Jaguar Lou’s Core Plays for 2/3/2018
If you’re not max entering GPP tournaments, I strongly recommend only playing single entry and 3-5 person leagues.
PG Goran Dragic – 6,500 FD & 6,500 DK
With Hassan Whiteside confirmed out for tonight’s game, Goran Dragic has a significant usage uptick along with a nice matchup. Dragic will see Ish Smith, a subpar defender and an easy matchup for the Heat’s starting point guard and best remaining scorer in the starting lineup. Detroit’s strengths are clearly at the 4 & 5 positions, leaving the heavy lifting to Dragic and Richardson as I expect Kelly Olynyk, James Johnson and Bam Adebayo to have a ton on their plates. Dragic is a safe play at reasonable pricing on both sites.
Other GPP PG Option(s): Stephen Curry, D’Aaron Fox & Elfrid Payton
SG Bradley Beal – 9,200 FD & 9,100 DK
With John Wall still injured, Washington continues to play the matchups. Bradley Beal see’s the best matchup of the night without a doubt vs. Evan Fournier. Despite the fact that I also like the SF’s from Washington (Porter and Oubre Jr.), Beal should be a safe play who also carries massive upside against hobbled Magic team who are without Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic tonight.
Other GPP SG Option(s): J.R Smith (GPP Punt)
SF Jimmy Butler – 8,900 FD & 8,900 DK
Jimmy Butler is at reasonable pricing for an elite player at a position I don’t love. I have money considering I’m paying down at other positions, so Butler will be locked in by default - A safe elite play at a position that is very sneaky tonight.
Other Small Forward Option(s): Lebron James, Danilo Gallinari, Josh Richardson & Luc Mbah a Moute/Gerald Green (GPP)
PF Blake Griffin – 9,300 FD & 8,200 DK
Expect Blake Griffin to continue his stellar play against a Miami Heat team that will be without Hassan Whiteside. Containing Andre Drummond is one thing, but with Griffin now in Detroit, it will be nearly impossible to cover, expect one if not both to certainly go off.
Other Power Forward Option(s): Markieff Morris
C Andre Drummond – 10,200 FD & 8,500 DK
As I mentioned in Griffin’s write up, the Heat will be without Hassan Whiteside, leaving Kelly Olynyk, James Johnson and Bam Adebayo to guard two of the best big men in the league. Pairing lineups with Bam and Griffin OR James Johnson and Drummond would make sense. Great DK play.
Other Center Option(s): Joel Embiid & Pau Gasol