Jaguar Lou’s Top Picks for 1/20/2018
If you’re not max entering GPP tournaments, I strongly recommend only playing single entry and 3-5 person leagues.
PG Eric Bledsoe – 7,000 FD & 7,600 DK
With Giannis Antetokounmpo out for tonight’s game against the 76ers, usage/offensive production should simply shift to Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton. In a game that has the Bucks as underdogs by 7 points with a 213 over-under, Bledsoe and Middleton will be relied upon to carry the offense tonight. Normally I’d be nervous about the blowout without “The Greek Freak” but Bledsoe and Middleton have favorable matchups against whoever the 76ers throw at them, be it Covington, Simmons or McConnell. if you go the Bledsoe and Middleton route, I think it’s imperative to have Joel Embiid as well. Your hoping in this scenario the game stays close, that only happens if all three of these players I’ve mentioned perform well – and I do believe they all will hit value tonight at reasonable salaries.
Other GPP PG Option(s): Dennis Schroder, Damian Lillard & Jerian Grant (GPP/Punt)
SG Justin Holiday – 6,000 FD & 5,700 DK **All Day/Early**
With Kris Dunn confirmed out for tonight’s game, Jerian Grant will be running the point for the Bulls. Although Grant has a slight chance of stealing the show (very slight), I believe the usage will go right to Justin Holiday. Zach LaVine is still easing his way back from a three-month hiatus which leaves Justin Holiday, a reliable fantasy player on the defensive and offensive side of the court. I don’t think Grant is very reliable tonight as I expect Dennis Schroder to keep him very busy. Holiday has been inconsistent as of late, but I believe with Dunn sidelined for tonight’s game against Atlanta, Justin Holiday has the best chance of reaching/exceed value at such a reasonable salary.
Other GPP SG Option(s): Khris Middleton, Klay Thompson & Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (GPP)
SF Robert Covington – 5,100 FD & 5,000 DK
With Redick and Bayless out as well, I think this is the most stackable game of the night. Yes, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot could be a nice value play with the injuries but I think Covington is the one who benefits from these injuries the most. I’m expecting Covington to pick up the slack for a 76ers team who are slightly hobbled – Stacking 5-6 total players from this game could be very lucrative.
Other Small Forward Option(s): Kevin Durant & Josh Richardson (If Tyler Johnson is out)
PF John Henson – 5,200 FD & 4,600 DK
As I’ve mentioned, Giannis Antetokounmpo is out for tonight’s game. John Henson is another Buck that should see an uptick in minutes, offensive usage, shot attempts etc. His price is low and if you’re hoping the game stays close I have no problem rostering all three Bucks in one lineup (the three being Bledsoe, Middleton and Henson).
Other Power Forward Option(s): Anthony Davis
C Joel Embiid – 10,500 FD & 10,400 DK
Joel Embiid has too high of a ceiling to fade on FanDuel. With FanDuel changing their scoring rules this past year giving three points each for steals and blocks, players like Joel Embiid and Anthony Davis become extremely hard to fade. There is value on the slate tonight, rostering one/two elite players shouldn’t be hard to figure out.
Other Center Option(s): Robin Lopez **Early/All Day** & Karl Anthony Towns