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FanDuel Bargain Bin: Monday

by Ryan Knaus
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

With nine games on the schedule this Monday, there is no shortage of appealing FanDuel bargains under $6,000. Before discussing individual players, let's take a look at the over/unders and spreads for tonight's games:

 

 

Over/Under

Spread

Cavaliers at Pacers

209

Cavs -4.5

Pistons at Nets

202

Pistons -7.0

Mavericks at Hawks

200

Hawks -6.0

Grizzlies at Pelicans

203

Pelicans -2.0

Wizards at Thunder

220.5

Thunder -9.5

Magic at Spurs

202.5

Spurs -16.0

Raptors at Nuggets

207.5

Raptors -5.0

Bulls at Jazz

191.5

Jazz -5.0

Bucks at Kings

213

Kings -4.0

 

 

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$6,000-$5,001

 

The Bulls vs. Jazz game has by far the lowest over/under of the night (191.5), making it a game to shy away from in general. Rodney Hood ($5,900) is an exception, however, as his price hasn't caught up to his surging production -- in the past five games he's averaging 33.4 FDP in nearly 35 minutes per game, with a usage rate north of 25%. The Bulls are surprisingly lenient vs. opposing swingmen, so Hood should fare well in an otherwise unfriendly game.

 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($5,900) is built for cash games tonight, having posted at least 21 FDP in nine consecutive games (without exceeding 34.4 FDP). Brooklyn's opponents are making 9.2 triples per game, eighth-most in the league, so KCP should be firing at will beyond the arc.

 

Nikola Jokic ($5,700) is running hot at the moment -- in his past five games he's averaging an impressive 34.7 FDP in just 26 minutes per game. Jusuf Nurkic's conditioning prevents him from playing many minutes, all but ensuring that Jokic will get solid run vs. the Raptors tonight. Jonas Valanciunas has really struggled to defend the rim this year, ranking 51st out of 54 qualifying players, so Jokic should fare well in a game with a high over/under and a low spread.

 

Jeff Green ($5,500) is worth a look for multiple reasons tonight. He's surging in his past three games, averaging 26.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals, and the matchup works in his favor -- New Orleans has given up the fifth-most points to SFs this season. With a usage rate of 30.4% in his past five games, Green should be very busy in a game with a two-point spread.

 

Myles Turner ($5,200) draws a tough matchup vs. a rested Cavaliers team tonight -- the Cavs have been the fourth-stingiest team vs. PFs for DFS purposes, behind only the Heat, Jazz and Spurs. Turner hasn't fallen below 24 FDP in his past seven games, however, and his relatively low price keeps him in contention as a punt-PF option...it helps that Ian Mahinmi (back) has already been ruled out.

 

 

$5,000-$3,500

 

Aaron Gordon ($4,500) will be a popular play after his career night on Sunday, when he picked up 19 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 39 minutes. The bad news is that he runs into the brick-wall Spurs, who are giving up a league-low 16.5 points per game to opposing PFs this season. Gordon should still be a nice cash-game play at this price, but the matchup seriously limits his tournament upside.

 

Norris Cole ($4,700) is worth considering if Tyreke Evans' knee keeps him out again, though he's been inconsistent and gets a rough matchup vs. the Grizzlies tonight. If you're thinking about punting with Cole tonight, keep a sharp eye on Rotoworld's injury report.

 

Stanley Johnson ($4,100) is averaging 30.0 minutes over the Pistons' past three games, during which time he's averaged 15.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.3 turnovers (aka 24.6 FDP). The Nets can't defend anyone right now, small forwards included, making Johnson a sneaky low-end option at SF.

  

Quick Hits: The Spurs are a dreadful matchup for anyone, so it's not a good night to target Victor Oladipo ($5,900), Elfrid Payton ($5,800), Tobias Harris ($5,700) or even Mario Hezonja ($3,500)...Enes Kanter ($5,100) is coming off two big performances, but his role makes him hard to trust -- he averaged just 24.5 minutes in those two games...Jordan Hill ($4,500) freaked out as a starter vs. the Nuggets on Saturday, producing 43.9 FDP, but that was an aberration. He faces the Cavs tonight, who have been the single worst matchup for centers, so a repeat performance is very unlikely...Dion Waiters ($3,900) is getting big minutes as a starter with Andre Roberson out, but he's done nothing to recommend himself as a DFS option. In the past five games he's averaging a measly 1.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocks in 35.5 minutes...Danny Green ($4,000) has had a few nice games recently, but he's not a good play tonight in a likely blowout -- the Spurs are a whopping 16-point favorite vs. the visiting Magic. Good luck tonight!

Ryan Knaus
Despite residing in Portland, Maine, Ryan Knaus remains a heartbroken Sonics fan who longs for the days of Shawn Kemp and Xavier McDaniel. He has written for Rotoworld.com since 2007. You can follow him on Twitter.