The weekend has arrived leaving fantasy owners an endless list of fantasy options on Fanduel to cash in on. This includes a chance to take home a top prize of $50k in FanDuel’s $350K Fri NBA Layup for only a single $5 entry fee. While the top prize takes home the big cash the contest pays out at least $10 to the top 16,090 places.
After a three game NBA lineup on Thursday Night that limited the fantasy plays for fantasy owners. Tonight’s lineups of games present us with a twelve game slate featuring some solid fantasy matchups. One of those is the Miami Heat traveling to Cleveland to take on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
As we start in depth at tonight’s lineup of games the first place we looked was the over/under line. In all, eight of the twelve games taking place on the hardwood tonight feature over/under lines of over 200 points. The one game that stands out to start to build our FanDuel lineup around is the Houston Rockets verse Golden State Warriors that feature the highest of those numbers at 215 total points.
The top two options include shooting guard James Harden and point guard Stephen Curry. While we would love to use both of those options but the salary cap restrictions limits us to just one unless we elect to go cheaper at most of the other positions.
In the end we elected to pickup Stephen Curry but also focused on a few of the other cheaper options in this contest. One of those plays is center Festus Ezeli who might be the top FanDuel Fantasy Sleeper of the Night in the NBA.
Here is our FanDuel NBA Lineup for Friday October 30th, 2015.
PG – Stephen Curry ($10,400): Curry dropped a big game in the Golden State Warriors opener finishing with a game high 40 points. Look for Curry to continue the success tonight in a game that could see a ton of points scored on both sides.
PG – Emmanuel Mudiay ($5,500): Now that the Denver Nuggets have moved on from Ty Lawson, Mudiay will be a nice fantasy option for FanDuel owners. Mudiay recorded 25.5 fantasy points in the Nuggets first game despite committing 11 turnovers.
SG – Louis Williams ($4,900): We looked at both Williams for the Los Angeles Lakers as well as Marco Belinelli for the Sacramento Kings matchup tonight. In the end we expect Williams to continue to find opportunities to score for the Lakers this season.
SG – Victor Oladipo ($7,700): The Orlando Magic small forward recorded a double double in the teams first game of the season. Tonight he gets a shot to duplicate that success against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a game the Magic will need him to score to keep up scoring with a team that features both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.
SF – LeBron James ($10,700): This was the easiest decision for us tonight as James gets a chance to beat up on his old team the Miami Heat. James despite only scoring 30.9 fantasy points in his last outing is still the Cavaliers top fantasy option.
SF – Rudy Gay ($7,900): We debated using both James and Kevin Durant tonight but in the end we elected to spend a little heavier on Oladipo at the Shooting guard position. Gay has shown his ability to put together big fantasy games and tonight could be one of them against the Los Angeles Lakers.
PF – Julius Randle ($4,700): Despite recording his first career double double and a 30.2 fantasy performance his salary remains very cheap for tonight’s game against the Sacramento Kings. Randle is a great option to free up some salary cap space for any FanDuel lineup tonight.
PF – Joffrey Lauvergne ($3,700): We elected to go cheap at the power forward position tonight to free up some additional salary cap space. Lauvergne was a great candidate tonight for the Nuggets in a game that is slated to be the second highest scoring game in the NBA.
C – Festus Ezeli ($3,500): Ezeli is a high risk, high reward fantasy play tonight with starting center Andrew Bogut out with a concussion. Ezeli picked up 13 points to go with four rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot and one steal in just 17 minutes in the teams first game of the season.