A three-game night forces you get creative with your roster
POSTED: Jan 11, 2016 5:18 PM ET
John Wall looks poised for a big game against the Bulls tonight.
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Players To Watch: Jan. 11
Stephen Curry ($10,800) has the highest salary on Monday, but he faces a tough matchup against the Miami Heat (10:30 ET, NBA League Pass) who have the sixth best defense and hold opponents to 32.3 percent from 3-point range. So lets turn our attention to Wall, who has a much better matchup against the Chicago Bulls (8 ET, NBA League Pass) and costs $900 less. Wall has somewhat struggled over his last three games and it's mostly because of turnovers. He has tallied seven turnovers in each of his last three games after not hitting that mark since December 19. His turnovers should return to his average of 4.5 tonight against a Bulls defense that forces the second fewest turnovers in the league (12.4 per game). A 50-plus FanDuel point night is well within range for Wall against Derrick Rose ($6,300) and the Bulls tonight.
Hassan Whiteside gets his first matchup against Draymond Green ($9,800) and the Warriors tonight (10:30 ET, NBA League Pass) after their offseason back-and-forth on Twitter about small ball. Expect both players to be extremely motivated tonight in what should be a great game at Oracle Arena. Whiteside has struggled to stay on the floor over his last three games as he averages 7.7 points on 7.3 attempts, 9.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 25.9 minutes. This stretch is certainly cause for concern and Whiteside could put up a dud if the Warriors put him in foul trouble early. But there aren't many great options at center tonight, so Whiteside is worth the risk if you have the salary for him tonight. Andrew Bogut ($4,200) and Boban Marjanovic ($3,700) are intriguing low-price options at center.
Kawhi Leonard ($8,300) is the only small forward option priced above $6,000 tonight, and he could see limited minutes if the Spurs matchup with the Brooklyn Nets (7:30 ET, NBA League Pass) turns into a blowout. The next two best options are Mirotic and Otto Porter ($6,000) who matchup against each other in Chicago (8 ET, NBA League Pass). Porter is the more consistent option as he has posted 28-plus FanDuel points in five of his last six games and tallied 30-plus minutes in seven straight games since returning from injury. However, he will likely get a strong dose of Jimmy Butler ($8,700) defense, which is always a red flag. That makes Mirotic the better option, especially for tournament play, as he has tallied 40-plus FanDuel points in two of his last five games and is averaging 16.6 points on 10.8 attempts, 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks for 31.1 FanDuel points in 30.7 minutes over that five-game span.
Draymond Green ($9,800), Pau Gasol ($8,700) and Chris Bosh ($8,000) are all solid, high-priced options at power forward tonight. But lets focus on West, who is a low-priced option that will help differentiate your lineup in tournament play. West has tallied 19-plus FanDuel points in three straight games, including a 14-point, 13-rebound, 36-FanDuel point eruption in 25 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday. West started for a resting LaMarcus Aldridge ($7,100) in that game, so don't expect another 30-FanDuel point night tonight against the Brooklyn Nets (7:30 ET, NBA League Pass). But even in limited burn, he should tally enough stats to reach five times the value of his $4,300 salary against a Nets team that ranks last in opponent shooting from 15-19 feet (44.5 percent). Bulls rookie Bobby Portis ($3,800) is another solid, low-priced option tonight.
Could the Warriors lights-out shooting be contagious tonight (10:30 ET, NBA League Pass)? That's what Green and the Heat hope as they travel to Oakland to take on the 35-2 champs. Green has tallied 25-plus FanDuel points in his past two games with averages of 17.0 points on 54.2 percent shooting, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals for 29.0 FanDuel points in 34.1 minutes over that span. He should see big minutes again tonight in what should be a high-scoring game. At $4,000, Green is the best, low-cost option available at shooting guard tonight.
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