Welcome, to the Judge’s Verdict. We have a four-game NBA slate tonight, and of course, Kyrie and the Celtics are playing to remind us of his 17 fantasy point performance from last night. However, we shall not be deterred! Let’s get down to business.
Here are some of my top tournament plays for today’s slate.
Note: The numbers in parenthesis refer to the salaries of that particular player. The first number is the FanDuel (“FD”) salary, while the second number is the DraftKings (“DK”) salary.
Fox v. Irving
I was trying to find ways to simply go all in on Kyrie tonight after he brutally assaulted us last night with an impossible 17 fantasy point performance. He was the eighth-leading fantasy scorer on his own team, and the Celtics put up a season high 135 total points last night. NOT POSSIBLE. But as painful as that was, it was a fluke. I will not be deterred from playing Kyrie tonight in tournaments on either site. The problem is the matchup against Miami isn’t ideal, his price on DK is a tad high, and Fox is staring directly at me in a much better matchup and much better price (on DK) vs. Detroit. So, I lean Kyrie on FD and Fox on DK. However, remember this is a tournament article, and I do not think you need to torture yourself with Kyrie in cash games. I mean, we can only take so much suffering!
Note: Blake was ruled out just as I finished writing this article (or course). So now, RJax is the top PG on the slate point per dollar. He sees a six percent usage bump without Blake (31 percent overall) and is going to be tough to fade against the Kings tonight.