The notes I take away from the 3 games on Thursday is I still hate the Bucks and Larry Drew for trolling all daily fantasy players. The second is that Lebron James does in fact bleed red blood like the rest of the humans in the world. That’s all I learned on Thursday, but after looking at this Friday slate of 10 games I’m ready to move on. These are the guys I’ll be looking to roster for my fantasy teams on Friday.
THE STUDS (I am only listing the studs that I will be considering for rosters)
Carmelo Anthony up against the Magic! Just look at the numbers he’s been posting and you’ll realize he’s worth paying for in daily fantasy!
Blake Griffin is playing at an elite level right now coming with in 1 points of scoring over 50 fantasy points in 6 straight games. I have to list him, but you do have to proceed with caution as he will be up against Memphis and the last time he was in Memphis was only able to post 31 fantasy points. He’s a nice GPP type play and should have a low percentage owned.
Joakim Noah is going to find his place in my 3rd stud slot, which might turn some heads with some of the other names playing on Friday! He’s matched up with a Denver team that is ranked 29th at defending the center over the last 10 games and Noah has been one of the hottest centers in the game. Noah can fill up all the stat categories and is a safe bet to reach 30 fantasy points with a pretty high ceiling.
NOW ONTO THE REST OF THE PLAYS
Kyle Lowry finds himself in a decent situation with Kyrie Irving coming to town on Friday. We all know Kyrie is not a good defender and Lowry has been putting up good numbers all year. He’s up against a Cleveland team that is giving up 105 points over the last 10 games on the road this season, which could mean a fantasy back court of Lowry and Derozan could pay off nicely on Friday night.
Kemba Walker is one player that I’ve noticed might have been affected by a nice all-star break weekend off from basketball. He’s came back with two really solid games including his best of the season on Wednesday night. He’s not going to be up against Brian Roberts who he should be able to abuse on the offensive end of the floor. Kemba is always a better play at home as his career stats reflect and that is why he will be one of my top point guard plays on Friday.
Goran Dragic is the last point guard I’ll list, but wow he’s worth of a play to! You have to look back to Jan 22nd to find a game where he didn’t post 30 fantasy points and now he’s going up against a banged up Spurs back court that is in the bottom half of defending opposing guards. Dragic is shooting over 50% at home this year and posting 20 ppg and 7 assists on average. I look for him to have a huge game against the Spurs, and just hope you are playing on a site where you can get him at a SG spot.
(The point guard position is loaded for Friday you can also make a case for Rondo and Kendall Marshall for you PG plays. I’d rank the 5 I’ve listed in this order and considering their price Kemba, Marshall, Dragic, Rondo, and Lowry. Good Luck picking the right ones!)
Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis will be up against Philadelphia on Friday and both make an argument for great plays on Friday. I will say I’m a bit concerned about a few things here and that is how the trades for Philadelphia will all shake out there rosters. This game could get ugly and Dallas starters be done early. That being said though they could easily hit value in 3 quarters on Friday night and are priced pretty nicely around the industry.
Robin Lopez is going to benefit a ton from Aldridge being out and the other injuries in the Blazers front court with all the minutes he can handle. He played 34 on Wednesday night and posted over 30 fantasy points against them. Lopez is much more athletic than what Enes Kanter (who will start without Derek Favors) and will abuse him on the boards on Friday.
AND THE VALUE GUYS TO FIT THE STUDS
Philadelphia 76ers guys will have a ton of value with the trades that went down. I’m writing to early to pin point the guys to target exactly, but keep an eye on their beat writers and who is starting for them. They will be cheap enough to carry a ton of value.
Tim Hardaway Jr should see a ton of action on Friday with Iman Shumpert back on the shelve for a couple of games. Hardaway has been playing great over the last two games posting back to back games over 25 fantasy points and is priced near minimum on a ton of sites.
Patty Mills (if you want to play around with the Spurs and Pop) is in play for Friday night. Parker is still listed as out and it seems that Mills is locked into 25 plus minutes of action at the point guard slot. He’s going to be in a high paced game and has posted 37 and 40 fantasy points in the last 2 games.
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