By Nick Rodriguez
Lillard is one of the high price guys I would pay up for. The Nuggets give up 54.62 fantasy points to opposing PGs which ranks second highest in the NBA. Lillard has scored at least 21 points in his first six games of the NBA season and has been the focal point of the Portland offense. With his high usage rate and a favorable matchup, Lillard is a lock on this Monday night slate. This game also has an O/U of 203, so this is a game to definitely target.
I like a lot of big men tonight and Horford is one of the guys to target. Going up against Anthony Towns gives Horford a favorable match up in the paint. The T-Wolves give up the seventh most fantasy points to opposing centers and give up 18.40 rebounds to centers which ranks fourth most in the NBA. I see Horford hitting over 30 fantasy points and taking advantage of the rookie in the paint.
- LaMarcus Aldridge
Lamarcus is not having the same production he had in Portland, but is still having a solid season. He has a very favorable match up against the Kings tonight. The Kings have a PACE of 23.00 at the Power Forward position which ranks highest in the NBA. The Kings also give up the second most fantasy points to opposing Power Forwards. With those two statistics in Aldridge’s favor, I will be penciling him into my lineups tonight.
Risky Tourney Plays
Grant is a player I like tonight who has seen minutes in the twenties since Covington has gone down. He will most likely get the starting nod at the 3 spot which draws a favorable. The Bulls have a PACE of 25.43 at the Small Forward position which gives Grant more opportunities. The Bulls also give up the sixth most fantasy points to opposing SFs. With these things going for Grant, I like his opportunities to put up some fantasy points.
Harris is another player I really like — and he’s is dirt cheap today. He is very dependent on his ability to shoot the ball, but I can see him heating up tonight against the Blazers. The Blazers have given up the most buckets to opposing Shooting Guards at 26.67. With all of the scoring the Blazers give up, I can definitely see Harris heating up. Portland also gives up the 11th most fantasy points to opposing shooting guards.