February has come and gone quickly as we enter the last night of daily fantasy action for the month. I’d like to finish out the month on a strong note like many of you out there and here is a look at some of the top plays in action for Friday.
THE STUDS (I am only listing the studs that I will be considering for rosters)
Steph Curry put up 14 fantasy points on Wednesday and I’m sure he’s going to do everything he can to get that taste out of his mouth. Well the perfect opportunity exists for him on Friday as he goes to Madison Square Garden 1 year 1 day to the date he dropped 54 real points on the Knicks.
Kevin Durant is match up proof and some may choose to fade him because of this match up with Memphis, but keep in mind he went for 55 fantasy points last time out against Memphis.
Carmelo Anthony will want to play a great game with Curry coming to Madison Square Garden. Carmelo is playing 39 minutes per game and has averaged over 50 fantasy points per game over his last 5 home games.
NOW ONTO THE REST OF THE PLAYS
Kyrie Irving as a fantasy option always makes me want to punch myself in the head. He’s one of the best point guards in the league, but you never know when he’s just going to lay a complete dude. He’s playing really well right now with back to back games over 44 fantasy points. He’s matched up with the Jazz on Friday and should be able to have his way with Trey Burke if he chooses. Kyrie has put up a full 3 points per game more this season at home than on the road.
Isaiah Thomas and teammate Rudy Gay are going to make strong plays for Friday’s game with Demarcus Cousins suspended for the game. The daily fantasy world couldn’t ask for a better situation as they will be up against the Lakers who are giving up 106 points per game this year. Thomas is consistently posting games over 30 fantasy points and will have to pick up even more of the scoring load without Cousins in the game. We have to look back 7 games before we see the last Rudy Gay dud that we know he’s going to have every now and then. Gay will just like Thomas have to pick up some of the slack with Cousins out.
Joakim Noah has had 1 game below 40 fantasy points in the last 8 games he’s played in. The Mavericks will struggle to find someone on the inside that can compete with the high energy Noah brings. He’s averaging a double double on the year. He’s got a high price tag, but his floor is pretty high with a possibility for a high ceiling game.
Gerald Green for now 9 straight games has gone over 20 fantasy points at least. He’s a guy that if he gets hot can post a 40 to 50 point fantasy game and has a relatively affordable price tag for his production. He let me down a bit on Wednesday with Dragic out, but I think if Dragic were to miss this game I’d be going right back to him. He’s playing a little over 30 minutes a game and the Pelicans struggle to defend athletic shooting guards.
AND THE VALUE GUYS TO FIT THE STUDS
Kent Bazemore has been a huge benefit of the system in Los Angeles right now and he’s getting a ton of minutes. He’s playing two straight games of 39 minutes since getting into his role as a starter and posted solid fantasy totals for his price in both games.
Alexis Ajinca has played right at 27 minutes a game for the last 3 games for the Pelicans. Ajinca’s match up with the Suns is a favorable one as they are one of the lower ranked front courts in the NBA. He’s posted games of 29 and 37 fantasy points in the last two games out and if they are without Anthony Davis on Friday then he gets an even bigger bump.
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