DFS NBA: Late Night Lineup
With a few different tip-off times tonight, there were a few options for DFS NBA contests. You had your 7 pm early starts, your 7:30 pm expresses, 8 pm, 9 pm and late-night 10:30 pm pools.
There were some quality early starts, but the Warriors, Rockets, and Spurs headlined the night for me from a fantasy perspective so I went with a late-night contest.
The Knicks are in town to face Golden State, which obviously won’t go well for New York. Steph Curry should dominate early and stack up the stat line before getting pulled late as per usual.
Curry will lead my roster tonight, as when picking from only three games you cannot miss on that many points when it’s sitting right there.
Thankfully, we don’t care about the points in the standings so the Knicks can be an attractive team as well.
Carmelo Anthony has been a monster and even though Kristaps Porzingis has cooled off a bit, he’s still an above-average multi-category fantasy pick.
Sasha Vujacic will be getting the start tonight, so at $3600 I had to take the chance.
When you have Curry, James Harden, Carmelo and to an extent Dwight Howard you’re gonna need more than one discount player, and if he sinks you it wasn’t worth it. So the key to a successful night is of course nailing your big ticket items, but finding nice value among the cheaper options.
Toney Douglas ($4500) Douglas scored 42 fantasy points against the Warriors during his last game. That’s no joke. But the fact that he had 19.2, 31.4 and 22.7 fantasy points in his previous three games respectively is what gives me the confidence to play the Pelican tonight.
Porzingis was sick earlier this week, so Derrick Williams could eat into those minutes again for New York. He’s scored 20+ fantasy points in four straight contests and could have plenty of opportunity late if it becomes a blowout.