Some DFS players like to build a lineup around a superstar, while others prefer to find two or three B+ stars or go with a more well-rounded lineup. Wednesday’s nine games afford us a rare chance to build a team around two superstars playing better than anyone else right now, Anthony Davis and James Harden. Either of them can win an entire DFS matchup on their own, and Wednesday offers enough bargains to start the facial-hair duo. Let’s build a winner.
PF/C Anthony Davis NOP $11.7K vs San Antonio
No one in the NBA is hotter than Anthony Davis right now, which means your DFS lineup starts with a decision on whether you’re playing or fading the Brow. Many users will fade Davis against the Spurs, seeing that little #1 next to opponent rank, but that’s counting Davis as a PF and he’s been playing many of his minutes at center with Boogie hurt, plus the Spurs are missing Pau Gasol. Davis is averaging 42 points and 15 boards over his last six outings while adding 5.5 steals a game in that stretch. He’s scoring a tidy 76.8 fantasy points per game in that stretch. He’s just too hot to fade, and the matchup is better than it looks.
PG/SG James Harden HOU $11.2K vs Los Angeles Clippers
Yes, we’re using two of the three most expensive plays today. The Clippers are coming off a late road game in Denver last night in which they fought all the way back from 19 down, and now they run into a Houston buzz saw on a 13 game win streak. James Harden has scored at least 49 fantasy points in nine straight games, and he’s always a threat to win a game on his own, especially when only Austin Rivers, Milos Teodosic, and Lou Williams stand in his way on defense. Look out.
PG/SG Andrew Harrison MEM $5.7K vs Phoenix
The Grizzlies present excellent value Wednesday night. Memphis will be missing Tyreke Evans, Chandler Parsons, Wayne Selden, and Deyonta Davis, so that leaves a lot of extra minutes and shots for everyone else against a Suns team that’s been the worst defense in the league all season. Andrew Harrison has stepped up of late in Tyreke’s absence, with four 30-point fantasy games in his last six outings. He should be a threat for 20 points and 5 or more assists in a wide open game.
SF/PF JaMychal Green MEM $5.4K vs Phoenix
See everything about Andrew Harrison above, and repeat it again here. The obvious Grizzlies play is Marc Gasol, but don’t forget this is a tanking game when both teams prefer to lose, so Gasol could see his minutes shorted. Harrison and Green will be out there, and Green is coming off one of his biggest games of the season at 21 points and 11 boards. He has three straight double-doubles and should make it four, and there’s some scoring upside there too.
SF/PF Jabari Parker MIL $4.6K vs Detroit
This is just an average matchup, but Parker is coming off his best two games of the season and hasn’t seen a market correction yet. He’s playing close to starter minutes now and has had at least 18 points and 5 boards in each of his last two games, giving Milwaukee a huge scoring punch off the bench. He should do well against the Pistons poor bench.
SF/PF Marvin Williams CHA $3.9K vs Boston
The Hornets may be missing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Cody Zeller, both listed as questionable, so this is a play on a minutes and role increase for Williams. He typically scores around 20 fantasy points a game and matches up well against Boston’s one defensive weakness at the four, so he’s a bargain at this price.
PG/SG Delon Wright TOR $3.9K vs Orlando
It’s tough to know which Raptor to go for in what should be a blowout against the Magic, but we’ll take a shot on Wright. Orlando struggles against guards in particular, and Wright has at least 18 fantasy points in eight of his last nine games, providing consistent value with a high floor for such a low price.
SF/PF P.J. Tucker HOU $3.5K vs Los Angeles Clippers
Any number of end-of-the-bench Rockets look like good options with Ryan Anderson and Brendan Wright out and Clint Capela questionable, so feel free to talk yourself into Nene, Tarik Black, or Luc Mbah a Moute. We’ll go with Tucker as the most consistent of the group, a good threat for double digit points and 20 fantasy points if he can hit a few threes.