Today might be a special edition of the Value Index (because we didn’t have enough games for Tuesday), but it also is a special day in the Monahan household.
It is my wife and I’s wedding anniversary. Time flies when you are having fun and babies. Isn’t that the saying?
I would say you could use that as narrative street for using my recommendations today, but I can’t guarantee that wedding anniversaries and DFS actually have any correlation.
My wife is great and she is a fantastic mom. I am certainly grateful to have her as a wife and mother. She’s awesome and understands the grind of DFS research and lineup building. That’s one of many, many reasons why I love her. Happy anniversary to the woman of my dreams!
Like i said, today is a special edition of the Index, so it’s all free!
It’s a small, 5-game slate, but there’s lots of fantasy goodness to exploit tonight. I hope my suggestions do wonders for your bankroll.
Analysis: When he’s not secretly recording teammates admitting their immorality, he’s donning bad haircuts. But it appears coach Walton is finally letting his young guys get the minutes and experience now that their season is done. Russell, Randle and Ingram are all seeing minutes in the mid-30s night in and night out and tonight the Lakers get a juicy matchup against the Suns. This game is going to be popular, but rightfully so. Two fast-paced teams with each nothing to really play for except….to lose? Anyway, the Suns are allowing 59.8 fantasy points per game in their last 5 (which partially is due to a different Russell), but still, they give up the third most fantasy points per game to point guards. Lock and load.
Analysis: The Spurs rested Kawhi and LMA last night against the Kings, and Sacramento made them look silly early on. But those two should be returning for a much more meaningful game on the road at OKC. Westbrook always is in play for NBA DFS, but one way to attack the Spurs is via shooting guards. The Spurs have allowed 36.2 FPPG to SGs this season. Oladipo has a 40-point ceiling and his price got the Spurs discount. I expect ownership to be lower due to his recent return from injury, and well, it’s the Spurs. Oladipo put up 31 fantasy points in these two teams’ lone contest of the season. I like OKC at home to keep this one close and for that to happen, Oladipo will have to contribute.
Analysis: There aren’t many gifs of T.J. Warren and all are of him during his days at N.C. State. Warren has seen a huge boost in minutes and shots taken since the trade of P.J. Tucker. His price has come up but he has a great matchup against the Lakers tonight. You will need some Suns in this game and Eric Bledsoe is not trustworthy, Devin Booker has seen production dip and the emergence of Alan Williams has seen his price climb. I think this is a fair price against a poor, high-paced defensive team.
Analysis: More Lakers? Yup. I can either repeat most of what I said about DeAngelo or I can BS my way to a lengthy paragraph of why you should play Randle. Ok, well just know that Phoenix is third worst in the league in FPPG allowed to PFs at 44.5. Randle is coming off a triple-double performance, so that’s his ceiling. That game against Dallas was a blowout and he still saw a full complement of minutes. Dario Saric also is on my radar tonight, just fyi, but his price was the reason I went to Randle.
Analysis: What a deal the Blazers made for Nurkic? It appears Denver had a baby Jokic riding the pine. Jurkic has stepped into his new starting role quite well and can fill the stat sheets with boards, assists and points. He gets the best matchup on the board against Philly, who has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing centers in the NBA at 54.6. This is a home game for Portland and this should be another high-scoring, fast paced game.