A four-game night will force you to get creative in tournament play
POSTED: Jan 19, 2016 5:32 PM ET
Andrew Wiggins could be poised for a big game against the Pelicans tonight.
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Players To Watch: Jan. 19
Russell Westbrook ($10,500), Anthony Davis ($10,300), Kevin Durant ($9,900) and Paul George ($8,700) are great, high-priced options tonight. But these players will have a high roster percentage in tournament play with only four games on the slate. So let's focus on some lower-priced options that could help differentiate your lineups from the competition. Wiggins faces a great matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans (8 ET, NBA TV), who lost a close game yesterday afternoon in Memphis and enter with the second worst defensive rating in the NBA (106.4). Wiggins has been solid over his last six games with averages of 24.8 points on 50.9 percent shooting, 3.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.0 steals for 33.4 FanDuel points in 35.6 minutes. He's definitely worth a look if you need a mid-level small forward option tonight.
After missing the last two games for Denver, the status of Jusuf Nurkic (ankle, knee) is uncertain tonight. If he's out, Jokic is a great, low-end play as the Nuggets matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder (9 ET, NBA League Pass). The Thunder could pull away quick from Denver, which would mean increased action for Enes Kanter ($4,300), who is one of the worst post defenders in the league. Jokic would excel in a matchup with Kanter and should be able to expand on his averages of 9.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals for 26.5 FanDuel points over his last four games. He's a little expensive at $4,900, but the matchup makes him worth the price if you want to go cheap at center.
Unlike the other four options in this article, Johnson will likely have a high roster percentage tonight as he continues to fill in for injured Goran Dragic (calf). Since Dragic went down three games ago, Johnson is averaging 13.0 points on 11.0 attempts, 4.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.0 steals for 24.3 FanDuel points in 32.9 minutes. He should see similar minutes and usage tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks (7:30 ET, NBA League Pass), who have the fourth worst defensive rating in the NBA. At just $4,500, it's clear why Johnson will likely be in the majority of tournament lineups tonight.
The second-year guard continues to rack up the minutes in Denver. Over his last four games, Harris is averaging 15.5 points on 12.0 attempts, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists for 22.5 FanDuel points in 37.6 minutes. He ranks 12th in the NBA in minutes per game over this span and should see similar usage tonight against the Thunder (9 ET, NBA League Pass). He's worth a look if you need a low-priced shooting guard with a high floor tonight.
The Pacers' rookie big man had the best game of his career on Sunday as he tallied a career-high 25 points on 11-for-13 shooting, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks for 41.4 FanDuel points in 29 minutes. Ian Mahinmi (heel) didn't dress for that game and was the reason behind the increased minutes for Turner. Mahinmi is questionable to return tonight against the Phoenix Suns (9 ET, NBA League Pass). If he's out, Turner is easily the best, low-priced option at power forward as he looks to build off his career-best game.
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