The Wednesday slate is busy, as usual, with nine games across the country tonight. Any night this crowded requires you to first pick your stars, regardless of position. The only spot without a player priced north of $10,000 tonight is small forward, where Paul George tops the position at $8,900.
That, right there, is your first source of value. George is playing like a $9,500 player in the early going, but the pricing simply hasn’t caught up. Pair him with one of the five-figure players (Steph Curry? James Harden? DeMarcus Cousins?), and you’ll give yourself a shot at a win tonight.
All prices courtesy of FanDuel and based on a $60,000 budget.
PG: Stephen Curry ($10,700) @ MEM: Curry has posted two straight down games, at least by his standards. What are the chances that streak extends to three? The Grizzlies have allowed the eighth-most fantasy points per game to point guards, and this is a relative bargain price for Curry.
SG: Victor Oladipo ($7900) vs. LAL: The Magic ask Oladipo to do pretty much everything, and he has delivered while playing 38.5 minutes per game this season. He’ll also catch a bit of a break on the defensive end tonight, with Kobe Bryant likely out due to a sore back.
SF: Omri Casspi ($4,200) vs. DET: We already discussed George above. If you need a second, cheap small forward, Casspi fits that bill. Since seeing an increase in minutes over the weekend, he has put up at least 28 FanDuel points in two of his last three games. Even with Cousins back, Casspi is a good bet for 25 minutes tonight.
PF: Ryan Anderson ($5800) @ ATL: Anderson has scored at least 33.3 FanDuel points in his last two games, and could have an increased role on Wednesday if Anthony Davis has to sit because of his hip issue. We know what Anderson can do when he gets hot, and he can make Paul Millsap uncomfortable guarding him on the perimeter.
C: Greg Monroe ($8200) @ DEN: Monroe has been an all-around monster over the last 10 days, averaging 17.2 points, 10 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 steals and one block over his last five games. That has him up to 37.5 FanDuel PPG on the season.