By Nick Rodriguez
Here are my top value plays for tonight’s NBA DFS slate. These are some players who will help you save some money, so you can afford the high-priced studs you love!
- Jarrett Jack
Jack is number 5 on my list as he has shown some inconsistency on the year, but has very nice upside. He will be going up against the Rockets which should provide Jack with many opportunities as the O/U in this game is at 203. The Rockets give up the 9th most fantasy points to opposing Point Guards and give up the 4th most rebounds.
Payton has been pretty consistent to start the season and is averaging 22.7 fantasy points per game. He has a juicy match up tonight against the Lakers which is why he is number 4 on my list. The Lakers give up 12.83 assist per game to opposing point guards which leads the NBA and they also give up 47.07 fantasy points which ranks 5th . Looking for a guy to hit in the twenties (fantasy points) with some upside, Payton is your guy!
- Jonas Valanciunas
Jonas should have a nice game against Philly tonight! The 76ers give up the 7th most fantasy points to opposing Centers. Okafor is not the greatest of rebounders or defenders, so that will provide Jonas with many opportunities in the paint to grab rebounds and score some points. He has a very nice price and is worth the investment if you want to go cheap at Center.
When will DFS sites show some respect to Marcus and raise his price!? He is still at a great price and I will continue to use him in my lineups until they raise it. He has a great match up against the Kings as they give up 39.29 fantasy points to opposing Small Forwards which ranks 9th in the NBA. This should be a nice game to target, as there are a lot of nice value plays and should be a fun game to watch with Cousins and Drummond going at it.
Middleton is number 1 on my countdown and is a guy to strongly consider. He will be going up against the Nuggets who are just awful at guarding the 2 spot. The Nuggets have the 5th fastest PACE at 25.21 against Shooting Guards and give up the 2nd most fantasy points. With Middleton’s ability to fill the stat sheet, I will be playing a lot of Middleton today.
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