There are just three games on the schedule tonight, so everyone playing daily fantasy should start off by asking themselves the following question: How can I get Stephen Curry and Blake Griffin in my lineups tonight? When you look at floor, ceiling and consistency, they’ve been two of the three best performers this season, alongside Andre Drummond.
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PG: Brandon Knight ($6,700) vs. LAC: Knight is one of many intriguing Suns available on Thursday’s slate. He had five straight games with at least 30 fantasy points before Sunday’s dud. He and his teammates have also had three days off since, while the Clippers are on the second night of a back-to-back. Expect the Suns to take advantage. The over/under on this game is 209.5.
SG: Eric Bledsoe ($8,300) vs. LAC: All the points made above about the matchup apply here, with one cherry on top for Bledsoe. The Clippers have allowed the eighth-most fantasy points per game to shooting guards this season.
SF: Justise Winslow ($3,700) vs. UTAH: You have to go cheap somewhere, so why not throw a dart at a guy with tremendous upside? Winslow has averaged 33 minutes over his last four games, and while Utah has a great defense, they’ve been friendliest to small forwards of the five positions on the floor.
PF: Derrick Favors ($7,800) @ MIA: Favors has scored at least 35 fantasy points in all but two games this season. Pay no attention to his 32.9 FPPG average. An 8.6-point effort in a game in which he played just 15 minutes is still weighing that down.
C: Tyson Chandler ($5,700) vs. LAC: Chandler had 14 points and 17 rebounds in 36 minutes in the Suns’ last game against the Clippers. They’ve also had trouble with centers, allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to the position.