The weekend has arrived giving daily fantasy owners a full slate of NBA games to cash in on. That includes a 12 game NBA scheduled for Friday Night that features some potential high scoring contests. That includes three games that currently sit with an over/under of at least 210.
Those three games include the Sacramento Kings heading to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves, the New Orleans Pelicans traveling to Phoenix to take on the Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks traveling to Oakland to take on the Golden State Warriors.
All three of those games feature some big time fantasy studs including DeMarcus Cousins, Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis. For us we are turning our attention to the Warriors/Bucks matchup as all eyes will be on this matchup after the Bucks handed the Warriors their first loss of the season last week.
Add in the fact the Warriors felt the Bucks disrespected them after the win with the way they celebrated makes nearly every member of their team a great fantasy option tonight. One of those players was Klay Thompson who will be coming off his 50 point fantasy performance including scoring 27 points in the third quarter for the Warriors on Wednesday Night.
This contest should also supply us with a few fantasy sleepers/bargains to choose as well as the Warriors are currently sitting as high as a 20 point favorite. One of those options could be Festus Ezeli at the center position and Andre Iguodala at the small forward position. Then you have John Henson, O.J. Mayo and Khris Middleton that all sit under the $6k mark for the Bucks.
Here is our NBA FanDuel lineup for Friday December 18th, 2015.
PG – Stephen Curry ($10,900): There is no way we are passing on Curry tonight in a game the Warriors are looking to blowout the Bucks. While a blowout could limit Curry’s minutes down the stretch, we will take are gamble with the NBA’s leading scorer.
PG – Ricky Rubio ($7,200): Rubio when healthy has shown he can be one of the top playmakers at the point guard position. That included he near triple double performance on Wednesday Night against the New York Knicks falling one point short of that mark. While he lacks the big time scoring performance Rubio does make up for it in the rebound and assists columns most nights.
SG – Kent Bazemore ($5,500): Looking at shooting guards below the $5k mark landed us with Bazemore. The Atlanta Hawks shooting guard has turned in some solid fantasy performance of late including at least 25 fantasy points in five of his last six games. Tonight he should get an opportunity to produce against the Boston Celtics.
SG – Eric Bledsoe ($8,800): Bledsoe is the top option at the shooting guard position tonight in a game that Vegas expects to see a ton of scoring in. Even on a bad night scoring just six points, Bledsoe still managed to finish with 23 fantasy points. Look for him to bounce back tonight against the Pelicans.
SF – Tobias Harris ($6,000): After playing in just 17 minutes three games ago, Harris appears to be healthy posting 23 and 26 minutes in the next two games. While this is low compared to his minutes prior to the injury we expect to see the minutes continue to rise. Harris has shown with his four 30 plus fantasy performances in his last ten games he is worth every penny.
SF – T.J. Warren ($4,000): We wanted to look at few key fantasy matchups in the matchup between the Suns and Pelicans. While we loved the idea of using Anthony Davis we are still debating his salary cap number hit on the rest of our roster. The downside to Warren has been his inconsistency posting 38 fantasy points one night and failing to reach double digit points the next.
PF – Ryan Anderson ($6,6000): As fantasy owners look to add Anthony Davis to their rosters we are looking at a cheaper alternative who might not be used in a high percentage of fantasy leagues. That landed us with his teammate Anderson who has posted at least 30 fantasy points in two of his last three games played.
PF – John Henson ($3,800): While Henson and Miles Plumlee will split time in the abscnese of Greg Monroe, Henson is still a solid fantasy sleeper option coming off the bench if that is the case.
C – Jahlil Okafor ($6,600): After looking back at a few of the contests that we have submitted lineups in, all of the top teams stayed away from the most expensive fantasy options at the center position. Most of those stayed below the $7k mark leading us to look at Okafor against the New York Knicks tonight. A few of the other plays we like include Nikola Vucevic who sits right above that mark and Al Horford against the Boston Celtics.