Games and Names:
Here are some games and respective names on my radar, when building my DraftKings line-up for Friday, January 20, 2017
- Trail Blazers vs 76ers: This can end up being a great match-up for both teams. The 76ers find themselves in a favorable match-up for Joel Embiid, while for Portland, Damian Lillard should shine against the Philadelphia guards. Don’t forget to look beyond the teams biggest stars. Both teams have their share of defensive issues which can open up the door for guys like Irsan Ilyasova, TJ McConnell and Robert Covington to put solid numbers.
- Nets vs Pelicans: The Pelicans get a great match-up vs a team that doesn’t do a good job slowing anyone down. Jrue Holliday and Anthony Davis should shine vs the struggling Nets. The Pelicans do have some issues of their own, and the Nets offer some cheaper, but riskier options. I like how R.Hollis-Jefferson has looked the last couple of games, and will strongly consider riding him while this type of output continues.
- Warriors vs Rockets: Ok, I know I am stating the obvious here, but this should be as fun and high scoring as a game can get. Load up, because if it stays close, this is the one that should produce huge stat lines for multiple players. For The Warriors, Durant is primed for another big game, while Steph, Draymond Green, and Klay all make for a great option. Don’t forget the cheap Center, Zaza Pachulia who has a good chance to surpass 20 fantasy points in this game. For the Rockets it’s all about James Harden, but his supporting cast is in a great position for a solid game. Patrick Beverly, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon…you are all in the mix !
Going Cheap: Zaza Pachulia (Warriors); Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Nets)
Going Big: Kevin Durant (Warriors); James Harden (Rockets); Anthony Davis (NO)