The 2015-16 NBA Season rolls on Tuesday Night as FanDuel owners look to continue to cash in. Tonight’s lineup features a solid eight game lineup that features some big name fantasy options including DeMarcus Cousins, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul.
Along with those top options the mid to lower range options should be solid as well with a few key fantasy matchups taking place. One of those matchups is the fast paced Phoenix Suns heading to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers. This matchup features two defenses that have struggled to slow down opposing players this season.
Entering this game the Suns have allowed the second most fantasy points on the season to opposing point guard. Along with having their trouble with opposing point guards the Suns are also ranked in third in most fantasy points allowed to both the shooting guard and small forward positions.
Meanwhile the 76ers have had their struggles as well slowing down opposing fantasy players. That includes opposing small forwards that they have allowed a league high in fantasy points to. The other spots to look at on the Suns include both the power forward position (3rd most allowed) and the center position (3rd most allowed).
Looking at just a few of these numbers turn us to a few solid options among this game. One of those plays is the 76ers point guard Ishmael Smith the only downside is his potential to lay a dud game from time to time. For the Suns a solid FanDuel bargain is P.J. Tucker at the small forward while some may take a little bigger of a gamble with T.J. Warren.
In the end here is our NBA FanDuel lineup for Tuesday Janauary 26th, 2016.
PG – Rajon Rondo ($8,300): So if you want to go with Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul together we won’t stop you. That being said we were able to save a few bucks going with Rondo in a very favorable matchup against the Portland Trailblazers. The Sacramento Kings point guard is coming off back to back 43 plus fantasy performances as well as at least 33 fantasy points in seven straight games.
PG – Russell Westbrook ($10,600): Another option is to go with Kyle Lowry against the Washington Wizards allowing us to go with Kevin Durant instead of Paul George. In the end we stuck with Westbrook against the New York Knicks as he continues to deliver big games nearly every night of the week.
SG – C.J. McCollum ($7,700): We tossed around the idea of going with DeMar DeRozan against the Washington Wizards as well. In the end we saved a few dollars going with McCollum tonight in a game that is expected to be a high scoring contest for both teams. The Portland Trailblazers shooting guard is currently riding back to back games with 36 fantasy points.
SG – Wesley Matthews ($5,100): Looking to stay with the bargains landed us with the Dallas Mavericks shooting guard tonight against a Los Angeles Lakers team allowing the second most amount of fantasy points to the position around the NBA this season.
SF – Paul George ($8,600): After a struggling performance against the Golden State Warriors, George bounced back for fantasy owners in his last outing. Outside of that 19.9 performance, George had delivered at least 40 points in four of the other five games.
SF – P.J. Tucker ($4,500): For us it is to hard to pass up the Tucker tonight against a 76ers team that continues to be burned by opposing small forwards. While Tucker might not be a guarantee 20 plus point player a night he has turned in eight of those games over the teams last ten.
PF – Julius Randle ($5,600): While we considered going with Dirk Nowitzki at this spot we also didn’t love any of the top options at the power forward position tonight. That led us to Randle who has delivered at least 20 fantasy points in eight straight games with three of those games going for at least 27.
PF – Aaron Gordon ($4,300): Gordon continues to be another solid cheap option producing nearly 5x his current value in three of his last four games for the Orlando Magic. Tonight the Magic take on a Milwaukee Bucks team that is allowing the fifth most fantasy points to the power forward position this season.
C – Tyson Chandler ($4,800): We could easily go with Cousins tonight at the center position and be fine with it. That being said we like a few of the bargain type options including Chandler who is coming off an impressive 27 rebound performance and will have a solid matchup against the 76ers team. Another sleeper option is Salah Mejri if Zaza Pachulia is ruled out against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.