NBA Cash Breakdown 1/8

NBA Cash Breakdown 1/8

NBA Cash Breakdown 1/8

We gave another eight-game NBA slate tonight but nowhere near the quality plays of last night. We have major blowout concerns in most of the games tonight, and this is kind of an ugly slate to project because of that. Devin Booker is looking doubtful as of now so that news will be important. Myles Turner is questionable along with Darren Collison and Cory Joseph. If both PGs miss, Aaron Holiday would be very hard to pass up tonight. But let’s dig in to find some plays we like.


Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward  Power Forward  Center 
Russell Westbrook Steph Curry Paul George Kevin Durant Joel Embiid
Kemba Walker Bradley Beal Kawhi Leonard Draymond Green  John Collins 
De’Aaron Fox Victor Oladipo Otto Porter  Noah Vonleh  Willie Cauley-Stein 
DeAnthony Melton Alec Burks  Marvin Williams  Dario Saric  Dewayne Dedmon 


Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward  Power Forward  Center 
Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo Kevin Durant  Tobias Harris  Joel Embiid 
De’Aaron Fox  Jimmy Butler  Paul George Draymond Green  DeAndre Ayton
Kyle Lowry  Andrew Wiggins  TJ Warren  Noah Vonleh  Steven Adams 
DeAnthony Melton Alec Burks  Otto Porter  Dario Saric  Dewayne Dedmon 

Core 4

Otto Porter Jr (DK $5,600) (FD $4,900) 

He is off of his minutes restriction and should absolutely be the first player into your FD cash lineup tonight. I am always harping on this but when a player is cheaper on FD, never mind $700 cheaper, they are a great play most nights. Porter is coming off of a game against OKC where he played 24 minutes and put up 42.5 DK points. Philly is certainly not the best defensive team on the wing, and you just have to love the price. There really isn’t much more to say. 

DeAnthony Melton (DK $4,100) (FD $4,500) 

The price is just fine on both sites. I am mostly on Melton because Booker is doubtful. If Booker is in fact ruled out, that is just going to solidify Melton’s minutes, and you have to like that in cash games. Plus, they get a matchup against the Kings, which has been pretty much the best fantasy matchup all year. I love Melton in an uptempo game, and the Kings are coming into this one having played last night. If we have learned anything about the Kings, it is that they really struggle on back to backs. That being said, this game should stay competitive, and I really like the spot for Melton assuming Booker does not play. If Booker plays, I will most likely look elsewhere, but it really doesn’t sound like he will play. 

Noah Vonleh (DK $6,100) (FD $6,100) 

You have to love the FD price here, and the price is fine on DK as well. This play is more of a matchup thing than anything else. We all know the Warriors like to play small ball. Well, Enes Kanter and Luke Kornet stand about zero chance in being able to stay on the floor in those situations. The Knicks are going to use Vonleh at the five a lot tonight, which theoretically puts him closer to the rim, which should mean a safer rebound floor in this spot. They did play last night, but he only played 29 minutes, so I am not all that concerned with that. He did have 36 DK points last night with 16 points and 14 boards on just 5-13 shooting. If he shot the ball a little bit better, he could have really smashed. Like I said though, this is just more of a matchup thing, and the price is certainly reasonable. 

Dario Saric (DK $3,900) (FD $3,600) 

The thought behind this one is quite simple. The Wolves obviously fired Thibedeau and have brought in Flip Saunders’ son to be the interim coach. During their one practice that they had, Saunders said they did absolutely nothing defensively but everything on the offense end to speed everything up and space the floor better. Well, I don’t know about you but with those words, I am not sure how Taj Gibson plays 30 minutes in that style of a game. Plus, on the other side of this matchup, you have Jerami Grant, who is really athletic, so that is another knock on Gibson. This spot sets up perfectly for Saric to get up to that 30-minute mark and if he does that, he is just way too cheap. I fully get we don’t know what this Wolves team is going to look like, but I am perfectly fine with taking a shot on being right early on Saric because he is basically free on both sites and there is such little risk.