Welcome, to the Judge’s Verdict. Tonight’s five-game NBA slate is going to be very tricky, as we have some of the scariest teams in all of NBA DFS in play tonight. Indiana, Atlanta, and Miami (New York too) all have inconsistent rotations, they play too many guys, and their coaches are insane. So, be smart with your bankroll tonight.
Here are some of my top tournament plays for tonight’s scary 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.
Darren Collison (4.9, 4.4)
My roster tonight may feature several guys I loathe watching and rostering. I can already see myself screaming at the television, as Collison slowly waddles up the court, winks at me, and then dribbles the ball off of his leg. He commonly gets benched down the stretch for the corpse of Cory Joseph, and if he sees 30 minutes, it would be a minor miracle tonight. However, with all of that said, he still is a solid play because of price and matchup. Phoenix has been a hot mess defending point guards all year (third-worst in defensive efficiency), and Collison will do enough in 26 minutes to pay off his salary. He actually has been playing well lately without Oladipo and improved his playmaking abilities averaging seven assists in his last four games.
Note: I like this play more on FD where I have to roster two PGs. On DK, I will absolutely take a shot at guys with higher ceilings like Lonzo and Murray.