The 2017-18 NBA schedule is in full swing tonight as daily fantasy basketball owners look to take advantage of a heavy lineup of games on FanDuel. In all, tonight’s NBA schedule delivers a ton of fantasy options for daily fantasy basketball owners to take advantage of with 22 total teams in action. At the top of that list sits guys like Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James and DeMarcus Cousins.
Along with those three, Anthony Davis is set to start tonight for the New Orleans Pelicans opening up the idea of stacking him with his teammate Cousins. On Friday Night, Davis left the game early with a concussion and Cousins struggled to top the 30 point fantasy mark for the first time during the 2017-18 NBA season.
As the top tier options look great tonight on the hardwood, the key to building around those guys is finding enough talent from a fantasy sleeper or low to middle tier fantasy option. Here are a few of those daily fantasy options that will help with your salary cap concernson tonight’s NBA slate.
Point Guard – De’Aaron Fox
Fox enters the Sacramento Kings matchup on Monday Night posting at least 25 minutes in three of his last four games. Tonight, Fox will get a shot at a Denver Nuggets team that ranks second in the NBA in fantasy points allowed to opposing point guards.
Point Guard – Rajon Rondo
We suggest jumping on the Rondo bandwagon now before his fantasy salary cap number grows up and up. The Pelicans point guard is appearing in his fourth game of the season since returning from off season surgery. For Rondo, he showed promise in his last outing posting 25 minutes while scoring 13 points, six assists and three rebounds.
Shooting Guard – Tony Snell
Now Snell is an interesting option as you just don’t know what to expect from the veteran shooting guard. For us as long as he consistently continues to get 30 plus minutes a night, he is too hard to look past as the fantasy scoring chances should be there on both sides of the floor.
Here is a look at our NBA FanDuel options for Monday, October 23rd, 2017.
Point Guards Options for FanDuel on November 20th, 2017
Rajon Rondo ($5,000): The options are deep at the point guard position including some top tier options such as Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving. For us though we turned two Rondo as well as Fox to offset some of those salary cap numbers. Rondo enters tonight riding back to back 20 plus fantasy performances after missing the start of the season. Look for Rondo to continue to see minutes for the Pelicans while returning to a double double type of player night in and out.
De’Aaron Fox ($4,800): We continue to stick with fox as one of those options we really like under the $5k mark. Tonight, Fox will look to take advantage of a Denver Nuggets squad that ranks second in the NBA in fantasy points allowed to opposing shooting guards. Add that with the fact Fox has seen the floor for at least 23 minutes in six of his last seven games should open up the door for him to put together a solid game.
Other Top Tier Point Guard Options: Russell Westbrook & Kyrie Irving
Other Mid-Tier Point Guard Options: Darren Collison, Mario Chalmers & Jamal Murray
Other Fantasy Sleeper Point Guard Options: Cory Joseph & D.J. Augustin (Injury/Minutes)
Shooting Guard Options for FanDuel on November 20th, 2017
Marco Belinelli ($3,900): Looking to find ways to team up a pair of the top tier options opened the door for a few of these sleeper options to get a shot in our GPP lineups. For Belinelli, he has showed of late that he is worthy of a start on most nights turning in over 20 fantasy points in five of his last six games as the Atlanta Hawks continue to turn to him for some offense.
Tony Snell ($3,500): In cash game lineups, we suggest avoiding any of these deep fantasy sleepers while sticking to consistency. That being said with the deep lineup of games taking to the hardwood, gambles will need to be taken to take home the top spot in one of these high paying tournaments. Despite inconsistency at times from Snell he continues to see over 30 minutes a night.
Other Top Tier Shooting Guard Options: Bradley Beal & Victor Oladipo
Other Mid-TierShooting Guard Options: Rodney Hood & Danny Green
Other Fantasy Sleeper Shooting Guard Options: Devin Harris
Small Forward Options for FanDuel on November 20th, 2017
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($12,000): The Greak Freak continues to be our play of choice despite having guys like Russell Westbrook on the same slate. Entering tonight, Antetokounmpo has posted at least 50 fantasy points in six of his last seven games leading into his matchup against a Washington Wizards team that ranks first in fantasy points allowed to opposing small forwards.
Courtney Lee ($4,900): Now we looked to a few sleeper options here to fill out our lineup while allowing us to spend on a few of the top tier options. Tonight, Lee has a very favorable matchup against a Los Angeles Clippers team that is allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Add that with the fact Lee continues to see close if not more than 30 minutes a game makes him a solid option.
Other Top Tier Small Forward Options: LeBron James & Jimmy Butler
Other Mid-Tier Small Forward Options: Evan Fournier & Kyle Anderson
Other Fantasy Sleeper Small Forward Options: Chandler Parsons & Lance Stephenson
Power Forward Options for FanDuel on November 20th, 2017
Anthony Davis ($10,800): As the day moves along we strongly suggest monitoring the status of Davis as he looks to return to the court after leaving with a concussion. If Davis is not in the Pelicans lineup tonight you will want to look to Cousins as the top option at center. Last season, Davis took advantage of the fast pace Oklahoma Thunder offense in route to averaging nearly 30 points a game to go with ten rebounds.
Aaron Gordon ($7,500): Tonight’s matchup between the Magic and Indiana Pacers should provide some solid fantasy options including Gordon as well as Thaddeus Young at the power forward position. As frustrating as Gordon can be he is hard to look past as he continues to average over 30 minute per contest and over 30 fantasy points per night. One another option is to go with a fantasy sleeper like ErsanIlyasova to allow us to stack Boogie Cousins.
Other Top Tier Power Forwards Options: Ben Simmons & Kristaps Porzingis
Other Mid-Tier Power Forwards Options: Domantas Sabonis& Otto Porter
Other Fantasy Sleeper Power Forwards Options: ErsanIlyasova
Center Options for FanDuel on November 20th, 2017
Nikola Vucevic ($7,600): Depending on where the money goes to the other slots, you might be able to go with either Cousins or Nikola Jokic as both have great matchups or you might need to go with a cheaper option. For us Vucevic is primed for a big time fantasy performance tonight against an Indiana Pacers team that has struggled slowing down opposing centers. Entering Monday Night, the Pacers are allowing the third most fantasy points to opposing centers.
Other Top Tier Center Options: DeMarcus Cousins, Joel Embiid or Nikola Jokic
Other Mid-Tier Center Options: Steven Adams & Marcin Gortat
Other Fantasy Sleeper Center Options: KostaKoufos