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The Warriors will be without Steph Curry for a while, leaving a ton of minutes and usage to go around and these two should soak a lot of that up going forward. Let's start with Jordan Poole who sees the most significant bump as he has operated at a 33.5% usage rate with Steph off the floor(29% season average). We have a large sample to draw from here, as well, as Poole has started 15 games in which Steph was out averaging 28.1 points on 21.3 shots for just over 38 fantasy points per game. The price on FanDuel makes it a lot closer but on DraftKings, he is a core play in all formats.
For Klay, he is coming off two games where his shot volume dropped off the table but was also playing through an illness. With Steph out, he is likely to get back to his old self where he averaged 22 shots a game over his previous 13 while also delivering an average of over 40 fantasy points despite two duds along the way. The Warriors guards have a tougher matchup here against the Thunder but this game has a monster total(237) and these two should get a ton of the shots. I will have exposure in all formats.
The Nets dealt with this season's Kyrie antics quickly as he was traded to Dallas yesterday, not long after requesting an exit from Brooklyn. That leaves the Nets short on bodies once again on Monday and it makes sense to go back to Sumner here as he stepped in on Saturday and looked terrific seeing season-highs in minutes(39), shots(19), points(29), and fantasy output(40). This is a slightly tougher matchup and the game has a lower total but we can't pass up the value, especially on DraftKings, given the projected role he is going to play before the recruits from Dallas show up. Fire up Sumner in all formats as a top PTS/$ value.
Eric Gordon FD - $5500 DK - $5500
Opponent - SAC
Proj Pts FD - 25.35 DK - 28.13
Getting up to a couple of superstars should not be an issue on this slate with an abundance of value. Eric Gordon is another one on my list and while the Rockets aren't going anywhere this season, Gordon still looks motivated and has been playing terrific lately. He has taken 15 or more shots in three straight games while shooting 53% from the field during that stretch while averaging 38 fantasy points per game. The Rockets are at home on Monday in one of five games with a total of 230 or higher and faces a Kings team that is 24th in defensive efficiency and 28th/25th in fantasy points against guards and forwards. Fire up Gordon in all formats.
Josh Green FD - $4600 DK - $4700
Opponent - UTA
Proj Pts FD - 29.03 DK - 30.94
The Mavs were already short bodies coming into tonight with no Luka and now they pulled off a trade with Brooklyn sending Finney-Smith and Dinwiddie in exchange for Kyrie Irving. Irving won't be making his debut until possibly later in the week so that leaves the Mavs turning to others for tonight's game against the Jazz. Josh Green has started two of the last four games taking 12 shots in each of those and while he is rarely going to win you a GPP he has provided a solid 20-point fantasy floor in six straight games. He is under $5K on both sites, should easily get 30+ minutes, and gets a plus matchup against the 25th-ranked defence in Utah. Fire up Green as a PTS/$ value play in cash games tonight.
Giannis Antetokounmpo FD - $12200 DK - $12100
Opponent - POR
Proj Pts FD - 58.52 DK - 62.92
With all the salary we are saving above, we better find some spots to spend up and no better place to start than Giannis who checks every single box tonight. It starts with his insane run as of late as he is coming off a triple-double and has averaged 41.2 points and 15.2 rebounds over his last six game while topping 60 fantasy points in each and averaging over 70! He now leads the Bucks into Portland for a game with the highest total on the slate(239.5) facing a team ranked 27th in defence. Giannis leads out projections tonight and is an elite play in all formats.
Nikola Vucevic FD - $8300 DK - $9100
Opponent - SA
Proj Pts FD - 45.88 DK - 49.23
We have made it this far and have yet to mention the Bulls who have the best matchup on the slate. They face a Spurs team that ranks dead last in defensive efficiency and are also one of just three teams who rank outside the Top 25 in fantasy points against all positions. If there is one player on this team I want to build around in cash it's Vucevic who has been incredibly consistent topping 40 fantasy points in 17 of his last 19 games while is averaging a double-double on 19.4 points and 12.8 rebounds. Elite play in all formats.