Josh Livi | January 22nd, 2020
We are back with my Fave Five! Twelve monster games tonight, so let’s find those needles in a haystack to help you kill it tonight!
Guard: Alex Caruso, Lakers (DK-$3,400) (FD-$3,700)
Yes, Caruso here makes for an intriguing play. You might look at his past games and think, what is this guy saying? Currently, the Lakers are -11 against the pathetic nonexistent Knicks. I am expecting this game to be a blowout, and that’s where Caruso will get his points, minutes, and stats. Look for him to score at least 18 fantasy points in the Lakers demolishment of the Knicks, and at that price point, I’ll take 18 fantasy points any given day of the week.
Small Forward: Troy Brown Jr, Wizards (DK-$ 4,700) (FD- 4,900)
Brown is my favorite play of the night at this price point. He is getting above 25 minutes a game, averaging 23.8 fantasy points per game and gets a cupcake matchup against the Miami Heat. The Heat are going to give up points, and with Bradley Beal being the focal point of this offense, they are going to plan to “stop Beal”. Obviously, Beal is going to have his way against them, but look for Brown to put on a show! I’m expecting him to score about 25 fantasy points, and he’s my lock of the night!
Forward: LeBron James, Lakers (DK, $10,800) (FD-$11,000)
You might think paying up for a star isn’t worth it. LeBron at this price point might seem expensive, and it is. But, he gets the Knicks. He is averaging 55.7 fantasy points per game! He is one of the greatest players to ever play the game, and no way anyone on the Knicks comes close to stopping him. My only concern here is the game might be blown out by most likely the second quarter. So, his minutes will be limited. If, BIG IF, the Knicks can keep the game competitive, look for the King to put on a show at the Garden.
Center: Deandre Ayton, Suns (DK, $8,600) (FD $7,700)
Ayton is a baller. He’s been killing it since he came back from his suspension and ankle injury. He’s averaging a whopping 40.6 fantasy points per game. He gets a matchup against the Pacers and Myles Turner. Ayton has been a double-double machine lately and I don’t see anyone stopping him. His price is way too low right now, and I’d be willing to pay even more for him. He’s going to get another double-double tonight and make all fantasy owners happy. GET HIM IN YOUR LINEUPS!!!
Util: Michael Porter Jr, Nuggets (DK, $6,600) (FD, $5,600)
MPJ had his best game as a pro. Amassing a total of 20 points and 14 rebounds, on a night where Denver was missing three starters, this kid played a career-high 30 minutes. Paul Millsap is ruled out for today, and so is Jamal Murray. These two players alone will open up a lot of playing time for MPJ. He gets a tough matchup against the Houston Rockets tonight, but given how much confidence he has built up since coming back, I don’t see him slowing down. I am expecting him to get a nice 30 fantasy points tonight, and that’s exactly what I want from a guy I’m paying at this price point.
Good luck everyone! There are a lot of games on tonight so be sure to get these players in your lineup! Only three games tomorrow, so enjoy a full night of basketball ahead!
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