A 13-game slate this Wednesday gives us plenty of options for our Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineups:
John Wall, PG ($9,500)
Don’t let the Washington Wizards’ record con you out of dis-owning John Wall. The speedster out of Kentucky is the best daily fantasy basketball in the last 10 days not named Stephen Curry, averaging 48.5 FP over that span.
Of course, other studs are available especially at that point guard position and Wall has struggled against Memphis in their December 14 game, but I consider that game the exception rather than the norm. If everything goes right, J-Wall shall reward you with a nice 40-50 point performance.
Paul George, SF ($8,900)
What happens if a superstar consistently turning 45-FP performances puts up a 26-point stinker his last game? Expect his salary to go down and his numbers to go up for the very next trip.
That’s exactly what has happened to Paul George making him a must-add in your DFS lineup.
The Middle Class
Brook Lopez, C ($6,900)
Lopez produced 48 and 49 points, respectively, in the last two games so even if the Dallas Mavericks are 4th-best in the league in defending centers, I would still bet on the guy. The prize is a complete rip-off and judging from his statistical season, Brook is an automatic 35-point performer on any given night.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG ($6,400)
Talking about hitting strides, MCW got it going for the past 10 days now, averaging 34.8 FP, including three games with at least 40 points. His old team the Philadelphia 76ers are visiting next so Carter-Williams might want some good old fashioned revenge by way of a solid game. Anything in the range of 30 is value for that salary range, which he might, since Jerryd Bayless and Greivis Vasquez are both out to injuries.
Garrett Temple, SG ($4,500)
Bradley Beal is still out so Randy Wittman made the best out of a Garrett Temple/ Gary Neal combination at the two-guard. And now that Neal is dealing with a situation of his own, that leaves Temple the only serviceable shooting guard in the Wizards roster. His 40-point performance versus Sacramento is only a blip in the radar but if given heavy minutes like that, 20-25 FP is not out of the question.
Terrence Jones,PF ($4,600)
OK, let’s get this straight here. This one requires a little leap of faith. Jones is a model of consistency, able to put up big numbers and disappear in games just as much. He had a solid game last Dec. 21 versus Charlotte (28.5 FP), so let’s see if he can throw two in a row.
Note: All stats and salaries are from DraftKings.com.
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