Welcome to NBA Sunday! A bit of a different format for today, as I think this layout is especially helpful on smaller slates to help build player pools in our optimizer. With that, here are some of my favorite targets at each position.
Russell Westbrook (FD $11800, DK $11100)
This one is fairly straightforward. We have Russ in an elite spot versus a bad Wizards defense ranked 27th in defensive rating. The Wizards also give up the 29th most FD points and 25th most DK points to opposing PGs. Russ is a stud in an elite matchup and on a small slate, he’s fairly tough to fade even at his high price.
Kemba Walker (FD $8900, DK $9200)
Similar to Russ, Kemba is a fantasy stud in an elite matchup. I’m more interested in Kemba at his decreased FD price, but both prices are fine. After three straight sub-par games from a production standpoint, this is the perfect bounce back spot for Kemba, as the Suns are 23rd in DvP versus PGs on DK and 24th on FD. Because of recency bias and with Westbrook also in an elite spot Kemba will likely be lower owned then he should be.