Wednesday, February 3, 2016, will feature 11 games between 22 NBA teams. That gives you no shortage of options of who to select in your one-day fantasy basketball lineups.
Here's my nine-man lineup. Please don't be too harsh on me for my point guard selections.
PG: Russell Westbrook, Thunder ($10,900) - Westbrook grabbed his seventh triple-double of the season after leading Oklahoma City to a big 114-98 win over the Wizards on Monday. He has also scored at least 38.1 fantasy points per game in each of his last ten games, so in other words -- PICK HIM!
PG: Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers ($6,900) - Don't get mad at me for picking Irving over Wall. This is for fantasy basketball, not real life. Also, Wall costs $9,700 and I have other positions to fill. Anyway, Uncle Drew has scored at least 20.3 fantasy points in each of his last seven games, and at least 34.2 in each of his last three games. If Irving can score at least 20 real points, safe bet that he's getting at least 30 more fantasy points.
SG: Jeremy Lin, Hornets ($5,000) - For a guy who scores more than 20 fantasy points a game, I find Lin to be a good bang for your buck option at the shooting guard position since I spent nearly $18,000 on point guards. Lin is coming off an ankle injury and recently missed a game against the Blazers, but he bounced back by scoring 18.5 fantasy points against the Lakers on Sunday.
SG: Evan Fournier, Magic ($4,700) - Fournier is another nicer bang for your buck option at the shooting guard position since I've spent a lot of money on point guards. Sure, he was limited against the Spurs on Monday, but I think he'll bounce back Wednesday against the Thunder. Before the Spurs game, he scored in double-digits for fantasy points in nine consecutive games.
SF: Otto Porter, Wizards ($5,300) - Finally, a Wizards player! Porter had 15 fantasy points in Monday's game, but he was absent from the rebounding and assisting end. Expect that to change against Golden State on Wednesday, regardless of the outcome of the game.
SF: Andre Iguodala, Warriors ($4,400) - Iguodala's stat line in and of itself looks pedestrian. But keep in mind that a 10 point, 5 rebound, and 5 assist performance would easily surpass 20 fantasy points, and he can erupt for much more any given night.
PF: Draymond Green, Warriors ($9,000) - Green is like the male version of Emma Meesseman in her prime because he is:
- one of the best power forwards in the league he plays in.
- can shoot the basketball very well
- can pass the basketball to shooters and cutters, anywhere, anytime.
Anyway, for fantasy purposes, you pick Draymond Green for the same reason that you pick Russell Westbrook. They're practically a guaranteed 25 fantasy points a night.
And if you are a Belgian basketball player in Moscow reading this piece, I recommend that you watch what this man does every night. If you play like he does, you could be doing at least as much as he is, if not more!
PF: Jerami Grant, 76ers ($4,700) - Grant has played at least 20 minutes a game in each of his last eight games and has scored at least ten fantasy points in all but one of them. With not too much money left in the salary cap,
C: Brook Lopez, Nets ($8,900) - I have a little over $9,000 left and use it to pick the Nets center who has scored 50 or more fantasy points in three of his last five games.