Building Blocks For NBA DFS Wednesday– Oct. 24, 2018
Kyle Kuzma, SF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers are playing with a third-ranked pace in the league (107.6 according to Basketball Reference) making them a fantasy gold mine. Of course, if you can afford LeBron James you can always go that route but after delivering a 37-point, 8-rebound gem against San Antonio on his first start of the season, Kuzma may break out again against the Suns. He looks like a natural fit with James and with Brandon Ingram still out for three more games, Kuzma’s value is as high as it has ever been.
DeAndre Ayton, C, Phoenix Suns
Ayton is the real deal and even with a 5-point stinker in his second game, the double-doubles plus 5-6 assists should be the norm for the former Wildcat. It also doesn’t hurt that they’ll be playing the Lakers, the league’s 26th ranked defense who gives up like 300 points to opposing offenses.
DeMar DeRozan, SG, San Antonio Spurs
DeRozan is an absolute monster in the first three games averaging 29 points, 5 rebounds, and 9 assists. The defensive stats leave a lot to be desired but since it’s DFS, you don’t really care as long as he is putting up that much P+R+A.
Some bargains to consider:
Rodney McGruder- Arguably the best player of the Heat so far, averaging almost 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Dorian Finney-Smith– Not much upside but DFS is really solid and he’s played at least 30 minutes in each of the first three games.
JaVale McGee- McGee has really been solid and as the Lakers only playable center right now, he will continue to be so until further notice.
Featured Image: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill