Welcome, to the Judge’s Verdict. Thank God that the NBA trade deadline has officially passed. We have a tricky six-game slate on Thursday with several short-handed teams, so let’s be smart with our bankroll tonight.
Here are some of my top tournament plays for tonight’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.
Mike Conley (9.2, 8.4)
Memphis is a joke right now, as they just traded several guys and only have the following players even available for tonight (and two are questionable): Conley, Holiday, Washburn, JJJ, Rabb, Bruno, Carter, Yuta, and Noah/Anderson who are questionable. The sample size is too small to be reliable, but Conley sees an 8% usage bump (36% overall) and averages 1.72 fantasy points per minute with the rest of the bums left on this team. He gets to play the second fastest team in the league tonight in OKC, so I am willing to take a shot with him at less than 10% ownership in tournaments.