Tonight, we have a massive 12-game NBA slate, and we're getting into the last ten days of the NBA season. Teams are resting players, they're playing young guys and they’re fighting for playoff spots. It's one of the hardest times to play NBA, but it also creates a nice edge for fantasy. Make sure to keep up with the news on this massive slate.
Kemba Walker @ New Orleans Pelicans
Kemba is one of my favorite tournament options on this slate. The Hornets are all but eliminated from the playoff picture at this point, but they're letting Kemba play with the young guys. This should be one of the faster paced games on the slate and a nice bump from Kemba against this defense. The Pelicans have allowed the second most fantasy points per game to opposing point guards. Kemba took 28 shots in 37 minutes against Utah the other night and has massive upside in this spot.
James Harden @ Los Angeles Clippers
James Harden is my favorite play on this slate, as he is projected to be under 20 percent owned tonight. I get that it's a 12-game slate, but Harden shouldn't be under 25 percent in this spot. We have a ton of value options to play, and it's rather easy to fit Harden and another stud in your lineups. I'm taking the floor/ceiling from Harden, and I really hope we see him end up under 20% owned. Harden is averaging 59.4 fantasy points over his last five games, and 35 actual points per game in that span.
JaKarr Sampson @ Washington Wizards
This is a FanDuel play, and a guy I'm considering a punt option at minimum salary over there. The Bulls will be without five guys tonight, and Sampson played 29 minutes in his first game with the Bulls on Monday. I think he's still risky on DraftKings, but with the drop score options on FanDuel, he's a must for me over there. If he gets 25+ minutes against Washington, Sampson should have no problem crushing value at this price.
Other Options: JJ Redick, Mario Hezonja
Ivan Rabb @ Portland Trail Blazers
With so many studs on this slate, I'm looking for value at my forward positions tonight. Rabb's minutes have been all over the place, but with Valanciunas out for the season, it seems like a great spot for Rabb to play more minutes. I like him even more if we get news that Joakim Noah isn't going to play. In the beginning of April, Rabb had four games where he played at least 27 minutes, and he scored at least 25 fantasy points in each of those games.
Rudy Gobert @ Phoenix Suns
With Deandre Ayton out for the Suns, they will likely start Richaun Holmes. This sets up for Rudy Gobert to have a monster game. Over the last ten games, the Suns have allowed the second most fantasy points per game to opposing centers. Gobert put up 27 actual points against the Suns in a blow out five games ago. If this game is remotely close, Gobert could be the highest scoring center on this slate. He has at least 44 fantasy points in five straight games.