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NBA Tourney Targets: Friday

by Mike Petta
Updated On: December 3, 2018, 6:02 pm ET

Tonight’s nine-game NBA slate appears to be ideal for multiple lineup GPP players. We really don’t have a lot of outstanding injury information that we are waiting on, which makes building NBA lineups much easier. Have some fun and build a few teams for this awesome slate of games.




Point Guard

Isaiah Thomas – Boston Celtics – Thomas is a guy that I’m targeting in GPPs tonight due to his increased price tag around the industry. If you are playing on a site that has not adjusted Thomas’ price upwards, he would be a fine cash game option as well. Thomas is coming of an impressive five-game stretch in which he totaled over 45 fantasy points on three occasions. Tonight’s matchup with the Phoenix Suns is phenomenal too, as they’ve struggled to defend the guard positions all season long. Thomas is now close enough to the top-tier PG options that most players will simply pay up a little bit higher, leaving him lower owned.



Others to consider: Kemba Walker, Michael Carter-Williams




Shooting Guard

Avery Bradley – Boston Celtics – As previously mentioned, the Suns have struggled at defending the guard position this season. For that reason, I think considering Avery Bradley in GPPs is a viable strategy. While the production has not been mind-blowing, Bradley has played at least 38 minutes in three straight games since returning from injury. Tonight’s matchup with the Suns is much more appealing than the previous three, so I think it is safe to assume a much better performance tonight. Bradley is a viable GPP option tonight due to his elite matchup.



Others to consider: Dwyane Wade, Garrett Temple




Small Forward

Danilo Gallinari – Denver Nuggets – Gallinari has been remarkably consistent since returning from injury. In six games, Gallo has not played less than 34 minutes with minimum of 32 fantasy points produced. He has a difficult matchup with a slow paced, solid defensive team in the Heat, and for that reason I think it is better to reserve your Gallinari exposure for GPPs as opposed to cash games. The upside is certainly there for Gallo though, which makes him a fine GPP target tonight.



Others to consider: Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Durant




Power Forward

Mirza Teletovic – Phoenix Suns – With Alex Len out for a few games, Mirza Teletovic becomes a viable DFS option. I like him better in GPPs as opposed to cash games due to his volatility in playing time. That being said, he has been remarkably consistent as of late with at least 17 fantasy points in six straight games. This game with the Celtics is one that should fit his skill set perfectly, as they do not possess a powerful down low presence. Also, a blowout is somewhat likely here with Boston being favored by nine points, which would also add more playing time for Mirza.



Others to consider: Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones





Enes Kanter – Oklahoma City Thunder – The center position is very tough to sort out for cash game and GPP purposes tonight. Enes Kanter is a guy that does not typically get a lot of run on the court, but he is an excellent fantasy point/minute producer. The hope here is that the Thunder blow out the Timberwolves, which seems likely (OKC -13), and Kanter cleans up in garbage time. At a position that does not offer a ton of upside, I’m okay with taking a shot on him.

Mike Petta
Mike Petta, who lives in the Metro Detroit area, started playing DFS in August 2012 and has been grinding ever since. His main focus is currently MLB, NBA, and the NFL. He took his DFS career to the next level in July 2014 when he decided to leave his career as an accountant to pursue DFS full-time. He is a top 10 MLB grinder and a top 30 overall grinder. You can find him on Twitter @Hoop2410.