Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, DeMarcus Cousins are just a few of the top FanDuel options tonight for fantasy owners to cash in on tonight. Along with those three, FanDuel owners have a nice slate of other options to consider tonight as the NBA features an eleven game slate to build from.
This allows us to weight a variety of options and strategy plans to build our lineup around. One of those options is to stick with Curry who has been red hot of late posting at least 52 fantasy points in three of his last four games. Another one of those options we have also considered is stacking Curry with Westbrook to form one of the top fantasy tandems taking the floor tonight.
The last of those options would be to avoid using either of those options allowing us to spread our cash around to a variety of the positions. As we looked back over the past few nights of success we have seen one trend and that is you need to have at least one of the top point guards to take home the top spot in tournament play.
Looking back starting on Monday Night, two of the bigger tournaments featured at least Chris Paul ($9,400). The trend continued on Sunday Night as the winner of the $50k NBA Swat built their lineup around Russell Westbrook. Then on Saturday Night the winner of the $75k NBA Swat used not only Curry but as well as Stephen Curry.
That being said here we took all of those options into consideration when building our FanDuel lineup for tonight’s action.
PG – Stephen Curry ($11,000): Tonight we have elected to team Curry up with Rondo at the point guard position. While we also considered to go with Rondo and Jordan Clarkson for the Los Angeles Lakers we had to stick with the games top shooters.
PG – Rajon Rondo ($8,100): Rondo has been fairly consistent over his last ten games including seven games with at least 30 fantasy points. That includes a 39.2 fantasy output the last time Rondo and the Sacramento Kings took on the Lakers. Entering this game the Lakers are allowing the most fantasy points to opposing point guards in the NBA.
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($5,900): The Detroit Pistons shooting guard has bounced around for fantasy owners this season. One night he delivers a 36 point night the next he delivers a nine point night. That being said we are going to ride with the Pistons shooting guard tonight to provide some salary cap relief.
SG – Rodney Hood ($5,100): Looking for a few cheap options landed us with the Utah Jazz shooting guard. Hood has been inconsistent at times but he has delivered at least 22 fantasy points in four of his last five games.
SF – Gordon Hayward ($8,100): Hayward has been on a tear for his fantasy owners of late posting at least 32 fantasy points in six straight games including a 57.5 outing in the teams last outing. Look for Hayward to continue that success tonight against the New York Knicks.
SF – Luol Deng ($4,300): Since we went expensive at the point guard position we needed to find a few FanDuel Bargains. One of those is Deng tonight against a Washington Wizards team that ranks number one in the NBA in fantasy points allowed to the small forward position.
PF – Julius Randle ($5,500): Randle is expected to start again tonight for the Lakers as Larry Nance is dealing with an injury. The Lakers power forward has shown flashes at time this season but he is more than
PF – Aaron Gordon ($4,200): The Orlando Magic power forward has a perfect matchup tonight against a Philadelphia 76ers team that has struggled to slow down opposing power forwards. Gordon has posted one of his best games of the season in his last outing finishing with 32 fantasy points.
C – Nikola Vucevic ($7,500): We elected to go with a few members of the Magic squad against a very bad 76ers team. Vucevic had posted at least 41 fantasy points in three straight games before his 26.7 in his last outing. We considered going with DeMarcus Cousins as an expensive option as well as Roy Hibbert as a FanDuel Sleeper.