rebounds per game.