The Super Bowl is Sunday and most of the sports fans across the country have their eyes on that, but not us hardcore daily fantasy players. We’ve got two full days of daily fantasy NBA before we get there. I’m here to get you prepared with some solid plays for Friday!
Kevin Durant has went over 50 fantasy points in 7 straight games and could be in for a big game in Brooklyn as well. If you like your line up with him in it, then don’t hesitate for a minute to pay up for him.
Steph Curry should embarrass Trey Burke on Friday and is always capable of going for 60 plus fantasy points at any time.
Demarcus Cousins is more than likely out on Friday, but if we do get some kind of word that he’s healthy and ready to go before line ups lock he does have a very nice match up with Dallas.
Kevin Love is always in play, but I can say I won’t be paying up for him Friday. Memphis has allowed the lowest amount of points per game over the last 10 and will make very hard on Kevin Love.
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Al Jefferson seems like the most obvious fantasy play ever for Friday’s games. He’s taking on a Lakers team that is giving up the most points per game over the last 10 and ranked 27th against the center position. Jefferson has went over 50 fantasy points in back to back games and has been a double double machine. If you are in a cash game on Friday make sure you lock in this sure double double.
Paul Millsap has went over 35 fantasy points in 5 straight games and now gets to face the 76ers. The 76ers are terrible at rebounding and Millsap should have no problem posting a double double against them. He’s been great on the road as well shooting close to 50% this season.
Nikola Vucevic isn’t going to be a popular pick among many players because he is on a minutes limit right now. He’s priced down on several sites because of his recent injury, but even in limited action he can hit value. He posted 33 fantasy points in only 20 minutes of action against Toronto. On Friday, he gets a Bucks team ranked 25th against the center and one of the worst rebounding teams in the league. I like Vucevic as somewhat of a nice value play on Friday.
Jameer Nelson is in a good spot to win you some money on some cash games Friday as he takes on the Bucks as well. Nelson has been better at home this year shooting a full 6% better and averaging almost 3 more points per game. The Bucks are 29th against the point guard and giving up 107 points per game over the last 10. You can lock Jameer in for a decent salary on most sites and he’s a sure bet to post around 25 fantasy points.
Rudy Gay is healthy and ready for Friday’s game according to all reports and with Cousins likely sidelined I can see him having a solid game. He’s priced decently on most sites as he’s coming off the injury and gets a Dallas team giving up 108 points per game over the last 10 games. Shawn Marion could miss Friday’s game and that could help Gay as well as anyone else they throw at him wont be able to defend the same way Marion can.
Dirk Nowitzki has been on fire lately posting 63 fantasy points and 48 in the last two games. He’s shooting 53% this year at home and has a nice match up with Sacramento. Dirk is locked into 30 plus minutes of action and will have an advantage at grabbing a few more rebounds against Sacramento with Cousins sidelined.
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Demarre Carroll has 5 straight games of 20 plus fantasy points. He’s playing all the minutes he can handle and as a plus has actually shot better on the road this year. The Hawks are also matched up against the 76ers who have been a team to target against all year.
Jason Thompson is a lock for 30 minutes of action if Cousins is out on Friday and he’s pretty cheap on most sites. He starts at power forward which is the a position the Mavericks are ranked last in defending. Thompson has posted some solid games in Cousins absence and should do the same here.
DeMar Derozan is expect back into action on Friday against the Nuggets, which means Terrance Ross should see a decrease in value.
Jeff Teague is making the trip to Philadelphia for Friday’s game and if he plays will kill the value of Shelvin Mack.
If either of the two guys I named above do sit fire up Terrance Ross or Shelvin Mack respectively.