Chris Paul tops the slate tonight when the Clippers take on the Pelicans

DFS PG: Chris Paul Offers New Value in High Tier

Damian Lillard delivered a historic performance as the Trail Blazers came away with a win over the Heat. Lillard played 36 minutes in a remarkably efficient offensive night. He scored 49 points on 14-21 shooting (12-12 FT) with a game high 9 three pointers on 12 attempts. His production was slightly furthered with 5 assists, 1 rebound, and 1 block. Lillard played as top option at the position with 56.7 FanDuel points.

Spencer Dinwiddie emerged as a valuable bench option as the Nets dropped their 56th game on the season. Dinwiddie played 30 minutes to lead the second unit with a near double-double on the offensive side of the court. He scored 18 points on 5-9 shooting (6-7 FT) while recording 7 assists. His production on the defensive end was limited as he finished with 2 rebounds and 1 steal. Dinwiddie offered production well above his price level as he finised with a 9.11 value.

J.J. Barea offered strong offensive production for the Mavericks’ second unit in a road win over the Nets. Barea found 27 minutes of action as Dallas won their 30th game of the season. He scored 20 points on 8-12 shooting while also adding 7 assists on that side of the court. His defensive production totaled to 2 steals and 1 rebound with Barea playing well above his expected level given a 8.02 value at the end of the night.

Rank Player Name Position Team Opponent Salary Points Value
1 Russell Westbrook PG OKC GS $13,400 56.24 4.20
2 John Wall PG WSH BOS $10,200 46.80 4.59
3 Stephen Curry PG GS OKC $9,900 46.00 4.65
4 Chris Paul PG LAC NY $8,400 43.27 5.15
5 Kemba Walker PG CHA ATL $8,000 40.37 5.05
6 Isaiah Thomas PG BOS WSH $8,700 40.30 4.63
7 Jeff Teague PG IND UTA $6,600 31.85 4.83
8 Elfrid Payton PG ORL PHI $7,300 29.92 4.10
9 Dennis Schroder PG ATL CHA $7,200 28.52 3.96
10 George Hill PG UTAH IND $6,100 28.03 4.59
11 Derrick Rose PG NY LAC $6,200 27.27 4.40
12 Patrick Beverley PG HOU DEN $4,900 25.18 5.14
13 T.J. McConnell PG PHI ORL $5,400 22.26 4.12
14 Emmanuel Mudiay PG DEN HOU $3,900 21.19 5.43
15 Jameer Nelson PG DEN HOU $5,500 20.39 3.71
16 Austin Rivers PG LAC NY $4,000 19.59 4.90
17 Sergio Rodriguez PG PHI ORL $3,700 17.56 4.75
18 Brandon Jennings PG WSH BOS $4,300 17.44 4.06
19 Raymond Felton PG LAC NY $3,500 16.75 4.79
20 D.J. Augustin PG ORL PHI $3,500 14.10 4.03
21 Jamal Murray PG DEN HOU $4,400 13.68 3.11
22 Terry Rozier PG BOS WSH $4,000 11.35 2.84
23 Terry Rozier PG BOS WSH $4,000 11.35 2.84
24 Shaun Livingston PG GS OKC $3,500 9.51 2.72
25 Aaron Brooks PG IND UTA $3,500 7.57 2.16
26 Trey Burke PG WSH BOS $3,500 7.18 2.05
27 Ron Baker PG NY LAC $3,500 6.79 1.94
28 Dante Exum PG UTAH IND $3,500 6.21 1.77
29 Norris Cole PG OKC GS $3,500 5.63 1.61
30 Brian Roberts PG CHA ATL $3,500 4.37 1.25

Elite Tier Pick (+$8,500)

Stephen Curry – $9900 – 45.998 Points

Standing as the top Elite option, Stephen Curry has averaged 65 fantasy points a game. He and the Warriors will take on the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena this evening. Oklahoma City has been dominant against the position this season, ranking 2nd in the league. Curry is coming off one of his more efficient performances in recent weeks with success as a scorer and passer. He remains one of the more dangerous point guard options in the league despite losing Kevin Durant. The Thunder and Russell Westbrook continue to frustrate their opposition, but earlier season matchups predict a favorable outing for Curry tonight.

High Tier Pick ($8,500 – $7,000)

Chris Paul – $8400 – 43.273 Points

Chris Paul stands in as the number one High tier option with an improving fantasy average each night. The Clippers will be facing the Knicks at the Staples Center this evening. New York has been inconsistent against the position as they rank lowly versus opposing point guards. Paul is bouncing between the two upper and tiers and has settled to a more value oriented price for today’s game. He is one of the game’s best facilitators with regular scoring as well. The Knicks have seen limited production from their backcourt over the final stretch, yielding high upside for Paul.

Middle Tier ($7,000 – $5,000)

Jeff Teague – $6600 – 31.85 Points

Jeff Teague plays as one of the top value options with a reliable average of fantasy points per night. The Pacers will take on the Jazz at home this evening. Utah has been elite against opposing point guards with the 5th ranking defense in the league. Teague is a high upside name from the Middle tier as the former All-Star is capable of making a run towards the top tiers. His primary role remains as a facilitator, but scoring is a key part of his game. The Jazz have seen a rise in the rankings as of late with an interesting matchup tonight as George Hill faces his former team.

Low Tier ( -$5,000)

Emmanuel Mudiay – $3900 – 21.186 Points

Emmanuel Mudiay is one of the better Low tier options available this evening with a 20.76 fantasy average this year. Denver faces Houston at the Toyota Center tonight. The Rockets offer a favorable matchup as they rank 24th against opposing point guards.  Mudiay has seen a disappointing second half of the season. Early injuries resulted in a limited role and the former top prospect has failed to see the court on more than one occasion. The Nuggets need a primary ball handler for the second unit, allowing Mudiay to find opportunity against one of the weaker defensive bench units in the league.

 

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Currently living in Eastern North Carolina, Joshua is an avid study of statistics and anything data analysis. He studies daily fantasy and general sports trends to try and get an upper hand. He currently logs a positive ROI in all three major sports. This year he is boasting a cash win percentage of +74% in DFS NFL.

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