FanDuel Fantasy Corner – 10/29/2016
High Flyers (9000+):
Damian Lillard (9,100): There are several options under the price tag, but many of them come with reservations. How will Anthony Davis deal with the size and toughness of San Antonio’s front line, especially after a heavy workload in two losses to begin the season? What effect will Jimmy Butler have on Paul George on the latter part of a back-to-back? Is the Greek Freak really worth a salary of $9,500? Does anyone not expect the Cavaliers to blow out Orlando, leading to diminished minutes from LeBron? I don’t think there are any safe bets in this category, but if I had to choose someone, it would be Lillard. He has an exceptionally high usage rate and the ball is guaranteed to be in his hands a vast majority of the game. He has showed improved rebounding and playmaking and should carry his weight with a salary of $9,100.
Ahead of the Pack (7000-8900):
Kawhi Leonard (8,400): Simply put, ‘The Claw’ has shown us no reason not to believe that he can be the man in San Antonio. With the ever present threat of his stealing and blocking ability, coupled with the Pelicans’ weakness at the small forward position, Kawhi should be able to dictate the pace of this game while racking up points for fantasy owners.
Kevin Love (7,100): As long as Love continues to rebound with the same tenacity he has been attacking the boards with in the Cavaliers first two wins, he should remain in every owners lineup. How his price has not been altered is inexplicable after a 39 FP performance against Toronto, but that bodes well for owners wishing to not break the bank on a number one power forward. He will be defended initially by Serge Ibaka, who has not shown to be the same defensive stopper he was in years past.
Dwyane Wade (7,100): With Paul George and Jimmy Butler presumably engaging in a defensive battle, Wade will have ample opportunities with the ball, as he did in the Bull’s season opener. Look for more from Wade and Rondo tonight, to counter Indiana’s formidable front line.
Bang for your Buck (5000-6900):
Kristaps Porzingis (6,800): Joakim Noah and Marc Gasol’s battle down low should leave rebounding and put back opportunities from the Latvian bigman. If he plays upwards of 30 minutes, Porzingis will have a great chance to get owners 30 FP or more.
Nicolas Batum (6,200): Batum will hold a distinctive size advantages over those who will likely guard him today, allowing Kemba Walker to work of the ball and open up playmaking opportunities for his lankier French counterpart.
Kenneth Faried (5,500): Coming off the bench, Faried will carry a noticeable size and strength advantage over Portland’s second unit. With his rebounding acumen expect Faried to pull down his fair share of boards to give owners a boost at the second power forward position
Marvin Williams (5,100): Williams has played well in the Hornets’ first two games. Look for that trend to continue against a Boston team who can be exploited on the glass and around the rim, even with the addition of All-Star Al Horford.
Bottom of the Barrel (3500-4900):
Allen Crabbe (4,300): Portland’s backup swingman has been shooting lights out off of the bench. Against a Denver team with little opposition on the perimeter, the only thing slowing Crabbe down is himself.
Marco Belinelli (3,500): Belinelli will keep this position as long as his pricetag stays at rock bottom. He earned 18.2 FP yesterday without a great shooting percentage, earning over five times his value, an owner’s dream.
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