A six-game slate on Sunday provides us with a lot of options but you need to give it a second thought before you decide to tap the services of any of these players.
1.) Luka Doncic, PG, Mavericks
Doncic possibly came up with the best game of his career against LeBron James and the Lakers but he did not come out unscathed on that one.
While he did register an insane 31-13-15 outing, he needed stitches after he was hit by the head. The Mavs did not rule him out Sunday versus Cleveland (for now) but there’s a chance he will be kept out on that one for precautionary measures.
Even if he’s ready, a matchup against the Cavs could end up in a blowout (even if Vegas odds doesn’t think so) that’s why I think it will be best to look elsewhere.
2.) Any Laker outside of LeBron and AD
Minutes are too spread out for anyone on the roster to make an impact so if you’re thinking of putting Avery Bradley or Danny Green in your DFS roster, think again.
One other Laker that comes to mind would be Dwight Howard who is averaging seven points, 7.7 rebounds, a steal, and three blocks in the last three games but still, I wouldn’t count on it.
If you need a center on the cheap, you can take a flier on Indiana’s Goga Bitadze who got an extended run in the win over Cleveland with 10 points, nine rebounds, and four blocks. In case you didn’t know, Domantas Sabonis is a game-time call and Myles Turner is out for the Pacers.
3.) DeJounte Murray, PG, Spurs
Murray is off to a strong start averaging 13 points, eight rebounds, five assists, 2.3 steals, and 0.8 blocks in four games but I don’t like the thought of him being chased around by Avery Bradley and Danny Green on the perimeter.
Even so, Murray defensive stats are what makes him special so I would understand if you roll the dice on a stat-stuffer like he is.
4.) James Harden, SG, Rockets
I know this is insane because he is averaging 45 points, 3.7 rebounds, and eight assists over the last three but his salary, efficiency to begin the season, plus the lack of rebounds and defensive stats is a little worrisome.
Don’t get me wrong, he is still a threat to put 50 but with that high of a salary, I think you can maneuver to balance your roster out with some nice pieces. Malcolm Brogdon, for example, averages almost as many fantasy points per game as Harden but is significantly cheaper.
Why not go that route?
5.) Donovan Mitchell, SG, Utah Jazz
Spida has been on a tear this season with almost 40 FPPG but going up against a Clippers team with Kawhi Leonard will surely be a lot different.
I hear a couple of Miami SGs are on a roll right now?
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