In this series of articles, unlike the “Eye Test” article series (great series by the way) I will be looking at my plays on an analytical level. If you have any questions or comments, or have suggestions about future articles in this series, and everything that is DFS, feel free to tweet me @Echeney17.
Note: The totals and lines in this article are accurate for the time. This information is subject to change. So be aware and active in looking for those changes.
Chris Paul– Chris Paul is usually one of those players that I put on my roster that never performs to expectations. However, this is a matchup that can greatly work out in his favor. I find that Chris Paul is a solid GPP play in this spot for two reasons in particular. First, he is a player that will be low owned in GPPs (especially in the big ones that we got going on tonight). Also, he is playing in the game tonight that features the highest total of the night at 217.5. If Chris Paul is going to show his upside anytime soon, it will be in this matchup tonight against the in-state rival Golden State Warriors.
Monta Ellis– He might slowing down a little bit in his 11th season in the league, but he is still one of the most solid shooters in the game. With the Pacers being one of the slower paced teams in the NBA (ironically), this is one of the riskier selections. However, I like the upside that Monta Ellis has tonight because the Boston Celtics have allowed the most fantasy points per game to the shooting guard (50.54 per) in the league. Though this game has one of the lower totals on the night at 200.5, it does have the closest spread (-2.5 in favor of the Celtics). Which is something we as DFS players like to see.
Lebron James– In all of the GPPs that I had entered on Monday night, Lebron was only 5.5% owned, against the Sixers of all teams. I thought to myself, this is the greatest player in the world and people are just fading him in this juicy matchup? Anyways, tonight can lend the same type of success as he goes up against the New York Knicks. The Knicks give up a middle of the road 43.87 fantasy points per game to opposing small forwards. Being at home, I truly believe that Lebron can go off in this game like he did on Monday against the Sixers.
Nerlens Noel– Nerlens has been quite the dominating force for an otherwise mediocre team in the Sixers. In each of the team’s first three games, he has led the team in rebounds, which doesn’t seem too hard to do. The Milwaukee Bucks have struggled so far this season against opposing power forwards, giving up 53.73 fantasy points per game to opposing power forwards. Given this game’s low total (and for good reason), Nerlens is one of the few players in this game that I am willing to roster in any format. This game has one of the lowest totals of the night with 196.5. So be careful with this game.
Tyson Chandler– In his last game out, Chandler put out a very solid game scoring 14 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. This shows that the upside is still there for the 33-year-old. Tonight, the Suns play a Sacramento Kings team that can be without their star center Demarcus Cousins for a second straight game. In this young season so far, the Kings have given up the second-most fantasy points per game (61.7) to opposing centers. The upside that this matchup presents, plus predicted low ownership makes Chandler a great play for GPPs this evening. Especially in a game that presents a total of 207.