FanDuel NBA DFS: This Season vs Opponent Production of Ceiling and Value Plays for the 4/8/16 Slate

MIA @ ORL – 207 | ORL -1
Aaron Gordon has been ruled out(concussion).
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 2 games, 35.9 Fpts in 33.3 Mins
Whiteside underperformed in an incredible mathup vs the Bulls, but enters an equally good matchup here, and is one of the top Ceiling plays on the board.
BKN @ CHA – CHA 204.5 | CHA -15
Nicola Batum is questionable
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 32.5 Fpts in 34.9 Mins
This is a dream matchup for Kemba.Not only have the Nets been week against PGs all season, but now their interior ‘defense’ has been decimated to a worse level than before with Brook Lopez and Thaddeus YOung out. Kemba loves to get to the basket.
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 34.7 Fpts in 39 Mins
If Batum goes he is a top shelf play. If Batum sits, Jeremy Lin
NY @ PHI – 200 | NY-3
Kristaps Porzingis is doubtful(shoulder). I don’t expect Calderon to play(quad).
($6.2K)Ish Smith
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 2 games, 29.3 Fpts in 32.9 Mins
Ish is one of my top GPP plays of the night. He has been mediocre lately and his price has dropped, but still has 45 fantasy point upside, especially vs Jerian Grant defense.
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 28 Fpts in 34.6 Mins
($4.5K)Derrick WIlliams
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 14.5 Fpts in 18.6 Mins
DWill has not gone off yet filling in for Kristaps, but he will. This would be a good spot for that to occur.
($3.8K)Jerian Grant
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 7.9 Fpts in 16.8 Mins
WAS @ DET – 206.5 | DET -5.5
John Wall is questionable.
Update: John Wall is Likely to play, making ($4.1K)Ramon Sessions the most elite value option by far on the slate. He put up over 40 fantasy points last time he filled in for wall. Lock him in if Wall sits and move on.
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 23.5 Fpts in 31.8 Mins
I have a thing for Marcus Morris. I could see him hanging up 40-50 FPts easily in this matchup, should his shot be falling.
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 6 games, 21.1 Fpts in 31.9 Mins (data compiled from playing on 2 different teams)
IND @ TOR – 194.5 | IND -5
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 35.1 Fpts in 34.2 Mins
Paul George faces one of the team playing the toughest defense of late, but he gets up for games vs other Stars, and has had decent ouput this year in this matchup.
MLW @ BOS – 204 | BOS -10
Evan Turner and Khris Middleton are questionable.
($9.7K)Giannis Antetokounpo
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 30.2 Fpts in 30.7 Mins
I want to roster Giannis, but the Celtics have been playing well on the defensive end and he draws a tough matchup with Jae Crowder.
($6.3K)Jae Crowder
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 30.6 Fpts in 30.6 Mins
While Antetokounpo is a revelation on offense, that doesn’t translate on the defensive end. Jae Crowder should be able to be as insertive as he likes in this game, and may pick up a few extra blocks and steals guarding Giannis.
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 20.5 Fpts in 32 Mins
LAK @ NO – 202 | NO -2
He has been on fire and is likely to be extremely low owned due to his extreme price hike, but can is throwing out 35-40 Fpt nights left and righht.
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 2 games, 26.7 Fpts in 35.8 Mins
Byron Scott is letting the youngins run, even in garbage time, showing with 30 mins+ played in each of his last 9.
($5.4K)Luke Babbit
He will shoot a ton and has been adding some peripherals. Facing the Lakers always helps. A good upside GPP play if he starts.
MEM @ DAL – 194 | DAL -6
LAC @ UTA – 185.5 | UTA -7.5
Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Blake Griffen, DeAndre Jordan, and Wesley Johnson have all been ruled out(rest).
 UPDATE: Austin Rivers has been ruled out.
($3.8K)Austin Rivers
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 1 game, 14.1 Fpts in 25.6 Mins
Austin Rivers will take all the shots he can, if he plays(questionable), and is a fine value play at his price. The spot vs Utah is brutal, but with the usage and price tag, he is hard to pass up.
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 2 games, 7 FPts in 27.2 Mins
The crawfish is certainly more talented than Rivers, but is in the same boat. He will have all the usage and shots he can handle, but draws a difficult matchup with the Jazz.
($4.2K)Jeff Green
This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 2 games, 14.9 Fpts in 36.3 Mins
SA @ DEN –
Check for injury updates, I expect the Spurs to rest players.

Update: Aldridge, Diaw, Ginobili, Leonard, Green, and Parker all OUT for Spurs tonight

Boban is the only Spur on my radar, but none of them seem to dominate the usage when all the players are rested.

Just Give Me the Damn Plays
Top Ceiling:
Kemba Walker
Giannis Antetokounpo
Top Value:
Ramon Sessions(If no Wall)
Jamal Crawford
Lines as of 10 AM

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Matt Dulcan