We have a big 11-game NBA slate on deck for tonight. Some of the games' top players sit atop the board salary-wise. There are two marquee matchups tonight: the Bucks and Celtics play in Boston while the Clippers and Jazz face off in Utah. The Rockets-Wizards game has the highest implied point-total tonight followed by the Suns-Warriors game.
Here is an early look at some of my favorite potential plays on FanDuel:
SF Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks ($11,600)
The league's reigning MVP travels to Boston for one of tonight's marquee matchups. You have to heavily pay to get "The Greek Freak," but that's what happens when you average 58 FanDuel points per game.
SG James Harden, Houston Rockets ($11,000)
James Harden is off to a slow start this season. The sharpshooter has only converted six-of-40 three-point shots over the first few games. Harden's price and recent struggles may drive his ownership down, but he is well worth the risk against the Wizards tonight.
PG Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics ($8,400)
The Celtics' new leader Kemba Walker has a great price tonight, plus he may be overlooked due to the plethora of top-heavy point guards on tonight's slate. Walker's fantasy production has risen in every game he has played. Expect that trend to continue tonight as Walker will have to keep pace with Anetokounmpo in order to keep the C's in the game.
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Best of the rest
PF Frank Kaminsky, Phoenix Suns ($5,700)
I think I'm going to get a Frank Kaminsky jersey. That's how much fun it has been watching him and the Suns play this season. Look for Kaminsky to do work in the game with the second-highest implied total of the night. He is already averaging close to 30 FanDuel points per contest.
PF Nerlens Noel, Oklahoma City Thunder ($3,800)
Noel has seen his minutes and fantasy production go up over the past two games. He should easily exceed his value tonight against a Blazer team giving up the 26th-most points to opposing power forwards.
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