Huge NBA Wednesday tonight with 22 teams in action meaning plenty of options for daily fantasy players to choose from.
An Eastern Conference blockbuster tips off at 8 PM ET as the second seed Celtics (38-22), host the reigning champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers (41-17). The Cav’s lead the season series 2-0 and will be looking for a season sweep to insert mental fear if they meet the Celtics in the playoffs. The Celtics led by improved MVP candidate point guard, Isaiah Thomas, will be looking to hold onto the second seed as the surging Washing Wizards are now only two games behind after a massive win over the Warriors.
OUT: Joel Embiid (knee), Kenneth Faried (back), DeMarcus Cousins (suspension), Al Jefferson (mouth),
Monitor: Willy Hernangomez (ankle), Derrick Rose (shoulder), Kristaps Porzingis (ankle), Aaron Gordon (quadriceps), Mike Dunleavy (ankle), Wesley Matthews (hip), Willie Reed (ankle), Michael Beasley (knee), Tony Parker (quadriceps), Caris LeVert (illness), Arron Afflalo (leg)
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TOP 3 SLEEPERS
Patrick Mills (FanDuel: $3,800)
San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers
Mills is starting to find some consistency his previous five games, averaging 10.6 points, 3.6 assists and 18.4 FD points. These numbers should be higher tonight if Tony Parker can’t go. Parker is considered questionable with a quadriceps injury.
Terrence Ross (FanDuel: $4,400)
Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks
Perhaps a change of scenery was a good thing for Ross who has come out all guns blazing for the Magic. Ross has scored 25.5 and 37.8 FD points in a new uniform and received big minutes averaging 34 in both games.
Kyle O’Quinn (FanDuel: $4,700)
New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic
O’Quinn has been a solid play the past seven games, putting up numbers of 8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 dimes, 1.6 steals, 2.6 blocks and 26 FD points. He does it all. Now with start Hernangomez questionable, O’Quinn should see larger minutes which will lead to better production for the big man.
TOP 3 VALUES
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (FanDuel: $5,400)
Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Inconsistency is something that has prevented Caldwell-Pope from having a breakout season. However, he has now strung together four great games averaging close to 41 minutes and producing numbers of 21 points, 5 rebounds and 33 FD points.
Gary Harris (FanDuel: $5,500)
Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Harris has been the definition of value in the new year of 2017. The sophomore has been a surprise package and produced stellar numbers for the Nuggets. In his past ten matches, Harris has averaged 18.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 27 FD points. Harris is one of the few reliable options under $6,000.
Myles Turner (FanDuel: $6,400)
Indiana Pacers vs. San Antonio Spurs
Turner is another sophomore who is having a terrific breakout season. The Pacers big man hasn’t scored under 20 FD points in 21 games. An outstanding indicator of his consistency. You should have no troubles picking and starting Turner.
TOP 3 STARS
John Wall (FanDuel: $10,400)
Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors
Wall has now scored double-digit assists in twelve straight games, also averaging 22 points per game and 47.5 FD points in that span. He is now one of the premium players in the league and is leading the Wizards to an excellent playoff spot.
DeMar DeRozan (FanDuel: $10,200)
Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards
With Lowry out for the rest of the regular season, DeRozan may turn into one of the best players in the league statistically having to shoulder a heavy workload. Already in the three games without Lowry, DeMar has averaged 37.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and almost 50 FD points. Crazy.
Anthony Davis (FanDuel: $11,600)
New Orleans Pelicans vs Detroit Pistons
With the addition of DeMarcus Cousins, I certainly believed Davis’ numbers would slightly drop. I was wrong. In the three-game span with Cousins, Davis has averaged 35.3 points, 10 rebounds and 53 FD points. Now with Cousins suspended for tonight’s game against the Pistons, Davis will have to carry a workload like never before.
PG: Patrick Mills
PG: Chris Paul
SG: Gary Harris
SG: DeMar DeRozan
SF: Harrison Barnes
SF: Terrence Ross
PF: Anthony Davis
PF: Derrick Williams
C: Kyle O’Quinn