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Tourney Targets: Friday

by Peter “DraftCheat” Christensen
Updated On: December 3, 2018, 6:02 pm ET

The NBA regular season is coming to an end, so we’re running out of chances to take advantage of the huge tournaments that FanDuel is running. Below are DraftCheat’s favorite tourney targets for another busy Friday night.



Point Guard


Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets, $6600 - Williams has been playing very well for the Nets over the last couple of weeks, topping 30 FanDuel points in five of his past six games. He should have no trouble keeping it going tonight against the Raptors, who do not defend the point guard position well, particularly with Kyle Lowry out. Williams offers a nice floor and a high ceiling at a mid-tier price tag. That’s a tough combination to beat.


Tyreke Evans, New Orleans Pelicans, $7800 - It can be difficult to predict which Tyreke Evans will show up from night to night, but he’s got high upside in this matchup against his former team in Sacramento, and the Kings have nobody on the perimeter who can stop his penetrating drives. He’s coming off a 42 FanDuel score just three games ago against this same Kings squad and will look to back it up with another strong performance tonight. 



Shooting Guard


DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors, $7800 - DeRozan is coming off a somewhat disappointing performance against the Timberwolves that will hopefully reduce his ownership percentage tonight in a great matchup vs. the Nets. The Raptors will need a big game out of him tonight to secure a victory, and his usage and minutes should both be very high


Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic, $8200 - ‘Dipo and the Magic are playing relatively well lately, trying to figure out what they have going forward, both with players and coaches. He should continue to see 35+ minutes every game, and in a wonderful matchup vs. the Timberwolves he can safely be deployed with the expectation that he’ll score 35+ fantasy points. 



Small Forward


Omri Casspi, Sacramento Kings, $4000 - Casspi filled in exceptionally well for the injured Rudy Gay last time out, and will have the opportunity to do so again tonight vs. the New Orleans Pelicans. He can be a bit of a boom/bust play as his minutes can fluctuate based on his play, but if he plays well he should get the minutes and easily pay off his salary. 


Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs, $8200 - It’s almost certain Leonard will put up a large number of fantasy points/minute tonight at home vs. the Nuggets in a fast paced game, it’s just a matter of how many minutes will he see? The hope here is the game stays close and Leonard is needed for 35 minutes. If he is, he has a very good chance to be the top scoring small forward of the night. 



Power Forward


Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies, $7300 - Z-Bo has been quiet lately, as he’s been a bit banged up while dealing with an elbow injury. He’s fully expected to go tonight, however, and comes up against an OKC team that has surrendered the most points per 100 possessions of any team in the league with Enes Kanter on the court. Randolph should feast inside, and his salary had fallen to a point where he offers tremendous upside. 


Thaddeus Young, Brooklyn Nets, $5900 - Young seems to be back and healthy from his ankle injury, playing big minutes for the Nets. He hasn’t put together a huge performance since his return from injury, but he is always capable of filling up the stat sheet and at just $5900 he makes for a nice mid-level play. 





Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic, $8200 - Vuc will be defended by the likes of Justin Hamilton and Adreian Payne in Minnesota tonight — needless to say he should be in for a big night both scoring and rebounding the basketball. With the game in Minnesota, it should stay close enough throughout for Vucevic to see enough minutes for a big performance.

Peter “DraftCheat” Christensen
Peter “DraftCheat” Christensen excelled at Daily Fantasy to the point he was able to quit his day job and play Daily Fantasy full time. DraftCheat is ranked No. 10 in the Overall Rankings and recently qualified for the FanDuel MLB Finals in Las Vegas. He can be found on Twitter @DraftCheat.