Welcome, to the Judge’s Verdict. We have an excellent eight-game NBA slate toight– so let’s get right 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.
De’Aaron Fox (8.2, 7.2)
Fox had a stretch of three subpar games last week, which resulted in a steep price drop on both sites. He was dealing with a variety of minor ailments, which appeared to impact his game. However, last night in only 22 minutes, he completely dominated Orlando and made D.J. Augustin look like that fat, chubby kid on the freshman team on your high school team. So, Fox looks back to being healthy – and now gets a horrid Phoenix team tonight without Booker. The Kings have struggled on back to backs this year, but Fox’s minutes were limited last night due to the blowout. Vegas thinks this game stays close even without Booker, which means that it should produce fantasy gold. Some people may still be wary of Fox if just going by the box scores, but I will gladly roster him in tournaments and watch him decimate that Phoenix defense.