Welcome, to the Judge’s Verdict. We have an excellent 10 game NBA slate tonight– so let’s get right down to business. We hit on Wiggins and Oubre yesterday, so let’s hope we can find a few more gems for tonight.
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.
Kyrie Irving (8.4, 8.7)
I like Kyrie better on FD than DK, but think he is worthy of some tournament exposure on both sites. Tonight, appears to be an odd night at PG, as the chalk appears to only be Melton (Harden too if you count him as a PG on DK). And with Booker doubtful, I have no issue using Melton in all formats. However, in tournaments when everyone else is spending down at a position, I love to go contrarian and spend up. On paper, not an ideal spot for Kyrie with a slow game against Indiana. But, Kyrie is pace proof and matchup proof in my opinion. If he comes out aggressive, he can get us 50 and at 15 percent or lower, he can give us the edge we need to take down a tournament.