It’s Monday and for many of us that sucks! It kicks off a pretty big weeks in sports as we get ready for the Super Bowl, but before that we’ve got a solid action of daily fantasy NBA. Here are the guys I’ll be looking at for Monday’s action.
Kevin Durant is the best player in the NBA right now as far as fantasy action goes and with that being said I would figured out a way to pay up for him every time he plays.
Kevin Love will be matched up with the Bulls which isn’t an ideal match up, but it’s love and he’s match up proof in most cases.
Blake Griffin makes his first appearance in the stud section for me, but he’s been over 35 fantasy points in all of the last 5 games. He’s consistent and carries the load of the Clippers right now with CP3 out.
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Goran Dragic will probably be 75% owned or greater on Monday and for good reason. The 76ers have been a team picked on all year as they give up a ton of fantasy value. Dragic has been awesome without Bledsoe and is shooting close to 50% on the year. Dragic has went over 40 fantasy points in 4 of the last 6 games.
D.J. Augustin bounced back Saturday night from a terrible game on Friday night. Augustin has been at or over 40 fantasy points in 4 of the last 5 games. He’s matched up with Rubio on Monday whose ranked 27th in stopping opposing point guards this year.
Isaiah Thomas has been over 30 fantasy points in the last 6 games and over 40 in the in 4 of those. I expect Cousins to still be out on Monday and that puts more of the scoring on Thomas. Thomas is taking shots at a very high rate now and as long as he’s shooting his normal 45% he’s a lock to hit or exceed value.
Gordon Hayward draws a nice match up on Monday at home. The Kings are pretty low when it comes to stopping the opposing small forward and Hayward should take advantage of the lack of defense. Hayward is a better player at home averaging almost 4 points more per game than on the road. He looked healthy Saturday night after missing a few games and has been over 30 fantasy points in each of the last 5 games.
Deandre Jordan is a lock to grab double-digit rebounds just about every game and now he plays the Bucks. The Bucks are one of the worst teams in the league at rebounds and against opposing centers. When you factor both of those in with Jordan’s high energy he plays with I think you have the ultimate high upside play.
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Terrance Ross went crazy, scoring 51 points in Saturday’s game and now will be forced into extended minutes with Demar Derozan already ruled out for this one.
Lou Williams should see some extended minutes again as Jeff Teague is still out. Oklahoma City is 19th in defending the opposing shooting guard, so Lou should be able to get some shots off to hit his value on most sites.
Shelvin Mack should be solid for the same reasons as well. Reggie Jackson is a huge downgrade from Westbrook in defense and the Thunder have fallen to 26th in defending the position since Westbrook went out. Mack is more of a GPP type value play than a cash game play to me.
Channing Frye seems to be playing solid minutes for the Suns and is very much in play Monday against the 76ers. Frye’s game logs have been all over the place, but I like the ceiling he posses as a value play for Monday.