We’ve got a pretty nice slate of games available for the Sunday slate with two early games and six late games. I’m going to get right to it with some of the plays I like for Sunday.
I didn’t write about the early slate of games, but for fantasy options I really think you have to fire up Carmelo Anthony against the Lakers. Ryan Kelly should also make a decent value play.
(FEATURING LATE SLATE ONLY)
Steph Curry is averaging 46 fantasy points a game and will be featured in a prime match up with Portland. This game should have a high total and look for Curry to get plenty of shots against Lillard.
LaMarcus Aldridge is on the flip side of Curry in this match up for Sunday night and David Lee will have no chance of stopping him.
Anthony Davis should be able to do whatever whenever he wants inside against the Magic. I’m almost willing to bet he goes for at least a double double in this contest. Davis is averaging 42 fantasy points per game this year and is almost a lock to go over 35 fantasy points.
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Isaiah Thomas will more than likely be asked to carry the load for the Kings again as Rudy Gay and Demarcus Cousins are both questionable. There is a small chance that Rudy Gay plays in this one, but I’m not looking for him to play. Thomas gets a Denver team that is on a back to back and will have Ty Lawson guarding him who is no defensive stud. Thomas put up 47 fantasy points against a much tougher Pacers team on Friday in 43 minutes of action in this same situation.
Goran Dragic gets the match up with Kyrie Irving on Sunday and Dragic has been very consistent since Bledsoe went out. Dragic is averaging 34 fantasy points a game and hasn’t been below 29 in the last 5 games making him a very dependable cash game play.
Eric Gordon becomes an even better play if Tyreke Evans is out again, but either way I think he’s in for a solid game on Sunday. Gordon is at home where he’s been shooting 6% better this year and will have to score to keep the Pelicans at pace with the Magic. Orlando is giving up the 29th most points per game over the 10 at 109 points per game.
Wilson Chandler could make for some nice value at the SF position especially in late only slates on Wednesday. he’s shooting better on the road this year and goes up against a Kings team that will be very thin. The Kings already struggle to defend the SF position and with Gay that could be even worse. Chandler is averaging 14 points a game which would be enough for him to reach value on most sites.
Anderson Varejao let me down on Friday only grabbing 4 rebounds against the Bucks, but I can’t ignore he’s going back up against another bad rebound team on Sunday. The Suns give up the 3rd most rebounds per game and Varejao should be able to take advantage of that in this one. He’s almost a lock a lock to over 30 fantasy points and should do so on Sunday.
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Rodney Stuckey had his worst game in the last 5 on Friday against the Pelicans, but before that he was putting up over 20 fantasy points at minimum in those 5. He’s played over 30 minutes in each of the last 4 games and will draw a match up with the Mavericks who are 26 in stopping the opposing shooting guard.
Derrick Williams grabbed two early fouls on Friday night and killed any chance he had of a big game. He still managed to get 20 fantasy points and should be in line for big minutes again on Sunday. He’s got a much better match up in this one and is priced near minimum on most sites.
Timothy Mozgov makes for the ultimate punt play at center on Sunday. Mozgov has played over 20 minutes in each of the last 5 games and will be up against a Kings team without Cousins. He’s coming off a 29 fantasy point performance on Saturday and could easily do the same Sunday.