FanDuel Plays 2-27-15
*Photo via USA Today
14 games tonight, so there are plenty of great plays. Here are just some match-ups, I like.
Damian Lillard vs OKC - OKC is coming off an overtime loss, in which they had troubling with Eric Bledsoe and defending the pick and roll. This something Lillard should be able to exploit tonight. Not to mention OKC has given up the 6th most fantasy point to point guards over the last five games.
Aaron Brooks vs Min - Brooks is a good value with Rose still out, also if Gasol misses tonight, the Bulls will need some more scoring and Brooks can provide. The Timberwolves also give up 44 fantasy points a game to opposing point guards.
Jimmy Butler vs Min- Butler knows he needs to step it up with Rose out. This matchup won’t hurt either, the Timberwolves have given up the second most fantasy point to shooting guards on the season.
James Johnson vs GSW - Johnson is a great value and has been getting his fair share of minutes lately.
Trevor Ariza vs BKN - Ariza always has big games against Brooklyn and it also help the Nets struggle defending small forwards. They give up the 3rd most fantasy points to small forwards and the most points to small forwards in the last five games.
Derrick Favors vs Den - Den has struggled with power forwards and centers all year, even more in their last five games, where they are giving 49.9 fantasy points per game to power forwards. Favors has saw a bigger role and more minutes with the departure of Kanter
Greg Monroe vs NYK - This a no brainer, the only concern could be Monroe on the bench in the 4th quarter if the lead is too large.
Hassan Whiteside vs NO - Whiteside has played well and should continue to see a bigger role with Bosh out. Also the Pelicans have a banged up frontcourt, and having given up 50 points on average to centers in their last 5 games
Rudy Gobert vs Den - See Favors
*Stat via rotowire.com
-By Nicholas Diesing-Fay