The next wave of daily fantasy excitement is underway as the 2015-16 NBA Season is officially underway. That being said we had a limited three game lineup on NBA Opening Night Tip Off to get the FanDuel and DraftKings season kicked off. That won’t be said about tonight’s lineup that features 14 NBA games taking place.
This includes nearly every top fantasy scorer in the NBA including Anthony Davis, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook. After watching some of the fantasy performances from the first night including nearly 50 points from Andre Drummond, 45.5 from James and even 37 fantasy points from Mo Williams has us excited to build our NBA FanDuel Lineup for Wednesday October 28th.
As we start to look at tonight’s lineup of games the question we asked ourselves is which teams around the NBA will struggle on the defensive side of the ball. The other area we focused on is which games around the NBA for tonight carry the highest over/under lines.
One of those contest is the Washington Wizards traveling to Orlando to take on the Magic with an over/under projected at 205 points. The second contest we liked from a fantasy perspective is the Philadelphia 76ers heading to Boston to take on the Celtics giving us a few FanDuel Bargain options to choose from.
Now since we are only into the second day of the NBA season it will be difficult to make many of these decisions as no one can be exactly sure which teams will dominate on defense and which teams will struggle.
That being said here is our NBA FanDuel Lineup for tonight’s lineup of games.
PG – Jeremy Lin ($4,800): Lin moves to the East Coast after spending the past few seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. While Lin might not be the primary ball handler with Kemba Walker in the lineup, he should however see a good amount of playing time as one of the teams key scoring options.
PG – John Wall ($9,400): As we stated earlier we looked at this matchup between the Wizards and Magic to find some solid fantasy plays. While we leaned towards Wall we could have also went with Elfrid Payton for the Magic at the point guard position as well.
SG – Louis Williams ($4,800): We tossed around the idea of using a few members of the Los Angeles Lakers team tonight including Julius Randle and Kobe Bryant. In the end we expect the Lakers to rely on Williams to be a key part of the teams scoring threat during the 2015-16 NBA Season.
SG – Eric Gordon ($5,200): The New Orleans Pelicans guard put together a solid stat line in the teams opening night game against the defending NBA Champions the Golden State Warriors. That leads us to look at tonight’s contests against a Portland Trailblazers team that we don’t expect to be one of the better defensive teams in the NBA.
SF – Justin Anderson ($3,700): The Dallas Mavericks small forward is our FanDuel bargain of the night against the Phoenix Suns. Anderson should offer fantasy owners a solid 15-20 fantasy points a night but could blossom into a better scoring option if the Mavericks struggle to find consistency.
SF – Kevin Durant ($10,300): Durant showed over the past few preseason games he is ready to return to his MVP form. That being said while many fantasy owners might lean to his teammate Russell Westbrook we turned to Durant tonight against the San Antonio Spurs.
PF – David Lee ($5,400): The Boston Celtics power forward will look to rebound after becoming a role player with the Warriors last season. While the Celtics do have a few options we like Lee as a cheaper option to free up cap space tonight against the 76ers.
PF – Nerlens Noel ($7,500): The big question this season will be if Noel can continue to develop into a top notch fantasy threat. Some of those questions can be solved tonight as he gets a shot at the Celtics in what could be a high scoring contest.
C – Greg Monroe ($8,000): We love DeMarcus Cousins tonight but couldn’t find the right plays to team him up with Durant. Now if you elect to go cheaper than Wall at the point guard position make the swap. If not Monroe should be able to post some stats against a Knicks team that should struggle in 2015-16.