NBA Wednesday is back with a big slate of games tonight. Let’s dig into my top FanDuel picks for tonight. Keep up with the latest news via the RotoGrinders DFS Alerts app - we’ll push injury news directly to your phone for free with a DFS spin.
Andrew Harrison: $6,000 (vs. Phoenix)
There is a stud player lurking tonight and I’m going to make sure you can get him your lineups by throwing some guys out here at other positions that I think could meet value for their price tag. Usually I am a more balanced lineup roster constructor, but that’s a little bit different tonight. Andrew Harrison is a player that I think is priced below what his fantasy output will be tonight. With Tyreke Evans out of the lineup it has been Harrison that has racked up minutes and shot attempts in his absence. Andrew Harrison scores over four points per 36 minutes and two assists per 36 minutes more in the games this season that Tyreke Evans has been out of the lineup. There is always a chance he can bust and he’s typically not a guy I want to trust on my roster, but I can make an exception tonight to go with a stars and scrubs approach in line up building.
Ty Wallace: $4,500 (vs. Houston)
We need to go cheap because we need to fit in some studs and this is the first spot I’m going to go to when piecing together a lineup. I usually don’t want to roster Tyrone Wallace because I don’t think is very good NBA player for fantasy purposes, but he proved me wrong the last two games with Danilo Gallinari out of the lineup. He’s played 33 minutes per game over the last two games and is averaged 30 FanDuel points per game in the two starts. He is a great up-tempo matchup tonight against Houston and I’m going to use this incredibly cheap $4,500 salary to get my studs in my lineup tonight.
Otto Porter: $7,200 (vs. Golden State)
Otto Porter has averaged almost 40 FanDuel points per game over the last two games. He’s one of the biggest beneficiaries to having John Wall out of the lineup. He gets solid minutes every night and has taken double-digit field-goal attempts in every single game since John Wall has been out with this current injury. He is at home tonight taking on the Golden State Warriors in a game that should be more up in pace than Washington typically is used to. Games like this tend to favor Porter with his slender athletic build. In fact, in 33 minutes earlier this season against Golden State he dropped 50 FanDuel points. I don’t think this price tag on FanDuel is high enough to drive me off Porter tonight, and when looking at the small forward position I think he’s the fourth highest scoring option and significantly cheaper than the top three guys.
Anthony Davis: $12,500 (vs. San Antonio)
There is value out there and I’m intentionally including players in this write up that are on the cheaper end, so you can spend at at-least one position tonight. I did that because Anthony Davis is a player that is absolutely on fire right now and needs to be in your lineup tonight on FanDuel. Over the last four games he has averaged slightly over 81 FanDuel points per game. Occasionally, we see a talented player drop a monster 90-point game in the NBA. I remember last New Year’s Eve James Harden did it. This year DeMarcus Cousins dropped one. LeBron James caught fire back in November and put up 92.7 against Washington. These are rare games. Anthony Davis has posted 91+ FanDuel points in three of the last six games! Wow. He is a slate changing performer right now and it would behoove you to make sure he’s in your cash game lineup.
Al Horford: $6,500 (vs. Charlotte)
Sometimes it takes a bit of a leap of faith in DFS. Al Horford is a bit of a leap tonight. The overall performance lately hasn’t been anything trustworthy, but this is his lowest salary on FanDuel all season long. I like this matchup at home against a Charlotte team that is on the second game of a back to back. Charlotte also features a true center in Dwight Howard which should keep Horford on the court extra minutes tonight. In fact, if this plays out the way I see it, he should be standing out at three-point line taking a lot of shots to draw Dwight Howard out of the paint. Earlier this year Boston played Charlotte and Big Al played 36 minutes and put up 37.7 FanDuel points. He also dropped 40+ against the Atlanta Hawks in two of the three games he played against them last year (Dwight’s team last season). Other guys I like that are a little bit more expensive but are a little bit less for the faint of heart, include Marc Gasol taking on Phoenix and DeAndre Jordan who always seems to have solid games against Houston.