Need help with your NBA daily fantasy lineup? Here are five players to watch.
We’ve got another seven-game slate on Tuesday, but this one feels like it has decidedly more star power than Monday’s schedule. That will happen when Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, John Wall and Carmelo Anthony are all in action. The question for tonight is how do you fit two of those players into the same lineup? One part of the answer rests in Minnesota, where one of the league’s hottest players is blossoming before our eyes.
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PG: Russell Westbrook ($10,900) @ WAS: Fade Westbrook at your own risk. The Thunder star is averaging better than 50 fantasy points per game, and has scored at least 48 fantasy points in five of his team’s seven games this season. He and Wall on the same floor is appointment television.
SG: Eric Gordon ($5,500) vs. DAL: Gordon has found his stroke recently, putting up consecutive games with at least 30 fantasy points. You want to target this game and its 210.5 over/under, the highest on the board tonight.
SF: Andrew Wiggins ($6,900): We have all seen the future, and it’s Wiggins as a go-to scorer. After scoring 31 points against the Bulls on Saturday, Wiggins poured in 33 in a win over the Hawks on Monday. Don’t worry about tired legs for the 20-year-old, either. Before his scoring explosion, he hadn’t played more than 31 minutes in a game.
PF: Anthony Davis ($10,800) vs. DAL: There’s just no way to feel great about a lineup tonight without including Davis. He’s averaging 50 fantasy points in his last four games, and Dallas has allowed the second-most points per game to the power forward position. The 210.5 over/under is just the cherry on top for the league’s best big man.
C: Jonas Valanciunas ($6,300) vs. NYK: Valanciunas’s steady hand makes him a value at the center position, something we need after rostering Westbrook and Davis, and something everyone have to will look for so long as they get two of the big names in their lineup. The Toronto center has scored at least 25 fantasy points in all but one game this season.