The final night of the 2015-16 NBA season comes to an end on Wednesday Night as FanDuel owners will look to cash in on. In all 28 of the 30 NBA teams will be on the hardwood providing daily fantasy owners a ton of options to build their lineups around.
The only concern heading into Wednesday Night is which players around the NBA will get the night off to rest for the upcoming playoffs. Now one player who we know will be on the floor is future Hall Of Famer Kobe Bryant for the Los Angeles Laker as they welcome the Utah Jazz to the Staples Center.
For Bryant this will be the last time in his storybook career he will lace up his shoes, put on his jersey and look to lead his Lakers to another win. While Bryant has been a big question mark for the entire season for his fantasy owners, we expect him to do everything in his own power to put together one last super star performance before riding off into the sunset.
That being said that is exactly where we have elected to begin to build our NBA FanDuel for Wednesday April 13th, 2016. Bryant will also provide us with some salary cap relief coming in at just $5,900. Over his last six games, Bryant has turned in two games with at least 23 fantasy points, one game with 38.9, one game with 46.3 and two games with under 14 fantasy points.
Another contest we expect to see the starters suit up in features the Memphis Grizzlies heading out west to take on the Golden State Warriors. While each of these teams are locked into playoff spots this game has a ton riding on it as the Warriors have a chance to top the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls team that won a record 72 games that season.
In the end here is our NBA FanDuel for Wednesday April 13th, 2016.
PG – Stephen Curry ($10,300): While we highly doubt Steve Kerr would elect to rest any of his starters we do suggest monitoring the lineups heading into the night. That being said Curry has turned in three games with at least 50 fantasy points over his last five contests.
PG – Shelvin Mack ($5,600): The history ending to Kobe Bryant’s career won’t slow down the Lakers struggles on the defensive side of the ball. Entering this game the Lakers are allowing the most fantasy points to opposing point guards in the NBA. Other options to consider include Chris Paul if he gets the start against the Phoenix Suns (Austin Rivers as a sleeper option if Paul is inactive) and Cory Joseph (if Kyle Lowry gets the night off).
SG – Kobe Bryant ($5,900): The emotions will be riding high in the Staples Center on Wednesday Night making this a night that Bryant could write the fairy tale ending every fan wants to see. Despite his struggles it is impossible for us to pass on the Black Mamba one last time.
SG – Khris Middleton ($7,500): After missing three straight games the Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard has rebounded nicely. Middleton has posted 31.5 and 58.7 fantasy points over his last two games.
SF – Nikola Mirotic ($5,200): Mirotic is a solid mid level fantasy option tonight for the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls small forward has an ideal fantasy matchup against a Philadelphia 76ers team that has allowed the second most fantasy points to opposing small forwards on the year.
SF – Gordon Hayward ($7,300): We tossed around a few options here tonight including going with Rodney Stuckey as a fantasy sleeper. In the end we couldn’t pass up Hayward who has turned in at least 42 fantasy points in two of the last three games.
PF – Willie Cauley-Stein ($5,600): Sticking with Fantasy Bargains landed us with the Sacramento Kings power forward. Coming off his fourth 30 plus minute outing over his last five games, Cauley-Stein might be one of the top fantasy options in all of the NBA.
PF – Jared Dudley ($3,900): To free up salary cap we looked around the NBA for some big time fantasy sleepers. Tonight that option is Dudley especially if Markief Morris misses a second straight game.
C – Karl-Anthony Towns ($8,700): We could have gone with a few fantasy options at the center position. In the end we couldn’t pass up Towns tonight against a New Orleans Pelicans that has been destroyed by opposing centers this season. Add in the fact that Towns has turned in at least 30 fantasy points in eight of the teams last ten games including five games with over 40. One fantasy sleeper we like tonight is Cristiano Felicio for the Chicago Bulls against a Philadelphia 76ers team allowing the most fantasy points to opposing centers.