Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards ($8,100)
With John Wall on the shelf for a couple of weeks, Bradley Beal will be the focus of the Wizards’ offense. That would mean an uptick in almost every offensive category, especially assists in which he had seven in a loss to Portland. He will not be as efficient as he usually is, but since DFS hardly punishes inefficiency, Beal should be a must-start in all DFS leagues.
LaMarcus Aldridge, PF/C, San Antonio Spurs ($8,100)
LMA just finished one of his best games in Dallas and is well-rested facing Memphis, a team who has just fired their coach and is at the bottom of the league in stopping opposing power forwards. Aldridge has dropped over 42 FP in four of the Spurs’ last six home games so there’s a good chance he’ll bust out in the high 40’s once again.
The Middle Men
Otto Porter, SF/PF, Washington Wizards ($6,700)
It’s not only Beal who will carry the brunt of Wall’s absence, Otto “Max Contract” should as well. He did not disappoint, however, as he scored 24 points in the Portland loss, ending a streak seven games in which he has not reached that mark.
Harrison Barnes, SF/PF, Dallas Mavericks ($6,100)
Barnes is a low-ceiling, high-floor guy so I usually don’t advice on taking him especially if you’re looking for a home run. Against Brooklyn, however, throw everything out the window.
Tyus Jones, PG/SG, Minnesota Timberwolves ($4,500)
Jones has filled in quite nicely for the shelved Jeff Teague and while he does not have Teague’s offensive prowess, he can rack up defensive stats in a hurry. Jones has 11 steals in the past two games while also collecting 10 rebounds, 13 assists, and two blocks during that same span.
Lance Stephenson, SG/SF, Indiana Pacers ($4,300)
Stephenson has a nice stretch of double-digit FP games, scoring at least 23 FP in seven of the last eight. Nate McMillan has been keeping an eight-man rotation most of the time, giving Lance the chance to perform with playing time in the mid-20’s.
Note: All stats and salaries are from Draft Kings.