Ben Simmons, PG, Philadelphia 76ers ($8,800)
The Houston-OKC tiff is intriguing with a lot of big names but if you want to spread out the wealth with the same ceiling for a huge outing, try Ben Simmons. The Aussie has just torched their would-be opponent Charlotte four days ago with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and a block. It would be nice to add more scoring and defensive stats but that should still be one heck of a stat line.
Jrue Holiday, SG, New Orleans Pelicans ($8,500)
Holiday has picked up the scoring cudgels with Boogie out and is averaging 24 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.6 blocks in the past 10 games. The Pels will be going up against the Clippers and while Jrue only averaged 13.5 points in their past two meetings, he also put up 7 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.5 blocks against the Clips’ defense. Obviously, the scoring department leaves a lot to be desired but Holiday is on a roll now and should continue to be hot going into Tuesday’s game.
Montrezl Harrell, C, Los Angeles Clippers ($5,000)
Harrell has been on a roll lately, scoring in double figures in six straight and seven of the last eight. His rebounding numbers are somewhat pedestrian, averaging only 4 rebounds but his efficiency from the floor makes up for it.
Bargains to consider:
- Pascal Siakam, PF, Toronto Raptors ($4,700)- With the No.1 seed Raptors facing the lottery-bound Hawks, the game could be over in a flash. That should leave a lot of garbage minutes for the bench including Siakam, who is averaging 9.3 points, 4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.0 block in only 22 minutes of play in the last seven days.
- Justise Winslow, SF, Miami Heat ($4,300)– Winslow is currently having the best stretch of his season with 12.3 points on 55.9% shooting with 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals over his last four games. He topped at 43.9 FP in the blowout win last night vs Phoenix.
- J.J. Redick, SG, Philadelphia 76ers ($4,900)– Redick won’t wow you with anything but he is a solid force in daily fantasy with a very high floor. He has at least 22 FP in his last four games, topping with 26 in the game against Cleveland.