PG Damian Lillard POR $9000
Lillard has a reputation for rising to the occasion and having big games on the big stage and he delivered once again against the Warriors on national television. After being mentioned in yesterday’s article, he went out and dropped 44 points, eight assists, three rebounds, and two steals on his way to 61.6 Fanduel points in the 123-117 victory over Golden State.
PG Tyler Dorsey ATL $3700
Dorsey was a fairly obvious value play with Atlanta missing three of its higher usage players. The Hawks’ other point guard Malcolm Delaney also came through, but Dorsey came in at a much lower ownership percentage in tournaments (around 20 percent). Dorsey had nine points, six assists, five rebounds, and a steal and his way to 26 Fanduel points in the Hawks 104-98 loss in Detroit.
SG Tim Hardaway Jr. NYK $5500
Hardaway busted out of his shooting slump in a big way Wednesday night. He was awesome in the first half as the Knicks got their lead up to 27 points (before blowing it) and Hardaway had over 40 Fanduel points in the first half. He finished the game with 47.5 Fanduel points, but at his price and small ownership percentage he was a great leverage play.
SG Bradley Beal WAS $8700
Beal didn’t get off to a great start as the Wizards fell behind early, but as has been the case with John Wall out it was only a matter of time for Beal to get his numbers. Eventually, the Knicks had no answer for Beal as he dropped 36 points, seven assists, five rebounds, three steals, and two blocks on his way to 64.5 Fanduel points. He’s been higher-owned lately and came in around 20 percent ownership here.
SF Brandon Ingram LAL $6500
Ingram mostly went overlooked on this big 12-game slate, but he’s been handling the ball more since the Lakers made the trade with Cleveland at the deadline. An up-and-down game with the Pelicans turned out to be a decent spot to use him as he had 21 points, five assists, two rebounds, and a steal on his way to 28.9 Fanduel points.
SF Royce O’Neale UTA $4300
O’Neale was an obvious chalk play, but on a big slate you shouldn’t let ownership percentage scare you off. He was hard to fade and for good reason as he scored 19 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block on his way to 36 Fanduel points.
PF John Collins ATL $5100
Collins was another obvious chalk play, but with Atlanta missing key players he figured to get a little extra run against the Pistons. He didn’t have a monster game by any means, but he still put up 11 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and a steal on his way to 31 fantasy points.
PF Serge Ibaka TOR $5400
Ibaka went under the radar as he was owned at just one percent in this tournament. Toronto blew out Chicago and Ibaka was a big part of that dropping 20 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two blocks on his way to 36.4 Fanduel points.
C Anthony Davis NO $11800
Finally, Davis, who was mentioned in yesterday’s article, continued his hot stretch of play in the absence of DeMarcus Cousins. On Wednesday, he dropped 42 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two blocks on his way to a whopping 78.5 Fanduel points.