Josh Livi | February 3rd, 2020
We are back!! The NFL season is over and now it’s time to focus on the NBA. Lots of games tonight, lots of hidden gems tonight, lots of money to be made, so let’s get to it!
Guard: Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets- (DK-$ 8,000) (FD-$7,100)
Earlier in the year, Kyrie Irving went down with an injury. Dinwiddie stepped up and performed admirably! Now, again, Irving went down with an injury and here comes Dinwiddie. He is balling at a very high level, averaging 21 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game. That is good for 37 fantasy points per game. I’m expecting a big game from Dinwiddie tonight, especially without Kyrie. He’s my LOCK of the night
Forward: Marcus Morris Sr, New York Knicks (DK-$6,600) (FD-$6,100)
Morris is here because of the matchup tonight. He is facing the low Cleveland Cavaliers! Besides the matchup, Morris has been stuffing the stat sheet as of late. Coming off a game where he had 28 points and six rebounds, we know what he’s capable of, and the matchup tonight only makes it more enticing. Morris is averaging 31.4 fantasy points per game, and I am expecting a similar return tonight, if not, more. I don’t think anyone on the Cavaliers will stop Morris tonight and he’s going to ball!
Power Forward: Thomas Bryant, Washington Wizards (DK-$5,800) (FD-$5,300)
PRICE ERROR HERE! Yes, Bryant is severely underpriced. His minutes and performance have gone up every single game since coming back from an injury. Most notably, his nice double-double a few games ago. where he dropped 18 points and 10 rebounds. Bryant has quietly been averaging 27.8 fantasy points per game, and I expect his average to continue to rise. He gets a nice little matchup against the Golden State Warriors tonight and as mentioned above, he is a little more matchup based. However, I think he still balls tonight and goes for a nice double-double. Figuring 35-40 fantasy points tonight for the big man.
Center: Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns, (DK-$7,700) (FD-$8,300)
Ayton is very good and talented. He is averaging a double-double with 17.9 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. That’s good for 40 fantasy points per game!! He gets the Nets tonight, in what should be a high scoring, defense lacking game. I don’t think Jarrett Allen can keep up with Ayton tonight and Ayton night possibly eat him alive. I am getting Ayton in my lineup EVERYWHERE tonight, and expecting big things from him tonight!
Util: Jalen Brunson, Dallas Mavericks (DK-$6,000) (FD-$5,700)
Brunson got the start in place of the injured Luka Doncic, his first start since December 31st. Boy did Brunson put on a show! He amassed 27 points, eight assists, and four rebounds on his way to his best fantasy stat line of the year. He put up 44.5 fantasy points. With Luka out for the foreseeable future, Brunson is a really intriguing play. I’m expecting another nice fantasy outing from the point guard tonight. He’s my SLEEPER of the night!
That does it for this edition my Fave Five! Hope you enjoyed it and good luck!
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