The weekend is here as the NBA delivers a very nice nine game slate of games for fantasy owners to turn their attention to. While most eyes will continue to focus on another two rounds of March Madness over the weekend but that won’t be the case for us on Friday Night.
Now as we start to look at Friday’s lineup of fantasy options the big question is whether or not DeMarcus Cousins will be in the lineup for the Sacramento Kings. Cousins was a key part of our fantasy lineup on Tuesday Night but was a scratch well after we had put our lineup out.
Cousins had appeared in six straight games posting at least 43 fantasy points in each of those contests prior to missing the Kings last game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. While we would love to build our FanDuel lineup around Cousins at this point we suggest just monitoring the NBA lineups throughout the day.
One player that we do like on Friday Night is Emmanuel Mudiay at the point guard position for the Denver Nuggets. Mudiay is coming off one of this best fantasy performances of the season on Wednesday Night. Fast forward to Friday Night and Mudiay has one of the best fantasy matchups of the night as he looks to lead his Nuggets past a Los Angeles Lakers team that ranks first in fantasy points allowed to opposing point guards.
Here is our NBA FanDuel lineup for Friday March 25th, 2016.
PG – Emmanuel Mudiay ($6,000): Mudiay has been up and down for most of this season but we can’t pass him up on Friday Night after his success on Wednesday Night. We expect the Nuggets/Lakers matchup to be one of the highest scoring contests on Friday Night.
PG – John Wall ($9,700): We have a few options here that we could go with including Stephen Curry. If you elect to go with either James Harden or Cousins if he suits up on Friday Night we could elect to go with Elfrid Payton or D’Angelo Russell.
SG – Wesley Matthews ($4,100): Now despite being a hit or miss on most nights it is honestly hard to resist riding Matthews as a fantasy sleeper on Friday Night. The Dallas Mavericks shooting guard has played at least 32 minutes in three straight games while finishing with 35.5 fantasy points.
SG – Victor Oladipo ($8,400): Sticking with the hot hand landed us with the Orlando Magic shooting guard. Oladipo has posted at least 32 fantasy points in six straight games.
SF – Marcus Morris ($5,500): The time is now to ride the Morris train as he has posted at least 30 fantasy points in three of his teams last four games. The Detroit Pistons small forward stock rises if Kentavious Caldwell-Pope misses the teams game.
SF – Nicolas Batum ($7,700): Batum has been a solid fantasy option on most nights despite his fantasy salary is rising. Over his last ten games the Charlotte Hornets small forward has only posted two games under 30 fantasy points in two contests while posting at least 40 fantasy points in three of those games.
PF – Jon Leuer ($4,600): The Phoenix Suns power forward is only a option if Tyson Chandler misses a second straight game. Leuer is coming off back to back fantasy contests with at least 32 fantasy points.
PF – Julius Randle ($6,300): Based on the potential fantasy matchups at the power forward position we elected to go with the Lakers power forward on Friday Night. Randle has a very favorable matchup against a Denver Nuggets team allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing power forwards. Now if you elect to
C – Al Horford ($7,100): Horford has a very favorable fantasy matchup on Friday Night as the Atlanta Hawks take on the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks are allowing the third most fantasy points per game against opposing centers. If Cousins is a go we could go cheaper at the point guard position instead of John Wall.