Tonight features a robust ten game slate. Injuries to starters has caused plenty of bench players to have to step into starting roles, and because of that, you should constantly adjust your lineup based on injury updates. Below is a lineup to use as a building block. Keep in mind that all $ values are based on Yahoo Daily Fantasy Sports.
Point Guard: $44 Isaiah Thomas- Anytime a player is going up against the Houston Rockets you need to consider awarding them a roster spot. Thomas is a relatively safe play as he has been very consistent as of late. Even though he is on the second leg of a back-to-back, Thomas should still be rostered as he only played 35 minutes against the Wizards.
Shooting Guard: $33 Nicholas Batum- His ability to rack up numbers in categories other than points makes him a solid play tonight. Add in the fact that he draws a matchup with the fast paced Warriors, and Batum could be looking at a 50 fantasy point game.
Guard: $18 Marcus Smart- As I stated earlier, anytime a player has a matchup with the Rockets, they should be given strong consideration. Because Avery Bradley is out with an injury this week, Smart could see extended minutes in what should be a close game.
Small Forward: $17 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist- He has been playing well lately, and always has the ability to have a big game since he is a triple double threat.
Power Forward: $19 Ryan Anderson- Anderson should be over his illness that kept him out of a couple games last week and should have a solid game against the Celtics.
Forward: $14 JaMychal Green- This is one pick that I am not very sure of. I put Green here because of his offensive rebounding abilities, but he lacks some upside.
Center: $23 Mason Plumlee- After he flirted with a triple-double last week, Plume showed that he can give you excellent value at the center position. For this price he should definitely be rostered.
Utility: $31 Marc Gasol- Gasol is an excellent passer for a big man which allows him to rack up assists. He is a very safe play with some upside. You can expect something in the rang of 35 and 40 points on a given night, but he can exceed that as well.
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