The NBA heats up on Saturday Night with a solid ten game slate taking to the hardwood. Tonight’s slate features a ton of big name fantasy options including LeBron James (47.9 FPG), Anthony Davis (50.7 FPG) and DeMarcus Cousins (49.5 FPG). In all nine different top tier fantasy options are averaging over the 40 point mark opening up the door for a long list of potential fantasy roster options.
One of those top tier fantasy options we like tonight is John Wall at the point guard position. The Washington Wizards point guard has posted over 50 fantasy points in two of his last three games. This includes a 50.7 point fantasy performance against the same New Orleans Pelicans team that they will be facing off against at home tonight.
At the lower tier fantasy options one option that looks good from a GPP stand put is T.J. Warren for the Phoenix Suns. Warren and his teammate P.J. Tucker will face off against a Milwaukee Bucks team that has struggled against small forwards this season.
Here is a quick look at the NBA Fantasy Basketball Options we like for Saturday February 4th, 2017.
Point Guards – John Wall & Brandon Jennings
Wall is a sure lock at the point guard position especially for owners looking to cash in on 50/50 and H2H contests. That being said tonight is another good night for the Wizards point guard to top the 50 point mark against a team he has had success against. Jennings on the other hand is a high risk high reward type fantasy option that we love if Derrick Rose is out of the lineup. If Rose is a go you could look to someone like Dennis Schroder or a little more expensive option like Mike Conley.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Steph Curry ( We love Curry tonight as well)
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Elfrid Payton & Dennis Schroder
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Ty Lawson
Shooting Guards –Tim Hardaway Jr & Iman Shumpert
Despite some solid top tier options at the position we looked at the low tier fantasy sleeper options at the shooting guard based on their matchups. For us Hardaway is a near lock for us in most GPP lineups with Thabo Sefolosha expected out tonight. Hardaway has posted over 38 puts in two of his last three games. Meanwhile Shumpert will look to cash in tonight against a Knicks team that ranks third in fantasy points allowed to the shooting guard position.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Dion Waiters & Devin Booker
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Nik Stauskas
Small Forwards – Carmelo Anthony & T.J. Warren
This was a position that was a little difficult as we also debated going with LeBron James or Kevin Durant. In the end Anthony saves us some salary cap space while having a soild matchup against James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Warren on the other hand is one of those GPP plays that we really like based on his fantasy potential. The Phoneix Suns small forward has shown flashes of potential making him that high risk high reward type play that could help us cash out.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: LeBron James & Kevin Durant
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Otto Porter
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Joe Johnson
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Power Forwards – Terrance Jones & Jabari Parker
It is hard to pass up on Anthony Davis but we decided to go with his teammate Jones while teaming him up with Parker. If you elect to go with a Porter or Johnson in place of Anthony you could also team up Davis with someone like Frank Kaminsky or JaMychal Green. That being said Jones has a very favorable matchup against the Wizards while also posting over 30 fantasy points in three of his last five games. Parker on the other hand is not at the level of a player to build around each night but he should have have a ton of additional opportunites tonight against a Suns team that likes to move the ball.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Anthony Davis
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Kristaps Porzingis & Zach Randolph
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: JaMychal Green & Darrell Arthur
Center Option – Dwight Howard
How can you not like the Center Position tonight that feature a long list of solid fantasy mathups including someone like Cousins as well as Hassan Whiteside. In the end we couldn’t pass up Howard up tonight against a Orlando Magic team that has its share of struggles against opposing centers. Among teams in play the Magic rank third in most fantasy points allowed to opposing centers tonight.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: DeMarcus Cousins & Hassan Whiteside
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Marcin Gortat & Tyson Chandler
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Dewayne Dedmon