It’s Tuesday and we have an 8-game slate to welcome us back to post-Christmas DFS. Aside from Giannis Antetokounmpo, there isn’t an obvious stud in this slate which makes it starkly different from yesterday. There is a ton of value for us to choose from tonight so we should be able to create a lineup that has a nice balance of solid mid-tier players and solid value. Instead of giving a large breakdown of each game or various players, I am instead going to discuss my favorite plays at each position that will be key to building a great lineup.
Eric Bledsoe MIL: $7,600 vs. CHI
In a home match-up against the Bulls, a lot of people are going to gravitate towards Giannis Antetokounmpo on this slate. In order to create a more balanced lineup, I am going to get my exposure to Eric Bledsoe. The Bulls are 19th in DvP to opposing point guards and Bledsoe is averaging 41.5 FanDuel points in his last three games. Bledsoe’s true usage rate is 24.6% so if this game stays close he will have plenty of opportunities to rack up fantasy points.
Tyreke Evans MEM: $8,500 at PHX
Evans’ price is almost unplayable but he has been a tear over the past over the past week and gets a dream against the Suns. Last week, Evans went for 43.3 FanDuel points across 34 minutes against this team and followed that up with a 61.9 point outing. Evans’ true usage over the past two games is a massive 29.1% and the Suns are ranked 29th in DvP against point guards. Evan at an elevated price point, the upside on Evans is high.
Jonathon Simmons ORL: $6,300 at MIA
The Magic have been in tough shape over the past few weeks with injuries Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross and Jonathan Isaac. Aaron Gordon has also missed 4 straight games and is listed as questionable for tonight’s game. If he sits, Simmons gets a huge boost. In 131 minutes with all of these players off the floor, Simmons has a massive 31.6% usage rate and 0.87 FanDuel points per minute. Assuming he will get all the minutes he can handle, Simmons is a great volume-based play for a team that desperately needs secondary players to step up over the next few weeks.
Zach Randolph SAC: $6,000 at LAC
After getting bumped up to $7,500 less than two weeks ago, Randolph’s price has fell off despite averaging 30.7 FanDuel points per game. The Clippers are ranked 16th in DvP to opposing power forwards and Randolph has minutes upside when the Kings are not on a back-to-back. If Zbo can push for 30 minutes, he should have no problem getting to 30 FanDuel points in this match-up.
DeAndre Jordan LAC: $8,200 vs. SAC
On the other side of this game, DeAndre Jordan has an elite match-up against a Kings team that is ranked 29th in DvP to opposing centers. Willie Cauley-Stein and Zach Randolph should have their hands full against Jordan on the glass and he can easily push for 20 rebounds in this match-up. In a game that should stay close, Jordan is a strong candidate for 40+ FanDuel points.