Hello fantasy sports fans! Welcome back to the fantasy update. We’ll mainly be focusing on NBA for now until the NFL wraps up. Our last update from Saturday featured a pretty successful NFL showdown line-up. However, our NBA line-up was a horrible misstep. Everyone actually did well, over 30 fantasy points all around, but apparently Langston Galloway did not play. Happens, I’ll have to pay closer attention to the guys I select tonight. So lets get into it.
The most noticeable thing from this line-up is that no one has a 5 figure salary. I scaled back on the superstar players tonight. I also used more of a big man approach. Most people know that in fantasy, bigs are more consistent because they can always crash the boards. The problem is their ceiling is usually capped. So I’m hoping to have solid nights from everyone.
De’Anthony Melton has been solid as Phoenix’s starting PG. He has not, however, been fantasy relevant because Booker usually runs the offense. With Booker out tonight, I’m expecting Melton to take on a larger role of distributing the ball and running plays. Also, since Booker is out, Josh Jackson becomes a focal point on offense behind Warren. Speaking of benefiting from injuries, that’s what Kyle O’Quinn and Bismack Biyombo have done. Although make sure you check to see if Myles Turner is out or not.
Bradley Beal, Ben Simmons, and Nikola Jokic are my reliable all-stars here. I expect good numbers from each of them, probably the usual. The superstar option are good tonight, I was thinking of going with Embiid or Westbrook, but it would cause me to have to dig into the bargain bin. I did not feel like doing that tonight. Dedmon is usually very reliable for a good 25-30 fantasy points. If you prefer another big man from the Cavs or Wizard, I don’t think you can go wrong.
Surprise! A hockey line-up makes it’s return. I can’t say I know too much about my line-up here, but I do have Alex Ovechkin. He’s great. Also, I got Barkov from our Florida Panthers, who play tonight in Pittsburgh!