FanDuel NBA Top Plays and Value Picks for Wednesday February 8, 2017

There are 12 games on the Main NBA Slate at FanDuel tonight and plenty of options at every price level for us to consider tonight.

I need to remind you this column is written in the morning. Things change fast in the NBA so you need to be certain whoever you have selected is actually playing that night.

Game Spread Over Under Totals
Cleveland @ Indiana Cleveland -3 215.0
Spurs @ Philadelphia Philadelphia -4 220
Denver @ Atlanta Atlanta -5.5 223
Lakers @ Pistons Pistons -8.5 218
Washington @ Brooklyn Washington -9 223.5
Miami @ Milwaukee Milwaukee -2.5 209
Phoenix @ Memphis Memphis -9 208
Toronto @ Minnesota Toronto -4 214
Utah @ New Orleans Utah -4 203
Los Angeles Clippers @ New York Los Angeles -1 219
Chicago Bulls @ Golden State Golden State -13.5 222
Boston Celtics @ Sacramento Kings Boston -8.5 211.5


Point Guards

Atlanta Hawks PG Dennis Schroder ($6200) has a fantastic price and a great opportunity at home against a Denver Nuggets defense allowing point guards to average 52 FanDuel Fantasy points per game. In 26 home games this season Schroder is averaging 16.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 7.2 assists with a home Usage Rate of 26.6 percent. This is the second highest projected total on the slate and this is a terrific play for dollars spent.

Value plays under $6000 bucks include; Reggie Jackson ($5900) and Brandon Jennings ($5600).

Shooting Guards

Shooting guard seems pretty barren to me today. I don’t like the “top tier” players very much so I will probably wait until 5pm to decide what I will be doing.

I do like Detroit Pistons SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($5300) against a Los Angeles Lakers team allowing shooting guards 37 FanDuel points a game.

I also sorta like Los Angeles Clippers SG J.J. Redick ($4700) a bit tonight against a New York Knicks defense allowing shooting guards 37 FanDuel points a game.

Small Forwards

New York Knicks SF Carmelo Anthony ($8000) has a terrific opportunity tonight at home against a Los Angeles Clippers defense allowing small forwards to average 44.4 FanDuel points over their past five games and 37 FanDuel points a game this season. Anthony is averaging 23.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game in the Garden and has a home Usage Rate of 29.6 percent.

Value plays under $6000 bucks tonight include; Marcus Morris ($5800) and Kent Bazemore ($4700).

Power Forwards

San Antonio Spurs PF LaMarcus Aldridge ($7600) has a terrific opportunity against a Philadelphia 76ers defense allowing power forwards to average 54.3 FanDuel points per game and 40.7 FanDuel points per game this season. His road and home splits look very similar and he has a 24.9 Usage Rate on the road. If he plays he is going to have a great chance to rack up some points tonight.

Value plays under $6000 include; James Johnson ($5900) and Tobias Harris ($5400).


New York Knicks C Guillermo Hernangomez ($6000) has a terrific opportunity tonight against a Los Angeles Clippers that has allowed centers to average 51.2 FanDuel points per game over their past five and 46.1 FanDuel points this season. Hernangomez has a small sample size when it comes to splits but has averaged 30 FanDuel points or more over his last four games.

Value plays under $6000 bucks include; Kosta Koufos ($4900) and Kelly Olynyk ($4000).

Good luck tonight at FanDuel!!

In case you are interested in some great season long league talk;

On this edition of the Phil Naessens Show Rotowire NBA Expert Alex Rikleen joins Phil to disuss Rikleen’s nomination for Fantasy Sportswriter Association Newcomer of the Year, the guys talk about several “sell high buy low” Fantasy Basketball candidates, their Fantasy Basketball MVP, the NBA MVP and of course the guys share their Super Bowl picks and much more!!




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