The NBA is in full force tonight with a 14 game lineup for FanDuel owners to cash in on. This includes a few of the games top offenses including the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets. All three of these matchups have Vegas lines of at least 206.5 making them ideal lineups to construct your lineup around.
Those three lineups also feature three of the top fantasy players in the NBA as well starting with Russell Westbrook. Westbrook has been on a tear for fantasy owners and that success should continue with Kevin Durant out of the lineup. Last night Westbrook posted his second straight triple double and finished with a 74.3 fantasy night.
Curry was able to finish with 28.6 fantasy points last night but had a terrible shooting performance connecting on just five of his 17 shot attempts. That included only hitting three of his nine shots from behind the three-point line. On the positive side that was Curry’s first game under 30 fantasy points in his last ten contests.
Then you have Harden who has five straight games after the All-Star break with at least 35 fantasy points. The bad news for fantasy owners is you might want to take it cautious with Harden as he is dealing with an ankle injury that caused him to limp after the team’s game on Wednesday Night.
Here is our complete FanDuel Lineup for tonight.
PG – Russell Westbrook ($11,200): Westbrook will be the anchor in almost everyone’s lineup tonight making him an ideal starting point. That being said it is hard to go against someone who can post a triple double almost any night of the week.
PG – Damian Lillard ($8,300): Not sure if you all took a look at the last time these two teams met? If so you might have noticed that both Lillard and Westbrook went of for forty points each.
SG – Henry Walker ($4,200): Walker will be making his third appearance for the Miami Heat this week and after an impressive 24.2 fantasy performance against the Magic he warrants a start tonight. That being said Walker would also be a good compliment to Harden if you elect to start him.
SG – Wayne Ellington ($5,000): After back to back disappointing games Ellington showed fantasy owners he has gotten past the illness he was battling. The Milwaukee Bucks have allowed the eighth most fantasy points to opposing shooting guards over the past three weeks.
SF – LeBron James ($10,400): Much like Westbrook it is hard to not go with James on most nights he is on the floor. We elected to go with LeBron James over Harden simply based on health reasons.
SF – James Johnson ($4,100): Looking for a cheap play we stuck with the Toronto Raptors small forward. Johnson gets a shot at a Golden State Warriors team allowing a league high in fantasy points over the past week to the position.
PF – Jason Thompson ($4,200): Thompson’s stock is high for tonight with the news that DeMarcus Cousins is expected to miss tonight’s contest. Thompson finished with 32.7 fantasy points in his last contest much in part with Cousins getting ejected.
PF – Luis Scola ($4,300): Scola isn’t anything to brag home about but he is consistent when he on the floor. The Pacers power forward also has the ability to put 30 plus fantasy points as well making him a great FanDuel Bargain for tonight.
C – Al Jefferson ($8,200): We like Jefferson for a few reasons tonight against the Boston Celtics. The Celtics have allowed the most fantasy points over the past week to the center position. The other reason is the Celtics are one of the higher teams in the NBA in possessions meaning they like to work fast and take shots.