Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry look to continue their early dominance as FanDuel owners look to cash in on Monday Night. Westbrook enters tonight’s game for the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Houston Rockets averaging over 50 fantasy points a game. That comes after a huge 71.2 performance on Friday Night against the Orlando Magic.
While Westbrook continues to be a key scorer for the Thunder, Curry continues to perform at an MVP caliber to start the 2015-16 NBA season. In three games this season Curry has dropped 40 points to open the season, 25 against the Rockets and then followed that up with a 53 point outburst on Halloween in New Orleans.
Now with those two players headlining the top two fantasy plays for Monday Night the list also includes some other top plays including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Blake Griffin and Carmelo Anthony. That being said if we had the salary cap space we would love to add them all but that won’t be the case as we are working with just $60k
That leaves us looking for a few cheaper FanDuel Bargains or FanDuel Sleepers who could reward us big tonight as well as provide us with some salary cap space. One of those options is center Clint Capela for the Rockets tonight in a game that should see a ton of scoring coming from both teams. Capela’s stock will also rise tonight if we get an update on whether or not Dwight Howard will suit up. Howard who missed the teams contest on Sunday is a game time decision tonight.
Here is our NBA FanDuel Lineup for Monday November 2nd, 2015.
PG – Russell Westbrook ($11,200): We elected to go with Westbrook based on his matchup tonight against the Rockets. We also debated using both Westbrook and Curry but in the end we elected go with LeBron James against the the Philadelphia 76ers tonight. Westbrook is a clear cut fantasy option any night the Thunder are in action.
PG – Mike Conley ($6,600): Conley despite not being the caliber of player of Curry should have a great opportunity to put up some points tonight. Conley and the Grizzlies will need to score at a high pace tonight to allow them to keep up with the Warriors.
SG – Sasha Vujacic ($3,700): Looking at fantasy bargains who see the floor in extended looks landed us with the New York Knick. Vujacic has played at least 25 minutes in all three of the Knicks games this season making him a solid fantasy option tonight.
SG – Giannis Antetokounmpo ($6,500): Antetokounmpo has been solid in both games he has played this season. That includes posting 40.8 fantasy points against the Washington Wizards followed by 35.8 fantasy points against the Toronto Raptors. Tonight Antetokounmpo gets a much easier matchup as the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Brooklyn Nets.
SF – LeBron James ($10,600): Tonight’s Clevalnd Cavaliers matchup against the 76ers is another fantasy matchup we love for a few fantasy options. One of those options is James who has put together three straight games over the 30 fantasy mark this season.
SF – Maurice Harkless ($3,500): Looking for FanDuel Bargains for tonight landed us wit the Portland Trailblazers small forward. While Harkless might not looking that appealing he has seen back to back games with at least 24 minutes on the floor for a team looking for a few play makers.
PF – Kevin Love ($7,600): With Kyrie Irving out of the lineup James has been taking care of the ball more opening up the shooting opportunities for Love. That should continue tonight against the 76ers making both great fantasy plays.
PF – Jon Leuer ($3,700): Another solid fantasy sleeper is the Phoenix Suns center as they meet up with the Clippers in Los Angeles. Leuer despite only seeing the floor for 22, 15 and 20 minutes has posted at least seven rebounds in each of those contests. If Leuer lands on the court for an extended time tonight he could produce a double double for his fantasy owners.
C – Karl-Anthony Towns ($6,600): The former Kentucky Wildcat posted his best game of the season on Friday Night. Towns finished with 28 points to go with 14 rebounds, two assists and four blocked shots helping him finish with 54.8 fantasy points.