For a six-game Tuesday night, there are quite a few high-salaried superstars to consider in daily fantasy. Although LeBron James (rest) will not play against James Harden $10400 and the Rockets, there’s a great PG matchup between Stephen Curry $10400 and John Wall $9900.
Last night Russell Westbrook $10300 led the Thunder to an easy win over Toronto with his 16th triple-double of the season and tonight he faces former teammate Reggie Jackson $5800 in Detroit. Kevin Durant $10000 wasn’t bad either (34 PTS, 8 REB, 8 AST) as OKC has now won eight straight.
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Although there’s far more at stake for the Rockets, Cleveland won’t just roll over without the King. Kevin Love $6800 and Kyrie Irving $6900 are almost must-starts, while J.R. Smith $4400 will be in attack mode. Big men Tristan Thompson $4300 and Timofey Mozgov $3000 will have a tag-team battle against Dwight Howard $6200. The ageless Richard Jefferson $3000 and Channing Frye $3500 are also capable of big nights when needed.
The playoff hourglass is running out for Washington and the Warriors are unbeaten at home, with Draymond Green $8300, Klay Thompson $7100 and Harrison Barnes $4100 all more affordable than the MVP. Andrew Bogut $3900 can slow down Marcin Gortat $6600 in a potential track meet, and don’t ignore Marreese Speights $3700 off the bench.
Also fading, the Bulls lost their fourth in a row last night despite a spirited comeback. Now they must travel to face the better-rested Pacers. Paul George $8500 and Monta Ellis $6300 led Indiana’s big win on Sunday, while underrated Ian Mahinmi $4900 might be better fantasy value than a tired, sore Pau Gasol $7200.
Sometimes the meaningless games in real life pay off in DFS. The Nets lost in Miami last night, while the Magic have been resting at home since shocking Chicago on Saturday when Elfrid Payton $5800 and Dewayne Dedmon $3300 each double-doubled. It appears that Shane Larkin $3800 has regained the starting PG spot for Brooklyn, while Brook Lopez $7300 and Thaddeus Young $6700 match up well with Orlando.
Charlotte should beat the 76ers easily enough to get some needed rest for the starters and some exercise for the second unit. It’s hard to recommend anyone on either team.
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|PG||Stephen Curry $10400||Kyrie Irving $6900||Shane Larkin $3800|
|SG||James Harden $10400||Klay Thompson $7100||J.R. Smith $4400|
|SF||Kevin Durant $10000||Paul George $8500||Harrison Barnes $4100|
|PF||Draymond Green $8300||Kevin Love $6800||Tristan Thompson $4300|
|C||Andre Drummond $7800||Ian Mahinmi $4900||Marreese Speights $3700|
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