The 2016-17 NBA Schedule delivers an action packed lineup of contests on Wednesday Night opening up an endless list of options on our FanDuel wish list. A wish list that is headlined by NBA Super Stars Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Chris Paul and Kawhi Leonard.
While we would all love that combination but in the end we are all working with a salary of just $60k. Now looking at each fo the five positions the one position that stood out as a spot that you have to spend the most cash on was the point guard position.
On Wednesday Night we like a few different combinations at that position built around the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard. Entering the team’s showdown with the Toronto Raptors, Westbrook has been one of the more consistent scorers in the NBA including posting at least 42 fantasy points in six of seven games this season.
Now in order to spend on that second point guard position you will have to get creative including going with someone like Steven Adams at the center position and Joe Johnson at the shooting guard position to free up some additional salary cap space for the roster.
Here are our NBA options we like tonight to build our NBA FanDuel Lineup around.
NBA FanDuel Point Guards
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder: For us it just simply came down to us not wanting to pass up the NBA’s top point guard. In four of those six contests Westbrook also broke the 51 point fantasy mark. We also considered stacking Isaiah Thomas and Stephen Curry together to save some salary cap number.
Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics: In the end we elected to go with two of the top fantasy scorers at the point guard position on Wednesday Night. Thomas has a very key opportunity going up against a Washington Wizards team that has struggled to produce on both ends of the floor to start the season.
Fantasy Sleeper Point Guard to consider: Rajon Rondo
NBA FanDuel Shooting Guards
Sean Kilpatrick, Brooklyn Nets: For us we elected to go with the cheaper options at both the shooting guard positions as both our options look like solid producers on Wednesday Night. This includes Kilpatrick who has a very favorable matchup against a New York Knicks team that is allowing the most fantasy points to opposing shooting guards in the NBA.
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards: Here is another one of those fantasy options we like based simply on his matchup. On Wednesday Night, Beal will have a chance to take advantage of a Celtics team that ranks second in fantasy points allowed to opposing shooting guards.
Fantasy Sleeper Shooting Guard to consider: Courtney Lee
NBA FanDuel Small Forwards
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs: We tossed around a few options here including going with Kevin Durant. In four of his six games played this season Leonard has turned in at least 43 fantasy points including three of those games with at least 50 fantasy points.
C.J. Miles, Indiana Pacers: Sometimes you just have to play the matchup and that is why we elected to go with Miles at the second small forward position. Miles will look to take advantage of a Philadelphia 76ers team that ranks sixth in fantasy points allowed to opposing small forwards to go along with allowing 105 points a game.
Fantasy Sleeper Small Forward to consider: Andre Roberson
NBA FanDuel Power Forwards
Thaddeus Young, Indiana Pacers: Young is coming off his worst fantasy performances of the season while failing to produce double digit fantasy numbers. In the end we elected to stick with Young based on the fact he has four 20 plus fantasy performances including two of those games over the 30 point mark.
Tobais Harris, Detroit Pistons: Now we stayed away from this contest on Wednesday Night but we also love this matchup as the Suns love to play a fast pace lineup something that has shown up in the stat sheet as they rank 1st in points allowed per games.
Fantasy Sleeper Power Forwards to consider: Dwight Powell
NBA FanDuel Center
Steven Adams, Oklahoma City Thunder: In the end the only real option in building a lineup around two of the top fantasy point guards means spending cheap at a few of those positions. For us we liked that option at the center position as Adams will get a crack at a Raptors team allowing the fourth most fantasy points in the NBA to opposing centers.
Fantasy Sleeper Centers to consider: Joakim Noah