With 11 games on Monday night’s slate, there are plenty of quality candidates to choose from.
Listed below are affordable options at each position to consider pairing alongside some studs as your round out your DFS roster this evening…
Point Guard: Yogi Ferrell (FanDuel salary: $5,600)
Yogi’s price has spiked, which makes it a bit more difficult to keep going back to the well. However, the reason his cost keep rising is because he’s played so well since being thrust into the Mavs starting lineup. In his four games with the team, he is averaging 17.8 points, 5.0 assists, 3.0 boards, 1.8 steals and 3.3 treys in 37.5 minutes. The Mavs have won all four of those contests. Deron Williams is listed as doubtful for Monday’s game against the Nuggets, which means Yogi is expected start once again and to play at least 36 minutes for the fifth straight game. At $5,600, his production should exceed his price.
Shooting Guard: Victor Oladipo ($5,700)
Oladipo is coming off a monster game on Sunday in which he hauled in a career-high 13 rebounds and added 24 points, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Even when his shot isn’t falling, ‘Dipo finds ways to stuff the stat sheet. For instance, he has at least two steals in nine of OKC’s last 11 games. Over his last nine contests, Victor is averaging 16.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.2 steals and just 1.3 turnovers.
Small Forward: Matt Barnes ($3,800)
With Garrett Temple (hamstring), Omri Casspi (right calf) and Rudy Gay (Achilles) all sidelined, the Kings have been forced to lean heavily on Barnes. He has played at least 30 minutes in three straight games and is averaging 7.3 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists over this three-game stretch. Expect to Barnes to log 30-plus minutes again on Monday, which should allow him to tally at least 20 fantasy points for the fourth straight game. It is hard to pass up that type of projected floor given the low price tag.
Power Forward: Lavoy Allen ($3,500)
Thaddeus Young will miss his second straight game on Monday night, as there is still significant swelling in his left (shooting) wrist. Allen stepped into the Pacers starting lineup on Saturday in place of Young and surprisingly posted an impressive double-double. He had 18 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 32 minutes. It would be unfair to expect him to post nearly 40 fantasy points again, but if he plays over 30 minutes on Monday, 25 fantasy points is not out of the question. At the minimum price of just $3,500, that’s well worth the investment.
Center: Willy Hernangomez ($5,300)
Starting center Joakim Noah (hamstring) will not play vs. the Lakers on Monday night. Coach Jeff Hornacek said on Sunday that he will likely start Kyle O’Quinn at center. While O’Quinn is worth consideration at just $4,100, I’d prefer to roll with Hernangomez. In the Knicks previous game on Saturday night, Noah played just six minutes before suffering his hamstring injury. O’Quinn started the second half but played a total of just 12 minutes in that contest. Hernangomez played a team-high 36 minutes and finished the game with 16 points, five assists and five rebounds. Over his last three games, Willy is averaging 15.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.0 blocks.
On to the Second Team All-Value for Thursday’s slate:
PG: Raymond Felton ($4,700)
Felton continues to see plenty of playing time with Chris Paul (thumb) sidelined and costs considerably less than starting point guard Austin Rivers, despite both players putting up similar stats. Over the Clippers last four games, Felton is averaging 13.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 3-pointers in 29.1 minutes per contest.
Honorable mention: George Hill ($5,800)
SG: Seth Curry ($6,000)
Curry has been rock solid since being inserted into the Mavs starting lineup back in early January and has been especially efficient over the last week. Curry is averaging 20.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.3 steals and just 1.3 turnovers during the Mavs current four-game winning streak. As an added bonus, the Mavs are playing the Nuggets on Monday night. Denver is giving up a league-worst 40.9 FanDuel fantasy points per game to opposing shooting guards this season.
Honorable mention: Tim Hardaway Jr. ($5,200)
SF: T.J. Warren ($4,200)
Warren has been disappointingly inconsistent all season, but has shown encouraging signs of life recently. He has logged over 36 minutes in each of the Suns last two games and is averaging 12.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 30.6 minutes over Phoenix’s last six contests.
Honorable mention: Andrew Wiggins ($7,400)
PF: Taj Gibson ($5,000)
Gibson is coming off a big game. He tallied 20 points (on 9-of-13 shooting) six boards, three assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes on Friday. With Cristiano Felicio (leg) sidelined for a week, Gibson is expected to see extended minutes once again on Monday night.
Honorable mention: Terrence Jones ($5,500)
C: Steven Adams ($6,100)
Adams has been playing arguably his best basketball of the season over the last couple of weeks. He has grabbed double-digit rebounds in five of the Thunder’s last seven games, and is averaging 12.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks over that span. He’s not a sexy choice, as his ceiling isn’t as high as some other options, but he is a reliable, affordable option to round out your lineup if you want to spend heavily at the guard or forward spots.
Honorable mention: Kyle O’Quinn ($4,100)