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We’ll take a look at the three-game slate starting at 7:30 ET on Tuesday.
Trae Young - Atlanta (at Miami)
Young had a modest fantasy total (36 FP) in a tough matchup against Philadelphia last night. There’s a good chance he’ll be closer to his 57 and 62 FP performances (first two games of the season) in a better draw with Miami this evening. Minnesota PG Jeff Teague came up big with 21 points and eight assists against the Heat on Sunday, and Young could take that vulnerability to the extreme tonight. The fact that he comes at a discount to fellow PG Luka Doncic serves as a nice bonus.
I’m looking to save cap space at the shooting guard position, and Memphis has several players to help enact that strategy. Kyle Anderson is listed as questionable, and he’s a respectable bargain filler if playing. If Anderson is out, Dillon Brooks makes sense while seeing an expanded role. Brooks is very scoring dependent, while Anderson can stuff the stat sheet. Either way, they find themselves playing up in pace against a mediocre Lakers’ defense.
LeBron James - LA Lakers (vs. Memphis)
You’ll probably want to entertain the idea of rostering at least one of LeBron James or Anthony Davis on tonight’s three-game slate. I’m leaning towards James, as the opportunity cost at small forward is much lower. Of course, the fact that LBJ is an absolute fantasy beast who will continuously instigate the offense doesn’t hurt either. There’s a good chance he flirts with a triple-double again tonight.
Bam Adebayo - Miami (vs. Atlanta)
Adebayo has responded to his increased role with Miami while notching 43+ fantasy points in two straight games. It’s not hyperbole when I suggest that he crosses that threshold tonight. His opponent, Atlanta, plays fast while carrying over a bottom-five defense (d-eff vs. frontcourts) from last season. Needless to say, Bam makes sense as a building block through all formats.
Dwight Howard - LA Lakers (vs. Memphis)
On DraftKings, you can get creative at center with multi-position eligibility. On FanDuel and Yahoo, you are likely deciding between Dwight Howard, Nikola Jokic, and Jonas Valanciunas. Jokic’s cumbersome salary doesn’t blend favorably alongside James/Davis and an expensive point guard. I believe Howard represents the best “per dollar” acquisition of that group while hoping he can replicate his success from yesterday - 41 FP in 22 minutes. Either way, we are looking for 25-27 fantasy points for Howard to reach his value threshold, which seems realistic given his efficiency to begin the season.
Also Consider: Jonas Valanciunas